There is a Slovakian proverb that states that “Pure water is the World’s first and foremost medicine.” In today’s world of flavored beverages, including water, it’s important to think about the quality of the water you drink.
Staying hydrated is essential to survival, and as mentioned above, there is no shortage of beverages available to choose from. Unfortunately, not all of these drinks are healthy. Next time you go to the grocery store, read the nutrition labels to check for added sugars. Sometimes these can end up being more than in food!
Sugary drinks are the leading source of sugars in the American diet. Think soda, fruit drinks, sports and energy drinks, flavored coffee and tea, and sweetened water. Too much sugar can lead to health problems including weight gain, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney diseases, non-alcoholic liver disease, cavities, and gout.
The best choice for hydration is simply water. But what kind of water? In the rest of this blog, we’ll review the benefits of alkaline ionized water and how you can create it easily.
Alkaline water is among the plethora of healthy beverages available today, but what exactly are the benefits? And what exactly is alkaline ionized water?
Before we list the benefits of alkaline ionized water, let’s do a quick review of what alkaline water actually is, what ionized water is, and how it all works.
Alkaline refers to a substance that has the properties of or contains “alkali”, or has a pH greater than 7. A pH level measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is on a scale of 0 – 14 where 1 is very acidic and 13 is very alkaline. Alkaline water is reported to have many benefits because it is less acidic than regular water. (The term pH stands for “potential for hydrogen.” It’s a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a diluted solution. Acidic solutions contain more hydrogen ions. And alkaline solutions contain fewer.)
Ionized Water is water with mineral ions in it. Minerals in water become ionized when they either gain or lose electrons. A water ionizer separates carbonate from tap water from the alkaline minerals. Water ionizers use electromagnetism to change tap water into ionized alkaline water which helps acid-fighting alkalinity and antioxidant potential.
There are alkaline water drops which we’ll talk more about at the end of this post, which has a proprietary patented process in which the positive charge linked to a chlorine dioxide molecule has the negative charge removed, forming a balanced, non-toxic, and stabilized product. This process and the ingredients create an environment not conducive for anaerobic bacteria to grow, it’s also effective against pathogenic bacteria, and helps to oxygenate your blood.
How it Works
It’s important to understand the benefits of alkaline ionized water. Ionized alkaline water oxygenates your blood, nourishes tissues and organs, and creates a hostile environment for bacteria and optimal conditions for the body to be healthy.
Some of the benefits of alkaline ionized water are:
Increased energy levels (reduced fatigue and drowsiness)
Anti-aging properties (via liquid antioxidants that absorb more quickly into the human body)
Reduced acid reflux
Immune system support
Increased heart health
Where to Get Alkaline Ionized Water?
So where is the best place to get alkaline ionized water? There are expensive options such as machines, or even loading up on alkaline water from the store. One thing to think about is that the store-bought alkaline water is not always the quality we think it is. There is, however, a simple effective solution: ION drops.
ION oxygen drops are made of an effective formula that uses stabilized oxygen molecules to eliminate impurities and alkalize water. This can raise water’s pH level up to 10 while also increasing oxygen. This is a portable solution that you can use to add to your water on the go!
How much should you use? The best dosage is typically 1 drop per year of age up to 20 years old, 3 times a day. Your body will use up the ION and burn it up during the day. The best thing to do is put 60 drops in a container that you can drink all day long so you can spread it out. (For a baby, put 10 drops into a 10 oz. bottle and let them drink 2 oz’s 5 times throughout the day.)
There you have it! A review on the benefits of alkaline ionized water, and a solution that can keep you hydrated as you go about your busy day. Stay healthy!