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This is part of a wellness focus article, featuring information on water filter systems called ionizers, which create alkaline water and / or acidic water, for the health benefits inherent in each type.
In part one, we talked about water pollution and the importance of drinking ionized water for good health. Please read part one for a better understanding.
In this section we discuss Positive ORPS and Negative ORPS and why they matter when you are talking about water quality.
One leads to free radicals damage while the other retards the aging process. Which ORP would you choose?
If you'd like to learn more about free radicals, what they are and why they can be so important in maintaining good health, here's some information on free radicals damage.
Please note that this is a forum so participants may vary widely in the expertise on the subject but the first post is easy to understand and gives a good layman description of free radicals.
Negative ORPS vs Positive ORPS
The element in water that works for or against good health, in addition to the pH of the water which should be at least 9.5, is known as ORP or Oxygen Reduction Potential. There are two types of ORP --- negative ORP and positive ORP.
Positive ORP increases oxidation (aging) and can lead to free radicals damage to cells that are a forerunner to degenerative 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 there is no antioxidant capacity to help the body to neutralize acidity or prevent free radical and oxidative damage to our cells.
Negative ORP, however, which is produced with ionized alkaline water, literally retards the aging process. It counteracts oxidative damage to our cells by scavenging for free radicals and neutralizing them. Negative ORP is a very powerful anti-oxidant.
Once the antioxidants and free radicals have canceled each other, the result is lots of oxygen into the body, and therefore lots of energy. Oxygen is one of the most exhausted nutrients in our body because of one, our diet and two, the Earth's oxygen-depleted environment. Oxygen destroys cancer cells as well as bacteria and viruses invading the body. 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.
In addition to the beneficial negative ORP high alkaline ionized water, water ionizers will make mild acidic ionized water and strong acidic ionized water, each having its own unique set of health benefits. Ionized acid water is a powerful cleanser and healer as you will read below. The electrolysis process that makes acid water causes the acid ionized water to become short of electrons. As a result, on contact with any bacteria or virus, the acid water will steal an electron rendering bacteria or virus instantly dead.
continue.....reverse osmosis for water filtration
Health Disclaimer: Pure water supports the body's ability to heal itself. Reducing free radicals damage with alkaline water just makes good sense to me. However, water is not being presented as replacement for needed medical attention or evaluation....on the other hand, I wouldn't try going without it for very long. If under a doctor's care, check with doctor before adding anything new to your diet or health regime. Be wise with your health.