Why Water Ionizers vs Bottled Alkaline Water?
Is the bottled alkaline water you get in stores the same thing as the ionized alkaline water that water ionizers make? No. There is a difference, and it makes a big difference for your health! The ionized alkaline water made by a water ionizer is rich in antioxidant hydroxyl ions, those ions are responsible for many of ionized alkaline water’s amazing health-restorative qualities, such as:
- Promote healthy probiotics in the gut
- Reduce brain damaging oxidation
- Counteract harmful free radicals
- Boost antioxidant levels in the liver
How come bottled alkaline water doesn’t have antioxidant potential? Because the hydroxyl ion that gives ionized alkaline water its antioxidant potential doesn’t keep if you try to bottle it. That antioxidant potential begins to drop about 24 hours after the water is ionized. To get the maximum healthy benefits of ionized alkaline water, you need to drink it fresh from the machine.
Toxins lurking in bottled alkaline water
The fact that bottled alkaline water lacks antioxidant potential is far from its only problem. Bottled alkaline water can easily turn toxic! Unless it’s bottled in a BPA free bottle, bottled alkaline water can contain BPA, a potent hormone disruptor. Even if it is in a BPA free bottle, bottled alkaline water may also contain antimony, a toxic heavy metal and known carcinogen. Alkaline water literally pulls antimony out of the plastic resin that the bottle is made from. It is far more conducive to antimony than regular water, and that increases the chances that bottled alkaline water can turn toxic. Worse yet, heat increases the chances that alkaline water will pull toxic compounds out of plastic, so if that bottled water sat in a hot truck on the way to the store, it is highly likely to contain BPA and antimony. In fact, pregnant women and children should never drink bottled water that’s been left in a hot car.
Water ionizers vs bottled alkaline water: Cost
Bottled alkaline water is expensive. In fact, you can finance a water ionizer, and your payment would be less than you’d pay for a month’s supply of bottled alkaline water! Once you’ve paid your machine off, you then get antioxidant ionized alkaline water for pennies per gallon. Plus, when you own a water ionizer machine, you have an endless supply of ionized alkaline water, no more running out, no more expensive bottled water delivery. Put the right water ionizer machine in your kitchen, and you’ll save money and your health!