Someone recently pointed out an article that claimed that water ionizers create “artificially alkaline” water. The claim is that the alkalinity of the water is artificially raised through the electrolysis/ionization process – that the pH is “artificial” because of a gap between the pH of alkaline ionized water and the actual presence of alkaline minerals in the water.
This is yet another false rumor in a long list of misinformation out there about water ionizers and the alkaline water industry. Here’s a rundown of the “artificial” claims and the facts about alkaline water created by water ionizers.
The health benefits of ionized water are based cell hydration and anti-oxidation. Through ionization, the water molecules are altered decreasing their cluster size by half and restructured into hexagonal rings. These smaller water molecules are more easily absorbed by the body. Absorption is further boosted by living organism’s natural preference for hexagonal structure.
Standard water ionizers produce alkaline ionized water or *kangen water through the process of electrolysis. All standard countertop and under-counter water ionizers use the same basic technology. Power is supplied by plugging the unit in at a wall outlet with water being supplied to the unit through connection to your faucet or to the cold water line below the sink.
Here’s a closer look at the basic water ionizer connections/installations and what happens inside these units to produce alkaline or acidic ionized water -
One water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Most people recognize “H2O” as the chemical symbol or expression for water – indicating the 2 Hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom. The single oxygen atom is much larger than the two hydrogen atoms which means that the oxygen’s attraction of/for the hydrogen atom than the hydrogen atoms’ attraction to each other. During the electrolysis process, the H2O is converted to 2 Oxygen atoms and 2 Hydrogen gas.