The importance of water in the human body does not need to be reminded. In a short summary: it represents 45 to 75% of body weight, is a very good solvent and an excellent environment for almost all life processes in our body. It is a nutrient that transports nutrients and metabolites inside and between cells and protects the fetus, the eyeball, and the brain, for example. Deficiency of water determines our mood, too low hydration of the body influences. To moisturize our skin, and thus its appearance or lowers energy levels. Because of the above, it does not matter how much water we drink each day. According to experts, a decent standard for an adult is 1.5 l each day. This amount, however, depends on our lifestyle, ambient temperature, etc. On the market we have natural spring water, mineral water, healing water or table water, and their "versions" carbonated and non-carbonated. We also have alkaline water. What is alkaline water really? In fact, it is drinking water, whose pH is high, alkaline - above 7.5. Its history dates back to the early 70's. It is produced during the electrolysis process, where all dissolved salts in it divide into two parts: alkaline (pH above 7) and acidic (below pH 7). Water-soluble salts during electrolysis decompose into positive metal ions (calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium) and negative acid residues (containing sulfur, phosphorus and chlorine). Unfortunately, after the completion of the electrolysis, when the current stops flowing, the water parameters return to their original state. To keep the ions in water we use devices called water ionisers. We find a lot of ionizers on the market, with its purchase, check which materials are made and whether it is easy to use and clean. The positive effect of alkaline water is mainly maintaining the alkaline balance of our body, Homeostasis. In our body, a constant amount of hydrogen ions must be maintained for proper functioning and our body has many mechanisms that regulate their quantity. Unfortunately, as a result of an unbalanced diet, and especially when we supply food with excess protein, these innate mechanisms of homeostatic balance may be disturbed. Amino acids from these "redundant" proteins are converted to acids, which in turn acidify. Calcium from our bones neutralizes the resulting acids in the blood and prevents the pH from falling. The acids formed by the metabolic processes are also neutralized by the buffering substances. The excretion of excess CO2 by the lungs and the excretion of acids and bases by the kidneys are also a way of acid-base balance. The food supply only changes the pH of the urine, which is still excreted, directly does not change the pH of the body, it is the result of several transformations described above (proteins - amino acids - calcium - blood). So the question is, how can alkaline water react to pH? Alkalinity of water "disappears" when it hits the stomach where it hits the hydrochloric acid, which neutralizes it, certainly has a positive effect on heartburn and reflux but also short-lived. Produces larger amounts of acid and can cause strong acidosis. It is said that alkaline water prevents bone fractures. As a result, water rich in minerals, particularly in calcium, may well contribute to replenishing the deficiencies of this element in our body, but if we are well saturated with this element, alkaline water can contribute to its deposition as kidney stones or contribute to negative Thyroid function. That's why - all in moderation! Alkaline water helps to get rid of toxins from the body and burn fat. As the producers of this water disinfect the intestines, it strengthens their protection against pathogenic microorganisms and helps to remove intestinal tracts. But the same goes for fiber and "plain" water. Similar to the reduction of adipose tissue. In this case, yes, it may be useful to improve the pH and help begin to kilograms, and then keep the effects of weight loss. Remember, however, that weight dropping must be controlled and our diet can not rely on water itself. In case our daily menu is rich in sweets, it can be observed that our skin looks unfavorably, it is gray and aging faster. Increasing Glucose (Glutathione is a process in which our protein "grabs" the sugar and slowly destroys it. They harden, and thus they begin to lose their functions.) Research confirms that alkaline water can help improve skin condition, restore its firmness by reducing glycation. You would also want to cut down on sugar in your diet. Alkaline water perfectly complements the mineral deficiencies in the body especially in physically active people. We know that by doing sport we need more water, we consume more minerals, and our metabolites need to be excreted from the body. But we must drink not only alkaline water, but also this "ordinary". Alkaline water will be a magnesium, potassium or calcium supplement. Alkaline water has antioxidant properties. During electrolysis in water a hydroxide OH- is formed, which unfortunately is a strong free radical. Free radicals damage cells and DNA. The question is - what is therefore the antioxidant in alkaline water? Alkaline water producers call it ionized water. As the name implies, ionized water contains ions, but each mineral water contains ions. Also, using ion water in tap water that will contain less minerals, the electrolysis process will be weak and the resulting alkaline water will be less alkaline and sterile from mineral substances. In fact, alkaline water awakens mixed emotions. Some people praise it, seeing it as a cure for many ailments and wonderful properties, others undermine it. Surely the arguments are on both sides ... What do you think about this?