What is Ionized Water?

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Ionized water is water with mineral ions in it. Water in its natural state is full of minerals. Once the minerals in water either gain or lose electrons the water  then becomes ionized.

  • De-ionized water has no minerals in it, such as: distilled water or reverse osmosis.
  • De-ionized water is not in a natural state.

Two Kinds of Ionized Water

Ionized alkaline water is also known as Electrolyzed Reduced Water ..... it has been shown in laboratory settings to reduce the effects of oxidation. Alkaline water has a PH level of  8-10 on a scale where as normal water has a PH of 6-7. 
Ionized acidic water is also known as Electrolyzed Oxidative Water.
Oxidation tap, bottled, carbon filtered, reverse osmosis, and distilled water -- test as "oxidizing" -- you know: theopposite of an antioxidant. Oxidation is the process of "rusting", or the browning of an apple, and -- in your body -- leads to the breakdown of cells. Oxidation has been shown to be the root cause of much degenerative disease.

Alkaline ionized water has a negative charge because it has a surplus of electrons, which have a negative charge. Acidic ionized water has a positive charge because it lacks electrons.

How is Ionized Water Made?

 Home water ionizers use a process called electrodialysis to ionize the minerals in water. The process makes both alkaline and acidic waters at the same time because it depends on a special membrane - called a Bipolar Exchange Membrane - which separates water into alkaline and acidic ionized water.

In-Vitro Study on ionized water to determine if it can reduce oxidative damage to DNA strands which concludes: “Reduced water suppresses single-strand breakage of DNA by active oxygen species produced by the Cu (II)-catalyzed oxidation of ascorbic acid in a dose- dependent manner: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X97966225
In-Vitro means: In glass, such as a test tube. In vitro experiments are done in glass or plastic vessels in a laboratory. In vitro is the opposite of in vivo. This means this study was not done on humans.
Bipolar Membrane Electrodialysis – In-depth explanation of how the Bipolar Ion Exchange membrane used in water Ionizers works: http://doc.utwente.nl/36287/1/t000002b.pdf
Description of alkaline ionized water (electrolyzed reduced water) and acidic ionized water (electrolyzed oxidative water) and how water ionizers produce both: http://www.3aaa.gr.jp/english/alkali/wa.html