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Ionized water is nothing more than water that contains minerals. In its natural form, these minerals are added as the water flows over rocks and through soil. Read More
The problem with natural water is that, mixed in with the beneficial minerals such as calcium, sodium and magnesium; there are others that are less welcome. These include lead and various contaminants that are harmful to humans, particularly if ingested over a long period.
One of the functions of a good ionizing water filter is to remove the various contaminants while retaining minerals that are good for you. In addition to this, they undertake other processes that improve the quality and health benefits of the water.
The minerals that enter the water naturally become positively or negatively charged molecules (known as ions) depending on whether they gain or lose electrons. This determines the water’s pH level and it will be classed as neutral for a value of seven, acidic if below and alkaline when a higher value. The ideal level for drinking is eight to nine and, although this doesn’t seem a significantly different value, it really is. Alkalinity is measured on a logarithmic scale so, for example, a pH value of nine is actually ten times more alkaline than a level of eight.
Acidic water increases oxidation and so is good for cleaning and sanitising but is not recommended for human consumption. Instead, an alkaline level of pH eight to nine is ideal since it acts as an antioxidant and counteracts oxidation that causes ageing and damage to cells and DNA — it’s the same thing that causes fruit to rot and metal to rust.
Oxidation is also prevented by the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) of the water, with lower values being more beneficial. The best water also contains dissolved hydrogen molecules in a form known as H2 water. This creates an extra electron that effectively neutralises harmful free radicals that can damage our bodies. In effect, therefore, the best ionized water filter will deliver pure water that has low ORP, sufficient H2 and a drinkable level of alkalinity.
All ionizers use a process called electrolysis to separate acidic and alkaline water components. The former can be used for washing and cleaning while the latter comes straight from your tap as the best drinking water you can get.
This process is undertaken by a number of electrodes or plates, and generally speaking the best machines have been those with the highest number of large plates. They have, however, also been the most expensive machines with the highest power consumption.
At Alkaviva, we don’t subscribe to the theory that biggest is always best, instead concentrating on well designed and engineered electrodes. These run more efficiently for longer and are cheaper to buy and operate.
We firmly believe we produce the best ionizing water filter that is capable of producing the optimum levels of alkalinity, ORP and H2 content. They deliver the purest and healthiest water, consistently and conveniently, with great benefits for your long-term health.Read Less