Alkaline Water and Digestion

Kangen Water


Prof. Kogure Keizoo, Kogure Clinic of Juntendo Hospital

The stomach is readily upset both by diseases affecting the stomach and by other general illnesses. In addition, any nervous tension or anxiety frequently causes gastric upset, vague symptoms when they are under some strain. The important role of alkaline ionic water in our stomach is to neutralize the secretion and strengthen its functions.

Usually, after consuming the alkaline ionic water for 1 to 3 minutes, the gastric juice increase to l l/2 times. For those suffering from hypochlorhydria or achlorhydria (low in gastric juice) the presence of alkaline ionic water will stimulate the stomach cells to secrete more gastric juice. This in turn enhances digestion and absorption of minerals. However, on the other hand, those with hyperchlorhydria (high in gastric juice), the alkaline ionic water neutralizes the excessive gastric juice. Hence, it does not create any adverse reaction. According to the medical lecturer from Maeba University, the pH of the gastric secretion will still remain normal when alkaline ionic water is consumed. This proved that the ability of the alkaline ionic water is able to neutralize as well as to stimulate the secretion.

Note: According to the Singapore Ministry of Health, Colorectal Cancer is 13% of cancer deaths. Colorectal cancer is one of the fastest spreading cancers in Singapore and is fast overtaking lung cancer as the leading cancer killer. Those in the high-risk group are Chinese and those above 45 years. One in 25 Chinese has a possibility of being a victim – The Straits Times 18/7/1992