FACTS & FAQ
What is Alkalinity & pH?
Alkalinity refers to the capacity of water to neutralise an acid. pH is a measurement scale from 0 – 14 that expresses the acidity or alkalinity of water. pH 7 is neutral with lower values more acidic and higher values more alkaline. Most bottled waters have a pH factor of 7.0 where as alkaline water, which is also called ionised water (if it has been processed), generally has a pH between 7 and 9.5.
PH8 Water has a pH of 8.3 from the source.
What is the difference between natural alkaline water and artificial alkaline water?
Alkaline Water comes in 2 different forms, natural alkaline water and artificially produced alkaline water.
Natural alkaline water is naturally alkaline from the source. This occurs because water passes through rocks in the earth and inherits minerals. PH8 Water obtains its natural alkalinity and essential (natural) mineral content while filtering through the black limestone.
Artificial alkaline water is produced when neutral or tap water is made alkaline by a process called electrolysis. Artificially produced alkaline water does not contain naturally occurring minerals, however, some companies will add in selected minerals. Other bottled water companies will try to mislead customers by marketing their products as ‘natural’ despite using water ionizers.
Why should I drink PH8 Natural Alkaline Water?
> 100% Pure & Natural
PH8 Natural Alkaline Water is 100% natural. Nothing needs to be added or removed from the water. Other bottled spring waters will need to remove unfavourable elements via complex filtration systems, reverse osmosis and/ or UV heat treatment which also removes ‘good’ elements in the water.
> Filtered through Limestone
Millions of years ago the Yorke Peninsula was covered by the ocean that has left the land rich in limestone. An annual rainfall of 560mm filters through 38 meters of dense limestone and resides in 30 meter layer of sand similar to beach sand. It’s thought to take between 12 – 14 months for the rainwater to seep through the limestone which gives PH8 Natural Alkaline its essential trace minerals and smooth taste.
> Naturally Alkalinity from the Source
Water with a low pH and deficient in minerals is often described as dead water, lacking the ability to aid the blood to neutralise acids in the body and replenish electrolyte minerals. Unlike most alkaline water companies, PH8 Natural Alkaline WAter is not artificially manufactured by machines. Natural alkalinity helps maintain the blood’s pH level and reducing acidity in the body. Due to factors such as diet and stress, most human bodies are overly acidic which over time can lead to many health concerns.
> Faster Hydration
PH8 Natural Alkaline Water with it’s alkaline pH of 8.3 and high soluble micro cluster properties is the best way to re-hydrate, while building up the bodies reserves of alkaline and electrolyte minerals. Water molecules come in clusters rather than single molecules. Tap water has very large clusters (10 to 13 molecules per cluster). Alkaline water forms ‘Micro clusters’ (5 to 6 molecules per cluster). The smaller cluster size gives the water excellent hydrating properties and high solubility. The Alkaline Micro Cluster Water acts as a powerful anti oxidant, improving immune functions and general health.
> Contains Electrolyte Minerals & Antioxidants
Potassium is critical in maintaining proper electrolyte levels. Potassium plays a fundamental role in cellular exchanges. Potassium deficiency may lead to poor energy, lack of strength as well as cramping. It is also an important for maintaining the pH balance.
Magnesium is known for its calming effect on our nervous system, as well as its stimulating effect on the immune system. It is vital in assisting in calcium and potassium uptake. A deficiency interferes with the transmission of nerve and muscle impulses, causing irritability and nervousness. Magnesium is also a crucial element in maintaining proper pH balance.
Sodium is the major positive ion in fluid outside of cells. Sodium regulates the total amount of water in the body and the transmission of sodium into and out of individual cells also plays a role in critical body functions. Many processes in the body, especially in the brain, nervous system, and muscles, require electrical signals for communication. The movement of sodium is critical in generation of these electrical signals.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and about 99% of the body’s calcium is found in our bones. Calcium deficiency may ultimately lead to acidification as well as osteoporosis, which thins and weakens bones making them frail.
Bicarbonate is an important buffer for maintaining the pH balance in the blood.
> Contains Silica & Selenium
Selenium supports immune function and neutralizes certain poisonous substances such as cadmium, mercury, and arsenic that may be ingested or inhaled. Selenium also acts as an antioxidant against free radicals that damage our DNA.
Silica is critical for healthy organ, connective tissues, bone and cartilage. Some of the benefits of Silica is improved skin, strengthen teeth, gums, hair and nails.
What is the Analysis of PH8 Natural Alkaline Water?
Bicarbonate 322 mg/L
Selenium .0006 mg/L
Silica 11 mg/L
Calcium 72.5 mg/L
Magnesium 23.1 mg/L
Potassium 3.26 mg/L
Sodium 98.7 mg/L