Improve your pH levels with alkaline water.

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How to make alkalized water is a question often on people’s minds due to the increased awareness of the negative effects of low pH levels, or too much acid, in the body. If you can relate to this question, you’ll be glad to know that there are multiple ways to make alkalized water and enjoy its many health benefits.

Things you'll need to make alkalized water:

  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Baking soda
  • PH enhancer drops
  • Vegetable powder
  • Ionizer
  • Distiller

Step 1 - Make alkalized water with lemon juice. Squeeze the juice of one or two lemons in a gallon of water. Use this as your drinking source throughout the day. Although lemon juice contains citric acid, once metabolized, it has the ability to reduce the acid in the body and raise your pH levels.

Step 2 - Put half a teaspoon of baking soda into one quart of water. Make sure that the baking soda you use is aluminum free. Shake well and sip on it throughout the day.

Step 3 - Alkalize your drinking source with pH enhancer drops. Add about 8 drops of pH enhancer drops to 1 quart of water. It will bring the pH level up to about an 8. A pH level of 7 is neutral, so drinking water with a pH of 8 would have some positive effects on the body. Read the manufacturer's directions, as potency can vary depending on the brand. You can purchase pH enhancer drops at your local health food store or find them online.

Step 4 - Consider alkalizing vegetable powder. Vegetable powder generally contains spirulina, chollera, and kale in addition to numerous other green vegetables, all of which have alkalizing properties. You can find vegetable powder at most health food stores. It generally costs anywhere from $25 to $40. Simply add two scoops of the vegetable powder to about one quart of water. The powder provides nutrients, which neutralize acid in your blood and create an alkalized environment.

Step 5 - Use an ionizer. Ionizers contain positive and negative electrodes, which separate acidic minerals from alkaline minerals to create alkalized water. The alkaline solution is good for drinking and cooking. The acidic water is good for external use, such as washing your face and hair. Expect to pay anywhere from $300 to more than $1,000 for a water ionizer, depending on the brand and type you choose.

Step 6 - Install a water distiller. Distillers remove impurities from water through a condensation process. The condensation goes into a container. You can then use the collected water for drinking and cooking. The condensed, or distilled, water is free of impurities such as bacteria and heavy metals. Moreover, distilled water is on the alkaline side since it contains less hydrogen ions and more oxygen ions.

Drinking alkalized water regularly can improve your overall health significantly, and as you can see, making alkalized water does not have to be costly. You can use ingredients from your pantry to improve the pH levels in your body.


Health problems associated with low pH levels (too much acid in your system) are arthritis, digestive disorders, compromised immune function and cancer.

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