Q&A

1WHAT IS IONIZED WATER?
Ionized Water is a Powerful Antioxidant that has two antioxidant qualities. It is Alkaline and also has small water molecule clusters that are extremely hydrating and detoxifying for the body. There is Alkaline Ionized Water and Acid Ionized Water.
2WHAT DOES IONIZE MEAN?
A process that results in the gain or loss of electrons from an atom. To convert totally or partially into ions.
3WHY 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 cannot 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.
4HOW IS ALKALINE IONIZED WATER AN ANTIOXIDANT?
Ionized Water has two antioxidant qualities, its negative charge (measured in millivolts) and the presence of hydroxyl ions. Alkaline Ionized Water has a negative ORP, therefore it offsets the positive ORP of our oxidizing, aging body. Thus, we counteract the aging process by consuming negatively charged substances, which dampen the positive ORP of our oxidizing body.
5HOW DOES ALKALINE IONIZED WATER REJUVENATE THE BODY?
Consuming fresh Ionized Water puts an electrical charge into the body the same way that raw fruits and vegetables do. Raw foods have this charge because they are full of enzymes, electrons and electrical activity, which is facilitated by the mineral content of the plants the same way it is for us.
6WHAT IS ORP STAND FOR?
Oxidation Reduction Potential, which is the ability or potential of any substance to reduce the oxidation of another substance which would be considered an antioxidant. The tendency of chemical substances to acquire electrons from other substances. Also known as redox potential.
7WHY IS THE ORP SO IMPORTANT?
The Most Important Term in Health. ORP is the single most important term we need to become familiar with if we want to understand human health. A person’s ORP level, although quite difficult to determine reliably, would instantly reveal whether they are in a state of health or disease. ORP is another way to measure the body’s vibration. Everything in the universe vibrates. When we are healthy we vibrate within a certain frequency range. If we are sick, we will vibrate at a completely different frequency range, one that reflects our state of unhealthiness or disease.
8HOW MUCH ALKALINE IONIZED WATER SHOULD I DRINK EACH DAY?
We must drink half our body weight in ounces minimum each day. 4 – 8 Liters. Never drink more than one liter of water per hour. Never drink water around mealtime since is dilutes the digestive process.
9WHY SHOULD WE DRINK THIS AMOUNT OF WATER EACH DAY?
It is quite difficult for the human body to get water from any other source other than water itself, yet so many of us, including certified nutritionists and dietitians, believe that simply because a substance contains liquid it will provide the body with water. Nothing could be further from the truth.
10HOW IS IT PRODUCED?
Alkaline Ionized Water is by far the most superior drinking water available. Ionized Water is electronically enhanced water created through electrolysis. It is produced by running normal tap water over negative (cathode) and positive (anode) electrodes, which ionizes the minerals in the water creating positive (hydrogen) and negative (hydroxyl) ions.
11WHAT IS IONIZATION?
To Ionize means to gain or lose an electron. Essentially, the ionization process robs an electron from one molecule and donates, or transfers, it to another molecule. In the case of Ionized Water, an electron is grabbed from one oxygen molecule and donated to another oxygen molecule. This becomes a hydroxyl ion, which is a molecule that carries an extra electron (OH-). Although they are transitory, molecules with this charge produced by the presence of an electron are more easily absorbed by the body.
12IS ALL THE WATER ALKALINE?
No. Membranes in the electrode chamber separate the hydrogen and hydroxyl ions, thus creating alkaline and acidic water. These two waters are always produced simultaneously during the ionizing process, 70% Alkaline Ionized Water and 30% Acid Ionized Water. Therefore, producing one gallon of Ionized Water yields approximately 0.7 gallons of Alkaline Water and 0.3 gallons of Acid Water. The alkaline water is an antioxidant, the acid water is for external use only.
13HOW IS ACID IONIZED WATER PRODUCED?
The other water produced during the ionization process contains molecules that have been robbed of an electron. These are known as hydrogen ions (H+) and they are what make the water acidic, resulting in a low pH.
14IS PURIFIED WATER THE SAME AS IONIZED WATER?
No. They are exactly the opposite of one another. Purified water is produced by removing all minerals from water through the mechanical processes of reverse osmosis, de-ionization or distillation. It is a pure chemical substance, H2O. This water should not be consumed.
15 IS PURIFIED WATER THE SAME AS IONIZED WATER?
Purified water has had all the minerals removed from it, which is a substance that cannot be found in nature. When we drink purified water, we are consuming a pure chemical substance, H2O. Pure chemical substances of any kind are not found in nature collected together, but instead are always mixed with other substances. Because of its extreme purity, purified water absorbs carbon dioxide from the air, which makes it acidic and even more aggressive at dissolving the alkaline substances it comes in contact with. The pH of purified water is much more acid than the body should be. It contains little or no dissolved oxygen and therefore is considered dead water unless it is re-oxygenated. Purified water enters the body pure, but does not come out pure. It leaches vital minerals from the body, turning it more acidic. Purified water that has been ionized should also be avoided. Even though ionization does increase purified water’s hydration properties, the trade-off is not worth it because it still steals vital minerals from the body due to its acidity and absolute purity.
16WHY DO SOME PEOPLE SAY IONIZED WATER IS A FRAUD?
What health debunkers do best is plant doubt in our minds when we are trying to search out the truth about breakthrough health devices. It's easy to be a skeptic. It’s difficult to blaze trails and fly in the face of every conventional thought and precept science has established. It's hard to believe in something that you discover and want to be true when someone with a scientific background who claims to be an expert is soundly denouncing it. It is even harder to believe in things that others are ridiculing.
17HOW DOES IONIZED WATER DETOXIFY THE BODY?
The strong detoxification effects of Ionized Water alone are enough to demonstrate that it is not like any other water you will ever consume. This is due to the small water-molecule cluster size.
18ARE THERE ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS TO DRINKING ALKALINE IONIZED WATER OR USING ACID IONIZED WATER?
Ionized Water benefits everything it comes in contact with as long as it’s used correctly. For instance, do not consume Acid Ionized Water since it is acidic and contains free radicals.
19HOW DOES IT WORK?
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.
20HOW MUCH SHOULD I DRINK A DAY?
Half of your body weight in ounces.
21 IS THERE A FILTER INSIDE THAT I NEED TO CHANGE?
Yes, every 12 to 18 months, depending on your water source.
22WHERE ARE YOURS MANUFACTURED?
Our water ionizers are manufactured in Japan.
23WHAT ARE THE ELECTRODES MADE 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.
24 WHAT ARE THE ELECTRODES MADE 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.
25CAN I USE IT WITH A WATER SOFTENER?
It is not recommended, it would cause damage to the machine over time.
26HOW DO I TEST THE PH LEVEL?
You can test it with a PH test kit that is provided with the unit.
27HOW LONG DOES THE WATER STAY IONIZED?
The Antioxidant (hydroxyl ions) will diminish very quickly. This is why we recommend drinking the water when it is as fresh as possible. The Higher pH (alkaline properties) will last approximately 1 weeks. The smaller molecule cluster size will last approximately 1-3 months.
28HOW DO I TEST THE PH LEVEL?
You can test it with a PH test kit that is provided with the unit.