The pH level of water is dependent on the present concentration of carbonates and hydrogen carbonates. AMRITA water contains such high levels of these aforementioned substances that the pH level is ~9.6. If the pH level of AMRITA sparkling water is tested along with water that already contains carbon dioxide (CO2), it lowers the total pH in the bottle to ~6.8. This results in a misconception that the pH level of AMRITA water is lower than ~9.6; as stated on the label.
The addition of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) does not reduce the level of carbonates nor hydrogen carbonates in AMRITA water. When a consumer opens a bottle, carbon dioxide (CO2), as a result of partial pressure, begins flowing out of the bottle. Once water with carbon dioxide enters the human body, the carbon dioxide (CO2) is then eliminated. Upon drinking AMRITA carbonated alkaline water, the body then receives the water with the initial concentration of carbonates and hydrogen carbonates and therefore a pH level of ~9.6. Thus, the internal reaction of the human body is inclined to alkalization.