We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

Advertiser Disclosure

Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

How We Make Money

We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently from our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is an Alkalizer?

By Ken Black
Updated Mar 03, 2024
Our promise to you
The Health Board is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At The Health Board, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

An alkalizer is a device that serves to reduce acidity in water, then taking it slightly to the other side of the scale, making it a little on the base side. An alkalizer is usually connected to a faucet providing tap water, most commonly in the kitchen, where the vast majority of water for cooking and drinking is taken from. Many companies sell these devices and they are also readily available for ordering online.

Most units work the same way, through a multi-step process. First, the water passes through a charcoal filter to help remove any impurities. Then, it is ionized by passing over positive and negative electrodes. This is what is thought to produce the alkaline water. An alkalizer is also thought to break up the mineral clusters in the water, thus providing better hydration.

For those who have other water treatment systems hooked up to their water supply, it is best to seek advice before using an alkalizer. Some systems may not be compatible with all devices and may neutralize any benefit they may otherwise provide. For example, a reverse osmosis system and alkalizer should not be used together. This is because the device uses the minerals in the water to help produce the desired effects. Reverse osmosis systems, as well as distillers, take away the vast majority of these minerals.

Those who promote alkalizers and other alkaline water products also point to a number of other health benefits that the water is supposed to provide. These include digestion issues and respiratory issues such as asthma. Alkaline drinking water is thought to produce these benefits by helping to restore the natural chemical balances in the body.

While it is possible to achieve alkaline drinking water through a number of different sources, the alkalizer may be the most common and the cheapest way to get alkaline water. First, the system can be used to produce many gallons of water. Also, with replaceable cartridges and other parts, the device can be used many times before it reaches the end of its useful life.

While there may be some benefits to using these devices, some scientists believe those benefits are overstated. For example, they say water is not conductive enough to be affected by running it over electrodes. Further, they argue any alkalinity in the water would more than be eliminated by the natural acidity of the stomach.

The Health Board is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.

Discussion Comments

The Health Board, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

The Health Board, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.