A lot has changed since 2010 in terms of the information about alkaline water so this is an update.
Dr. Young was a strong advocate of the alkaline water story and it made him a lot of money.
Unfortunately, Dr, Young ended up in prison for 5 months in 2017 as part of a plea deal for illegally treating patients without any scientific or medical training. It turns out that Dr. Young has no post-high school degrees from accredited institutions.
Dr. Young was “outed” publicly by Dr. Joe Mercola (a real medical doctor) in 2010 in regards to Young’s assertions that you benefit from drinking alkaline water. Young claimed that by drinking alkaline water, you would neutralize the acid levels in the stomach. In reality, the body is an incredible “machine” that buffers temporary displacements of equilibrium including the pH of the contents that leave the stomach and enter the small intestine. The pancreas will emit one of several forms of bicarbonate (depending upon what is available at the time of need) which acts as a buffer (or balance) the contents entering the small intestine at a pH of 8.1
Mr. (we all now understand that he was never a doctor) Young is an intelligent guy. Despite how history has played out, Mr. Young had an honest passion for alkaline water above and beyond the financial windfall of selling alkaline water products. I know this because I spoke with him a few times back in 2009 and 2010. Young’s passion for the water came his personal experiences and the experiences of the people he was coaching/treating.
In 2010, Dr. Joe Mercola (a real medical doctor who has spent his career as a very successful marketer) outed the alkaline water story based upon the fact that the human body buffers the pH of anything leaving the stomach to enter the small intestine with bicarbonates as mentioned above.
What generated the huge amount of anecdotal evidence supporting the benefits of the water come from if alkaline water is not the source of the benefits?
It turns out that the health benefits claimed by Mr. Young and the alkaline water industry came from the production of molecular hydrogen gas (H2) produced during electrolysis. The alkaline water machines produce a lot of H2 and some of the gas produced survives as gas bubbles in the water for a few seconds after the water has been dispensed from the machines. If you drink the H2 bubbles before they dissipate into the air, you will receive the benefits of the H2 gas.
To some extent, the alkaline water industry benefits, supported by the likes of Mr. Young, were justified because the benefits were real. The hoax of the alkaline water story is that the industry never told the truth about the source of the benefits, so it just “made up” the alkaline story.
Where can you learn about molecular hydrogen gas (H2)?
A great source is a non-profit science based website is www.molecularhydrogeninstitute.com . The site is fairly heavy on the science side of things but you can wade through it if you are tenacious. The founder of the site is Tyler LeBaron who is a scientist and he does his best to describe the science to us dummies in terms that you can kinda understand. You can also Google molecular hydrogen to find many sites that dumb the science down. The downfall of going to many H2 sites is that they are more interested in selling you products than they are in educating readers.
Where can you buy H2 products?
You can also do a Google search of molecular hydrogen (H2) to find a number of sites that sell H2 products.
The best site by far to buy H2 products is www.brilliantz.com.
You should be asking yourself: “Why is this guy touting a specific website” and you would be right to question my motive.
I know the people at Brilliantz. They sell good high quality H2 products and they are good people. That is well and fine, but the reason for my overwhelming endorsement is that they recently changed their business model from selling through an Affiliate network to selling directly to the public. The net result of the change is that they reduced their prices by 50%.
Brilliantz doesn’t pay any commissions or referral fees, as the company has redirected those cost to reducing their product prices. I’m giving Brilliantz my full support because you may be hard pressed to find anyone who recommends Brilliantz due to the fact that there is zero financial incentive to do so. I don’t have that problem as I have never used WaterFYI as a source of income as it is purely for educational purposes.
Thanks for reading