To stay hydrated, reach for a bottle of alkaline water. Your body will thank you
Mineral water. Filtered water. Glacier water. Purified water. Infused water. Sparkling water. Distilled water. You know you should be drinking more H20, but with all the different types of water on the market – each touting all different types of nutritional benefits – it’s hard to know which to choose.
Staying hydrated with any type of water offers numerous health benefits, including higher energy levels, better weight management and better brain function.
But to take your hydration to the next level, alkaline water may be the smartest choice. Here’s why:
What’s in it
Alkaline water has a higher pH level than that of plain tap water (usually a pH of 8 or 9 versus 7 for tap) and contains alkaline minerals and negative oxidation reduction potential. What does that mean, exactly? Proponents say water with a higher pH may help neutralize acid in the body, help defy the aging process and even guard against certain health challenges. And a negative oxidation reduction potential means the water has antioxidant properties as well.
Alkaline water is thought to be helpful for athletes because (in addition to regular hydration) it can neutralize the build-up of lactic acid in their blood and aid in recovery. One recent study revealed that it can be helpful in easing acid reflux issues. In addition, many health experts tout alkaline water for its age-defying properties, immune system support, skin health and other detoxifying properties.
How much, how often?
Are you already drinking the eight glasses or more of water per day recommended by the National Academy of Medicine? Congratulations! Transition slowly by mixing up your alkaline water intake with regular water while you get used to the changes to your body’s pH levels. If you’re not regularly drinking at least eight glasses of water, work your way up to that amount by setting reminders for yourself and using tricks, like getting into a routine of drinking a full glass of water before every meal.
Thirsty? Grab a bottle of THRIVE2O, Le-Vel Brand’s premium approach to daily hydration. Unlike other pH waters, THRIVE2O does not use harsh chemicals to achieve its fusion alkaline water. Instead, a four-step process is used to achieve a 9.75 pH water rating and premium electrolytes for optimal hydration effectiveness are added. Another bonus: Every item associated with THRIVE2O – including the bottle, cap, shrink-wrap and shipping boxes – is manufactured using 100 percent pre-recycled materials. Simply put, it’s functional water at its best.