Why You Should Drink Alkaline Water (giveaway)

by Janice

I am obsessed with drinking water — all.day.long. You will never see me leave my house without a bottle of water in my hand. At home, there is usually a “Hansel and Gretel” trail of empty water glasses revealing where I have been that day.

So it was serendipity when, after flying standby due to a canceled flight, I ended up sitting next to Yvonne Anderson, founder of Santevia Water Systems. Yvonne and I got to chatting and I learned about the incredible benefits of alkaline water and creating a pH balance in our bodies.

Right there, on that plane, I told Yvonne I couldn’t wait to tell you all about Santevia and alkaline water. She even gave me the very water bottle and alkaline filter stick she was using. And I have been drinking alkaline water ever since!

Now, when you see me with a bottle of water, you will see an alkaline stick filter in that bottle.


Why Should I Drink Alkaline Water?

All chemical processes have an ideal pH at which they are most efficient between 0-14. An acid pH is below 7, 7 is neutral and above 7 is alkaline. The human body functions best with an internal chemistry being slightly alkaline – a pH of 7.0 to 8.0. Your blood must maintain a pH of 7.4. If the blood pH falls below 7.2, you die. Cells die at about 3.5 pH and are in disease when below 7.0.


7 = Neutral 7.4 = Blood pH

Your body does not manufacture alkaline but, in fact, produces acid as a by-product of normal metabolism. Considering this, plus many other factors like stress that contribute to an acid pH, is why you must supply a higher amount of alkaline from food and water sources to keep a healthy balance.

Alkaline or acid produced by the body must have an equal and opposite acid or alkaline produced by the body; therefore, there is no net gain. However, alkaline supplied from outside the body, like drinking alkaline water, results in a net gain of alkalinity in our body.

Did You Know?

  • Most of the disease that plague people in the West could not occur in a pH balanced body.
  • The rate at which you age is determined by how acidic your blood is. Graying hair and wrinkling and sagging skin are all worsened by acid in your body.
  • The reason cholesterol levels soar is to repair the damage caused to arteries by acidic blood, which scours your arterial walls like an SOS pad.
  • Cancer cells require acidity to survive. That’s right: they thrive in an acid environment but are unable to survive in an alkaline one.
  • Most people would experience significantly less pain if their pH was balanced. That includes those who suffer from serious disorders such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.

How Can I Get More Alkaline in My Body?

Hydration is critical to our health. In fact, we should be taking in 8-10 glasses of water every day, and even more if you are a soda or coffee drinker! It takes 32 glasses of 7.0 water to neutralize 1 glass of soda! Santevia Water Systems want to help us achieve the right amount of alkaline in our bodies so that we can feel better, look better, and physically be healthier.

Eat More Alkalined Foods

Too many times we graze on foods that are very acidic. The above photo shows you the foods that are higher in alkaline that you should eat to help balance your body out.

Drink More Alkaline Water

By keeping alkaline ready water on hand, you are more likely to drink it instead of going for the soda, coffee, and other types of drinks available. Santevia Water has many resources such as pitchers, water sticks, counter top systems, and more. This holiday season is a great time to give the gift of health to you and YOUR family! Not only would this make a great Christmas gift for your family personally, but you can also gift others around you.

Christmas Gift Ideas

The Santevia Water To Go Alkaline Stick makes a great stocking stuffer, hostess gift, or housewarming gift. Your child’s teacher would definitely appreciate a water bottle and stick as a Christmas gift. For the in-laws, nestle an Alkaline Water Filtration Pitcher under the tree this year! Many older men and women don’t drink enough water and this is a great way to ensure that they do.

Enter to win

Santevia wants to get you started off right this year. We will be giving away water for a year! This is a $165 package that includes:

  • 1 x Santevia Alkaline Pitcher = $59.99
  • 1 x Santevia Tritan Water Bottle = $11.99
  • 1 x Santevia Alkaline Water Stick = $14.99
  • 2 x Santevia Pitcher 3 Pack Filter = $79.98

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We are working with Santevia to share about how important it is for us to drink alkaline water so that we can stay healthy. All opinions listed are our own.


Please Note: We are NOT health professionals and are not making any health claims. We are simply sharing our opinions and what we have learned about balancing our bodies’ pH levels. If you have any questions about your health, please talk to your doctor.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lori November 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

My husband has researched alkaline water and is extremely interested. Getting the water stick for stocking stuffers sounds like a great idea! Thank you for the information and reminding me to drink more water.


2 Mindy November 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm

sounds like something I should look into!


3 Thelma November 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Thanks for the giveaway.I would love for Santa to bring me the Alkaline Water Gravity Countertop System


4 Anne November 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

The titan water bottle would be great.


5 Kimberly November 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

The alkaline water stick sounds like a must! I will be researching this topic further! Thank you for the information and a great giveaway!


6 Tracy November 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I drink a ton of water. Now I’m going to have to look into this. Thanks for the heads up!


7 Jaimie November 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

It is smart to test the alkaline level of different waters with the stick. We tried some Kangen water for 4 weeks, and within 1 day of drinking it my boys were vomiting profusely. Turns out that the alkaline level was too high for their little systems, and it does take some time to get used to. I read online that this is very common, and many people have side effects. Just an FYI for those looking into alkaline water. I know it has it’s benefits, but we stopped using it because of all the side effects.


8 Jen F November 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I really could use the Santevia Water To Go Alkaline Stick .


9 Anne N. November 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I like the Santevia Water Gravity Systems.


10 Kat November 30, 2012 at 12:32 am

I would totally use the pitcher.


11 CHristine JEnsen November 30, 2012 at 2:41 am

I would love the water bottle!


12 Crissy D. November 30, 2012 at 5:40 am

I like the water pitcher, it would be nice to keep in the fridge, great for the whole family!


13 Marti Parks November 30, 2012 at 6:48 am

I would love to have the water pitcher.


14 amyc November 30, 2012 at 7:08 am

I like the pitcher. I have a friend fighting breast cancer right now. A few months ago, the doctors told her she had a year to live. She studied up on alkaline water and followed the diet. Now, the doctors are saying the tumors are shrinking.


15 LaTanya November 30, 2012 at 7:56 am

Santevia Alkaline Pitcher


16 Rebecca November 30, 2012 at 8:32 am

The Tritan Water Bottle


17 Chip November 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

The Tritan Water Bottle


18 ellie November 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

The water pitcher would be excellent.


19 Laurie Riedman November 30, 2012 at 11:36 am

Hi. My friend has a very expensive filter system in her home that does this and she raves about it. I love the idea of the pitcher and/ water bottle. It would be wonderful for santa to deliver that to me this year – especially since I’m “santa” :) now if I didn’t’ have to buy myself a gift – THAT would be a miracle~! Hee hee ….


20 Staci A November 30, 2012 at 11:58 am

I’d love to have the Alkaline Water Gravity Dispenser System too!


21 Cara November 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Not being a downer, but what scientific research shows that this is true? Sounds like just another “miracle cure” to me. With no peer-reviewed studies, I’m very skeptical of these kinds of claims.


22 Yvonne Anderson December 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

There is a great deal of scientific research that shows the benefits of an Alkaline Diet and Alkaline Water. Check out a book called, The Ultimate pH Solution by Michelle Cook. (Amazon) She compiles much of the research in an easy to read book for non scientists but also cites all the studies in the back. Good luck on your journey to excellent health. Yvonne Anderson, CEO Santevia Water Systems


23 Cara December 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

That’s interesting since actual scientists have debunked this myth.


24 Yvonne Anderson December 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Throughout history learned scientists have had opposing views on many topics. New emerging science is often criticised before becoming mainstream. I always say the BIG 3 things we need to do to stay healthy is EAT well – whole foods, DRINK lots of good water every day and EXERCISE regularly. I would also add to that – laugh alot! Enjoy the journey! Yvonne Anderson, CEO Santevia Water Systems


25 LOLZ July 30, 2014 at 2:51 am

That’s a pretty weak article that seems to only address some quack fake doctor’s claims. I can only say this about alkaline water. I have gout — as you know gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the blood. I used to get gout in the fall and spring — one time from May until August straight. Since that time I have been using a Santevia Alkaline Energy Flask and have not had one gout attack since. Maybe it doesn’t affect the blood PH but somewhere it is doing something. In my years it has also been my experience that what scientists come out with one year they change the next. I believe you do not understand how science works. It is all scientific theory…I remember one time reading how scientist found cheese caused cancer..lol…of course it doesn’t…and many scientists manipulate data towards what they want it to say. Sorry saying scientists say something means very little until others have gotten the same results year after year.


26 Margaret Rogers November 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm

This sounds interesting, I havent’ heard this before…


27 Shirley November 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Santevia® ALKALINE Water Filtration Pitcher


28 Karen Lynch November 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm

The water sticks would be convenient


29 Angela E. November 30, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I’m all for this one!


30 Don November 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Would like to try this product.


31 Heather Hayes Panjon November 30, 2012 at 11:48 pm

The Compatible Water Coolers Sound Great !:)


32 mrsshukra December 1, 2012 at 1:28 am

The Tritan Water Bottle is cool! Alkaline water is the only way to go.


33 Daiva December 1, 2012 at 7:49 am

Santevia Tritan Water Bottle


34 Brittany December 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

In addition to the products you are giving away I would also love to try the Food Spa – Ozone Food Sanitizer . Thanks for the chance to giveaway.


35 ACMommy3 December 1, 2012 at 10:08 am

Wow, this sounds interesting. I would like to get the Tritan Water Bottle and the Water Sticks for my sister and I to try!


36 Chuck December 1, 2012 at 11:37 am

This sounds great, we’ve never had a water pitcher like this one before.


37 Jessica December 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Sounds very interesting and would love to try


38 Steph December 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I like the Santevia Tritan™ Water Bottle in green


39 Garrett December 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

All of these sound good to try.


40 Lori D. December 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Wow, what a neat thing to know, thanks.


41 christine jessamine December 1, 2012 at 8:41 pm

i would love it if santa brought me the Alkaline Water Pitcher – Green


42 Narathip Wall. December 2, 2012 at 12:47 am

I would like the Santevia Alkaline Pitcher.


43 Krista December 2, 2012 at 1:55 am

We filter our water because it’s so “hard” it tastes gross… so I wonder if this helps with our alkalinity already… since hard water usually has a higher percentage of alkaline materials. I’d still be interested in the pitcher.


44 Wehaf December 2, 2012 at 8:32 am

I would love to get the Alkaline Water Energy Flask in my holiday take this year.


45 Denise December 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

This would be a great gift!


46 Janet December 3, 2012 at 7:11 am

I think I would like the stick. Thanks!


47 Melissa December 3, 2012 at 11:51 am

Id like the pitcher, we filter our water with a pitcher already, and this seems so much better


48 Dani December 3, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I would love for Santa to bring an Alkaline Water Filtration Pitcher.


49 Ashley December 4, 2012 at 2:57 am

This is awesome! :)


50 Cathy B*****y December 4, 2012 at 3:21 am

I would love to try the shower filter, the energy flasks bottles, and the water pitcher!
Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope at yahoodotcom


51 Ashley turicik December 4, 2012 at 5:00 am

The alkaline water stick


52 June December 4, 2012 at 10:41 am

This sounds like a great product.


53 Tammy J. December 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I used to hate drinking water then I became diabetic, and now I love drinking water. It’s critical to how I feel that I drink lots of water every day. I didn’t know about alkaline vs. acid in water and foods. I’d love to win this!


54 sindy murray December 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

The Food Spa – Ozone Food Sanitizer!


55 Sadie December 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

Santevia Tritan Water Bottle- please, Santa.


56 Van December 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I’d use these all the time if I won them.


57 Jen S. December 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I think the
Santevia Enhanced Shower Filter
would be a great gift to get.


58 paige aka mrs. bacon December 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The Titan water bottle Santa I have been good.


59 Chrissy Nestor December 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

The Santevia Alkaline Pitcher!

chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com


60 ANGEL JACKLYN December 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

THE “Santevia Enhanced Shower Filter” WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE…. SANTA… =D


61 Lolli S December 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I would love their reverse osmosis system!


62 Brittany Odonnell December 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

id love to have the pitcher and the water stick.


63 Diane B. December 15, 2012 at 12:51 am

I’d love to have the pitcher. I’m always drinking special filtered water from a pitcher. Thanks for the giveaway & Merry Christmas.


64 dan williams December 17, 2012 at 10:31 am

twitted this today, 17/12


65 jacob holms October 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

I see alot of people here are skeptical about alkaline water to answer many of your questions about medical research I found alot of that research here http://www.bawellwaterionizers.com/benefits.html
best regards and hope you find what your looking for, in favor or not in favor


66 Pumps & Valves June 16, 2014 at 5:52 am

It’s really awesome idea to test alkaline level by using stick in different type of waters. It sound’s great and I haven’t heard this before. After getting through this blog I’d like to get this water bottle and stick to test the alkaline of water. Thanks for sharing it. Keep up blogging.


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