CAN I DRINK ALKALINE WATER IF I AM TAKING PROBIOTICS?​

Can I Drink Alkaline Water if I Am Taking Probiotics?

More and more are starting to realize the importance of not only drinking water but choosing the right water to drink. As the years go by, key research is showing that different types of water can have properties that make it better than other types and provide more benefits to your body. One of these types of water is alkaline water. Alkaline water is one of those types of water that has been gaining traction for all of its benefits to the body. Yet, as it grows in popularity, naturally curiosity around what you should or shouldn’t do when consuming this water grows as well. One concern around drinking alkaline water is the concern of whether drinking alkaline water alongside probiotics is bad for you? So, let’s quickly dive a bit into this question.


The Connection Between Alkaline Water and Probiotics

   In order to understand how both probiotics and alkaline water can work to improve the gut’s microbiome, it is first important to understand what each of them have to offer. Alkaline water works well with probiotics because probiotics thrive in an alkaline environment and a negative Oxidation Reduction Potential. Alkaline water offers the highest negative ORP which helps support the growth and existence of beneficial bacteria. A gut that is too acidic can cause good bacteria to die off and create an imbalance in the gut. This will hurt your digestive health overall. In this way, alkaline water can help support the right environment for the probiotics that you take as well as the naturally occurring good bacteria in the gut. 

 

Improving Digestive Health

    The reason that some people have been concerned about probiotic consumption alongside alkaline water consumption, mainly has to do with the fact that some people are concerned with the idea that probiotics may prevent alkalinity within the body which would therefore negate the effects of the alkaline water. The reality is that probiotic supplements with alkaline water can actually improve your digestive health. Research has shown that those with upset digestion found relief after drinking alkaline water and that drinking alkaline water can actually stimulate the growth of probiotics and reduce the growth of harmful bacteria. Taking alkaline water and probiotics can also help to reduce acidity in the stomach which can further help probiotics to thrive in the gut. This can make probiotic and alkaline water a great combo for overall improved digestive health. For that reason, don’t worry about taking probiotics with alkaline water. The combo works great to improve your digestion and help ease uncomfortable side effects from bad digestion such as stomachaches, bloating, acid reflux, etc. Both can help reduce the effects and too much acidity in the body and can not only help to balance the gut, but the body’s overall pH level. In other words, this great combo has what you need to start feeling healthier and ready to tackle whatever comes your way. So, drink up and experience what probiotics and alkaline water can do for you!

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