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DO ALKALINE WATER CAN REALLY TREAT ACID REFLUX? | Smart Living by lake

Are you one of those people who suffer from Acid Reflux? So, still, you are in search on how to naturally cure or improve your symptoms! What if by simply drinking Alkaline water, you can really improve your health condition? Let’s all find out…

Lack of acid amount in the stomach will cause the food that we take to be digested improperly.  It is because stomach acid is very vital in the food digestion. This process is transferred on to the small intestine where the nutrients are absorbed into the body.

But when you suffer from Acid Reflux, you have excess Hydrochloric Acid in the stomach. Water really helps because it eliminates the excess acid from the stomach. The stomach will only secrete more Acid if the pH is higher than 4. It does not release digestive acids when you drink water because water is not a protein, carbohydrate or fat.

So if your stomach pH is lower than 4 due to excess stomach acid the water will help neutralize the acid which may help with Acid Reflux.

Alkaline Water Meal Tip:  

  • Wait a half hour after drinking alkaline water before eating.
  • Wait for one to two hours after eating to allow your stomach to finish digesting your food.
  • A glass of alkaline water an hour after meals may help wash the rest of your meal into the intestines.

Below is a study (Potential Benefits of pH 8.8 Alkaline Drinking Water as an Adjunct in the Treatment of Reflux Disease) by Jamie A. Koufman, MD; Nikki Johnston, PhD  

Objectives: At the cellular level, tissue-bound pepsin is fundamental to the pathophysiologic mechanism of reflux disease, and although the thresholds for laryngeal damage in laryngopharyngeal reflux and for oesophageal damage in gastroesophageal reflux disease differ, both forms of damage are due to pepsin, which requires acid for its activation. In addition, human pepsin remains stable at pH 7.4 and may be reactivated by hydrogen ions from any source. Thus, most tap and bottled waters (typically pH 6.7 to 7.4) would not be expected to affect pepsin stability. The purposes of these in vitro studies were to investigate whether artesian well water containing natural bicarbonate (pH 8.8) might irreversibly denature (inactivate) human pepsin and to establish its potential acid-buffering capacity.

Methods: Laboratory studies were performed to determine whether human pepsin was inactivated by pH 8.8 alkaline water. In addition, the buffering capacity of the alkaline water was measured and compared to that of the two most popular commercially available bottled waters.

Results: The pH 8.8 alkaline water irreversibly inactivated human pepsin (in vitro), and its hydrochloric acid-buffering capacity far exceeded that of the conventional-pH waters.

Conclusions: Unlike conventional drinking water, pH 8.8 alkaline water instantly denatures pepsin, rendering it permanently inactive. In addition, it has the excellent acid-buffering capacity. Thus, the consumption of alkaline water may have therapeutic benefits for patients with reflux disease.

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