Drinking micro-clustered Kangen Water® 15 – 20 minutes before a meal supports the production of hydrochloric acid for better assimilation of nutrients. It also provides water necessary for digestion and alkaline minerals to buffer acidic waste products sent to your blood. It is best not to drink water with a meal, but if you must, drink water with a neutral pH (pH 7.0). Alkaline water will neutralize the acids required for digestion. Even neutral water will do this to a certain extent; this is why drinking with meals is not recommended. Wait at least 30 minutes to 1 hour following each meal before you drink more water; this allows food to leave your stomach.