Hydrogen-Rich Water Stick Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I've heard all electrolysis ionizers leach toxins into the water. Is this true?
A. Yes. All ionizers use a variety of metals and alloys to reduce corrosion due to the electrolysis process, which heavily degrades the electrodes. All electric ionizers leach anything that might be in the metal and the metal itself into the water; it is unavoidable. The Hydrogen Stick does not use electrolysis. It uses only 99.9% pure magnesium. Magnesium is something we can all use more of and the magnesium that makes its way into the water only makes it more healthful and contributes to a stable pH.
Q. Is hydrogen-rich water safe for all people?
A. Yes. Hydrogen-rich water is safe for all ages, regardless of health condition or medications one may be taking. Even pregnant women can use the stick and do with great success.
Q. If the hydrogen disappears immediately after production (out of the machine) then why does the water test higher in pH later on?
A. pH does not measure the concentration of molecular hydrogen (H2) only the ratio of H+ to OH- ions. H+ ions react with environment faster than OH- causing an alkaline boost after electrolysis. This is an indicator of unstable pH.
Q. What is the difference between stable and unstable pH.
A. pH is the measure of difference in concentration of H+ and OH- ions. More OH- is alkaline. OH- can be created by electrolysis or as a reaction between alkaline earth metals like magnesium and water. All systems are open with respect to the environment. Electrolysis ionized water OH- concentration is fixed and thus dissipates with time. As a result of magnesium reaction with water, OH- reaches concentration and the reaction stops. When OH- dissipates with environmental interaction and the concentration decreases, reaction starts up again, therefore, a stable pH results in more alkalinity than you see with a meter and is a better utilized alkaline resource for the body.
Q. Does the stick reduce water cluster size?
A. Yes. Far-infrared rays reduce cluster size as does the presence of molecular hydrogen and magnesium.
Q. Is your Hydrogen Stick the same as drinking water from the TOP OF THE LINE HIGHEST QUALITY water ionizer machine?
A. No, it is better. Dr. Hayashi's research has shown that hydrogen is more important than pH or Oxidation Reduction Potential. Because ionizing machines produce water so slowly, most of the hydrogen has escaped by the time enough has been made to drink. You would also need to drink as quickly as possible, seconds to minutes, as the remaining hydrogen escapes from the water so rapidly. Only by producing hydrogen constantly can the Hydrogen Stick provide you with hydrogen-rich water. If you were to pour off the water into a glass and wait a few minutes the hydrogen would be gone. We can measure this with instruments. This is why we recommend you put the stick in a personal water bottle and drink directly from it.
Dr. Hayashi is the man who made water ionizing machines so popular back in the '80s. Continuing his research, he determined hydrogen is the most important factor when it comes to health-enhancing water.
Q. Does the Hydrogen Stick make water alkaline? If so, what pH?
A. Yes. The Hydrogen Stick will make water more alkaline, usually anywhere from .5 to 1.5 pH points. We cannot tell you exactly what the pH of your water will be after using the stick because we do not know what the pH of your water is now or what kind of mineral content your water has. Both factors will affect the resulting pH. Remember that Dr. Hayashi's studies have shown that hydrogen content in your drinking water is more important than its pH, or ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential). Persons consuming hydrogen-rich water will tend to be less acid prone than those consuming other waters.
Q. What kind of water is best to use?
A. Simple and economical purified tap water works great. You can also use plain tap water, bottled water or any other type of water- the stick does not care. However, your body prefers water with at least some minerals so avoid reverse osmosis or distilled water if you can.
Q. Does the stick work with distilled or reverse osmosis water?
A. Yes. The stick works well with any water, producing hydrogen-rich, anti-oxidant water that is more alkaline. In the interest of health it should be noted that these are not the best types of waters for regular consumption. A more mineralized option should be considered. A good quality carbon filtration system for your tap water will be a more healthful choice over the long run.
Q. For best results, what container should be used?
A. The Hydrogen Stick works best in a personal sized water container no larger than 1.5L with an air-tight lid. Using a larger container would reduce the hydrogen concentration in the water and limit the benefits.
Q. Can I use the Hydrogen Stick in a water-cooler bottle (5 gal. or 3 gal.) or pitcher that the whole family can use?
A. Using any container larger than 1.5L will limit the hydrogen concentration and resulting benefits. Of course, you can always use multiple sticks with larger containers or for added boost in smaller containers. However, an open pitcher or water cooler jug will prevent you from being able to shake the stick/bottle before drinking. Additionally, water cooler bottles have an ever larger air gap between the top of the bottle and the water allowing the hydrogen to escape.
Q. Is it normal for the stick to turn a light gray color when submerged?
A. Yes. The stick will often turn a grayish color when saturated with water. This effect is caused by the light reflecting off the stick in a different manner, partly revealing its naturally darker interior. This is normal.
Q. How long will the Hydrogen Stick last?
A. Dr. Hayashi recommends replacing your Hydrogen Stick every six months for optimal benefits. The six-month life span is based on continuous usage.
Q. Does the Hydrogen Stick purify the water?
A. Yes, but not enough to skip purifying your tap water by other means. Far-infrared ceramics within the stick reduce bacterial content and neutralize certain organic contaminants as does the reduction potential (negative ORP). THE STICK IS NOT MEANT TO USE WITH WATER THAT IS UNSAFE FOR DRINKING.
Q. Is the Hydrogen Stick really FDA Registered as a medical device?