of the residents in those locations lived up to ahealthy old age and few were getting sick.Upon closer study, they discovered that the glacier water was alkaline. It had an antioxidant content of minus 800 ORP (oxidation reduction potential).According to scientists, for an antioxidant to beeffective, it has to have an ORP of at least minus 300to minus 400. Positive ORP is an oxidant, thereforeit’s not good for the body. Oxidants accelerate theaging process. A sliced apple will soon turn brown in aprocess called oxidation. An antioxidant does not stopaging, it only slows it down.
Many people who drink alkaline water look youngbecause of the antioxidant that delays aging. In Vichy,because the water had an ORP of negative 800,residents started bottling it, but realized that the ORPdisappears after a few hours. The Lourdes water wasalso tested and was found out to be alkaline, as well.The problem with those water types was their inconsistent quality. Armed with this knowledge,Japanese scientists headed by Dr. Shirahata of Kyushu University developed the Kangen water machine, which has the properties of the consistent,pure glacier and antioxidant, alkaline water. It hasanother quality that makes the flushing out of acidseven more effective: Typical water has 15 to 16molecules, which take time to digest.