Antioxidant alkaline water benefits Kidney Problems
As the level of acidity rise in the body, this puts particular stress on the kidneys increasing the potential for kidney disease. Consequently drinking alkaline water helps to neutralise this acidity and reduce the strain on the kidneys.
Sang Whang in his book Reverse Aging points out his understanding of the cause of kidney stone formation and the role alkaline water can play. He says 'Kidney stones are formed in the kidneys, originally starting as tiny specks of solid substance. As more material clings to the first speck, it gradually builds into a solid object. The substances are made out of phosphates, urates etc. They are salts of phosphoric acid and uric acid generally combined with calcium and/or magnesium. They are formed in the kidneys because the environment is too acidic. These salts
are acidic salts.
Although calcium and magnesium are in the salts, they are there to soften the poisonous effects of uric acid and phosphoric acid. Some people mistakenly believe that kidney stones are formed because there is too much calcium. That is not true. The best proof is that the calcium compound will dissolve in acidic urine while the kidney stones will not.
If you add calcium into the bladder and lower the acidity of the urine, kidney stones will dissolve. Drinking alkaline water will prevent the kidney stones from forming to begin with, and even after formation, it can dissolve them. Because urine is acidic and so are most of the other waste products, any extra calcium that your body doesn't need will be dissolved and discarded by the urine. In the process, it will help dissolve kidney stones, if any. There is no need to worry about too much calcium consumption