Alkaline Water vs. Hydrogen Water – What’s The Difference?

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When it comes to health, one tried and true recommendation is to drink plenty of water. But while plain tap water offers a host of benefits, two types of enhanced water can possibly do so much more. Alkaline water and hydrogen-infused water are two different types of H2O that boast a long list of miracle-like results. If that last sentence made you feel a bit skeptical, we understand.

With so many passing fads making their rounds through the world of health and wellness, how can you know which to trust?

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about alkaline water and hydrogen water. By learning about the differences between the two, their benefits and the science behind each type of water, you can decide if alkaline or hydrogen water is right for you.

What Makes Something Alkaline?

To truly understand alkaline water, let’s get down to the basics — pun intended.

The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with 0 being highly acidic and 14 being highly basic. When something is alkaline, it means that it has a pH that is greater than 7 (neutral).

What Are Alkalis?

We can’t discuss alkalinity and alkaline water without mentioning alkalis. Alkalis are compounds that can neutralize acids. There are four major players when it comes to alkalis:

  • Calcium: Important for bone health, as well as heart, muscle, and nerve function
  • Magnesium: Helps turn food into energy and is necessary for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body
  • Sodium: Regulates blood pressure and volume, and supports nerve/muscle function
  • Potassium: Essential for muscle function and promotes healthy digestion

Alkaline water has these four amazing minerals. Given the benefits these minerals offer, it makes sense that drinking alkaline water would promote health and healing, right? Possibly, but there are a few caveats that come with this logic.

You will learn more about that in a bit. But first, let’s take a look at how alkaline water is created.

How is Alkaline Water Created?

A separation of ions occurs. This is why alkaline water is also called “ionized” water by certain corporations.

Unlike plain tap water, alkaline water has a higher pH that, in theory, neutralizes acids in the bloodstream. Decreasing acidity supposedly offers benefits that we will talk about in a bit.

Alkaline water is created through electrolysis. Electrical currents are sent through the water, usually through the use of two plates. One plate sends positive electrical currents. The other uses negative electrical currents.

Note that this process does not create water containing the four minerals mentioned in the previous section. Companies often add these minerals to the water ahead of time. This supports the conductivity during electrolysis.

What Are the Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water?

There are many claims when it comes to the benefits of drinking alkaline water, including:

  • A boosted immune system
  • Weight loss
  • Cancer prevention
  • Balanced pH levels in the body
  • Increased energy
  • Faster muscle recovery
  • A decrease in acid reflux symptoms

The list goes on. But is there science behind these supposed benefits?

The Science Behind Alkaline Water

As far as acid reflux, there is some science attached to the claim that drinking alkaline water reduces symptoms.

According to a study published in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, drinking alkaline water with a pH of 8.8 can relieve symptoms of reflux disease. The higher pH destroys pepsin, one of the main causes of acid reflux.

Another study shows that drinking alkaline water may balance blood sugar levels. Finally, an alkaline diet may increase bone health, according to research published in Osteoporosis International

What Are the Risks of Drinking Alkaline Water?

There are some promising health benefits of alkaline water. However, the few studies on the benefits of alkaline water and an alkaline diet do not address the many claims made about alkaline water by corporations and celebrities.

Also, there are risks involved with drinking a great amount of alkaline water.

A study that used rat pups as test subjects found that feeding the rats this type of water led to stunted growth. Another study (also involving rats) found that alkaline water can damage myocardial tissue.

Reality Check

The big selling point that comes with creating a more alkaline environment within the body is a decrease in acid. Diseases like cancer thrive in an acidic environment.

However, just because this is true doesn’t mean that drinking lots of alkaline water can reduce your chances of getting cancer. There is no scientific evidence to show that alkaline water prevents/cures cancer or any other life-threatening disease.

It is also important to note that an acidic environment isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Yes, too much acidity can put you at risk for health issues. But acid exists in the body for a reason. For example, stomach acid is necessary for breaking down food properly. This acid is essential to ridding the body of wastes and killing harmful bacteria.

The Danger of Too Much Alkalinity

Too much alkalinity in the body can lead to a condition called alkalosis. Alkalosis can lead to many side effects, including:

  • Stomach issues
  • Muscle tremors
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Excessive sweating
  • Numbness

Drinking alkaline water isn’t likely to cause alkalosis. However, it should be noted that — when it comes to a debate over whether you want more acidity or alkalinity in the body — it’s better to drop any type of either/or mentality.

Now that you know a good deal about alkaline water, let’s move on to hydrogen water.

Why Hydrogen Water?

Hydrogen Water and Alkaline Water differ in a single, major way. While Alkaline Water seeks to use higher pH to treat issues in the body, Hydrogen Water fights the basis of all illness, aging, and disease – oxidation stress and inflammation.

What is Oxidation Stress?

Every breath you take can lead to oxidation stress. We need to take in oxygen in order to survive. But oxidation also leads to the production of free radicals.

Free radicals are oxygen-containing molecules that contain unpaired electrons. Because electrons prefer to be in pairs, these molecules work their way through other cells in order to find an electron. This interaction leads to things like cell damage and cell death.

Oxidation stress is the cause or contributor to every human disease. When free radicals cause oxidative stress, you may experience things like:

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic Illness

Studies show that molecular hydrogen protects the body against oxidation stress. It does this by neutralizing free radicals.

What is Molecular Hydrogen?

Without hydrogen, the periodic table (and life as we know it) would be nonexistent. Despite being a leader in the chemistry world, hydrogen doesn’t like to stand alone.

It is a molecule that easily and instantly bonds with other molecules. When two hydrogen molecules pair up, the result is H2 gas, otherwise known as molecular hydrogen.

Although small, this tiny antioxidant is armed with several huge health benefits. Research shows molecular hydrogen can help with the healing of a variety of ailments.

Companies have taken notice, which is why many molecular hydrogen-based products like hydrogen water are available for purchase.

How Does Hydrogen Water Neutralize Free Radicals?

You know that the formula for water is H2O. And now you know that the formula for molecular hydrogen is H2.

As noted, free radicals are oxygen-containing molecules with an unpaired electron.

When molecular hydrogen enters the body, it goes searching for these free radicals. When H2 and free radicals come together, the formula for H2O is complete and the result is harmless water. It’s as simple as that.

How is Hydrogen Water Created?

Plenty of hydrogen exists in plain water. However, in regular H2O, the hydrogen in chemically bound to the oxygen. Because of this, the hydrogen in water cannot provide benefits aside from hydration.

There are different ways to create hydrogen water. One way is by dropping magnesium tablets into the water. These tablets release hydrogen into the water seamlessly. However, there is a caveat to this method. Along with delivering more magnesium than a typical person needs, you need to consume a lot of hydrogen water in order to reap the rewards if you go this route. You may not be able to consume enough in a day to see the benefits right away.

Another method involves electrolysis, which is the same method used to create alkaline water. An electric current is used to break apart the hydrogen and oxygen molecules which allows hydrogen gas to permeate the water without an excessive amount of magnesium. Using an ionizer for this process, the resulting product is still lacking when it comes to therapeutic purposes because an insufficient amount of hydrogen gas is dissolved in the water in a short period of time. Additionally ionizers leave something to be desired when it comes to taste due to drinking the water that is ionized around the metallic electrodes.

The last, and best, option is to infuse a glass or pitcher of water with molecular hydrogen produced by a hydrogen gas generator. In less than 10 minutes you can infuse several times more consumable molecular hydrogen in a glass of water than through ionization or magnesium tablets.

Why Do You Need to Use a Generator to Create Hydrogen Water?

Generators like the HydroGenie® pump enormous amounts of molecular hydrogen into water. This method infuses more hydrogen into one glass of water than ionizers, mostly due to ionizers being very dependent on water quality, condition of the electrodes, and temperature. The resulting hydrogen-infused water from the generator tastes great, with no metallic aftertaste or excessive magnesium.

In addition to H2, the HydroGenie infuses water with oxygen — a fact that makes the HydroGenie stand out from other machines.

When you use this method to consume hydrogen water, H2 can do exactly what it needs to do in the body without side effects.

What Are the Benefits of Drinking Hydrogen Water?

By neutralizing free radicals, molecular hydrogen corrects damage done to the cell while preventing additional free radicals from being produced.

But there are many, many more benefits of drinking hydrogen water. Numerous studies have found molecular hydrogen is effective when it comes to healing. Here are just a few that you can expect when consuming hydrogen water:

What Are the Risks of Drinking Hydrogen Water?

There are no known risks involved in drinking hydrogen water or consuming molecular hydrogen.

What Does Hydrogen Water Cost?

If you want to truly experience the positive effects of hydrogen water, it needs to be created with a generator. Many models cost well above $3,000.

However, you can purchase the HydroGenie for under $2,000. The HydroGenie, made right here in the United States, lasts for years and years. When you purchase a HydroGenie, you are purchasing pain relief, increased longevity, increased energy and overall improvement in your health.

The HydroGenie is a versatile machine. You can use it to consume hydrogen water, but it offers two additional methods of consumption, inhalation through cannula and direct application to skin and joints through a cup or mask.

Method #1: Drink Hydrogen Water Using the HydroGenie

Stay hydrated and improve your health by using the HydroGenie to create hydrogen-enriched water. Molecular hydrogen is available in blood at the fingers in as little as 30 seconds after drinking.

In the video below, Tyler LeBaron of the Molecular Hydrogen Institute details the benefits of consuming molecular hydrogen by drinking hydrogen water.

But this is just one method you can use. The HydroGenie offers two other methods for consuming molecular hydrogen.

Method #2: Inhalation

Using this method, molecular hydrogen is available immediately. The amount of hydrogen you inhale in one minute is 10 times the amount you consume when drinking as much as three liters of hydrogen water.

As you inhale, the powerful molecule is sent directly into the bloodstream. You can inhale molecular hydrogen using a nasal cannula.

Mary Lou’s energy was restored after using this method. Take a look at her testimonial below to learn more.

Method #3: Direct application

This method is ideal for acute pain. Using an application cup or mask. Experience pain relief in as little as 10 minutes.

Trish Lovelace experienced miracle-like benefits using this method. Check out her testimonial below.

Improve Your Health Today

We developed the HydroGenie so that people just like you can enjoy a myriad of health benefits at an affordable price.

If you would like to learn more about how the HydroGenie has transformed people’s lives, check out what our customers have to say.

Purchase your own HydroGenie today to enjoy the miracle-like benefits of molecular hydrogen. If you have any questions, our friendly staff is at the ready to offer any information you may need. Contact us at (646) 849-9099.

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