Q: What should I expect from drinking Ionized Alkaline Water?
A: This will initially depend on what pH strength when you begin drinking Ionized Alkaline Water. Ionized Water provides your body with lots of oxygen that is why it gives us more energy. Alkaline Water is wonderful to cook with because it helps hydrate the food and bring out its flavor. However, other changes in your body after drinking Ionized Water will be much more subtle and will take some time. If you have accumulated acid waste in your system, it probably took years for you to get into that condition and it will take some time to reverse it. As the body is slowly brought into pH balance by drinking Ionized Water, it will naturally begin to function more efficiently and problems will begin to correct themselves. By the way, Ionized Water is smoother tasting than usual water. Ionzed Water makes better tasting tea, coffee, juice and other beverages.
Q: Who should drink Ionized Alkaline Water?
A: People, pets and farm animals will all notice benefits from drinking Ionized Alkaline Water.
Q: Is there anyone who should not drink Ionized Alkaline Water?
A: Elderly people must start by drinking very small amounts of Ionized Alkaline Water. For example; 4 oz. per day because of heavy metals and other toxins that have accumulated in their bodies. You do not want to detox too quickly and cause a healing reaction can give you flu like symptoms. Occasionally years of medication has accumulated in them. Children 3 years and younger should not drink Ionized Alkaline Water. Children between the ages of 4 years and 12 years should only drink Ionize Alkaline Water in small amounts.
Q: Can a person alter their pH too much from drinking Ionized Alkaline Water?
A: People have been known to drink as much as four to eight liters of Ionized Alkaline Water every day and gotten great benefit from it. And they have not become too alkaline. On the contrary, one of the most common imbalances people have today that leads to health problems is that they are too acidic. Our body pH should be approximately 7.2 (measured through saliva or urine). The more acidic we are, meaning a 6.6 pH or lower, the greater opportunity we have provided disease to flourish in us. In fact, it is rare for a person to acquire Alkalosis, the condition of being too alkaline. We should always drink Alkaline Water and eat Alkaline Foods such as fruits and vegetables.
Q: How much water should I drink and at what level?
A: You should drink half your body weight in ounces per day. For example, a person weighing 100 pounds should drink 50 ounces. You should start slow , drinking 1-3 glasses per day for the first week. You may increase the number of glasses per day during the first week if you do not notice any side effects. If you do not feel any flu like symptoms at the end of the first week, Drink 1-3 glasses per day for the first week. You may increase the number of glasses per day during the first week if you’re feeling good. The more Ionized Water you can drink, the better it is for you because the water is more Alkaline, more Detoxifying, and a stronger Antioxidant that provides your body with more Oxygen.
Q: When will I begin noticing the health benefits?
A: Noticing and receiving health benefits varies from person to person. You might start noticing a positive response in as little as one day or within a few weeks.
Q: Can I take medication or supplements with Ionize Alkaline Water?
A: You should not drink Ionized Alkaline Water from forty-five minutes to one hour before or after taking medications or nutritional supplements. Do not drink Ionized Alkaline Water while taking the medication or vitamin supplements. Use purified water, another liquid or water source.
Q: Why do some people have flu like symptoms when first drinking Ionized Alkaline Water?
A: If you start drinking Ionized Alkaline Water at a high level (high pH level), you might notice flu like symptoms. The ionization process creates water molecule clusters that are half the size of regular water molecule clusters. This is why Ionized Alkaline Water is sometimes referred to as "reduced water" because it has become reduced in size from a 12 water molecule cluster to 6 water molecule cluster. This makes the water much more hydrating because it flows through our body tissue more easily, thus pushing toxins out of our system. It is this detoxifying effect that sometimes gives people headaches and diarrhea and why there are 4 levels of strength.
Q: How does Ionized Alkaline Water affect athletes?
A: In an extremely positive way, as you might expect. Blood oxygen levels will rise at varying amounts with regular use of strong Ionized Water. This increases stamina, endurance and provides the muscles tissue and organs with high amounts of oxygen, which the human body often lacks, even in athletes because inadequate diets. 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. Current thought is that athletes consuming a traditional Western diet have consumed an abundance of salt, so there is no need to replace salt when exercise last less than two hours. Water that has been alkalinized may help neutralize the exercise induced acidosis (lactic acid build up), since the pH of alkaline water is high. Ionized water may help act as a free-radical scavenger to address the issue of accelerated oxygen consumption. Ionized water is micro-clustered, so it may be absorbed at a faster rate, helping with rehydration. Dr. Peter L. Kopko, D.C., recommends drinking 13 to 20 ounces (2-3 cups) of water 2 hours before exercise and 5 to 10 ounces (about 1-2 cups) every 15 to 20 minutes of exercise, depending on your total body weight.
Q: How long does Ionized Alkaline Water stay Ionized?
A: The Antioxidant (hydroxyl ions) will last approximately 18-24 hours. The Higher pH (alkaline properties) will last approximately 1-2 weeks. The smaller molecule cluster size will last approximately 1-3 months. Does Ionized Alkaline Water have any negative effects?
Absolutely none, as long as it is used properly. Only the Alkaline Water should be consumed. NEVER DRINK THE ACIDIC WATER.
Q: What is hard water?
A: According to the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 85 percent of the United States geography has hard water. Hard water forms when naturally occurring minerals enter water sources. Over time these minerals are absorbed by groundwater. The two most common types of minerals found in hard water are calcium and magnesium compounds. The Water Quality Association of the United States defines hard water as water containing dissolved hardness minerals above 1 GPG (grains per gallon). The most common hardness causing minerals are Calcium and Magnesium. Levels of hardness are classified as follows: