Alkaline ionized water or Vitalizer Plus
A comparison between alkaline ionized water and water produced in the Vitalizer Plus
Electromagnetic fields create a unique phase of matter in some liquids known as a liquid crystal. The liquid crystalline phase of water, sometimes referred to as hexagonal water, exhibits many of the qualities of a solid crystal. It can amplify and transfer signals and other information — this is its function within biological organisms. A number of health benefits are emerging for those who consume this type of water and it would appear that the liquid crystalline phase of water supports superior hydration, enhanced nutrient absorption, more effective detoxification, increased metabolic efficiency, and improved cellular communication. Because these benefits are desirable, many researchers have attempted to devise methods to generate and to stabilize liquid crystalline water for consumption. Both ionizers and the Vitalizer Plus produce hexagonal water. However, there are some very basic differences in the methods of production and in the quality of the resulting water.
Electric vs. magnetic fields
Ionized water is made as water is subjected to strong electric fields. The Vitalizer Plus creates a vortex and spins water within a magnetic field. Both methods bring structure to water. However, the strong electric forces used during ionization are destructive to water’s natural electromagnetic field. The water is shattered and the liquid crystalline state can only be maintained as long as electric current passes through the water. When the water leaves the electric field, it begins to lose its structure immediately. In contrast, the circulation of water within a magnetic field closely approximates the way nature brings structure to water. As water moves, it naturally spins within the gentle magnetic field of the Earth. This establishes a cooperative relationship between water molecules. When one molecule moves, they all move together — like a school of fish. Water produced in the Vitalizer Plus has a living quality that is not present in ionized water.
Ionization splits the water molecule into its ions (H+ and OH—). Two streams of water are generated. Positively—charged ions (H+) are attracted to negatively—charged mineral ions (phosphorous, chlorine, sulfur, iodine etc.). This is the acidic stream of water that is typically discarded. Negatively—charged water ions (OH—) are attracted to positively—charged mineral ions (calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc.) This is the alkaline water that is recommended for consumption. Because of the strong electric forces used during ionization, minerals bound to hydroxide ions are not available for use in the body. Most of them end up as arterial plaque or as deposits in joints and other tissues. In contrast, the Vitalizer Plus releases minerals from a small mineral basket in the center of the pitcher. These minerals are just enough to support the structure of the water and to enhance the water’s ability to conduct energetic information. They are especially important if the original water is distilled or produced by reverse osmosis. Minerals in vitalized water are not electrostatically bound to hydroxide ions. They are ionized during the spinning of the water and are free to participate in cellular functions.
Most ionizers can be adjusted to produce alkaline water with a pH anywhere from 8 to 10 or higher. If the source water is low in minerals, higher pH values cannot be produced without the addition of minerals. (Some companies sell mineral powders or solutions that can be added to the original water.) Most proponents of ionized water suggest drinking water with a pH between 8.5 and 9.5 in an effort to neutralize excess acidic wastes in the body. This is a highly controversial and contestable issue. There appears to be no science to support the claim that drinking alkaline water actually neutralizes acidic wastes. By contrast, the minerals released from the mineral basket in the Vitalizer Plus typically raise the pH to just above neutral (this depends on the pH of the original water). The Vitalizer Plus is not intended as an alkalizer. The minerals are intended to balance the water —; especially if the water has been processes by reverse osmosis or distillation. An average of 8 ppm (parts per million) from the mineral basket are released during a 9—minute vitalizer cycle.
Alkaline ionized water has a strong electrical potential typically measured as ORP (oxidation—;reduction potential). When a solution has a negative ORP it has an abundance of electrons. A positive ORP indicates that a solutions is lacking in free electrons. Electrons are reductants — the opposite of oxidants. They can neutralize free radicals. Ionization can push the ORP value of water down to between —;100 and —;850 mV depending on the original water and depending on the capacity of the ionizer. This gives alkaline ionized water a tremendous electron potential and a tremendous potential to neutralize free radicals. It is one reason people who drink alkaline ionized water experience relief from many symptoms. Vitalized water is electron—;rich too (as is most structured water) but not nearly to the extent that alkaline ionized water is. Vitalized water can have an ORP anywhere between —;100 and +100 mV depending on the original water. According to the principles of Biological Terrain Analysis developed by Louis Claude Vincent in France in the 1940s, an overabundance of reductants (in this case, electrons) is equally as harmful as an overabundance of oxidants. Professor Vincent determined that near neutral ORP values were more balancing for the internal fluids of the human body than either highly positive (electron poor) or highly negative (electron rich) ORP values. According to professor Vincent, these values applied to water as well as to internal fluids.
Most ionizers are plumbed into the water line. Typically they sit on a countertop and provide alkaline water on demand. Prior to the ionization process, water passes through a filter to remove contaminants. Each brand of ionizer has its own type of filter. Most use some sort of carbon filtration designed to remove chlorine and other standard contaminants. The Vitalizer Plus is not a water filter. It is not plumbed to the water line. The Vitalizer Plus uses the water of your choice — distilled, reverse osmosis, spring water, filtered, or bottled water. It is not intended to be used with tap water.
By MJ Pangman