In 2003, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the joint discoveries of cellular water channels and aquaporins. Water channels are cellular pores specially designed for water molecules and attached nutrients to freely flow in and out of one’s body cells. Aquaporins are a class of positively-charged proteins designed to regulate the flow of water into and out of cells; only allowing alkaline pH water to enter the cells while blocking acidic pH water molecules. So, thanks to these two award-winning discoveries, we now know why alkaline, ionized water is so amazingly cellular absorbent within the human body.
Aquaporins have a hollow channel which allows water to pass through one molecule at a time. In the presence of acids or other toxins, aquaporins will close, and block water from moving through the cells. The reason aquaporins close is to prevent the escape of protons (positively charged particles) from the cell. Acidic pH water has an excess of protons in it; but alkaline water has excess electrons (i.e., antioxidants) in it; thereby allowing this negatively-charged alkaline water to pass quickly into and out of the cells. Drinking ionized water that is high in alkalinity and negative-charged energy makes it easier for this water to pass in and out of the cells, so toxins are flushed out of the body. Plus, the delivery and cellular absorption of oxygen and nutrients are also dramatically improved by water’ ability to take along these vital resources through the cell’s water channels.