Most water ionizers come with various user adjustable settings. Although the ionized water industry has done a pretty good job informing the public about different settings - such as setting the water ionizer to 9.5 alkaline to make drinking water and setting it to a strong acidic setting to make water for disinfecting - many people still have questions about what specific settings they should use and what to do with the water that they've ionized. Read this article to find out what are the best settings for different uses.
If you drink alkaline ionized water for hydration and for the removal of toxins then you should know that there are actually times when you should not drink it.
For example you shouldn't drink ionized water if you are taking medications. When you drink alkaline water with your medications you can actually alter its effectiveness. That's because alkaline ionized water can speed up the release of medicine into your system. It happens much more quickly than if you take the medicine with filtered or tap water.
So you should always wait about three-quarters of an hour after taking any medicine before you drink a glass of alkaline ionized water. And you shouldn't take any medicine within forty-five minutes of your last glass of alkaline water.
In addition, because your stomach uses its acids to break down the food you digest, you should not drink alkaline ionized water too close to your meal time. If you do you could neutralize your stomach's acids.
Most people wait anywhere from a half hour to an hour before and after meals before drinking alkaline ionized water.
What Ranges To Use
8.0 to 9.0
The lowest range for most water ionizers is a pH between 8.0 and 9.0. This is the level you should set your water ionizer at if you are a first time user. Your body can begin to gently release toxins and restore its pH balance at this level.
You should also use this setting for children and most pets. However, you should never use alkaline ionized water to fill your fish tank.
9.0 to 9.5
The most commonly recommended ionized level for drinking water is a pH between 9.0 and 9.5. This level is ideal for the water that you drink from morning to night. In addition, you can drink this water with just about anything, such as nutritional shakes made from powder, powdered aspirin, and nutritional supplements.
10.0 or Higher
You'll find that a pH of 10.0 or higher is perfect for making tea, coffee, and soup, and for preparing marinades. You can even make strawberries taste sweeter by soaking them in pH 10.0 ionized water.
And, if you soak your baking and cooking pots and pans in 10.0 pH or higher water you'll find that they're a lot easier to clean.