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The pH of an aqueous solution refers to the level of acidity or alkalinity. The pH of the water supply in the greater York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg can a directly effect not only your appliances and plumbing, but the quality of your drinking water.
There have been a number of blogs, articles and companies that have discussed the benefits of drinking alkaline water. It has been suggested in fact to improve the pH within the body, encouraging toxins to be expelled.
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Because alkaline water has a higher pH level than plain tap water, proponents believe that it can neutralize acid in your bloodstream, boost your metabolism and help your body absorb nutrients more effectively. Some even assert that alkaline water can help prevent disease and slow down the aging process. However, clinical medical research has not been able to validate these benefits yet.
Some past studies suggest that alkaline water may help slow bone loss, but further investigation is still needed to determine if this influences overall bone mineral density and if the benefit is actually maintained over the long term.
The pH level of all water varies dependent on the source for that water. Natural water from a spring typically has a pH that is acidic; this is particularly true in South Central PA. Advocates of alkaline water believe that drinking water that is alkaline will help neutralize acid in the bloodstream, leading to increased oxygen levels as well as increased energy and metabolism.
4. ALKALIZING YOUR BODY’S pH
5. ENHANCING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Alkaline water is believed by some to have antioxidant properties counteracting free radicals. These free radicals can cause pre-mature aging and other types of conditions.
Advocates believe that Alkaline water will help cleanse the organs; particularly the colon and make people less susceptible to stomach viruses, flu’s, colds, and other illnesses that are fairly common.
Physical Appearance Benefits
Alkaline water is believed to rejuvenate the skin and keeps it hydrated by aiding the skin in replacing tissues as well contributing to its elasticity, detoxifying it and causing it to look smoother and leading to fewer breakouts.
Joint Health Benefits
Alkaline water is believed by some to also lubricate muscles and joints. This helps those who are prone to sprains or who may suffer from arthritis.
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Since alkaline water has a pH level that is higher than tap water, there are many consumers who assert that these properties are anecdotally accurate. However this is not the opinion of the physicians and researchers. They have not been able to verify or reproduce any of these claims in the lab or other medical setting.
Generally, ground water systems have a pH of between 6 and 8.5, while surface water systems are between 6.5 and 8.5. While this may seem trivial, pH level can have a significant effect on the potential corrosiveness of your water supply which is a REAL issue in York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg. Pure water has a pH of 7, however when exposed to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it falls generally to 5.2. Generally a low pH water may be soft, corrosive or acidic. This could leach out metal ions including copper, iron, lead, zinc and manganese from the piping, plumbing features and aquifer. This could ALSO increase the presence of toxic metals within the water supply and cause premature damage to the pipe work within the home. This type of water is also associated with a number of other issues such as metallic taste and staining of laundry or bathroom fixtures.
If you are concerned about marks or staining on your bathroom fixtures, drains or laundry, it is possible that your water supply is not at an optimum pH. If you are experiencing this, it is a good idea to ensure that the pH of your water supply is tested and you may need to consider some form of water treatment such as reverse osmosis to negate any potential harmful effects.
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