I talk a lot about alkaline ionized water on this blog. The entire water ionizer industry focuses on alkaline ionized water because of the incredible health benefits of drinking the water. As a result, the benefits of the cleaning and disinfecting properties of the water often get overlooked.
When ionized water was first created for commercial purposes, the focus was on the acidic properties of the water. In fact, the health approvals in Japan that you read about when researching ionized water are for the disinfecting properties of acidic portion of the water produced by water ionizers.
I was recently directed by one of our readers to a website that features a very expensive promotional video starring Bill Nye that has been made by a company called Activeion. My kids grew up with Bill Nye the Science Guy, so I had to take a look. The video is fun and informative and helps explain why acidic ionized water is effective as a cleaner and disinfectant.
I don’t support specific products or companies, as I support the entire water ionizer industry and any products that improve the quality of our drinking water. I don’t support the company that paid for the video in the link below, and I had never heard of them before I watched the video. If I had to guess, I would assume the product is effective because I know of a similar product that works well. I also know that the powerful water ionizers that you see for sale on the internet create acidic ionized water that produce the same effective results.
The video below talks about “Activated Water”, which they indicate is produced by running water across electrodes that are carrying an electrical charge. In other words, they are producing ionized water by means of electrolysis. The video never uses the words acidic water, or ionized water, but it sure looks and sounds like a water ionizer to me!
The only issue I have with the video is that Bill mentions at one point that the water stays activated (charged ionized water) for about thirty seconds which is plenty of time to kill germs. I have tested the water from various brands of water ionizers, and they all maintain their charge for many hours and typically maintain up to 20% of the charge for a full day.
The video shows how the surface tension of the water changes when the water is ionized, and it explains why the ionized water is effective as a disinfectant. I wonder what the sponsored Quackwatchers like Stephen Lower would have to say about Bill’s video. I guess they would stick to their line that it doesn’t count because it is not in a medical journal.
Ignore the promotional aspects of the video and just enjoy the fun demonstration with Bill at his zany best. And remember, a good quality water ionizer will produce the same effective disinfectant in the form of acid ionized water as a waste product every time you pour yourself a drink of alkaline ionized water. Click on the arrow to watch the video:
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