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How a Water Ionizer Compares to Alkaline Water Drops

  • Leo McDevitt
  • June 27th, 2013
water ionizer compared to alkaline water drops infographic

A water ionizer is far more convenient than drops and saves you money

Alkaline water can be made in one of two ways. Artificially alkaline water is made by adding alkaline water drops to a glass of water. Ionized alkaline water is made by a home water ionizer. There are big differences between the artificial alkaline water made using drops, and ionized alkaline water made by a water ionizer. Ionized alkaline water is similar in nature to spring water from deep, underground aquifers – known as artesian spring water. Alkaline water drops increase water hardness, making it similar to hard tap water.

Why Alkaline Water Drops make artificially alkaline water

Municipal water authorities use additives, usually soda ash or lime to raise the pH of tap water if it is too low. The process of raising the pH of tap water with chemical additives is called Artificial Alkalinity. The EPA requires municipal water authorities to do this if their water has a pH of less than 6.5.

Alkaline water drops work the same way, they add an artificial substance to your water to raise the pH. So what you are getting when you use alkaline water drops is essentially tap water with added chemicals.

How Water Ionizers make Natural Alkaline Water

Water ionizers use the same process used by the Earth itself to ionize and alkalize water. Deep underground, as water runs through aquifers, it passes through the Earth’s magnetic field. That magnetism naturally ionizes the minerals in that water. The water that results is mineral hydrate rich, with a naturally high pH. This kind of water is known as artesian spring water. Unfortunately, when this water is exposed to air, it loses much of it’s healthful properties because it absorbs CO2, which lowers it’s pH.

Water ionizers replace the Earth’s magnetic fields with electrically charged plates. The charged plates separate the dissolved CO2 in water from the minerals in it, effectively reversing the process of acidification that occurs when artesian water is exposed to air. The alkaline water that results has the same properties as artesian water: An alkaline pH and a negative Oxidation Reduction Potential (-ORP) which equates to an antioxidant potential.

Water Ionizers vs. Alkaline Water Drops | Water Purity

Water ionizers filter tap water prior to ionizing it to remove impurities. Because of this, you are assured that the alkaline water you drink is clean. Alkaline water drops don’t filter water, so you must use clean water or you will be drinking contaminated alkaline water. This means you either have to use bottled water (which is expensive!) or filter your tap water.

Water Ionizers vs. Alkaline Water Drops | pH and -ORP

A water ionizer lets you control the pH and -ORP of your water, alkaline water drops don’t give you as much control unless you are willing to test the pH and -ORP of the water you make with the drops – every time you make a glass of water!

Water Ionizers vs. Alkaline Water Drops | Cost

Water ionizers save you money on alkaline water in the long run. Alkaline water drops are a cheap way to try alkaline water, but the cost of alkaline water drops adds up quickly! Keep in mind, you have to supply clean water with alkaline water drops. So to get the true cost of alkaline water made with drops, you have to add the cost of the drops to the cost of the water you’re using. Alkaline water drops will run out quickly if you use them for more than one or two glasses of water per day.

Water ionizers make alkaline water for pennies per gallon. The only costs you have after investing in the machine is replacement filters. You can make lots of alkaline water with a water ionizer, enough to drink and cook with. Unlike alkaline water drops, alkaline water from a  water ionizer never runs out and is of much higher quality and potency.

Why a water ionizer is the best way to make alkaline water

With a water ionizer, making alkaline water is easy and fast. The machine makes alkaline water at the pH and -ORP you want – every time. With alkaline water drops, you are constantly mixing up water and (if you want to make sure the pH is right) you have to test it – every time. You also get a lot more alkaline water from a water ionizer than you do from a bottle of alkaline water drops.

If drinking alkaline water is in your health plans, you should realize that this is a long-term commitment. To maintain the benefits of alkaline water you need to drink it every day, for the rest of your life. Compare the push-button convenience of a water water ionizer with the need to constantly mix and test your water, plus the constant need to run out to the store for more drops or bottled water. With a water ionizer, your next glass of healthy, natural alkaline water is as close as your kitchen sink!


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