Alkaline mineral  water from a water ionizer is good for your health because it contains healthy minerals like calcium and magnesium. But alkaline water from a water ionizer is also good for your health because of what it doesn’t contain – toxins like mercury and lead. Water ionizers naturally reject toxins like these because of the process – electrodialysis – that they use to make alkaline mineral water.

Electrodialysis – How a water ionizer works

water ionizer electrodialysis infographic

Beneficial minerals come out one side, toxins come out the other side

The electrodialytic process used by a water ionizer separates tap water into two halves: Alkaline and acidic. to do this, a water ionizer uses charged platinum/titanium plates that are separated by a special membrane called an ion-exchange membrane. The membrane allows ion – charged particles – to pass through, but does not allow non-charged atoms or molecules to pass through. Because of the electrodialytic process, a water ionizer discharges two streams of water, one is alkaline, the other acidic.

The mineral carbonate compounds (e.g. calcium carbonate) found in tap water are ions. They balance each other out in water. Minerals like calcium have a positive charge, carbonates (dissolved CO2) have a negative charge. When separated by a water ionizer the minerals and the carbonates are able to pass through the ionizers membrane as charged  particles – ions.

The alkaline minerals you need every day for health have one thing in common, they all have a positive atomic charge. Because of this, they are attracted to the negatively charged plates in a water ionizer. Carbonate has a negative atomic charge, so it is attracted to the positively charged plates in the ionizer.

Many toxic metals have a negative atomic charge

Many toxins, on the other hand, have a negative atomic charge. Mercury, fluoride and lead all have a negative atomic charge, so they will be drawn to the positively-charged plates in a water ionizer, and discharged in the waste stream.

Research shows alkaline water may protect against the toxic effects of mercury

Another benefit of drinking alkaline water from a water ionizer is that it may prevent your body from absorbing toxins. Research conducted in Sweden shows that women who drank alkaline water absorbed significantly lower levels of toxins than women who drank acidic water. This led the researchers to conclude: “Alkaline water may protect against the toxic effects of mercury”.

Water ionizers are a better way to get your drinking water, and alkaline water from a water ionizer tastes great. In fact, LIFE Ionizers guarantees we will make your tap water taste better than the water you’re drinking now. Your water will be purified, it’s pH will be raised to ideal levels for health, and it will taste amazing.

Yes! We can make your tap water the best tasting, healthiest water you ever drank – much better than expensive bottled waters. Call us today at 855 790-8121 we can put a water ionizer in your home for less than you may be paying for bottled water!



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