There is a war happening right now in your gut. Beneficial probiotic bacteria are battling harmful bacteria for control of your digestion. Which side will win? That depends on your gut’s pH balance. Beneficial probiotic bacteria prefer an alkaline balance, harmful bacteria prefer an acidic balance
Does alkaline water and probiotics have similar effects in the human body? They’re both good for digestive health, but their effects on the body are different. Alkaline water provides the body a healthy alkaline pH balance. Probiotics help the body break down food for absorption in the intestines and fight harmful bacterias in the gut. Alkaline water and probiotics work together, they maintain and promote good digestive health because probiotics need an alkaline pH balance in the gut to survive and thrive. Alkaline water provides that healthy pH balance.
How Probiotics work
Probiotics break down foodstuff in the intestines into nutrients that the body can absorb. They also maintain the integrity of the lining of the intestines by preventing harmful bacteria from attacking it. Probiotics are also believed to improve the immune system by providing a friendly challenge to it that keeps the immune system strong.
How alkaline water works
Probiotic bacteria reproduce and thrive in the intestines when the intestines have an alkaline pH balance, and a negative Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). Alkaline water from a water ionizer provides that negative ORP and pH balance that helps probiotic bacteria thrive. By drinking alkaline water, you “tip the scales” in favor of probiotic bacteria. A study, called Selective stimulation of the growth of anaerobic microflora in the human intestinal tract by electrolyzed reducing water suggested that the primary health benefit of alkaline water is that it’s negative ORP supports beneficial bacteria in the gut. Alkaline water from a water ionizer has the highest negative ORP of all types of alkaline water, and is the healthiest kind of alkaline water you can drink.
How to drink alkaline water for digestive health
Drink alkaline water on an empty stomach, this prevents your stomach acid from interfering with it. You can take probiotic supplements with alkaline water to help protect them from stomach acidity. Drink alkaline water between meals to maintain a healthy alkaline pH balance in your gut. By drinking alkaline water daily, you will be helping probiotic bacteria win their war against harmful bacteria in your gut.