Bottled Water & Soda vs. Water Ionizers
Here is a demo of the pH and ORP of fountain soda (Diet Pepsi), canned soda (Diet Pepsi), Natural Spring Water (bottled), tap water (St. Louis), and ionized water using a Jupiter Melody water ionizer. The video was longer than 10 minutes, so is split into two parts. The results can be viewed in the video and also on following chart. If you’d like to learn more about pH, ORP, or see more tests like this, go to the other articles in this Blog.
Test Results Based on Videos (Above)
|Fountain Soda [Diet Pepsi]||4.08||+364|
|Canned Soda [Diet Pepsi]||3.24||+377|
|Natural Spring Bottled Water||7.78||+329|
|St. Louis Tap Water||10.21||+282|
|Ionized Water [Jupiter Melody]||10.8||-297|
Is Soda Eating You?
What Can You do to Lengthen Your Life, Make Colds a Thing of the Past, Fight Off Aging and Disease and Feel More Energetic than Ever?
Just how bad is soda? According to the tests in this video and chart below, fountain Diet Pepsi is 1,000 times more acidic than neutral. Canned Diet Pepsi is 10,000 times more acidic than 7.0 pH* (neutral). That’s probably mostly due to the carbonic acid used to carbonate the soda. Soda is also full of colorants, sweetners, and other harmful additives. You know how your stomach digests your food? Answer: Acids. Well acids are all fine and good in the stomach, but they don’t belong in your blood. However, when you drink soda, the acids in it go quickly into your blood. There’s not much to digest in soda, if anything, and so it will pass through the stomach quickly and get absorbed, acids and all, right into your blood. Thus… the analogy: the soda is eating you!
So how is it that so many people get away with drinking this junk every day?
When you’re young you might seem to be getting away with living on coffee, soda and junk food in general, but you will pay a price if you continue doing it. Or I should say continue over-doing it. A little soda mixed in with a generally healthy diet which includes lots of water (especially alkaline ionized water) will probably be alright, but watch out. You’re playing with fire!
What’s the price?
Well, even when you’re young you are paying a price even though you may not realize it. The younger you are the more your body is capable of buffering* acids, but one of the ways it buffers the acids you consume is to rob your bones and joints of calcium. Calcium is a good buffer and readily available in your joints when you’re young. The older you get the more robbing must occur to compensate for the fact that your buffering systems are wearing out. The more junk food you ate and soda you drank as a kid, the more and sooner you will suffer as an adult.
Can you turn it around?
Bottled mountain spring water and tap water are far better than soda for you. Drinking them will do you good for now, but it doesn’t look like the qualities of either of these waters can reverse the damage that you’ve done if you’ve drunk a lot of soda or eaten lots of junk foods throughout your life. The problem I can see with these are that their ORP is too high and of course the tap water is full of who knows what. The high ORP over time causes cells to oxidize [like an apple oxidizes — or turns brown– when it’s exposed to the air for too long]. If you’re young and not worried about aging and disease and arthritis, etc., etc. you might not be concerned now with ORP. But just because you don’t see it, it doesn’t mean that damage isn’t happening. As a matter of fact many cancers may take up to 10 years before the tumor is large enough to detect.
Aging, colds, sore throats, “allergies” that come and go, wrinkles, soreness, can all be directly caused because of the free radicals in your body going unchecked.
It’s not just the things you drink that can cause acidity or contribute to free radical damage of your cells, it’s also what you eat. But that’s for another time. Right now let’s change to a more positive note. We’ve discussed the bad things about soda and the good and bad about bottled water and tap water. But we haven’t yet discussed the really good stuff, which is to say, the phenominal attributes of ionized water.
What is ionized water?
It’s water that has passed through platinum coated titanium plate electrodes and a tiny amount of electricity is added to the mix. The process splits the large clusters of 13 molecules or more and creates micro-clusters of water molecules. About 1/3 of the clusters are acidic and the other 2/3 are alkaline. The acidic water passes out a hose at the bottom of the machine while the alkaline water passes out the top spout.
A customer asked me a couple of months ago, “Aren’t the smaller clusters un-natural?” The answer is NO. If you go up into the mountains to get your mountain spring water fresh from the stream, it will be found to be in smaller clusters. But by the time it makes its way to the valley it’s picked up more acids and the cluster size grows. Then by the time it’s treated and stored…and who knows what…the cluster size grows even further.
So the water ionizer filters the water, makes it “wetter” because smaller clusters can more easily enter cells, and also makes it more alkaline so that you can get all the buffer you need to fight off those bad acid wastes by drinking ionized water every day. Finally it raises the ORP of the water. This is what enables your body to fight off the free radicals which cause cell mutations, cancers, disease, aging, wrinkles, and so on.
So can you do something to reverse the damage?…to turn things around?
I say, “Yes!” Get a water ionizer and use it! To me there is no comparison. Long life, health, vitality, longer-lasting beauty, are all worth so much more to me than the measily 50¢ per day it costs [when you break it all down] to own my very own ionizer. I wouldn’t go without one even if it cost $10.00 per day! It’s worth it. But thank goodness it doesn’t.
* pH stands for potential Hydrogen, and a high potential Hydrogen is found in alkalines, and a low potential Hydrogen is found in acids. The pH scale spans from 1 to 14, with 1 being a theoretical maximum acidity and 14 being a maximum alkalinity. The scale is logarithmic, meaning that to go from one number to the next on the scale represents 10 times the former. Example: a pH of 5.0 is 10 times more acidic than 6 on the scale and so on.
* Buffering is bringing the pH back to neutral range. The body will die if the blood pH goes too high or too low, so this buffering is a protective mechanism the body does to keep the blood in the neutral range. If you don’t provide sufficient buffers through your diet, the body will rob bones and joints to grab the necessary buffers it needs. It’s a survival necessity at that point. Arthritis & Osteoporosis are after all better than death.
My background is in physiology, teaching, nutrition and weight loss. I have raised 5 children who are all grown now. I have a masters degree in education and was a teacher/principal for 24 years. I created Alkaline Water Plus in 2009 to educate people about the benefits of ionized water.
The very best thing I have ever purchased is a WATER IONIZER, and I've been in perfect health ever since I started drinking ionized water 25 years ago!
Cathie LoGrasso Owner, Alkaline Water Plus
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