This article is to help you understand how water ionization works within a water ionizer.
Before your water ionization can occur be sure your tap water contains a variety of conductive minerals, like calcium, magnesium, sodium or potassium in different concentrations. These may vary depending on your source. Conductive minerals, also called electrolytes make it possible to process tap water through a computer controlled electrolysis process within the water ionizer.
One important fact to consider is that before water ionization occurs chlorine and other contaminants must first be removed from tap water.
Phase 1: Water Filtration with UltraWater Filters
This first step is crucial to produce the healthiest cleanest alkaline, ionized, antioxidant water. It is here where most competitor water ionizer internal filters fall short.
A Water ionizer is not a cheap proposition. When you purchase our water ionizers, you are conscious of your investment in an alkaline ionized water system that is designed to make your water the healthiest beverage you can consume anywhere. With that in mind, you don’t want your ionized water to contain toxins and contaminants, right? Especially when the electrolysis process makes it more likely that these toxins will get into your body and your cells. Our Patented UltraWater ionizer filters are up to the job of removing 99.99% of the thousands of potential chemicals and heavy metals that could be in your tap water. Before you decide to buy an ionizer from our respected competitors, ask for independent lab test results to back up any claims.
Phase 2: Water Ionization
Next up is water ionization within your water ionizer, the clean water intact with all beneficial electrolytic minerals is processed by controlled electrolysis. The minerals found in tap water are concentrated into both an alkaline and acidic water streams.
In addition, several characteristics of your tap water will be completely enhanced for better health through water ionization:
Balance Body’s pH for Optimal Health
Transformed to a higher pH: Tap water is typically neutral to slightly alkaline on the pH scale. If it is acidic, water authorities add lye to tip the scale more towards the alkaline side, otherwise it can leach heavy metals from the pipes that transport it to your homes.
A water ionizer creates two streams of water by splitting the water molecule into H+ and OH–, coupled with a separation of the acidic minerals from the alkaline minerals. The resulting alkaline water contains free hydroxyl ions (OH–) as well as alkaline mineral hydroxides (CaOH–, MgOH–, KOH– etc.) that are known to be highly bioavailable to your body.
The pH of your transformed drinking water can range from 8.0 to greater than 11.0, depending on the source water conductivity. The opposite, acidic water, can be used in many ways for cleaning and ranges from 6.0 to 3.0 pH.
Increased antioxidant power measured in ORP: Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) is a measurement of the antioxidant power of a liquid and is expressed in millivolts (mV). When it is positive (+) it is oxidizing, or rusting (decaying, aging). When it is negative (–) it is a reducing agent, or antioxidant. A water ionizer produces both kinds of water: The acidic water is oxidizing, the alkaline ionized water is reducing or antioxidant. Alkaline water (-ORP) is an electron DONOR, acidic water (+ORP) is an electron thief.
Tap water is typically an oxidizing agent with an ORP of +200 or higher, depending on chlorine level and other factors. Most bottled water have a + ORP as well. Alkaline ionized drinking water has a NEGATIVE ORP (antioxidant) of between –200 mV to –800 mV, depending on source water characteristics. The opposite acidic water has a POSITIVE ORP of up to +800 to +1100 depending on a variety of conditions.
Micro-clustered to hydrate body cells
Molecular Cluster Size: Water that has been electrically transformed to ionized water has a lower surface tension and measurably reduced Hz frequency (as measured by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, or NMR) science jargon that means that the size of the water clusters is smaller than found in tap water.
(Through electrolysis, reduced water not only gains an excess amount of electrons (e-), but the cluster of H 2O seem to be reduced in size from about 10 to 13 molecules per cluster to 5 to 6 molecules per cluster.)
This can be demonstrated by the ‘wetting’ action of ionized water using a simple tea bag; tea diffuses throughout the water even when cold because of the change in molecular cluster size and surface tension of ionized water.
The bottom line? Alkaline pH combined with the reduced state and smaller cluster size creates water that is rich in beneficial alkaline mineral hydroxides, free hydroxyl ions, and an electron-rich fluid that is easily absorbed by the body. The electron-rich water has the ability to donate electrons, become a powerful antioxidant that can improve the foundation for wellness and vitality.
All electric water ionizers create the same healthful alterations to tap water with small quantitative differences depending on technology. The major difference between brands is how well the internal filters remove contaminants. Most do a minimally passable job, primarily removing chlorine, but not other common chemicals.
With the AlkaViva UltraWater Filtration Technology you can have the cleanest, healthiest alkaline water possible from your tap!