Water Ionizers

Water ionizers come in a wide variety of sizes and are used to purify water, eliminating the growing amount of potentially hazardous chemicals that find their way into the drinking supply. Water ionizers work by scavenging for free radicals in the water, helping to prevent damage induced by hydrogen peroxide to our RNA and DNA as well as to certain proteins when the water is ingested. By turning the positive charge of acidic water into alkaline water through negatively charged ions the water becomes purified. Additionally, by drinking water filtered by a water ionizer you are naturally detoxifying your body by eliminating acid wastes and breaking down the enzymes in food, making it easier to digest and absorb necessary nutrients. When you use water ionizers to purify your tap water, you are also saving money and avoiding the overuse of plastics by not having to buy bottled water.

What to Look for

There are many different types of water ionizers. Some models come with water contamination sensors and a dual filtration system, which helps to remove the highest percentage of pollutants in your water. As water content differs from locale to locale, look for models that allow the ionization to adjust to the particular mineral content of your water. Some of the best water ionizers are made with platinum coated titanium plates. Make sure the electrode plates are large enough to handle appropriate amounts of water. Thick, large electrode sheets that automatically control the voltage and current needed to match the mineral content of your water are the best option for maintaining consistently alkaline water, which is the healthiest. Buy a water ionizer that features low noise and low consumption of energy during operation. Check that the model does not overheat. Usually water ionizers that do not use transformers to supply electrical current to the plates are the most efficient. Water ionizers can be found in sizes that comfortably sit on your kitchen countertop where they purify incoming water from your faucet through the use of silver-activated granulated carbon.

Common Pitfalls

Water ionizers do not work with distilled water or water filtered through a reverse osmosis process. Don’t scrimp on spending money when purchasing a water ionizer as higher quality models will be the most effective for purifying water thoroughly. Poor quality water can compromise your health, so be sure to avoid cheaper models that may not produce high quality water.

About this Author

Michele Kadison began writing as a child. Stories and journal writing helped form her voice, which she developed by majoring in Creative Writing at Hamilton College, N.Y. She is a regular contributor for various online sites, writing articles on a wide variety of subjects. Her recent creative work includes several scripts, a scripted ballet, and a book of short stores.