Alkalife - pH Booster Drops - 1.25 oz. (37 mL.)
Alkalife pH Booster Drops are designed to reduce excess acid in the body by adding an alkaline buffer (bicarbonate) to the blood. The foods that you eat give you energy by oxidizing. Afterward, they become acidic wastes. Since your body cannot get rid of all the wastes it produces, they get accumulated somewhere in your 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 your body is to drink alkaline water.
Just a few drops of Alkalife pH Booster Drops turns ordinary drinking water into high pH alkaline water! What does this mean for your body? In short, you give your body what it needs to achieve extraordinary health and longevity. One bottle of Alkalife makes 360 glasses of high pH alkaline water (a 2-month supply).
- The Original Patented pH Booster
- 3 Easy Drops for a Healthier Body
- Contains Essential Minerals & Electrolytes
- Makes 360 Glasses of Alkaline Water
Developed 20 years ago as the first pH water booster by scientist and inventor Sang Whang, Alkalife booster drops as a part of an alkaline diet can provide many tangible benefits to the body such as:
- Detoxifies & Supports Wellness
- Increases Bicarbonate Levels in the Blood
- Helps Neutralize Acid in the Bloodstream
- Improves the Immune System of the Body
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 your stomach is acidic. The stomach pH value is maintained at around 4. When you 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 the 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 you 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 your body. If there were, it would burn a hole in your body. The cells in your 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 you 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 your body gets old, these alkaline buffers get low; this phenomenon is called acidosis. This is a natural occurrence as your 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 you drink alkaline water. Your 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's 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 you 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 your blood stream.
You 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 your blood. Hydrochloric acid is the main ingredient in antihistamines that cause 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 your body.
Are You Acid or Alkaline?
Chronic acidosis is an extremely common condition affecting many in modern societies. When your body experiences pH imbalance, many health-related issues begin to have a negative effect on your well-being. These conditions may include fatigue, loss of bone formation, inflammation, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol, accelerated aging and degenerative illness in general. While diet and exercise help, one of the best ways to combat acidosis and keep bodily pH balanced is through regular consumption of high pH alkaline water.
What are the causes of acidosis? Here, Alkalife discusses ten ways your body can reach a state of pH imbalance and deteriorating health. Many, if not all, of these causes listed are a consequence of your modern lifestyle. The good news is they are controllable, and a proper regimen of good diet and alkaline water intake can help set you on the path to alkalinity and good health!
1. Oversized Portions
Even alkaline foods produce ash in the body from the act of processing, leaving acid waste in the body. Modern food portions are often excessive compared to what the body needs for normal function.
2. High Fat Animal Proteins
If it burns, it consumes oxygen. All meat from animals have fat, breaking down into acid waste when digested. Animal proteins also take a high amount of hydrochloric acid to break down in the stomach.
3. CO2 Carbonated Drinks
Carbon dioxide is a waste product that your lungs work to exhale. Would you typically consume waste products? Most sodas contain phosphoric acid which can degrade bone mass.
Stress and anxiety cause a chemical reaction of several different acids in the body, including hydrochloric acids that can cause ulcers.
5. Lack of Rest
Your rest period is the time your body removes CO2 most efficiently. Lack of rest can increase carbonic acid in the blood.
6. Alcohol Consumption
Once again, if it burns, it consumes oxygen. The feeling of dizziness from alcohol is actually a depletion of oxygen to the brain, killing brain cells. Suffocation is not a normal activity for feeling better about life. Since humans only use 10% of their brains, you should be more careful.
7. Eating Too Quickly
Most people don’t even realize when they have eaten enough, because they are eating too fast. This often leads to obesity. Remember that it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it has had enough.
8. Processed Foods
Many inorganic acids come from processed foods including sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid which are destructive to bone mass.
Although the daily requirement for water is not easy to determine, generally the average male should intake about 3 liters or 100 ounces of water, while a woman should intake about 2.5 liters or 85 ounces of water daily. These quantities must take into consideration weight and temperature of your surroundings. Drinking alkaline water with a pH higher than 9 is preferable to reduce acid waste.
10. Intense Exercise
Yes, exercise is extremely valuable for the human body! But did you know it produces lactic acid which builds up around the muscles that are being stressed? Lactic acid is the acid that causes the cramping after the workout. Drinking alkaline water and using a far infrared heat source or sauna will breakdown the acid.
Alkalife pH Booster Drops FAQ
Is it safe to have 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 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.
Is it ok to boil alkaline water?
Yes. Unlike acid minerals, alkaline minerals do not evaporate under heat. That's why you 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 the 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.
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.