Property 2. Water Alkanity (pH)
The pH scale measures the acid-content (i.e., the number of H+ hydrogen ions) of a given substance. The value of pH can range from O to 14. As pH increases from 7 to 14, alkalinity increases (the liquid contains more alkaline hydroxyl and less hydrogen ions). As pH decreases from 7 to 0, acidity increases (the liquid contains more hydrogen and fewer hydroxyl ions).
The fluids of the body (the blood, cerebrospinal fluid, lymph, intercellular fluid, etc) have a weak alkalinity, except for the stomach, skin and the female vagina, which are naturally acidic. Blood parameters are especially important. The body can only function normally when the blood has low-level alkalinity (7.35-7.45), and even the slightest deviation from this range can be very dangerous.
The pH of bodily fluids changes and decreases (acidifies) due to negative environmental factors. In order to neutralize these acidifying effects, the body must be provided with a sufficient amount of alkalis.
Apart from hydroxyl ions, ionized alkaline water also contains easily absorbable alkaline metal (calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium) ions necessary for neutralizing acidic waste. Thus daily consumption of alkaline water provides the body with a cocktail of alkaline ions, that it needs in order to maintain the alkali-acidic balance of its fluids.