Control mice drinking regular water were compared to mice drinking alkaline water after ten months. Water pH 9.0.
“We found reduced ROS levels and increased SOD-1, GSH, telomerase activity and telomeres length in alkaline supplemented mice.”
“We show here that watering by using alkaline water supplementation highly improves aging at the molecular level.”
“In fact, we show that AWS induced a 3-fold increase of both telomerase activity into the blood and telomeres length in the bone marrow and ovaries of treated mice.”
Logozzi M, Mizzoni D, Di Raimo R, Andreotti M, Macchia D, Spada M, Fais S. In vivo antiaging effects of alkaline water supplementation. J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem. 2020 Dec;35(1):657-664. doi: 10.1080/14756366.2020.1733547. PMID: 32106720; PMCID: PMC7054916.
I take so much alkaline material (mainly citrate) that my urine at times ends up as pH 9. It is obviously an issue as to what is in the alkaline water. It will be interesting to hear back on your experiences.
If I remember correctly, there was a guy in the US (born in Poland?). I forgot his name. He had a PhD I think. At the age of 79 he got interested in life extension. I think he read the Pearson & Shaw book. He passed on a few years ago aged 111 I think. I believe he’s the only person ever recorded who set out to be a Supercentenarian and actually succeeded.
Point I’m trying to make is I remember he was keen on alkaline water.
The body works to keep cells very slightly alkaline. I think ph 7.4 in the main although some areas are acidic. Ph ends up being maintained via the urine in the main so urinary ph shows what work the body is doing. I was for a while monitoring this. I know mine normally is quite alkaline, but when drinking it goes slightly acidic. I think the gener evidence points to alkaline being best, but what is used to influence ph matters.
Whole foods sells alkaline water for 99 cents a gallon (for those that want to try). I will give it a try myself. That is not too bad considering I see 750ml bottles of alkaline water for $2.99 in other grocery stores.
Litmus papers are really cheap. This is something worth testing. I was surprised when I found that my urine was more alkaline than the alkaline water (when I am not drinking), but I am not drinking it myself and don’t suggest anyone else does.
After reading the paper I used lab quality pH full range 0-14 to test my mid-day urine
It was the same pH as my distilled water, 7. Since this is neutral despite my acidic diet do you think there is any benefit for me drinking alkaline water?
I would test it at various stages during the day (it does vary), but it does not sound as if pH is an issue for you. It may be that you would benefit from being more alkaline, but I am not sure that there is evidence for this.
I am quite happy being at pH 9 (when not drinking), but I don’t know of any evidence that argues for a pH more than 7.