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What is Alkaline Water?

Alkaline Water and the Benefits Explained

 

Alkaline water (otherwise known as electrolyzed reduced water) is water with a pH of greater than 7. The amount of hydrogen mixed in with the water is known Potential Hydrogen (pH). The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14; A pH of 7 is neutral, meaning the water is neither acidic nor alkaline. A pH of 7 through 14 indicates the water is alkaline, and a pH of 0 through 7 indicates the water is acidic. Water with a high pH has acid-fighting alkalinity - the ability to neutralize acidity, as well as add beneficial antioxidant potential.


Alkaline water gets it’s beneficial alkalinity from calcium, magnesium and potassium which appear as mineral hydrates. Hydrate minerals are alkaline minerals that are combined with an antioxidant hydroxyl ion.


Fact: Hard water can also be alkaline if it has a pH of greater than 7. But hard water doesn’t have the same acid fighting ability, alkaline mineral hydrates, or it’s antioxidant potential.


How Water Ionizers Make Your Tap Water Into Alkaline Ionized Water


Water ionizers ionize your tap water - which makes it alkaline water - by changing the composition of the minerals in your water. Plain tap water is a mixture of water, minerals, and bicarbonate - dissolved carbon dioxide, which is acidic. The acidic bicarbonate in tap water robs the alkaline minerals of their acid-neutralizing ability.


Through the process of ionization, a water ionizer uses electromagnetism to spit the alkaline minerals in your water apart from the acidic bicarbonate in it. Once the bicarbonates are split off, the minerals combine with antioxidant hydroxyl ions from water molecules to form alkalinemineral hydroxides. Mineral hydroxides are very alkaline, and they readily neutralize the harmful acids like the ones our bodies produce. The mineral hydroxides made by a water ionizer - calcium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide are recognized by the FDA for their contribution to human nutrition (source: FDA Generally Recognized as Safe - foods database).


Fact: Clinical testing shows that alkaline water can raise blood pH if you suffer from metabolic acidosis - a harmful condition where the body is temporarily acidic. In one study, the blood pH of men in the study that had metabolic acidosis was raised by 40 - 70%!


Acid-Fighting Alkalinity - Alkaline Water vs. Soda


What’s the harm in a little soda? If you drink one 8 ounce glass of soda per day, it will take 18 years off your life! Why is soda so harmful? One reason is that it has a pH of about 2, which is 100,000% more acidic than a neutral pH of 7! Soda damages the telomeres - protein caps over the ends of your DNA that protect it from oxidative damage. As soda eats away at those caps, your DNA is exposed to oxidative damage which accelerates aging and the development of disease.


Alkaline ionized water can neutralize the acidity of soda Using a LIFE Ionizers M7, our mid-range model, we were able to neutralize the acidity of a 12 ounce can of soda with 18 glasses - 120 ounces - of alkaline water.Soda is a powerful acid, a lot more powerful than most people who drink it realize!


Did you know? It actually takes 23 glasses of Kangen Water to neutralize the acidity in soda that a LIFE Ionizer can neutralize in 18!


Alkaline Ionized Water Has Antioxidant Potential


Another difference between plain water and ionized alkaline water made by a water ionizer is that the ionized water ionized by a water ionizer has antioxidant potential. Your body is constantly under attack from oxidants - free radicals and Reactive Oxygen Species. In your body, oxidants attack and destroy DNA and tissues, harm which science shows can accelerate aging. Research shows that drinking antioxidant alkaline water spares the body’s own antioxidants, so the body’s age-fighting antioxidant system can work more effectively. Plain water can actually have the opposite effect - it can act as an oxidant.


The Difference Between Alkaline Water and Ionized Alkaline Water


The alkaline ionized water made by a water ionizer is different than the bottled alkaline water that you can buy in stores because water ionizers charge the water they make with antioxidant potential. The ionization process gives alkaline water it’s antioxidant potential - and you can’t get that from the bottled alkaline water that you buy in stores!


The ionization process used by water ionizers gives water its antioxidant potential. When it is ionized in a water ionizer, the minerals in water gain antioxidant potential. When harmful free radicals and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) come in contact with an antioxidant, they can be neutralized. Bottled alkaline water can’t do that.


Is Alkaline Water Right for You?


Alkaline water is right for everybody because it’s better for health, but everyone’s body will respond to it differently because everyone’s health is different. That’s why LIFE Ionizers has a 60 day peace-of-mind return policy. You can try our water ionizers, and see the benefits for yourself, and for your loved ones and pets. We’re confident that you’ll see amazing results from drinking alkaline ionized water by LIFE, and will see that your brand new LIFE Ionizer is a wise investment in your health.


What are the Benefits of Alkaline Water?


Fact: There about 40 studies that show benefits from drinking alkaline water. Even the prestigious Mayo Clinic agrees that there is a link between alkaline water and bone health. Below are some of the benefits that have been shown in medical research:


  • Weight loss
  • Detoxification
  • Better heart health
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Improved hydration
  • Many more

References:


FDA. "Select Committee on GRAS Substances (SCOGS) Opinion: Calcium hydroxide." U.S Department of Health and Human Services. U.S Department of Health and Human Services. 18 Apr 2013. Web. 16 Aug 2013. http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/GRAS/SCOGS/ucm260885.htm.

FDA. "Select Committee on GRAS Substances (SCOGS) Opinion: Magnesium hydroxide." U.S Department of Health and Human Services. U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 18 Apr 2013. Web. 16 Aug 2013.https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=184.1428.

Association of Alkaline Ionized Water Apparatus: Alkaline ionized water generation methods and characteristics: http://www.3aaa.gr.jp/english/alkali/wa.html#pagetop

Association of Alkaline Ionized Water Apparatus: Research results for alkaline ionized water:http://www.3aaa.gr.jp/english/alkali/kl.html

Zeratsky, K. "Nutrition and healthy eating." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 20 Mar 2012. Web. 6 Aug 2013.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alkaline-water/AN01800

Ostojic, Sergej, and Marko Stonanovic. "Hydrogen-Rich Water Affected Blood Alkalinity in Physically Active Men." . Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal, 06 Jan 2014. Web. 20 Feb 2014.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15438627.2013.852092

Abraham, Guy, and Jorge Flebas. "The effect of daily consumption of 2 liters of electrolyzed water for 2 months on body composition and several physiological parameters in four obese subjects: a preliminary report." Highbeam Research. Original Internist, 01 Sep 2011. Web. 2 Jul 2013.http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-269433201.html