The Benefits of a HYDROXIDE Rich Alkaline Water AQUA OH–!
Dr. Keith David Kantor
How much water should I drink a day?
Below is a brief summary of water intake requirements and benefits.
I recommend (below) the body weight divided in half converted into ounces as opposed to the 8 glasses a day.
However, keeping it simple, being that water intake is crucial for our well-being and survival, drink when thirsty!
Athletes and those who exercise will need more water, as they are expelling out more vaporization (water) through sweat. On the same note, so will workers laboring outside un the heat.
It’s really common sense.
People with serious health issues more than likely need more water to recover their health as cellular rejuvenation and hydration are compromised through the administration of medications that are highly acidic on the pH scale. Our kidneys work to perfectly balance and regulate our water requirements so that we take in and retain as much fluid as we need. Healthy people can let thirst be their guide to their fluid requirements.
However, certain medications – such as those for the heart disease, stomach ulcers or depression – can alter your thirst mechanism.
Diet can also plat a factor as far as what types of food they are ingesting. For example, a Big Mac, fries and a coke are adding in more HYDROGEN Protons from “hydrogenated” foods and the acidity level of a Coke is about a 2.3. https://optharmony.com/understanding-ph-and-how-it-affects-the-body/
Now the Institute of Medicine sets general guidelines for total water intake. It recommends that women consume a total of 91 ounces (that’s about 2.7 liters) per day – from all food and beverages combined. For men, it’s about 125 ounces a day (or 3.7 liters). Depending on your diet, about 25% of the water you consume comes from your food.
As far as the “best” or most accurate amount of water to drink daily, the best so called rule of thumb appears to be from the Mayo Clinic research.
Which is: Take your body weight, divide it in one half, and convert that in ounces.
For example, if a person weighs 120 lbs. (120 divided by 2 = 60). 60 oz. should be appropriate for that person as far as proper saturation.
Again, does a person who exercises need the same amount as someone who doesn’t, even if they weigh the same? No. If we have two people of identical weight, and one sweats more than another, do they both need the same amount of water? No. If we have two people of the same weight, and one eats lots of fruits and veggies, and the other doesn’t, do they have the same water requirements? No again.
But for most of us, an easy way to gauge how well-hydrated we are being to simply look at our urine. It should be fairly clear, and if it is very dark yellow, that’s sign we may need to drink more water.
If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.
It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.
Many people believe that the source of this myth was a 1945 Food and Nutrition Board recommendation that said people need about 2.5 liters of water a day. But they ignored the sentence that followed closely behind. It read, “Most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods.”
Water is present in fruits and vegetables. It’s in juice, it’s in beer, it’s even in tea and coffee. The myths that coffee dehydrates a person, research shows that’s not true either. Coffee and beer (alcoholic beverages) will increase the acidity intake (Hydrogen Protons) in the body as their pH shows to be very acidic.
Although water is the best beverage to consume, it’s certainly not your only source of hydration. You don’t have to consume all the water you need through drinks. You also don’t need to worry so much about never feeling thirsty. The human body is finely tuned to signal you to drink long before you are actually dehydrated.
Contrary to many stories you may hear, there’s no real scientific proof that, for otherwise healthy people, drinking extra water has any health benefits. For instance, reviews have failed to find that there’s any evidence that drinking more water keeps skin hydrated and makes it look healthier or wrinkle free. It is true that some retrospective cohort studies have found increased water to be associated with better outcomes, but these are subject to the usual epidemiologic problems, such as an inability to prove causation. Moreover, they defined “high” water consumption at far fewer than eight glasses.
Prospective studies fail to find benefits in kidney function or all-cause mortality when healthy people increase their fluid intake. Randomized controlled trials fail to find benefits as well, with the exception of specific cases — for example, preventing the recurrence of some kinds of kidney stones. Real dehydration, when your body has lost a significant amount of water because of illness, excessive exercise or sweating, or an inability to drink, is a serious issue. But people with clinical dehydration almost always have symptoms of some sort.
A significant number of advertisers and news media reports are trying to convince you otherwise. The number of people who carry around water each day seems to be larger every year. Bottled water sales continue to increase.
This summer’s rash of stories was inspired by a recent study in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2009 to 2012 to examine 4,134 children ages 6 to 19. Specifically, they calculated their mean urine osmolality, which is a measure of urine concentration. The higher the value, the more concentrated the urine.
So if you define “dehydration” as a urine osmolality of 800 mOsm/kg or higher, the findings of this study are really concerning. This article did. The problem is that most clinicians don’t.
And in a web search, most sources found thought values up to 1,200 mOsm/kg were still in the physiologically normal range and that children varied more than adults. None declared that 800 mOsm/kg was where we’d consider children to be dehydrated.
In other words, there’s very little reason to believe that children who have a spot urine measurement of 800 mOsm/kg should be worried. In fact, back in 2002, a study was published in the Journal of Pediatrics, one that was more exploratory in nature than a look for dehydration, and it found that boys in Germany had an average urine osmolality of 844 mOsm/kg. The third-to-last paragraph in the paper recounted a huge number of studies from all over the world finding average urine mOsm/kg in children ranging from 392 mOsm/kg in Kenya to 964 in Sweden.
That hasn’t stopped more recent studies from continuing to use the 800 mOsm/kg standard to declare huge numbers of children to be dehydrated. A 2012 study in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism used it to declare that almost two-thirds of French children weren’t getting enough water. Another in the journal Public Health Nutrition used it to declare that almost two-thirds of children in Los Angeles and New York City weren’t getting enough water. The first study was funded by Nestlé Waters; the second by Nestec, a Nestlé subsidiary.
It’s possible that there are children who need to be better hydrated. But at some point, we are at risk of calling an ordinary healthy condition a disease. When two-thirds of healthy children, year after year, are found to have a laboratory value that you are labeling “abnormal,” it may be the definition, and not their health, that is off.
None of this has slowed the tidal push for more water. It has even been part of Michelle Obama’s “Drink Up” campaign. In 2013, Sam Kass, then a White House nutritional policy adviser, declared “40 percent of Americans drink less than half of the recommended amount of water daily.”
There is no formal recommendation for a daily amount of water people need. That amount obviously differs by what people eat, where they live, how big they are and what they are doing. But as people in this country live longer than ever before, and have arguably freer access to beverages than at almost any time in human history, it’s just not true that we’re all dehydrated.
After years of research, I found a HYDROXIDE rich alkaline water named, AQUA OH–! , produced and manufactured by Optimal Harmony Water Company.
What makes AQUA OH-! so revolutionary? Most alkaline water producers focus their attention on minerals and electrolytes added to their water but only secondarily mention negative ions or ionization (a form of hydroxide). Minerals and electrolytes neutralize excess acid in the body through buffering, but AQUA OH–! has the power of hydroxide ions that seek out hydrogen protons (the cause of acidity) and combine with them to form harmless water. By eliminating acid instead of just buffering it, hydroxide (OH–) prevents excess acid from disrupting molecules in the body. https://optharmony.com/understanding-alkalinity-and-acidity/
By moving beyond mere acid neutralization to actually eliminating it, AQUA OH–! is alkalinity surpassed: hydroxide water perfected. It has more free hydroxide than any other product on the market. https://optharmony.com/the-chemistry-behind-hydroxide-alkaline-water/
The mechanism of action in AQUA OH–! creates more water while neutralizing acid, it does not deplete the body of water. AQUA OH–! is rich in hydroxide (OH–) that combines with the rogue acid in the body (H+) to create water and neutralize the acid [OH– + H+ = H2O]. So AQUA OH–! has two sources of hydration, the water the hydroxide is suspended in and the water it creates neutralizing acids. The water created by AQUA OH–! can be used by the body for hydration or eliminated.
It is possible for some people to experience more thirst when first starting AQUA OH–!. This is not because AQUA OH–! is causing dehydration but rather because the body needs more water to help cleanse itself while it re-balances its acid/alkaline ratios. Under such circumstances it is beneficial to drink extra regular water so as to give the body what it needs during this cleansing process without priming the pump to cause the cleansing to speed up.
In closing, the health benefits of drinking AQUA OH–! concentrate in your daily water regimen are numerous due to the simple scientific fact that HYDROXIDE OH– will REMOVE acidity (excess hydrogen protons) instead of merely neutralizing or buffering the Hydrogen Protons like no other product on the market. As a result more available oxygen can be utilized by the body.
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