For years i could never quite put my finger on it until i heard a talk given by MegaHydrate and Crystal Energy creator Patrick Flanagan on the Gold Coast, Australia with regard to hydrogen ions (H-). In his talk Patrick shared this insight into some of his research with regard to hydration and most importantly, hydration at the cellular level, bio-chemistry and what is called the antioxidant cascade.
Until the understanding of hydrogen, it was known that all antioxidants become free radicals themselves when they donate an electron,thus neutralising the original free radical. The resulting free radicals are not as harmful as those that were neutralised.
For example, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) becomes dehydro-ascorbic acid (its lost its hydrogen). The dehydro-ascorbic acid must be eliminated by the body. This is true of all antioxidants except for H- or active hydrogen. When H- neutralizes a free radical, pure water is the result.
The exciting thing about H- ions is that they can re-store and re-cycle all other radical scavengers. That is, it can restore Vitamin C in the body over and over again so that it does not need to be eliminated as a toxin. It works with all other known antioxidants in the same way. Hydrogen is the Mother of all antioxidants because of this. It is the only free radical fighter that is like that.
If you look at the foods that contain large amounts of vitamin C (oranges, berries, pineapples etc.) they all have one thing in common and that is a high water content. And it just so happens that the water content of fresh RAW fruit and veggies is hydrogen ion rich. That's why if you go into a juice bar and get freshly squeezed or pressed juice, within 15 minutes you're feeling better. That's the free hydrogen ions of the water which is the juice of the produce, being absorbed into the bloodstream; be it the juice of a carrot or an orange etc.
Once the hydrogen ions are absorbed into your bloodstream, say hello to potent oxygen-distributing red blood cells flooding your body with nutrients.
It's a blissful experience drinking the juice of freshly squeezed/cold pressed produce. Not only for the taste sensation and energy buzz!
So if there's ever a chance of a sniffle being attracted into my frequency zone, the juice always clears up the static. Lots and lots of antioxidants i am getting in the form of hydrogen ions and naturally occurring Vitamin C, that isn't and never will be considered a toxin to be eliminated by my body. And i'm hydrating my body at a cellular level to boot.
When i hear or read the cheap marketing-driven dribble by acid manufacturers saying their product is benefiting the consumer it never sat well with me. Maybe nature knows best!
But if getting that supply of Vitamin C into your body is where your focus is, think hydrogen ions!
Whether you get these ions in the form of fresh produce, a water filter that produces hydrogen ions within the filter medium, or as an alternative (or an additive... which ever way you look at it) adding the hydration ion rich supplement called MegaHydrate to your vitamin C powder... now that's where it's at!