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Article 30 – Scientific Investigation on Alkaline Water

By Sang Whang

MBC, a South Korean TV network, launched several scientific investigations on the effects of alkaline water on chicks and mice. Their research is shown on the Internet Website “youtube,” and search for “Alkalark”. The narration is in Korean with English subtitles. Below is a summary of the video.

The MBC investigation team prepared an unusual experiment using 40,000 chicks. The team separated the chicks in two groups, 20,000 each and put them in two separate farm buildings, A and B.

These chicks were raised for one month and given the same amount of feed, but the drinking water supplied was different. The group in building A was supplied with normal ground water, the group in building B was supplied with alkaline water made by minerals added to the water, including magnesium. Alkaline water is known to have reducing power to get rid of excess acidic wastes created by human metabolism.

Though a cold wave of bird flu hit the country, the chicks here seemed to all be healthy and full of energy.

The team wanted to know what the difference between the two groups was as the result of drinking ordinary water and alkaline water.

First, they inspected the survival rate:
Building A (ground water): 18,900 survived in 30 days: (94.5% survival rate.)
Building B (alkaline water): 19,860 survived in 30 days: (99.3% survival rate.)

The mortality rate of chickens drinking alkaline water is about 1/8 of the ones drinking ordinary ground water.

Next, the team randomly selected 100 chickens from each group and measured the average weight.

Alkaline water group: 1720g,
ground water group: 1590g.

For the next experiment, the MBC team used OlletTF mice which develop diabetes due to genetic obesity.
16 mice were divided into two groups; again,
one with general water and
the other with alkaline water,

but with the same feed.

At the beginning, the mean blood-sugar levels of these mice were
69 (general water) and
53 (alkaline water).

For the next two months the team collected blood samples; levels of blood sugar, neutral fat, and cholesterol were checked regularly. As these mice raise blood-sugar genetically, the key point of this experiment is how much alkaline water influences the increase of blood sugar level.

It was confirmed that alkaline water has the effect of restraining about 34% of blood-sugar level compared with general water.

General water group:
Initial blood-sugar level               69 mg/dL
Two months later                        203 mg/dL

Alkaline water group:
Initial blood-sugar level               53 mg/dL
Two months later                       153 mg/dL

Below is the change of neutral fat value. In this, alkaline water also has the effect of restraining about 30% of neutral fat value compared with general water.

General water group:
Initial neutral fat value                77 mg/dL
Two months later                        356 mg/dL

Alkaline water group:
Initial neutral fat value                70 mg/dL
Two months later                       285 mg/dL

What is the value change of cholesterol combined with unhealthy cholesterol, that is LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein)?

General water group:
Initial cholesterol value                17 mg/dL
Two months later                        56 mg/dL

Alkaline water group:
Initial cholesterol value                15 mg/dL
Two months later                       24 mg/dL

This experiment proves that alkaline water has an effect not only on restraining blood-sugar value, but also on various kinds of adult disease such as hardening of the arteries, etc.

The experiment of alkaline water’s anti-cancer effect

After injecting melanoma as a malignant skin cancer cell strain into the abdominal cavity of the experimental mice, the team observed the tumor size and the speed of spread. There were two groups of mice; one was made to drink alkaline water and the other the general water. The same feed was distributed.

After 15 days:
Compared with the tumor size of 10.78mm on the mice drinking alkaline water, the tumor on the mice drinking general water, were doubled in size to 20.11mm.

The team cut the tumors and measured the weight:
It was 2.3 g for the mice drinking alkaline water, and 4.8 g for the mice drinking general water.

The team injected skin cancer cells into the tails and observed cancer spreading to the lungs, and they noticed a big difference in the number of colonies between the 2 groups. What appears as black dots on the white lungs are cancer cell colonies. The number of cancer cell colonies in the mice drinking general water was 260, while that of the mice drinking alkaline water was 145. This shows that alkaline water has an anti-cancer effect of restraining tumor spread.

These experiments, published by the MBC network, Korea, are very informative. It clearly indicates that alkaline water helps restore and maintain good health in animals. It is unfortunate that the examining team did not publish the pH values of the general water and alkaline water used. If the pH of the alkaline water was much higher, the end results could have been much more significant.

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