Important information about the pH-value
The mean pH-value of PI®-Water is between pH 6,5 to 6,8. This number is based on multitude of tests during the last years. The pH value is directly dependent of the so called “residual carbon dioxide” (absolutely flavourless) which is contained in every kind of water. This carbon dioxide rapidly volatilize on its way to the water’s consumption. Furthermore many waterworks add artificially carbon dioxide and oxygen to support the shelf life and sterilization. These measures lower the pH-value. This has an effect on the pH-value after the reverse osmosis treatment as well, because gases can’t be filtered by the membranes.
What does pH-value actually mean?
pH-value indicates the concentration of hydrogen ions in a fluid which is equal with the protons’ concentration. Measuring the pH-value quantifies the terms acid (< pH 7), alkaline (> pH 7) and neutral (= ph 7). Acids are proton donors and basis proton acceptors.
Very low-mineralized waters have in general a slightly acidic pH-value. Scientists such as the famous french hydrologist Prof. Vincent see the benefit of drinking slightly acidic low-mineralized water especially in the stimulation of the kidney’s excretory function.
Academic medical studies prove: Drinking low-mineralized water — after a high quality treatment — stimulates the excretion of uric acid. This way PI®-Water is a gentle means of detoxing the body in entirely natural way.
Dr. Marco Neri and Antonio Paoli, both members of the advisory council of the Italian fitness federation, published on the subject of the pH-Value an article with following statement (Rimini, 4.10.2001):
The acid- or respectively base-forming effect of food depends of the way, how it is metabolized by the organism. Event the base-formig fruits and vegetables have a pH-value under 7. To reach an even acid-base-ballance a couple factors need to be considered:
- Consumption of excessive base-forming food
- Renouncement of coffee, tee, alcohol and nicotine
- Reduction of stress
- and among other things purposeful intake of dietary supplements
Following these steps the pH-Value of the tissue rises, hence the body is ready to release the acidic waste products formed by “hyperacidity”. To do this the body needs a fair amount of transport ready water (water with high hydration capability). A water that has due its low mineralisation a high binding capacity absorbs the acidic waste products and dispose those through the kidney out of the body.
The acid-base-balance setting competence of water is based on it function as a transport “vehicle” and not by rising the pH-value in the tissue per se. The pH-value rises because of the disposal of the acidic waste products.
Additionally the decisive factor at the end is what way how a material or fluid in the body acts. Is it acid- or base-forming or is it neutral (compar.: Lemonjuice — quality: acidic, effect: base-forming).
Further to consider is the pH-value in the stomach has a value between 1,5 and 2. It rises to 5,5 to 8 in the guts.