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What is ORP?

What is ORP?

The second change that takes place in water during ionization is in the oxidation/reduction potential (ORP). ORP is a measurement of the strength of the oxidizing or reducing power of a solution. Oxidation and reduction reactions involve an exchange of electrons. A negative ORP measurement indicates a surplus of electrons the more negative the number is, the greater the number of surplus electrons. A positive ORP measurement indicates instability. A solution with a positive ORP is hungry for electrons. We see examples of oxidation and reduction all the time. Oxidation is responsible for the breakdown of a substance. Rusting iron and a slice of apple turning brown are both examples of slow oxidation reactions. Fire is an example of rapid oxidation. Oxidation occurs when unstable molecules that are lacking electrons “strip” electrons from other molecules. This begins a chain reaction (one molecule stripping an electron from another molecule which then takes one from another and another) until the substance rusts, turns brown, burns up, or is completely broken down. Oxidation reactions also take place inside your body. They are a necessary function of the immune system which uses the oxidation reaction to strip electrons from bacteria and other invaders in order to halt the growth of infection inside your body. The opposite reaction, (reduction) occurs when the bacteria have been destroyed. Antioxidants are sent in to donate electrons and stop the destructive chain reaction. But if you have insufficient antioxidants in the form of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, oxidation continues, destroying good tissue. The destruction of good tissue is known free radical damage. Most people know that antioxidants stop free radical damage. The essential function of an antioxidant is to supply electrons to electron-deficient free radicals so they no longer strip electrons from vital cells. The best antioxidants are the ones that are the most bio-available and the ones with the greatest electron donating capacity. Thousands of dollars are spent each year to purchase antioxidants for the purpose of stopping free radical damage because free radical damage is linked with inflammation, disease, pain, and aging. In fact, one well-known theory postulates that free radicals are the cause of aging. Having an ample supply of antioxidants is crucial for optimal health and graceful aging. Besides being a measure of electron activity, ORP is a measure of the antioxidant capacity of a solution. Since negative ORP values indicate an abundance of available electrons, any solution with a negative ORP is an antioxidant. A solution with a very negative ORP is an excellent antioxidant. To put...

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WHAT IS IONIZED WATER?

WHAT IS IONIZED WATER?

In 1994 I went to Japan with a group of doctors to study acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. During the course of our study, we spent time in several hospitals. That s where I received my introduction to ionized water. I witnessed a man being treated for gangrene. The majority of his treatment was soaking his feet and lower legs for 30 minutes, three times a day in ionized water. He was also drinking about six quarts of alkaline, ionized water. In just three days, I watched what I considered to be a near miracle. His wounds went from foul-smelling, gangrenous sores to pink tissues that were well on their way to being healed. Japanese doctors in the hospitals we visited were also routinely using ionized water to heal diabetic ulcers, bed sores, psoriasis, and eczema. Not only were patients applying the water externally, they were drinking it for these and other conditions: arthritis, diabetes, gastritis, and blood disorders. The oriental community is well aware of these kinds of benefits which have been highlighted in several public media video documentaries now available on the internet. Ionized water (also referred to as electrolyzed water) is water that has been exposed to an electric current which separates the charged particles. During ionization, positively-charged ions are drawn to the negative electrode. Negatively-charged ions are drawn to the positive electrode. Ions with a positive charge like calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium raise the pH and produce alkaline water. Negative ions including phosphorous, chlorine, and sulfur lower the pH and produce acidic water. As I learned in Japan, both types of water are beneficial when used in specific ways. But ionization transforms the resulting water in ways that go beyond the separation of ions. There are three main changes that occur to water during the ionization process. These changes can be responsible for many health benefits when you use the water. Three main changes to ionized water 1. pH 2. Oxidation/reduction potential (ORP) 3. Molecular structure Dr. Dave Carpenter, N.D., C. Ac.,...

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What Are Antioxidants and Free Radicals?

What Are Antioxidants and Free Radicals?

Antioxidants are dietary substances including some nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamins C and E and selenium, that can prevent damage to your body cells or repair damage that has been done. Antioxidants work by significantly slowing or preventing the oxidative — or damage from oxygen — process caused by substances called free radicals that can lead to cell dysfunction and the onset of problems like heart disease and diabetes. Antioxidants may also improve immune function and perhaps lower your risk for infection and cancer. In your body, the antioxidant process is similar to stopping an apple from browning. Once you cut an apple, it begins to brown, but if you dip it in orange juice, which contains vitamin C, it stays white. The process of oxidation in the human body damages cell membranes and other structures including cellular proteins, lipids and DNA. When oxygen is metabolized, it creates ‘free radicals’ which steal electrons from other molecules, causing damage. The body can cope with some free radicals and needs them to function effectively. However, an overload of free radicals has been linked to certain diseases, including heart disease, liver disease and some cancers. Oxidation can be accelerated by stress, cigarette smoking, alcohol, sunlight, pollution and other factors, including the foods you eat and the air you breathe. Antioxidants are found in certain foods that neutralize free radicals. These include the nutrient antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, and the minerals copper, zinc and selenium. (And, Kangen Water™!) Alkaline water acts an antioxidant, scavenging for and neutralizing free radicals. Because alkaline water has the ability to give up electrons, it can effectively neutralize and block free radical damage to the body. Ionized Alkaline Water seeks out free radicals and converts them into oxygen, which your body can use for energy production and tissue oxygenation. Other dietary food compounds, such as the phytochemicals in plants and chemicals from animal products, are believed to have greater antioxidant effects than either vitamins or minerals. These are called the non-nutrient antioxidants and include phytochemicals, such as lycopenes in tomatoes, and anthocyanins found in cranberries. The Effect of Free Radicals Some of the degenerative conditions caused by free radicals include: · Deterioration of the eye lens, which contributes to blindness. · Inflammation of the joints (arthritis). · Damage to nerve cells in the brain, which contributes to conditions such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease. ·...

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Benefit of Alkaline Water – Kangen Water

Benefit of Alkaline Water – Kangen Water

See on Scoop.it – KANGEN WATER Excerpts from Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi Dr. Hayashi is a Heart Specialist and Director of Tokyo Water Institute Some Of The Healing Benefits Of Drinking Ionized Alkaline .. Oxygen Rich Water Jan 3, 2013 · Oxygen Rich Water … See on...

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Oxygen Rich Water

Oxygen Rich Water

Enagic water contains more oxygen than regular tap water. This added Oxygen varies according to the pH selected and is present in the form of alkaline hydroxide ions (OH). The body makes use of the oxygen bound in the hydroxide compound when the aspirated oxygen (O2) runs low in the blood stream. This benefit will be most apparent during exercise and physical labor. It has been written that Ionized Water “may also lower blood pressure and help the heart work less hard.” Quoted from Reverse Aging, Sang Whang. Dr. Arthur Guyton in the Textbook of Medical Physiology stated: “The first step in maintaining health is to alkalize the body. The cells of a healthy body are alkaline while the cells of a diseased body are acidic. Since our bodies do not manufacture alkalinity, we must supply the alkalinity from an outside source to keep us from being acidic and dying.” Oxygen is key to cellular health. We must keep the oxygen levels around our cells and in the blood at good levels. Acidic fluids cannot hold dissolve oxygen very well. We need alkaline fluids in our bodies to hold the oxygen. Technically speaking, the H+ atoms in an acid combine with the oxygen to form H20 (water). So the oxygen tends to neutralize the acid (uses up the H+ found in acid) but it also uses up the oxygen so that it is not available for cellular metabolism. However, alkaline fluids can hold dissolved oxygen, which is why the blood has to be slightly alkaline to carry oxygen to our cells. “Disease can not survive in an alkaline fluid. Oxygen rich alkaline body fluids are more capable of killing viruses.” There is a constant interplay of the pH of the fluids inside the cell and the fluids outside the cell. Normally, the pH of a cell is 6.5 or higher and the sugar glucose is broken down into nucleotides, which are the basic building blocs of DNA (the basic blue print of the body). If, on the other hand, the fluids inside a cell become too acidic (pH of 6.0 rather than the normal 6.5) the sugar glucose molecule breaks in half forming two lactic acid molecules which make the inside of the cell even more acidic. {1} “This is probably the main reason why acidosis results in degenerative diseases, and why raising the body’s fluid pH can result...

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