What exactly are things like Smartwater advertising with balanced pH, and does it make any biological difference?

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What exactly are things like Smartwater advertising with balanced pH, and does it make any biological difference?

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Because there is a belief of a basic environment inside the body that prevents cancer from thriving. There is evidence that cancer grows in acidic environments and to show thier water is more pure then others.

It’s complete BS. Small differences in the pH of your water do not make any difference whatsoever. It’s just marketing to make it sound more healthy, when in reality any bottled water is more questionable than filtered tap water due to the plastic particles that seep from the bottle (provided that you live in an area with drinkable tap water)

Chiming in having studied human physiology on Bachelor’s level.

What everyone says is true, it is total bullcrap. Your body maintains a REALLY steady pH by itself, keeping it around 7.35-7.45. Anything more or less is a sign of serious illness and potentially life-threatening. For this reason your body actively and passively buffers any attempts to fiddle with blood pH. If your blood’s pH changes, you should seek immediate medical help, not drink some “pH-adjusted” water.

Furthermore, if the water was basic enough to have considerable effect, it’d be life-threatening. Drink one bottle to reach “optimum pH”? Good. Drank 3 bottles bit too quickly on a hot day? Enjoy twitching on the ground due to alkalosis.

If the water actually worked the way it claims, the bottle would have huge warning labels on it to avoid accidental injuries and/or death.