Several people close to me have recently been touting the benefits of alkaline water, so I decided to do some research. There are claims that it improves yous skin, soothes acid reflux, promotes increased hydration, and even reduces cancer risk. According to various sources including healthline, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. However, some of my friends and family members swear that it makes a noticeable difference. Could this just be a placebo effect? I think I’m going to have to find out for myself, so I just ordered some 5 gallon jugs from Tribeca Beverage Co. to give it a shot myself.