Asked 8 years, 4 months ago

Is Alkaline Water Necessary?

Is Alkaline Water Necessary?

Advanced Hydration Technology alkaline drinking water is slightly alkaline on the pH scale. This mild level of alkalinity is perfect to help maintain the 7.35 – 7.45 average pH level that is optimum for your blood…pH is a factor that has a critical effect on your blood’s capacity to uptake, carry and deliver oxygen to all parts of your body…A lower pH means blood is leaving your lungs with less oxygen, delivering less oxygen and eliminating waste less efficiently…

—Xtreme Technologies (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) sales literature

I've recently been told that water, either bottled or tap, probably has a PH
level too low for good health and that we should purchase enhanced waters,
PH level testers, etc. What is the real story on this issue? If true, what
recommendations do you have for purchases?

Janet Eliot
Green Cove Springs, FL


Membership Required

Become a Member

Become a member of the American Running Association today and enjoy these great benefits!

  • Six issues/year of e-Running & FitNews
  • Access to the Clinic – Ask our experts your sports medicine question
  • Access to more than 1,000 articles on Sports Medicine and Fitness
  • See all benefits