An alkaline water ionizer is a smart investment in your health. If you’ve been shopping for an ionizer, you’ve probably noticed that every brand of ionizer advertises the pH and ORP levels they can reach. All those numbers can be quite confusing, but the important question is: When buying a water ionizer, which is more important for your health, pH or ORP?
Antioxidant Alkaline Water and pH Balance
The answer to the question depends on you, and it’s best to talk to a health care expert to find the answer. In general, if you’re fighting excess acidity, alkaline water with a high pH. If you are more concerned about getting antioxidant potential, then a water ionizer that can produce a high negative ORP is what you are looking for.
Metabolic Syndrome and Low pH
Some signs of metabolic syndrome are easy to spot. If you have constant heartburn or an upset stomach that can mean your digestive system is too acidic. Other signs of excess acidity are harder to spot. Metabolic Syndrome is a name doctors have for a group of problems that research suggests are associated with a low urine pH:
- Excess weight around the stomach, thighs, or hips
- High blood sugar
- High cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure
- Kidney stones
If you have three or more of the above symptoms, you are probably suffering from metabolic syndrome. A doctor can test you by measuring the pH of your urine. The good news is, an increase of just 1 pH can significantly reduce your chances of suffering from metabolic syndrome.
You can also protect your bones by maintaining a healthy pH balance. Studies show that drinking alkaline water may reduce two markers of bone loss. Studies of alkaline water’s long term benefits for bone health are ongoing, but doctors’ associate lower levels of bone loss markers with good long term bone health.
Sports and pH
Athletes may also want to focus on pH. Studies show that drinking alkaline water with a 10 pH can increase athletic endurance by fighting lactic acid build up in the muscles. Hydration is critical for athletes, and alkaline water has been shown to hydrate better than plain water. Powerful water ionizers like the Life 9200 can make water with a pH of over 11, ideal for sports endurance use.
Why a Water Ionizer is the best way to make healthy water
The best way to get both is to use a home water ionizer. Alkaline water ionizers allow you to adjust the pH and ORP levels to suit your needs. Other means such as hydrogen sticks or pH drops give you little or no control over the quality of your alkaline water; you are stuck with whatever pH and ORP the drops or stick produce.
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Has the FDA Evaluated water ionizers for health?
No, but the Korean FDA and the Japanese Ministry of Health has. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The preceding information and/or products are for educational purposes only and are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. Please consult your doctor before making any changes or before starting ANY exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using this information or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.