Benefits of Alkaline Ionized Water to Health
Why is alkaline ionized water beneficial to health? Ionized water has three very important differences from tap or bottled water: 1) PH: It provides pH-buffers (alkaline buffers help to eliminate toxins from the body), 2) Antioxidants: It contains natural, healing, antioxidants (including powerful molecular hydrogen) to fight free-radicals and even reverse its damage, and 3) Filtration: Most water ionizers provide good filtration for the water.
Water is the most important molecule to all life! Water brings nutrients to your cells. Next to air, there is no more important thing for your health than WATER! It lubricates your tissues, makes them bouncy and resilient, and puts all cells in better shape to perform their functions. It also helps to transport wastes out of your body. The percentage of water in the body is somewhere between 60% and 75%, and this percentage is known to directly influence one's wellness.
Why Alkaline Ionized Water? And, Why is 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."
Something Dr. Young has said many times is, "If someone were to ask me, 'What is the one thing I can do to have better health?', then the answer would be simple: Start drinking alkaline, ionized water.”
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. An alkaline water ionizer machine or filter can help to turn all of that around by giving you a constant supply of pH-buffers all day long. A water ionizer gives you better, healthier, more hydrating water than anything else.
Brief Summary-Videos About the Benefits of Ionized Water
Here are two short videos on the benefits of ionized water.
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
A water ionizer has the ability to transform ordinary water into antioxidant water, which is rich in molecular hydrogen (2 hydrogen atoms formed into a molecule). Molecular hydrogen is the simplest and most powerful antioxidant there is. It's one of the most important benefits of ionized water. Molecular hydrogen has been found to be the most powerful and safe antioxidant there is for fighting free-radicals.
Alkaline water can be created in other ways, but when it is, it doesn't have molecular hydrogen antioxidants. Watch out for this. That water would be oxidizing, which could damage one's health.
Hundreds of studies have proven 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. One can actually sense this happening. 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
Forty years of research shows that ionized water is harmless, while at the same time very beneficial to health in its various applications.
Why do we need disasters?
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 alkaline water machine.
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 Alkaline 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. Alkaline water ionizer machines break the water down from larger clusters of water molecules to smaller ones. By creating micro-clusters, a water ionizer creates water that is more easily able to pass through pores, tissues and cell membranes. Therefore alkaline ionized water will hydrate the body and cells better and faster. This video gives more information about this.
Exactly What is a Water Ionizer?
A water ionizer is an alkaline machine and an antioxidant machine. It gets hooked to your water supply and splits the water clusters into two streams of water: alkaline water and acidic water. A water ionizer has two output hoses for this. Alkaline water usually comes out of the top flexi-hose [spout] and is full of natural, free-hydrogen (also known as molecular hydrogen, or the older term is diatomic hydrogen). Acidic water comes out the bottom hose...which is usually positioned behind the water ionizer to drain into the sink. This acidic water can be collected and used for cleaning purposes and as beauty water.
A water ionizer is actually quite a good water filtration device. There are a few water ionizers that offer only fair filtration, but depending on the brand and model you buy, the water ionizer's filtration ranges from good to outstanding. And even beyond that, water ionizers have some of the best filtration in the world (read about UltraWater filtration). Our Water Ionizer Comparison page helps to clarify this.
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, and then sip on it continuously throughout the day. You need to take measures to not lose the hydrogen (to evaporation) if you can possibly do it.
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.
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.
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 that a water ionizer is a natural tool for staying healthy and preventing diseases. A water ionizer is the most cost-effective tool for keeping my family healthy I have ever owned. I actually feel that a water ionizer is worth it's weight in gold, however in actual fact the cost simply breaks down to just pennies per day, when you do the math.
Disease prevention isn't something one can prove very easily, however when I compare my body's state of health now with where it was headed 25 years ago, I can see and know that I have saved huge amounts on medical bills for myself and my family.
Is Alkaline Water Good for Everyone?
Actually there are occasionally people who have enough alkaline buffers and don't particularly need alkaline water. However even in this case the antioxidant benefits are good. That person should simply get a hydrogen water machine instead.
Many times various family members have differing alkaline needs, so it's very convenient that water ionizers have several pH-levels to choose from. Choosing the lowest level on a water ionizer, though, will not give one "medical levels" of molecular hydrogen, so again, I suggest to purchase a hydrogen machine in addition or instead. Also, children under 2 years old are already alkaline enough, and usually should only be given filtered water from that setting on the water ionizer. But, anyone, from infants to old age, active or sedentary, healthy or ill, can benefit from unlimited amounts molecular hydrogen antioxidants, and for them a hydrogen machine is a great choice.
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.
Water Ionizers - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why are alkaline machines [water ionizers] so 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 [alkaline water machines] need platinum coating on the electrodes?
Answer: The reason that alkaline water machines must use platinum is: Platinum [along with titanium] is a very hard & dense metal and will not break down and leach into your alkaline ionized water - even over time. So the electrodes will virtually last forever. Another very important reason is that platinum catalyzes [speeds up] the electrolysis process allowing water to ionize instantly as the water passes through the alkaline water machine's electrolysis chamber. A water ionizer [alkaline water machine] wouldn't ionize water well at all without platinum as a catalyst. There is an additional health benefit that has just recently being discovered about platinum, and that is platinum nano-particles are being found to have healing effects on the body, in and of themselves. The discovery of the healing benefits of platinum nano-particles has nothing to do with the "reason" platinum is used to coat the plates of water ionizers, but it certainly is good to know about this additional healing benefit of a water ionizer.
Q: Which brand/model of alkaline water machine [water ionizer] makes the best water?
Answer: There are several water ionizers that I think are in the category of "best". As long as the water ionizer is manufactured properly, can achieve a wide enough range of pH, produces an abundance of antioxidants at each of the alkaline pH-levels, and has an adequate warranty I would call it one of the best ones. It's best if you visit my "Water Ionizer Comparison Chart" page, so you can learn all about what to look for in the best water ionizers before you buy.
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.
Q: What is pH and how do I test my body's pH?
Answer: PH stands for "potential hydrogen". It basically means how acid, alkaline or neutral something is. On a scale of 1 - 14, 1 - 6.9 would be ranges of acidity (with 1 being the most acid) and 7.1 - 14 would be ranges of alkalinity (with 14 being the most alkaline), and 7 would be neutral. In a healthy state, our saliva should be slightly alkaline (a little above 7.3). However, a large majority of North Americans and Europeans are in an acid condition, and this can be demonstrated.
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.