Alkalinity refers to a higher pH level of water (8 or 9) as opposed to normal drinking water, which generally has a neutral pH of 7. Crystal Quest® uses our house blend of Eagle® Multimedia which combines our SMART & Ionizer blends to filter water & enhance alkalinity.
The Ionizer blend, which includes the natural minerals of magnesium oxide & calcium oxide, white ceramic, tourmaline & infra-red balls to drive the alkalinity higher. SMART Multimedia includes 2 types of coconut shell Granulated Activated Carbons (Standard & Catalytic GAC) infused with our Eagle Redox Alloys® 6500 & 9500, and ion exchange resin to reduce contaminants such as heavy metals, i.e. lead & mercury, chlorine, chloromine, & inorganic products such as herbicides, pesticides, petroleum/pharmaceutical by-products.
Alkaline water occurs naturally when water passes over rocks and picks up minerals such as calcium, potassium & magnesium. Advocates of alkaline water believe the higher alkalinity can neutralize the acid in your body and help in preventing certain illnesses because they cannot survive in an alkaline environment. Acid in the body can occur from stress, diet, or environmental conditions such as smog.
Q: I thought Magnesium and Calcium added water hardness? Why would I want to add that to my water?
A: Good question. Magnesium & Calcium carbonate is the key for achieving alkalinity. Magnesium & Calcium bicarbonate is hardness, which you don’t want because it appears as chalk, limestone and scale. In alkaline water, the Magnesium & Calcium will be free ions which don’t build scale, only drive the pH higher.