What is Alkaline Water?
Alkaline water is water that has acid-fighting alkalinity - the ability to neutralize acidity, and it has beneficial antioxidant potential. Acidity in the body can be very harmful, it steals calcium from your bones, and can damage your DNA. Depending on your personal health, alkaline water may make a big difference! Alkaline water is different from plain water because plain water doesn’t neutralize acidity, nor does it have antioxidant potential. Alkaline water gets it’s beneficial alkalinity from calcium, magnesium and potassium which appear as mineral hydrates. Hydrate minerals are minerals that are combined with an antioxidant hydroxyl ion. (Some water ionizer companies refer to those hydrate minerals as “microclusters” of water - they’re the same thing.) Alkaline minerals are also found in your tap water, but they’re not mineral hydrates, they are mineral carbonates. The difference is, mineral carbonates are made of half alkaline mineral, half acidic carbonate - dissolved CO2. Water ionizers remove the acidic carbonate from your water so you get the benefit of the alkaline minerals.
Fact: Hard water can also be alkaline if it has a pH of greater than 7. But hard water doesn’t have alkaline water’s acid fighting ability, alkaline mineral hydrates, or it’s antioxidant potential.
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How water ionizers make your tap water into alkaline water
Water ionizers ionize your tap water - which makes it alkaline water - by changing the composition of the minerals in your water. Plain tap water is a mixture of water, minerals, and carbonate - dissolved carbon dioxide, which is acidic. The acidic carbonate in tap water robs the alkaline minerals of their acid-neutralizing ability.
Through the process of ionization, a water ionizer uses electromagnetism to spit the alkaline minerals in your water apart from the acidic carbonate in it. Once the carbonates are removed, the minerals combine with antioxidant hydroxyl ions from water molecules to form alkaline mineral hydroxides. Mineral hydroxides are very alkaline, and they readily neutralize the harmful acids like the ones our bodies produce. The mineral hydroxides made by a water ionizer - calcium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide are recognized by the FDA for their contribution to human nutrition (source: FDA Generally Recognized as Safe - foods database)
Fact:Clinical testing shows that alkaline water can raise blood pH if you suffer from metabolic acidosis - a harmful condition where the body is temporarily acidic. In one study, the blood pH of men in the study that had metabolic acidosis was raised by 40 - 70%!
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Acid-Fighting Alkalinity - Alkaline Water vs. Soda
What’s the harm in a little soda? If you drink one 8 ounce glass of soda per day, it will take 18 years off your life! Why is soda so harmful? One reason is that it has a pH of about 2, which is 100,000% more acidic than a neutral pH of 7! Soda damages the telomeres - protein caps over the ends of your DNA that protect it from oxidative damage. As soda eats away at those caps, your DNA is exposed to oxidative damage which accelerates aging and the development of disease.
Alkaline water can neutralize the acidity of soda Using a LIFE Ionizers M7, our mid-range model, we were able to neutralize the acidity of a 12 ounce can of soda with 18 glasses - 120 ounces - of alkaline water. Soda is a powerful acid, a lot more powerful than most people who drink it realize!
Compare LIFE to Kangen It actually takes 23 glasses of Kangen Water to neutralize the acidity in a can of soda, but a LIFE Ionizer can do it in 18!
Alkaline Water has antioxidant potential
Another difference between plain water and ionized alkaline water made by a water ionizer is that alkaline water ionized by a water ionizer has antioxidant potential. Your body is constantly under attack from oxidants - free radicals and Reactive Oxygen Species. In your body, oxidants attack and destroy DNA and tissues, harm which science shows can accelerate aging. Research shows that drinking antioxidant alkaline water spares the body’s own antioxidants, so the body’s age-fighting antioxidant system can work more effectively. Plain water can actually have the opposite effect - it can act as an oxidant.
Why alkaline water and ionized alkaline water are different
Alkaline water made by a water ionizer is different than the bottled alkaline water that you can buy in stores because of the way water ionizers ionize the water they produce. It is that ionization process that gives alkaline water it’s antioxidant potential - and you can’t get it from bottled alkaline water that you buy in stores!
The ionization process used by water ionizers gives water its antioxidant potential. When it is ionized in a water ionizer, the minerals in water gain a negative electromagnetic charge. Harmful free radicals and Reactive Oxygen Species have positive electrical charges, so when these harmful substances come in contact with an antioxidant like ionized alkaline water, they can be neutralized. Bottled alkaline water can’t do that.
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Is Alkaline Water right for you?
Alkaline water is right for everybody because it’s better for health, but everyone’s body will respond to it differently because everyone’s health is different. That’s why LIFE Ionizers has a 60 day peace-of-mind return policy. You can try alkaline water and see if it’s right for you, and for your loved ones and pets. We’re confident that you’ll see amazing results from drinking alkaline water by LIFE, and will see that your brand new LIFE Ionizer is a wise investment in your health.
What are the benefits of alkaline water?
Fact: There about 40 studies that show benefits from drinking alkaline water. Even the prestigious Mayo Clinic agrees that there is a link between alkaline water and bone health. Below are some of the benefits of alkaline water that have been shown in medical research:
- Weight Loss
- Better Heart Health
- Reduced blood pressure
- Improved hydration
- Many More
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