How To Alkalize Your Water

The benefits of an alkaline lifestyle come in spades. Not only will you will experience noticeable differences like deeper, more restful sleeps, increased mental alertness and increased energy, but you will also experience latent benefits like better bone health, proper cell functioning, healthy tissues, mitigation of chronic disease (like cancer and diabetes) and improved cardiovascular health. Many of the ailments that affect the current North American population can be linked to acidosis or over acidification in the body. Many of these illnesses can be avoided by maintaining a healthy lifestyle that is full of alkaline foods and drinks, exercise and proper relaxation.

To learn even more about how pH plays a role in your life, read about How Varied pH Levels Affect Your Body.



While it’s true that lemons may be acidic, they are actually alkaline-forming in the body. This can be a confusing notion, so feel free to read pH Levels: The Definitive Guide to Maintaining a Balanced Body to gain an elementary understanding of pH. In brief, lemons are anionic, meaning that as our body processes these juicy yellow fruits, they alkalize within us. For optimal results, slice the lemon thinly and add the slices to a pitcher of water. Let the pitcher sit for a couple of hours so that the water can absorb as much of the mineral and nutritional content of the lemon as possible.

Lemons will not only deliver us alkaline water – they will also provide beneficial minerals like calcium and potassium that will nourish our bones and brains. The high vitamin C content in lemons will also contribute to the health of your immune system and protect your bones from arthritis. The unique flavonoid properties of lemons have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Drinking a large glass of lemon water first thing in the morning can kick-start your metabolism and act as a catalyst for weight loss.

Not only is this an easy and relatively inexpensive way to alkalize your water, it’s also delicious and refreshing. After a long day in the summer sun, nothing is better than a refreshing glass of lemon-flavoured water. Or in the winter, when you need something to warm you up – try adding lemon to warm water! For an extra punch of flavour (and nutritional benefits) try adding sliced ginger.

Baking soda

You didn’t think baking soda was only good for cookies and muffins did you? Turns out the ingredient you find in most baked goods also has incredibly alkalizing properties. Simply add a small teaspoon of this white powder to your glass and stir. Once it has dissolved, your water is ready to drink – but be careful, this is not for the faint of heart. This water mixture has a strong taste and it may take some time to get used to.

Not only is this a very alkalizing beverage, it also provides a solution for those suffering from indigestion and heart burn. Remember when we mentioned that heart burn was a sign of an acid build up in the body? It’s no wonder then that this alkaline drink can counteract the negative effects of heart burn.

While this drink has many nutritional benefits, it is important to remember that consuming water with baking soda in it will increase your intake of sodium. Those suffering from diabetes, kidney problems or other serious health issues should consult a physician before adding baking soda water to their day-to-day regimen.

At Santevia Water Systems our mission is to provide clean, affordable and alkaline drinking water to your household. Our team of chemists and engineers work diligently to provide you with the best products available today. Check us out online!

pH drops

pH drops contain highly concentrated alkaline minerals that will have an alkalizing effect on the source water. Simply add the recommended number of drops to your bottle or glass, shake it or stir, and the alkaline water should be ready to consume. The result will be alkaline water with a high content of minerals like calcium, magnesium, and more – depending on the brand of pH drops you purchase.

pH drops can easily be found online or in stores for purchase, however they can be pricey and not the most eco-friendly option for alkaline water.

Alkaline Pitcher

Unlike the previous options on this list, the Santevia Alkaline Water Pitcher does not involve shaking, stirring or slicing. This Alkaline Pitcher will add necessary minerals back into your tap water like calcium and magnesium. These essential trace minerals will help your body neutralize the acidity it gains in a typical day, and they will also replenish your body’s mineral reserves.

Not only does the Santevia Alkaline Water Pitcher raise the pH of the water, making it alkaline, it also removes harmful toxins by filtering your water. Santevia’s filtration products remove harmful contaminants from your drinking water including heavy metals and chlorine. The Alkaline Pitcher can also boost your immune system by supporting your body’s disease-fighting efforts with necessary nutrients and minerals. It will aid in digestion and weight control by assisting in transporting nutrients around your body and supporting healthy weight maintenance. Finally, the Alkaline Pitcher will restore your body’s alkaline balance by helping to neutralize acidity, resulting in your body reaching its natural pH level for optimal body function and performance.

The Alkaline Pitcher Filter contains Granulated Activated Carbon, Ion Exchange Resin, Energy minerals, Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) minerals, and natural minerals. The Activated Carbon level of the filter will reduce chlorine, chloramines, heavy metals and many other contaminants. The Ion Exchange Resin reduces the harmful dissolved solids such as lead, mercury, copper and cadmium.The Energy minerals will naturally make the water slightly more alkaline, it has anti-bacterial and deodorizing qualities, giving your water a fresh taste. The ORP minerals will add trace alkalizing minerals like calcium and magnesium that will naturally raise the pH of the water. Finally, the natural minerals will add much-needed calcium to create balanced, alkaline water that will replenish your body’s mineral stores.

Each filter produces 1,250 8oz glasses – DOUBLE the amount of most pitcher filters. The Santevia Alkaline Pitcher is as good an investment for your wallet as it is for your health. You can finally stop spending money on expensive alkaline water bottles or filters that have a short lifespan. The Alkaline Pitcher can hold nine eight-ounce glasses of water, and it only takes 90 seconds for water to filter – you will never have to wait more than a few minutes for a glass of alkaline water.

It’s a great choice for the environment too; one pitcher eliminates over 3,600 single-use plastic bottles every year!

At Santevia Water Systems our mission is to provide clean, affordable and alkaline drinking water to your household. Our team of chemists and engineers work diligently to provide you with the best products available today. Check us out online!

Gravity Water System

The Santevia Gravity Water System with fluoride filtration offers our most extensive job of filtration. With nine unique stages of filtration and mineralization, you can be sure you’re getting the best water for your health. Santevia’s Gravity Water System will reduce the following contaminants:

- Pharmaceuticals: Tap water supplies have shown levels of prescription drugs including hormones, antibiotics and more.

- Chlorine By-products: Though chlorine is a useful disinfectant, its resulting effects can lead to illness, disease and the poor taste associated with tap water.

- Bacteria: As resistance develops, bacteria can surpass residential filtration systems and be found in city water supplies.

- Heavy Metals: Plumbing can contain lead and other metals that enter your tap water before being consumed.

The nine stages of filtration are as follows, each contributing to clean, mineralized, and alkaline water:

Stage 1: Ceramic Pre-filter
0.3 micron pore size. Filters rust, sediments, bacteria, parasites and microplastics.

Stage 2: NSF Certified Activated Alumina (Fluoride Reduction)
Reduces fluoride up to 100%.

Stage 3: NSF Certified Granular Activated Coconut Carbon
Reduces chlorine, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, tri-halomethanes, heavy metals, organic chemicals, particulates, odours and tastes.

Stage 4: Kinetic Degradation Fluxion (KDF)
Reduces chlorine, inhibits growth of bacteria and mold, and neutralizes heavy metals.

Stage 5: pH Mineral Balls
Increases pH, adds calcium, magnesium and other beneficial trace minerals.

Stage 6: Mineral Stone Infusion
Porous Maifan stones help oxygenate the water, add dissolved minerals and restore alkalinity.

Stage 7: Natural Silica Sand
Acts as a second filter and polishes the water, initiating optimal pH balance.

Stage 8: Mineral Stones
Energy Balls: Assist in stabilizing pH and break down large clusters of water molecules for better absorption.
Maifan Stones: Add calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and other trace minerals. Help maintain pH balance after filtering.

Stage 9: Magnetic Energizer
Aligned magnets activate, realign, and energize water molecules for greater absorption.

The Santevia Alkaline Gravity Water System restores your tap water to a clean, great-tasting, mineralized and alkalized state, using the power of gravity alone – no chemicals, artificial materials, water pressure or electricity. Every drop drips through a system of natural filters which clean and infuse your water with earth-derived minerals. The result is great-tasting water which helps keep you healthy and hydrated.

The Gravity Water System is available in two different models: The stand-alone Countertop Model or Dispenser Mounted Model. Both models can hold 10 litres in the lower tank, ensuring that you will almost always have access to clean, mineralized and alkaline water.

Power Stick

Santevia’s Power Water Stick is perfect for anyone who is looking for mineralized, alkaline water on the go. The best part? It also filters chlorine – meaning that you have access to clean water throughout your entire day. With the Made in Canada Power Stick, you will have access to clean, mineralized, alkaline water from your tap at home, the office, yoga studio, gym or outdoor water fountains.

Simply activate the Power Stick by submerging it into your bottle or glass. Shake or stir for 30 seconds, and water will reach its optimal pH and chlorine reduction within 3-5 minutes.

The Santevia Power Stick is a masterpiece of unpressurized filtration technology. Water filtered through it meets or exceeds NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for chlorine reduction, taste and odour. The Power Stick lasts 3 months, so you will save hundreds of dollars by using this on-the-go product instead of purchasing bottled water.

The Bottom Line

There are many different ways to create alkaline water, however some of them can really put a strain on your wallet and take a lot of time to create. Santevia is dedicated to providing clean, mineralized and alkaline water with little effort and at an affordable price. Whether you want a high level of filtration like the Gravity Water System, or you are looking for an on-the-go product like a Power Stick; Santevia has the perfect solution for you. Visit our website to browse our whole line of products.

At Santevia Water Systems our mission is to provide clean, affordable and alkaline drinking water to your household. Our team of chemists and engineers work diligently to provide you with the best products available today. Check us out online!

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