75% water. By the time you are in high school, or maybe college you find out your lungs are around 90% water. Water is the human bodys continuous life force.
Without water the human species would become extinct, and the lungs really need water! Cystic Fibrosis (CF)is a lung disorder that is disabling to the sufferer. New studies have found that the right kind of water is effective for Cystic Fibrosis.
The use of Alkaline water for treating lung disorders has become quite popular, not as a fad, but as a real option that aids in digestion and helps with proper lung function. You might be asking yourself, why, or how can this be? Let me tell you. Because Alkaline water has three properties which tap water and bottle water do not have. The three properties found in alkaline water are crucial for the human body.
1 Higher PH.(potential hydrogen) More oxygen in the water.
PH Level- Alkaline water has oxygen level 9.5ph unlike bottle water and tap water which range anywhere from 5ph to 7ph. The higher oxygen intake is crucial for people with Cystic Fibrosis because we do not process oxygen correctly like normal people. It is more difficult for us to get oxygen to our cells and throughout our bodies. Which is why it is so important to drink a higher Ph water.
Microclustered- What is Microclustered? Microclustered means smaller water molecules. Lets imagine the cell wall in your body is like a chain link fence. Now imagine in your right hand is a water molecule from the tap or a bottle of water and its the size of a softball. If you were to throw that softball at the chain link fence, it would bounce back at you because its too big to penatrate the fence. What does this mean?
It means the absorption of the oxygen in that water molecule is not absorbing in to the body. In fact only 15% of the water molecule is absorbing into the cell walls of our body, which means less oxygen for your cells. With Alkaline water the water molecule is condensed down to the size of a marble. So now imagine throwing a marble through a chain link fence. The marble will go through the chain link fence 100% percent of the time.
How does this benefit us? The absorption of the oxygen in the water molecule is 87% more effective than tap water or bottled water. This means we are hydrating our cells more effectively by drinking one glass of alkaline water than if we drank 20 glasses of tap or bottled water. Getting more oxygen to a person with Cystic Fibrosis is critical for improving the over all health and life style. Alkaline water delivers more oxygen to the body and the cells more expediently.
Anti-oxidants- Anti-oxidants are another important factor in living with Cystic Fibrosis. As the body ages the body begins to break down. This is an all too true statement for those of us living with Cystic Fibrosis. Those of us that are adults living with Cystic Fibrosis have more physical challenges to overcome the older we get. Let me explain the importance of Anti-oxidants. 2% of oxygen in the air, lose an electron. That lost electron becomes what is called a free-radical. Now this free-radical goes out and looks for other electrons to feed off of. For example, lets say we slice an apple open and leave it on the kitchen table. Over time what happens to the apple left on the kitchen table? The apple begins to turn brown and rot. Why does this happen? The free radicals in the air attach themselves to the apple and began to feed off of the life force of the apple, stealing the energy with-in the apple. This is what causes the aging process. Alkaline water has a negative charge to the water, neutralizing free radicals and slows down the aging process.
Adding alkaline water to my diet is one of the greatest investments into my health that I have ever made. It has help reduce mucus in my lungs added more oxygen to my body, increased my energy level and reduced the amount of sick days I have. Also, I am not as out of breath anymore like I was. We are constantly being told to drink more water. You do need at least half of your real weight in ounces per day. This means if you weight 150 pounds you need to drink at least 75 ounces of water per day.
In my research of alkaline water, I have found that 90% of the machines out there cant actually produce the high alkaline, microclusted, anti-oxidant water that they say then can. Atleast, not for any long length of time. I have found their quality in craftsmanship to be inferior to the Enagic SD501. Enagic is a 37 year old company out of Japan, who are the longest living and healthiest people in the world.