Having too much acid in your body can weaken all your systems. Your body has to borrow minerals from your bones, teeth and organs to neutralize excess acidity. High acid levels, or acidosis, might lead to diarrhoea, osteoporosis, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis and impaired immune function. Acidosis could also interfere with your cells’ ability to heal or produce energy and also allow cancer to flourish. Also, cancer cells thrive in acidic environments.
Drinking pure alkaline water is so beneficial to the body but you have to be careful where you get the water. There is alkaline water and ‘fake’ alkaline water.
What is the difference between naturally and artificially alkaline water?
When measured in drinking water, an alkaline pH can be a result of either natural or unnatural conditions in the water. Thus when comparing two waters, each with a pH of 9.5, one can be healthful while the other causes side effects.
Water ionizers split apart water molecules with electricity to artificially create alkaline water. Why is this artificial? All water found in nature has a pH that perfectly corresponds to the minerals in the water. When you drink alkaline water, the body assumes it is receiving alkaline minerals, like calcium and magnesium. The problem with ionized water is that the body thinks it is receiving more alkaline minerals than what are actually present in the water.
If our goal is to be healthy, why would we drink or eat anything artificial? Most people never question whether water is naturally or artificially alkaline and these companies prefer it that way.
Nikken produces a completely natural water system, the Pimag Waterfall System. The Pimag produces the highest quality, natural, alkaline water available on the market.
PiMag® Water Technology
Nikken PiMag® Water Technology combines multiple-stage filtration with pi minerals and a magnetic field. The arrangement of these systems varies according to the requirements of the individual product. However, all products with this technology produce the same result, filtered PiMag® water.
PiMag® Water Technology includes a system of multiple filters that provides a defence against a broad range of tap water contaminants. Among the filtration media employed is a natural carbon filter that captures microscopic particles. Charcoal carbon is a natural material that operates on the adsorption principle. It provides a vast amount of surface area for adsorption, and thus makes an extremely effective filter medium.
The PiMag® Waterfall®, a gravity-fed device, features several stages of filtration. The water flows between spheres of pi ceramic material during this process. The final stage features a bed of mineral stone, based on the agitation/tumble filtration provided in naturally-cleaned streams.
The slightly alkaline water produced by the PiMag Waterfall may help offset the acidic nature of a typical modern diet and other environmental conditions. It decreases oxidation reduction potential — a high ORP contributes to oxidative decomposition. An ionizing effect further reduces potential oxidation by providing ions to neutralize free radicals.
Similar filtration, pi and magnetic technology is incorporated in the PiMag® Sport Bottle. This system also produces alkaline water to help decrease oxidation reduction potential.
Pi and magnetic systems
A unique feature of PiMag® Water Technology is the addition of pi minerals to the process. Pi water was originally discovered by Japanese scientists in the 1970s. Observation had suggested that the water from an isolated hillside stream had a remarkable effect on the plant life in the area.
The scientists examined the environment and found that it contained an unusual collection of topographical features. The surrounding hills contained magnetite and calcium. The watercourse flowed over silicates, the material that forms natural crystal. The water from it was found to have an atypical combination of minerals, and was naturally alkaline. This alkalinity helps to balance the acidic diet and stress-induced acidity that is commonly experienced in modern life.
Duplicating these conditions in the laboratory resulted in a form of this “pi water.” Magnetic technology was added, as a magnetic field assists in conditioning water without adding salt or other chemicals.
Independent testing, including that performed by public agencies including the United States government, has shown that source water for municipal supplies may present significant amounts of pollutants. Chlorine or ozone added to combat these dangers, are themselves toxic. Reducing the amount of both the contaminants and chlorine can result in water that offers the potential for better health.
PiMag® Water Technology also possesses advantages over commercially bottled water. An immediately obvious one is cost: the purchase and operation of a PiMag® product, which filters tap water, is an order of magnitude less expensive than the ongoing cost of bottled water — which itself is often nothing more than treated tap water.
If you would like to know more about the NIkken water systems or actually see it in action, get in touch today.