How & Why You Should Maintain Perfect pH Balance


What’s the deal with pH levels?

Depending on your lifestyle, you may or may not pay close attention to maintaining your body’s ideal pH balance. Nutrition and Fitness enthusiasts know that maintaining a slightly alkaline environment in your body is fundamental to overall health. This article will outline the ways in which a proper pH balance promotes optimal physiological functioning, as well as ways to make sure you’re getting the right pH balance in your water. After all, if you’re drinking 2-3L of water that is too acidic, you’re really not doing yourself any favors! Since Fountain of Youth Bottled Water has gone through the process of reverse osmosis, it is the perfect base to add pH supplements to.

About pH Balance

pH stands for “power of Hydrogen”, and ranges from 0-14. Under 7 on this scale indicates acidity, whereas 7 and over indicates alkalinity. A healthy body measures in at 7.4, so slightly alkaline. The majority of people are too acidic due to the types of food and dinks they consume. For instance, sodas and coffee are typically a 4 on the pH scale, whereas spinach and broccoli are 10.


Alkaline Health Benefits

Maintaining an optimal pH balance (especially avoiding being on the acidic end of the spectrum) has several health benefits. Here are just a few:

  • Boosts your immune system. Acidic environments are breeding grounds for aneaerobic bacteria.
  • Manage and avoid arthritis. Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis are both forms of joint inflammation which are related to the accumulation of acid deposits at the joints caused by pH imbalance.
  • Improved skin. Acidity results in inflammation, causing pimples, rashes and sores.
  • Improved digestion. An alkaline environments reduce nausea, bloating, gastric reflux, etc.

How to Raise pH Levels in FOY Bottled Water

There’s simple natural ways to raise the pH level of FOY Bottled Water, as well as some great products that are frequently used by health and fitness enthusiasts. For a quick natural fix, 1/8 tsp of baking soda in your bottle does the trick. If you’re looking to buy a product, there’s several good pH supplement products on the market including Alkazone Alkaline Boost Drops, PuripHy, and pH Booster. These products oftenhave highly potent alkaline minerals in addition to Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda), including  Magnesiun Bicarbonate, Calcium Bicarbonate and Potassium Bicarbonate and other ionic minerals.

FOY Bottled Water has gone through the process of reverse osmosis that rids water of all minerals so that you can customize your drink using perfect base. Enjoy!




10 Warning Signs You Are Dehydrated

Every single cell, muscle, tissue and organ in our body depends on water. When we are properly hydrated, we are energetic and alert. When there is a lack of water circulating in our systems, we can become lethargic and fatigued. Dehydration impedes your body function as it causes electrolyte imbalance. Dehydration also causes low blood pressure and insufficient supply of oxygen throughout your body. This can lead to many system dysfunctions. Can you identify the warning signs that your body needs more water? Let’s take a closer look at how our bodies tell us we are lacking water intake. 

Accelerated heartbeat

Dehyration creates more viscous blood and decreases the volume of the plasma, which leads to a circulation of the blood and accelerated heart rate. Lack of water in the body can lead to alterations in the electrolytes levels in your body, causing accelerated heart palpitations. This is a result of the extra stress on your body from lack of water intake. 

Bad breath and dry mouthdrymouth

When water deficiency occurs in the body, it stimulates the production of saliva. Saliva contains antibacterial properties. Since bacteria proliferates in the oral cavity, you may experience bad breath. Dry mouth can also occur during dehydration as water hydrates the mucus membranes in the throat.

Abrupt food cravings

We often mistake our thirst with hunger. When thirsty, we crave food. During water loss and loss of electrolytes, the body has a great need for salty food. If you suddenly feel the urge to eat something, you should first drink a bottle of water before you get something to eat.

Pain in the joints and muscles

Our joints and cartilage are made of 80% water. You can experience cramps and muscle spasm if your body lacks water. Dehydrated also increases the friction between the bones, which causes painful joints. 

Dry skin and lipsdehydskin

If your body is dehydrated, your skin will be dry. Hydration enhances elasticity of the skin. Another common sign of dehydration are dry/ chapped lips.


Studies have confirmed proper hydration is essential in the prevention of constipation. During dehydration, you can become constipated from the loss of fluids. The lack of water creates a hardened stool. 

Fatigue and lethargy

Lack of water in the brain leads to low blood pressure and insufficient supply of oxygen throughout your body. Therefore, you may experience lethargic feelings or sleepiness. During dehydration, the body needs to enhance efforts to sustain it, spending additional energy. This can cause exhaustion.

Decreased need for urination and changed urine colour

A hydrated body needs to urinate around 4-7 times a day. If you do not urinate this frequently, there is a high chance your body will have increased levels of toxins. In this case, your urine will be a dark yellow or amber-colored. If your body is well hydrated, your urine will appear clear and light. 

Brain fog or poor concentration

brainfogLack of water intake negatively effects the function of the brain.

If dehydrated, your mood, memory and decision-making skills will be impacted. Water deficiency causes signs of brain fog, which include difficulties in communicating, thinking and focusing, as well as forgetfulness.

Headaches and dizziness

Headaches are caused by dehydration because of the reduced flow of oxygen and blood to the brain. You may experience dizziness and migraines from dehydration due to the decreased amount of liquid which surrounds your brain. 

What Are The Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Water?

Fountain of Youth Bottled Water uses the process of reverse osmosis to ensure the purest drinking water experience. We thought it would be worthwhile to share the reasons we choose to use this process, starting with the what, how and why!

What is reverse osmosis water?

Reverse osmosis is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules, and larger particles from drinking water. In the common household tap water, there are many impurities contained that not suitable for consumption and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Reverse osmosis has efficiently been able to remove these impurities with high success rates with percentages averaging from 85-98%. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of reverse osmosis water purification processes.

Healthy and effective purification process

Reverse osmosis flushes pollutants away instead of collecting them. Undesirable contaminants like toxic metal salts, lead, nickel, mercury, copper, selenium and sulphate may be present or it may become contaminated by chemicals or microbes within pipes. There is also evident, excellent rejection of microorganisms and organic compounds. Bacteria, viruses, protozoa, asbestos and many more are removed through this process, allowing the cleanest driclearcubesnking water for you and your family.

Improves taste, odour, and appearance

Tap water contains chemicals such as pesticides, hormones, nitrate, arsenic, fluoride, chlorine, detergents, and pharmaceuticals which can effect the taste and appearance of your drinking water. Reverse osmosis removes taste and odor producing chemicals. This ultimately improves food taste in cooking and baking. Ice cubes never looked so crystal clear.

Removes water softener

Some minerals in our tap and piping make water “hard”, such as calcium and magnesium. Both minerals would be considered as containments. In order to attempt to make water “softer”, water softener techniques are implemented. Water softener can expose your family to other problems which you may not be aware of. With the use of water softeners, there is a higher chance of more lead content than normal, as well as increasing sodium intake. Hot or warm water from the tap should never be used for cooking, shortcuts, drinking water, beverages, or infant formula as it could be higher in heavy metals, specially lead. With reverse osmosis, lead is removed from drinking water at 95-98%.

Filtration process requires no energy

Reverse osmosis is fantastic for planet Earth’s preservation of natural resources. The filtration process does not consume energy.

This process does not use or create additional chemicals which makes it a great environmentally friendly alternative to other water purification methods. A hygienic working environment and reduces operator’s exposure to hazards are ensured with reverse osmosis water purification systems.

Fountain of Youth Water prides itself as being 100% Canadian and environmentally conscious.