Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tap Water vs Ionized Water
Everyone agrees that water is an important aspect to improving your health. Everyone should drink about a gallon of water per day depending on variables like activity, temperature, and environment. Many studies have confirmed waters many benefits. Properly hydrated individuals not only feel better but perform better as well. Studies have even linked water consumption to the prevention of some cancers.
Sellers of ionized water claim that the alkaline water promotes healthy weight loss, boosts the immune system, neutralizes free radicals, and slows the aging process. The claim is that the ionized water serves as an anti-oxidant very similar to beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E. It is the capture of these free radicals that provides all the aforementioned benefits.
Experts in the field of chemistry and physics rebuke their claims. Science has proven that your body prefers homeostasis, which means, your body makes adjustments all day long to stay at the preferred pH of 7.4. Also, experts claim that once the negative ions are ingested, they would quickly bind with positive ions thus neutralizing any effects that may have been theoretically possible.
As with all supplements, it is "buyer beware" because supplements such as ionized water are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This means that the claims made by the sellers of ionized water have not been evaluated by the FDA. Some consumers have claimed to feel better while other consumers do not notice a difference. Again, the most important thing is you are drinking enough water. Have a great workout and stay hydrated!
Posted by PFTA Personal Trainer Certification School in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Texas at 1:21 PM