Does alkaline ionized water taste different?
Yes. Water that enters the ionizers first goes through a filter that removes the taste and odour of chlorine contained in municipal tap water. Then electrolysis breaks down the size of the water clusters, from 12-16 molecules to micro-clusters of 5-8 molecules. This makes the water taste smoother and silkier. Alkaline water tastes great, and makes better tasting coffee, tea and juice. It is also wonderful to cook with because it helps hydrate the food and bring out its flavour.
How long does alkaline water stay ionized?
All consumer sized water ionizers are designed for immediate "point of use" consumption. The water molecules that have been separated and rendered instable through electrolysis will slowly come back into a stable state. This is the reason that ionized water cannot be bottled as its properties are temporary. The antioxidant properties (hydroxyl ions) of alkaline ionized water will dissipate in 18-24 hours, the higher pH properties will come back to a neutral pH level of 7 within 1-2 weeks, and the smaller molecule cluster size will last approximately 1-3 months. It is best to drink alkaline water straight from the ionizer, but failing that, store the water in a glass container in a dark, cool place, such as the refrigerator.
Is alkaline ionized water good for athletes?
Absolutely! Proper hydration sustains the body's physiological responses in all activities, but the physical and mental stresses of athletic training and competition magnify the importance of hydration. Numerous studies conducted on athletes since the 1940s have demonstrated that even mild dehydration impairs performance. Alkaline ionized water is micro-clustered, so it can be absorbed at a faster rate, helping with rehydration of the body’s tissues. Furthermore, blood oxygen levels increase with regular use of alkaline water. providing the muscles tissue and organs with high amounts of oxygen and improving stamina and endurance. Water that has been alkalized also helps to neutralize the exercise induced lactic acid build up in the muscles, and improves recovery time.
Can I give alkaline water to my pets?
Absolutely. As with humans, pets will also benefit from the improved hydration, antioxidants and higher pH values of alkaline water. You may find that older animals will be more energized when they start drinking alkaline water.
Can a person become too alkaline from drinking alkaline water?
No. Some people have been known to drink 4 or more litres of alkaline ionized water every day and gotten great benefit from it. On the contrary, one of the most common imbalances people have today that leads to health problems is that they are too acidic. The more acidic we are, the greater the chances of illness taking hold in our body. In fact, it is rare for a person to acquire alkalosis, the condition of being too alkaline. To maintain optimal health we should maintain a balanced pH diet that includes alkaline water and alkaline foods such as fruits and vegetables.
How do I know if I am out of pH balance?
Several external signs can show that one's body is too acidic. Some examples include an unexplained rash, acne, dark circles under the eyes, cracked skin and nails, brittle hair, and excess weight. Other signs include stomach upset and indigestion, confusion, anger, or irritability, food sensitivity and allergic reactions, recurrent infections, fatigue, and even depression. When one improves the body’s pH balance through an alkaline diet, including plentiful fresh, raw alkaline foods and alkaline water, the body’s natural defence mechanisms are able to function properly and fight off illness and disease and naturally restore optimal health conditions.