VERIFY: Does Bottled Water pH Matter?
There have been many different versions but they all show the same thing – a water bottle pH test.
The idea is simple, take the water bottles most commonly seen every day and use a pH test to see if they are acidic or alkaline (basic).
Above that is alkaline and below that is acidic.
Are water bottles mostly acidic or alkaline?
KVUE’s Jason Puckett did his own independent test and was able to verify that five different water bottles did have acidic pH, one had an alkaline pH and two others were almost neutral.
In many of the online videos, the creators would claim the test shows that some bottles of water are better than others or even potentially safer than others.
The FDA approves every bottle so they’re perfectly fine to drink."
Dr. Biberdorf said she’d seen these videos often and while she likes the idea of folks exploring scientific topics at home, she said the research behind these videos is lacking.
"It’s just personal preference," she said while pointing out that she actually preferred the taste of slightly acidic water and her husband preferred slightly alkaline water.
With Dr. Biberdorf’s expert opinion, we can verify that the claims that certain pH balances in approved water bottles are beneficial, is False.