By Dr. Bob McCauley, ND
ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential): The ability or potential of any substance to reduce the oxidation of another substance which would be considered an antioxidant. The tendency of chemical substances to acquire electrons from other substances. Also known as redox potential.
Alkaline Ionized Water Qualities
1. Powerful Antioxidant – Reverses the aging process.
Alkaline Ionized Water has an abundance of electrons and a negative charge called Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). Electrons are free radical scavengers and a negative ORP reduces the oxidation of the body, which slows down the aging process. ORP is the most important term we can learn regarding health because everything we put in the body either increases or decreases oxidation in the body. Therefore, everything we consume either reverses or accelerates the aging process.
2. Balances Body pH
Alkaline Ionized Water has a pH of 9.5 – 10 which helps bring the pH of the body up to neutral (7.0) where it should be.
3. Superior Hydrator
Alkaline Ionized Water has very small water molecule clusters that are able to hydrate the body’s tissue and its cells much more effectively than water that has not been ionized.
4. Powerful Detoxifier
As the small water molecule clusters hydrate the tissue and fill them with water they push out all the things that don’t belong in the tissue, which are commonly referred to as toxins.
5. Enhances Mineral Absorption
Minerals that have been ionized have extra electrons that make them better able to be absorbed by the body.
6. Provides the body with oxygen
Once the hydroxyl ions (oxygen molecule with an extra electron) have donated their electrons to free radicals what is left over is a lot of dissolved oxygen that is available for the body to use. Oxygen is one of our most important nutrients.
7. Gives you lots of energy!
The extra oxygen that it provides to the body translates into more mental alertness and more energy.
8. Helps prevent disease