What is Alkaline Water?
There has been some discussion lately about the benefits of drinking water that is alkaline. Although there is little research published on the topic, the usual argument is that our modern diet and lifestyle promote a build-up of acid, which our bodies struggle to eliminate.
We have recently introduced Alkaline Reverse Osmosis water in our 24 hour vending area. This water is produced by passing RO water through an alkalizing filter where it absorbs a small amount of calcium and magnesium, giving the water a pleasant alkaline flavour.
Our Spring water is naturally alkaline and contains about five times the level of total mineral (calcium, magnesium, potassium) found in our Alkaline RO water. If you are looking to make yourself more alkaline, trying our Spring water may be beneficial.
Fluoride in the News
The long-standing debate over the fluoridation of tap water has recently been re-ignited by scientific researchers, doctors, dentists, and other health professionals, who are speaking out against the practice. Recent studies have linked fluoridation to higher rates of ADHD, and thyroid changes. In addition, a study released in 2017 by researchers with the University of Toronto found a lowering of cognitive function in the children of mothers showing elevated fluoride exposure during pregnancy. http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/ehp655
More recent research, released on October 10th, 2018, from a team led by York University’s Christine Till, has confirmed that pregnant women living in fluoridated Canadian cities have nearly twice the level of urine fluoride compared to those living in non-fluoridated cities. The levels measured by Till were of the same range that Bashash (above) found associated with a lowering of children's IQ by approximately 5 points.
Our Distilled and Reverse Osmosis water are fluoride-free, and our Spring water has a low level of naturally-occurring fluoride (approximately one-tenth of the level found in Peterborough tap water).
Wild Water Wednesdays
Customers may fill 18 litre bottles of our Reverse Osmosis RO water for only $2.
***We recommend that you store your water in a cool place, protected from sunlight.***