|Posted by Tyler LeBaron on August 12, 2013 at 9:45 PM||comments (50)|
pH is different than acidity. pH is just a measurement of the activity of the H3O+ ion. Acidity is an intrinsic property of the molecule and has reference the its pKa. In other words one molecule like HCl will become H+ and Cl- virtually 100% in water (pKa -9.3), but something like acetic acid will not. It has a pKa of 4.76 thus at a pH of 4.76 there is an equal amount of acetic acid and acetate (CH3CO2H = CH3CO2-).
pH is also different than alkalinity. Alkalinity is simply a term that denotes a waters capacity to neutralize an acid. Think about this, add a couple tablespoons of baking powder (pH only 8 or so) to a glass of tap water and then see how much of that is needed to neutralize a small amount of soda (you will see very little). Conversely test to see how much ERW at a pH of 11.5 is needed to neutralize the same amount of soda (significantly more).
Thus the ERW may have a high pH but very low alkalinity and the EOW may have a low pH, but a very low acidity. (Note that acidity and alkalinity are not opposites, and are both should not be confused with pH)
|Posted by Tyler LeBaron on August 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM||comments (3)|
Just like a dozen is a unit of measurement and means 12, a mole means there are 6.022 x10^23 atoms or molecules.
1 liter of neutral water contains 1x10-7 moles of OH- and 1x 10-7 moles of H+ ions and about 55.5 moles of H2O. I liter of ERW at a pH of 10 contains 0.0001 moles of OH- and 1x10-10 moles of H+ ions and about 55.5 moles of H20.
So at a higher pH we have more OH- (hydoxides) this is not a biological antioxidant nor a free radical it is a base meaning it can accept a H+ ion (OH- + H+→H2O). It is H2 gas that is the antioxidant.
|Posted by Tyler LeBaron on July 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM||comments (6)|
Secrets to get the most benefit from the water!
There are two research groups that helped from the basis of this approach.
Professor Mami Noda's group from Kyushu University tested all the properties of ERW individually, their results clearly showed that the only property that had any affect (on their disease model)l was the hydrogen gas. Therefore, if you don't drink the water fresh you are not going to get enough hydrogen gas to help (because it rapidly leaves the water).
Along the same lines, if you only drink say 1/4th a cup of the water you are only going to ingest very small amounts of hydrogen gas. This small amount of hydrogen gas is then diluted into the over 10 gallons of water in the human body, so by the time it reaches the cells in the brain and feet there is hardly enough to exert any benefit at all. That is why people find they have to drink a lot of water (around a gallon a day) before they start seeing benefits.
Professor Kinji Ohno's group from Nagoya University (where I was at) demonstrated that only intermittent hydrogen gas exposure was effective as opposed to a continuous administration. So it is better to drink a lot at once (intermittently) as opposed to sipping on a little here and there throughout the day (continuous administration). This is for two reasons:
1) Sipping a small amount of water (and thus only getting a tiny amount of hydrogen gas, which is diluted in the bodies 10 gallons of water), will not result in a sufficient hydrogen gas concentration at the cellular level to exert the benefits.
2) It appears that the body (or cells) may build a tolerance and then the hydrogen doesn't have an effect anymore. Similar to hearing a constant noise (e.g. washing machine) at first you notice it very easily, but then pretty soon you aren't even aware of the sound anymore. But if the sound had been intermittent as opposed to continuous then you would notice it each and every time (e.g. a clock that sounds on the hour).
It may be the most effective for you to:
1) Drink the water fresh to assure adequate hydrogen gas concentration in the water.
2) Drink a lot of water everyday to assure you are getting enough hydrogen gas to your body.
3) Drink a lot at once (intermittent) a few times a day as opposed to sipping (continuous), to assure that:
a) The hydrogen gas is high enough at a cellular level
b) You don't become insensitive or tolerant