How Much Ionized Water do You Need?

To determine how much 9.5 pH ionized water you need to drink to sufficiently hydrate your body you divide your weight in half and that’s how many ounces you need to drink. As an example if you weigh 120 pounds you would need to drink 60 ounces of ionized water. Keep this in mind that this assumes you are already sufficiently hydrated. The 60 ounces you consume only replaces water lost through normal respiration, perspiration, and elimination. If you live in dry arid locations, high elevations, or perspire more than normal due to heat or workouts your daily hydration needs will be greater. If you suffer from an illness, disease, or dehydration you will need to consume the number of pounds of body weight in the same number of ounces of ionized water. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds you would need to drink 120 ounces of 9.5 pH ionized water.

In my clinical practice I use diagnostic equipment produced by RJL Systems that measure a persons total body water composition. It then divides the total body water composition into intercellular fluid and extracellular fluid components. Healthy individuals will have 60% or greater total body water with 60% or greater intercellular fluids and 40% or less extracellular fluids. Anything less than 60% total body water indicates dehydration. Anything less than 60% intracellular indicates poor cell hydration, health, and nutritional status. Anything over 40% extracellular indicates fluid retention, poor cell hydration, health, and nutritional status. You can contact RJL Systems at 1-800-528-4513 to find a doctor or clinic in your area that has one of their Fluid and Nutritional Analysis machines. Most insurance companies will reimburse you for this medical diagnostic procedure. Remember chronic dehydration is one of the leading causes of disease and illness.

You need to drink your water 1/2 hour before a meal and 1 1/2 hours after meals. Use the purified drinking water selection when you take prescription medication. Never drink more than one quart of water in one hour. Space your drinking throughout the day between meals.

Dr. Vernon Jenkins

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