Hi guys it’s Tom from Curo Lifestyle, creators of Curo Alkaline Water and the 7 Pillars of Vibrant Health Program.
Is the benefit of drinking alkaline water neutralised by your stomach acid? It’s something I get asked quite often and it’s a good question. If you think about it, acid is the opposite to alkaline. Your stomach is acidic. So when you drink alkaline water, wouldn’t it cancel each other out so you lose any benefit? Sounds logical right? But it’s actually a bit more complicated than that.
Here’s how it works.
When you eat, your stomach produces hydrochloric acid right. This brings the pH of your stomach down to around 2, which is a similar pH to that of vinegar. But you don’t actually walk around with a pool of acid sitting in your stomach. It’s produced on demand when you need it. So when you drink alkaline water, it passes through your stomach into your small bowel where it’s absorbed and doesn’t cause any issue.
But just say you do have acid in your stomach and you drink alkaline water. Your stomach will produce hydrochloric acid but a byproduct of this is sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate is alkaline and this enters your bloodstream and neutralises acidic waste. So there’s actually a net gain when you drink alkaline water.
It’s also useful to note that if you don’t have enough sodium bicarbonate, your liver can’t produce enough bile which is alkaline. Bile is critical to digestion of food and absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins. Another important reason why alkaline water is healthy for you.
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