What Are the Best Alkaline Water Uses?
Alkaline water has a wide range of beneficial uses. Here is the best alkaline water to use depending on its intended function.
What Is Alkaline Water?
How “alkaline” or “acidic” something is, is determined by its pH level. The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, 1 being highly acidic and 14 being very alkaline. Most drinking water has a neutral pH of 7. On the other hand, acid water typically has a pH of 6.5 or lower, and alkaline water is anything with a pH of 8 or higher.
Alkaline water contains a high number of minerals. These minerals usually consist of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and other trace elements. Natural sources of alkaline water include water that comes from wells, certain springs, or any water that has picked up organic alkaline minerals from flowing over porous rocks.
Can You Drink Alkaline Water?
Consuming alkaline water is a controversial topic. Some companies claim that alkaline water possesses (1):
- Anti-aging properties
- Colon-cleansing properties
- Immune system support
- Weight-loss properties
Many health professionals do not recommend drinking alkaline water because its claimed benefits are unsupported, and consuming alkaline water has been found to lead to some negative health effects.
Risks of Drinking Alkaline Water
We do not recommend that you drink alkaline water. Despite the claimed positive impact of drinking alkaline water, consumption of or exposure to alkaline water may cause (1):
- Skin irritations
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Muscle twitching
- Hand tremors
- Tingling in the extremities
- Decreased bone health
While we do not recommend drinking alkaline water that has a high pH level, alkaline water has been shown to have a number of other significant uses.
Alkaline Water: The Secret to Cleaning Without Chemicals
Did you know that there is a way to clean without using toxic chemicals? pH plays a significant role in cleaning. The trick is to know what pH level works for the substance you need to clean. Alkaline water is more effective than acidic solutions when cleaning grease and bodily oils from showers, toilets, and the kitchen. It is also great for naturally drawing out dirt from furniture and carpets and for removing stains from clothing and fabrics. Check out the table below for a quick guide on what pH to use when (2)(3):
How Do You Access Alkaline Water?
The best way to have quick, convenient access to the best alkaline water right from the comfort of your home is by investing in an alkaline water machine. The Echo Ultimate™ allows you to choose between four different levels, depending on your intended uses for the alkaline water:
- Level 1: Can be used for drinking; however, alkaline water offers few benefits when it comes to drinking it. For reduced inflammation and oxidative stress, increased cognitive function, and improved gut health, we recommend Echo Antioxidant Water™
- Level 2: Used for washing vegetables and cleaning light oils, particles, and film left behind from oils, products, etc.
- Level 3: Cleaning fats, proteins, and heavy oils
- Level 4: Used for cleaning heavy soils and heavy grease
To learn more about the Echo Ultimate™, visit our website or contact us at 1 (800) 337-7017 to learn more.