- How To Store Ionized Water
How To Store Ionized Water
I help people every day to find just the right water ionizer for their budget and health. I hate to see people spend extra money to ensure they are getting the very best water ionizer and then turn around and store it in such a way as to lose the pH and ORP benefits unnecessarily.
The wrong storage of ionized water wastes money and health benefits!
I've tried every single way possible of storing ionized water [plastic, glass, stainless] and all kinds of shapes, designs and sizes of water container, and the very best ionized water containers I've found are: A special vacuum-sealed, stainless, bottle. I used to think a simple mason jar was best, but there are problems with aesthetics, breakage and the lid-rusting that made me seek out another solution. The stainless-vacuum sealed bottles come in two styles, wide-mouth and narrow-top. You can see all of the choices on this page. Accessories & Other Products.
Now that I have found these great storage containers for ionized water, I can go for 8 or 10 hours and still feel confident that my water is ionized well.
Vacuum-Sealed, Stainless Sports Bottles:
Our double-walled, food grade, high-quality stainless sport bottles are the perfect storage containers for ionized water! Just fill them to the inner "lip", screw on the lid and go! Hours later you can open and drink great, refreshing ionized water in which the pH and ORP is preserved perfectly! https://www.alkalinewaterplus.com/bottles Also, compliments of Alkaline Water Plus, for a limited time with every electric water ionizer order you have the opportunity to receive a free sports bottle [color of your choice] for you to try!
The principle of the vacuum sealed bottle and mason jar are similar. Eliminate the air from the storage compartment and you will get better preservation of the pH and ORP.
The vacuum bottle eliminates the air by inserting a nipple-topped, sealed lid into the neck of the bottle.
This link will take you to all of the posts I've done regarding storing ionized water.
The Second-Best Method of Storing Ionized Water is Mason Jars:
You can get a dozen mason jars at any store with a housewares department for under $10.00/dozen and it would work just fine to place the mason jars in a tote to bring to work with you. Here's a picture of what that might look like.
The mason jar eliminates it with the 2-part lid. Once the flat lid goes on, it's sealed inside, and easily no air gets in.
The best way to fill the mason jars is to over-fill them and carefully cap them in such a way as to try to get no air bubble
Why can't plastic work?
Plastic is bad for a few reasons. Even if it's BPA-free, it's still got chemicals which most likely leach into the water. But, another thing is the fact that regardless of chemical leaching, plastic is porous and can't retain pH and ORP well. If you must use plastic, then pick a food-grade plastic that is thick rather than thin. Either way, though, it won't come close to being able to store ionized water as well as the above: glass or stainless materials.
Storing for Several Hours and Even Several Days With Mason Jars
Here you can see a sample of the testing I've done with storing ionized water using mason jars. You can see in the following videos that in the even after several days, the Mason jars kept the ionized water's pH and ORP in desirable ranges. The pH and ORP had dropped, but would be still good and healthy water to drink.
Mason jars are made for preserving things, so it does make sense that they are so great for storing ionized water! In these videos I used 32-oz. and 16-oz. mason jars, but since then I've become fond of using the vacuum stainless bottles instead.