What makes ionized water an anti-oxidant?
The redox potential or ORP value(oxidative reduction potential) is a vitally important factor of our water often overlooked. Traditionally we have judged the properties of water from the standpoint of pH, in other words whether water is acidic or alkaline.
The pH of tap water is about pH 7, or neutral. When tap water is electrolyzed into Ionized Water, its reduced water has a pH of about 8.5-11.5 and the oxidized water a pH of about 2.5-2.7.
Some have asked me about just adding mineral powders, packets, or different combinations of such as they have seen advertised to make water alkaline. Even if you can make a pH 9 alkaline water by adding powdered or liquid minerals you will find very little change if any in the ORP value: It does not go negative at all which is what you want and need.
On the other hand, when you divide tap water with electrolysis you can see the ORP drop by as much as 1,000 mV from where many tap waters start. So you see, by electrolysis, we can obtain reduced water with a very negative ORP that is most beneficial for the body greatly adding to the alkalinity benefits of the water. How so?
Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi, M.D., Director of the Water Institute of Japan, tells us in the "Benefits of Alkaline, Ionized Water," that antioxidants block dangerous oxidation caused by over acidity. One way to protect healthy tissue from the ravages of oxidation is to provide free electrons to active oxygen radicals, thus neutralizing their high oxidation potential and preventing them from reacting with healthy tissue.
Water treated by electrolysis to increase its reduction potential is the best solution to the problem of providing a safe source of free electrons to block the oxidation of normal tissue by free oxygen radicals. It has been found that reduced water, water with an excess of free electrons to donate to active oxygen, is the best solution because of the following:
1. The reduction potential of water can be dramatically increased over other anti-oxidants in food or vitamin supplements.
2. "Through electrolysis, reduced water not only gains an excess amount of electrons, but the cluster of H2O seem to be reduced in size ..., Dr. Hayashi. As a result, the water increases hydration dramatically while providing a superior delivery system for the anti-oxidant benefits of the water. This encourages the body's ability to repair. Isn't that what we all want.
Isn't it wonderful that you can have such a powerful anti-oxidant with Living Water. Put your body into repair mode and have optimal hydration at the same time. Having a Living Water machine in your home you are able to bathe your cells in anti-oxidant, alkaline water continually all day long. Awesome!!!
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