The next generation of drinking
Acidic/Alkaline focused nutrition looks to be a notable trend in the future. This focuses on opting for a diet far less acidic than some believe to be healthy and maintaining a neutral level of 7.4. Increasing vegetable intake and decreasing processed sugars are beginning steps.
At FIBO 2013 we were introduced to a unique innovation in alkaline water. Rezpons based in Sweden and America is a company focused upon the use of alkaline water as drinkable water. HealthGauge speaks to CIO and Co-Founder Mikael Enroos to find out more about the PH9 Generator and the significance of alkaline in hydration…
• What is PH9 Generator?
“The PH9 Generator is the world’s first alkaline water generator without filter. It provides users with the worlds best drinking water which they can also add supplements to in the generator. Any supplements added will also be absorbed much faster and digestion will be more effective as a result.”
• How does it work?
“You put water into the PH9 Generator and turn it upside down couple of times and after about one minute you have alkaline water to drink.”
• Where did the idea come from?
“The Idea of alkaline water comes from Japan. Exploring why people from some regions live longer than others, research found the answer lay in mountain water which had a higher ph level and seemed to increase longevity. Following this discover Japan introduced alkaline machines to create alkaline water. PH9 generator is creating alkaline water though a chemical process like the water discovered in the mountains.”
• What are the benefits?
“The number of benefits that alkaline water offers is huge. I can only touch the surface as to completely answer the question would be far to long.
Basically, a body that is acidic is a body where viruses, bacteria and free radicals have a chance to stay and be active. When a person has a virus, bacteria or free radicals, their bodies cells are under attack and the more acidic a person is the more cells they will loose. This is where aging starts. Over an extended period of attack, the condition may deteriorate to sicknesses requiring medical medication.
Alkaline water provides a reverse effect. It works at a cellular level to restore the cells and produce a detox effect which balances alkaline levels in the body. It has a anti-aging effect as well as further health benefits and all from something a simple as water.
The benefits in a nutshell include:
– Powerful antioxidants which eliminate free radicals
– Alkaline water provides lots of energy by providing more oxygen
– Increased metabolism
– More efficient recovery after exercise
– Breaks down water molecules into smaller clusters for better absorption
– Contains and releases minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron among others
– Helps with digestion
– Sterilizing effect on (tap) water
– Positive effects on skin and diet
– Balances the body’s acid / alkaline conditions caused by various factors such as diet”
• It has been suggested that acid and alkaline may become a more important area of focus for nutrition in future. Why do you think this is?
“These ideas stem from the science which has been developing thanks to advancements in modern technology. Alkaline water is in a sense helping us to rediscover one of our most important nutritional resources that is water. In sports more people are discovering the benefits of alkaline. One example is the role of alkaline water in weight management. When you drink alkaline water your body carries more oxygen. This results improved energy levels but also helps the body to directly utilise the energy stored in fat deposits.”
• What does the future hold for PH9 Generator?
“We have experienced a huge amount of interest in the PH9 Generator. Our initial area of focus is within the sport industry as athletes are the most conscious of daily nutrition. Secondly we aim to take the PH9 product line to reach every home. The vision we have is to give people a healthier life and increase awareness as to the benefits of alkaline water. We are now in the progress of choosing channels that shares our values of helping people to a healthier life.”