Disclaimer: Please read. This is an article put out by a company I like. I do not claim to be a doctor or physician and, as far as I know, neither do they. Please do your own research on this subject, because I've discovered there are as many opinions as there are types of bottle water out there. Thanks, Neva.
How healthy is the bottled water you buy and how do you know which ones are best for your health?
I am a big proponent of filtered water and alkaline water, in particular. It can be very confusing, however, to choose between the dozens and dozens of types of bottled water out there. I got this email from Jim, over at Good Health Supplements, and he breaks it down easily by ph level.
The body functions best with a slightly alkaline ph level and cannot stay healthy in an overly-acid environment. Where does your favorite bottle water rank on the ph level scale below?
Content below, copyright Good Health Supplements:
For those of you who are die-hard bottle water drinkers, I offer the following list of popular brands of bottled waters and their pH range. Keep in mind that a pH of 8 and above is the only range that is beneficial to your good health:
Water with a pH of 4. Penta Water, Distilled Water, Purified Water, Aquafina (made by Pepsi), Dasani (made by Coke), Glaceau Fruit Water, Le Blue Water, Metro Mint Water, Pellegrino (made by Nestle), Perrier (made by Nestle), Smart Water, and Vitamin Water.
Water with a pH of 4.5. Reverse Osmosis Water and Ice Age Glacial Water.
Water with a pH of 5. Appalachian Springs Water and Poland Springs Water (made by Nestle)
Water with a pH of 5.5. Crystal Springs Water, Dannon Spring Water, Pure American Water.
All of the above bottled waters have an acidic ph, which does not support health waters
Water with a pH of 7. Arrowhead Water, Crystal Geyser Water, Deep Park Water (made by Nestle), Eldorado Springs Water, Supermarket Spring Water.
Water with a pH of 7.5. Biota water, Fiji Water, Whole Foods 365 Water, Zephyrhills Water (made by Nestle)
Water with a pH of 7.9. Eden Springs Water.
Water with a pH of 8. Deep Rock Water, Evamore Water.
Water with a pH of 10 Filtered Ionized Alkaline Water you make with your own Water Ionizer.
Cost: Less then 2 cents a day for all the water you can drink, high antioxidant, high alkaline and micro-clustered water for more available oxygen for energy.
Improve health, lose weight, and have more energy. Improve the environment as less then 10% of plastic water bottles make it to recycling.
Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor if on prescription medications as these may create different effects with alkaline water. Also, I personally use half and half, half alkaline water and half purified water. Be wise with your health and check with doctor if on any medications or if you have any kidney issues.
I'm not familar with Melwood Springs water....I would suspect they would give correct ph levels rather than risk litigation for misrepresentation. I'm surprised I've never seen this type of water since I live in Alabama, very close to Georgia line. Is it good water? I mean, do you like the taste?
Are you a physician? Are you aware of the problems you can cause by acidifying or alkalizing your urine if you actually drink enough fluids with altered pH?
Your statement regarding the inability of the body to remain healthy if you intake acidic fluids....You should be careful what you say. The simplest of all problems, kidney stones, are highly affected by the pH of Urine. Certain stones form when you have acidic urine and certain types form in alkaline urine. Then there is also the issue of medication. Generally speaking, most medications tend to be weak acids which again mean they are affected by Urine pH if the medication is cleared renally.
I'm not trying to be disrespectful but you should add some disclaimers to your comments because you never know who will follow or misunderstand the statements you or anyone else makes on non-accreditted website/pages. FYI S. Pellegrino water also falls in the pH 7.7 category.
Thanks for your comments and questions. No, I am not a physician and would not presume to answer for one. Every page on my website has a note at the bottom saying, hey, check with your doctor before adding anything new to your regimen. As you say, and rightly so, anyone on prescription meds is probably already taxing their kidneys and/or liver so alkaline water might be something they'd need to ask their doctor about. I don't know that this requires a disclaimer as Good Health Supplements are not telling people to drink all the alkaline water they can get their hands on in this article, at least not the way I read it. The information is intended to be educational, outlining the ph of different waters and suggesting that a slightly alkaline ph water could be beneficial. I personally believe this.Taking too much of anything, even natural, can be dangerous and some things can be dangerous even at low dosages if you have certain conditions. I personally drink about half and half - half alkaline water and half water that I've purified with a Pur filter. I definitely feel better drinking alkaline water. I appreciate your comments and will add a disclaimer for those who, like you, feel there should be one there.
ps. Thanks again for the post. In looking over my pages specific to alkaline water, I realized I did not have the check with doctor note on each page, though I had similar type cautions. Am adding that now. Thanks for helping me notice this missing wording on some of the pages at www.askahealer.com
ps. I just discovered something I've been looking for, for decades. Finally, a portable water filter pitcher that filters out both fluoride and chlorine, as well as bacteria, viruses and cysts. Then, I use Body Booster to create alkaline water after filtration. I drink about 2/3 non-alkalinized these days because I'm eating a lot more veggies and alkaline foods, and I alkalinize about 1/3 of my water. If you are interested in filtration products that filter fluoride and chlorine, visit Friends of Water website.
What do you mean when you say "Keep in mind that a pH of 8 and above is the only range that is beneficial to your good health"
So you are saying that only alkaline waters are beneficial to health..so I should only drink water with a ph level of 8 or above? I am so confused about water and the whole acidic/alkaline thing!!! help!!!
I just purchased a alkaline bottled water that says it has a pH level of 9.5. I tested it with two different pH strips. One pH test strip was specifically for water testing and the other pH test strip was for urine and saliva. Both test strips gave me a pH reading of 6. Nowhere near 9.5. What am I to think? Are they lying?
Great article one of the best on PH water. You should try Cerebellum H2O great water with a natural PH of 7.9 lookthem up on facebook or youtube Cerebellum H2O http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfbnfv8Eqx8
Slu: I hadn't heard of Cerebellum H2O. Watched the video you referenced and it really turned me off, personally. I don't really care if it was the official water of some event. I wanta know about the water. I checked another video and it showed some beautiful scenes and etc, but I never got to what makes this special. If you have more info, it would be cool to post it.
ps on the TDS (total dissolved solids) I am not sure but it appears that maybe 10 would be low to be healthy. Might wanta do some research. Sorry, I'm not up on that. I would not store water in plastic because so many plastics leach toxins into the water over time. I'd use glass or make sure to buy non-leaching plastic. Believe me, if it's really non-leaching, it will say so on the label.
Irish2324, no, I had not heard of crystal hydration. I'm getting a wonderful education from this article, with everyone's questions. Thanks! In reading up on the idea a little bit, it sounds like a hydrated crystal is one that has gone thru a process that traps water molecules inside the crystalline structure of some other compound. However, in the case of the skin care product named Crystal Hydration, it refers to the source of the water used. They are saying that, because the ice is frozen in crystal form when they take it from their source in the Rocky Mountains, it somehow creates a more hydrating skin spray. Not sure why that would be but they do report that the water at their source is free of acid rain, nuclear fallout, radiation and pollutants. Pretty tall claim.
hmmm, just got a message from someone who said they tested two different kinds of bottled water and both had ph level of 10. I found this page on ph levels of a wide range of waters. Only one, on the entire page, went that high. I'd wonder if the ph strips were testing right....anyway, here's a list of ph levels in a lot of popular bottled waters. http://phconnection.com/Bottled_Water_pH_List.html