The Power of h2o: Drink Alkaline, Increase Mental Alertness.

Most health-conscious individuals are aware that staying well hydrated is important for the body’s health. But did you know that hydration is also critical to brain function? Research has shown that dehydration has a number of negative neurological and psychological effects. That’s one more reason to make proper hydration a daily priority.

I wanted to share something that I find of incredible importance that only people really understand- Alkaline water and go into depth about what it is, why we need it, how it enhances your performance, biochemistry and The reason I want to focus on alkaline water is there is a lot of buzz around “acidosis” and “alkaline” however not people are actually aware of what either of those terms . So before I head into that topic I want to point out first of all that 75% of the earth is made up of water, 76% of our brain is water, the lungs have 83% water, 75% of our muscles are made up of water and 25% of our bones are made up of water and your body is made up of 60% water. So how important water is however what do we actually know about it and how good it is for us? 

The first thing we need to understand is the ph scale. Scientists use something called a pH scale to measure how acidic or basic a liquid is. is a number from 0 to 14. From 0 to 7 are acids, with 0 being the strongest. From 7 to 14 are bases with 14 being the strongest base. If a liquid has a pH of 7, it's neutral. To be precise, alkaline water or water that has been "alkalized" refers to water with a higher pH than tap water. Alkaline water typically has a pH greater than that of tap water. Water is alkalized through an agent - calcium or magnesium for instance - bringing its pH up to 8 or 8.5. 

Unfortunately, we are bombarded with acids every day. Those come from dairy and animal proteins, junk foods with chemical, sugar and white flour—and possibly worst of all, soft drinks. Coffee and tea, electromagnetic frequencies in your environment, pharmaceuticals, even stress to an acidic inner terrain. When we become too acidic, our bodies rob alkaline minerals from our cells, depleting critical stores. The blood must remain at an exact pH, or you die. So when it needs ions, it steals them from bones and other tissues. As acidosis occurs, the body’s ability to absorb nutrition is damaged, cells cannot repair, rebuild, detoxify, and maintain energy. 

SYMPTOMS OF ACIDOSIS

Headaches

Sleepiness / Fatigue

Confusion

Shortness of breath

Coughing / Mucus

Heart Arrhythmia

Increased heart rate

Nausea

Diarrhea

Here’s a bit of insight for you, did you know that cancer cells thrive in an acidic climate, and we are overall prone to fatigue and disease.

There have been a handful of studies looking at specific health effects of drinking alkaline water. “One study showed improvements in blood viscosity after strenuous exercise, indicating that consuming alkaline water helps with rehydration. Other studies in athletes that suggest this population may benefit from mineral supplements and drinking alkaline water. For the general population, significant health benefits of alkaline water consumption have not really been scientifically established. 

I am a huge advocate of alkaline water due to the health benefits that it brings along with keeping your mind and body energised and hydrated. If you are looking for more information on this, head to www.neuroathletics.com.au and you will find all the information on our diamond h20 product which is an Alkaline powder that neutralizes excess acid in your body by fuelling it with super-charged water that contains coral calcium, magnesium, and 70+ other trace minerals. With noticeable improvements in hair, skin, nails & weight Diamond h20 is the key essential to revitalizing your body making you feel vibrant and energized. Diamond h20 increases your mental and physical state so you can perform at your peak every day!

ALKALINE WATER BENEFITS

Fewer occurrences of headaches

Increased energy

Clear thinking

Easy respiration

Less throat irritation / Less mucus

Healthy heart function (worsened by artificially alkaline water!)

Healthy heart function (worsened by artificially alkaline water!)

Fewer occurrences of 'feeling sick'

More stable and regular bowel movements

Decreased likelihood of developing chronic disease

Naturally alkaline, enhanced water helps to neutralize acids and remove toxins from the body. Alkaline water also acts as a conductor of electrochemical activity from cell to cell. Other alkaline water benefits include:

  • Increased intracellular hydration
  • Decreased likelihood of developing acidosis
  • Constant replenishment of essential minerals for pH balancing
  • Increased ability of cells to expel wastes

Because of its ability to hydrate the body and flush out toxins, Diamond H2o helps the body first by eliminating the toxins that can cause acidity. Then, it provides the body with alkaline minerals to help buffer acidity and build acid buffering reserves.