What is Ionized Water and Why is it Special?
Don’t be alarmed if you can’t recall ever coming across the term ‘ionized water’ from old high school science class. It is a marketing term coined to describe the special type of water that is produced from water ionizer machines.
So what is ionized water? Even though the name isn’t technically scientific, it has powerful health-boosting properties that are all very much based in science.
Ionized water is tap water that has been passed through an ionizer machine. By the time it reaches your tap faucet, the tap water has been filtered and turned into water with highly alkaline antioxidant properties.
If we want to learn what is ionized water exactly, we have to look at it scientifically. Ionized water is given its health-boosting alkaline and antioxidant content by the electrolysis process. Ionizers electrolyze water using a platinum-coated titanium electrode housed inside an electrolysis chamber; the central site for the electrolysis process. When water fills into this chamber, cations (positive ions) gather at the negative electrodes to create cathodic water (termed reduced water) and anions; negatively charged ions, gather at the positive electrode to make anodic water (oxidized water). It is the reduced water which we need to drink regularly to boost our health and strengthen our resistances to disease and illness, and this is usually what is being described when we read the term ‘ionized water’.
Alkaline Super Water
The cations in the reduced water have a natural alkalizing effect on the water, raising it to above 7 on the pH scale. And it also possesses superior hydrating properties, as the electrolysis process orders water molecules into a different structure, called micro-clustering. This means that the structure of the water molecules in ionized water more easily penetrate cells, and is thus much more hydrating. This has the huge health benefit of allowing our body to more easily flush waste from our cells, as well as all the benefits associated with better hydration (both physical and mental) on the body.
Disease Fighting Antioxidant Water
Another integral function of electrolysis is to cause ions and hydrogen atoms to combine in the water. This causes an abundance of antioxidants to created called hydroxyl ions. These little good guys help neutralize free radicals that they come into contact with. And that is just as well as there is also an abundance of cell-damaging free radicals in our bodies. These can get inside our bodies from our environment and what we eat. But the majority of these agents are actually produced naturally inside our bodies as part of our metabolism. Free radicals are rogue elements inside all of us and are produced naturally all the time, and they damage our cells and can even mutate them, leading to the creation of more free radicals in a destructive cycle.
So we need the unique, hydroxyl ions inside ionized reduced water to neutralize free radicals. This will lower our risk from disease and illness and prevent premature aging of our body cells.
What Is Ionized Water Good For?
So what is ionized water used for? As a super-healthy drink, straight from your tap. Or to cook with as a healthier ingredient to food. And ionized oxidized water, as it is acidic, can be used as a chemical-free sterilizer.
To your health,
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