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The quality of the source water is critical when it comes to ionizer performance and protecting the performance of your investment over time. Let's face it, ionizers are not cheap; they represent one of the most important investments you will ever make in your health. Understanding the issue of water quality allows our AlkaViva customers to make informed choices.

Water, the Chemistry of Life


When scientists look for life on other planets, the first thing they look for is the presence of water. Most living plants and animals are found in water. Life on earth is believed to have arisen from water. To sustain life requires water. All living things are composed mostly of water; 70 - 80 percent of all organic matter is water. Chemical reactions that sustain life require water to occur, and water is often the product of the chemical reaction.

Water, the Universal Solvent


The water molecule is made of two hydrogen atoms covalently bonded to one oxygen atom. The H2O molecule has both a positive and negative charge, making it a polar molecule that can bind with either positive or negatively charged molecules. This makes water a superb solvent, and is a major reason why water is the basis for the chemistry of life on earth.

The water on earth today is no more or no less than the water that was here eons ago. The concern is that because water is such an effective solvent, it picks up chemical and toxic contamination during the water cycle that is a challenge to remove.

No New Water!

Earth is a big water-recycling machine, moving water between the land, the sea, and the atmosphere. No water gets lost, it merely changes locations, quality, and form.
Sandra Postel,
Pillar of Sand (Worldwatch Institute, 1999)

That's why AlkaViva created the UltraWater Filtration Technology for use in all our electric water ionizers and non-electric Personal Hydration Devices (pHD). We know it does NOT make sense to try to make contaminated water 'healthier' through ionization since some of that contamination can become more concentrated and bio available through ionization.

Our ionizers are designed to make the cleanest, healthiest water possible with cutting-edge technology that is affordable, convenient and environmentally sound. See test results here.

The chemistry of life itself is the chemistry of water.

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