Alkaline Water Drops: Expensive, Ineffective, Unproven…
Are you considering alkaline water drops to improve your water and make yourself healthier? You may be surprised to learn that, despite marketing claims, they aren’t very effective. Here are the top 3 reasons to not buy alkaline water drops.
1) Most tap water is already alkaline, you don’t need Alkaline water drops.
If you live in the mountains, or Arizona, Southern California, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina or any other southern state, your tap water is already alkaline. That is because there is an abundance of alkaline trace minerals present in the tap water in those states, like magnesium and calcium, that naturally boost the pH.
Most alkaline water drops are just concentrated minerals so if you’re adding them to your water, you’re not accomplishing anything.
Even if you live in some northern states, like Colorado, where the tap water tends to be more neutral than alkaline, you still don’t need to add drops. There are still plenty of alkaline trace minerals in this water and, quite honestly, you get lots of minerals from your food so having them in your water isn’t so important.
If you have really soft water that’s acidic, you may consider adding minerals to bring up the pH to at least neutral. But using alkaline water drops would be an insanely expensive way to do that.
2) Alkaline water drops are insanely expensive.
A 1.2 ounce bottle of Alkazone or Alkalife alkaline water drops are about $17.00 a bottle. If you add 3-4 drops to an 8 ounce glass of water, that bottle will make about 1600 ounces or 12.5 gallons of water, that comes out to $1.36 per gallon of water! Considering that the average person has to drink 8 ounces of water every hour until they drink about half of their body weight in ounces a day, that’s a very expensive proposition.
I am 260 pounds, I need to drink 130 ounces a day. That means I would need to buy a new bottle of alkaline water drops every 12 days. That’s almost three bottles a month, or $51! Just for drinking water! And it’s not even filtered!
In comparison, a water ionizer makes filtered alkaline, ionized water full of antioxidants for only $.02 cents a liter!
3) Alkaline water drops are unproven science.
Most alkaline water drops will only claim to be concentrated alkaline minerals to raise the pH of your water. But some like to claim that they will also add antioxidants to your water.
The average American has 1.6 sextillion parts of free radicals built up in their cells at any given time. That means it takes something with billions and trillions parts of antioxidants to make any sort of dent in that number and improve your health. I’m sorry, but even if there are some antioxidants in the 3 to 4 drops of solution you add from a bottle of alkaline water drops to your glass of water, there are not billions and trillions of antioxidants in those 3 to 4 drops. It’s impossible.
That’s why, when it comes to published peer reviewed research on alkaline water drops, there just isn’t any. There are hundreds of published studies on electrolyzed or ionized water from a water ionizer showing it helps with indigestion, arthritis, high blood pressure, or any other condition caused or made worse by free radical damage to our cells.
But alkaline water drops do not have any such studies. Some companies will claim that their water is the same as from a water ionizer, but until they can prove it with a published, peer-reviewed study — steer clear!
If not water enhanced with alkaline water drops, what do I drink?
As mentioned a couple times in this article, a water ionizer is a much more solid investment when it comes to getting alkaline water full of antioxidants that’s also filtered to 99.99% purity. A water ionizer is an expensive upfront investment but after that you only have to replace the filters every year or so and, over it’s lifespan, the total cost per liter is only about $.02 cents!
You can go to research websites like www.pubmed.gov and search for electrolyzed water and you’ll find hundreds of published studies. Not only does drinking the alkaline, ionized water from a water ionizer make you healthier, the acidic water can be used to naturally sterilize your home, including your kitchen and bathroom. It is even a wonderful natural astringent for your face, cleaning better than any chemical.
The uses of the acidic, ionized water are worth a water ionizer investment alone. So, instead of spending over $50 a month on alkaline water drops per person, consider a water ionizer for your entire family that will significantly reduce free radical damage in your cells and even keep your home clean and sterile.
To your health,