Benefits of Ionized Water for Health
Ionized water is very beneficial to health. It puts all cells in better shape to perform their functions, with several important healthy attributes:
- PH: The higher pH of this water provides alkaline buffers, which help to eliminate toxins from the body.
- Antioxidants: Alkaline ionized water contains natural, healing, antioxidants (molecular hydrogen) to fight free-radicals and even reverse the damage caused by them.
- Filtration: Most water ionizers provide great filtration for the water.
Another benefit is that ionized water is exceptional in bringing nutrients to your cells, and transporting wastes out of them.
Why is the PH Important?
We all know fish will die if they're put in a tank that doesn't have the right pH balance. Think of our cells as like those fish. They will die if not constantly bathed in the right pH water. Most people are not aware just how important pH-balance is to our internal body-health. Alkaline pH helps the body to get rid of toxins. Without alkaline buffers the toxins get trapped in fat cells, joints and elsewhere in the body.
Keeping pH-balanced helps us to cleanse the toxins out of the body, making it so much healthier. Losing fat is also improved by balancing the body's pH. In this 1-minute video about weight loss Dr. Robert O. Young tells us: "Our body is only as healthy as the water it's bathed in." "It's acids that make us fat."
Obviously people don't die with the wrong pH drinking-water, at least not right away. But, the way we see our cells' reaction to the wrong water is through sickness, allergies, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis, failing organs, and so on. There are a couple of ways one can get alkaline ionized water.
- A water ionizer is in essence an alkaline ionized water machine with a filter in it to clean the water before it gets ionized. Water ionizers give several selections of alkalinity, including neutral water, so when you have a water ionizer you have more choices for pH to suit your diet, activity-level, age and purpose. People swear by water ionizers, I know I do, and you can see many successes on this page.
- Natural ionization using an alkalizing filter. Many people swear by these too. They are not as versatile as water ionizers, but they are more portable and cheaper.
Benefits of Ionized Water
Here is a short video, highlighting the benefits I've experienced with ionized water for over 25 years.
How acidic wastes contribute to arthritic joints
Another thing that acidic toxins do is settle into joints. They do this by solidifying into uric acid crystals, causing a kind of arthritis. The body has evolved this form of arthritis as a protective mechanism. Without removing the acidic toxins our bodies would die, so arthritis is a solution in that sense.
Antioxidant Benefits of Ionized Water
Ionized water (especially from a water ionizer) is rich in antioxidants. Water ionizers (some more than others) pump molecular hydrogen (H2 molecules, which are powerful antioxidants) into the water. H2 is the most powerful and safe way to help the body fight free-radicals. My Water Ionizer Comparison page differentiates which water ionizers work best for producing antioxidants.
Read more about the many studies done so far, proving the benefits of ionized water over and over.
Ionized Water Helps Brain Function
Molecular hydrogen is the smallest, most natural, and most lipid-soluble of the antioxidants. Hydrogen antioxidants penetrate the blood-brain barrier. I can actually sense this happening while I'm drinking ionized water. Quite often after drinking ionized water I will experience a wave of mental clarity, almost immediately. It is a very healthy sensation, and one of the many wonderful things I love about ionized water.
Antioxidants and ORP
Oxidation: Oxidation is what's happening to the apple in this picture or to iron when it rusts. ORP means "oxidation reduction potential", which can be measured with a meter.
Oxidation happens inside our bodies all the time and contributes to diseases. Oxidation is a chemical reaction. Active Oxygen [O2+] or other free-radicals circulate the body, stealing electrons & damaging the cells. A free radical is an unbalanced molecule with an unpaired electron. It needs another electron to be stable and steals it from your cells. Ionized water produces millions of extra electrons (negative ORP), and so it is able to neutralize free-radicals and repair cell damage.
ORP: ORP refers to the negative charge that ionized water has. In other words it has a high oxidation reduction potential. This negative charge gives us another benefit of the ionized water. The minerals in ionized water are more bio-available because of the negative charge.
Research & Development of Water Ionizers
Fifty years of research shows that ionized water is harmless, while at the same time very beneficial to health in its various applications.
Why wait for a disaster?
So many people wait till they have a disaster or get cancer (or other really serious disease) before they take the time and energy to make a change! Take any illness [even a little allergy or being a little over-weight] as a sign [that change is needed]. Don't wait for a disaster!
As a matter of fact I had my own near disaster. In the year before buying my first water ionizer I think I spent more in doctor bills [trying to cure things the doctor ended up telling me were allergy-related] than I did on my first water ionizer.
Obviously diseases don't just pop up spontaneously. In many cases they develop over a long period of time, with only a few little symptoms here and there. Any symptoms are signs that preventative change is needed.
Drinking ionized alkaline water benefits anyone. I've seen how it helped me raise my children, without allergies and free of typical childhood illnesses. The list of alkaline ionized water remedies that I can personally relate to is extensive. I've seen conditions such as spider veins, headaches, ear aches, throat soreness, congestion, acid re-flux, gout, constipation, acne, colds, allergies, and almost "you name it", go away and stay away because of drinking ionized water. See my testimonial.
The Benefits of Ionized Water in Preventing Colorectal Cancer and other Cancers
Cancer starts with the acidification of cells. People tend to eat meals that are too acidic; it's really hard these days not to. This makes our bodies overly acidic, which could lead to sickness and disease. Our blood will always be about 7.365 pH, but the interstitial (between-cells) fluids' pH can vary, and so can the pH of cells, tissues, intestines, colon and other organs. Too much acidity in the diet can lead to diseases caused by this low pH condition. Read more about the benefits of ionized water for cancer and disease.
Inside our bodies, our cells, tissues and organs need varying levels of alkalinity. Even the stomach likes alkalinity between meal times. A huge benefit of alkaline ionized water is that it helps to balance out the pH in the body's fluids when you drink it throughout the day. Watch this very important 2-minute video and/or read the whole article about colorectal cancer prevention. Warning: The video contains graphic views of the insides of diseased and healthy colons, and may be objectionable to some.
Another Benefit of Ionized Water: Microclustered Water
Water is usually found in large clusters of 14 or so water molecules per cluster. Water ionizers break the water down from larger clusters to smaller ones. Micro clusters can pass through pores, tissues and cell membranes a lot easier than larger ones. This video gives more information about this.
Exactly What is a Water Ionizer?
A water ionizer is a machine, that you hook to your water supply. It splits the water into two streams: alkaline and acidic. There are two output hoses for this. Alkaline water comes out of the top flexi-hose [spout] and is full of natural, hydrogen antioxidants. Acidic water comes out the bottom hose. This acidic water can be collected and used for cleaning purposes and as beauty water.
Depending on the brand and model of water ionizer you buy, the filtration ranges from fair to outstanding. My best water ionizers have the most outstanding filtration in the world (read about UltraWater filtration).
See our Water Ionizer Comparison page to learn more about the differences between water ionizers.
The following video is packed with information about ionized water and very clear explanations about the benefits of ionized water; including many diseases and conditions that can be helped by alkaline ionized water. It has great illustrations and testimonials.
The Best Way to Drink Ionized Water
The best way to drink ionized water is when it's freshly poured. I sip on it continuously throughout the day.
Hydrogen Antioxidants get dissolved into the alkaline antioxidant water and will stably stay dissolved for several hours (especially when you store it properly). But they do evaporate, so watch out for that. When you make it as you need it, you won't lose the hydrogen (to evaporation).
Once you drink this antioxidant-rich water it circulates around to your cells fairly quickly. It been shown to last (doing good) for days in the body.
Is Alkaline Water Good for Everyone?
Occasionally I come across people whose bodies don't need alkaline water. One example is with young children. The water ionizer has a setting for filtered-water for them. Also, if you want the antioxidant benefits without the alkalinity, I suggest a hydrogen water machine.
Alkaline Ionized Water Testimonials
Sometimes I get customers who tell me they want me to use their whole name in their testimonial, because they (like me) want to shout from the roof-tops how much switching to alkaline ionized water has helped them. Alkaline ionized water is a BIG DEAL.
- The Jupiter alkaline water machine has made me “feel better, have more energy, and it’s allowed to to coach my daughters softball team. My lupus is now under control and I have my life back.” Chris Barsam
- “My kidneys were spilling so much protein that I was in the hospital and dying. I am now spilling less protein than the average person and I lead a normal life. I was on dialysis and now am off of it. The Dr. says my kidneys are healed.” Tom Reidt
- “I have had chronic fatigue syndrome since 1991. Alkaline water has given me the energy to go back to work full time.” Wendy Bosch
- You can find many more testimonials on this page: Water Ionizer Testimonials
This video is also loaded with great testimonials about the many health benefits of alkaline water.
Cost of a Water Ionizer
You might think owning and using a water ionizer is a luxury you can't afford, but the truth is if it helps you stay healthy and prevent disease, it's priceless. I personally have saved huge amounts on medical bills for myself and my family. Also, note that the cost of a water ionizer breaks down to just pennies per day, when you do the math.
Water Ionizers - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why are water ionizers expensive?
Answer: First, if you compare alkaline water machines to medical equipment or treatment, they're not expensive at all. But I'll explain how the expense of an alkaline water machine breaks down. 1) The water ionizer contains platinum coated plates. Platinum is quite expensive. Cheap water ionizers that use alloys are not able to ionize as efficiently or safely, and of course I don't sell them. 2) Development, design, electronics, fine workmanship and warranties are also costly.
Q: Why do electric water ionizers need platinum coating on the electrodes?
Answer: Platinum [along with titanium] is a very hard & dense metal and will not break down and leach into your alkaline ionized water. So the electrodes will virtually last forever. Another very important reason is that platinum catalyzes, or speeds up, the electrolysis process. When you want to ionize instantly this is important. One more benefit of platinum is the nano-particles. Platinum nano-particles have a healing effects on the body.
Q: Which brand of water ionizer makes the best water?
Answer: There are several water ionizers that I call "best". If it's manufactured properly; changes the pH properly; produces antioxidants well; and has a good warranty, I would call it great. Visit my "Water Ionizer Comparison Chart" page to learn more.
Q: Are there any cautions about drinking ionized alkaline water?
Answer: You should start slowly. Set the controls to the lowest alkaline level. Assuming the water agrees with you, increase the amount you drink and the level of ionization intensity. High levels of alkalinity -- up to 9.5-10.0 -- are best for drinking water; the highest levels, 11pH or higher, can be used for cooking. Use the "Purified Water" setting for taking any medications that your doctor advises not to be taken with alkaline water. Do not drink the acid water that comes out of the lower spout.
Every body is different. Learn to observe your body. Some people do well drinking one to two glasses of alkaline ionized water daily, while others may like drinking two quarts. Once you have the feel of what your body likes you're pretty much set. But realize that any time things change in your diet, activity-level, etc., keep observing your body and be ready to increase or decrease your amounts of alkaline ionized water accordingly.
Q: What is pH and how do I test my body's pH?
Answer: PH stands for "potential hydrogen", which basically means how acid or alkaline something is. Here are the ranges of pH values:
- 1 - 6 is acidic (with 1 being the most acidic)
- 7 is neutral
- 8- 14 would is alkaline (with 14 being the most alkaline)
In a healthy state, our saliva should be slightly alkaline (about 7.3).
A large majority of North Americans and Europeans have acidic bodies, which is very unhealthy. This doesn't mean their blood is acidic, it means their body tissues and inside the cells are acidic.
Q: Which container is best and what's the best way to store ionized water?
Answer: The only really good bottle for storing ionized water is our vacuum storing ionized water - which bottles.