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Heartburn from thai bottled water

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8 hours ago, kkerry said:

the very acidic Dasani (3.0)

 

A made up statistic? This source says it's pH 6.4 and includes a photograph of the pH meter with the reading in the water.  (For comparison, vinegar is roughly pH 3.)

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36 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

An alkaline water would have to contain more sodium to achieve pH 9. Out of the frying pan etc.

If I take RO water from a roadside stand and boil it, there should be no salts in there and it will be pH 7, as boiling drives off any carbon dioxide. I am assuming the RO water is actually as advertised.

but that would be a sodium carbonate as in for alkalising for laundry/swim pool type purposes etc

 

for consumption, there is Calcium BiCarb

 

 

sort of big difference! just like how for acidity; there's a huge end use difference between hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid

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On 1/14/2019 at 11:16 PM, theguyfromanotherforum said:

Try Mont Fleur. I find it to be low acidic like Evian.

I alway (mostly) buy water from Tesco (their own brand): big bottle: 10 thb. Tasts good (to me) just to drink, prepare coffee or tea. Never experienced any chemical taste or problems. I avoid at all costs all brands from "Nestle", whatsoever!!!

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6 hours ago, Oxx said:

A made up statistic? This source says it's pH 6.4 and includes a photograph of the pH meter with the reading in the water.  (For comparison, vinegar is roughly pH 3.)

You can find many different results for the pH levels of bottled water. Different testing equipment, different days of the week, same brand but multiple origins, vested interests, I don't know. Not a made up statistic, well not by me anyway 🙂  See the links below. I agree, 3.0 sounds odd however there are multiple water test results online that do point to Dasani being more acidic than most, from 3.0 to 6.4 pH.

 

I only drink bottled water in Thailand because the Thais where I live don't trust the local water and I'm not out to prove them wrong. Where you can rely on the water most local authorities aim for a neutral pH so I stick to tap water unless it has a very chemical odor. Beats having to recycle loads of plastic bottles.

 

Dasani 6.4 pH 

 

Dasani 5.6 pH

 

Dasani 4.5 pH

 

Dasani 4.5 pH

 

Dasani 3.0 pH

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, tifino said:

but that would be a sodium carbonate as in for alkalising for laundry/swim pool type purposes etc

 

for consumption, there is Calcium BiCarb

 

 

sort of big difference! just like how for acidity; there's a huge end use difference between hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid

Too much calcium is bad for the kidneys. That's why the WHO sets limits on the amount of salts in bore water for human consumption.

The difference between the two acids is the anion of one is chloride, and the other is sulphate. There is no difference between the H+ cations of one or the other, except hydrochloric acid has one, and sulphuric acid two.

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1 hour ago, kkerry said:

 

I'll only comment on the one site.

 

This is clearly not produced by anyone with scientific knowledge, and I'm pretty sure the figure is just plucked from the air.

 

When a site claims "bottled waters that contribute to excess body acidity" one instantly knows one is dealing with a charlatan or ignoramus.  The body's pH is managed by homeostatic processes within an incredibly narrow range, 7.35-7.45.  Outside that range, and you're going to be severely unwell or dead.

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/03/11/how-our-bodies-go-to-extraordinary-lengths-to-maintain-safe-ph-levels/#62cfa2d870e5

 

The home page of the website further proves it to be run by quacks and snakeoil salesmen.

 

"Detoxify" - nobody can actually say what these so-called "toxins" are.  They are not something scientifically recognised.  They're just all woo.

"Antioxidants" - the body is already packed with natural antioxidants.  Consuming food with antioxidant properties has no detectable effect on the lefts of antioxidants in the body.  It's also questionable whether oxygen and hydrogen even act as antioxidants in the body as is claimed.

"Water ionizers create high alkaline and low pH water" - utterly impossible for water to be both highly alkaline (high pH) and low pH at the same time.

 

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Many UK residents drink water straight from the tap/faucet. What they for ph value get depends on location. I've never heard of complaints about the water for drinking.

Yes for being too hard for bathing, laundry etc. but not for drinking.

If they are lucky enough to live in Burton-on Trent they get the same water that the beer is brewed with so i see the logic of drinking Singha water.

 

Although one should also realize that advertising alcohol is illegal in Thailand so Singha only bottles water for one reason!

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Think OPs problem is due to the food he is scoffing down before he finishes off the meal with a glass of water!

 

Has he considered the food 'at home' might not be so spicy as he is eating here, or he might be eating too much as he is enjoying his holiday meals? 

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On 1/14/2019 at 10:53 PM, gppower said:

I am safe with Evian, but being imported it is very expensive.

Evian - read it backwards

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38 minutes ago, jak2002003 said:

 

 

Think OPs problem is due to the food he is scoffing down before he finishes off the meal with a glass of water!

 

Has he considered the food 'at home' might not be so spicy as he is eating here, or he might be eating too much as he is enjoying his holiday meals? 

LOL...I do enjoy my holiday meal, indeed.

Nevertheless, I never eat spicy food. I really can't stomach it. I have learned very fast the words "mai pet"...

Now, you might comment that I am missing out on food experience...this could be the topic of another thread....   

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4 hours ago, Jonah Tenner said:

Evian - read it backwards

Well spotted

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4 hours ago, gppower said:

LOL...I do enjoy my holiday meal, indeed.

Nevertheless, I never eat spicy food. I really can't stomach it. I have learned very fast the words "mai pet"...

Now, you might comment that I am missing out on food experience...this could be the topic of another thread....   

How much fatty food do you eat? That burdens the stomach worse than spicy food.

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are you sure its not bc your eating fatty food? Test eating a whole lot of cooked pork fat without drinking any water. If you get upper body pain then you have the same issue as me. check your gall bladder

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On 1/16/2019 at 3:30 PM, VocalNeal said:

Many UK residents drink water straight from the tap/faucet.

 

I can assure you there is not a single UK individual that drinks from a "faucet".  We have "spigots".

 

 

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On 1/16/2019 at 3:45 AM, ukrules said:

I drink many liters of Nestle every day, have been for about 5 years now, before that I drank Minere.

 

No problems with either.

 

These two are purified and then have minerals added back into them.

 

There is nothing wrong with them. If I can't get these then I go with the Singha but that's a rare day.

 

I will add that I've never had heartburn at all.

 

nestle its not mineral water

 

minere is pure water from source, no mineral added, I wonder what make you think so wrongly ?

 

 

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