WHAT MAKES ALKAZONE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PH BALANCING SUPPLEMENTS ON THE MARKET?
Alkazone is the result of years of research and development since 1994. As a true pioneer in this field, Better Health Lab has formulated it’s products to contain essential alkaline minerals (i.e. potassium, calcium and magnesium) along with natural trace minerals derived from ancient marine sources, and antioxidants like selenium and zinc (zinc acts as an antioxidant in the body.) Alkazone contains virtually ZERO sodium, which is undesirable in many of people’s diets today. Also, unlike other pH balancing supplements, Alkazone is odor free and has no taste when added to water, and can also be added to other beverages to offset acidity. By adding 3-4 drops to one serving of purified water, the pH of the water will be raised to around 9.5.
HOW LONG WILL A BOTTLE OF ALKAZONE MINERAL DROP LAST?
At 5 servings per day, one bottle of Alkazone will last around 40 days.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MAIN BENEFITS OF THE PRODUCT?
Since many of our distributors are holistic doctors, we get an opportunity to speak to people daily about their results with Alkazone.
WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF ALKAZONE ANTIOXIDANT WATER?
We source our water from well water. From there we follow a multi-phase purification process in order to deliver you the best tasting, most refreshing product on the market.
WHAT IS THE WATER PURIFICATION PROCESS?
Water is carefully purified using micro-particle/carbon filtration and reverse osmosis. It is assured “pure” by both UV sterilization and ozonation. After that, the purified water is infused with Alkazone’s proprietary formula to create Alkazone Antioxidant Water
WHAT MINERALS ARE INFUSED INTO THE WATER?
Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, and Zinc
HOW IS ALKAZONE ANTIOXIDANT WATER DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WATERS?
We have over 20 years of experience with natural mineral supplements in order to promote good health and a healthy lifestyle. We put the best ingredients available into our product. In particular, we are one of the only waters to add Selenium which offers excellent antioxidant factors. Selenium helps prevent and slows the oxidative damage to our body from Free Radicals. Also, we do not add sodium to increase the pH of the water, which many of our competitors use. We add more potassium instead. Potassium is an electrolyte that helps maintain the bodies fluid levels and helps regulate blood pressure. Potassium also neutralizes acids and assists in the metabolic processes.
WHAT ARE SOME OF BENEFITS OF HAVING ANTIOXIDANTS IN MY WATER?
The main antioxidant mineral in Alkazone Antioxidant Water is Selenium. Selenium helps prevent and slows the oxidation damage to our body from Free Radicals.
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF DRINKING WATER WITH A PH LEVEL OF 9.5+ ?
Our body is constantly working to maintain a homeostasis between acidity and alkalinity. This equilibrium is measured by our pH levels in our blood. An optimum level is around pH 7.3-7.4. When we consume acidic foods, medications, alcoholic beverages, or exert stress on our body, our body has to source more alkaline to maintain balance. Minerals like calcium in our bones can be leeched for alkaline content and fat cells will be formed to serve as an alkaline source. By adding supplements found in our Alkazone Antioxidant Water, you can aid your body’s cells and organs and help maintain a more optimal pH balance of 9.5+ and further reduce the acidic wastes in the body.
HOW STABLE IS THE PH 9.5+ ?
Very stable. We have infused our water with minerals which are elements that maintain stability. In comparison, a water ionizer is less stable as it can be exposed to air. Through our own stability testing, the pH of 9.5+ has maintained stability beyond 3 years.
ARE YOUR BOTTLES BPA FREE?
Yes. We use PET bottles. PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate and is designated by a recyclable “1.” PET is globally recognized as a safe, recyclable packaging material. Most single-serve plastic bottles, including those for water, soft drinks and juices, are made with PET.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE MINERALS IN THE ALKAZONE ANTIOXIDANT WATER?
Potassium: (Optimal intake 3,500 mg) It is an essential nutrient for healthy muscle and nerve function. Potassium’s primary functions in the body include building muscle, synthesizing proteins, controlling the electrical activity of the heart and maintaining acid-base balance. Potassium is needed for maintenance of total body fluid volume, keeping electrolytes in balance, ensuring normal cell function, and neutralizes acids. Calcium: (1,200 mg) It facilitates the stabilization of the cells membrane, cell signal transduction, promotion of nerve transmission, various controls of hormone secretion, and muscle contraction. It helps in maintaining optimal body weight, ensures healthy alkaline pH levels, and maintains healthy bones. Magnesium: (600 mg) It is an essential mineral for the heart and muscles. It facilitates production of energy, as well as nerve and muscle impulses. It promotes strong bones and dental cavity, and helps treat chronic fatigue and muscle pains. Also, it takes part in metabolic processes of protein and DNA production, glucose and fat metabolism with vitamin B complexes. Selenium: (200 mcg) It is an antioxidant which plays a direct role in the body’s ability to protect cells from damage by free radicals. Think of antioxidants as rust inhibitors. They protect the body from rust (oxidation) by free radicals as well as strengthen the immune system. Zinc: (30 mg) This is an essential mineral required for the growth of body and reproductive organs. It helps fight against inflammation. Zinc is involved in the structure and function of the biomembrane. It works with DNA and RNA production, as it controls the protein synthesis and metabolism. It facilitates the immune functions and acts as an antioxidant.
WHAT IS pH?
pH is a measure of how acidic a water-based solution is. Since our bodies are mostly water, pH can be used to describe how much acid is in the fluids in our bodies. Water has a pH of 7.0. pH’s lower than 7 are acidic; pH’s above 7 are basic, or alkaline. Our bodies maintain our blood at a pH of about 7.4. The kidneys tightly regulate this pH balance by continuously filtering the acids and bases in the blood. The kidneys excrete just the right amount of acid or base in the urine to keep the system in pH balance. Certain other body fluids are highly acidic (like stomach acid) or basic (enzyme-rich fluids in the pancreas). These fluids are kept tightly walled off from the blood and body tissues, where they could cause damage if released inappropriately.
WHY IS MY BODY'S pH SO IMPORTANT?
Your body maintains its blood supply in a range of 7.35 – 7.45 pH. Acidic water makes your body deplete its alkaline buffer to maintain pH balance. It does this by pulling calcium from the bones and elsewhere. Acidic water also causes your body to absorb toxic minerals like mercury, instead of healthy minerals like calcium. Alkaline water also helps neutralize excess acidity in the body, which is caused by the accumulation of toxins.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM OUT OF pH BALANCE?
Several external signs can show that one's body is too acidic. Some examples include an unexplained rash, acne, dark circles under the eyes, cracked skin and nails, brittle hair, and excess weight. Other signs include stomach upset and indigestion, confusion, anger, or irritability, food sensitivity and allergic reactions, recurrent infections, fatigue, and even depression. When one improves the body’s pH balance through an alkaline diet, including plentiful fresh, raw alkaline foods and alkaline water, the body’s natural defense mechanisms are able to function properly and fight off illness and disease and naturally restore optimal health conditions.
WHAT ARE ELECTROLYTES?
Electrolytes are minerals in the human body that carry an electrical charge. Common electrolytes include calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium. Each one serves a specific and important role, but most are in some part responsible for maintaining the balance of fluids between the intracellular (inside the cell) and extracellular (outside the cell) environments. This balance is critically important for things like hydration, nerve impulses, muscle function, and pH level. Electrolytes also play an important role in keeping fluid levels normal in different body compartments.
COULD AN ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE PUT MY HEALTH AT RISK?
Yes. An electrolyte imbalance, whether too much or too little, can be quite detrimental to your health. Muscle contraction, for example, requires calcium, potassium and sodium; deficiency may result in muscle weakness or severe cramping. Too much sodium, on the other hand, can cause high blood pressure and significantly increase your risk of heart disease. Don’t get too worried about maintaining your electrolytes, however; electrolyte levels are mostly determined by food and water consumption so keeping the right balance simply comes down to proper nutrition. As you might guess from their name, electrolytes are electrically charged, which means that they can conduct electrical impulses. The body needs electrical impulses to make muscle cells contract. The generation of an electrical impulse by a cell requires an electrical voltage to be maintained across the membrane of that cell. The difference in electrolyte levels creates and maintains these electrical voltages. The kidneys filter electrolytes from the blood and work to keep their levels in the blood constant. Hormones also help regulate electrolyte balance.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF AN ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE?
The balance of electrolytes is constantly shifting due to fluctuating fluid levels in your body. For example, when you sweat as a result of exercise, hot weather, or illness, some electrolyte levels may be low. Vomiting and diarrhea are other causes of electrolyte imbalances, as they result in excessive fluid loss. You must replenish these fluids and electrolytes in order to prevent dehydration, a potentially life-threatening condition. Electrolyte imbalances can be caused by a deficiency or an overabundance of minerals in the body. For example, hyperkalemia and hypercalcemia are indicative of excess amounts of potassium and calcium, respectively, which can disrupt the overall balance and functioning of the nerves, cardiovascular system, and muscles. Vomiting and diarrhea, excessive heat, and severe illness are causes of electrolyte imbalance that can lead to dehydration. Seek immediate medical care for serious symptoms, such as low blood pressure, tachycardia (rapid heart rate), sunken eyes, confusion or loss of consciousness for even a brief moment, and poor skin elasticity.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WATER?
Water is the most fundamental nutrient to the human body. We can survive weeks without food but only days without water, nearly every bodily function and cellular action requires water. At birth we are roughly 75% water but less than 50% water by adulthood. Proper hydration has been linked to everything from increasing metabolism to reducing the risks of some types of cancer. Other health benefits of water include the following: • Transports nutrients and oxygen to cells • Ensures adequate blood volume • Protects against heat exhaustion • Acts as insulation in the cold • Regulates body temperature • Cushions joints • Suppresses appetite • Assists the body in metabolizing stored fat • Relieves fluid retention problems • Reduces sodium buildup in the body • Helps to maintain proper muscle tons • Rids the body of waste and toxins • Helps convert food into energy • Maintains strength and endurance • Protects organs
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF POTASSIUM?
Potassium, the third most abundant mineral in human body, is a vital electrolyte that should be incorporated into one's diet. Insufficient potassium may lead to chronic tiredness, muscular cramps, and fatigue. Eating a high potassium diet has excellent health benefits, especially for people afflicted with hypokalemia. This condition, characterized by potassium insufficiency, can lead to diabetes, hypertension, stroke, arthritic or rheumatic conditions, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, and intestinal pain. There have been known cases of memory problems and improper functioning of the nervous system due to potassium deficiency. This shows that potassium may also be responsible for regulating muscle function and nerve activity. The mineral also promotes an overall sense of well-being. Other nutritional benefits of potassium include: • Good for the heart Potassium-rich foods help keep the body healthy by lowering blood pressure. People suffering from hypertension and congestive heart disease can obtain significant relief from their symptoms by eating a high potassium diet. Potassium, when incorporated as an integral element in nutrition, also helps normalize heartbeat. Other benefits of a high potassium diet are that it reduces the incidence of heart arrhythmia and heart attack. In fact, one of the benefits of high potassium foods is that when they are combined with a diuretic, these supplements and foods are known to decrease the incidence of stroke by an astonishing 60% in men. • Water level regulator Potassium keeps the skin healthy and sends oxygen to the brain. It decreases the risks of kidney stones and stroke. It also stimulates the kidneys to eliminate waste, thereby maintaining balanced water levels in the body. Besides these benefits, eating a high potassium diet restores alkaline salts to the bloodstream by neutralizing acids. • Pain management Other benefits of high potassium foods include their role in waste elimination and as pain desensitizers in controlling convulsions, headaches, and migraines. • System strengthener Eating a high potassium diet strengthens the bones and the muscles, while promoting faster healing of injuries like cuts and bruises. • Mental ability booster Potassium also helps alleviate the symptoms of psychological problems such as depression, confusion, hallucination, psychosis, and anxiety.
WHEN WILL I BEGIN NOTICING THE HEALTH BENEFITS?
Each person is different, and as such, the body’s response to drinking alkaline water varies from person to person. You might start noticing a positive response in as little as one day or within a few weeks. Even one bottle of ALKAZONE can be immediately refreshing.
HOW MUCH ALKALINE WATER SHOULD I DRINK EVERYDAY?
Doctors say it is beneficial to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. If you are not used to drinking a lot of water, start out by drinking 3-4 glasses of alkaline water per day (approx. 1 liter) and gradually increase your water intake to 8-12 glasses per day (2 to 3 liters).
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DRINK ALKAZONE WATER?
Have your first glass of the day right when you get out of bed. The water absorbs best into the system when your stomach is empty. Then you should continue to drink alkaline water throughout the day. Remember not to drink Antioxidant water 30 minutes before and up to 2 hours after meals and medication.
IS THERE ANYONE WHO SHOULD NOT DRINK ANTIOXIDANT ALKALINE WATER?
Some people must start by drinking very small amounts of alkaline water, such as 1-2 glasses of Level 1 (8.5 pH) per day. This is especially true of older people who often have accumulated toxins in their bodies over the course of their lifetime. Children under 12 years may drink alkaline water at Level 1 (one) or Level 2 (two).
DO PREGNANT WOMEN NEED TO DRINK MORE WATER?
Yes. Pregnant women should drink a minimum of 80 to 104 fluid ounces of water per day.
DOES WORKING OUT INCREASE THE NEED FOR WATER?
Yes. Vigorous exercise for 30 minutes requires at least 16 fluid ounces of rehydration. Workouts longer than 30 minutes require at least 24 fluid ounces of rehydration. Water should be consumed before, during, and after each workout.
CAN I USE ALKALINE WATER TO TAKE MY MEDICATION?
It depends upon which medication(s) you are taking. We suggest that you ask your doctor. It is OK to drink the pure filtered water (pH 7) from the ionizer with your medication.
IS ANTIOXIDANT ALKALINE WATER GOOD FOR ATHLETES?
Yes. Proper hydration sustains the body's physiological responses in all activities, but Physical and mental stresses of athletic training and competition magnify the importance of hydration. Numerous studies conducted on athletes since the 1940s have demonstrated that even mild dehydration impairs performance. Alkaline Antioxidant water is micro-clustered, so it can be absorbed at a faster rate, helping with rehydration of the body’s tissues. Furthermore, blood oxygen levels increase with regular use of alkaline water, thus providing the muscles tissue and organs with high amounts of oxygen and improving stamina and endurance. Water that has been alkalized also helps to neutralize the exercise induced lactic acid build up in the muscles, and improves recovery time
CAN A PERSON BECOME TOO ALKALINE FROM DRINKING ALKALINE WATER?
No. Some people have been known to drink 4 or more liters of alkaline Antioxidant water every day and gotten great benefit from it. On the contrary, one of the most common imbalances people have today that leads to health problems is that they are too acidic. The more acidic we are, the greater the chances of illness taking hold in our body. In fact, it is rare for a person to acquire alkalosis, the condition of being too alkaline. To maintain optimal health we should maintain a balanced pH diet that includes alkaline water and alkaline foods such as fruits and vegetables.
CAN I GIVE ALKALINE WATER TO MY PETS?
Absolutely. As with humans, pets will also benefit from the improved hydration, antioxidants and higher pH values of alkaline water. You may find that older animals will be more energized when they start drinking alkaline water.
DOES ALKALINE ANTIOXIDANT WATER TASTE DIFFERENT?
Yes. Water that enters the ionizers first goes through a filter that removes the taste and odor of chlorine contained in municipal tap water. Then electrolysis breaks down the size of the water clusters, from 12-16 molecules to micro-clusters of 5-8 molecules. This makes the water taste smoother and silkier. Alkaline water tastes great, and makes better tasting coffee, tea and juice. It is also wonderful to cook with because it helps hydrate the food and bring out its flavor.
HOW LONG DOES ALKALINE WATER STAY ANTIOXIDANT?
All ALKAZONE water ionizers are designed for immediate "point of use" consumption. The water molecules that have been separated and rendered instable through electrolysis will slowly come back into a stable state. This is the reason that Antioxidant water cannot be bottled as its properties are temporary. The antioxidant properties (hydroxyl ions) of alkaline Antioxidant water will dissipate in 18-24 hours, the higher pH properties will come back to a neutral pH level of 7 within 1-2 weeks, and the smaller molecule cluster size will last approximately 1-3 months. It is best to drink alkaline water straight from the ionizer, but failing that, store the water in a glass container in a dark, cool place, such as the refrigerator.
WHAT IS ANTIOXIDANT WATER?
Ionization simply means to gain or lose an electron. Water that has been Antioxidant becomes either alkaline or acidic, meaning that the pH has been adjusted up or down. Alkaline water is full of Hydroxyl ions. This is the water provided by all AlkaZone products
WHAT IS ORP?
ORP – or Oxidation Reduction Potential – is the most valuable feature of AlkaZone alkaline water. ORP is the measurement of water electrical charge. This measurement, expressed in millivolts, can be either positive or negative. Negative values indicate the presence of antioxidants, which help neutralize your body’s acidity. Tap water and most bottled water have positive ORPs, indicating no antioxidant presence. Generally, the higher the pH level, the higher the ORP.
HOW DOES A WATER IONIZER WORK?
All our ionizers can be connected directly to the cold water line through your counter top or directly to a diverter valve at the end of your faucet. Connecting directly to your faucet takes about 5 minutes and enables your water ionizer to use a two step process. The first task is to help filter out harmful components of the water: chlorine, trihalomethanes, phenols, sediment, odor, taste, organic waste, and bacteria of all kinds. The Alkazone® achieves this by the use of a multistage activated carbon filter containing tourmaline and calcium. Next, a small electrical charge is introduced into the water through platinum-coated titanium electrodes. The process of electrolysis that follows takes place in chambers designed to separate the water into two streams (acid and alkaline) of ionized water. The acid water makes up about 30% of the water and the alkaline antioxidant water about 70%. Positively charged ions gather at the negative electrode to create “reduced water”, which concentrates available alkaline minerals, such as calcium, magnesium and potassium from the source water. This clean, alkaline ionized water is drawn for drinking and cooking, through the main stainless spout. Negatively charged ions gather at the positive electrode to make oxidized water, which concentrates acid minerals such as nitrates, sulfides, chlorides, and fluorides from the source water. This acidic ionized water can be used for external uses. It is discharged down the drain if not needed. A range of pH settings from neutral to very alkaline or very acid is available at the touch of a button. The electrodes are cleaned in an automatic cleaning cycle.
WHAT TYPE OF WATER CAN I USE TO PRODUCE IONIZED WATER?
Regular tap water is best. Distilled water or water filtered by reverse osmosis does not have any minerals, therefore it cannot be ionized. The mineral content of your source water directly affects the strength of ionized water you can produce. The more minerals, the stronger the ionization: higher alkalinity and higher antioxidant potential. Very high calcium levels in the water can cause scale build up which called calcium deposit (CaCo3).
WHAT pH LEVEL SHOULD I SELECT ON MY IONIZER WHEN I START DRINKING ALKALINE WATER?
Start out gradually by drinking water at Level 1 (8.5 pH) for the first week. If the water agrees with you, move up to Level 2 (9.0 pH) during the second week, and then to Level 3 (9.5 pH) in the third week. You should stay on Level 3 thereafter. Level 4 should not be used for daily water consumption as the pH is very high and may cause adverse side-effects such as headaches. People who are sick, people who have fragile health, the elderly, and people who are very acidic, may have to slow down the adaptation process and stay on each level for two or more weeks before moving up to the next pH setting in order to help the body gradually get used to the alkaline water intake.
CAN YOUR IONIZERS CONTROL THE pH LEVEL?
Yes. Our custom-designed motherboard controls all aspects of the process of ionization, including flow rate and a range of five separate pH output settings.