Q. Any problem if I take more than 3 drops in one cup?
A. No. But if you put more than 3 drops in one cup, you may taste some bitterness to the high concentration of minerals.
Q. Are there any negative side effects?
A. Some people report minor headaches for a couple of days in the beginning. It could be a sign of detoxification. The Japanese have been drinking alkaline water for over 50 years without any side effects.
Q. How long does a bottle of AlkaLife last?
A. A bottle of AlkaLife can last up to 2 months if taken 15 drops a day (per person).
Q. Can I use the AlkaLife drops in Reverse Osmosis or Distilled Water?
The answer is yes. But there is something to note. RO filtered water and distilled water are acidic because the water is so pure, it leaches carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.┬ When you put AlkaLife drops in it, the carbon dioxides act as a buffer and the pH will not go up. Interesting to note, if you put the recommended dosage of AlkaLife in a pot of water and then boil that pot of water, the carbon dioxide will evaporate and the water will maintain the alkaline minerals, resulting in high pH alkaline water.
Q. Can children drink alkaline water with AlkaLife'
A. Yes, but reduce the number of drops per day in proportion to his/her body weight. E.g., 10 drops a day for a child of 60 lbs. with the new AlkaLife, or 2 glasses a day with the recommended dosage of 4 drops per 8 oz. glass.
Q. Does AlkaLife replace my medications?
A. AlkaLife does not replace any medicine. Three drops of AlkaLife┬® added to a glass of ordinary drinking water changes the water to alkaline water with a pH value of 9.0 to 10.0 depending upon the original source of water. Alkaline water made by AlkaLife┬® has neither nutritional value nor any medicinal value. All it does is to neutralize the excess body acid and improve blood circulation without any blood thinner. Alkaline water is not known to adversely affect any medicine.
Q. I am using AlkaLife regularly. It makes sense to me, and I know that good health comes with keeping the body's system alkaline. However, when I read the brochure, it says that one of the ingredients in AlkaLife is soap! It does not seem natural to me to be putting soap into my body. Is this 'soap' found in our food supply, or am I taking in something foreign to the human body?
A. What the brochure says is that one of the ingredients in AlkaLife┬® is an ingredient found in soap. The ingredient I am talking about is sodium hydroxide (NaOH). No, you are not putting soap into your body.┬ Baking soda (NaHCO3) is sodium hydroxide plus carbon dioxide (CO2).┬ It is not something foreign to the body.
Q. What if I get AlkaLife in my eyes?
A. As the warning on the bottle says, all you can do is to flush the eye with regular water. We had a few people who did that in the past, and that is the reason for adding the warning on the bottle. They reported, however, that after the pain and redness had disappeared, they noticed that the eye disease symptoms had also disappeared.┬ This is due to the fact that bacteria that live in the moisture of the eye (an acidic environment) cannot survive in a strong alkaline environment. To the best of our knowledge, no one that has made that similar mistake has received any permanent damage to the eye. We recommend that you place your AlkaLife bottle separately from your eye dropper medicine.
Q. How does alkaline water help me?
A. Alkaline water has no nutritional value to give us energy or medicinal value to cure any disease; it neutralizes the acidic waste in our body. Acidic waste thickens our blood and impedes blood circulation as we age. By neutralizing and reducing acidic wastes, alkaline water improves blood circulation. Improvement of the blood circulation gives us more energy and eliminates many disease symptoms. Alkaline water is the most natural way to improve our health without any medicine.
Q. How much water do I need to drink and when?
A. The recommended dosage is 5 cups of 8-10 oz. glasses of water with a pH of 10.0 per day, but you can drink more and it will not harm you. Any excess alkaline mineral intake will discharge in urine. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your alkaline water, drink it between meals and in fasting (before breakfast). When drinking on an empty stomach, it allows for a maximum production of bicarbonates in the body.
Q. How long do we need to drink alkaline water?
A. As long as we eat food, we produce acidic waste; therefore, we need to take in a high pH alkaline water or bicarbonate enteric coated tablets to keep our bodies balanced. Environmental pollution, stress, and lack of sleep, all contribute to acid production in our body. If we want to live, we need to replenish those bicarbonates to the blood stream.
Q. Isn't stomach acid going to destroy the alkalinity of the alkaline water?
A. Yes and no. For a more in-depth understanding of stomach acid and alkaline water, please read article #3 "Alkaline Water and Stomach Acid", in the "Science & Health" section of this Website.
Q. What is the difference between alkaline water made by a water ionizer and that made by AlkaLife┬®?
A. They are the same as far as the effects on neutralizing acids, as long as the pH values are the same. The difference is the alkaline minerals in the water. For more information, please read articles #7 "Water Ionizer and AlkaLife┬®" and #13 "Myth of Organic and Inorganic Minerals" in the "Science & Health" section on this Website.
Q. Is hard water bad for health?
A. Hard water is water with a high content of calcium. It leaves scale residue inside the water pipes and is bad for washing machines and dishwashers. People use water softeners to replace the calcium with sodium to lower the water's calcium content. Hard water is healthier for the body than soft water; therefore, a respectable water softener company brings a separate pipeline to the kitchen for drinking water use. If you have a water ionizer to make alkaline water, hard water will provide strong alkaline water. However, extreme hard water could shorten the life of the water ionizer. My educated guess is that extremely hard water is highly alkaline and does not need a water ionizer; a simple charcoal filter could do to produce healthy alkaline water.
Q. Is it safe for me to use acid water on my skin?
A. What I said in my book is, 'I rinse my body with acid water after taking a shower.' Healthy human skin is acidic by God's design to kill bacteria. The dirt accumulated ion the skin is acidic. We use soap to wash dirt away, but this also removes the acidity of the skin. To replenish the acid on the skin, I rinse the skin with acid water. Acid water is made by the water ionizer that makes alkaline water and acid water by splitting alkaline minerals and acid minerals from the tap. AlkaLife┬® only adds more alkaline concentrates to the water to make the water alkaline, so it cannot make acid water, nor can it remove the acid minerals in the water.
Q. What is wrong with drinking baking soda water? Isn't that also alkaline water?
A. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. Adding it to drinking water does not raise the pH value of the water. If you drink it, the hydrochloric acid in the stomach will react with it and reduce the sodium bicarbonate to sodium chloride, sodium salt (NaCl), and water and carbon dioxide. You just increased the salt intake. Since it does not increase the stomach fluid pH, the stomach will not produce hydrochloric acid like alkaline water does. It is the production of hydrochloric acid by the stomach that also produces bicarbonate and interjects it to the blood stream as a byproduct. Drinking baking soda water does not help the body but just add more sodium salt to the body.
Q. Is it OK to boil alkaline water?
A. Yes. Unlike acid minerals, alkaline minerals do not evaporate under heat, that's why we can add AlkaLife┬® drops into coffee, tea and even cook with it, and still get the benefits of alkalinity!
Q. What is the shelf life of Alkaline Water?
The shelf life of alkaline water depends upon the grade of plastic material in which the water is poured into. The primary reason why the pH value goes down is due to the infiltration of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through the plastic. After consumption, the lungs can exhale the carbon dioxide from the water, and partial alkalinity may be restored. On the other hand if you use a glass jar, the shelf life can be as long as up to several months.
Q. Does a mother's milk pH change if she drinks alkaline water?
A. No. Drinking alkaline water does not even change the pH of the blood. Therefore, the milk pH does not change. What does change in the mother's body, is that she adds more bicarbonates to her blood. One cannot supply alkalinity to a baby giving the mother alkaline water. The baby has to drink it. I recommend to feed the baby much diluted alkaline water to start with, such as 3 drops (new improved AlkaLife┬®) in a quart of water and gradually increase it to 8 to 12 drops in a quart of water.
Q. I have read in the book that milk is an alkaline food. However, in all the reading that I have done, milk is considered acid. A friend of mine has a bad case of acid reflux and uses prilosec and milk to calm his stomach. He is also diabetic and was told to switch to soy milk as an alternative. He is reluctant to do so because he feels better when he drinks milk. What is the deal with milk and how does it relate to acid reflux, and is it alkaline or acid? What is the true answer?
Milk tests acid by a digital pH meter; however, the acidic part is an organic acid, "lactic acid."┬ When burnt, the organic acid portion becomes carbon dioxide and water. The remaining inorganic mineral is calcium. We all know that milk contains calcium. Milk is classified by Macro-biotic society as an alkaline forming food. What remains in the body is alkaline.
Q. Can I give alkaline water to my dog/cat?
A. Yes, animals also create acid waste after they eat.