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.
Dr. Mercola stated that drinking alkaline ionized water was a “fad” that could potentially harm your health in his September 11, 2010 newsletter. It was, and has remained, the source of many, many inquiries from people looking for the best option for drinking water. Without research, without contacting anyone in the water ionizer industry that I could find (and I contacted every water ionizer company I work with), Dr. Mercola made the claim that “If You Fall for This ‘Water Fad’ – You Could Do Some Major Damage.”
In a recent interview with Dr. Gerald Pollack, Dr. Mercola was set straight about the potential benefits of drinking alkaline ionized water.