How Alkaline Water Can Improve Your Health
Reduced Gastric Reflux
Improved Metabolic Acidosis
Alkaline water may also help improve symptoms of metabolic acidosis, which occurs when there is too much acid in body fluids. Possible causes of metabolic acidosis include uncontrolled type 1 diabetes, severe diarrhea, high-intensity exercise, liver failure, certain medications, alcohol, cancer, heart failure, anemia, kidney disease, seizures and severe dehydration, according to MedlinePlus. A study published in 2009 in Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis reports that ionized alkaline water helps manage metabolic acidosis in animals, and could also be effective in humans.
Potential Effects on Bone Health
Other Possible Benefits
Drinking alkaline water and following alkaline diets to decrease acidity has the potential for other possible health benefits, but more research is needed to know for sure. The 2012 review in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health reports that alkaline diets may increase growth hormone, preserve muscle mass in older adults — and improve body composition, cognition and heart health.