Posts Tagged ‘ORP’

ORP Meters: Why Few Water Ionizer Companies Sell Them

A Few of My Meters

It’s been awhile since I posted my original article on ORP meters.  Since that time not a lot has changed.  I’ve spent more money on newer meters, replacement probes, solutions and materials for conditioning them and enhancing performance.  My position remains the same.  Buyer be aware of what you’re getting into.

Recently, one water ionizer company that had been offering these meters for sale to customers made the decision to stop selling ORP meters.  It was no surprise to me.  I was actually shocked when I first realized that they were offering them for sale.  Here’s why the company decided to STOP selling ORP meters – and why you won’t find water ionizer companies or dealers offering them for sale…

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ORP and Ionized Water – What You Need to Know

Antioxidant WaterIf you’ve been looking around at water ionizers then you’ve probably run into the hype about ORP and ionized water.  Yes, ORP is an important factor and one of the biggest benefits of having a water ionizer, but don’t be swayed by the hype.

Here’s what you need to know….

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How Alkaline Water Works in the Body

More "Health Benefits" Articles


If you buy into the concept that drinking alkaline water reduces acids in your body and balances your body’s pH, then you could just as easily buy into the concept that drinking alkaline water is bad for you – or that drinking alkaline water does nothing because it’s neutralized by stomach acids.

The statement “drinking alkaline water will make you more alkaline” is an over-simplification most often made by well-intentioned yet overzealous individuals who have experienced positive results from drinking this water.  Before deciding that drinking alkaline water is good or bad for you it is important to understand how alkaline water works in the body.

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ORP – Alkaline Water vs Alkaline Ionized Water

The ORP of alkaline water is where alkaline ionized water drinkers get the biggest benefits.

“Oxidation reduction potential” or “ORP” as it is referred to in the water ionizer industry, equals antioxidant potential.

While drinking alkaline water offers benefits over drinking regular tap or bottled water, the ORP (oxidation reduction potential) of the water is the true measure of its potential health benefits.

Not all “alkaline water” is equal when it comes to ORP.

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Oxidation Reduction Potential – This refers to the ability of a substance to “reduce oxidation.” With regard to water, a high negative ORP indicates an increased ability to draw toxins into it for release.