DRINKING WATER

Ecana – Perfect table water

Ecana table water is a neutral flavoured water, perfectly balanced to cleanse the palate from one flavour to the next.

When the accentuation on flavour is desired, Ecana table water is an essential companion to a meal, wine tasting or dinner with friends.

Ecana table water is a cleansing, clean tasting and refreshing high pH alkaline drinking water that helps to support your overall health and well being whilst promoting your body’s natural balance. At Ecana we believe we have developed the perfect table water. Consuming Ecana table water can assist in the settling of the stomach and in addressing high acid challenges experienced during or after meals.

What Creates Acidic Waste?
Many factors contribute to the toxic acid load stored up in our bodies. Along with cellular function, acidic waste can be caused by high-acid foods and beverages, excessive stress, intensive and prolonged exercise, pollution, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, poor lifestyle habits and even negative thinking. Fortunately, the human body is very effective at filtering out most of our daily acidic waste with the help of our lymphatic system.

Oxygen is central to cellular health and it must be maintained at adequate levels around our cells and in the blood at all times. Acidic fluids cannot hold dissolved oxygen effectively. For example, a mild alkali can absorb over 100 times more oxygen than a mild acid. Alkaline solutions (pH of 7.0 or higher) tend to absorb oxygen, while acids (pH under 7.0) tend to expel oxygen. A body with a high acidic load has less oxygen in the blood, and produces less aerobic energy. In this case, an anaerobic (without presence of oxygen) fermentation of sugar then becomes the method used to create energy. Lactic acid is the byproduct, and an increase craving for sugar and carbohydrates is inevitable.

Every single one of our biochemical reactions is pH sensitive, with enzymes being especially sensitive. Enzymes function more efficiently with an alkaline pH, providing the body more energy and regenerative capability.

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Reducing Acidity Helps Maintain a Proper pH Balance
Our bodies have many ways of neutralizing or eliminating acidic waste products in order to promote optimal pH balance. Collectively, the lungs, kidneys, intestines, and skin are in control of the body’s pH balancing act. The body needs oxygen, water, acid-buffering minerals and bicarbonates to ensure adequate pH buffering. Regular breathing is a very effective way of reducing acidity. When oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide released, carbonic acid levels are decreased in the blood. Just as important as breathing is the use of minerals and bicarbonates to neutralize or buffer acids within the cells, blood, kidneys, and the lymphatic system. Bicarbonates are naturally produced in the body, present in all body fluids, and play a major role in neutralizing acids throughout the body.

The body requires adequate alkaline reserves in order to neutralize excess levels of the following acids; carbonic, sulfuric, phosphoric, lactic, and uric. One example of this is the often painful lactic acid created through exercise. Too much lactic acid tilts cell metabolism into excess free radical production, low oxygen levels, pain and inflammation.

Bringing your body into the optimal pH balance does not necessarily require a radical change to your total lifestyle or eating habits. Simply adjust your diet to include more fruits and vegetables, hydrate with a high alkaline drink once or more times per day. By focusing on alkalizing the body to maintain an optimal pH balance, you will experience a noticeable increase in your energy and overall health.

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Low energy levels, muscle soreness or headaches, most likely indicate a pH imbalance? Many people are astonished once they realize the ill health effects caused by an overly acidic condition in the body. Yet, one of the most compelling nutritional discoveries in recent times is the role that balanced pH plays in our energy levels and overall health.

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What is our Optimal pH Balance?
pH is the measure of the alkalinity or acidic of a fluid. The body’s internal fluids are alkaline and are maintained at a pH close to 7.0, though the exact pH of different fluids varies. Sustaining healthy blood pH (pH 7.35-7.45) is one of the body’s most important tasks, since even slight deviations can severely compromise health. The body must constantly strive to maintain a pH balance of these critical internal fluids: blood, saliva, urine, extracellular and intracellular for all normal bodily reactions and functions to occur.   Ironically, as each cell performs its task of respiration, metabolism and other normal cellular functions it secretes acidic cellular waste!

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Low energy levels, perhaps carbohydrate cravings, muscle soreness, low back pain or headaches, most likely indicate a pH imbalance? Many people are astonished once they realize the ill health effects caused by an overly acidic condition in the body. Yet, one of the most compelling nutritional discoveries in recent times is the role that balanced pH plays in our energy levels and overall health.

What is Optimal pH Balance?
pH is the measure of the alkalinity or acidic of a fluid. The body’s internal fluids are alkaline and are maintained at a pH close to 7.0, though the exact pH of different fluids varies. Sustaining healthy blood pH (pH 7.35-7.45) is one of the body’s most important tasks, since even slight deviations can severely compromise health. The body must constantly strive to maintain a pH balance of these critical internal fluids: blood, saliva, urine, extracellular and intracellular for all normal bodily reactions and functions to occur. Ironically, as each cell performs its task of respiration, metabolism and other normal cellular functions it secretes acidic cellular waste!

What Creates Acidic Waste?
As we age, many factors contribute to the toxic acid load stored up in our bodies. Along with cellular function, acidic waste can be caused by high-acid foods and beverages, excessive stress, intensive and prolonged exercise, pollution, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, poor lifestyle habits and even negative thinking. Fortunately, the human body is very effective at filtering out most of our daily acidic waste with the help of our lymphatic system.

What Role Does Our Lymphatic System Play?
The lymphatic system, made up of lymph fluid, tiny vessels, nodes and organs, is responsible for removing excess fluid, infections and acidic waste from the interstitial spaces between the cells. But with years of poor lifestyle and eating habits, an accumulation of acid occurs. An overload of acid causes lymphatic vessels to constrict, inhibiting the lymphatic system’s ability to work efficiently. This leads to dead cell parts, discarded proteins, fluids, acidic cellular waste and toxins accumulating in body tissues and causing swelling known as lymphedema. Other lymphatic system problems can include infections, blockages (swollen glands), and cancer.

The Oxygen Connection
High acidity and low oxygen impact our energy levels!
Here’s how: A portion of the oxygen we breathe is directed toward neutralizing acid waste. Yet, as part of that process, oxygen is used up and rendered unavailable for cellular respiration. Cellular respiration is a process in which cells breakdown sugar into usable energy in the form of ATP (Adenosine-5′-triphosphate). ATP is the principal molecule for storing and transferring energy in cells.

Oxygen is central to cellular health and it must be maintained at adequate levels around our cells and in the blood at all times. Acidic fluids cannot hold dissolved oxygen effectively. For example, a mild alkali can absorb over 100 times more oxygen than a mild acid. Alkaline solutions (pH of 7.0 or higher) tend to absorb oxygen, while acids (pH under 7.0) tend to expel oxygen. A body with a high acidic load has less oxygen in the blood, and produces less aerobic energy. In this case, an anaerobic (without presence of oxygen) fermentation of sugar then becomes the method used to create energy. Lactic acid is the byproduct, and an increase craving for sugar and carbohydrates is inevitable.

Every single one of our biochemical reactions is pH sensitive, with enzymes being especially sensitive. Enzymes function more efficiently with an alkaline pH, providing the body more energy and regenerative capability.

Reducing Acidity Helps Maintain a Proper pH Balance
Our bodies have many ways of neutralizing or eliminating acidic waste products in order to promote optimal pH balance. Collectively, the lungs, kidneys, intestines, and skin are in control of the body’s pH balancing act. The body needs oxygen, water, acid-buffering minerals and bicarbonates to ensure adequate pH buffering. Regular breathing is a very effective way of reducing acidity. When oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide released, carbonic acid levels are decreased in the blood. Just as important as breathing is the use of minerals and bicarbonates to neutralize or buffer acids within the cells, blood, kidneys, and the lymphatic system. Bicarbonates are naturally produced in the body, present in all body fluids, and play a major role in neutralizing acids throughout the body.

The body requires adequate alkaline reserves in order to neutralize excess levels of the following acids; carbonic, sulfuric, phosphoric, lactic, and uric. One example of this is the often painful lactic acid created through exercise. Too much lactic acid tilts cell metabolism into excess free radical production, low oxygen levels, pain and inflammation.

Alkaline Minerals and Bicarbonate-Producing Foods Groups Buffer Acidity
Research has revealed that the body’s natural ability to produce pH-balancing bicarbonates declines with age. Mineral-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are rich in precursors to bicarbonates in the form of organic acids (citric, malic, acetic etc.). The continual replacement of key minerals & bicarbonate-producing foods is essential. The most obvious source of mineral and bicarbonate buffers is the diet. The best foods are those that form the fewest acidic waste products and provide the greatest amount of acid-neutralizing minerals (potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium) and bicarbonate precursors. The highest mineral-containing and bicarbonate-producing foods are: fruits (lemons, limes, melons, prunes, berries); root vegetables (celeriac, rutabaga, turnips, carrots, parsnips, sweet potato, potato, yams, onions); vegetable or vine fruit (tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, cucumbers); leafy greens (spinach, lettuce, kale, chard); stalks (celery, broccoli stalks); mushrooms

Start Your Day the Alkaline Way!
One of the most convenient and effective ways to reduce the body’s level of acidity is to hydrate and energize first thing in the morning and throughout the day with an alkalizing drink. Ecana Sunset is the perfect drink to have morning, noon and night!

8 Simple Steps to Alkalize the Body and Regain pH Balance:

  1. Hydrate early in the morning & between meals with a high alkaline drink such as Ecana 9.5pH Sunset.
    2. Eat a greener diet by including green superfoods (chlorella, spirulina, barley & wheatgrass).
    3. Supplement with alkaline minerals in the form of potassium, magnesium & calcium citrate. Ecana Sunset contains minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium and sodium!
    4. Take 100 to 200 mg of CoEnzyme Q10 and a Magnesium with Malic acid liquid supplement in order to help muscles sustain aerobic (oxygen giving) energy production longer with less lactic acid formation.
    5. Reduce stress by incorporating meditation, yoga, Tai Chi into a daily routine.
    6. Improve circulation by breathing through the nose with mild exercise, starting with a 20 minute walk (see Buteyko Breathing Method).
    7. Include massage, other lymphatic exercises (rebounding).
    8. Detox regularly with systemic enzyme therapy (serrapeptase), alkalizing herbal cleansing formulas and Ecana Sunset.

Bringing your body into the optimal pH balance does not necessarily require a radical change to your total lifestyle or eating habits. Simply adjust your diet to include more fruits and vegetables, hydrate with a lemon-based alkaline drink mix one or more times per day and follow as many of the 8 Simple Steps as possible. By focusing on alkalizing the body to maintain an optimal pH balance, you will experience a noticeable increase in your energy and overall health.