The Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Ionized Water
Many of the healthiest and longest living people on earth drink water that is naturally alkaline and ionized.
- Anti-oxidant properties, more than a glass of juice!
- Delivers oxygen more readily to the body
- Balances the pH of our body
- Hydrates more rapidly and effectively
- Cleanses and detoxifies naturally
- Has minerals, like magnesium and calcium, that are easily absorbed
Many people discover ionized water when a health crisis forces them to find alternatives to regain health and feel better. Others chose a proactive approach, using ionized water to enhance their health. Both can benefit by drinking filtered and ionized water daily.
What is Alkaline Ionized Water? Through a process called ionization, regular tap water is transformed into ionized water. First the water goes through an UltraWater filter that removes 99.99% of all contaminants. Then the water passes by two charged titanium and platinum plates, one a positive charge and one a negative charge. This splits the water molecule into H+ and OH- ions. The acidic water is discharged (or used for other purposes, like skin care or cleaning) and you drink the alkaline water.
Town water comes out of your tap at the neutral pH of 7. Many different bottled water samples that I have tested are more acidic. Some water from home filters have tested very acidic! And well water here in Vermont ranges from acidic to slightly alkaline. With an AlkaViva ionizer, you can adjust the pH level up to 10+ (highly alkaline).
Why does pH matter? Our body’s cellular health depends on being in a slightly alkaline state, just over 7pH. Over time, due to environmental toxins, diet and stress, our bodies become more acidic (not the blood though which is maintained by the body within a very narrow range of 7.35-7.45). Our bodies will store these excess acids in body tissues like fat, joints and arteries, which in time can lead to sign and symptoms of disease.
Additionally, when the cells of our body are in a more acidic “bath”, they cease to function optimally and the body is ripe for illness and disease. In fact, more and more experts are identifying over-acidity in the body as an underlying cause of chronic illness. Body pH has an impact at every level (enzymes, hormones, cellular health). Low pH (acidity) results in loss of function, which results in a loss of vitality. Most people who change to drinking ionized water notice that they feel better!
Alkaline ionized water acts as a buffer and as a solvent. This key factor helps to remove stored toxins (fats, uric acid, and cholesterol) from the body. This may the reason some people report weight loss, lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels as a result of drinking the water.
Alkaline Ionized Water is Super Hydrating The body of a newborn is composed of 80 percent liquid, but this percentage declines to about 70 percent in an adult and continues to decline with age. Over 75% of North Americans are chronically dehydrated but don’t realize it. Due to the ionization process the molecular weight of alkaline water is reduced. The lower weight allows the water to more quickly and effectively penetrate the cells of the body, making it up to six times more hydrating than other water.
Alkaline Ionized Water is Oxygen-Rich Ionization splits the water molecule into H+ and OH- ions. By drinking the water with more alkaline, oxygen rich OH- ions, more oxygen is made available to enrich the blood, where it gets carried to the cells. This can lead to an increase in one’s energy level while also promoting quicker healing. This is one of the reasons that athletes who switch to drinking ionized water report an increase in performance and endurance.
Alkaline Ionized Water is a Natural Antioxidant Dr. Yoshiaki Mutasu PhD., inventor of the Ionized Water unit, says that the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) is perhaps the most important benefit of drinking ionized water. While the pH of water can be adjusted by adding alkaline or acidic minerals, ionization is the only way to alter the ORP and create water that is an anti-oxidant. Ionized water has extra electrons that neutralize destructive free radicals circulating through the body, thus allowing the natural healing processes of the body to dominate, while slowing the aging process and promoting health. In fact, ionized water has an ORP as low as -250 to -900 and is literally brimming with beneficial electrons that serve as nature’s best antioxidants. An ORP sensor works by measuring the dissolved oxygen. A higher number of contaminants in the water result in less dissolved oxygen because the organics are consuming the oxygen, thus the lower the ORP level. The higher the ORP level, the more ability the water has to destroy foreign contaminants such as microbes, or carbon based contaminants. (I have an ORP meter in my office if you would like to test your water.)
Alkaline Ionized Water is brimming with Bioavailable Ionic Minerals Ionization creates an abundance of alkaline minerals in their ionic form, which are more quickly and easily assimilated in the body. This supports the body’s ability to “burn off” or metabolize fats and carbohydrates, thus helping to reduce weight.
The most common symptom of dehydration is fatigue. Dehydration is also implicated in: Constipation and other Digestive Disorders, High Blood Pressure, Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers, Respiratory Troubles, Acid-Alkaline Imbalance, Excess Weight, Bone loss, Eczema, High Cholesterol, Cystitis, Urinary Infections, Arthritis and other Rheumatic conditions. line water…. I’ve spent many many hours evaluating the various alkaline water systems that are now available. The water ionizers and filters I have available are based on my knowledge and experience.