Water is the essence of life. It's important to every cell, tissue and organ in the human body with roughly 60% being made out of the stuff! (1)
So it's no surprise that keeping your hydration levels topped up throughout the day is one of the key pillars of health.
But before you go glugging down glass after glass of that regular old tap water there may be a better alternative… Ionized water.
This form of alkaline water has a higher pH value and is believed to offer several health benefits from decreased risk of heart disease to slowing down the ageing process.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at ionized water and the best way to get a constant supply in your home.
Regular water vs ionized water
Ionized water contains electrically charged minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. And its high molecular hydrogen content has also got many antioxidant properties that are beneficial to our health and wellbeing.
Ionized water can have either a high or low pH to suit different needs, whereas regular drinking water generally has a neutral pH of 7. (2)
Ionized alkaline water typically has a pH of 8 or 9 giving it the potential to neutralise acidity in the body and is best suited for drinking. On the flip ionized acidic water with a pH between 3 and 5 can be used as a very effective disinfectant for work surfaces, rather than using harsh chemicals.
Ionized water benefits
Decreases risk of heart disease
A large number of studies show that people consuming water with a high level of total dissolved solids (TDS) i.e. with a high mineral content have shown lower rates of coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease and lower total mortality rates. (3)
Slows down the ageing process
Ionized alkaline water is thought of by many to be a fountain of youth hack. A 3-year animal study carried out on a population of 150 mice in 2016 found there to be benefits on longevity, in terms of the “deceleration ageing factor,” with the consumption of alkaline water. (4)
More efficient hydration
According to the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, alkaline water has an increasing hydrating effect through blood viscosity (the level of hydration being measured) versus regular water.
The participants were split into two groups and given water to drink after their workout, half alkaline water, half regular purified water. The first group that consumed alkaline water saw their viscosity reduced to about 6.30% compared to those in the second group who consumed regular water with their reduction averaging almost half at 3.36%. (5)
May improve skin
Using a water ionizer in your life can help to keep skin clear, fresh and wrinkle-free by combating free radicals with the Hydroxide ions produced by the ionization process.
A recent study was carried out in 2021 by Medical Science Pulse to evaluate the effectiveness of alkaline water in the treatment of oily skin and acne vulgaris. After a series of cosmetological treatments with alkaline water, there was a significant reduction in sebum secretion and skin eruptions. (6)
Drinking ionized alkaline water regularly can help increase bone density and has been found to be especially beneficial for improving spine T-scores in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. (7)
Improved gastrointestinal health
Alkaline ionized water has also been shown to be very beneficial for the digestive system and in particular for the proper functioning of the colon which needs to be kept in an alkaline state.
In Japan, alkaline electrolyzed water (AEW) has been approved for medical treatment. And for patients with gastrointestinal symptoms, drinking AEW has been found to be effective in relieving gastrointestinal symptoms. (8)
Home water ionization system — The Energy Ion-H2
The Energy Ion-H2 is a state-of-the-art, efficient and easy to use water ionizer that gives you access to high-quality and healthy purified alkaline water with a high level of molecular hydrogen — all at the touch of a button!
It takes the second-guessing out of what’s hidden in your tap water supply and ensures a constant supply of alkaline, antioxidant water and the peace of mind that comes with it.
“Energy Ion-H2 Water Ionizer = Hydrogen-rich Alkaline Water”
This premium home water ionization system goes beyond other simple water ionizers.
It produces five levels of alkaline water options, with a pH range of 8.0~9.8 and an ORP range of -150~ -530mV, depending on your requirements.
Whatsmore, the system can also produce five levels of acid water with a pH of 3.2~5.0 and an ORP of +180~+530mV, and purified water with a neutral pH of 6.0~8.0.
Key features of the Energy Ion-H2 include:
- Alkaline, Hydrogen-rich water (1500ppb)
- Maximisation of ORP down to -530mV
- Two carbon block pre-filters
- Seven-plate, three-tank electrolyzer
- Inbuilt cleaning and anti-scale systems
- LED display with touch buttons and voice system
- Easy installation (simply plug and play)
- Attractive, modern appearance
- Lightweight design (weighing only 3.7 kg)
How to use the Energy Ion-H2 water ionizer
Using the Energy Ion-H2 couldn’t be any easier— it’s simply plug and play! Just connect to your water supply and you’re good to go.
The unit has an easy to operate touch button display and comes equipped with an auto-cleaning and anti-scale system making maintenance a breeze. There’s also an intelligent water-saving system built in to ensure you’re doing your bit for the environment too.
Replacement filters are supplied in an annual pack of three:
- 2 x Filter 1 (which should be replaced every six months or 2,800 litres (whichever comes first)
- 1 x Filter 2 (which should be replaced every 12 months or 5,600 litres (whichever comes first)
If you’re serious about adding an ionized water supply to your home then look no further than the Energy-Ion H2 system.
Its sleek, contemporary design fits in perfectly with any surroundings and coupled with impeccable performance make it a front runner in the field.
Did I mention it costs less than half the price of its competitors?
Ionized alkaline water offers a multitude of health benefits over drinking regular tap water due to its high level of antioxidant properties.
It contains electrically charged minerals and a high molecular hydrogen content that are beneficial to our health and wellbeing, ranging from decreased risk of heart disease to improved skin and stronger bones.
Installing an easy to use, efficient water ionization system in your home will make sure you have a constant supply of high quality, ionized alkaline water around the clock.
Written by Kieran Higgins, Health Writer.
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