Free radicals are molecules that are missing an electron and are therefore chemically unstable. To become stable, a compelling chemical urge, a free radical must find an electron –somewhere. Free radicals can and will attack and steal electrons from healthy cells, damaging them, killing them, or altering their DNA. Free radical damage has been directly linked to cancer. A substance that contains easily accessible or free electrons that can be used as an alternate source of electrons by free radicals is called an antioxidant.
Alkaline ionized water contains huge numbers of OH negative ions, molecules that have an extra electron, making alkaline ionized water a VERY POWERFUL antioxidant. As a side benefit, the interaction between OH negative ions and free radicals produces oxygen, providing the body with LOTS of NATURAL energy!Alkaline ionized water is restructured, making it up to six times more hydrating than ordinary water. Smaller water clusters more effectively penetrate cells, resulting in much more efficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen to cells and removal of waste material and toxins from cells.Alkaline ionized water actually enables the body to heal itself and to keep itself healthy and free of sickness and disease –just what it was designed to do. Alkaline ionized water is very similar in nature to the famous miracle water of Lourdes, France, considered by many to be the fountain of youth.
An alkaline water ionizer has the ability to turn ordinary tap water into water with the ability to effectively counter the three most probable causes of sickness, chronic disease and premature aging (1) high acidity levels in the body, technically called acidosis, (2) damaging runaway free radical activity, and (3) body dehydration. High body acidity is caused primarily by the foods we eat and the beverages we drink. Ideally our diet should be 80% alkaline and 20% acidic. In reality, the American diet is just the opposite.
Highly acidic foods include animal protein, grain products, dairy products, most beans, fats and oils and even some fruits and vegetables.High acidity beverages include alcohol, soft drinks, most sports and energy drinks, reverse osmosis water (most bottled water is R/O water), and coffee. As you can see, it is very difficult to consistently eat an alkaline diet. When body pH is lowered (towards acidic), ALL major bodily functions are negatively affected. High acid intake results in the creation of excess acidic waste.
To protect the kidneys and liver, (our chief detoxification organs) from acidic overload, the body stores excess acidic waste in fat cells. In a continually acidic internal environment, these fat cells continue to accumulate, resulting in gradual and consistent weight gain. The blood must remain at a very precise alkaline pH of 7.365. Should blood pH drop to pH 7.0, we would go into a coma and die. To buffer blood pH, the body steals minerals from bones –a direct cause of osteoporosis. High acidity levels in the body also hinder the body’s ability to circulate blood, raising blood pressure. Alkaline ionized water at pH levels between 8.5 and 9.5 is VERY effective at neutralizing body acidity, helping to return the body toward an alkaline state. It is a significant fact that disease will easily germinate and flourish in an acidic environment whereas it literally CANNOT SURVIVE in an alkaline environment.