Much is known about the alkaline level—the pH level—of alkaline ionized water, but only a few have knowledge about its many uses. Aside from being a clean and healthy drink, alkaline water is used by some Singapore hotels and residential homes as a cleaner and disinfectant. It is also used along with dental care products, laundry detergents, hair and skin care products, and pet care products for a more eco-friendly solution. The incredible savings from buying expensive and harmful products, along with the savings from constantly buying bottled water, makes the purchase of an alkaline ionizing water filter a reasonable investment.
Here are the beneficial uses of alkaline water according to pH level.
Strong Alkaline Ionized Water (pH 10+)
• Pain Reliever
For a natural remedy that provides temporary solution to pain, soak a towel in strong alkaline ionized water and apply it directly to the area of pain. The water works by neutralizing the inflammation and reduce oxidation. With this approach, you’ll find temporary relief from back ache, headache, arthritic pain, sprains.
• Grease and Stain Remover
You can also use highly ionized water to remove stains and grease on clothes, carpets, floors, dishes, in the shower, and inside the oven. It can even get rid of hard-to-remove stains, like red wine, oil, and coffee. Bleach can also be used but unlike bleach, ionized water won’t damage the fabric and does not have that strong, offensive odour, so you’re sure your clothes come out clean, smelling fresh and still in tip-top condition after washing it.
Alkaline Water (pH 8.5 to 9.5+)
• Hangover Cure (pH 9.5+)
Some people in Singapore find cure to hangover by drinking ionized water as it contains superior hydration properties. You may also reduce the risk of getting a hangover the next day by consuming a glass of alkaline water every after a glass of alcohol, using ice cubes made from ionized water, or diluting your alcohol with the water. It also recommended to drink a glass or two of alkaline water from Singapore before going to bed and upon waking up the next day to replenish the water in your body that has been lost due to alcohol intake.
• Anti-Oxidant (pH 9.5+)
Water fresh from the ionizing water filter contains the highest level of antioxidant. Due to its negative ionic charge, it helps fight free radicals, which are the number one destroyer of cells and causes cancer. Free radicals speed up our aging process so neutralizing them with ionized water will help delay signs of aging, such as saggy skin and appearance of lines and wrinkles.
• Cooking and Food Preparation (pH 9.0)
Alkaline water naturally enhances food flavours; therefore you won’t have to use so much seasonings and artificial flavouring, making the food much healthier. Before cooking, soak your fish or meat in ionized water to tenderize and kill bacteria. Also, you may use the water to make coffees, teas, fruit juices, and alcoholic mixtures to offset their acidity.
• Plants and Produce (pH 8.5)
While growing plants benefit more from ionized acid water, cut flowers (e.g. table centrepieces and altar flowers) need ionized alkaline water to extend their lives. The same thing goes with fresh fruits and vegetables. Tap water must not be used to wash produce as the chlorine in the water is easily seeped into fruits and vegetables. An ideal way is to soak them in ionized water for ten minutes to wash away pesticides and protective wax and to help prolong shelf life.
Neutral Water (pH 7.0)
• Infant Formula
This water pH level is considered neutral, neither alkaline nor acid. This is the safest pH level for making infant drinks and food and taking medication. Paediatricians recommends that children only take this pH level until they age three to five years old as infants have more natural alkaline in their body.
• For Medications
Beneficial as it can be, but pH level higher than 7.0 may not be as good when taking it with medications as the clustering of molecules in ionized water can cause time-release tablets to be released sooner than expected. Take medications with water from standard water filter—without ionizer—to make sure your medication works the way you and your doctor expects it to be.
With these benefits we showed you—and a myriad of other more, you now know the wonderful benefits of having your own alkaline water ionizer at home. Integrating usage of ionized water into your day-to-day routine won’t only save you from chronic diseases but make your life and well-being so much better as well.