Alkaline Water…Here’s the PROOF!
If you’ve been a long-time visitor to my site you will know that I am super keen on finding scientific proof that backs up health, nutrition or lifestyle claims and suggestions.
I have already made headway with this for the alkaline diet in general, and recently loved reading this study from the British Medical Journal stating that the consumption of green leafy vegetables, yes those alkaline foods, can really help prevent type II diabetes.
Scientific Research into Ionized Water Benefits
Benefits of Ionized, Alkaline Water
Before I launch into all of the research I have found I need to make it clear that I am not promising any of the below findings can be replicated in your life simply by drinking ionized water. All healthy lifestyle shifts are the result of healthy eating, drinking, exercising and thinking. Yes your emotions do play a role.
My position on alkaline water and the alkaline water ionizer is based upon this central belief:
The biggest contributors to sickness, disease and obesity are:
- Oxidation of cells/ free radical damage
Now, I could write similarly lengthy blog posts about the research into each of those areas, and I will at some point, but the main point I am making here is that drinking high pH, antioxidant-rich, microclustered ionized water addresses each of these points very effectively.
Research into Alkaline Water Benefits
Important: I have been extremely picky with the articles that I publish. A lot of water ionizer sites will publish research as fact, when in reality no research has been conducted and the facts you are reading are merely the opinion of a Doctor. These opinions could be absolutely true, but I am only going to report on theories that have been proven through scientific, controlled experiments.
Ionized water prevents the breakdown of DNA from oxidative stress and fights free-radicals:
Electrolyzed–Reduced Water Scavenges Active Oxygen Species and Protects DNA from Oxidative Damage
Shirahataa, Kabayamaa, Nakanoa, et al – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (1997)
Ionized, alkaline water has anti-diabetic effects:
Anti-diabetic effects of electrolyzed reduced water in streptozotocin-induced and genetic diabetic mice
Kim, Kim – Life Sciences (2006)
Ionized water helps prevent oxidation in the body and damage to DNA:
Electrolyzed-reduced water protects against oxidative damage to DNA, RNA, and protein
Mi Young Lee, Yoon Kyoung Kim, Kun Kul Ryoo, Yoon Bae Lee and Eun Ju Park – Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2010)
Alkaline, ionized water protects against pancreatic cell damage:
Protective mechanism of reduced water against alloxan-induced pancreatic ?-cell damage: Scavenging effect against reactive oxygen species
Yuping Li, Tomohiro Nishimura, et al – Journal of Cytotechnology (2006)
Anti-diabetic effect of alkaline, ionized water:
Anti-Diabetic Effect of Alkaline, Reduced Water on OLETF Rats
D Jin, SH Ryu, HW Kim, EJ Yang, SJ Lim, YS – Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry (2006)
Alkaline, Ionized water is effective in treating digestive complaints:
Clinical Evaluation of alkaline-ionized water for chronic diarrhea. Placebo-controlled double-blind study.
Hirokazu – Digestion & Absorption (2000)
High alkaline, ionized water is effective at cleaning pesticides etc. from fruit & vegetables:
Combined Effects of Alkaline Electrolyzed Water and Citric Acid with Mild Heat to Control Microorganisms on Cabbage
# Rahman, Yong-Guo Jin, Deog-Hwan Oh – Journal of Food Science (2010)
The Scientifically Proven Benefits of ACID WATER from Your Ionizer:
Acidic, ionized water is an effective sanitizer for kitchens and bathrooms:
Disinfection effects of electrolyzed oxidizing water on suppressing fruit rot of pear caused by Botryosphaeria berengeriana
Muhammad Imran Al-Haq et al – Food Research International (2002)
More research showing the sterilizing effects of acidic, ionized water:
Application of electrolyzed oxidizing water on the reduction of bacterial contamination for seafood
Huang et al – Food Control (2006)
Electrolyzed acidic water (EO water) shows promise as an environmentally friendly broad spectrum microbial decontamination agent:
Reduction of bacteria on spinach, lettuce, and surfaces in food service areas using neutral electrolyzed oxidizing water
Guentzela et al – Food Microbiology (2008)
Acidic, electrolyzed water kills salmonella and ecoli:
Effectiveness of Electrolyzed Acidic Water in Killing Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Enteritidis, and Listeria monocytogenes on the Surfaces of Tomatoes
Bari M.L.; Sabina Y.; Isobe S.; Uemura T.; Isshiki K – Journal of Food Protection (2003)
Acid, ionized water can be used to destroy penicillin:
Activity of Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water Against Penicilium expansum in Suspension and on Wounded Apples
D. O. OKULL, L. F. LABORDE – Journal of Food Science (2008)
Acid water used to kill e-coli:
Roles of Oxidation–Reduction Potential in Electrolyzed Oxidizing and Chemically Modified Water for the Inactivation of Food-Related Pathogens
Kim, Hung, Brackett – Journal of Food Protection (2000)
Killing e-coli on cutting boards using acid, ionized water:
Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes on Plastic Kitchen Cutting Boards by Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water
Venkitanarayanan et al – Journal of Food Protection (1999)
Electrolyzed, Acidic Water Speeds Wound Healing::
Effect of Electrolyzed Water on Wound Healing
Yahagi et al– Artificial Organs (2000)
Acid, ionized water is effective for treating burn wounds and preventing infection:
Effectiveness of Electrolyzed Oxidized Water Irrigation in a Burn-Wound Infection Model
Nakae et al– Journal of Trauma (2000)
More proof that acid, ionized water is effective on treating burns
Effect of electrolyzed oxidizing water and hydrocolloid occlusive dressings on excised burn-wounds in rats.
Xin H, Zheng YJ, Hajime N, Han ZG. – Chinese Journal of Traumatology (2003)
If you agree or disagree, let me know below!