When doing your research on the benefits/detriments of alkaline water, it's important to remember there is a big difference between "electric" and "natural" alkaline water. Most information you find lumps all alkaline water into the electric category. Electric alkaline water requires something to be added to the water to induce the "charge." Electric alkaline water loses its charge, in 24-72 hours so you must consume right away. Natural alkaline water will maintain a high pH for weeks, months to possibly years. It's hard to find negative writing about natural alkaline water. Besides, natural is just how nature intended and what Earth produces naturally if humans did not interfere.