In 2003 Peter Agre of John Hopkins University was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work detailing the aquaporins or, as he called it, “The plumbing system for cells.” This was eye-opening discovery because we had little or no understanding of the process behind the hydration and nourishment of the human cells prior to this.
Below is my attempt at explaining the significance of this discovery in simple terms:
Molecules cluster together and are formed through hydrogen bonding. When water is ionized, the electrical properties of the water is altered and the bonds that keeps the clusters together is ultimately weakened. When this bond is weakened, the molecule clusters give way and smaller molecule clusters are formed.
Water that has not been ionized (tap/bottled/etc) has molecules that cluster in groups of 10-20 which is too large to adequately penetrate the human cell through the “the plumbing system”. Water that has been ionized will typically have molecules clustered in groups of 5-8 which can easily penetrate the “plumbing system”. This is why fresh ionized water is often referred to as “micro-clustered” and/or hexagonal water. There is a tremendous amount of research available on Pubmed on the benefits of drinking ionized aka hexagonal water if you’d like to continue research on your own.
I’m no expert but it only makes sense to me that the “plumbing system for the cells” is begging for smaller molecule clusters so that it can hydrate and nourish the human cell. I’ll keep drinking my alkaline, hexagonal, ionized Kangen Water. After all, quenching thirst without hydrating the body at the cellular level doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD LOOKS AT WATER…
ONE DROP AT A TIME!