The people in some countries have long been aware of the health benefits offered by drinking ionized water. Ionized alkaline water is even used exclusively in some hospitals to improve the health and recovery of their patients in Japan. Now there are a variety of home water ionizers that you can purchase to use easily to ionize and alkalize your drinking water.
These machines work by attaching it to your faucet with an attachment that is included with the units. They allow the water to be passed through the machine, going through the process of electrolysis. This means the water will then have more hydrogen molecules which will act as an antioxidant and help your body rid itself from free radicals. Free radicals are thought to increase and speed the aging process, as well as leading to a variety of health related issues. Alkaline water has groupings of fewer molecules, meaning your body can take advantage of them more easily and keep you better hydrated and healthier.
This process can make your water taste better as well as improving the condition of your immune system. A stronger immune system is able to fight off viruses and germs that make you get sick. If you do get sick, a healthier immune system means you recover faster.
Which of the water ionizers will be the best for you will depend on your needs. If you want to be able to produce a large amount of healthy drinking water, you will want a unit that can process enough water daily to meet your demands. For a smaller family, one of the smaller units will do just fine. These are small enough to keep on your kitchen counter and you can fill bottles of water to take with you when you are away from home. For those who want to be able to have healthier water when they travel, there are portable units you can pack and take with you.
From personal experience, my favorite alkaline water machine is one that is self cleaning. There are models that will do the cleaning process when you start the machine, and ones that will run the cleaning cycle when you are done. This means less work for you and a well-operating machine that is ready to go any time you want.