Reasons alkaline water can benefit during exercise:
1. Faster Recovery
2. Improved Athletic Performance
3. Better Hydration
4. Joint Health
5. Prevent Cramping
Competitive, elite athletes and sports trainers know that subtle changes in pH can have profound effects on the overall health, feeling of wellness, level of fatigue, pain, weight, ability to train and athletic performance.
Competitive bodybuilder, Wade McNutt, credits the use of alkaline water for motivating him to come out of retirement. He says he has increased his training volume by 2.5 times with decreased recovery time and no muscle soreness. In his opinion, all sports teams should be drinking alkaline water because it will reduce injuries and allow for more efficient training.
In her book, The Chemistry of Success: Secrets of Peak Performance, Susan Lark, MD, talks about the role of acid/alkaline balance in peak performance and health.
Dr. Peter L. Kopko, D.C., recommends drinking 13 to 20 ounces (2-3 cups) of water 2 hours before exercise and 5 to 10 ounces (about 1-2 cups) every 15 to 20 minutes of exercise, depending on your total body weight.
In two scientific studies (links below) they found the following benefits;
– Increase serum bicarbonates
– Reduce the rate of blood lactate accumulation during exercise
– Improved exercise-induced decline of muscle function
– Alkaline water can easily replace regular drinking water on a routine basis and would potentially prevent adverse effects associated with heavy exercise
Effects of drinking hydrogen-rich water on muscle fatigue caused by acute exercise in elite athletes
Drinks with alkaline negative oxidative reduction potential improve exercise performance in physically active men and women
Alkaline Water has very small water molecule clusters that are able to hydrate the body’s tissue and its cells much more effectively than water that has not been ionised.
As the small water molecule clusters hydrate the tissue and fill them with water they push out all the things that don’t belong in the tissue, which are commonly referred to as toxins.
Our Alkaline water has a pH of 9.5 – 10 which helps reverse the negative effects of the acidic conditions created by heavy exercise.