Manufacturers of artificial alkaline water developed ionizing machines in order to replicate the healthful water found in the natural springs of places like the French Alps, the Himalayas, the Andes, Hawaii, and some of the other Polynesian Islands. While they were successful in replicating some of properties of natural alkaline water, the characteristics that can be artificially mimicked are not the ones that are actually healthful to the human body.
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It is true that artificial alkaline water does usually have a high pH and is highly alkaline, but this does not manifest in healthful effects on the body. Just because a substance has a high pH does not mean that consuming it will raise the body’s pH accordingly. In fact, in some cases drinking water with an artificially increased pH can actually lessen the body’s alkalinity.