Water ionizer FAQ2
These are some common questions raised by users in Korea and Japan, and answered by qualified persons such as the ionizer manufacturer and physicians.
Q1. Doesn't alkaline water neutralize gastric acid?
No. However, you should drink water at least 10 minutes before eating, and not during or after eating.
The pH value of alkaline water is around 9, and that of acid in the stomach is about 2.
This means that the acid strength in the stomach is over 1,000 times as alkaline water.
To neutralize all the acid in the stomach (which can be produced some 3 liters a day) you would need to drink 3,000 liters of alkaline water. Therefore, you don't have to worry that alkaline water would neutralize acid in the stomach. It's only a kind of health food containing beneficial mineral like spinach or seaweed.
Q2. Doesn't alkaline water alkalize our body?
Due to mineral dissolved in water, water becomes alkaline. Our body has a buffer system that maintains normal pH no matter how many acidic or alkaline substances are in a body (e.g. phosphate buffer or bicarbonate buffer). Therefore, no matter how much ionized water drink, you body does not become alkaline excessively.
On the contrary, acidification of body fluids may cause trouble in your health. For example, Acidification of a body, in which pH value is less than 6.8, due to accumulation of acid materials in a body coming from adult diseases like diabetes or kidney trouble may cause death.
Q3. What is the pH level in our body?
When pH value in a body is 7.35 to 7.45 which is slightly alkaline and that on the skin is 4.5 to 5.8 which is slightly acidic, we can keep our health best. Which is why we should drink alkaline water and use acidic water for washing.
Q4. Which kind of water do I have to drink when taking medicine?
When you take medicine in alkaline water, its efficacy may be weaken for it is absorbed in a body too fast or can be combined with mineral. Therefore, it will be good to use water that is produced on stage 0 (that's a condition in which water is not electrolyzed but purified).
Q5. Does alkaline water suit people who become swollen easily even when drinking water?
Yes. In these cases metabolism including absorption, circulation and excretion of water does not work well. Especially when their condition is not good, even a small amount of water is not emitted and remains in a body for a long time, which can cause swelling.
Alkaline, micro-clustered water is easily absorbed, circulated and excreted promptly, so it does not cause swelling of a body. In case you have a severe edema, it will be good to drink a small amount of water frequently, rather than to drink a large amount of water at a time.
Q6. May newborn babies drink alkaline water?
Yes. For babies who are given milk in alkaline water produced on stage 1, the color of the feces becomes golden yellow and they do not get sick frequently. A study in Japan showed that babies who are given milk in alkaline water maintain their health almost same as the babies who are fed on mother's milk.
Q7. I worry about drinking water for I have a body chill
In some cases, those who have a body chill or weak constitution drink cold water suddenly suffer from stomachache. Especially, boiled water or water that lacks mineral also causes such symptoms.
Alkaline water is easily absorbed, so it does not cause stomach problem such as other water. Therefore, those who have a body chill or weak constitution can drink it without feeling anxiety. However, it is recommendable for them to drink a small amount of tepid ionized water frequently, rather than drink a large amount of cold water at a time, and then increase the amount and lower the temperature of water step by step.
Q8. How much water should I drink?
Some one says it amounts to 2 liters a day, or someone says it is 30ml per kg of their weight. Medically, however, it has not been prescribed correctly. One of main functions of water is to push waste materials out of a body, so the proper amount varies according to person. For example, a person drinks more water to discharge waste materials in a body after exercising heavily or taking liquor.
Generally, it is good to drink about 2 liter of water a day, and more according to circumstances. Especially, those who have chronic diseases, like to drink or smoke, expose themselves to pollutants or have instant foods should drink more water.
Q9. What are floating matters in alkaline water?
When tap water contains much mineral or water pressure is low, some of added calcium that is not dissolved in water floats. In this case, carry out manual cleaning to protect the electrolytic bath, and lower the stage of electrolysis. When calcium comes out even after you adjust the stage to 1, you should not add calcium. Excessive calcium will not be dissolved in the stomach but excreted in the form of feces. You don't have to worry.
Q10. There remain white dregs at the bottom of the bottle
They are mostly sediments. You can remove them in acidic water or vinegar.
Q11. I'm constipated whenever drinking alkaline water.
When you drink water that contains much mineral more than before, you can show symptoms of constipation temporarily. At that time, you should adjust the stage to 1.
Q12. What should I do to relieve constipation?
Constipation may lead to all kinds of diseases including hypertension and cancer etc. It is caused by stress, lack of fibroid materials, excessive diet and lack of water intake etc. Alkaline water will promote functions of intestines and increase beneficial germs, releasing constipation. However, it is difficult for those who are under stress and prefer to eat meat to cure constipation completely even though it is improved.
In order to cure constipation completely, it is necessary to drink enough alkaline water (4 to 5 liter a day), avoid stress and improve eating habits.
Q13. My skin broke out in a rash after drinking alkaline water
It is caused by sudden change of physical conditions. Such phenomenon occurs. For example, we can see those whose gastro enteric functions are not good suffer from diarrhea when they take medicine for the stomach and bowels.
The reason that you broke out in a rash after drinking alkaline water is because accumulated waste materials are dissolved and stimulate the skin. It occurs when you have much body fat or a chronic disease. Dissolved materials can make you feel itchy, but are excreted as urine. When you feel very itchy, you should adjust the stage to 1 and spray acidic water.
Q14. Which level of pH should I keep when drinking alkaline water?
At the level of 8.5 to 9 of pH value, water is best absorbed into the body. However, neutral tap water or acidic water produced from a R/O system may not be suitable for you temporarily due to large difference of mineral content. Therefore, it is recommendable to drink water on stage 1 (pH value is 7.5 to 8) initially, and then drink ionized water in which pH value is 8.5 to 9 (generally, on stage 2 at home depending on water pressure).
Q15. How should I keep alkaline water?
In alkaline water, there is no germicidal material like chlorine, so drink it fresh, within a day or so to get the best benefits. When you keep it in a refrigerator, you should cork a bottle and drink it within 3 days, so that active ingredients do not decrease.
Q16. What are bubbles in alkaline water?
When water is electrolyzed, hydrogen gases are generated on the side of alkaline water and oxygen gases are generated on the side of acidic water. Hydrogen gases in alkaline water can sterilize beneficial germs in the stomach.
Q17. Can I drink alkaline water for a long time?
Yes. Water Ionizer has been approved as a Household Medical Instrument in Japan, Which means it can be used for the purpose of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, rather than for the purpose of preventing diseases such as Medical instruments for Hospitals. Therefore, when those who are not sick drink it for a long time, they can keep their health.
More than 10 million Japanese have used alkaline water for 30 years, and it has also been proved that drinking it even for a long time is harmless. In addition, the results on safety by the Welfare Ministry in Japan show that it does not have any bad influence on the human body.
Q18. Why is mineral in water important?'
Even the small amounts in water will:
1) promote formation and maintenance of hexagonal water.
2) improve unbalanced nutrition for those who are short of mineral chronically due to acidic foods.
3) make fresh water by improving mobility of water, and
4) prevent diseases like heart disease.
Especially when the mineral water is alkaline and micro-clustered; this is readily absorbed by the body.
Q 19. I experience excessive menstruation after drinking alkaline water.
Water can promote the circulation of blood by nature, so it will be better for those who have irregular menstruation or vascular diseases to drink much water.
In addition, when those who suffer from menstrual pain or show profuse menstruation with bad color drink alkaline water, the color and amount of menstruation can be improved because alkaline water absorbed into the body promptly improves the circulation.
Q20. May I drink boiled alkaline water?
When you boil alkaline water, its reducing power decreases and some mineral is deactivated. Therefore it will be better not to boil alkaline water except for cooking or making tea.
Q. 21. May I use it when preparing tea (coffee beans, green tea etc.)?
Alkaline water can extract more active ingredients of tea, so you should less amount (1/2) of it than you make tea in regular water.
Q22. Can it also be used when I go on a diet?
Yes. You can go on a diet effectively because water can promote circulation in a body. Do not lose weight forcibly through fasting and use alkaline water. Alkaline water.
1) Does not cause gastro enteric trouble because of its prompt absorption even if you drink a lot.
2) Promotes circulation in a body and aids decomposition of fat
3) Prevents health trouble that may be caused by excessive over eating
4) Facilitates evacuation and relives fecal stasis, preventing constipation that may be caused on a diet, and
5) Removes waste materials and supply water, preventing damage to the skin caused by reducing the weight.
When you drink two cups of alkaline water after rising in the morning, before a meal and before retiring, and a cup of alkaline water every hour, which amounts to 3 to 6 liters a day, the amount of urine and feces increase, waste materials in a body are liters a day, the amount of urine and feces increase, waste materials in a body are liters a day, the amount of urine and feces increase, waste materials in a body are eliminated and you can lose your weight mainly for unnecessary body fat increasingly.
Q23. May I use boiled acidic water?
Even if you boil acidic water to use it in taking a bath, its effective ingredients do not vary much. However, it will be better not to boil, it, if possible.
Q24. My skin became rough after washing in acidic water
Acidic water that shows higher acidity contract holes of the skin more, so you can experience dryness of skin or rash when you apply acidic water produced on stage 2 and 3 on a dry skin.
You should use it in different ways according to skin conditions. Use acidic water produced form stage 3 or more, which is a strong electrolyte, in case your skin is oily, and use acidic water produced from stage 0 or 1 in case your skin is dry.
Q25. I accidentally drank acidic water.
It's purified water, so you don't have to worry about heath trouble. However, do not drink it for a long time.
Q 26. What is strong electrolytic function in the Water lonizer?
Acidic water that is a strong electrolyte has stronger sterilizing and astringent power, so it is effective for skin conditions such as pimples, athlete's foot and dermatitis.
Q 27. How should I keep acidic water?
Keep it airtight so that dissolved oxygen does not decrease. Acid erodes metal containers, so keep it in plastic or ceramics.
Q28. How long can I use one cartridge?
4,300 Litres. That's around a year of average use.
Q29. Water produced from the purifier decreased suddenly without a warning sound.
First, check the water pressure. If it is not settled even if you raise the water pressure, it is more likely the inside of the cartridge is clogged by rust generated from outworn pipes.
Q30. May I use underground water, rather than tap water?
If possible, it is desirable to use alkaline water generator by connecting it to tap water. When using underground water inevitably, you should use only water that is approved as potable water by health authorities.