How Ionizers work - The process and benefits of Ionization
•Water ionizers filter then run water over positive and negative electrodes in a process known as electrolysis.
•The electrodes ionize the water into negative ions and positive ions, creating acidic and alkaline water.
•Alkaline water is delivered through the flexi-hose of the ionizer or in an under sink installation through a tap. You can get acid or alkaline water based on the mode you select in the menu of the ionizer.
Before Ionization, water molecules typically cluster in groups of 11 to 16 molecules
Water ionizers break large water molecule clusters apart, creating smaller clusters of 5 to 6 molecules.
•Water molecules that are smaller clustered can enter body cells and tissues much easier and faster, by hydrating the body better and deeper. The water is more easily absorbed by our cells. This means not only improved hydration but also effective detoxification, as well as improved delivery of nutrients at a cellular level.
•Alkaline water is ideal for drinking and cooking. Its antioxidant properties promote health.
•Acidic water is a natural cleanser and excellent organic skin and hair toner.
•The astringent properties of acidic water in the 4.0 to 6.0 range are ideal for cleaning and toning the skin.
•Used as a rinse when washing your hair, acidic water helps the scalp, reduces tangles and gives hair a radiant shine. It also helps the hair and skin of pets.
•In higher concentrations, acidic water has strong disinfecting properties and can be used for cleaning dishcloths, washing vegetables and food, for cleaning toothbrushes, hands, and even as a mouth wash.
KYK Ionizer flow diagram
Extract from 'The Secret of Life-Giving Water' Chapter Two
By Dr Kim Young Kwi, Korea, founder of KYK
Once ordinary water is electrolyzed, alkaline water is formed on the side of the negatively charged electrode, whereas on the side of the positively charged electrode acidic water is formed. This process is referred to as electrolysis, or generating electrolyzed purified water. Through this process, ordinary water becomes infused with activated hydrogen and obtains the ability to deoxidize. In other words, ordinary water becomes beneficial healthy water, or "Natural Water made with Modern Science."
In France, Lourdes spring water has been called the miraculous healing water. The spring water from Lourdes is known to cure diseases not currently curable by the western medical science, such as cancer, diabetes, atopic dermatitis and many other chronic illnesses. Due to the countless numbers of cases of patients being cured of their otherwise incurable chronic illnesses, the Lourdes spring water is now world famous and renowned. On annual basis, over 6 million visitors visit Lourdes spring water site, even covered several times by KBS-TV's "Sang Ro Byung Sa's Secret." Many interested scientists and specialists analyzed the Lourdes spring water to see whether it contained any special minerals or any other substance, their conclusion had been that there was nothing special about the Lourdes spring water.
During the second series broadcast covering the Lourdes spring water on KBS-TV's "Sang Ro Byung Sa's Secret," it was disclosed that there was no scientific mechanism which explained the miraculous nature of the water. Doctor Sira Hata Nakasone from Japan, targeted his research and analysis of Lourdes spring water into finding elements or characteristics not present in ordinary water, and discovered that it contained unusually high amount of activated hydrogen. Activated hydrogen countered the ill effects of oxidative damages and stresses responsible for chronic illnesses, enabling living cells to recover their health and vitality.
The real secret behind the miraculous effects of the Lourdes spring water turned out to be activated hydrogen.
It was surprising to make this discovery, since electrolyzed water tends to contain more activated hydrogen than the Lourdes spring water. Even though electrolyzed water has been used to treat chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, atopic dermatitis and others, Doctor Sira Hata's inquiry did not turn up any explanation to the healing powers of electrolyzed water containing activated hydrogen.
Natural Restorative Power of Water
Even if other essential elements are lacking somehow, continued supply of good clean water will ensure that the body gets rid of waste materials and toxins accumulated within the body. Therefore the inner body environment will become clean and circulation of good clean water will keep the living cells within exposed to plenty of oxygen and nutrients.
Small Clustered Water
Until now we emphasized the difference between good and bad water by looking at the general make-up of water, however it is far more important to deeply inquire and put to strict scientific scrutiny what kind of molecular structure, what kind of energy, what kind of efficacy, and what kind of capability define good water.
In chemistry, a cluster is an array, unlike that of grapes, of bound atoms. In water, or H2O, a water cluster is not singular but is made of several molecules such as two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.
The size of the cluster determines the molecular size of a given substance; thus, a smaller cluster size results in smaller sized water molecules, and similarly, larger the size of the cluster, larger the size of water molecules. Large animals such as elephants or giraffes cannot move as fast or hope to match small and quick footed animals like hamsters or mice as they nimbly dart in and out of small spaces. Smaller clustered water means the smaller size of the molecules of water can nimbly move about in smaller spaces.
Therefore, smaller molecule water can be absorbed at a faster rate, and able to penetrate the walls of living cells with ease.
Conversely, when you drink larger clustered water, due to the slow rate of absorption, you will feel the water sloshing about in your belly, causing discomfort. There's an old saying, "Even if a drunk can't carry liquor down the block, he will gladly drink it first before walking a mile." Electrolyzed water can be viewed in a similar vein, even if you can not carry the container of water, you will have no problem drinking and absorbing it.
Ordinary water usually passes through the stomach before being absorbed by the small intestines, electrolyzed water does not slosh around inside and causes discomfort as it is absorbed directly thorough the stomach. There are only three things which are absorbed directly through the stomach: alcohol, sugar and electrolyzed water.
Aside from the problem of alcoholism, due to the fact that alcohol is absorbed directly through the stomach means one gets drunk faster, and as soon as one becomes sober or gets detoxified, more alcohol can be readily consumed without further problem. A diabetic patient collapsing from low blood sugar level can be readily revived with a piece of candy due to the fact that sugar is absorbed directly through the stomach. The smaller molecular nature of electrolyzed water lends itself to be fast absorbed through the stomach, therefore electrolyzed water is easy to consume and is easily discharged by the body without causing discomfort.
The cluster theory was put forward by a researcher from the consumer electronics giant Matsushita Corporation in December 1988, in a newspaper article in Asahi shimbun titled, "Microscopic Eye" describing the research of NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) which succeed in high resolution measuring of molecular formation of water.
Electrolyzed water is tastier and is absorbed into the body faster, therefore helps the body to efficiently discharge waste and free radicals caused by oxidation within the body.
Advantages of Smaller Cluster Water
I. Due to the smaller cluster size, it is absorbed into the body at a faster rate.
•Efficient and faster supply of needed nutrients and oxygen to living cells.
•Revives the vitality of living cells.
•Up to 6 to 8 liters (1.59 to 2.11gallons) of daily consumption possible (due to the larger cluster size, ordinary tap water can not be absorbed through intestines, and will cause diarrhoea).
•2 to 3 cups will result in urination in about 20 minutes.
•Drinking 2 to 3 cups will not cause it to slosh around inside.
II. Superior Solvency
•Superior solvency works to dissolve both nutrients needed to keep the body healthy as well as waste and toxic materials, for supplying the nutrients and discharging the body of waste products more efficiently.
(Example) Even in cold water, green tea will have no problem bursting with full flavour.
The smaller molecule of electrolyzed alkaline electrolyzed water has about 1.8 times the solvency power of ordinary tap water.
III. Due to the smaller cluster size, the molecules of electrolyzed alkaline water is much more active and is fast absorbed through the walls of living cells, thereby revitalizing the living cells. The energy state of water, or ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential), is therefore the inverse of the size of the cluster of water.
IV. Smaller cluster water has superior power to penetrate between proteins, and perform cohesive functions.
•Protects the integrity of living cells by assisting the cellular framework.
(Example) If you boil soybeans in small cluster water, soy beans would not crumble and remain whole.
Bread baked with small cluster water retains higher moisture content.
V. Smaller cluster water's active molecules assist enzymatic breakdown and micro organisms inhabiting human gastrointestinal tracts.
•Reduces abnormal gastrointestinal breakdowns to produce less foul smelling stool, and reduces amino acids and organic acids present in urine.
•Produces clear watery urine.
VI. Smaller cluster water's electrolytes (metal ions) easily penetrate and increase electrical and thermal conductivity inside the living body.
•Helps and acts as catalysts for internal chemical reactions and processes.
(Example) Electrolyzed alkaline water boils in less time than ordinary tap water due to higher thermal conductivity.
VII. Smaller cluster water tastes better because it can easily penetrate taste buds containing the taste receptor cells. (Presently, Japan's Kyo Wa Hospital prescribes the smaller cluster water to treat diabetics and atopic dermatitis sufferers. The public is encouraged to use it at home as non-toxic, non-polluted, sports, and health promoting drink.
•Increased mineral content in alkaline water
Just as one must build with strong steel and concrete to ensure the building will be longstanding, human bodies require sufficient supply of minerals to fortify and maintain the inner health. Cellular walls usually have somewhere between 0.3 to 1.3 nm (nano meter) porous openings to allow passage of water which measures about 0.3 nm, however vitamin C or beta carotene are 10 to 30 times the size and can not easily pass through cellular walls.
Minerals dissolved completely in water can be more easily absorbed, and electrolyzed minerals are even more efficiently absorbed by the cells.
Electrolyzed water contains about 30% more dissolved minerals than ordinary tap water. When weak electrolysis is applied to ordinary tap water, acidic and alkaline water are separated, during the process minerals which are normally associated with acidic water accumulates within alkaline water, and results in 30% increase of mineral contents.
Electrolyzed water is therefore natural water made through science.
Needless to say, it would be cost prohibitive to import Lourdes spring water from France, to benefit from its activated hydrogen; it would be much more cost effective to install an electrolytic water treatment unit at home to generate clean and better water for drinking, cooking and washing purposes.
This would be the surest and cheapest way to ensure continued supply of better water.
The problem comes down to choosing the right electrolytic water treatment unit as it holds the key to restoring and revitalizing your health. There are many products existing in the market, loudly proclaiming their superiority over each other, however you are advised to carefully consider quality, unit capability, and functionality before making the selection. [end of extract]