This link is perhaps unwelcome but also important. The fact is that the more calcium there is in our water supply, the more concentrated calcium we are drinking in our alkaline ionized water. The would mean – to my thinking – that there is a possibility of excess calcium in areas with hard water. I have yet to see any data from any manufacturers of water ionizers on the dosage of calcium from a water ionizer in relation to maximum RDA, which for a 50-year old male is 1000mg daily.
The latest University laboratory test we did on our new UltraStream ionizer showed 7.1 (at beginning of filter use) to 9.4( at end of rated life) mg of calcium per litre. Assuming, therefore we drink 2 litres a day we will get a max of 18.8mg of calcium form water that came from the tap at about half of that. Obviously nowhere near the recommended daily dose by the National institute of Health. This equates to what we expect from any electric ionizer; it will basically double to calcium in the output water, but the key is the amount in the input water. (Note: the water source was a municipal water supply supplemented with industrial size RO, meaning its initial calcium level was low)
The answer is -superficially at least – to source our calcium primarily from calciferous greens etc in diet, but the report – for me at least – opens up the whole question of calcium supplementation and what can be regarded as safe calcium. What I perceive is that as long as we accept the idea that more calcium equals better bones, without including the vital missing nutrients K2, D and A in our daily regimen, all we’ll have is a circulatory system loaded up with calcium that’s got nowhere to go.
The report also opens up the concept of the importance of ORP in our water. To me, ORP is what pH tries to give us in our bodies. ORP, particularly the ‘R’ of the ORP – the ‘reducing’ or donating of electrons ability of our water, may be the key to the health changes we see happening. Drinking water loaded with free electrons seems to me to be a short cut to giving the electrons it normally gets from its limited store of alkaline minerals. After all, that’s what they do in the body. They donate electrons to the body to neutralise equal and opposite molecules that need those electrons. So a flood of electrons from the water will find the very molecules we call free radical. Rogue oxygen that is out of balance because of its electrons.
Does this make sense to you?