Does Alkaline Water Make You Poop? My Honest Answer

Last updated Nov 29, 2021

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Good morning, have you taken your trip to the commode today? Fear not if you answered “no”. I’m your host, Pete, and today I’m going to tell you why Alkaline water gives you healthy bowel movements.

First, let’s lump the three major pains in the butt together: constipation, stomach cramps, and diarrhea.

All three of those ailments can become chronic problems that make our daily lives more of a chore than they need to be.

Before I get rolling, I’ll share a video with you of a woman who found relief by drinking alkaline water for her constipation, dry skin, and cramps:

Now, let’s discuss why alkaline water gives you healthy bowel movements and keeps you regular.

I’ll also share my story of how alkaline water helped me get back to a healthy bowel movement frequency after dealing with several months of constipation.

Plus, I’ll tell you the best time to drink alkaline water to get the intestines working for you instead of against you.

How much water is in poop?

Similar to the human body, most of our feces are made of water.

In fact, about 75% of poop is water, and 25% is solid matter.

The average person typically has 1 to 2 bowel movements per day.

I know constipation sufferers are wishing they were having that number of BMs daily.

Trust me, I feel your pain.

I would go for a couple of days or more at a time without a trip to the bathroom.

More on that later.

How does alkaline water help with bowel movements?

Alkaline water does an amazing job of regulating the gastric juices in our stomachs.

If we don’t have enough, alkaline ionized water (sometimes called antioxidant water) tells our stomachs to secrete more gastric juice.

If we have too much gastric juice (hyperchlorhydria), alkaline water does a great job of neutralizing the excess acids, which is precisely why people clear up acid reflux with alkaline water.

Alkaline water also hydrates better, and since you already know that feces are made of mostly water, it makes sense that better hydration = better bowel movements.

Additionally, acidic waste can build up in our colons.

Once that happens, we get constipated.

Or, on the other hand, our bodies could try to dump the excess harmful waste in a hurry – diarrhea.

A lot of people get stuck in one of these vicious circles.

Then they turn to acidic prescription medications or OTC treatments for constipation that aren’t good for them at all.

You may find temporary relief that way, but long-term relief and healing are what we are truly after.

Let’s not put a band-aid on a gushing wound.

Check out the video below that cites a Japanese study in which people with stomach issues found relief:

My alkaline healing journey began in Asia, where alkaline ionized water is sold in most convenience stores.

Notice how America is slowly catching on, and the pharmaceutical companies aren’t having it?

What could be worse for business than people realizing that water can heal them?

…think about it…

My Constipation Healing Journey

In 2016, I was living in Manila for work.

At the time, I was living in a luxury apartment with a beautiful gym.

I became inspired to get into weightlifting more so than ever before.

That’s when I began drinking lots of protein powder with creatine in it.

Now, couple the bodybuilding supplements with mild constipation that I had already been experiencing after a round of antibiotics.

Creatine causes the muscles to store water, and in my opinion, the protein powder only made me more constipated.

Not to be too TMI, but the feces was the boss of leaving skidmarks – another new for me.

Before the antibiotics and the bodybuilding supplements, I was as regular as a Rolex.

Every morning after I woke up, I was in the bathroom within 20 minutes.

I didn’t realize how great life was until those regular trips to the commode in the morning suddenly stopped.

In the midst of my hardcore bodybuilding days, I put on more than 20 lbs of weight.

Looking in the mirror felt great with all the extra muscle, but there was something wrong…

I always took naps every day…

And I wasn’t going to the bathroom regularly…

By the time I did go, it felt like a dark cloud had been lifted from my brain.

Fast Forward

For months, I just accepted my constipated life as the new norm.

I’m not the kind of guy who likes to take medications, especially ones that make me poop.

Who knows what they’re putting in those pills.

Anyway, I soon traveled to Taiwan, where I saw a bottle of alkaline ionized water staring back at me.

It said “Award-Winning Taste” and was reasonably priced, so I decided to give it a try.

It didn’t take long before I was hooked.

A couple of weeks later, I added a pH 9.0 brand to the mix.

alkaline water ph 9 taiwan

Me holding Mr. PH 9.0

By the time I added the 9.0 brand, I was going to the bathroom every morning again – like the good ol’ days.

Since then, I’ve been regular again and feeling much lighter on my feet.

What I learned is that constipation had made me sluggish, grouchy, and less clear-headed.

Now, I’m fit as a fiddle, all thanks to alkaline water.

My body is also more cut with less stored water.

How to Stop Chronic Diarrhea and Constipation with Alkaline Water

If you want to get your bowels regular, the best time to drink alkaline water is right when you wake up in the morning on an empty stomach.

I drink two full glasses immediately after I wake up.

About thirty minutes later, I’m in the bathroom and feeling ready for the day afterward.

It’s best to continue drinking alkaline ionized water throughout the day to keep your body flushed and well-hydrated.

A steady intake of alkaline water will make your bowels happy and your bowel movements healthy.

The best way to get a 24/7 supply of alkaline water is with an alkaline water machine or water ionizer – they’re the same thing.

These machines pay for themselves by cutting back on the water you buy in the store or replacing water filters that barely work anyway.

You’ll also cut back on filling the Earth with more plastic waste, which is a major problem in itself.

Plus, you avoid the risk of ingesting harmful plastic chemicals.

It’s a win-win-win.

Read my Aqua Ionizer Deluxe 5.0 Review. It’s the best water ionizer for the money.

Final Thoughts

You may think it sounds too good to be true that water can eliminate your constipation or chronic diarrhea problems.

But think, how good would it feel to prove yourself wrong?

It worked for me, why can’t it work for you?

The least you can do is order a couple of gallons of alkaline water and see if your condition improves.

There’s always the option to order Essentia Water in bulk straight to your door.