How do Ionizers work?
A Water Ionizer performs two major functions: filtering and ionizing. These two major functions produce a laundry list of health benefits, but it’s useful to understand how they are achieved. This is also where a machine’s individual hardware and manufacturing quality really shine, considering that the process of Ionization is fairly similar throughout most machines. Assessing your local water quality is an important step in determining which type of filter(s) your Ionizer should come equipped with; and there is no excuse not to call about a free water quality report.
Let’s start with filtering, although fairly straightforward to explain – the actual process of filtering can be quite complicated. It’s a known fact that our home faucets produce water with plenty of harmful metals and waste, and no filter exists that can eliminate all impurities, this is why finding out what particular filter works best for your area is important. Most quality filters will eliminate things like bacteria, lead, viruses, pollens, pesticides, and more, while maintain the soluble minerals found in the water, which are beneficial to your health. They typically use activated charcoal, although other types of filters are available – some better quality than others. After the filtering process you are left with clean, mineral rich water ready to be ionized.
Firstly in the ionizing process, your mineralized water will enter an ionization chamber. Depending on the level of alkaline or acidic water you have chosen, a specific electric current will flow through the water. This current causes the minerals to be split and attached to negative or positive electrodes depending on the conductivity and valiancy of each mineral. This technique of “splitting” the water leaves all of the beneficial minerals in the alkaline water we drink, and disposes of the other minerals through the acidic water we use for cleansing and disinfecting. Microclustering also occurs during this phase, this is when the actual structure of the water molecule is changed, from H20 to OH-. This change effects how the molecules mass together, so that instead of clustering in larger groups of 12, they gather in smaller groups of 5 or 6. This means better tissue permeation, as well as providing major antioxidant properties.