How well have water alkaline boosters worked for you?

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   Posted 5/8/2013 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
So I purchased this alkaline booster for water and it just arrived today. I will definitely say that it did not solve all my pain problems, but I was surprised when my pains got worse. I will have to experiment some more over the next couple days though.

What products have other people tried that worked really well? The one I just bought is a small bottle called Alkazone. I am also considering trying actual bottles of alkaline water, but for now this is all I have.
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   Posted 5/9/2013 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
darn, I was expecting that to work - pH 8.8 ? As per

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   Posted 5/9/2013 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Wouldn't taking some tums do just as much raising the PH in you stomach? Instead of chewing a tums I suck on it like a candy, that coats the throat and esophagus with high PH saliva.

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   Posted 5/9/2013 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I just bought an alkaline water flask so I will let you know. I would think it's a good idea to be constantly drinking a little bit of the high pH water throughout the day. Also, it would seem that it will take some time to see any results.

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   Posted 5/9/2013 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
that sounds like something that actually might help me. I haven't tried shy antacids in a long time since my reflux has been so strong that antacids done help at all, like most people here.

JPT and Rick,
I haven't spent a lot of time trying it out. I opened it yesterday and have only tried it once, so it might actually help. I created this looking for input from other people, but I will have more to post about soon.

I did not know when I bought it that it's goal is to balance the pH of the body. The one I bought may be less useful, but I would like to hear if there are other better ones out there.
Right Temporal Lobectomy 4/5/12

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Studying biomedical engineering to research a better fix to at least one of them.

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   Posted 5/20/2013 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Just saw your post from Jan. I tried alkaline water that was 9.5 Essentia. The first 2 days I notice an improvement but on day 3 my LPR was back. I was really hoping it would help long term. Disappointed.

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   Posted 5/21/2013 4:14 AM (GMT -6)   

For me I am not suprised if it made it worse. I find that the fullness of my stomach is very important. If I drink quite a bit, even of alkaline water, then reflux is far more likely, and any sort of reflux irritates an esophagus exposed to GERD. Even mild GERD for a prolonged period can cause the esophagus to become much more sensitive.

I would stick to ant-acids that do not increase the volume of stomach contents by much.
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   Posted 5/21/2013 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
A strong alkali can burn just as much as a strong acid. My tap water is pH neutral and boiling it makes it slightly alkaline, so I've never felt the need to buy alkaline water. Suggest pH testing of drinking water before purchasing alkaline water!

Incidentally, filtering the tap water with a Brita jug filter makes the water acid with a pH of around 5.5. I stopped filtering but there was no change in my symptoms.

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   Posted 5/23/2013 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I strongly suggest Coconut water (not milk) to drink. Just a drink itself will not be enough, from my experience, you also need to change your diet to 80% alkaline foods...It worked really good for me. You can see the details of the alkaline food in my GERD diary posts...
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