Why Homemade Alkaline Water Is Dangerous
Some things are fabulous if they’re homemade. Cakes, preserves, noodles, bread…all definitely worth having a go at making in the comfort of your own home.
Alkaline water? Not so much. In fact, it can be downright dangerous to make your own.
The internet has several suggestions for ‘whipping up a batch’ of alkaline water, but it’s not a good idea. First off, think about the water you’re using to make it, before anything else is added.
Is it bottled water, with a double-dose of microplastics? Seriously, the issue with microplastics is yet another reason to avoid bottled water (the other main ones: cost, environmental issues and possible toxic chemicals leaching into the water from the bottle itself).
Maybe you’re using tap water? You might have tap water that’s clean and safe to drink, but with new contaminants and toxins being found in ever-increasing quantities in the source water of millions of American homes, it’s something you should definitely check out on a regular basis.
Water from a water ionizer is filtered so that it’s safe to drink. It’s one of the main reasons that people buy a water ionizer – to protect themselves and their family from the toxic effects of contaminants such as radium and lead.
The Risks of Drinking Salt Water
Next, what are you adding to the water? Most of the online suggestions include salt. Now, it doesn’t matter if your salt is grained, flaked sea salt, or organic pink Himalayan; drinking salted water carries risks.
Depending on your existing health, exercise levels, weight, lifestyle and diet, drinking homemade alkaline water made with salt can possibly lead to dehydration and could disrupt the delicate balance of electrolytes that help to keep you in good health. Doing so might potentially lead to several conditions, including:
- Changes in blood pressure
- Changes to your heartbeat
- Muscle spasms
- Feeling lethargic
In short, anyone considering drinking homemade alkaline water with salt should seek the advice of their doctor first.
Safe, Delicious Alkaline Water from a Water Ionizer
A much easier and safe way to drink alkaline water is to do so from a water ionizer. The taste is infinitely better than tap or bottled water, and you can drink it freely, without worrying about putting an unwelcome strain on your kidney function by drinking salt.
The vital minerals in ionized alkaline water are essential sources of goodness, are naturally occurring and will support your health, rather than putting it at risk.
If you have any questions about the minerals in ionized alkaline water, don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team – we love talking water ionizers!
Have you ever tried to make alkaline water at home? Let us know about your experience in the comments.
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— Alkaline Water (@alkalinewaterus) September 12, 2021