Understanding Alkaline Water & Why You Should Drink It

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You may have seen alkaline water on your local store shelves or while shopping online. Your friends, mother-in-law, or fitness instructor may have mentioned alkaline water to you in a conversation.

Alkaline water is a trending subject that's increasing in popularity. We'll explain what you need to know about alkaline water and why consuming it might be a good idea. 

What Exactly is Alkaline Water?

Alkaline water has a higher pH level than regular drinking water. How do we know the pH of water? There's a scale for that! The pH scale measures the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, with a pH of 7 being neutral, pH values below 7 being acidic, and pH values above 7 being alkaline. Alkaline water’s pH usually falls between 7.1 and 9.5 on the pH scale. On the contrary, our beloved coffee registers as more acidic, typically falling under 7.

pH scale featuring alkaline product examples, such as water, coffee

For more on pH, read our Understanding the pH of Alkaline Spring Water guide.

Where Does Alkaline Water Come From?

There are two popular ways water becomes more alkaline.

Natural: Alkaline spring water absorbs minerals from the earth as it filters through layers of ancient rock and sandstone, collecting into underground aquifers. This journey is what gives alkaline spring water its unique mineral composition and makes it alkaline. 

Eternal Water is an example of alkaline water that is naturally sourced from protected underground springs right here in America. As a result, Eternal Water is one of the purest sources of alkaline water. Learn more about our pristine, protected underground water sources on our alkaline water page.

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Processed: Some companies may use a process called electrolysis to make the water alkaline. This process infuses electrolytes for taste, removing acidic ions and helping the water achieve higher alkalinity.  

So, Is All Spring Water Naturally Alkaline?

No. In fact most spring water is acidic. The alkalinity of spring water depends significantly on the water's source. The geological formation of the spring, as well as other environmental factors, influences the mineral composition and pH of the spring water. Hence, choosing a bottled water brand that sources from naturally alkaline springs is of the utmost importance and the only way to be sure you are getting alkaline spring water.

Should You Drink Alkaline Water?

Alkaline water is a matter of personal preference. If you prefer its taste over tap water and want to ensure its quality, you may want to consider Eternal Water, which is only sourced from some of the most protected underground alkaline springs right here in America. When you’re fueling and hydrating your fitness rituals with Eternal alkaline water, you’ll feel good knowing that every single drop you drink is free of additives because it wasn’t altered by man, it was discovered in nature.

What Does Alkaline Water Taste Like?

Taste is inherently subjective, making it challenging to describe. Some people characterize alkaline water as having a crisp and clean taste, while others describe the alkaline water taste experience as smoother. Ultimately, your preference for alkaline water’s taste is a matter of personal choice.

If you do enjoy alkaline water, keep in mind that you can use this water for many purposes, including brewing tea and coffee.

Can You Use Alkaline Water for Your Coffee?

Whether you have a Keurig machine or a traditional coffee maker, the choice of water matters. Alkaline spring water can be a nice addition to your coffee routine and can elevate the flavor profile of your brew.  

The water you select to craft your coffee is certainly an impactful decision. Why not experience the difference by including Eternal Water with your next cup of coffee?

How to Buy Alkaline Water Online, In Stores

Once the alkaline water goes through rigorous U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, it's bottled and available for purchase online and in stores.

You can find Eternal Water’s naturally alkaline spring water nationwide at over 65,000 locations. Find our alkaline water near you.

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