Starting at the start, a water molecule, expressed in the chemical symbol H20, consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.
Standing alone, the hydrogen atom contains one positive proton at its core, with one negative electron revolving around it in a three dimensional shell. Oxygen, on the other hand, contains eight protons in its nucleus with eight electrons revolving around it.
The single hydrogen electron and the eight electrons of oxygen are the key to the chemistry of life, because this is where hydrogen and oxygen atoms combine to form a water molecule, or split to form ions.
Hydrogen tends to ionize by losing its single electron and form single H+ ions, which are simply isolated protons since the hydrogen atom contains no neutrons. A hydrogen bond occurs when the electron of a single hydrogen atom is shared with another electronegative atom such as oxygen that lacks an electron.
So, What is Microclustered Water?
Water molecules come in clusters rather than single molecules. Tap water has very large clusters (10 to 13 molecules per cluster), whereas ionized water uses electrolysis to reduce large tap water clusters from their original size into microclusters (5 to 6 molecules per cluster). The smaller cluster size gives the water excellent hydrating properties, high solubility and good permeability and is potentially up to six times more hydrating than normal tap water.
How Does The Electrolysis Occur?
The water enters the ionizer and passes into a chamber equipped with a platinum-coated titanium electrode. This is where the electrolysis takes place.
Cations, positive ions, gather at the negative electrodes creating cathodic or reduced water. Anions, negatively charged ions, gather at the positive electrode to make anodic or oxidized water.
By this electrolysis process the reduced water not only gains an excess amount of electrons (e-), but the H2O clusters are reduced in size from about 10 to 13 molecules per cluster to 5 to 6 molecules per cluster.
So when you ionize water, you change it’s molecular structure. The hexagonal molecular structure resulting from electrolysis is what makes water more hydrating than tap or bottled water.
These smaller “hexagons” of water molecules are half as large as the water molecule chains that come out of your regular tap (approximately 12 molecule clusters). Microclustering will help minerals and other alkalizing supplements absorb quickly and more efficiently.