Alkaline ionized water on long & short terms – RULES and WARNINGS of use / consumption & storage / bottling
How to Use/Drink Alkaline Ionized Water
The ideal pH level of alkaline ionized water for long term human consumption is between 8.5 and 9.5 (and no greater than 10.0) with the ideal ORP value around -250mV to -350mV (and in no way significantly greater than -400mV).
1. long term consumption of alkaline water with a pH >10
PH values significantly higher than 10 are unfit for human consumption as indicated by the World Health Organization and the Environmental Protection Agency. In fact water with high PH values such as 11 is found in ammonia solution and a PH value of 13 is the PH value found in household bleach!
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For long term drinking of ionized alkaline water, a max of 9.5 pH is a good number but more importantly it is good to get a low –ORP (less than -300 is ideal). Trouble is that -ORP is not easy to measure and usually the devices used are inaccurate. Also good for most people to start on low level for first few days or until they feel they can easily go up to a higher level. If someone is very sick and even a low level feels too much then they can always mix low level ionized water with just filtered water from ionizer.
I do not like meat but understand also that some people are helped by having a diet that also includes meat. But regardless and in all cases more healthy fruits, vegetables, greens and enough good water are always good.
2. long-term rules/concerns of alkaline ionized water consumption:
Don’t do any alkaline water drinking with meals containing meat or dairy, and watch your body whenever you are introducing a dietary change just for good measure.
Do not drink it while taking medications [natural vitamins are fine though].
In Japan and Korea, population has been drinking ionized water for over 30 years…some even longer. Many hospitals in both Japan and Korea use water ionizers for both its alkalizing/anti-oxidizing properties for drinking and for its acid properties in healing skin sores. Even high-classed hotels have water ionizers in every room.
15% of the population of Japan that drink ionized alkaline water from water ionizers have a 10 plus year longer life expectancy than those in the United States? And they have been drinking the ionized water for an average of only 12 years! Just think if they would have started drinking ionized water from birth!
In those countries their way of life and healing is more holistic than ours. The undeniable benefits of alkaline ionized water have been experienced over a very long time in both Korea and Japan, and with ever-growing popularity and scientific validation, water ionizers are finally becoming more well-known and used in the US.
Innumerable tests have been done on mice, rats, chickens, etc., and in almost every instance there were good results noted and no negative results have ever been able to be replicated. There have been no substantiated incidents of negative long-term effects of people drinking ionized water.
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Storing & bottling ionized alkaline water
When you produce alkaline ionized water the antioxidant hydroxyl ions (ORP) are fleeting in nature and will only last a maximum of 18 to 24 hours. For this reason it is best to drink the water immediately upon leaving the machine or within 6 hours time. Bottling or storing the water will not prolong the life of the hydroxyl ions and in fact you should only store what water you will be drinking during that same day. The best container to store your alkaline ionized water in is a dark glass container that is sealed and kept in a cold dark location such as your refrigerator. Exposure to oxygen in the air and light will speed up the process of decay leading to a faster loss of its antioxidant proprieties.
Due to the fleeting nature of the antioxidant hydroxyl ions bottling or storing alkaline ionized water is in no way capable of preserving the therapeutic antioxidant effects of the water. For this reason purchasing bottled alkaline water is not as beneficial as drinking the alkaline ionized water when it is fresh from the machine or in 6 hours time of its creation. Notice that when you purchase bottled water it is called “alkaline water” and not “alkaline ionized water” because of the fact that all of the hydroxyl ions have decayed. The water cannot legally be sold and called “alkaline ionized water” because all of the antioxidant hydroxyl ions have evaporated, it must now be sold strictly as “alkaline water”.
When you purchase “alkaline water” you may still get water with a higher pH (the higher PH value will remain for several months while the ORP value will dissipate completely within 24 hours) but it won’t have the same antioxidant properties as water that is fresh from the machine since the majority if not all of the ORP has evaporated from the water.
To receive the most therapeutic effects from your water ionizer be sure to drink your alkaline ionized water when it is fresh from the machine or within at most 6 hours time. If you have to take the water with you to work or on the road bottle it in a dark glass container and try to keep it sealed while placing it in a dark cold location.