What are 5 Things About Water Ionizers Everyone Thinks are True and Why?
Home water ionizers are one of the most misunderstood health advancements of the 21rst century.
From outrageous claims, to questionable science, it’s easy to find misinformation about water ionizers that you know or suspect just isn’t true. Much of this misinformation comes from companies that don’t really understand how these machines work. But it’s your health, you have a right to know the facts when making decisions about it. Forewarned is forearmed, don’t believe any of these five false claims. You’re entitled to the facts when making decisions about your health.
1 Water Ionizers Split Water Molecules
No, they don’t. It takes a lot of power to split a water molecule because the oxygen and hydrogen atoms that make up a water molecule are tightly bonded together. Water ionizers split the mineral compounds in water into ions: Charged particles which then react with water to form alkaline mineral hydrates. If water ionizers split water molecules, you wouldn’t actually be able to get a glass of water out of them! When you spit a water molecule, you get hydrogen and oxygen, not water.
2 Water Ionizers Restructure Water Molecules
This scam is also referred to as “microclustered” water, and it’s not true. Water molecules don’t stay clustered together, they float around freely when water is in liquid form, bouncing off each other and the walls of the container that they’re in. This falsehood is rooted in a fact: Alkaline water is easier to absorb, and more hydrating than plain water, but that fact has nothing to do with structuring water molecules. What makes alkaline water from a water ionizer easier to absorb and more hydrating is that water ionizers change the mineral compounds in water from mineral carbonates to mineral hydrates.
3 Kangen Water is Different from Alkaline ionized Water
Nope. Kangen Water is a trademarked brand name owned by Enagic corporation, it’s something they made up to make their machine sound like a medical device, but don’t be fooled. Kangen water is no different than any other alkaline water made by any other ionizer. All water ionizers make alkaline water the same way. The problems with Enagic are well-known in the water ionizer industry. In fact, Enagic is responsible for 3 out of the 5 the falsehoods exposed in this article!
Think About It: If Enagic is willing to make stuff up to sell their machines, what else might they be willing to say to make a quick buck?
4 A water ionizer could make “artificially alkaline” water
This is another false belief that got its start from overzealous marketers trying to sell products. You make water “artificially alkaline” by adding slaked lime to it – this is a common practice at city water treatment plants. Your local water authority will make your tap water artificially alkaline to raise the pH if your water supply has a pH of below 6.5, the EPA limit for tap water acidity. This method, adding slaked lime to water to make it artificially alkaline has been in use since the 1890’s. Making tap water artificially alkaline is done to prevent corrosion of pipes and water storage tanks.
5 You can get the same kind of alkaline water in stores
This is false because water ionizers put antioxidant potential into the alkaline water they make. The bottled alkaline water you buy in a store doesn’t have any antioxidant potential – even if that water was made with a water ionizer! Bottled alkaline water doesn’t have any antioxidant potential because the antioxidant potential of alkaline water doesn’t keep. It dissipates within 24 hours unless stored in a refrigerator in a glass container.
The best way to get alkaline water with antioxidant potential is to make it yourself with a water ionizer and drink it straight from the machine.
Bottom line: Bottled alkaline water has no antioxidant potential, alkaline water made by a water ionizer has antioxidant potential. If you want your water to be antioxidant, get a water ionizer and make it yourself