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- Mar 1, 2010
A member recently brought up interesting info about ORP readings in natural water sources. I happen to have an ORP meter from old gold leaching experiments. I also happen to live in the south-central Appalachian mountains with LOTS of water oozing out of the ground. So I've decided to test some different water sources. But first, here's some info from a non-esoteric site...
A person’s saliva and many other body fluids have a negative ORP value as do many fresh fruit juices. In fact, its ORP value rises the longer it is in a juice state. It’s been suggested that you can test the freshness of fruit juice by its ORP level. When you bring in other drinks like soft drinks they have even higher positive ORP levels. Scientists suggest that drinking water should have a negative ORP value and balanced pH because it’s better for the body and its fluids.
When your water has a negative ORP value, it has anti-oxidant properties. This is associated with anti-aging and cellular health. Positive ORP values are oxidative and have the opposite effect. As we said before, most water you drink, both in the tap and filtered, have oxidative properties. If you’re able to get negative ORP value drinking water, then it can donate electrons to neutralize free radicals. Water with positive ORP values cannot. Free radicals are unstable ions in the body. They’re generated by the body and can cause problems with lipids, proteins, and DNA.
There needs to be a balance of free radicals in the body. Without it, the body can be overrun and become ill. In addition to the natural body’s defenses, you can decrease free radicals by drinking anti-oxidant water with negative ORP values.
The body is made up of oxidative and antioxidative substances. We mentioned earlier how important negative ORP values were in a healthy body. When you drink anti-oxidant water, it can neutralize excess acids in the body. It helps regulate the body and keeps it healthy.