Thursday, October 24, 2013

Alkaline Water for Gout

Increasing the alkalinity of the body is a good way to reduce your risk of gout. When you add sugary carbonated sodas, candy, beers, sugars, meats, and other acidic foods and beverages the your diet the body as a whole becomes more acidic. This is not good for the body as viruses and bacteria can survive. It is even worse for gout sufferers, it makes it harder for the kidneys to remove the excess uric acid which contribute to more gout.

The human body is naturally alkaline with a pH of around 7.4.

pH < 7 is Acid
pH = 7 is Neutral
pH > 7 is Alkaline

Pool Chemical Test Kit to test pH for Gout
Pool Chemical Test Kit
 There are many different ways to get alkaline water depending on your taste buds and budget. Each method has it's pros and cons. To test the pH of the water, you can get a swimming pool chemical test kit or test strips. There are also test strips used for urinalysis to check the acidity of your urine to track your progress.

Lemon Water - The cheapest way to get alkaline water at home is squeezing lemon juice into regular tap water. Although the lemon water is acid, it is believed to have an alkaline effect on the body.

Baking Soda - Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate), which has a pH of around 8.0, will alkaline your water also and is very inexpensive. Due to the high sodium content, baking soda can increase your blood pressure. Ask your doctor before trying this remedy. Personally, I did not like the flavor or texture of the baking soda water.

Baking Soda Remedy
- A half teaspoon to 6 to 8 ozs of water.

Alkaline Drops for Gout
 Alkaline drops - Alkaline drops can be added to any beverage to increase it's alkalinity. Although, not as inexpensive as lemons or  baking soda, a single bottle is not too expensive and can last for weeks or months. The bottles are small so they travel well and are convenient when out for dinner. There are several brands available through your local health food store or favorite online retailer. Each brand of Alkaline drops I tried each used different minerals to change the pH of the water. This created an after taste in some brand that I did not like. I prefer AlkaZone, but I recommend trying several brands to find the one you like.

Water Alkalizer Machines - Water Alkalizer use electric charges, or electrolysis, to adjust the pH of the water in its tank. Alkalizers can be purchases in small portable bottles, counter-top versions, or systems for an entire house. Some of these systems are very expensive so that are not for everyone.


  1. Thanks for the post, and I've been looking at some of the different water ionizers and I had no idea that they would be so expensive.

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