Did you know that certain types of water can also have antioxidant properties? As we all know, sufficient intake of water is necessary for our health - but all water is not created equal. Sometimes, water can be contaminated (when not filtered), other times, water can be over filtered, and lose some of its benefits. So when is alkaline water good for you? And does it truly have antioxidant potential? In this blog post, we will discuss the idea of water as a potential antioxidant, with an emphasis on alkaline ionized water and its advantages.
By shielding our cells from the harmful effects of free radicals, antioxidants play a crucial part in sustaining our health. Free radicals are unstable chemicals that can contribute to oxidative stress, which damages cells and is a factor in a number of health problems. By giving electrons to these free radicals, antioxidants serve to stifle their destructive effects.
Alkalinity and Ions?
Alkanatur's alkaline, ionized water has a high pH, as well as a negative oxidation reduction potential (ORP), which gauges how well it can prevent oxidation. A negative ORP means that there are more electrons than needed in the water. This means that the possibility for electron donation exists in alkaline ionized water, thus endowing it with antioxidant properties.
It's also important (though obvious) to note that adequate hydration is key to health. Due to the smaller water clusters, alkaline, ionized water is more easily absorbed on a cellular level. Our cells' natural detoxification mechanisms can be best supported, and oxidative stress can be decreased when we keep our cells well-hydrated.
What About Minerals in Water?
Minerals, including magnesium, selenium, zinc, copper, and manganese, are crucial to many body processes, including antioxidant activity. These minerals serve as cofactors for antioxidant enzymes, which help scavenge free radicals and lessen oxidative stress. These minerals are introduced into our bodies when we drink mineralized water. This strengthens the body's antioxidant defense mechanism and supports general health, which is why Alkanatur adds magnesium back into the water.
All in all, it is important to drink not just enough water, but the right sort of water, in order to maximize the health benefits. When water is in its alkaline, ionized, and mineralized state, it can best support our body's antioxidant defense mechanism. However, it is important to add that a healthy diet and lifestyle are still extremely important, and there is no magical solution. Alkanatur is proud to provide a supportive role in your health and wellness journey.