WHAT IS HYDROGEN WATER, AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE FROM ALKALINE WATER? LET’S DISCUSS IT
In this topic, we will thoroughly discuss hydrogen water, also known as Hydrogen Rich Water (HRW), and alkaline water, also known as Alkaline Ionizer Water (AIW), and what is the difference between it and mineral water, demineralized water (RO water). , hexagonal water, oxygen water, and others.
So, in this discussion, we will start first with water. Who doesn’t know this H2O, which is abundant outside and inside our bodies? 2/3 of the body also contains water, including blood, brain, bones, and many more.
So that’s why water’s function is essential for our body; research shows humans can survive without food for three weeks, but without water, humans can only survive 4-7 days. So it is essential to continue consuming water so your body stays hydrated.
Now, we review a little about this H2O. Water or H2O covers almost 71% of the earth’s surface, each molecule consisting of 2 Hydrogen Atoms and 1 Oxygen Atom connected by covalent bonds. So it’s so extraordinary how these two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom become one molecule/compound called water.
Before discussing the types of water, we will discuss something often heard but only some clearly understand, namely pH. pH stands for Power (Potenz) of Hydrogen, pH itself is an essential indicator in determining water quality.
In its most basic sense, pH refers to the negative logarithmic (log) measurement of the concentration of H+ ions in solution. The more H+ (Hydrogen Ions), the more acidic; the less H+ (Hydrogen Ion), the more alkaline (alkaline).
TYPES OF DRINKING WATER ON THE MARKET AND ITS pH LEVELS
Now that we know this H2O, we will review each type of water available around us.
1. Mineral Water (pH level ranges from 7.0 – 8.0)
As the name implies, the mineral content in bottled water includes magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, calcium, bicarbonate, sodium, sulfate, chloride, and fluoride. Bottled mineral water goes through a series of processes in its manufacture, including adding or removing carbon dioxide gas (CO2) or toxic materials such as arsenic.
2. Demineralized Water (pH range 6.0 – 7.0)
As the name implies, demineralized water is water that does not contain minerals. This type of water is obtained through purification processes such as distillation (separation of chemical substances), deionization (neutralizing positive and negative ions), reverse osmosis (purification), or other processes that are equivalent and safe to drink.
3. Oxygenated Water (pH range 6.0 – 7.0)
As the name suggests, oxygenated water is a type of mineral water that has gone through a processing process in such a way, then oxygen is added. In contrast to ordinary water, oxygen-containing water has more oxygen molecular structure.
It’s just that it’s different from hydrogen water, which is proven to have a therapeutic effect, water containing oxygen, still needs research and substantial evidence to be included in the therapeutic category. And keep in mind that both oxygen and hydrogen are gases, and gases have the effect of evaporating very quickly, so even if there is adequate oxygen in oxygen water, the evaporation will probably be faster than you think.
- Other Drinking Water
Of the three types of water above, there are still several types of drinking water, such as carbonated drinks, juices, and drinks made with flavors. However, the discussion regarding other drinking water should have been discussed further.
WHAT IS ALKALINE WATER, AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE FROM HYDROGEN WATER?
Alkaline Water (pH > 8.0)
Now that we know the four types of water above that are easy to find around us, we will discuss alkaline water. There has been a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of alkaline water, some claims show that consuming alkaline water can help overcome diseases, including cancer, but many also disagree due to insufficient research and several other reasons. Well, as the name suggests, alkaline water is water that has a water pH above 8.0.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States recommends a pH level of drinking water that is safe for human consumption in the range of pH 6.5 to pH 8.5. If the pH of the drinking water is within the recommended level, the water will not be harmed. Based on the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) and the Indonesian National Standard (SNI), the pH reference for Packaged Drinking Water (AMDK) can be called alkaline if it has a pH between 8.5 and 9.97, so it is clear how BPOM provides limits regarding alkaline water and High PH. Usually, some manufacturers of bottled water include written warnings.
Alkaline water itself can be processed in several ways, such as:
1. Alkaline Filter
The first way is to use an alkaline rock filter containing alkaline minerals such as magnesium, potassium, potassium, calcium, etc.
2. Magnesium Sticks
The second way is to use a magnesium stick which can increase the pH level of rocks that contain alkaline minerals.
3. Bottled Alkaline Drinking Water (AMALDK)
The second way is to use a magnesium stick, which can increase the pH level of rocks with alkaline minerals.
4. Alkaline Ionizer Machine
This last method is considered the most accessible and most stable because the pH setting of the water can be controlled based on the button that has been set (pH 6.0 – 9). Compared to the two methods above that use alkaline mineral filters, they can indeed increase the pH of water, but there are no standard limits regarding pH due to 3 reasons, namely:
- Rock that is easily degraded because it is continuously immersed in water
- There are no standards and limits regarding the pH that can be produced
- The result differs from one another due to the source of origin of the water used, the soaking time, and the resulting pH level may be too high than the limit, and the TDS level may need to be lowered.
An alkaline ionizer uses a membrane that separates H2O into H2 (Hydrogen Gas) and OH- (Hydroxide), OH- is the forerunner of alkaline water and can reduce oxidation (ORP); this ORP is often referred to in marketing language as an antioxidant. So it is clear that an excellent alkaline ionizer produces:
- Hydrogen Gas
- Alkaline pH water
- Neutral pH Water
- Acid pH Water
- Has stability and standards for water pH regulation
- Usually made in the form of a large machine (not portable) and has residual water from the disposal
ALKALINE WATER = HYDROGEN WATER?
As the name implies, an alkaline ionizer is a machine that produces alkaline water with hydrogen content. To better understand how an Alkaline Ionizer machine works, see the diagram below:
This is the difference between Alkaline Ionizer and PEM Hydrogen generator, as the Molecular Hydrogen Institute reported Continue reading “Hydrogen Rich Water VS Alkaline Ionizer Water VS Alkaline Water”