Alkalinity Of Water: Is It Good To Drink So Basic?

Tami Bulmash
Body Wisdom
Published in
6 min readApr 10, 2023

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Like breathing air, drinking water is necessary for life. All living beings depend on water for survival, with the average person unable to go for more than three days without it. Water can be found in almost everything — it makes up the majority of the Earth’s surface and most of our bodies. It’s no wonder why keeping it both clean and accessible is vital to our continued survival.

Water is elemental

A universal solvent replete with nutrients and other chemical substances, water is found in all life forms. It carries essential minerals from all over the world, on the ground, and into our bodies.

Since water is as dynamic as it is resourceful, its properties change as it moves across the planet. For instance, when water flows through streams and passes over rocks it collects alkalizing minerals like calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. As these minerals combine with water, they change its pH balance.

The pH, or potential of hydrogen, is a measurement of the acidity or basicity of water. The scale ranges from zero to 14, with seven indicating neutrality — which is the pH of pure water. A pH below seven indicates acidity, and a pH above seven shows basicity.

Acidic pH has been found in water rich in heavy metals. There are greater toxic…

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Tami Bulmash
Body Wisdom

I write and teach about the mind-body connection and its relationship to health and well-being. More at https://www.bodyandposture.com/