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Negative ORP vs. Positive ORP
The Health Impact of Ionized Water

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What's Different About Ionized Water
This article, copyright, Ira Marxe, Good Health Supplements.
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Note by : I personally value the benefits of drinking alkaline water, which I've done for years now. I most definitely notice a difference in regularity and hydration. My body wants more of it and my skin looks more healthy as well.

As long as I feel it is benefiting me, by helping me maintain a healthy ph balance, I'll let the provers of the world slug it out over whether it really does all these things or not. Make your own informed decision, of course. Now on to the article....

Alkaline ionized water will naturally help your body maintain it's health alkaline balance while hydrating your body six times faster than non-ionized water. Other benefits to drinking ionized water include detoxification, improved digestion and elimination.

Detoxify your body, improve your digestion and eliminate more regularly --- benefits you can enjoy with ionized water which tap, bottled, well, filtered, distilled, spring, mineral, carbonated, softened or reverse osmosis water cannot provide.

If positive ORP and negative ORP sound like Star Trek terms to you, you are not alone. They did to me too, before I read about the difference which brought it down to earth. This informative health care article on orps and such, from Good Health Supplements, covers the many beneifits of ionized water and, in particular, addresses the impact of negative ORP vs. postive ORP.

Alkaline Water Uses and Benefits: Health benefits of alkaline ionized water range from more energy to better detoxing. Alkaline water can be used in cooking and can also provide many beneficial effects for your animal friends, including reduction of bad breath and itchy skin as well as healthier-looking fur. Please read more about the benefits of alkaline water.

Acid Water Uses and Health Benefits: As you just read above, alkaline water for internal consumption provides for a wide range of health benefits. However, there is another process for your ionizer that results in acidic water, which carries it's own unique benefits. It should be noted that acid water is only for external consumption. Read more about the benefits of acidic water.

Why Ionizers are so good for your health: I know of no other product that is so diverse and easy to use in giving you so many health benefits, many of which are critical if you wish to stay healthy and live a long life. The water ionizer is self cleaning and the only maintenance cost you will experience is replacing the silver/carbon filter approximately once a year. You can talk about good health all you want, but until you take action, you will never achieve it.

Nutrition and Food Go Better With + ORP: When seen under a microscope, water molecules show up as clusters --- fourteen to fifteen water molecules to a cluster. When you ionize the water, the clusters become much smaller in size and more easily absorbable, only 5 water molecules to a cluster. The smaller molecular clusters enable your body to absorb ionized water 6 times faster than other waters.

Nutritional supplements taken with ionized water are more readily absorbed and are made more effective. Food cooked with ionized water, are more absorbable, enhancing their nutritional value. Food cooked with ionized water becomes more nutritious because more of its health-giving nutrients are extracted making the food more nutritious and beneficial. Ionized water will also make these nutrients available to our cells more quickly and more easily absorbable. Ionized water is also a very powerful anti-oxidant as it scavenges the body for free oxygen molecules preventing oxidative damage to cells and organs.

What is ORP? Oxygen Reduction Potential, better known as ORP, is the mechanism the body uses to either protect our cells, or work to destroy our cells, depending on whether the ORP is negative or positive. Positive ORP increases oxidation (aging) and leads to free radical oxidative damage to cells that are a forerunner to degenerative and fatal diseases. Positive ORP is found in tap water, bottled waters, distilled and reverse osmosis waters as well as cooked and processed foods. This means that positive ORP has no antioxidant capacity to neutralize free oxygen radicals that cause oxidative damage. This means they are not healthy ton cinsume.

Negative ORP, however, which is an integral part of ionized alkaline water, literally retards the aging process. It counteracts oxidative damage to our cells by scavenging for free oxygen radicals and neutralizing them. Negative ORP is a very powerful anti-oxidant. When the negative ORP absorbs the free radicals, it converts to useful oxygen and increases our oxygen supply. This helps detoxify our body and increase our energy level and our ability to fight disease.

Oxygen is one of the most exhausted nutrients in our body because of our diet and the Earth's oxygen-depleted environment but negative ORP can turn this around. Oxygen destroys cancer cells as well as bacteria and viruses invading our bodies. It carries away acid waste from body tissue. It is vital to human health, and therefore, probably our most important nutrient. A glass or two of strong ionized water first thing in the morning naturally helps you to wake up by increasing the level of oxygen in your body. In addition to the beneficial high pH ionized water with its negative ORP, water ionizers make mild acidic and strong acidic ionized water, each having its own unique set of health benefits.

Ionized acidic water is a powerful cleanser and healer as you will read below. The electrolysis process that makes acidic water causes the acidic ionized water to become short of electrons. As a result, on contact with any bacteria or virus, the acidic water will steal an electron rendering bacteria or virus instantly dead.

Considering that most people walk around with an acidic body that is 30% to 40% dehydrated, the difference made in drinking ionized water is incredible. It can literally turn your life around by bringing your body into pH balance to prevent disease, restore and maintain optimal health. Of further importance is the fact that it is not possible for us to get ionized acidic water, with its many additional, exceptionally healthy benefits, except from a water ionizer. Ionized water can play the single most important role in our lives in achieving and maintaining good health, avoiding rapid aging and in the development of so many debilitating illnesses and diseases.

Ira Marxe
Good Health Supplements

Is it snake oil? The reported benefits of ionized water come, in great part, from actual users who report these benefits. There are scientists and doctors who actively refute any benefit at all to water ionization and some go as far as to call it snake oil.

I found some of these websites so scathing that I tend to feel there might be some predetermined conclusion that prevents the reporters from actually considering objectively what as yet unverified health benefits there might be. In other words, ionization is dismissed out of hand as having no value whatsoever. I think this is short-sighted.