Let's first think about how the body works
The pH of our blood is 7.4 (±0.05) weakly alkaline.
And the pH in the cell is kept at 7.0, neutral.
However, we eat various foods and water, and acid is always produced in the process of metabolism.
In order to keep the pH of the body constant, carbon dioxide gas is expelled by breathing.
We experience quicker breathing when our bodies are struggling. Sometimes the body is trying to restore it naturally, not because of a lack of oxygen, but because the blood is inclined to acid.
Hyperventilation syndrome is a disease in which breathing increases unconsciously when you feel mentally stressed or anxious. In severe cases, you will lose consciousness. At this time, the pH of the blood is more alkaline than normal.
Another important thing is the kidneys. The kidneys have the function of filtering blood and expelling what it does not need. When the body is inclined to acidity, it excretes a lot of acid in the urine and regulates it. If you eat a lot of meat, your urine will be acidic, and if you eat a lot of vegetables, your urine will be alkaline. Besides that, the liver and gastrointestinal tract are working hard to regulate it.
Our body makes an effort to keep the pH constant.
What is the water you usually eat?
The tap water we usually eat is set at pH 5.8 to 8.6. Because it is weakly acidic to weakly alkaline.
It seems that the body does not have to work much.
But a lot of people love something mixed with it, not water. For example, 100% orange juice seems to be good for the body, but the pH is 4.0. Beer has a pH of 4.3 and sports drinks have a pH of 3.8, all of which are acidic. Coffee has a pH of 5~6 and green tea has a pH of 6.
It turns out that many of the foods and drinks we usually eat are really acidic.
What is reduced water?
Have you ever heard of reduced water, alkaline electrolyzed water, or alkaline ionized water?
These are water made by electrolysis of water, but it has a long history.
Research began in Japan in 1931, and in 1960 it was used for medical purposes as water that is beneficial to health.
1965In that year, the Ministry of Health and Welfare at that time recognized that it was effective for chronic diarrhea, indigestion, gastrointestinal abnormalities, antacid and excessive stomach acid.
Reduced water also exists in nature.
The most famous are the water of Lourdes in France, the water of Nordenau in Germany and the water of Tlacote in Mexico. In Japan, there are Hita Tenryōsui and Hakusan Meimizu. These are spring waters.
It is also known as miracle water, and it became famous because it was said that drinking the water there would make sick people feel better.
In modern society, this kind of water has decreased due to various pollutions.
The hot spring water is high temperature. There are many hot springs in Japan.
When I examined the places that were recognized as alkaline springs, I found that they contained a lot of natural hydrogen. In hot springs that use the source, there is sometimes a cup in the bathtub and it is written that you can drink it.
When I traveled to Nagano Prefecture, I was taken to a hot spring that tourists do not go.
It was used by local elderly people like a public bath. Everyone has beautiful skin,
How are you? There may be more natural reduced water if you look into it.
Unfortunately, most people cannot use natural, freshly pumped reduced water on a daily basis.
Some of you may have experienced that the water here is delicious and when you come home and drink it at home, it was not like that.
It may be because of the storage container, it may be the effect of feeling uplifted near spring water, or it may be because the ingredients contained in the freshly drawn water have been removed.
Spring water is something that is underground and comes out to the surface, so oxidation begins as soon as it comes into contact with the air.
Reduced water produced by electrolysis of tap water by a machine can be compared to spring water that comes out.
However, some people may think that spring water tastes better.
The number one factor that makes tap water taste unpalatable is chlorine and rust on pipes, but the amount of minerals is greatly involved in the taste after removing it. This depends on what kind of water the raw water is.
Japan there are few minerals in the soil, so there is a lot of soft water, but there are places like Okinawa where water is close to hard water.
Which water tastes good is also influenced by the environment in which you grew up.
By the way, how is reduced water made?
After purifying substances such as chlorine contained in tap water, electrolysis is performed to cause a redox reaction.
The oxidation side contains oxygen and hydrogen ions. And the reducing side contains hydrogen and hydroxide ions.
At the same time, it contains mineral components, so the concentration is higher than that of the original water.
Anti-aging is actually...
Oxidation is rusting, which is the aging of the body. Reduction is to undo, which is anti-aging that I have been hearing a lot about recently.
The body works to balance not only the pH balance but also this oxidation and reduction, but it gradually rusts and ages.
How wonderful it would be if it could be pulled back even a little with reduced water.
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