Why Structured Water?
Enough can’t be said about how important adequate hydration is to the health of the entire body. No exceptions. Air and water are easily the most important nutrients in human nutrition and life.
Up until recently, the focus on water has been on water chemistry: chemicals, heavy metals, carcinogens, etc. While this is certainly important, when it comes to hydration, the key is not water purity, but molecular bonding. Molecular bonding describes how water molecules bond to each other in a process called “clustering.”
When water is stagnant (which includes all tap, bottled and purified water) it forms “large clusters.” In nature large clusters are converted into small clusters by movement: currents, waves, streams & rivers, waterfalls, evaporation/condensation (rain/snow), etc. The health advantage to small clusters is that it’s easier for cells to absorb water, and if water is not absorbed into the living cell, hydration does not occur. Just drinking large amounts of pure water does not guarantee cellular hydration. Indeed, many people drink and quickly urinate which is an obvious indicator that the water never reached their cells.
The key to the ability of cells to uptake water is the size of the clusters – the smaller the better. The scientific way to measure the size of water clusters is surface tension. The surface tension of all tap, bottled and purified water is ~ 80+ dynes per square centimeter. After “structuring” (which is the term used to describe the process of reducing large clusters to small clusters) the surface tension is reduced to ~ 40+ dynes per square centimeter. This makes it much easier for cells to absorb water.
In my experience personally and professionally, I have been completely impressed with Structured Water. Clinically the results have been very diverse and highly beneficial, which is what one would expect when a dehydrated body becomes hydrated — the health of every cell is improved. I highly recommend that you structure all your water; drinking, cooking, etc. Structuring should be done after water has been purified of chemicals. Again, structuring does not remove chemicals. Pure water is essential and pure structured water is ideal.
– Jim Ehmke, Clinical Nutritionist
What is Structured Water?
Water, water, everywhere… but is there a drop to drink?
Structured water and vortex water are names for water that is energized in the same way as nature. You’ve probably enjoyed being in the presence of nature’s vibrant water tumbling through waves in the ocean or flowing down a stream or waterfall. This active movement energizes water and reduces large water clusters into smaller clusters. Large clusters occur when water is stagnant or restricted, and smaller clusters develop when this same water is set in motion: flowing through twists and turns and generating refreshing negative ions along the way.
Reducing the size of water clusters (via structuring) has vital health implications for people, animals and plants. It’s all about the cellular absorption of water – the smaller the cluster the better the absorption into the cells. For a more detailed and scientific description, see our full article “Science of Structured Water.”
Structured water products are mechanical devises that copy this natural process, reducing large clusters into small clusters and increasing the energy contained in water. Structuring allows the water you drink – purified water or tap water – to enter the cells of your body. True hydration isn’t a function of how much water a person drinks, but rather how much water is absorbed into the cells. When cells are hydrated, remarkable health benefits occur throughout the body.
The Benefits of Structured Water
Hydration is required for almost every activity of the body. It is essential for energy, digestion, bowel function, enzymes, skin, urinary tract and much more.
Your body is 60 – 80 % water! Just consider what drinking structured water can do for you:
- Fresh tasting, energizing water loaded with negative hydrogen ions
- Revitalizing showers and baths for cleaner, healthier hair
- Increased absorption of vitamins, minerals and nutrients
- Healing to skin – no more dry, itchy skin
- Detoxification of pollutants
- Promotes immune system function and longevity
- Enhances all health programs and weight balancing
- Improves discs and cartilage
- Counteracts the fatigue of dehydration
- Provides all the same benefits to your pets
- Reduces chlorine requirements for spas and pools
- Flourishing gardens, lawns and house plants
- Improved growth of crops with increased biomass
- Lower freezing point so plants and crops can be sustained at lower temperatures
- Healthier farm livestock and fish
- Lower water surface tension for better penetration.
Structured Water Units:
- Work in harmony with all water purification systems
- Each unit is totally maintenance free!
- Come with a 90-Day satisfaction Guarantee – or your money back!
- Carry a lifetime warranty!
Structured Water Personal Experiences
I bought a portable dynamically enhanced Structured Water unit about 5 months ago. I decided to follow Jim’s instruction that to get maximum therapeutic benefits I should structure all my drinking water 6 times – pour the water through 6 times. I decided to make a couple gallons at a time so I could stay ahead of my needs. It’s simple and quick. After 3 months I noticed some distinct improvement in my varicose veins that I’ve had for years. In the past some of my varicose veins were so bad that I had a medical procedure to clear certain areas. Nothing before had helped the veins so this dramatic improvement not only got my attention, but I had to give structured water the credit. I realize that technically this isn’t proof of anything, but my diet, exercise and lifestyle didn’t change. In fact, during this time my stress level was actually higher than normal. Now, after 6 months of improved hydration drinking the dynamically enhanced structured water, the bulging in my varicose veins is dramatically diminished. This is very important to me because when the blood in varicose veins “pools” the situation is progressive. Now my veins are completely stable and I’m delighted. I highly recommend the use of structured water.
When our SW unit arrived I was excited to “put it to the test” right away. It came highly recommended and I wanted see for myself just how legit this type of technology is. At the time I was drinking a glass of raw milk from the Coop (legal in state of WA) and noticed that it had a slight “barn or cow” taste even though it was well within the expiration date. Over years of drinking raw milk I’ve noticed this taste occasionally. The quality of the milk is fine it’s just not as sweet as usual. Hmm….so, let’s pour the raw milk through the unit and see what happens. To say I was shocked by the improvement in taste would be a real understatement. The milk was literally sweet. I couldn’t believe it but the difference was so obvious. So I immediately called my wife into the kitchen and put her through a “before structuring and after structuring taste test” but made sure that she didn’t see which was which. The dramatic taste improvement was totally obvious to her as well. We were like, “what is this thing? Incredible!”
Then we made the commitment to pour all our drinking water through the unit six times for the most benefit. At first I thought it a little tedious to do this so I decided to time exactly how long it took me to pour a pint of purified water through the portable unit six times. I was humbled by impatience when the timer said 48 seconds. Okay, I’ll do it! Let’s find out if this will do for my body what it did to the raw milk.
Continuing to experiment I decided to try structuring the sugar water I feed our local hummingbirds. I enjoy watching these amazing little creatures through the kitchen window where I strategically placed the feeder. After years of feeding hummers I know exactly how long it takes them to go through the 12 oz feeder according to the season. Ah, what the heck, I poured the sugar water through the unit six times as well. What happened next was as impressive as the raw milk trial. The hummers devoured the structured sugar water at a rate that was literally twice as fast and this continued with each new batch of sugar water. It was a stitch. They went bonkers for this “new” sugar water. Obviously they thought it was better and I don’t think they read the literature.
A month of so later I noticed that a patch of eczema on my arm was much better and now as I write eight months later it’s gone.
So, we bought a shower unit and a garden unit. The difference the shower unit makes has completely impressed my wife and I. It’s just so obvious how nourishing it is to hair and skin. We bought the garden unit to fill our hot tub in addition to spot watering the garden. The difference in the hot tub is dramatic. Furthermore, I now use half as much 35% hydrogen peroxide in the hot tub as I used to, and 35% hydrogen peroxide is expensive.
We are beyond pleased with all of our experiences using SW. My wife and I highly recommend SW. Have some fun with it. Put it to the test.
I love the taste and nutrition of certified raw milk, but I stopped drinking it because it didn’t agree with me. (In other words, I experienced unpleasant, uncomfortable intestinal gas). After Jim had such good results with milk, I decided to see if my digestion improved with structured milk and I poured the milk though our portable six times. I could hardly believe it but I didn’t experience any gas at all after structuring the milk, nor have I again in the last eight months.
As one who deals with energy issues, I’m happy to say I’ve experienced significant energy improvement, even energy surges at times. I usually structure six times or more and I noticed better energy as soon as I started drinking SW. Over time I could tell that my hydration was also improving because I naturally began drinking less water. Historically, I would drink lots of water and then take many trips to the bathroom. Structured water is proven to increase cellular hydration and my experience supports this.
My most impressive experience with my portable unit is what it does for wine. I read that the taste of wine is improved when poured through the portable and since I make homemade wine, I was very interested to check this out. The taste of the wine I structured was not only better, it was REALLY better. When my wife came home, I gave her two samples of wine in the double blind fashion and she immediately chose the structured wine as the best. (Note: many people report that structuring improves the taste of almost all wines).
When I moved to Bellingham in 2005, I had been spoiled by many years of drinking Mt. Shasta spring water (the city’s drinking water for those who live there). The first thing that was on my mind was to get a water system installed that I could feel confident in. Fortunately, I met someone within a few days of moving that had a structured water system that I was able to experience. I put in my order that day and have been grateful to have a whole house water system that gives me revitalized water that is easily absorbed by my body. I have never regretted my decision.
I was introduced to structured water when I asked Jim and Karen for the best water system. I had a water purifier and wanted to go beyond this to the purest water possible. That is structured water.
After installing the under the sink in the kitchen, the shower filter, and having the portable unit I noticed a difference right away. I have been a person conscious of water intake and hydration and this provides the finest hydration system possible. I like knowing each of my cells is being hydrated to full capacity. Even having good energy throughout the day I noticed increased energy especially while exercising and also quicker recovery. The shower filter leaves your skin and hair feeling very clean. I have such peace of mind knowing that my drinking, cooking, washing water is of the highest quality. I highly recommend structured water.