Alkaline Ionic Water is made by a water ionizer by electrically splitting filtered tap water into alkaline and acid water. This water ionizer was first developed in Japan in the early 50's and the experiments were first conducted on plants and animals. Experiments on the human body took longer because of the difficulties in maintaining the constancy of the environments. Nevertheless, through patient experiments by the medical doctors in Japan, it was concluded that alkaline ionic water was non-toxic and alleviated many symptoms of adult diseases.
The first commercial alkaline ionic water ionizers were available in Japan in l958. And in January 15th, 1966, this type of water ionizer was approved as a Health Improvement Medical Device by the Japanese Health Ministry.
Japanese water ionizers were first introduced to Korea in the 70's, and today they are also approved as medical devices by the government of S. Korea. Korean-made household units were introduced in the United States in l985 and a toxicity test was conducted by an independent laboratory in LA on April 14, 1986. The test found no toxicity in the alkaline water generated by the water ionizer. The test was according to FDA specified methods.
ALKALINE IONIC WATER
(Also known as Microcluster Water, Reduced Water, Anti-oxidant Water)
Alkaline ionic water is by far the most superior drinking water available. It is electronically enhanced water that has been run over + and - electrodes and become ionized, which then is separated into alkaline and acidic water. They both have extraordinary properties and benefits, however, their respective uses could not be more different. The Alkaline water we drink, the Acid water we use on the outside of our bodies, for beauty and antiseptic applications.
Alkaline water is one of the most significant preventative health advances of our generation. It is a Powerful Antioxidant, which also provides our body with an abundance of oxygen, which in turn gives us energy. It balances our body pH, which helps prevent disease because it is Alkaline. It 's a Powerful Detoxifier, and a Superior Hydrator, up to 6 times more hydrating than conventional water.
ITS POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES
Alkaline ionic water has 2 Antioxidant qualities to it. Ionize means to gain or lose an electron. In Alkaline water, an electron is grabbed from an oxygen molecule and donated to another making that oxygen molecule become an Antioxidant. All Antioxidants have this property of possessing an extra electron such as vitamins A, C and E. It is miraculous that normal tap water can be turned into an Antioxidant. And also an efficient Antioxidant because it is a liquid with small water molecule clusters, more easily absorbed into the body.
Virtually all liquids have an Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). Normal tap water has an 300 to 400 ORP, meaning nonexistent potential for reducing oxidation. Only a negative ORP can reduce or negate oxidation. Alkaline ionic water has a -350 to -250 ORP, depending on the minerals in the source water and which level the unit is on. This means it has a very high potential for reducing oxidation. Freshly squeezed orange juice has a -250 ORP. However, if pasteurized or otherwise processed, the antioxidant and negative ORP properties are removed from the juice, as well as all its rejuvenating properties.
Oxidization means to decay or age. As things oxidize, the ORP rises. A higher ORP also retards bacterial growth. Rust is oxidized metal. In the human body oxidation is caused by free radical damage. Free radicals are oxygen molecules that have lost an electron and become unstable. They are caused by pollution, stress and poor diet. Essentially all diseases arise from the environment or diet unless it is genetically inherited.
Free radicals in our body grab an electron from a cell to become stable and in the process damage the DNA of the cell. When that cell divides, the new one carries the mutant DNA, which in turn passes along to the next cell, and so on. This is the cause of many diseases and it is also part of what makes us age. As we age, our body's ORP becomes higher because we are oxidizing. Alkaline ionic water has a Negative ORP therefore it offsets the higher ORP of our body as we are aging. Thus, we counteract the aging process by putting a negatively charged water which somewhat dampens the ever-rising ORP of our body. Of course, for significant slowing and reversal of the aging process, we should drink l to 2 gallons of strong alkaline ionic water (level 4) per day.
POWERFUL DETOXIFIER AND SUPERIOR HYDRATOR
Alkaline ionic water is also called reduced water because typically water molecules group together in clusters of 10 to 13 molecules. Alkaline water molecule clusters are split in half and grouped into 5 to 6 water molecules, thus it is reduced in size. The Alkaline water molecule cluster has been changed to a regular hexagonal shape, that passes through our body tissue more easily and hydrates cells much more efficiently than conventional water.
Alkaline ionic water is up to 6 times more hydrating than conventional water. There are some tangible effects of alkaline water regarding the small molecule cluster. Soaking dried beans in this type of water will cause them to hydrate considerably faster and swell fatter, because of its superior hydration properties. Mixing it with any kind of flour will result in much better absorption than conventional water. For instance, a cream soup with alkaline water will be much smoother. Cooking with alkaline water will enhance the taste of your food. The nutrients in the food will be assimilated into the body more efficiently.