What is Acidic Water?
Acidic water (often referred to as electrolyzed water) is water with a potential hydrogen (pH) of less than 7. pH refers to the amount of hydrogen mixed in with the water. pH is measured on a scale from 0 to 14; 7 represents "neutral," where the water is neither alkaline nor acidic; 0 through 7 indicates acidity; and 7 through 14 indicates alkalinity.
Signs of acidic water include:
- Blue stains on copper fixtures or pipes
- Blue or green stains in tubs or basins
- pH test showing less than 7 is considered acidic
- A sharp or chlorine smell at the tap
Home water sources have been known to have a pH level of less than 5.5, which many water treatment solutions will not guarantee service for or offer systems to deal with.
Like the Richter scale for measuring earthquake intensity, the pH scale is logarithmic. A solution with a pH of 8.0 is ten times more alkaline than a solution with a pH of 7.0. A solution with a pH of 9.0 is 100 times more alkaline than a solution with a pH of 7.0.
The intake of acidic water along with the acidic foods in the modern diet cause the body to work overtime to maintain the blood pH within the health range. To do so, the body will take alkaline substances from body parts, such as bone. By drinking alkaline water, a person is able to reduce the intake of acids and increase the availability of alkaline minerals, helping the body regulate its pH in a healthier way.
Recent studies of acidic water uses have discovered many home uses; for example a recent patent in Europe has been filed after a study showing acidic water obtained by electrolysis, is a highly effective treatment of dermatosis in domestic animals when applied or sprayed several times at the initial stages of the dermatosis.
Medical and Dental offices often uses acidic water to destroy micro-organisms, as well as a sterilizing hand wash.
The LIFE Ionizers produce both Alkaline water (for healthy consumption) as well as acidic water. While it has its uses, Humans don't do well drinking acidic water. However, this doesn't mean acidic water doesn't have its own uses.
Uses of Acidic Water
Although drinking alkaline water is important for optimum health, acidic water also has many beneficial uses as well:
- Skin care: Using acidic water to wash your face can improve the complexion of your skin as it works as a natural astringent and removes dirt and oil without the use of chemicals. Acidic water can also relieve dry and itchy skin, and expedite the healing process of cuts, scrapes, insect bites, rashes, athletes foot, nail fungus, blisters, acne, eczema, bisters, and poison oak/ivy irritation.
- Hair Care: Use acidic water to wash and rinse your hair, as it is great for your scalp and addresses dandruff.
- Antiseptic: Acidic water can be used as an antiseptic for abrasions, cuts, and a mouth wash to assist in removing plauqe from teeth.
- Food: Wash your fruits, vegetables, and meats to effectively kill bacteria.
- Plant Care: Watering your plants and vegetables with acidic water will promote growth and reduce fungus. Cut flowers will last longer in acidic water.