Good Drinking water will have a pH level at or above 9.5.
In chemistry, pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of an solution. Pure water is said to be neutral, with a pH close to 7.0 at 25 °C (77 °F). Solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. pH measurements are important in many different fields such as medicine, biology, chemistry, agriculture, forestry, food science, environmental science, oceanography, civil engineering and many other applications.
- First introduced by Danish chemist S. P. L. Sørensen in 1909, pH stands for “power of hydrogen.”
- Pure water at 25 °C has an equal concentration of dissolved hydrogen ions (H+) and hydroxide ions (OH-) and is considered “neutral.”
- pH measures the concentration of hydrogen and hydroxide ions on a scale from 0 to 14, with 7.0 considered neutral.
- Solutions with a pH level below 7.0 are acids.
- Solutions with a pH level above 7 are bases (alkaline).
Good Drinking water should have a negative ORP measurement.
- The value of ORP quantifies the amount of energy in water by numbering electrons.
- ORP values are expressed as millivolts, or mV.
- Drinking water should have a negative mV number of at least -50mV.
- Water with an ORP of -50mV will have enough negative ions to attract and neutralize excess acids
The healthy human body contains both acids and alkaline. It is the job of the organs to maintain the pH of arterial blood between 7.35 and 7.45. To counteract the amount of acids consumed by eating, drinking, and breathing, the body will take alkaline substances from body parts, such as bone this is what causes osteoporosis. By drinking alkaline water, you are able to counteract the intake of acids and help the body regulate its pH in a more healthy way.
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