Alkaline Water contains alkaline minerals. You may have seen it in health food stores. Some companies are now delivering it to 7-11s!

It’s the buzzword of the healthy trend set, but is it good for you and do you need to buy it? Few people realise that most people’s home water supply is already alkaline. It’s alkaline because all the water supply is alkaline, or the local water authority has added calcium carbonate to it to make it slightly alkaline. They do this to avoid acidic water eating away at old copper pipes.

Depending upon its actual pH levels, it is healthy water, as evidenced by the meta-study available at the attachment below.

Should you pay for alkaline water? We’d recommend you check with your local water supply first. If the pH of your water is over pH8, don’t bother. Save the plastic!