Science of Structured Water
Science has recently brought forth new and exciting discoveries about the biology and chemistry of water in our bodies – which makes up about two thirds of the body.
For Cellular Hydration
It’s been discovered that all water in the body moves through a channel, the aquaporin water channel, before it is absorbed into the cells. This means that cellular hydration, which is required for almost every activity in the body, is not a function of how much water a person drinks, but rather how much water is absorbed into the cells. It has also become known that stagnant waters – tap water, purified water and bottled water – contain large clusters of water molecules that must be broken down to much smaller clusters before passing through the water channel into the cell. These large clusters of molecules are broken down or “structured” to very small clusters by motion, pressure, twisting and turning, a process that naturally occurs as water flows in nature. Scientifically, the size of water clusters is measured by surface tension. The surface tension of tap, bottled and purified water is approx. 80 + dynes per square centimeter. After structuring, the surface tension is reduced to approx. 40 + dynes per square centimeter.
For Health & Energy
It’s also been discovered that once water is inside the cells of the body it is structured into H3O2 instead of H20. Water scientists are considering this crystal-like structured water to be the fourth phase of water (in addition to solid, liquid and vapor). H3O2 has unique properties that power the vital activities of the cell and exclude impurities, largely because the water inside the cell is negatively charged. The water that lies beyond the cells is positively charged and the two together function like a battery, containing potential energy. Fueled by infrared light from the sun and sunlight radiated indoors, this energy is released into the water and provided throughout the body.
– Karen Ehmke, Nutritionist, B.S. M.S
Hydration & Structured Water
The large clusters of water molecules that exist in all tap, bottled and purified water must be broken down to much smaller structures in order to be available for cellular hydration. After this energy intensive process successfully reduces cluster size, the water molecules must be transferred into the cells of the body. Membrane proteins called aquaporins do this by forming pores in the cell membrane that selectively conduct water molecules into the cell.
According to Dr. Peter Agre, the scientist who discovered the aquaporin water channel, aquaporins are “the plumbing system for cells. Every cell is primarily water but the water doesn’t just sit in the cell, it moves through it in a very organized way.” Dr. Agree, a professor at John Hopkins University, won the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry for this discovery.
Because the body is 60 – 80 % water, it has to extend a tremendous amount of energy to make water available by reducing the size of the clusters it contains. Clayton Nolte, inventor of structured water units, says it’s like lighting your house for a month! He estimates that anyone over the age of 35 may not have the energy needed to metabolize water properly, which is required for almost every activity of the body. The big advantage to structured water is that it is already broken down into much smaller clusters that can easily enter the cells, where hydration must occur.
Hydration is required for almost every activity of the body. It is essential to digestion, bowel function, enzymes, detoxification, immune system function and much more. Anecdotes abound and many books have been written espousing the benefits of hydration to skin, urinary tract, discs, cartilage, immunity and overall health.
Health, Energy & Structured Water
Clayton Nolte, inventor and founder of Natural Action Technologies, says “structured water should be one of the first prescriptions suggested to an individual who is seeking to mitigate a chronic condition.” Just consider how much energy can be made available for other needs of the body if it’s not required to break down large water clusters into smaller structures (not to mention the tremendous health benefits of much better cellular hydration.)
Bio engineer Dr. Gerald Pollack from the University of Washington, who studies water structure and water organization, points out that water is even more important than we might think. Our body contains about two thirds water, but more than 99% of our body consists of water molecules (because the molecules are so small). Dr. Pollack says that water is part of every structure in the cell and also present independent of the cell. Studies in his laboratory reveal that healthy cells are full of structured water while pathological cells have less structured water and poorly functioning proteins, which are probably caused by disorganized water.
It’s no wonder he states in his interview with Dr. Joseph Mercola (Water is the Most Important Nutrient for you Health), “I think the water inside your cells is absolutely critical for your health.”
In this excellent interview Dr. Pollack teaches another amazing benefit of structured water. Because structured water is charged like a battery, with negative ions in structured water and positive ions in the water nearby, it fuels our cells directly with energy. Thus we can get energy with no calories directly from water! All wavelengths of sunlight fuel this energy, but infrared light fuels the vast majority of it. The infrared light can come directly from the sun or indirectly from the sun re-radiating indoors. In a seminar featured on his website, Dr. Pollack even suggests that the plant photosynthesis process may partially occur in humans and that the very rare breatharians may actually receive their energy from light.
Dr. Pollack states that drinking structured water could be a very simple way to increase human health and longevity with no downsides at all. He goes on to say that structured water rehydrates cells very effectively and contains energy. Perhaps his most impressive statements is: “People come to me because we run these water meetings annually… and they have vast studies, not the double blind studies we’ve all come to accept, but very impressive evidence that water not only can improve your health but can actually reverse pathologies.”
Detoxification & Structured Water
The ability of structured water to detoxify is as impressive as any of it’s other properties. Geometrically, large water clusters have angles that are adverse to the health of the water. When the water is structured, however, the angle changes into a more beneficial configuration for detoxification.
Structured water units are not filters and do not remove anything physically from the water. The chemical/toxin is still there but the molecular structure has changed.
As Nolte teaches, “Through structuring, water is made healthy by neutralizing the toxins in water through molecular change. When you are testing for a chemical you are using a test for chemistry. When water is structured, the chemical is still there but it is in a different molecular structure. This is like testing for carbon. Diamonds and coal are both carbon. If all you are doing is testing for carbon, you will find carbon in both. That doesn’t mean they have the same structure. With diamonds and coal, you can easily witness a difference with your eyes. With structured water and regular water, you don’t necessarily see a difference with your naked eye except at higher magnifications under a microscope. But most importantly, you will witness a difference with your health and well-being.”
Any water purification system can be utilized with any structured water product. The water purifier will filter out the physical particles and the structured water unit will add all the benefits of structured water. We think this the best choice and certainly is our choice.