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How can I adjust the pH of my water???

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Quick background:

My dh installed a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water filtration systems a few months back. We had been using bottled spring water and decided we could save $$$ by switching to filtering our tap water. Plus, we didn't want to keep drinking water out of plastics.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago:

My dh realizes he never checked the pH of the RO water. He does and its very acidic. He freaks out b/c we've been drinking it for months. (side note - his aunt has been battling cancer for years and is very big on alkalining the body, so my dh knows the importance of it and that's why he freaked)

So, now we're back to buying the spring water. I was thinking there has to be something we can add to the water to make it more alkaline. I can't let the money and effort put into the RO system go to waste.

Okay, if you're still with me (thanks!
Any suggestions/resources?

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You can talk to a water specialist (try talking to the water company or even a bottled water company or treatment center) to see if there are any other ways to safely adjust the pH.

Otherwise, you can try using baking soda or sodium carbonate (washing soda) to adjust the pH. Note that too much baking soda and sodium carbonate can affect your blood pressure. Here was a thread that had similar information. You can check out the links that I posted there.

You can also do some internet research to safely adjust the pH of your water at home. I'm sure there may be a kit or a step by step guide.
I guess I should've been more specific...are there drops of something I could add to a glass of water to make it more alkaline?
Yeah, that's what I was talking about - there are usually kits out there that have tablets and stuff in them. I would check to see what local companies there are in your area.

If that doesn't help a pinch of baking soda will always make your water more alkaline. In fact, there are people who do that for achy joints and stuff.
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