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Alkalinity and Sports Performance

March 23, 2013

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Hydration (Alkalinity) and Sports Performance. Athletes and sports trainers know that subtle changes in pH can have profound effects on overall health, feeling of wellness, level of fatigue, pain, weight, ability to train and athletic performance.

Muscle works best in a narrow range of Ph. At rest, muscle pH is about 6.9 pH, while arterial blood is about 7.4 pH. When we exercise, the increased use of muscle glycogen for energy produces lactic, pyruvic acid, and CO2, which decreases muscle pH.. The harder you exercise, the quicker your muscles become acidic which leads to fatigue.

Accumulation of acid also limits production of ATP, the energy molecule, and disrupts enzyme activity that produces energy. For example, the enzyme phosphfructokinase is the rate-limiting step in muscle use of glycogen. When muscle pH falls below 6.6 pH, it stops working altogether.

Acidity also reduces muscle power directly by inhibiting the contractile action of muscle fibers. Do you see how important the structure of the water you are drinking is, the water molecule has to be in small clusters to be able to penetrate the cell walls to flush out the acid before it starts doing damage to the muscles.

Try it for yourself it does not cost anything to try for a couple of weeks to see what it will do for you.

Ionized negative charged restructured alkaline water is by far the best water to drink for hydration and to be able to recover after a hard work out, but remember not all waters are the same just like all alkaline waters are all not the same, it has to have a negative charge to it, that is why you can not bottle it, the charge will only last about 48 hours.

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