Why Alkaline Ionized Water?
Drinking a pure glass of water can be more beneficial than you’ve ever imagined. Some say that alkaline ionized water is the health tonic of the future and the most natural of all homeopathic remedies to heal the human body. Our modern diet and lifestyle lower the body’s internal pH, which can unravel its natural balance. This can then lead to chronic disease and increase the risk of cancer. Drinking alkaline ionized water can help restore and re-balance the body’s systems and internal environment.
Alkaline Ionized water can benefit your body in the following ways:
A modern lifestyle of stress and a diet high in processed foods and soda generate acid waste and create an acidic internal environment in the body. Alkaline ionized water acts as a buffer helping to keep the body at a more alkaline pH and may help reduce the risk of diseases including cancer. In fact Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Peace Prize for discovering that cancer cells are unable to exist in an alkaline environment.
- Alkaline Ionized water flushes out free radicals in the body, which are the primary cause of aging. Free radicals are positively charged, but are neutralized when they receive electrons from the negatively charged ions in the water.
- Alkaline Ionized water is more easily absorbed by the body, which makes it more hydrating and detoxifying than regular water.
-Alkaline Ionized water strengthens your immune system so it can stay healthy and better fight against disease.
-Alkaline Ionized water encourages “friendly” microflora in the human gut while discouraging “unfriendly” aerobic organisms.
The Benefits of Alkaline vs. Alkaline Ionized Water
Both alkaline and alkaline ionized water are rich in minerals. However, it is the alkaline ionized water that is classified as a strong antioxidant. Antioxidants are substances that are able to neutralize a free radical. Free radicals are the principal cause of aging and disease in the body. A free radical is an oxygen molecule that has lost an electron and is now positively charged. It will attack the nearest stable molecule, “stealing” its electron. Now the “attacked” molecule having lost its electron becomes a free radical itself, beginning a chain reaction of oxidation in the body.
The simplest and cheapest way to create alkaline water would be to add baking soda, which is sodium bicarbonate, to a glass of clean water. One can also buy alkalizing drops that are usually a mixture of distilled water and mineral-giving compounds like potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide. But drinking these mixtures of water and minerals cannot give you the health benefits listed above that are attributed to alkaline ionized water. Running tap or spring water through a water ionizer, a machine which splits water through electrolysis, creates alkaline water with a negative oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) indicating that it is electron rich. When you consume water with a negative ORP, free radicals in the body bind to the free electrons and are neutralized. It is this negative ORP, not found in alkaline water made by the simple addition of minerals, which is reported to impart the many health benefits of drinking a glass of alkaline ionized water.
If you would like to purchase an alkaline ionizer, like the one pictured at the bottom of this page, we have a array of selections HERE.
For a more detailed explanation on the chemistry behind Alkaline Ionized water click HERE.
Authors: Shannon Walker and Mary Turk
This Athena Ionizer also removes Fluoride and can be purchased through the Drips Water store
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