Ionized water is drinking water that has undergone a process known as ionization. Essentially, this process segregates the acid and alkaline content found in H2O. This division is achieved by subjecting the water to electrolysis, taking advantage of the naturally occurring electric charge found within magnesium and calcium ions. When successfully ionized, this type of drinking water can help enhance the ability of the blood to carry oxygen and also assist in neutralizing free radicals in the bloodstream.
It is important to note that not all types of water can be ionized. Distilled water products, as well as water that has undergone reverse osmosis, will not respond well to the electrolysis and the effect on the separation of the alkaline and acid content will be negligible.
There appear to be several benefits to using ionized water. Proponents claim that it can provide hydration that is in the range of three to six times the hydration capability of other types of water. This may be especially helpful in correcting dehydration quickly and safely.
These enhanced hydration abilities also allows the water to help improve various types of skin conditions. It can help restore moisture balance in the event of sunburns or the development of rough dry skin. Any itching or flaking that may have accompanied the dryness should also begin to decrease.
Ionized water also provides a benefit that is also associated with the intake of vitamins such as C, A, and E. The treated water has the ability to carry oxygen infused with an additional electron. It is this added electron that helps to give it the increased capacity to seek out and effectively prevent free radicals from making the body more receptive to different diseases. That extra electron also helps to prevent premature aging. As a result, the body may function at a higher rate of efficiency and the individual may enjoy more energy on a daily basis.
There is also some evidence that the use of ionized water can help improve the taste of food. This is why many commercial food producers use it in the manufacturing process for their products.
While there is some difference of opinion on how effective this water actually is, there is enough evidence to merit continued exploration of what can be done using the ionization process. In the interim, there is a fair amount of anecdotal evidence from people who claim to have reversed various ailments by discontinuing the use of distilled and other drinking waters and using only water that has been ionized.