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Understanding the Benefits of Acid Water (aka Oxidized Water)
The following is an excerpt from Benefits of Alkaline, Ionized Water by Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi, MD, Director of the Water Institute of Japan
Oxidized water with its redox [oxidation-reduction] potential of +700 to +800 mV is an oxidizing agent that can withdraw electrons from bacteria and kill them.
The oxidized water from the Ionized Water unit can be used to clean hands, kitchen utensils, fresh vegetables and fruits, and to sterilize cutting boards and minor wounds. Tests have shown that oxidized water can be used effectively to treat athlete’s foot, minor burns, insect bites, scratches, and so on.
Dr. Yoshiaki Matsuo, Vice Director of the Water Institute of Japan, has developed another apparatus capable of producing hyperoxidized water with a redox potential of +1,050 mV or more, and a pH lower than 2.7. Tests have shown that this hyper oxidized water can quickly destroy MRSA (Methecillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).
[Note: Strong Acidic Water produced from the Enagic® SD501 unit has a pH of 2.5]
Although hyperoxidized water is a powerful sterilizing agent, it won’t harm the skin. In fact, it can be used to heal. Hyperoxidized water has proven effective in Japanese hospitals in the treatment of bedsores and operative wounds with complicated infections.
But perhaps the most exciting future application of hyperoxidized water is in the field of agriculture where it has been used effectively on plants to kill fungi and other plant diseases. Hyperoxidized water is non-toxic, so agricultural workers can apply it without wearing special protective equipment because there is no danger of skin or respiratory damage. An added benefit of using hyperoxidized water to spray plants is that there is no danger to the environment caused by the accumulation of toxic chemicals in the ground.
Dr. Hayashi is a Heart Specialist and Director of the Water Institute of Japan.