Why Alkaline Water is so effective at preventing Acid Reflux

Triggers for Acid Reflux:
– Alcohol and spicy, fatty, or acidic foods that trigger heartburn
– Eating large meals
– Eating close to bedtime
– Obesity
– Wearing tight clothes

Source: National Institute (NIH) of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Travel Water is proven to neutralize acidity at its source. Just adding a few drops to your coffee, wine, juice, as well as the 8 glasses of water you consume, helps prevent Acid Reflux. Below you’ll find a medical study that’s published on PubMed.gov on just how effective Alkaline Water is at preventing Acid Reflux.

Potential benefits of pH 8.8 alkaline drinking water as an adjunct in the treatment of reflux disease.

At the cellular level, tissue-bound pepsin is fundamental to the pathophysiologic mechanism of reflux disease, and although the thresholds for laryngeal damage in laryngopharyngeal reflux and for esophageal damage in gastroesophageal reflux disease differ, both forms of damage are due to pepsin, which requires acid for its activation. In addition, human pepsin remains stable at pH 7.4 and may be reactivated by hydrogen ions from any source. Thus, most tap and bottled waters (typically pH 6.7 to 7.4) would not be expected to affect pepsin stability. The purposes of these in vitro studies were to investigate whether artesian well water containing natural bicarbonate (pH 8.8) might irreversibly denature (inactivate) human pepsin, and to establish its potential acid-buffering capacity.

Laboratory studies were performed to determine whether human pepsin was inactivated by pH 8.8 alkaline water. In addition, the buffering capacity of the alkaline water was measured and compared to that of the two most popular commercially available bottled waters.

The pH 8.8 alkaline water irreversibly inactivated human pepsin (in vitro), and its hydrochloric acid-buffering capacity far exceeded that of the conventional-pH waters.

Unlike conventional drinking water, pH 8.8 alkaline water instantly denatures pepsin, rendering it permanently inactive. In addition, it has good acid-buffering capacity. Thus, the consumption of alkaline water may have therapeutic benefits for patients with reflux disease.
PMID: 22844861 [Link to Article]

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pH and Bacterial Growth

Here’s a question an answer segment taken from the US Department of Energy – Office of Science, on how bacterial growth is affected by pH levels. Scientists explain that different strains of bacteria have evolved to thrive in certain pH conditions. For example, the bacteria in our stomach thrive in acidic pH levels while bacteria in the skin thrive in a slightly basic 7.4 pH level.

An introduction of a highly alkaline pH level to your underarms (via Travel Water) will stop the growth of bacteria. In fact, we have had numerous people as well as myself confirm that Travel Water works in counteracting Body Odor.

I use around 15 drops on each armpit and let it air dry. I usually do this before I shower or after a hard work out.

Can you describe in detail how pH affects bacterial growth, and what pH level allows minimum or maximum growth?

Replies from participating  Scientists:
Bacteria need a physiological pH inside their cells, just like all other living organisms. Their ability to survive in extreme pH (either high or low) depends on their ability to correct for the difference between inside and out. One example of a bacterium that can live in acidic environments is Helicobacter pylori which lives in the stomach. It produces high amounts of urease which is an enzyme that degrades urea, and by doing so decreases the acidity (raises the pH). Imagine the bacteria produce a ‘cloud’ of neutral pH around them to protect them from the acidic environment.

There are other bacteria that are specialized to live in basic pH, for instance near black smokers, geological fountains of minerals that shoot highly alkaline minerals into the ocean. In conclusion, which pH is lethal for the bacteria depends on the species. Their defense is to keep the protons or OH- ions out. Would they not succeed, then their proteins would rapidly denature. That is the lethal toxicity of non-physiological pH.

Trudy Wassenaar

This would take about a thousand pages to give some of the details. VERY briefly, the pH affects the ionization and therefore the binding and interaction of a myriad of molecular processes…this includes very basic things such as nutrient availability. For example, depending on the pH certain metals will take on different ionization states and therefore will or will not be able to be utilized. PH also affects the solubility of many sunstances that bacteria need. There is also no certain pH level for maximum growth for bacteria in general since they all differ slightly in their evolution. Some grow in a very acid environment eg. H. pylori while others do not..eg. many Pseudomonas. Species… nothing is simple in science. 🙂

Peter Faletra Ph.D.
Office of Science
Department of Energy

pH affects bacteria the same way it affects all living things. Extremes of pH affect the function of enzyme systems by denaturing them. However, bacteria become adapted over time to their surroundings. Just like we have enzymes that are adapted to the pH of our stomachs (very acidic) or to the small intestine (basic), bacteria that live in acid conditions are adapted to them. If they are moved to an environment that is neutral or basic they will probably die. So my point is, it depends on the bacteria and what its natural environment is. Bacteria that are human or animal pathogens are generally adapted to a pH of about 7.4 which is slightly basic.