How Water Ionizers Work
Updated: Jan 16, 2019
Water. It’s all around us. It’s in the food we eat. We bathe in it, swim in it, and use it for daily activities.
Water is an essential part of our everyday lives because our bodies are primarily comprised of water.
We need to be very careful about the type of water that we put into our bodies.
Take everything you thought you knew about healthy water and throw it out the window.
Now, go and replace it with alkaline water to see what all the buzz is about. (Sea what I did there!?)
The benefits of alkaline water have scientifically been proven as the best way to consume water.
The health benefits and perks associated with drinking alkaline water includes rejuvenating the skin, reducing body fat and fatigue, and more.
Renowned physician and author Dr. Susan Lark, MD advocates for the use of alkaline water, and states, “If you are overly acidic, an alkaline water device can provide a safe, gentle and effective way of restoring the pH balance of all the cells in your body….”
Due to the amazing results that can come from drinking alkaline water, its popularity has grown significantly over the years and will continue to grow, according to Google Trends.
More and more people are finding out what alkaline water is all about.
You can find out for yourself by using a water ionizer machine to make healthy, natural alkaline water.
So, How Do Water Ionizers Work?
Here, we explain the process and break it down into three main topics:
• The main components of a water ionizer
• How a water ionizer machine works
• The chemistry behind water ionizers
What Are the Main Components of a Water Ionizer?
On the outside looking in, using a water ionizer appears to be more complicated than it really is.
Once you open the water ionizer, you’ll realize that it’s rather quite simple to use them because water ionizers contain 3 parts:
• Filtration system
• Series of plates
• Electrical components
The filtration system inside of a water ionizer machine can either be single or dual. While single filtration units are still produced, dual filtration units are the best choice. With dual filtration, your water is filtered more efficiently, providing the opportunity for maximum nutrient benefits.
The plates in a water ionizer are arguably the most important component. Water ionizer plates work as the operating force behind the alkaline conversion process. The type of plates that can be found in a water ionizer range from solid, mesh, and solid/mesh hybrid.
Solid/mesh hybrid plates are the best plates to use in a water ionizer because solid/mesh hybrid plates are designed to combine the durability of the solid plates with the larger amounts of surface area, efficiency, and benefits of the mesh plates.
The mesh attributes of the solid-mesh hybrid plates enable these plates to have a better electrolysis effect, which creates water with more molecular hydrogen, better pH levels, and maximum health benefits.
The different types of electrical components that can be found in water ionizers are a transformer, SMPS or SMPS Plus power sources. SMPS Plus power sources are the best to use because they are reliable, and they don’t overheat. You can find SMPS Plus power sources in Hydrent water ionizers, Tyent water ionizers and in Evontis machines.
The filtration system, plates, and electrical components used in a water ionizer are crucial in differentiating between high quality and lower quality water ionizers.
It’s important to do your research and learn about each of these three components when deciding which water ionizer is the best for you.
How Does a Water Ionizer Machine Work?
The goal of using a water ionizer is to change the properties of regular tap water into a more nutrient-enriched water source.
To achieve this, quality water ionizers will produce molecular hydrogen.
Molecular hydrogen is the most powerful antioxidant in the world because it enriches and penetrates the cells that are in our body.
Some of the health benefits that you can enjoy from molecular hydrogen are increased weight loss, anti-aging properties, and increased energy.
What is the Chemistry Behind Water Ionizers?
You don’t have to be an accomplished scientist like Bill Nye or Neil Degrasse Tyson to understand the chemistry behind water ionization.
The science behind water ionization is rather simple. Let me explain below.
Regular tap water and bottled water can be very acidic in nature. The acidity of most water sources is not ideal for consumption.
Maybe you learned about the importance of the pH scale from owning a pool or a fish tank.
The pH scale ranges from 0 (acidic) to 14 (basic/alkaline). A neutral pH rest comfortably at 7. As living beings, we are very sensitive to acidity.
According to Dr. Gary Tunsky’s excerpt from his article, What in the Cell is Going On – The Battle Over pH, “The pH of your blood, tissues and bodily fluids affects the state of your cellular health and inner cleanliness or filth.
When your pH levels are in proper balance, you will experience a high level of health and well-being. You will be able to resist states of "dis-ease" and the onset of chronic symptomatologies.”
An alkaline water machine works to restore our bodies towards a more balanced pH level between 7.35 – 7.45.
By producing alkaline water on the 9-10 range of the pH scale, we can counteract the acidity that can be found in our regular drinking water.
Understanding how water ionizers work will help you make a more well-informed purchasing decision.
Now that you’re armed with a little more knowledge, why not see it for yourself?
If you’re feeling like a water ionizer may be for you, and you don’t know where to begin, then you may want to check out Tyent’s FREE Water Ionizer Cheat Sheet.
It’s a quick reference guide, but it covers everything that you need to know without being overwhelming!