WHY DRINK ALKALINE, IONIZED WATER
If we are going to drink a magnitude of 8 glasses of water per day, it would make sense to drink the best, quality water for us in both the short-term and the long-term.
In the short-term, city water will not kill us due to strict quality controls. But, if we looked at how the water is chemically treated and all of its trace elements, we might wonder about the long-term build-up and side effects of some of the ingredients.
Natural spring water or "mineral water" contains mostly dissolved alkaline salts (Calcium, magnesium, etc.). Mechanically produced pure water, which is about 80% of all bottled water offerings, does not exist in nature or our bodies. Pure water will actually absorb the useful minerals from our diets and as a last resort from our bones – not good for osteoporosis – to get back to its natural mineralized state.
A water ionization machine has a filter that takes out excess amounts of unneeded elements from tap water (just as a Brita filter will). And, it also splits the water and minerals into two streams of water (tubes), one alkaline and one acidic.
The slower the water is run through the ionizer, the higher the pH factor will be for the alkaline water (pH 8.5 to 10.0). The higher the pH for the alkaline water, the more hydroxyl ions (OH-) there will be in the water. These ions will neutralize acid in the stomach, so don’t drink alkaline water with a meal. They will also neutralize and carry out the H+ acid ions in cellular waste. And, they will neutralize other "free radicals" that can be precursors to cancer; we are drinking a liquid "anti-oxidant".
The hydroxyl ions also cause water to cluster in groups of six molecules instead of a normal 12 to 13 which allows the water to get into and out of the cells more readily. High performance athletes may notice an edge if they are well hydrated with small-cluster, alkaline water.
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