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Alkaline Water shown to Protect Liver in Studies

Alkaline Water is shown to Protect Liver in Studies by Life Water Ionizers

Most liver illnesses damage and destroy liver tissue the same way, they increase oxidative stress in the liver, which damages and destroys liver tissue  This is also true of self-inflicted liver problems like alcoholic cirrhosis. Oxidative damage is a problem for kidney dialysis patients too because the kidney dialysis process caused elevated levels of oxidative stress in their livers. Thankfully, recent research provides some hope for people facing liver damage. Drinking ionized alkaline mineral water was shown to reduce levels of oxidative stress in the liver, and increases the effects of liver-protecting antioxidant enzymes such as Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) Catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidases – all of which are antioxidant enzymes produced by your body to fight oxidative damage.

Alkaline Water shown to Protect Liver in Studies

Alkaline water has been shown to protect the liver from harmful oxidation

How Oxidative Damage Destroys your Liver

Illnesses like Hepatitis, and injury inflicted by excessive alcohol or sugar consumption all damage your liver the same way: By elevating the levels of free radicals and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in the liver tissue. Free radicals and ROS ’s in the liver such as Hydrogen Peroxide destroy liver tissue by grabbing electrons from it. As electrons are stripped from it, the liver tissue simply dies.

As liver tissue is damaged and destroyed, two enzyme markers, (alanine and aspartate aminotransferases)  are released from the dead and dying tissue. These enzymes are called markers because doctors measure the levels of those markers in your blood to find out if you are suffering from liver damage. Elevated levels of these enzyme markers in your blood mean that your liver is being destroyed by oxidants.

The Alkaline Water Antioxidant “Sparing Effect”

Alkaline water breaks down ROS’s like hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen, rendering them harmless. Think of alkaline water as an assistant to the body’s own antioxidant defenses: Alkaline water reduces the need for your body to supply antioxidant enzymes to break down ROS’s, so the body’s own antioxidant system is freed up to fight harmful free radicals, such as Superoxide.

The sparing effect of alkaline water on the body’s antioxidant defenses was documented by clinical research in a study called The effect of daily consumption of 2 liters of electrolyzed water for 2 months on body composition and several physiological parameters in four obese subjects.  The study followed four people who started drinking alkaline water and used blood tests to measure the study subjects’ antioxidant status. The research showed that drinking alkaline water resulted in higher antioxidant levels, and lower levels of oxidative stress, in all test subjects.

Is Ionized Alkaline Water the Cure for the Common Hangover?

Two of the symptoms of a hangover are elevated levels of oxidative stress and dehydration. Dehydration is the reason you have a headache during a hangover, and oxidative stress is the reason heavy alcoholics end up destroying their livers. Studies that have simulated this kind of liver damage have shown that alkaline water reduced oxidative stress and provided needed rehydration at the same time! Studies on humans are needed to confirm these results, but if you have access to a water ionizer, you may want to drink alkaline water along with alcohol just in case. Alcohol dehydrates the body, so drinking alkaline water while you drink will definitely be helpful since alkaline water hydrates better than plain water.

The Best Ionized Alkaline Water for Fighting Oxidative Damage has High Antioxidant Potential

To fight oxidative damage, you need alkaline water with high antioxidant potential – but keep in mind that not all alkaline water has antioxidant potential! In fact, popular store-bought bottled alkaline water brands like Essential and Aquahydrate have no antioxidant potential at all! If you want your alkaline water to have antioxidant potential, stay away from bottled alkaline water!

Water ionizers put high antioxidant potential into the alkaline water because the antioxidant potential of alkaline water is supplied by excess electrons – negatively charged particles. In a water ionizer, the alkaline water is made at the cathode – negatively charged plate – of the water ionizer. While the water is becoming alkaline, it picks up a negative charge from the cathode – just like a battery. The higher the negative charge, the more antioxidant potential the alkaline water has. In fact, the antioxidant potential of alkaline water is actually measured in negative volts! The name given for the negative antioxidant charge of alkaline water is negative Oxidation Reduction Potential (-ORP). The best water ionizers are machines with large plates and a lot of power. You need large plates and high power to be able to transfer as many excess electrons into the water as possible.

Life Ionizers: Highest Antioxidant Potential Guarantee

Life Ionizers recognizes that the antioxidant benefit of alkaline water is what makes a water ionizer the best source of alkaline water. Because of this, all Life water ionizers are specifically designed to produce the highest antioxidant levels possible in alkaline water at the right pH balance for daily consumption, a pH range of 8.5 to 9.5. Here’s why Life can guarantee your alkaline water will have the highest antioxidant potential possible:

  • New Heavy Duty GRID Plates – Outperform all other plates; Flat, MESH, and Hybrid
  • MAX Coat Platinum Coating: Eight coats of platinum on every plate for unmatched performance and durability
  • MAX Power SMPS Power: Adjusts up to 800 Watts on top-of-the-line Life Ionizer models
  • Largest Plate Surface Area – Larger plate surface area = More antioxidant potential

Get the highest antioxidant potential possible in your alkaline water! Call us today at 877-959-7977 and find out how easy it is to take charge of your health with antioxidant alkaline water




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