Heartburn doesn't just cause unpleasant sensations. If the gastric epithelium is adapted to constant exposure to hydrochloric acid, it often enters the oesophagus and ulcerates the epithelium, causing long-lasting, non-healing ulcers, which can lead to the development of cancerous cells.
According to Dr Strupeikis, ionised alkaline water in the stomach reduces acidity by increasing the pH of the stomach. When the stomach becomes less acidic, the body immediately reacts by producing more stomach acid, but the production of stomach acid results in the formation of sodium bicarbonate, a salt that alkalises the body. When it enters the bloodstream, it alkalinises the entire body. And that's very important - scientists see alkalinising the body as a great way to delay the ageing process. "Our diets are full of acidifying foods, from roast meat to a cup of coffee. These foods require less stomach acid to digest, so the mechanism of acid excretion becomes disrupted and 'stagnant'. Soon we feel the consequences - heartburn. Drinking ionised alkaline water regularly promotes a steady release of stomach acids, ensures the digestive system is working well and heartburn is no longer a problem," explains I. Strupeikis.