Healthy Water ... It's Everywhere

Healthy water is readily available.

It may even be running out of your kitchen tap, depending on what measures you've taken to filter or otherwise treat it.

Lots of tap water is not so healthy. It probably has chlorine -added to control bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Companies in Japan and Korea have been successful in marketing ionized water - or at least claims are made that ionization causes water to become superior for our consumption.

You might remember the process of electrolysis from your high school chemistry class.

If I remember right, direct current is passed from one electrode to another while both electrodes are immersed in water in a glass jar. The connections to a battery or transformer were made above the water line with connectors positioned on top of a cap.

I don't remember how well the process was explained by the instructor or the text book, but I remember that one metallic element such as aluminum was transferred from one electrode to the other.

Ions may well have been discussed, but I'm sure I retained just enough of the explanation to pass the test.

One small detail which may not have been emphasized is that pure water will not actually conduct electricity.

So, the water has to have some mineral content.

I certainly do not remember that piece of information from high school chemistry - which I took more than 50 years ago.

But a little research on the web allowed me to find a very interesting website which is loaded with great information - some of it is pretty technical for those of us who did not major in chemistry as college undergrads.

The URL is www.chem1.com/. Right now it's not a link, so you'll have to copy and paste or type it in to go to the site.

The guy is a chemist, and makes some solid points. Not that everything he says on the site is gospel.

The bottom line is that any of us can get excited about ionized water - AKA healthy water.

If we choose to, we can join any one of a number of multi-level marketing companies to sell units for ionizing water.

Or we can just buy a unit and try it out.

It is a little pricey, though.

The cheapest one I've found so far is around $1800 - and they go all the way up to almost $6,000.

When I first looked at some of the sites promoting ionized water I thought I might have to junk my distiller.

But since it's still working well and the water tastes great, I'll continue using it and drinking the water.

Chem1.com demonstrates that pure water can't be ionized. For the ionizers to work, they have to add salt, or some other mineral.

So it may all be a money-producing scam.

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