There are two kinds of ionized water made by a water ionizer: Ionized alkaline water and ionized acidic
water. Each type of ionized water has special properties that make them useful for health, beauty, and sanitation purposes. Ionized alkaline and acidic waters are made by a water ionizer, and the benefits you get from each type of water will pay you back many, many times over the price of the machine. Some say that good health is priceless, but by following these 10 ways to be healthier with ionized water, you can have better health for less than you might be paying for bottled water right now.
1) Lose the weight
An average of 12 pounds, gone. Just by drinking alkaline water. That’s what happened to four, middle-aged, obese test subjects in a study when they started drinking alkaline water. They ate the same and got the same amount of exercise. Two months, later? They’d lost an average of 12 pounds. There are several reasons that drinking alkaline water can help with weight loss
- Improve hydration – Dehydration slows your metabolism down, so your body retains fat
- Suppress appetite – A glass of alkaline water a half hour before a meal reduces your appetite
- Favors probiotics – Probiotic bacteria convert food into energy, rather than fat
- Detoxification – The body may release weight as it detoxifies
2) Digestive health
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said: “All disease begins in the gut.” 2,000 years later, science is finding out that – for many diseases – Hippocrates was right. Many chronic degenerative diseases do in fact, begin in the gut. What gets those diseases started is an imbalance of beneficial probiotic bacteria versus harmful microbes. Ionized alkaline water tips the scales in your gut in favor of beneficial probiotic bacteria because it delivers high antioxidant potential into the gut. Alkaline water with antioxidant potential causes probiotic bacteria to thrive. The harmful microbes hate it, so they die off and are flushed from the body. In fact, 88% of people in a Japanese clinical study found relief from digestive upset from drinking alkaline water alone!
3) Detoxify your food
Use both ionized acidic water and ionized alkaline water for this: First, soak your produce in ionized acidic water for about 10 minutes. That helps inactivate surface bacteria on the food. Then soak it in ionized alkaline water for about 20 minutes, the water will turn muddy brown. That muddiness is pesticide and other toxic residues on your food. To finish, simply rinse with alkaline or purified water, and your food is ready to prepare. This two-step soaking process removes all kinds of toxins from your food, which reduces the toxic load your body must endure when you eat
4) Good to the bone
“There is a link between alkaline water and bone health” That’s according to the prestigious Mayo Clinic. Drinking ionized alkaline water lowers two enzyme markers of bone loss, and that lowers the rate at which you lose bone. In fact, ionized alkaline water is currently the only known method to reduce bone loss, long term. All prescribed bone medications become ineffective and possibly dangerous after about 5 years of regular use.
5) Better for the brain
Oxidation in the brain is a big problem. It leads to degenerative conditions like Dementia. But stopping that oxidation is hard because conventional antioxidant supplements and drugs can’t protect the brain, they are blocked from entering by the blood/brain barrier. This means that conventional antioxidants can’t protect the brain – but alkaline water can.
The antioxidant potential of alkaline water can pass right through the blood/brain barrier. Research shows that alkaline water can protect brain cells from oxidative damage. For many aging people, saving their minds from the ravages of degenerative brain diseases just might be the most important health benefit of alkaline ionized water of all.
6) Detoxification from heavy metals
Alkaline water may protect against the harmful effects of mercury. That’s the conclusion that was reached in a Swedish study that showed that the pH of the water you drink affects what your body absorbs. Scientists found that people who drank acidic water absorbed toxic metals like mercury. People who drank alkaline water absorbed beneficial nutrients like calcium.
A study conducted in the US found that people new to alkaline water discharged 10 different heavy metals from their bodies after starting to drink alkaline water. These toxic metals included mercury and fluoride. Clinical research shows that raising the pH of your urine causes your body to expel toxic metals like fluoride more efficiently. Doctors raise the urine pH of poisoning victims in an effort to save their lives, using a procedure called alkaline diuresis.
7) 10 Years younger in 30 days. Benefits of alkaline ionized water for hydration
Alkaline water hydrates better than plain water. Improving hydration levels makes your skin look younger and healthier, and looking healthier can definitely make you feel healthier! Improving your hydration status will also give you more energy. When your body becomes dehydrated, it slows your metabolism down to conserve water, so you lose energy.
If you’re wondering if you are dehydrated, the answer is: Probably yes. The CDC estimates that 3 out of 4 adults are chronically dehydrated. Do you suffer from the 3 O’clock crash? Then you are definitely dehydrated! You can also perform the pinch test to see if you are dehydrated:
- Put one hand flat on a table, palm down
- Pinch the skin together behind one knuckle
- Release it. If it doesn’t snap back right away, you are dehydrated
The reason you may be dehydrated is that your thirst impulse isn’t working right. New drinkers of alkaline water often report a craving for it in their first few weeks, that craving is thought to be your thirst impulse resetting.
8) pH balance: How half of a pH could save your life
Metabolic Syndrome is a collection of health problems that are the result of the body’s inability to regulate its own acidity. A perfectly healthy body has no problem managing acidity, but as we age, our body’s ability to manage acidity declines. By age 50 you face a heightened risk of developing metabolic syndrome, the symptoms of which are:
- High blood pressure
- Bone loss
- High blood sugar
- Kidney stones
If you have these symptoms, it means your vital organs are slowly shutting down. They’re being destroyed by acidity, and it’s killing you. Research shows that your chances of developing metabolic syndrome can be measured by measuring your urine pH. The difference between having all of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome and having none of them? It’s just a half of a pH! Drinking alkaline water boosts your urine pH, and that just might save your life.
9) Athletic Performance: Alkaline ionized water and electrolytes
I have a confession to make: I’m a fitness junkie. Riding bicycles, dancing with fire, and my latest new pastime mixed martial arts keeps me off the couch and very active! Despite being over 50, I have no plans or desire to slow down. One of the most powerful tools in my fitness arsenal: Ionized alkaline water and electrolytes.
A study I found stated that if you mix ionized alkaline water with powdered electrolytes, it reduces your perceived effort – which makes anything you try to do easier to do. I decided to try it out for myself, and wow: My bike rides are much faster, I can fire dance for longer periods of time, and it radically boosted my fight endurance. This is my favorite of all the benefits of alkaline ionized water. I have more energy, more endurance, and more strength. If you are looking for something to jumpstart your workouts, this is it.
10) Acidic ionized water is a miracle hair rinse
If you have long hair as I do, you’re really going to love this: Acidic ionized water is a miracle hair rinse. Your hair has a pH range of 3 – 3.5, which is acidic. But your water has a much higher pH, and shampoo typically has a very high pH of 10 or more. When the hair pH is too high, the follicles become weak and brittle. The result is dull, unmanageable hair.
Giving your hair an acidic ionized water rinse does two very important things for hair follicles: It closes and compacts them. The result is naturally shiny, easy to manage hair. I’ve been using an acidic ionized water rinse for a few years now, and I love how it leaves my hair feeling. It’s also great if you are trying to grow your hair because it reduces breakage and split ends. That means you need fewer trims, so your hair can naturally grow longer, faster.
A water ionizer is the only way to get ionized water
A water ionizer makes both alkaline and acidic ionized water when in operation. In fact, using a water ionizer is the only way you can make both types of ionized water at home. The bottled alkaline water they sell in stores isn’t the same as ionized alkaline water. It doesn’t have antioxidant potential, ionized alkaline water does. That antioxidant potential is responsible for many of the health benefits discussed here. Acidic ionized water isn’t sold in stores, so you can’t get it unless you have a water ionizer. The great thing is that a water ionizer will pay for itself: You’ll save money on bottled water, and the health improvement? That’s priceless.
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