Your body works hard to maintain a healthy balance between acid (lower on the pH scale) and alkaline (higher on the pH scale), helping your systems operate efficiently. When there is an imbalance due to stress, lack of sleep, and over consumption of acidic foods (such as sugar, processed foods and alcohol) your body has to work harder to maintain its optimal pH level. How? By reaching for the alkalizing minerals it needs to counter the higher levels of acid. Unfortunately, these minerals are leached from your bones, organs and tissues. This depletion of resources, combined with the fact that viruses, fungus, yeast and bacteria thrive in acidic environments, opens the door to imbalance and disease in the body.
Many people are choosing to consume more alkaline foods and drinks to help their bodies maintain a healthy pH balance. In fact, the World Health Organization recommends consuming mineralized water for the maintenance of optimal health.
Alkaline Water for the Whole Family
Consuming alkaline water is a healthy choice for the entire family. No matter what our age our bodies need essential, alkalizing minerals for development and the maintaining of optimized health.
During childhood, we are in the prime developmental years and our bodies require plenty of minerals in order to support healthy growth. Water treatment plants strip our drinking water of these essential minerals which can lead to higher risks of mineral deficiency. Calcium and magnesium are vital for the development of our teeth, bones, muscles and nervous system. A lack of these minerals can lead to issues of stunted growth and higher rates of bone fractures. Trace minerals are crucial for brain development. Mineral deficiency during childhood can impact normal brain development, as well as proper neuropsychological functioning. In order to support the healthy growth of children provide them with a balanced diet, and plenty of mineralized and alkaline water.
Eating and drinking alkaline foods and water is not only one of the best things you can do for you and your baby's health, but also a great way to alleviate some of the side effects that are part of the wonderful experience. From morning sickness and heartburn, to swollen feet and pregnancy brain, these unpleasant side effects can result from increased bodial acidity and dehydration. Research shows that an expectant mom’s body pH will drop towards acidic during pregnancy and there is higher risk of dehydration. Drinking Santevia mineralized and alkaline water before, during and after pregnancy will optimize the mother's body, preparing it to deal with all of the change.
As We Age
Alkalizing minerals are just as important during our later years as well. As we age, our bodies begin to wear and become less efficient at absorbing calcium and other essential minerals. This places us at a high risk for calcium deficiency and increased susceptibility to disease caused by bone and muscle deterioration such as osteoporosis. Acidosis of the body furthers our chances of developing osteoporosis as essential minerals are leached from our bones to help our body maintain its optimal pH. To maintain a healthy, strong body as we age we must nourish our body with alkaline water and the essential minerals it contains.
Alkaline Water for Fitness
Alkaline water is a popular choice for bodybuilders, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts due to its ability to help your body sustain physical activity for longer periods of time at higher workloads. How? During training, your body produces lactate, and works hard to clear it. When lactate production exceeds your ability to clear it ( your Anaerobic Threshold) your energy production becomes dominated by your anaerobic systems. An alkaline environment in the body increases your ability to clear lactate, thereby increasing your Anaerobic Threshold, and letting you workout longer and harder.