Natural ways to increase the PH level of water

Updated April 17, 2017

The pH levels in the water most of us have daily access to are not very high. In fact, pH levels often are low, which affects the balance of the pH in our bodies. Some some studies suggest that upping the pH levels in our drinking water can help treat a variety of physical ailments by restoring the pH in the body. Here are a few natural ways to increase the levels of pH in your drinking water.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a natural way to increase the pH levels in your drinking water. Add 4 tbsp of lemon juice to a litre of water and enjoy. Lemons will give a little zing to your water as well as increase the pH. Use fresh-squeezed lemon juice for best results.

Baking Soda

Add 1/4 tsp of baking soda to a litre of water to increase its pH. Always make sure it is listed as "sodium bicarbonate" on the label. Baking soda is also known as "sodium bicarb," "bicarb soda" or simply "bicarb." It is another natural way to increase the pH level of your water, as well as a less expensive method.


A water filter can be pricey if installed on your faucet or attached to your fridge dispenser, but water pitchers with filters are relatively inexpensive and easily replaceable. These filters help remove items from your drinking water that can lower pH levels, such as chlorine. Drinking water pitchers with filters can be found at many local grocery stores, chemists and department stores. Two popular brands are Brita and Pur.


There are natural supplements available to help balance your pH that can be added to your water, such as drops or powders by Alka Max or pHion. These products are formulated to help balance the pH in the body, whether too high or too low.

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