Scientific, peer-reviewed literature usually refers to ionized water as “electrolyte reduced water”, or ERW. Scientific research and literature has shown that ERW exhibits strong health-enhancing benefits. Most importantly, it has an antioxidant effect. This is due to the presence negative hydrogen ions.
H-ions are present in the water in a clustered form, wherein each negative hydrogen ion is surrounded by a cage (or cluster) of water molecules. The ionized water also shows a reduced cluster size and reduced surface tension. The reduced cluster size and reduced surface tension, which are created by the presence of the H-ion, are also believed to have beneficial health effects when the water is consumed.
The electrolysis treatment makes three important changes to the water chemistry.
- Electrolysis changes the ORP value of tap water from +500mv to -150~-800mv.
Alkaline water (reduced water) carries a negative ORP (-250 to -350 mV) which provides a powerful anti-oxidant benefit to regular user of alkaline water. It helps neutralize harmful free radicals found in acidic water that are associated with aging and health problems.
Ionised alkaline water keeps your body biological molecules undamaged that are less susceptible to infection and disease. Alkaline water helps excessive fermintation in the digestive tract resulting in a cleaner stool within days after this water is taken on a regular basis. In 1965, the Ministry of Welfare of Japan announced that reduced water obtained from electrolysis can prevent abnormal fermentation of intestinal microbes.
2. Electrolysis changes the pH value of the water
Human body maintains a blood pH level at around 7.35-7.45. Enzymes and other proteins function properly within this optimum pH range. Acidic foods in our diet like (meat, starch, sugar, alcohol & other processed food products) and other environmental factors may stress body imbalance the optimal pH value. The body uses many methods to maintain pH values at optimal range, it relies on high pH fluids such as:
water – that acts as solvents to neutralize acid residues.
Utilize electrolyte buffers like sodium, calcium and potassium to bind acids and finally removed through urine.
This forceful method by body to maintain pH may have negative effects in the long term. People trending acidic physique tend to have a weaker immune system and may experience a general physical deterioration, emotional tension, poor metabolism, weaker excretion system, and a propensity to constipation. Long sufferers are prone to illness such as hepatitis, cancer, palsy, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, nervousness diseases and others.
Alkaline water helps balance the body chemistry and maintain optimal pH levels. Drinking alkaline water improves the body’s ability to buffer acids and flush acidic residues.
Regular use of Alkaline drinking water can help flush acidic residue from the body and help restore our optimal pH balance. Alkaline water also contains many beneficial mineral ions like calcium, magnesium, potassium and other beneficial trace minerals. These electrolytes carry a (-) charge that improves the absorption rate in the body.
3. Electrolysis temporarily alters the molecular structure of water
Promotes better Hydration The bonds between the water molecules are fragmented and the cluster size of the molecule becomes temporarily smaller. This smaller molecule cluster size allows for better absorption by the body. This promotes better hydration and quicker recovery from fatigue.
Other Benefits of Alkaline Water include:
Cleansing the liver – Alkaline water has been shown to increase levels of antioxidants that protect the liver and help it work more efficiently.
Lowering Cholesterol Levels – research has shown that drinking alkaline water can reduce your cholesterol level, while increasing the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol.
Weight Loss – Alkaline water can help the body rid itself of stored fatty acids. Drinking water naturally suppresses the appetite and helps the body metabolize fat.