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Importance of Hydration and Alkaline WaterDrinking water and eating fruits and vegetables that contain large amounts of water is good for your body, but did you know that alkaline water has even more benefits than tap water or spring water?

Hydration Importance

Water hydrates the body, promotes the health and growth of red blood cells, lowers exercise heart rate, helps with hormone distribution and helps rid the body of toxins. Additionally, it can help prevent headaches and increase energy levels.

When individuals are dehydrated, they can feel sluggish, have random body aches and experience moderate to severe headaches. Athletes and avid exercisers and runners that do not drink enough water are susceptible to overheating, experiencing a sudden loss of energy, headaches, muscle cramps and nausea.

Benefits of Alkaline Water

Doctors and nutritionists have long touted the importance of tap water, but alkaline water can provide additional benefits over tap water, including better digestion, more energy, better cellular oxygenation and a better functioning immune system. Plus, certain bacteria and viruses cannot thrive in an alkaline environment, which means you will be less susceptible to contracting illnesses.

While tap water can contain various harmful chemicals, including fluoride, chlorine bleach and trace amounts of prescription drugs, alkaline water does not contain any harmful chemicals or trace amounts of prescription drugs and has been specially filtered using electrolysis to increase the water’s alkaline status and to break down the water into smaller molecules so that they are more readily absorbed by the cells.

To understand how alkaline water works in the body, it is important to understand cell function. Every cell has what are called aquaporins. These are essentially water channels that facilitate the distribution of water throughout the cells in the body and the release of toxins. The absorption “port” in the aquaporin is six molecules wide. Normal tap water contains roughly 20 molecules, so it is significantly larger than the aquaporin port. When normal tap water is put through the electrolysis process, it is broken down into molecules that are small enough to fit through the aquaporin “port” without the need for the body to break it down any further. The electrolysis process also turns the water into a highly effective antioxidant drink.

Kangen Water

Here at Advanced Back & Neck care Center, we have recently started carrying Kangen Water, which is a water system that both filters the water for harmful contaminates and ionizes the water. The machine is hooked up to a tap and plugged into a wall outlet. When the tap is turned on, the water flows through the traditional filters then down onto a series of mildly electrically charged plates. The water is then separated into acid and alkaline water. The water that goes into your cup, is alkaline and a good source of antioxidants. Many individuals who drink Kangen Water report having more energy, fewer headaches and better overall health.

To learn more about alkaline water and the Kangen Water filtration machine, please call our office at 860-448-2225.