With a pH level over 7, alkaline water helps neutralize acid in the bloodstream, which leads to increased oxygen levels and improves energy and metabolism. Implementing these pH balance and antioxidant properties (anti-aging and anti-disease) can help cleanse the colon, rejuvenate the skin, and also assist in lubricating muscles and joints. Hydrating with a little bit of alkaline water between meals each day can potentially reduce body fat, improve fatigue, support the immune system, and achieve better overall health.
There is one precaution, you don’t want to drink alkaline water with meals. The higher pH level reduces pepsin, an enzyme involved in breaking down food proteins. However, this reduction in pepsin is considered a benefit between meals as pepsin can be a cause of acid reflux.