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Study finds drinking magnesium-rich water beneficial to bone health

A new Norwegian study found that drinking magnesium-rich water is beneficial to bones. The study followed 700,000 elderly patients over a period of seven years and observed that those with more magnesium in their water had fewer instances of hip fractures. You can read more about it by clicking here.

One of the main benefits of an electric water ionizer is that it makes the alkaline minerals that are already in your water more bioavailable. If you are one of the 30% of Americans with soft water or if your water report shows low levels of magnesium, we offer a magnesium remineralizer filter that you can attach to your prefilter.

Addressing the Myth that Stomach Acid Renders Drinking Alkaline Water Useless

One of the common myths and objections we hear is that drinking ionized alkaline water can’t possibly affect the alkalinity of the body since our stomach acid will destroy any alkaline substance ingested.

What people need to understand is that there is no hydrochloric acid pouch in our body, and the stomach wall makes sodium bicarbonate to alkalize our food not to digest it. HCL is only produced when we eat or drink acid-forming foods and drinks and is balanced in equal proportion by sodium bicarbonate production. When we consume alkaline forming foods and drink alkaline ionized water, the body does not need the sodium bicarbonate production and thus the HCL production is not required either.

People also mistakingly assume that when we drink ionized alkaline water we are trying to impact the alkalinity of the blood, which must remain at a very precise pH in order to live. In actuality, drinking ionized alkaline water can affect the alkalinity of our intracellular fluids and detox on a cellular level. It is not our goal to mess with the pH of the blood but rather to give the body the bioavailable alkaline minerals it requires to balance the blood pH naturally without having to steal from other places in the body such as the bones, teeth and eyes.

However, in one 2014 study titled Hydrogen-rich water affected blood alkalinity in physically active men, 26 men were given 2 liters of hydrogen-rich (alkaline) water to drink for 14 days while another 26 men were given a placebo (tap water). The results of this double blind randomized study were that
the intake of HRW significantly increased fasting arterial blood pH by 0.04 and postexercise pH by 0.o7 which suggests that drinking alkaline water can have a positive impact on the blood and that stomach acid does not destroy the alkalinity of the water.Click here for the study

Studies Find Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water Negatively Impacts Health

Many people erroneously believe that reverse osmosis (RO) water is the best drinking water as it is pure and void of contaminants. However one could also say that RO water throws the baby out with the bathwater in the sense that it also removes the naturally occurring  healthy alkaline minerals. RO water is never found in nature, and when given the choice between RO water and mineral water, animals will always choose mineral water.

Distilled water is also devoid of minerals, soft water contains a low mineral content, and most bottled waters contain RO water.

Studies show that there are actually several detrimental health effects that can result from long term reverse osmosis/distilled/soft water consumption. A World Health Organization (WHO) report by Frantisek Koziek states:

In the late 1970’s, the WHO commissioned a study conducted by a team of researchers of the A.N. Sysin Institute
of General and Public Hygiene and USSR Academy of Medical Sciences under the direction of
Professor Sidorenko and Dr. Rakhmanin. The final report concluded that “not only does completely demineralised water (distillate) have unsatisfactory organoleptic properities, but it also has a definite adverse influence on the
animal and human organism”.

Experiments in animals, primarily rats, for up to one-year periods have repeatedly shown that the intake of distilled water or water with TDS ≤ 75 mg/L leads to: 1.) increased water intake, diuresis, extracellular fluid volume, and serum concentrations of sodium (Na) and chloride (Cl) ions and their increased elimination from the body, resulting in an overall negative balance.., and 2.) lower volumes of red cells and some other hematocrit changes. Results of experiments in human volunteers evaluated by researchers for the WHO report  are in agreement with those in animal experiments and suggest the basic mechanism of the effects of water low in TDS (e.g. < 100 mg/L) on water and mineral homeostasis.

Other more recent studies suggest that the intake of soft water (water low in minerals), may be associated with higher risk of fracture in children (Verd Vallespir et al. 1992), certain neurodegenerative diseases (Jacqmin et al. 1994), pre-term birth and low weight at birth (Yang et al. 2002), some types of cancer (Yang et al. 1997; Yang et al. 1998, Yang et al. 1999a; Yang et al. 1999b; Yang et al. 1999c; Yang et al. 2000), an increased risk of sudden death (Eisenberg 1992; Bernardi et al. 1995; Garzon and Eisenberg 1998), a higher risk of motor neuronal disease (Iwami et al. 1994), and preeclampsia (Melles & Kiss 1992).

When used for cooking, soft water was found to cause substantial losses of all essential elements from food (vegetables, meat, cereals). Such losses may reach up to 60 % for magnesium and calcium or even more for some other microelements (e.g., copper 66 %, manganese 70 %, cobalt 86 %). In contrast, when hard water is used for cooking, the loss of these elements is much lower, and in some cases, an even higher calcium content was reported in food as a result of cooking.

So how can you get more minerals in your water? Stop drinking bottled waters which do not contain minerals. If you have a RO system or live in a soft water area you can add a Remineralizer to your filtration system which will add calcium and magnesium into your water. If you live in a hard water area, get a high quality water filtration system that will reduce the contaminants but leave the healthy alkaline minerals. The addition of an electric water ionizer can then make those minerals more bio-available.

Click here for the full WHO report

The effect of acidic ionized water on airborne bacteria

Chanson acidic water has been 3rd party lab tested and found to disinfect on contact when made at 2.7 pH. Most water ionizers on the market cannot make such low pH water. Other studies found that acidic electrolyzed water has been proven to reduce pathogens on vegetables, eggs, poultry, and pork (Koseki et al., 2004; Russell, 2003; Park et al., 2002; Kim et al., 2005; Fabrizio and Cutter, 2005).

In a 2013 study titled “Airborne bacterial reduction by spraying slightly acidic electrolyzed water in a laying-hen house,”  researchers tested the effects of 6.0-6.5 pH acidic electrolyzed water on airborne bacteria in hen houses. The reason they tested higher pH levels was because they were concerned that repeated use of 2.7 pH water could cause corrosion to farm equipment, so they wanted to see how effective a less acidic solution would be.

Results suggested that spraying even the slightly acidic water was more effective than spraying diluted didecyl dimethyl ammonium bromide (DDAB), which is what is commonly used and has found to be hazardous to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tracts.

Ionized acidic or elecytrolyzed water is safe to spray directly on human skin and in the eyes and there are no known side effects, making it a great alternative to commercial disinfectants which are loaded with cancer-causing chemicals and irritants.

Click here for the study

Study finds ionized alkaline water beneficial for brain health

The results of a 2011 study titled “The neuroprotective effects of electrolyzed reduced water and its model water containing molecular hydrogen and Pt nanoparticles” suggest that ionized alkaline water is “beneficial for the prevention and alleviation of oxidative stress-induced human neurodegenerative diseases.”

Can you imagine?Being able to protect your brain by simply changing the type of water you drink?

Click here to read the full study

NOTE: Electrolyzed reduced water is just another name for ionized alkaline water produced by an electric water ionizer. Chanson Water does not support animal testing, we are merely sharing the results of a study conducted by others.