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pH Basics

Dr. Clark Lantz

A quick internet search found several other products that produce "alkaline ionized water" with such claims as to help aging and cancer. A quick search of the Medline literature found 6 references to "alkaline ionized water", all from the same Japanese group. The scientific literature showed that when given to pregnant or nursing rat females and offspring, the animals grew faster. However, they also reported significant cardiac muscle pathology. No other data were presented, certainly none on increased life span or reduced risk of cancer. Any health related claims should be regarded with caution.


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