All About Ionized Water
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Ionized Water FAQ
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? -
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. We sell it at our retail location for one dollar per gallon. 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. - Also check out this article!
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? - [TOP]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.
What is the Warranty on each of the units? -
Three year parts and labors, which is guaranteed directly through Watershed Wellness Center. The unit is sent back directly to Watershed Wellness Center for any repairs.
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? - [TOP]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. Our company is more closely associated with Ionized Water than any other company. 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. WE ARE IONIZED WATER! Except that which is otherwise cited, if you find any of this material on other websites, it has been plagarized.
By Bob McCauley, CNC, MH
1. Powerful Antioxidant – Reverses the aging process.
Alkaline Ionized Water has an abundance of electrons and a negative charge called Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). Electrons are free radical scavengers and a negative ORP reduces the oxidation of the body, which slows down the aging process. ORP is the most important term we can learn regarding health because everything we put in the body either increases or decreases oxidation in the body. Therefore, everything we consume either reverses or accelerates the aging process.
2. Balances Body pH
Alkaline Ionized Water has a pH of 9.5 – 10 which helps bring the pH of the body up to neutral (7.0) where it should be.
3. Superior Hydrator
Alkaline Ionized Water has very small water molecule clusters that are able to hydrate the body’s tissue and its cells much more effectively than water that has not been ionized.
4. Powerful Detoxifier
As the small water molecule clusters hydrate the tissue and fill them with water they push out all the things that don’t belong in the tissue, which are commonly referred to as toxins.
5. Enhances Mineral Absorption
Minerals that have been ionized have extra electrons that make them better able to be absorbed by the body.
6. Provides the body with oxygen
Once the hydroxyl ions (oxygen molecule with an extra electron) have donated their electrons to free radicals what is left over is a lot of dissolved oxygen that is available for the body to use. Oxygen is one of our most important nutrients.
7. Gives you lots of energy!
The extra oxygen that it provides to the body translates into more mental alertness and more energy.
8. Helps prevent disease
When we Hydrate, Alkalize and Detoxify with Alkaline Ionized Water our body it is in a much better position to heal itself.
I absolutely adore Ionized Water. I wrote the bible of Alkaline Ionized Water. I have since I consumed my first glass of it over 10 years ago. And because I am such a strong proponent of Ionized Water, I’m often asked what it has done for me personally since I began drinking it in 1995. Simply put, the effects on my body have been dramatic and profound, even though these positive changes occurred quite subtly. That is what everyone can expect from drinking Ionized Water: subtle yet profound changes in their health, all of them positive.
I was already drinking a gallon of conventional water (spring and tap water) every day when I began consuming Ionized Water. I also was a cooked-food vegetarian so I did not suffer the detoxification effects of Ionized Water, which are extremely powerful. Only those who are quite toxic will notice these strong effects. That’s not to say I didn’t detoxify because I did and it was a deep detoxification. I was a 95% cooked foodist at the time so I had a lot of cleansing to do. I did not exhibit the more brutal symptoms of detoxification that some do. However, we should all be cautious when we first begin drinking Ionized Water. Many people who believe they are healthy, including vegetarians and fitness gurus, suffer from the intense detoxification properties of Ionized Water, which are like none other known. We must respect the power of tiny water molecule clusters because of their penetrating and cleansing properties.
I did get a few rashes in the early days as toxins came out of my body, but they were minor and I effectively treated them with Acid Ionized Water, which is excellent for treating rashes. I started by drinking Ionized Water at the highest level (pH 9.5 – 9.9) and consumed at least a gallon of it every day. Now I drink 1.5 – 2.0 gallons of Ionized Water each day and I have never felt better in my life. You’ll never have true energy and vitality without properly hydrating your body throughout each day. The subject of water should be the first chapter of every medical text book.
Since I was not ill when I first started consuming Ionized Water, I cannot claim that Ionized Water cured me of anything, although it has helped many others with a plethora of health conditions. Many people have written to me over the years testifying to the innumerable ways that Ionized Water has improved their health (Appendix 7: Testimonials). I have not kept them all, but if I were to have included them in this book, they would have easily doubled its size.
My body pH is balanced around 7.0 where it ought to be. My muscles are more relaxed because much of the lactic acid waste has been washed from my muscle tissue. I am 53 and do not ache in any of my joints. I am undoubtedly more limber, oxygenated, detoxified and better hydrated than any other time in my life.
My body’s cells are bathed in the negative ORP of Ionized Water, which helps extinguish the oxidation of my body. Thus, I am retarding, if not reversing, the aging process at a cellular level.
I was in my late thirties when I started drinking Ionized Water and the many years of accumulated acid waste deposited throughout the human body takes months, even years to remove. It will take a lot of water and lot of time to fully accomplish the goal of complete pH balance and detoxification throughout my body. But I could not have so easily gotten as far as I have without the daily consumption of Ionized Water.
Colds and flus have completely disappeared from my life since I began drinking Ionized Water. If I do feel a cold or sore throat coming on, I find that drinking a few extra glasses of Ionized Water quickly puts it at bay by hydrating and alkalizing my body so it can better fight the invasion.
Ionized Water is best used as a preventative health measure, although its healing properties are to be greatly respected as well. Water alone is the body’s greatest ally for healing, better than anything a physician could possibly do for it. Ionized Water has many times the healing properties of conventional water. However, it is the body and only the body that is capable of healing itself of any disease. All we can do is provide it with the right ammunition so it can provide us with health. Ionized Water should definitely be in the arsenal we provide to the body for its defenses.
Aquatonic 300 Alkaline Water IonizerClick for More Details
The Aquatonic 300 Water Ionizer is the most recent addition to the cutting edge line of Water Ionizers manufactured by the The Yi Shan Electric Company in Taiwan. The Aquatonic Series rises above the rest using the most up-to-date technology with a contemporary, yet classic design unique to any of our Alkaline Water Ionizers. The Aquatonic line has an elegant, sleek style to suit your modern lifestyle and today's kitchen.
Aquatonic 700 Alkaline Water IonizerClick for More Details
The Aquatonic 700 Water Ionizer is the most recent addition to the cutting edge line of Water Ionizers manufactured by the The Yi Shan Electric Company in Taiwan. The Aquatonic Series of alkaline water Ionizers rises above the rest using the most up-to-date technology with a contemporary, yet classic design unique to any of our Alkaline Water Ionizers. The Aquatonic line has an elegant, sleek style to suit your modern lifestyle and today's kitchen.
EC 550 Water Ionizer Click for More Details
The EC series uses the latest and most advanced ionization technology. The EC series water ionizers offer a built-in calcium port for stronger ionization capabilities. This feature allows for a higher pH, negative ORP (oxidation reduction potential) and stronger acid water.
EC Series electrodes chamber is comprised of Platinum coated Titanium electrodes with a patented matting, which enhances ionization efficiency by resisting to mineral deposits. The Electrode Plates are iridium-free. We have Documented Proof of this. The electrode chamber is specially designed to drain off all excess water in the electrolysis chamber between uses. This provides the electrodes with longevity built to last at least 15 - 20 years. The titanium is coated with platinum for excellent, yet durable, conductivity. The combination of efficient draining, improved matting, and revised inner structure enable EC Series to operate over for 100 hours continuously. EC Water Ionizers are smaller which helps to take up less space and provides easier portability.