Ionisation simply means to gain or lose an electron. Water that has been ionised becomes either alkaline or acidic, meaning that the pH level of the water has been adjusted up or down.
Alkaline water is full of Hydroxyl ions. This is the water we drink and 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.
Tap water is run through a water ioniser machine. It flows over positive and negative electrodes (an electrolysis process) which ionises the water. This ionising process has been designed to mechanically replicate the processes of nature. The water is separated to make alkaline and acidic water as it passes over the platinum coated titanium plates. The acidic and alkaline minerals within the water are separated by the electrical charge emitted from the titanium plates that in turn creates the positive and negative ions of ionised water.
There are three main benefits to ionised water.
First and foremost, it is a powerful antioxidant. People spend hundreds of dollars purchasing antioxidants because of their anti-disease, anti-aging and anti-cancer properties that neutralise free radicals. Free radicals attack and cause cell damage and contribute to premature aging and increases the risk of disease. Since ionised water is a liquid antioxidant, it is easily absorbed into the body, this makes it an effective, powerful and convenient antioxidant.
Once the Ionised antioxidant in the form of Hydroxyl Ions (oxygen molecule with an extra electron) donates its extra electron to a free radical (oxygen molecule that is missing one electron) you begin to increase the amount of oxygen in your system. Ionised water helps to increase your energy levels by providing your body with lots of oxygen! This is one of the most incredible aspects of Ionised water!
Secondly, ionised water balances body pH because it is alkaline. Modern diets are often extremely acidic . Soft drinks, fast foods & processed foods deposit acid waste in our bodies that build up over time and creates an ideal environment for diseases of all kinds to thrive. Chronic soft drink consumers such as children are in grave danger of accumulating toxic 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 ionised alkaline water will flush acid waste from our bodies more effectively and efficiently than other waters.
Ionised water is intended to work as a preventative measure, however if you are ill with any disease it will still help to assist body function.
Thirdly, ionised water reforms back into its original molecular structure and into a smaller molecular cluster size. It contains only five to six water molecules instead of the ten to thirteen that conventional water molecule clusters have. It changes from an irregular shape consisting of 10-13 molecules 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, ionised water is much more hydrating than conventional water and, second, it is extremely detoxifying.
The detoxification properties of ionised water is powerful and astounding. A water Ioniser machine produces various levels of acid and alkaline water as well as supplying nuetral water (pH 7.00). The average person should not drink strong ionised water at the start. This is particularly true of the elderly, who should start drinking alkaline water at the lowest level and then work toward increasing their alkalinity intake to higher levels over a month or so. People who have spent a lifetime building up acid waste in their bodies may suffer headaches or diarrhea as a consequence of the bodies reaction to drinking higher levels of ionised water too soon. It pays to slowly increase ionised water consumption at a pace in which your body will naturally adjust to.
A common remark regarding the taste of Ionized Water is that it tastes sweeter and smoother than conventional water. Recently I was told the water seemed "full bodied". This is because of the molecule cluster size and shape. Since it is small and regular shaped, the water vibrates at a higher level and therefore tends to feel smooth. It absorbs quickly into the body and therefore doesn't stay trapped in your stomach up giving you that "bloated" feeling the way conventional water can do if you drink a lot of it at once.
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.
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.
Anyone and everyone, the elderly, babies, human or animal. It is beneficial to some degree to nearly everyone and everything it comes in contact with.
Start out slow at level one, (clean, neutral pH7) drinking 1-3 glasses per day or 30mls per kilogram of body weight per day. If the water agrees with you, increase the amount you drink and the level of Ionisation. The stronger, the better, but take your time in building up to the higher levels. The antioxidant is most powerful at the higher levels. You will of course experience more energy at the higher levels, and the fresher the ionised water is, the stronger these properties are. The detoxification is STRONG and unmistakable. However, it only lasts a short time if you are not drinking freshly dispensed ionised water.
Yes, in 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. Alkaline ionised water can also be fed to animals. Acidic ionised water will benefit crops, as well as livestock in that it can help lower mortality rates and contribute to a cleaner environment, keeping in mind acidic water aids to retard bacteria and bacterial growth. Tests are underway in various industries demonstrating the positive effects of Ionised water but they are still in their infancy.
Athletes who drink ionised water will experience an extremely positive benefit. With regular consumption of strong ionized water blood oxygen levels will increase at varying amounts. This increases stamina, endurance and provides muscle tissue and organs with high amounts of oxygen which the human body often lacks, even in athletes whose diets are often inadequate.
The health benefits of ionised water are numerous as stated above. We dispense ionised water at our centre and ask a donation to contribute toward our costs. Its a great way for you to try the water for yourself.
Not only do you benefit from drinking the alkaline ionised water, the machine provides beneficial acidic water also.
The electrodes in our water ionising machines are made of 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 ionisation.
It is NOT dangerous to drink ionised alkaline at recommended levels. Ionised water should ideally be consumed between a pH rate of 9.5 and 10.0.
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 too soon at a high pH may cause an upset stomach for some people. We suggest people stay on a low alkaline level until they feel their body has detoxed enough to cope with a higher alkaline pH.
Our EHM 929 Water Ionizer comes with a manufacturers parts and labour warranty. Our manufacturers warrant to repair or replace any part or parts found to have malfunctioned under normal working conditions. We offer a 12 month warranty on our EHM 929 machines. Extended warranties up to 5 years are also available.
Yes, they are also used in kidney dialysis treatment.