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Why Should I Drink Alkaline Water?
All chemical processes have an ideal pH at which they are most efficient between 0-14. An acid pH is below 7, 7 is neutral and above 7 is alkaline. The human body functions best with an internal chemistry being slightly alkaline – a pH of 7.0 to 8.0. Your blood must maintain a pH of 7.4. If the blood pH falls below 7.2, you die. Cells die at about 3.5 pH and are in disease when below 7.0.
7 = Neutral 7.4 = Blood pH
Your body does not manufacture alkaline but, in fact, produces acid as a by-product of normal metabolism. Considering this, plus many other factors like stress that contribute to an acid pH, is why you must supply a higher amount of alkaline from food and water sources to keep a healthy balance.