Catching infections and getting sick are unfortunate realities of life. Even with the highly advanced medical science, we still have a long way to go. The greatest example in recent times is the Covid-19 outbreak, the disease resists all known treatments thus far. Our greatest defence against any sickness is our own immune system and health professionals around the world cannot emphasize enough on how important it is to build up your immunity. This can be done by making right health choices one of which is eating and drinking right. The one beverage vital to life is water and drinking plenty of water is only as good as the water you drink is.
Drinking alkaline ionized water is a comparatively newer trend in the health and wellness world and it’s proving to be advantageous with each passing day. Water becomes alkaline when it has been ionized to increase its pH. pH level measures how acidic or basic a substance is. The neutral pH is 7, a substance with a pH number higher than 7 is alkaline while the one with pH lower than 7 will be acidic. The normal pH of human body fluids is 7.35, a decline in which would mean acidic conditions that not only lower the immunity but are also harmful to various organ functions.
The beneficial effects of alkaline water are based on the principle that it helps neutralise acid in the body boosting immunity and exerting several other positive effects resulting into improved health. Some of the key benefits of alkaline water are:
- Ultra Hydrating Properties: A study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition concluded that alkaline water can rehydrate faster and more completely than commonly consumed bottled water with neutral pH. It is also associated with an improved acid-base balance in the body. 
- Enhancing Gastrointestinal Health: GIT issues are fairly common these days due to poor eating habits. Several studies have documented beneficial effects of alkaline water on gut health. One in specific, published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
demonstrated that alkaline water has therapeutic benefits for patients with acid reflux disease.  Alkaline water also helps maintain a healthy gut flora.
- Protection Against Chronic Diseases: ROS or Reactive Oxygen Species are highly damaging molecules produced in our body as a result of metabolism. A researched conducted in Japan on health benefits of alkaline water established that due to its antioxidant properties, it may help suppress a number of chronic diseases such as diabetes, arteriosclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases and side effects of haemodialysis. 
- Slowing Down Ageing: The protective antioxidant action of alkaline water can minimize cell damage resulting into slower ageing. 
- Detoxification: Alkaline water helps detoxify the body by removing harmful waste products. It also accelerates washing out of acid waste products from tissues.
- Increased Bone Mineral Density: A study conducted on the effect of alkaline water on bone resorption revealed its protective function against bone dissolution which means consumption of alkaline water can result in improved bone mineral density (BMD) in calcium deficient individuals. 
- Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases: A study suggests alkaline water may be protective against cardiovascular disease. This is supported by studies conducted on hypercholesteraemic young adults as well as post-menopausal women, the two groups at high risk of cardiovascular diseases.  
All these health benefits of ionized water combined result in a stronger immune system. It is well documented that comorbidities (presence of one or more additional health conditions occurring with a primary disease) can complicate the treatment and outcome of any disease and the same is true for Covid-19. People with diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, another pre-existing respiratory disease, cancer or compromised immune system are more at risk of Coronavirus infection and in the worst case, death than healthy adults. In the wake of recent events when Coronavirus is making headlines all around the world and causing panic, the least that we can do is improve our immune system to fight it off as no treatment is currently effective against it.
Water ionizers from Life Ionizers can help strengthen your and your family’s immune system and protect them against coronavirus. Backed by all the research, buying a water ionizer may be the best investment you make in 2020.