The benefits of drinking AQUA OH-! for resistance training.

Decrease muscle recovery time, reduce cortisol and neutralize lactic acid.

By: Dr. Keith Kantor


Alkaline water has become very popular in the health and fitness industry due to its positive influence on our body’s pH and acid levels.  We often hear the term pH balance, but what does that mean?  The text book definition of pH is a figure expressing the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a logarithmic scale on which 7 is neutral, lower values are more acid, and higher values more alkaline. Our body does a great job of maintaining a pH of 7.35-7.45, if it were to go lower or higher we would end up in critical health because our body cannot handle that much variation on pH levels.  

NEW alkaline hydroxide beverage AQUA OH-! ELIMINATES acidity!


If AQUA OH! does not physically change the pH of our body then what are the health benefits?

It is important to note that AQUA OH! does not physically change the pH levels but it reduces the acid levels in the body! Acidity is caused by H+ ions in the body. AQUA OH! concentrate contains OHions. These seek out the H+ ions and combine to form water, which reduces the acidity which also causes inflammation, increased cortisol levels and longer muscle recovery periods. This is important with heavy lifting and resistance training, to name a few.

AQUA OH! is also lab certified to neutralize lactic acid.

In addition, when we eat or drink foods like coffee, sugar, processed meats, white flour, etc. our metabolism also has to work hard to maintain a pH balance and the result is excess byproducts and acid build up in the body.  

When we strength train, perform high intensity interval training, or train for endurance events like marathons, cycling, or triathlons lactic acid builds up and the stress hormone cortisol levels will also increase.   Exercise in all forms is extremely beneficial to the body but it is also a stress on the body and if your recovery practices are not reducing inflammation, acid or cortisol levels it will hinder your performance and can harm your overall health. This is why some athletes look more weathered then others, their body is in a state of chronic inflammation and they look older than they actually are, they have a difficult time putting on lean muscle or maintaining optimal body fat levels and/or they are always injured.  

Regardless the body has to maintain pH balance.   As a result of an acidic diet, chronic stress or intense exercise without proper recovery nutrition or rest, there is excess acid in parts of the body.  The inflammation from excess acid can increase risk for heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and cause excess cortisol production, weight gain, aches, pains and muscle/joint soreness.


AQUA OH! is the best vehicle for reducing acid, improving muscle recovery, and lowering risk for inflammation related diseases.

The preferred amount of diluted AQUA OH! concentrate to drink is one half your body weight in ounces per day. AQUA OH! is made from limestone, 100% natural ingredients and actually removes acid from the body. Remember it comes as a concentrate, so add one ounce of AQUA OH! to 31 ounces of regular clean water to make a quart.  One can consume more based on individual needs.

AQUA OH! creates “Ultra Hydration,” this is because it makes water in the body when OH- combines with H+, this increase in water molecules increases overall hydration.  When the body is optimally hydrated the pathways within the body are naturally detoxified resulting in decreased inflammation, improved nutrient absorption, weight loss, and lowering risk for inflammatory related diseases.  


Common symptoms:

  • Increased urination- this is part of the detoxification of the internal pathways of the body
  • Increased energy and alertness- due to the ultra-hydration, the body will absorb extra oxygen (since it is detoxifying) and feel an overall sustained increased energy and ability to focus.  
  • Improved muscle recovery time- most people are shocked that their body is able to recover faster when they start drinking AQUA OH! This is due to the removal of acid.  

There is also a topical gel called GEL AQUA OH! That can be applied to acute sources of pain like the back, neck or shoulders for natural pain relief.  The gel is also used improving the appearance of skin, and treating skin related issues like eczema, acne, etc.


It is important to note that not all alkaline water is created equal.  

Manufacturers have different ways that the water is processed and different sources to create alkaline water.  If it is not a quality water you will not receive the benefits listed above. Quality manufacturers and processing is important for the overall integrity of the product.

Minerals and electrolytes merely neutralize excess acid (H+) in the body through buffering but this does not eliminate the acid. The acid is still present. By eliminating acid instead of just buffering it, hydroxide prevents the excess acid from disrupting molecules in the bloodstream. This makes more oxygen available in the bloodstream and reduces acidosis, which most scientific studies say greatly reduces inflammation.

I recommend AQUA OH! as the best alkaline hydroxide water on the market.  



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