What is the optimal pH (potential Hydrogen) and TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) level of drinking water? 

Is Alkaline water proven to provide health benefits? 

Here is some clarity amongst all of the information on the internet posted by people trying to sell you something. 

In two sentences, the conclusion is: Optimal pH for drinking water is neutral or a 7 on the pH scale, and a TDS level of 0-50.  Alkaline water has not been proven to provide humans with any health benefit.

Until there is an actual scientific experiment conducted by a scientist that proves alkaline water is beneficial to drink, don’t waste your money. 

Drinking mineral water (natural, alkaline or man made) is not for everyone. The build up of minerals in your body from years of drinking mineral water or hard water can cause multiple health problems. The healthiest water to consume has a neutral pH and a low TDS (Total Dissolved Solids). Most high-end waters will list on the back of the label what their pH and TDS is. For example, Voss water has a TDS of 44, but a pH of 5.4 so it is very pure, but it is acidic. Fiji water has a TDS of 220, mostly of which is added salt for taste, and a pH of 7.2-7.7. If you can find a water with a naturally neutral pH and a natural TDS between 0-50, you have struck gold. Unfortunately, this is almost impossible to find.  Where to find it?

Here is a chart that breaks down TDS: 


You will find that most bottled water does not fall into the optimal TDS range for drinking water. This is due to the source of the water lacking purity or any added minerals. 

Here is a chart that breaks down pH:


You will find that most bottled water does not fall into the neutral pH range because of the Alkaline fad going on making the manufactures manipulate their water or becasue of impurities in the water. 

We hope that you have found this article to be helpful. 

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