Are There Really Any Differences Between Types of Water?

The majority of people don’t pay attention to the quality of their water, because for them it’s ‘just’ water. But there are in fact significant differences between types of water, which is why those in the know avoid certain waters and prefer to drink others.

These differences can be measured using the following criteria:
1. The pH value of water - whether it’s alkaline, neutral or acidic
2. The proportion of antioxidants
3. The size of the molecules
4. The structure of the molecules
5. The additives
6. The information content
7. The taste

Here’s a more detailed look:

Differences in pH Level
A pH value indicates whether water is alkaline, neutral or acidic. Since most people are over-acidified, alkaline water is more beneficial for our health. Tap water is generally neutral, as it would otherwise corrode metal pipes. Many brands of bottled water may taste sour as they have very low pH values. You can measure the pH value of any bottled drink by dropping a pH test liquid into it, then comparing the discolouration with the table which comes with the kit. In most cases, you will be surprised at how acidic your preferred water is. It is guaranteed that sodas are acidic, especially cola which has a pH value of around 2.5! This is why it’s important to choose what you drink carefully.

Illustration of ph scale. Numbers from 0-14. Fruits like tomato or banana in circles. Vegetables like brocoli has the ph value 10. Scale turns red when acidic, and blue when alkaline

2. The difference in the proportion of antioxidants
An antioxidant is a molecule which neutralizes a free radical, which is a positively charged particle. Free radicals negatively affect the body because they rob electrons from healthy compounds. However, antioxidants can give the free radical an electron which acts to neutralize it. Therefore, antioxidants are highly beneficial for your body and they can be found in alkaline ionized water, which has an excess of electrons. This electron surplus can be measured in ORP or Oxidation-Reduction Potential value, which is counted in millivolts (mV). Alkaline ionized water has a high negative ORP value - as low as -700 mV, while some mineral waters from the supermarket have a positive ORP value. This is not at all helpful for your body, since a positive ORP value means these liquids have an electron deficiency and add free radicals to your body’s chemistry, instead of neutralizing them. So not all waters have the same impact on your body, and they should not be considered entirely homogenous.

3. The difference in the size of clusters
Water forms clusters, which are molecular groups. A water molecule usually occurs in combination with other molecules. Water with very large molecules cannot be absorbed by the cells as easily as that with small molecules, once again illustrating how all waters are not the same. This is why many people are choosing to use an ionizer which produces alkaline water with small molecular groups.

4. The Difference in structure
Water molecule groups have different structures, just as snowflakes do. Did you know that snowflakes have a hexagonal shape under the microscope? Water does not always take on this structure, but hexagonal clusters are particularly good for our health, as they can be easily absorbed by human cells. Our ionizers restructure water so it returns to its hexagonal structure, and provides the maximum benefit to health.

5. The difference in the additives
We know that decaying pipes won’t pump pure and clean water, but it’s also true that many plastic bottles can leak chemicals into their content. Of particular concern is the plasticizer in PET bottles, known as bisphenol A. This is why it’s sensible to avoid plastic bottled water or only drink it from hard plastic bottles and glass bottles. Unfortunately, water is not always pure, since toxins can become dissolved in it.

6. The difference in information content
Water can store information. For example, if you speak kindly to a tiny drop, then freeze the drop on a glass surface, it will form a beautiful crystal. When you are unkind it will form an ugly spot. There is a book explaining this phenomenon by Masaru Emoto, which comes highly recommended, it is titled: The Message of Water. So water differs in what information it has recorded on its journey around and through the world.

7. Difference in taste
If you drink some acidic and then some alkaline ionized water with a pH of 9.5, you will notice that the alkaline version tastes much softer, and goes down smoother. This is because waters can differ in many ways, so take a closer look at the quality of the water you are drinking as soon as possible!

Why is it ideal to just drink alkaline ionized water? We can summarize the main reasons as:

1. It is effective against over-acidification since most people (other than children) are over-acidified by their diet.
2. It has smaller molecules, so nutrients are get transported into cells easier and toxins or waste products will get washed away more efficiently.
3. It has a higher negative ORP value. This means it has an electron excess and provides the body with electrons, ensuring free radicals are neutralised.
4. It is often made up of hexagonal molecules, which means it will dissolve and transport substances better.
5. Water from an ionizer has not been stored in plastic bottles, so it does not contain plasticizers. The environment also benefits when less plastic bottle waste is created.
6. It supplies the body with important minerals, the concentration of which is higher than in tap water.
7. It tastes soft, is pleasant to drink, and encourages you to drink more – which is always a good thing!

Illustration of an Atom which is made up of three particles: electrons, protons + neutrons

You can produce alkaline ionized water by running your tap water through an ionizer, where electrolysis takes place. This will split the liquid into alkaline and acidic waters. The acidic product runs into the drain, while the alkaline product can be consumed. If you run the water through a pre-filter before it reaches the ionizer, toxins such as chlorine or fluoride can also be removed.

Do you have any questions about ionizers? Would you like a personal consultation? You can get in touch with us now at filkaline(at)

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