Not all water is the same.
On the face of it, water seems like water. Water from the tap looks
like water, smells like water, and tastes like water. But when you look closely, you’ll see that
water quality varies tremendously.
Consider just one factor: pH.
According to the official pH scale, water has a pH of 7.0. But in real life, that’s not always the
case.Water only has a pH of 7.0 when the hydrogen (H+) and hydroxide (OH-) ions are present
in equal quantities. If there are more hydroxide ions than hydrogen ions, the water is alkaline.1
If there are more hydrogen ions than hydroxide ions, the water is acidic.
Your tap water may or may not have a pH of 7.0. In fact, a 2002 annual water quality report
found that the pH of New York City tap water varied anywhere from 6.2-8.2.2
Sounds like the
difference between two points, doesn’t it?
Until you realize that pH doesn’t work like regular numbers do, where 6.2 is “one point less”
than 7.2. It works logarithmically, just like the Richter scale for earthquakes.3 That means for
each point your water drops away from the neutral point of 7.0, it’s actually experiencing
a 10-fold decrease in pH!
In other words, water with a pH of 6.2 is 100 times more acidic than
water with a pH of 8.2. One hundred times!
Drinking acid water contributes to an acidic system. And that can cause low energy, fatigue,
excess weight, poor digestion, aches and pains, and even more serious disorders. Plus, an
acidic environment makes the perfect breeding ground for microforms, which can further
compromise your health.4 The most important thing you can do for your water.
Although we highly recommend it, we know it’s not easy for everyone to eat an alkalizing diet
(one that contains twice as many alkalizing foods, like fruits and vegetables, as acidic foods,
such as proteins, grains, fats, and sugar). Luckily, there’s an alternative.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to boost your pH is to drink alkalizing water. Not
just neutral water, with a pH of 7.0. Alkalizing water, with a pH of 9.5. That’s 500 times more
alkaline than water with a pH of 7.0, so it helps counteract all those harmful acids your diet and
your system are constantly producing.5, 6
Just one serving of pHion Booster
will increase the alkalinity of your water to the ideal pH of 9.5,
so even if your diet’s not perfect, at least your water will be! But great water is not just about a healthy pH… great water has the following four key
1. It’s oxygenated
By nature, all water has oxygen in it. But because ionized, alkaline water has more hydroxide
ions than hydrogen ions, it’s higher in oxygen than water with a pH of 7.0 or below.7, 8 That’s
important, because we humans thrive on oxygen. This vital element is essential for converting
food into energy, which fuels all human activity. Oxygen is so important to your brain that for
every minute its supply is cut off (think stroke), you lose 1.9 million neurons and 14 billion
2. It’s high in electrically charged ionic minerals
High quality water also has a healthy dose of minerals. Minerals are essential for all sorts of
biological functions. The mineral magnesium, for example, participates in over 325 enzyme
reactions in the body.10 But the kind of minerals you want isionic minerals — in other words,
minerals that have an electrical charge. Why? Because your body is electric. Every nerve
Impulse that is passed from axon to dendrite, all the way down the length of a nerve, involves
electrical transmission.11 So in addition to upping your mineral intake, drinking water that is
ionized, or electrically charged, improves your cells’ ability to conduct electrochemical signals.12
Ionic minerals are also more bioavailable to your body13 . When you flood your body with
ionized, or electrically charged minerals, they can be readily absorbed through your permeable
3. It’s highly structured
At the molecular level, all water has the same basic structure: two atoms of hydrogen and one
atom of oxygen. However, water molecules can cluster together in different ways.15 And how
they cluster affects how hydrating the water is.
Most water groups together in clusters of ten or more molecules. However, when water is high
in ionic minerals, the clusters are smaller, characterized by just six molecules.16 Because ionized
water has a reduced cluster size, it can flow more easily in and out of cell membranes.17 This
type of highly structured water is actually more hydrating, because it can penetrate and saturate
the cells quicker.18, 19, 20 For the same reason, it is also better at nutrient absorption and
waste removal.21, 22, 23 In fact, highly structured water supports all biological processes.24
4. It’s pure
Truly great water is free of impurities. And unfortunately, the municipal water supply - and even
some bottled water - is full of impurities, such as heavy metals,25 arsenic,26 perchlorate
(a component of rocket fuel and fireworks),27 pesticides,28 radon,29chlorine,30 and even
pharmaceuticals (which people unthinkingly flush down the toilet).31 You want to drink water
that has not a trace of these toxins. Even some cheap Reverse Osmosis water filters can’t
remove many of these toxins.
Proper hydration is the most crucial factor in establishing and maintaining proper pH. Why?
#1: When your body is dehydrated, enzymes — catalysts for nearly all biological processes in
the body — lose their ability to function. And when enzymes slow down, the whole body slows
down, and acid products accumulate.32
#2: Intracellular fluids are responsible for transporting acid waste from the cell to the capillaries
and from the capillaries to an excretory organ. But if the body is dehydrated, these intracellular
fluids become thicker and don’t flow as well. (Think of a soup that has cooked down so much
it becomes sludge.) So instead of easily flowing out of the cell for disposal, the acid products
stagnate and acidify the tissues.33
#3: How does the body ultimately excrete acids? Through the urine and the sweat. What are
urine and sweat made of? Water. Urine is 95 percent water. Sweat is 99. So if the body is
dehydrated, it will hold onto as much water — and therefore acids — as it can by reducing
the amount of urine and sweat it excretes.34 You’ve probably heard that you need to drink
8 glasses of water, which is just shy of 2 liters, a day. Some “experts” are even saying you
don’t need that much. But based on Dr. Christopher Vasey’s experience with hundreds of
patients, many of whom are chronically dehydrated, he recommendsdrinking 2.5-3 liters of
water daily.35 Sound like a lot? Consider this: your body loses 2.5 liters of water every day
just throughnormal bodily functions!36 So you can see how important it is that you’re drinking
at least that much water a day.
Make that water alkaline, ionized, oxygenated, and pure, and you’ll be well on your way down
the road to better health.