Alkalife pH Booster Drops - 1.25 oz. (37 mL)
Alkalife pH Booster Drops are designed to reduce excess acid in the body by adding alkaline buffer (bicarbonate) to the blood.The foods that we eat give us energy by oxidizing. Afterwards they become acidic wastes. Since our body cannot get rid of all the wastes it produces, they get accumulated somewhere in our body. This accumulation of non-disposed acidic wastes is a root cause of aging. The best way to neutralize and get these wastes out of our body is to drink alkaline water.
- High pH Alkaline Booster
- Liquid Drops for Making Alkaline Water
- Contains Essential Minerals
The Science of Alkalife
One question often asked about alkaline water is, "What happens to the alkaline water once it reaches the stomach, which is highly acidic?" People who have some knowledge of the human body, including medical doctors, ask this question. Let's answer that question once and for all to erase any doubts about the health benefits of alkaline water.
In order to digest food and kill the kinds of bacteria and viruses that come with the food, the inside of our stomach is acidic. The stomach pH value is maintained at around 4. When we eat food and drink water, especially alkaline water, the pH value inside the stomach goes up. When this happens, there is a feedback mechanism in our stomach to detect this and commands the stomach wall to secrete more hydrochloric acid into the stomach to bring the pH value back to 4. So the stomach becomes acidic again. When we drink more alkaline water, more hydrochloric acid is secreted to maintain the stomach pH value. It seems like a losing battle.
However, when you understand how the stomach wall makes hydrochloric acid, your concerns will disappear. There is no hydrochloric acid pouch in our body. If there were, it would burn a hole in our body. The cells in our stomach wall must produce it on an instantly-as-needed basis. The ingredients in the stomach cell that make hydrochloric acid (HCl) are carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), and sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl).
NaCl + H2O + CO2 = HCl + NaHCO3, or
KCl + H2O + CO2 = HCl + KHCO3
As we can see, the byproduct of making hydrochloric acid is sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) or potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3), which goes into the blood stream. These bicarbonates are the alkaline buffers that neutralize excess acids in the blood; they dissolve solid acid wastes into liquid form. As they neutralize the solid acidic wastes, extra carbon dioxide is released, which is discharged through the lungs. As our body gets old, these alkaline buffers get low; this phenomenon is called acidosis. This is a natural occurrence as our body accumulates more acidic waste products. There is, therefore, a relationship between the aging process and the accumulation of acids.
By looking at the pH value of the stomach alone, it seems that alkaline water never reaches the body. But when you look at the whole body, there is a net gain of alkalinity as we drink alkaline water. Our body cells are slightly alkaline. In order for them to produce acid, they must also produce alkaline, and vice versa; just as a water ionizer cannot produce alkaline water without producing acid water, since tap water is almost neutral.
When the stomach pH value gets higher than 4, the stomach knows what to do to lower it. However, if the pH value goes below 4, for any reason, the stomach doesn't know what to do. That's why we take Alka-Seltzer, which is alkaline, to relieve acidic stomach gas pain. In this case, hydrochloric acid is not produced by the stomach wall, therefore, no alkaline buffer is being added to the blood stream. Here's another example of a body organ that produces acid in order to produce alkaline. After the food in the stomach is digested, it must come out to the small intestine. The food at this point is so acidic that it will damage the intestine wall. In order to avoid this problem, the pancreas makes alkaline juice (known as pancreatic juice). This juice is sodium bicarbonate, and is mixed with the acidic food coming out of the stomach. From the above formulae, in order to produce bicarbonates, the pancreas must make hydrochloric acid, which goes into our blood stream.
We experience sleepiness after a big meal (not during the meal or while the food is being digested in the stomach), when the digested food is coming out of the stomach; that's the time when hydrochloric acid goes into our blood. Hydrochloric acid is the main ingredient in antihistamines that causes drowsiness. Alkaline or acid produced by the body must have an equal and opposite acid or alkaline produced by the body; therefore, there is no net gain. However, alkaline supplied from outside the body, like drinking alkaline water, results in a net gain of alkalinity in our body.
Alkalife Questions & Answers
What happens if I take more than 3 drops of Alkalife in one cup?
That is not a problem, but if you put more than 3 drops in one cup, you may taste some bitterness due to the high concentration of minerals
Are there any negative side effects?
Some people report minor headaches for a couple of days in the beginning. It could be a sign of detoxification. The Japanese have been drinking alkaline water for over 50 years without any side effects.
How long does a box of Alkalife last?
A bottle of Alkalife can last up to 2 months if taken 15 drops a day (per person).
Can I use the Alkalife drops in Reverse Osmosis or Distilled Water?
The answer is yes, but there is something to note. RO filtered water and distilled water are acidic because the water is so pure. It leaches carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. When you put Alkalife drops in it, the carbon dioxides act as a buffer and the pH will not go up. Interesting to note, if you put the recommended dosage of Alkalife in a pot of water and then boil that pot of water, the carbon dioxide will evaporate and the water will maintain the alkaline minerals, resulting in high pH alkaline water.
Can children drink alkaline water with Alkalife?
Yes, but reduce the number of drops per day in proportion to the child's body weight. E.g., 10 drops a day for a child of 60 lbs., or 2 glasses a day with the recommended dosage of 4 drops per 8 oz. glass.
Does Alkalife replace my medications?
Alkalife does not replace any medicine. Three drops of Alkalife added to a glass of ordinary drinking water changes the water to alkaline water with a pH value of 9.0 to 10.0 depending upon the original source of water. Alkaline water made by Alkalife has neither nutritional value nor any medicinal value. Alaklife serves to neutralize the excess body acid and improves blood circulation without any blood thinner. Alkaline water is not known to adversely affect any medicine.
What if I get Alkalife in my eyes?
As the warning on the bottle says, flush the eyes with regular water. They recommend that you place your Alkalife bottles seperately from your eye dropper medicine.
How does alkaline water help me?
Alkaline water has no nutritional value to give us energy or medicinal value to cure any disease, it neutralizes the acidic waste in our body. Acidic waste thickens our blood and impedes blood circulation as we age. By neutralizing and reducing acidic wastes, alkaline water improves blood circulation. Improvement of the blood circulation gives us more energy and eliminates many disease symptoms. Alkaline water is the most natural way to improve our health without any medicine.
How much water do I need to drink and when?
The recommended dosage is 5 cups of 8-10 oz. glasses of water with a pH of 10.0 per day, but you can drink more and it will not harm you. Any excess alkaline mineral intake will discharge in urine. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your alkaline water, drink it between meals and in fasting (before breakfast). When drinking on an empty stomach, it allows for a maximum production of bicarbonates in the body.
How long do we need to drink alkaline water?
As long as we eat food, we produce acidic waste, therefore, we need to take in high pH akaline water or bicarbonate enteric coated tablets to keep our bodies balanced. Environmental pollution, stress, and lack of sleep all contribute to acid production in our body. To live more healthy lives, we need to replenish those bicarbonates to the blood stream.
What is the difference between alkaline water made by a water ionizer and that made by Alkalife?
They are the same as far as the effect on neutralizing acids, as long as the pH values are the same. The difference is the alkaline minerals in the water.
Is hard water bad for health?
Hard water is water with a high content of calcium. It leaves scale residue inside the water pipes and is bad for washing machines and dishwashers. People use water softeners to replace the calcium with sodium to lower the water’s calcium content. Hard water is healthier for the body than soft water, therefore, a respectable water softener company brings a separate pipeline to the kitchen for drinking water use. If you have a water ionizer to make alkaline water, hard water will provide strong alkaline water. However, extreme hard water could shorten the life of the water ionizer. It is believed that extremely hard water is highly alkaline and does not need a water ionizer, a simple charcoal filter could do to produce healthy alkaline water.
Is it safe to use acid water on my skin?
Healthy human skin is acidic to kill bacteria. The dirt accumulated on the skin is acidic. We use soap to wash dirt away, but this also removes the acidity of the skin. Acid water is made by the water ionizer that makes alkaline water and acid water by splitting alkaline minerals and acid minerals from the tap. AlkaLife only adds more alkaline concentrates to the water to make the water alkaline, so it cannot make acid water, nor can it remove the acid minerals in the water.
What is wrong with drinking baking soda water? Isn't that also alkaline water?
Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. Adding it to drinking water does not raise the pH value of the water. If you drink it, the hydrochloric acid in the stomach will react with it and reduce the sodium bicarbonate to sodium chloride, sodium salt (NaCl), and water and carbon dioxide. You just increased the salt intake. Since it does not increase the stomach fluid pH, the stomach will not produce hydrochloric acid like alkaline water does. It is the production of hydrochloric acid by the stomach that also produces bicarbonate and interjects it to the blood stream as a byproduct. Drinking baking soda water does not help the body but just adds more sodium salt to the body.
Is it OK to boil alkaline water?
Yes. Unlike acid minerals, alkaline minerals do not evaporate under heat. That's why we can add Alkalife drops into coffee, tea, and even cook with it, and still get the benefits of alkalinity!
What is the shelf life of Alkaline Water?
The shelf life of alkaline water depends upon the grade of plastic material in which the water is poured into. The primary reason why the pH value goes down is due to the infiltration of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through the plastic. After consumption, the lungs can exhale the carbon dioxide from teh water, and partial alkalinity may be restored. On the other hand, if you use a glass jar, the shelf life can be as long as up to several months.
Does a mother's milk pH change if she drinks alkaline water?
No. Drinking alkaline water does no even change the pH of the blood. Therefore, the milk pH does not change. What does change in the mother's body, is that she adds more bicarbonates to her blood. One cannot supply alkalinity to a baby giving the mother alkalinity water. The baby has to drink it. AlkaLife recommends to feed the baby much diluted alkaline water to start with, such as 3 drops in a quart of water and gradually increase it to 8 to 12 drops in a quart of water.
Can I give alkaline water to my dog or cat?
Yes, animals also create acid waste after they eat.
I don't like to drink water, can I put Alkalife in my tea or coffee instead?
In actuality, yes you can, but it is ideal to put AlkaLife in water with a pH of 7.0 in order to achieve a pH of 10.0 when adding Alkalife. If you don't usually drink the recommended dosage of water daily, then you may want to try Bicarb-Balance or e-Cal as you can take two tablets in the morning, and you're done for the day!
Two decades ago, scientist, inventor and Reverse Aging author Sang Whang developed Alkalife?, the first pH water booster for the human body after researching health issues related to high levels of acid in the body. Today, Alkalife continues to be the leading brand of alkaline enhancers and remains the top choice of wellness experts and health enthusiasts around the world. ?
Before founding Alkalife, Mr. Whang battled a number of health ailments, including high blood pressure, that forced him to take medication daily. One day a friend gave him a water ionizer and suggested he make drinking alkaline water a part of his daily routine. After only 30 days, Sang Wang discovered his high pressure had significantly lowered to the point where he no longer needed medication. Unsatisfied with merely accepting this phenomenon without an explanation, he began conducting experiments in an effort to fully understand the health benefits of alkaline water. In addition, due to the fact that water ionizers are bulky and expensive devices, he set out to create an easy and economical alternative. As a result, Alkalife was introduced as the first alkaline water booster drops. And though there are imitators, Alkalife remains the original and most effective, as well as the only pH booster awarded a U.S. patent.