Updated: April 16, 2021 by Zac Harding
If you find yourself with ill health, is there any stone you won’t turn to improve on your circumstances?
Everyday we hear of people coming down with one condition or another. High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol. Even the Big C.
But what if it’s all entirely preventable?
What if you could put the prospect of the issues to bed, by simply watching what kind of water you drink?
In this article we’re going to look at several claims to the various apparent benefits of having a water ionizer. We promise that by the end of this article, you’ll be much more well informed.
Let’s start with the basics.
What Exactly Is a Water Ionizer?
A water ionizer, also sometimes referred to as an alkaline ionizer is an appliance that is designed to raise the pH of drinking water by using electrolysis. This electrolysis serves to separate the incoming water stream into acidic and alkaline components.
The idea is then for the user to drink only the alkaline water, and rid your drinking water of any acidity.
8 Benefits of Using a Water Ionizer
Now, this benefit is really worth talking about. People live in dread of the Big C, but we are pleased to report that alkaline water from a water ionizer appears to impact the prevention of cancer.
Ionized water contains important antioxidants, and these antioxidants are thought to bond with the dangerous molecules in the body that can cause cancers (free oxygen radicals). And what these antioxidants do is to effectively “mop up” all these dangerous molecules, making the body safe again.
However, it is important to note at this point that antioxidants are not cures in and of themselves. Just a measure you can take to help prevent the onslaught.
Great Fresh Taste
You know what? Alkaline water just tastes great. And that’s a benefit worth talking about in itself.
If you’ve ever had to resort to tap water when you’re accustomed to bottle water – you’ll know exactly what I mean.
And if you are or have been a drinker of bottled water, you’re probably keenly aware of the cost of buying bottled water. Especially if you like to drink the recommended amount per day. (3.7 liters for men and 2.7 liters for women). That’s a lot of bottles.
But if you get yourself a water ionizer for your home, then you need never buy bottled water again. You could save so much money.
Going to get a bit technical here.
The ionization process causes the clusters of molecules in water to break apart into smaller groups, and you get groups of about 5 molecules of water, rather than the usual 10 to 15 molecules in a group, that you’d get in typical tap water.
Long story short, this means that alkaline water hydrates your body far more efficiently than it’s tap water counterpart.
Excellent Water Filtration
Do you know what’s actually in your tap water?
Heads up, it’s not just H2O. There’s all sorts in there. chlorine, chloramine, trace amounts of lead and mercury, voc’s and even, believe it or not, pesticides.
But, if you have a water ionizer in place, you get your water properly filtered and all of these contaminants will be eradicated from your drinking water.
At the same time however, good chemicals are left in place, such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
It is important to keep your colon as alkaline as possible. Not only does this allow it to function more effectively, but it also helps to prevent colon cancer from forming.
And drinking alkaline water is a great step to achieve just that.
But I know what some of you might be thinking. What about stomach acids?
The good news is that drinking alkaline water does not have a hugely negative impact on the stomach during digestion. Your stomach will still be able to work as it’s intended to.
Free oxygen radicals, as we touched upon earlier, are dangerous to the body. And this includes your cardiovascular health. The inner vessel wall gets damaged and can then clog up with cholesterol, which can in turn lead to a heart attack.
If however, you were to drink alkaline water, the antioxidants in said water will again “mop up” these free radicals, so they cannot damage blood vessels, boosting your cardiovascular health.
Drinking ionized water is also known to have pleasant effects for your skin.
Returning to this topic once again, free radicals can damage your skin, causing it to deteriorate badly over time, and are a leading cause of any wrinkles you might find.
But by drinking alkaline water with it’s handy antioxidants, again the antioxidants help to “mop up” those nasty free radicals, and help to keep your skin as clear and as wrinkle free as possible.
So, while as you can see, there appear to be many different benefits to having a water ionizer and drinking only alkaline water, it is only fair to level with you here.
The studies in this field remain few and far between, and as such are not always considered as rigorous scientifically-solid testing.
Moreover there have also been studies that appear to indicate that drinking alkaline water is not as good for you as it might seem.
So, as you can see, there appear to be a great many benefits to water ionization. These include both some very valuable health benefits, but also more cosmetic benefits too.
And while we have managed to convey many benefits here today, this article just scratches the surface, and we believe, could just be the tip of the iceberg.
It’s important to note, however, this article has concentrated on the benefits of a water ionizer, and as we’ve just mentioned, there may be drawbacks too.
Therefore before you rush out and buy yourself a water ionizer, you may want to do some more research, to make a more informed decision as to whether a water ionizer is for you.