Alkaline Water in Malaysia has been a buzz word for the last 2 years with the claim that drinking alkaline water is good for the body because body acidity causes cancer and disease. So everyone went out to buy an alkaline water filter that you could drink alkaline water from daily. Some believed in it because they became healthier, some were totally sceptical, and some said it didn’t work at all.
We are flooded with so much information on the various waters within the market, how does one know exactly what water is good for us and what isn’t? And what is the difference really?
Honestly, before I started this Izumio and Super Lutein journey, I didn’t have a clue either. Water was just water to me. I didn’t even know that our body needed Hydrogen to function. But since I am now in this business, I have made it my business to know EXACTLY what the differences are between ALL the waters in the market.
Because of Alkaline Water, everyone thinks Izumio is alkaline water. WTF. It isn’t. Izumio is NEUTRAL water with a pH of 7. Or 6.9 or 7.1. Izumio is water infused with an extremely high quantity of Hydrogen. And ever since Izumio started getting recognition, the Alkaline Water companies have all changed their tune to no longer push Alkaline Water but claim their waters to make Active Hydrogen. It is probably true, or their waters would not have healed so many people either. It was because of the Hydrogen, not the Alkalinity.
Putting Alkaline Water in Malaysia into your body over the long term is actually bad for you. Besides, if you wanted to have an Alkaline Body, why not just squeeze lemon or take Bicarbonate Soda? Same thing. They have their benefits in the short term but certainly not something to be consumed regularly!!! Why would anyone invest in a RM12,000+ water filter that will make you Alkaline Water, besides producing a small quantity of Active Hydrogen? I say small when compared to Izumio. In order to be on par with Izumio, the Alkaline Water would have to crank up a pH of 10.5 to have almost similar power to Izumio. AND you would have to drink much more of it still because the water that comes out of a water filter is different to Hydrogen infused water that has been encapsulated in a 4 layer packaging using NASA Technology to put the water directly into your body without a split second touching the air from water filter to your body. Unless you put your mouth on the spout of your water filter perhaps? Even then, would you dare to regularly drink water at pH 10.5???
This is an article written by Dr Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense
Have you seen advertisements for products such as coral calcium or alkaline water that are supposed to neutralize acid in your bloodstream? Taking calcium or drinking alkaline water does not affect blood acidity. Anyone who tells you that certain foods or supplements make your stomach or blood acidic does not understand nutrition.
You should not believe that it matters whether foods are acidic or alkaline, because no foods change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. Your stomach is so acidic that no food can change its acidity. Citrus fruits, vinegar, and vitamins such as ascorbic acid or folic acid do not change the acidity of your stomach or your bloodstream. An entire bottle of calcium pills or antacids would not change the acidity of your stomach for more than a few minutes.
All foods that leave your stomach are acidic. Then they enter your intestines where secretions from your pancreas neutralize the stomach acids. So no matter what you eat, the food in stomach is acidic and the food in the intestines is alkaline.
Dietary modification cannot change the acidity of any part of your body except your urine. Your bloodstream and organs control acidity in a very narrow range. Anything that changed acidity in your body would make you very sick and could even kill you. Promoters of these products claim that cancer cells cannot live in an alkaline environment and that is true, but neither can any of the other cells in your body.
All chemical reactions in your body are started by chemicals called enzymes. For example, if you convert chemical A to chemical B and release energy, enzymes must start these reactions. All enzymes function in a very narrow range of acidity. (The degree of acidity or alkalinity is expressed as “pH.”). If your blood changes its acidity or alkalinity for any reason, it is quickly changed back to the normal pH or these enzymes would not function and the necessary chemical reactions would not proceed in your body.
For example, when you hold your breath, carbon dioxide accumulates in your bloodstream very rapidly and your blood turns acidic, and you will become uncomfortable or even pass out. This forces you to start breathing again immediately, and the pH returns to normal. If your kidneys are damaged and cannot regulate the acidity of your bloodstream, chemical reactions stop, poisons accumulate in your bloodstream, and you can die.
Certain foods can leave end-products called ash that can make your urine acid or alkaline, but urine is the only body fluid that can have its acidity changed by food or supplements. ALKALINE-ASH FOODS include fresh fruit and raw vegetables. ACID-ASH FOODS include ALL ANIMAL PRODUCTS, whole grains, beans and other seeds. These foods can change the acidity of your urine, but that’s irrelevant since your urine is contained in your bladder and does not affect the pH of any other part of your body.
When you take in more protein than your body needs, your body cannot store it, so the excess amino acids are converted to organic acids that would acidify your blood. But your blood never becomes acidic because as soon as the proteins are converted to organic acids, calcium leaves your bones to neutralize the acid and prevent any change in pH. Because of this, many scientists think that taking in too much protein may weaken bones to cause osteoporosis.
Cranberries have been shown to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections, but not because of their acidity. They contain chemicals that prevent bacteria from sticking to urinary tract cells.
Taking calcium supplements or drinking alkaline water will not change the pH of your blood. If you hear someone say that your body is too acidic and you should use their product to make it more alkaline, you would be wise not to believe anything else the person tells you.
Dr. Mirkin, who practices medicine in Kensington, Maryland, is board-certified in four specialties: allergy and immunology; sports medicine; pediatrics; and pediatric immunology. He has served as a teaching fellow at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, and Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has written 16 books on sportsmedicine, weight control, and low-fat eating. His Web site offers broadcasts and reports on thousands of topics. He also offers a free weekly e-mail newsletter.
So now that we’re passed the acidity and alkalinity thing about water, what water should we really be drinking??? Alkaline Water in Malaysia? Not for me, thanks.
And definitely not tap water in Malaysia either because our pipes are filthy! But in Switzerland you bloody can!
What I have at home is an Amway filter which we paid about RM4,000 for? Cannot remember now but around there and it has served us very well. It has a clean filtered water function where the water is filtered through a powerful filter and also gets heated up with UV rays so it comes out warm. We never drink it neat although it says we can. We usually boil the filtered water first, just in case. Because we like being extra safe. So that’s how we drink our water at home.
The other types of waters in the market include:-
1. Ionised Water
2. Oxygen Water
3. Tap Water
4. Filtered Tap Water
5. Mineral Water
6. RO Water (Reversed Osmosis)
7. Hydrogen Water
8. Boiled Water
1. Ionised Water
Ionised Water is the mother of Alkaline Water in Malaysia. Ionised Water means you have a water filter that has electrodes that are able to cause a chemical reaction (electrolysis) making your water acidic or alkaline. In Malaysia, many people have bought this water filter after an impressive demo but seriously, it only takes some research and common sense to realise what it really is. And to think they’re now selling it as Active Hydrogen Water. Heh. This Wall Street Journal article tells you more about Ionised Water and it’s benefits. Conclusion: It does give you some health benefits due to the fact that it has Hydrogen but marginal if compared to Izumio. Besides, it tastes disgusting. I cannot imagine how it has been perceived and having a soft, velvety taste when all I tasted was a very metal tasting water that felt like it was kept in a smelly fridge too long.
2. Oxygen Water
Hmmm. I’ve read so much, SO MUCH, on American Government websites about Hydrogen benefits to the body but Oxygen? Here’s the deal. Hydrogen and Oxygen are both very different gases with different properties. The Oxygen that we breathe in from the air is in a much higher quantity that any of the Oxygen Waters available in the market so why pay for it if it is free? With Hydrogen, it is different because you do not get much of it from the air at all as it is an unstable gas and best consumed in ion form (i.e. from water). Which is why Izumio has patented their packaging of Hydrogen because it is the only way Hydrogen can be contained with any real usefulness. Clinical trials were done on Oxygen Water and no real advantageous effects were noted.
3. Tap Water
In Malaysia, this is just dirty. Don’t drink it. You may fall sick. You may not but why risk it. If you see the gunk that shows up on my water filter (or perhaps your own for that matter), you will think twice about consuming tap water! Besides, the ORP for our tap water is +250mv or something. At the very least, filter your water before drinking it.
4. Filtered Tap Water
There are too many water filters in the market ranging from the cheap Panasonic water filter of about RM150 to the Kangen Water Filter for about RM12,000+. Mine is the RM4,000 Amway one which has really served us well for many years thus far. I have also seen some big ass ones that take up your entire kitchen space which I would never try. At the end of the day, it is all about how much you want the water filter to do it’s job which is to get clean drinking water. Do you really care so much to bathe in filtered water? Do you care so much as to wash your hair in filtered water? Do you have the time to switch your pH in your water just so you could wash your vegetables? I really do not have the time to even learn up the many functions that would come in a complicated water filter so I’m sticking to my good ol’ Amway.
5. Mineral Water
Mineral water is water that is either filled with minerals or naturally contains minerals from the fresh springs (like in Switzerland, ahhhhh…..). The problem we have in Malaysia is, how the hell do we know what is good mineral water and what isn’t? How do even know that the water in the mineral water bottle is even mineral water? There are so many local brands. Hmm. My personal choice is Evian or Eau Claire (local). I’m not so sophisticated to go into Perrier or San Pellegrino, LOL!!! So let me tell you a trick. If you are at a restaurant in Malaysia, please make sure that you open your own bottle of mineral water (if you order it) because there is a syndicate of wait staff performing all sorts of tricks to cheat you out of your dining experience. For example, with mineral water, they consume the mineral water themselves and then recycle the bottles to use normal tap water. When they serve you, they will open the water bottle for you and pour it for you. Well, don’t let them do that. Make sure you say you want to open your own water bottle if you want to be safe and know that you are paying for what you are getting. [Aside: it not only happens with mineral water but there is a huge syndicate going on with cash counter money going missing, restaurant supplies going missing, etc].
6. RO Water
Reversed Osmosis water is supposed to be the absolute cleanest water there is possible. This is because the water has been filtered so any times until it is super duper clean rendering it practically tasteless. To the point it doesn’t even taste like water. RO water is good but it is costly. Those who would most benefit from RO Water are people who are allergic to a certain substance in the water (as you know, water has natural minerals) and if one is allergic to copper, for example, then RO water would be a good way to go. However, it has it’s own pros and cons too. Read up on Reversed Osmosis Water here.
7. Hydrogen Water
AHAH!!!! MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE TOPIC!!! At least I’m honest, right? Hydrogen is so good for you that you would die if you didn’t have it. Really. You get it from drinking water every day. But because some of us are very bad with drinking sufficient water, we get sick. It is all about balancing the free radicals within the body versus how much Hydrogen you get in order to eliminate those free radicals. Sure, if you drink TONS of natural water, you can very well maintain a vary healthy lifestyle. The problem sets in when you have reached your maximum input of normal drinking water and still you are sick. This means your level of free radical production is stronger than the hydrogen scavengers within your body, which is when you need to consider drinking water with infused Hydrogen.
You can read up all about Hydrogen in this link below if you need to be convinced about why Hydrogen is extremely beneficial to the body. This is an NCBI paper (American Govt Research) that exhibits clinical importance on the study of Hydrogen. Just look at the Reference section at the end of the paper. So much research has gone into the study of Hydrogen that it is really has potential to be the medicine of the future.
Now there are many waters in the market that claim they produce Hydrogen, so why buy Izumio right? Honestly, it is entirely up to you if you want to explore cheaper versions of Hydrogen Water. All I know is that Izumio has the highest concentration of Hydrogen and it is contained in a patented packet sealed thus will garner the most potency when consumed correctly. With other Hydrogen waters, they are not packaged correctly so how would you even benefit from the Hydrogen? Before you can even drink it, a large amount has already escaped? It’s like paying top dollar for very little value. Do you really want to do that? One way of checking would be to use an ORP Meter to check the OBJECTIVE difference between your various Hydrogen Waters. Which gives you the lowest and safest ORP reading? That would tell you which water has the most potent Reduction properties to cleanse and heal your body. Secondly, get yourself drunk with the same amount of alcohol each time and try your various Hydrogen waters to see which works best. Thirdly, test it on someone who suffers from palpitations and see which Hydrogen water brings it down the fastest. I can boldly make these claims because I am one such patient who has tried and tested this for myself many times over and *rolls eyes* you cannot even COMPARE Izumio and the other Hydrogen waters in the market. Like seriously. It’s like comparing a Rolls Royce to a Kancil. Don’t even go there. If your life is important to you, don’t waste your money on something that is going to not only give you poor value but the potential to screw up your system as well. DO YOUR RESEARCH and speak to lots of people. In fact, better still, just TRY IT to learn it for yourself. Learn it with my advice, not any Tom, Dick and Harry distributor who knows jack about the product. Get the FULL value from your investment and be smart about it. For a free consultation, call me at 012-2333840.
8. Boiled Water
So I’m not even sure why Boiled Water needs to be here but its’ probably because it is what we drink at home? Hahaha. It’s a pain really because it means we have to boil water daily and we do not have any hired help. Extra work. Unnecessary work. Yet psychologically, it is only Boiled Filtered Water that we drink at home AND Izumio Hydrogen Water. Voila!! And we have not been sick for a longgggggggggggggg time. My entire family. Who knows if it is the fact that we eat healthy (actually we don’t, haha) or drink lots of water or are just a plain damn happy family that helps us to not get sick? Fact is, we don’t and fingers crossed that we won’t for a longgggggggggggg time!
I hope that clears the confusion for you with the jungle of waters out there. If you really are interested to know more, just give me a call or WhatsApp me at 012-2333840 and I will be more than happy to give you a scientific, logical, explanation backed up with facts and research papers from credible sources so you can use your own brains to make a decision as to what water is best for you or your loved one. Hey, don’t take MY word for it. Think for yourself!!!
Alkaline Water in Malaysia? Forget it.
Mamapumpkin quit her full time job as the Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation in December 2014 due to the diagnosis of her double heart valve (aortal and mitral) failure causing her to be extremely fatigued (insufficient oxygenated blood) and not being able to function as a normal human being. By the Grace of God, she was introduced to Izumio and Super Lutein and her health has rocketed since. She now pledges that it is the best thing that ever happened to her and earns a good living by sharing the benefits of Izumio and Super Lutein to the world.
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