Alkaline Water Properties
See the antioxidant properties of ionized water for yourself.
A simple demonstration of the antioxidant properties of alkaline water: steel wool was placed in normal tap water and in alkaline water. The containers were sealed. Steel wool in the tap water was rusted within a few hours; In alkaline water, the steel wool remained unrusted after 4 days.
Oxidation Reduction Potential (O.R.P.)
Virtually all liquids have an Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP), which is the potential for one liquid substance to reduce the oxidation of another substance, as measured in millivolts (mV). In other words, the more powerful the antioxidant, the lower the ORP level. As things oxidize, the ORP rises. ORP is easily measured with a calibrated meter.
Normal tap water has an ORP of +250 to +400, meaning that its potential for reducing oxidation is nonexistent. Only a negative ORP can reduce or negate oxidation. Alkaline ionized water has an ORP of -200 to -350, depending in part on the amount of minerals in the source water and which level the unit is on. This means it has a very high potential for reducing oxidation. Fresh squeezed orange juice has a -250 ORP, as do most other fresh squeezed juices and vegetables. However, if they have been pasteurized or otherwise processed, the antioxidant properties are diminished or removed. Tests reveal that bottled mineral waters have an average ORP of approximately +200mV only slightly lower than ordinary tap water.
Here are the results of ORP tests we performed in a major Canadian city, arranged from most oxidizing to most antioxidizing (the ionized water is from a Jupiter Microlite Ionizer):
ORP-Name Brand bottled water
ORP-Name Brand Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) water
ORP–Acid Ionized Water
ORP-Name Brand spring water from Alps
ORP–Alkaline Ionized Water
“We are advancing the theory that the most effective and economical source for an antioxidant is ordinary tap water after it is filtered and treated with electrolysis.” Hidemitsu Hayashi, M.D. Director, Water Institute, Tokyo Japan.