What are Alkaline water benefits and possible side effects?

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Lisa asked 9 months ago

Possible Benefits:

Alkaline ionized water may have benefits for people who have high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.  Also health benefits may include:

Anti-aging properties (via liquid antioxidants that absorb more quickly into the human body) , colon-cleansing properties immune system support hydration, skin health, and other detoxifying properties weight loss cancer resistance

Possible side effects and risks of alkaline water:
Some examples of negative side effects include the lowering of natural stomach acidity, which helps kill bacteria and expel other undesirable pathogens from entering your bloodstream. Additionally, an overall excess of alkalinity in the body may cause gastrointestinal issues and skin irritations. Too much alkalinity may also agitate the body’s normal pH, leading to metabolic alkalosis, a condition that may produce the following symptoms:

Nausea, vomiting, hand tremors, muscle twitching, tingling in the extremities or face confusion

Alkalosis can also cause a decrease in free calcium in the body, which can affect bone health. However, the most common cause of hypocalcemia isn’t from drinking alkaline water, but from having an underactive parathyroid gland.

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