What exactly is Ionized Water? -
Ionization simply means to gain or lose an electron. Water that has been ionized becomes either alkaline or acidic, meaning that the pH has been adjusted up or down.
Alkaline water is full of Hydroxyl ions. This is the water we drink that has many Health Benefits as described below.
Acidic water is full of Hydrogen ions. This is water that we apply only to the outside of our body. It is also great for plant growth.
How does the Water Ionizer produce ionized water?
Water is run over positive and negative electrodes, which ionizes the water. It is then separated into alkaline and acidic water as it passes through membranes. It accomplishes this by repelling the water now that it has been "charged" into positive and negative ions.
Why should I drink Ionized Water?
There are three main benefits to Ionized Water.
First and foremost, it is a powerful antioxidant. People spend hundreds of dollars a month purchasing antioxidants because they are anti-diseases, anti-aging, anti-cancer, which they accomplish through neutralizing free radicals. Free Radical damage causes us to age and causes disease. Since Ionized Water is a liquid antioxidant, it is easily absorbed into the body which makes it much more effective and a powerful antioxidant.
Once the Ionized Antioxidant in the form of Hydroxyl Ions (oxygen molecule with an extra electron) donates its extra electrons to free radicals (oxygen molecule that is missing one electron) you are left with lots of oxygen. Ionized Water gives you Energy by providing your body with lots of oxygen! This is one of the most incredible aspects of Ionized Water!
Secondly, Ionized Water Balances body pH because it is very alkaline. Our diet is often extremely acidic . Soft drinks, fast foods & processed foods deposit acid waste in our bodies that builds up over time and creates an ideal environment for diseases of all kinds to thrive. Look at any cancer patient for instance and their bodies are invariably acidic to some degree. This is, of course, true even with children. Chronic soft drink consumers such as children put themselves in grave danger by allowing their bodies to build up acid waste. Many end up with serious diseases at a very young age. Maintaining an alkaline pH (6.9-7.2) helps us to maintain an environment in our bodies that is NOT conducive to disease. It may take years depending on how acidic your body is, but Ionized Water, because of its alkaline properties, will flush acid waste from our bodies.
Ionized Water is meant to work as a preventative measure, however if you are ill with any disease it always helps to stay Alkaline. Spirulina and Chlorella are also good for this.
Thirdly, Ionized Water has a different molecular cluster size. It contains only five to six water molecules instead of the ten to thirteen that conventional water molecule clusters have. It has changed from an irregular shape that is 10-13 molecule to a hexagonal regular shape that is half the size. This smaller or "reduced" water is much more hydrating than conventional water. There are two consequences of this. First, Ionized Water is much more hydrating than conventional water and, second, it is extremely detoxifying.
The detoxification properties of Ionized Water are powerful and astounding. They simply can not be ignored. A Water Ionizer has different levels of intensity because the average person cannot start out drinking strongly ionized Water. This is particularly true of the elderly, who need to start out at the lowest level and work their way up slowly. People who have spent a lifetime building up acid waste in their bodies will suffer headaches and diarrhea if they drink too much too soon.
How does Ionized Water taste compared with conventional water? - [TOP]
A common remark regarding the taste of Ionized Water is that it tastes smoother than conventional water. This is because of the molecule cluster size and shape. Since it is small and regular shaped, it feels smooth because it is. It also does not fill you up and bloat you the way conventional water can do if you drink a lot of it at once.
How Long does Ionized Water stay Ionized?
The Antioxidant (hydroxyl ions) will last approximately 18-24 hours. The Higher pH (alkaline properties) will last approximately 1-2 weeks. The smaller molecule cluster size will last approximately 1-3 months.
Does Ionized Water have any negative effects?
Absolutely none, as long as it is used properly. Only the alkaline water should be consumed. NEVER DRINK THE ACIDIC WATER. We have never seen a single negative effect from Ionized Water, either alkaline or acidic, as long as it is used properly.
Who should drink it?
Anyone and Everyone, young and old, human or animal. It is beneficial to some degree to nearly everyone and everything it comes in contact with.
How should I start drinking it?
Start out slow at level one, drinking 1-3 glasses per day. If the water agrees with you, increase the amount you drink and the level of Ionization intensity. The stronger, the better, but take your time in building up to the higher levels. The antioxidant is most powerful on the high levels. You will of course experience more energy at the higher levels, but the fresher the ionized Water is, the stronger these properties are. The detoxification is STRONG and unmistakable. However, it only lasts a short time.
Can it be used commercially?
Yes, is innumerable ways. In the dairy industry, with Live Stock, healthier, faster growing crops, etc. All this is now being demonstrated, albeit slowly, to these industries. The Alkaline Ionized Water should be fed to the animals. The Acidic Ionized Water will benefit the crops, as well as the livestock in that it will help keep a much lower mortality rates and cleaner environment, keeping in mind the acidic water retards bacteria and bacterial growth. Tests are underway in various industries demonstrating the positive effects of Ionized Water but they are still in their infancy.
How does Ionized Water effect athletes?
In an extremely positive way, as you might expect. Blood oxygen levels will rise varying amounts with regular use of strong Ionized Water. This increases stamina, endurance and provides the muscles tissue and organs with high amounts of oxygen which the human body often lacks, even in athletes because of inadequate diets. If Professional and Amateur sports were to ever discover this, it would eventually become one of the most established benefits to athletes everywhere. That will happen, but acceptance of Ionized Water will take time.
Why should I buy a Water Ionizer?
The Health Benefits of Ionized Water are numerous as stated above. However, it is best to have it on hand because the fresher it is, the better it is.
Not only do you benefit from drinking the Alkaline Ionized Water but, to have Acidic Water on hand 24 hours a day is worth the price of the Ionizer alone. Once you have begun to use it and take advantage of its incredible properties, you will know that you have made the right decision to purchase one.
What are the electrodes of each unit composed of?
The electrodes are Titanium, a very hard metal, coated (not electroplated) with platinum, a very conductive metal. All Water Ionizers currently manufactured use these two materials for their electrodes. Electroplating only places platinum on the titanium only a few molecules thick, which is not sufficient for prolonged ionization. There have been claims that pure platinum electrodes are sometimes used for the electrodes but this claim is obviously false since this would not at all improve performance and would be cost prohibitive.
Is it dangerous to drink Ionized Water at these high pH levels?
It is NOT dangerous to drink them at this level; however, it certainly is not necessary. Ionized Water should ideally be consumed between a pH 9.5 and 10.0.
Are there any advantages of drinking Ionized Water at these higher pH and lower ORP levels?
You will be consuming a liquid that has an extremely low negative charge, or ORP (oxidation reduction potential) somewhere in the neighborhood of -300 to -500 Mv, depending on water source. While it is not necessary to drink Ionized Water at this level, it will not hurt you to do so. However, be advised that drinking water with such a high pH may cause an upset stomach.
Are they used for any other purposes?
Yes, they are used in kidney dialysis because they remove everything from the blood to a very fine level.
Will the filter remove fluoride from the water?
No, the carbon and ultra filters will not remove fluoride. The only filter that will remove fluoride is an alum filter. Minerals are not removed from water through normal filtration. However, since fluoride is an acidic mineral carrying a positive charge, some of it will be removed from the alkaline side to the acidic side of the ionized water. This will reduce the amount of fluoride found in the alkaline water, which is the water we consume. Thus, we can effectively remove up to approximately 50% of the fluoride from the alkaline Ionized Water.
Some companies claim their Water Ionizers will remove all the fluoride in the water. Is this possible?
NO. Absolutely not. The laws of physics work the same for all water ionizers regardless of how they are made. We would have to ionize 100% of the minerals in the water to expect that 100% of any mineral would be removed to either the alkaline or acid side of the Water Ionizer. The Watershed Wellness Center is the largest importer, wholesaler and retailer in North America. Unless otherwise stated, everything on our website is 100% original material written by Bob McCauley. Bob McCauley is the author of three books on ionized water, Spirulina and Chlorella and is the architect of the six component protocol of how we can all obtain Great Health, his last book exclusively on Ionized Water. We have sold water ionizers longer than any company in the United States and have imported more than any other US company. Except that which is otherwise cited, if you find any of this material on other websites, it has been plagarized.