Why Alkaline Water Does a Body Good
The common concept of how alkaline water benefits the body is this: Drinking alkaline water reduces acidity. This over simplification has proven rich fodder for alkaline water debunkers and left people looking for ways to improve their health confused. Is drinking alkaline water really better than drinking any other kind of water?
This explanation of how alkaline water works in the body should help clear up any confusion about whether or not drinking alkaline ionized water can actually help you achieve better health.
Impact on Health & Wellness
Fresh from the ionization chamber, the minerals that make alkaline water “alkaline” are still carrying the electrical charge. In the alkaline water or water ionizer industry, this negative charge is referred to as ORP or “oxidation reduction potential.”
Oxidation reduction potential is just what it sounds like – the potential for reducing oxidation. Oxidation is the process which ages or breaks down cells. Water that has recently gone through the ionization process will carry this negative charge or “oxidation reduction potential” and when consumed, actively seeks out positively charged oxidizing elements in the body.
Aging and disease occur when oxidizing elements are ravaging our cells more quickly than they can regenerate or heal themselves. This is why there is so much in the news about the importance of eating foods rich in antioxidants – and why companies are getting rich selling supplements and products “loaded with antioxidants.” Alkaline water that has been ionized is not only “loaded with antioxidants” but, courtesy of the ionization process, has been restructured so that it is better absorbed by the body.
Antioxidants vs Antioxidant Water
Taking antioxidant supplements is only as effective as the absorption rate of those supplements. Eating foods rich in antioxidants is a healthier approach but the digestive process for breaking down the food so that your body can get the antioxidants actually results in oxidation – a little like taking two steps forward and one step back.
The micro-clustering and hexagonal structure of alkaline water that has been ionized allows for better absorption of the water and its antioxidant properties. Think of sifting granulated sugar through mesh versus powdered sugar. Now think of the cells of your body as the sieve. Just as more powdered sugar will pass through the sieve than granulated, due to the size of the particles, alkaline water that has been restructured through ionization penetrates the cells of the body at a higher rate than water with larger molecular clusters.
The result is a higher rate of absorption of the water, the antioxidant properties created through ionization as well as the alkaline minerals in the water. The body becomes better hydrated. The antioxidants in the water help the body eliminate acidic waste that both breaks down cells and can weaken the body’s immune system.
The end result for the body is improved health through better hydration and a steady supply of antioxidants – both scientifically proven to help reduce the signs of aging, boost the body’s immune system and improve the body’s overall health and performance.
To learn about water ionizer options available for your home, contact an authorized water ionizer dealer.