Alkaline Water vs Hydrogen Water

Many people ask us what is the difference between Alkaline Water and Hydrogen Water? Which is better for your health? What are the benefits of both? Alkaline water has antioxidant benefits and contains calcium and magnesium, both are essential minerals.  Hydrogen water

Alkaline water is backed by over 40 studies. Hydrogen water is backed by fewer studies

contains hydrogen gas, which studies suggest has important antioxidant benefits. However, it lacks alkaline water’s nutritional benefits.  Research shows that they both have antioxidant benefits. But alkaline water has greater antioxidant benefits vs hydrogen water

What’s in hydrogen water?

Magnesium: Hydrogen water contains a very small amount of hydrogen gas, and usually also contains magnesium. That magnesium may actually be responsible for much of the health benefits you get from drinking hydrogen water.

The reason magnesium can make such a big difference is that most people get too much salt in their diet. When that happens, the body can lose magnesium. Low magnesium levels are a major factor in heart attacks, hardened arteries, and poor bone health.

Hydrogen: The water from a hydrogen machine will contain molecular hydrogen, but not the hydroxyl ion (the same antioxidant as alkaline water). Hydrogen water made by a water ionizer will be rich in both molecular hydrogen and the hydroxyl ion.

What’s in alkaline water?

life-ionizer-reviews-james-bishopMinerals: Alkaline water made by a water ionizer contains mostly calcium and magnesium hydroxides. Both of these mineral compounds are recognized by the FDA for their contribution to nutrition. According to the World Health Organization, you should get about 10 – 20% of your daily needs for calcium and magnesium from water. Water ionizers concentrate the calcium and magnesium in your water. As a result, you can get that 10 – 20% from drinking about 2 liters of alkaline water.

Hydroxyl ion: Water ionizers also enrich the water with the antioxidant hydroxyl ion. Just like molecular hydrogen, the hydroxyl ion has important antioxidant benefits. It is actually the better antioxidant because the hydroxyl ion does not rise up and float away as hydrogen does. Because of that, you can get more antioxidant benefit from alkaline water than you can from hydrogen water.

Hydrogen: Water ionizers generate molecular hydrogen when alkalizing water. The more powerful the machine, the more hydrogen it makes. Life Ionizers uses our proprietary Hydrogen XL technology to generate more molecular hydrogen than any other brand of water ionizer. In fact, Life Ionizers guarantees that our machines generate more molecular hydrogen than any other brand of water ionizer.

What do studies say about hydrogen water?

Hydrogen has shown promise as a therapeutic gas when inhaled, consumed in hydrogen water, or delivered by saline injection. Research suggests that while inhalation and saline injection are better sources of molecular hydrogen, drinking it in water is the safest and easiest way to consume molecular hydrogen.

Studies have shown that molecular hydrogen may be able to improve your heart health, brain health, and it may be an effective treatment for psoriasis and arthritis. It is also beneficial for recovery from injuries. Other health studies are underway to determine the benefit from molecular hydrogen for a wide range of health problems 

What do studies say about alkaline water?

There are over 40 studies on the health benefits of alkaline water. Those studies are found on Google Scholar. You must search using alkaline water’s scientific name “Electrolyzed Reduced Water”. Research suggests that alkaline water can help with problems like.

  • Weight loss
  • Bone loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Acid reflux
  • Digestive upset
  • And many more

Alkaline water has been studied for its effects on athletes. Multiple studies show that it provides better hydration than plain water. Furthermore, it’s been shown to help reduce muscle acidity caused by working out. In addition, you can mix alkaline water with a powdered electrolyte, it makes a potent sports beverage. I’ve tried this myself, it really works!

Water ionizers your best bet for healthy water

A water ionizer will turn your tap water into antioxidant alkaline hydrogen water for just pennies per gallon. Water ionizers are approved as medical devices in both Japan and Korea. Most noteworthy, alkaline water has a 50-year track record in Japan of improving health. In conclusion, alkaline water has the potential to improve the health of millions of people.

Life ionizers make both hydrogen and alkaline water at the same time

Life gives you the antioxidant benefits of hydrogen and alkaline waters. You also get alkaline water’s acid-fighting ability. Life Ionizers are powerful enough to make water that is hydrogenated and alkaline. Therefore, you get the benefits of both! Most noteworthy, no other ionizer system makes water that is both hydrogenated and alkaline at the same time.

Find out more the health benefits between Alkaline Water and Hydrogen Water. Call 1 877-959-7977 for a free, no-obligation consultation


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