FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Benefits of Water1. Why Do We Need To Drink Water?
1) Water is the substance of life. Life can not exist without Water. We must constantly be adding fresh water to our body in order to keep it properly hydrated.
2) The body is composed of 80%water. There is not a more important thing we put in our body. This ratio must be maintained for good health.
3) It is difficult for the body to get water from any other source other than water itself. Soft drinks and alcohol steal tremendous amounts of water from the body. However, even other beverages such as coffee, milk and juice require water from the body to be properly digested.
4) Water plays a vital role in nearly every bodily function.
5) Water is essential for proper digestion, nutrient absorption and chemical reactions.
6) Water is essential for proper circulation in the body, and flexibility of the blood vessels.
7) Water helps remove toxins (acidic waste) from the body, in particular from the digestive tract.
8) Water regulates your body's temperature; imagine a car running without water in the radiator.
9) Consistent failure to drink enough water can lead to Chronic Cellular Dehydration. This condition where the body's cells do not get hydrated enough leaving them in a Weakened state, and vulnerable to disease processes.
10) Dehydration can occur at any time of the year, not only during the summer months when it is hot The dryness that occurs during winter can dehydrate the body quicker than when it is hot, one of the main causes being central heating and a dry atmosphere in the home.
2. What is the importance of water?
* Shape -Water is compound that is composed of two hydrogen elements (H) and one oxygen element (O).
* Basic property- Colorless, tasteless and odorless
* Basic function- Dilutes thick concentration.
Dissolve a solid
Function as detergent and antidote
* Composition -Mixture of gas, mineral and pure water.
Next to air, water is an essential element for life.
* People cannot live for more than 74 hours (about 3 days) without water.
* People can survive by 90 days only with water without nutrition
* Water is essential for keeping health and longevity
* It keeps the shape of cells and aids metabolism
* It dissolves and absorbs nutrients, and delivers them into necessary cells
* It keeps blood alkaline
* It functions as lubricating solution(joints and organs)
* Various physiological functions including enzyme occur
3) How to drink water
* The amount of water general adults take is
1) 40ml/kg(ml/cc) of your weight
2) 10% of one's weight. In case the weight is 60 kg, he drinks 6 liter of water a day
* Drink clean and pure water
* Drink fresh water that is not boiled
* Drink cold water
3. What do people mean when they say "water is life"?
1) The fountainhead of all creation
Contemporary scientists regard water as a very important element in unraveling the mysteries of the universe and the very essence of life.
Since the dawn of creation, water has played a crucial role in man's very existence.
2) A source of Life Energy
Water is the only true "miraculous" substance which exists in three states "gas, liquid and solid. Water in our body generates blood, distributes nutritive elements and eliminates waste matter, controls temperature and helps digestion.
Most importantly, water revitalizes body cells. It would be of great interest to note that a seven-week old embryo is composed of 95% water while a seven-week old baby has 75-80% water. Adult 65-70% water and the aged 50%. It is clear from these percentages that water content is an important guide level for the state of health of the body.
3) A gift from Above
Life-giving water comes from the "heavens". The water we drink today is the same water since life on earth began that has been recycled through the evaporation-rain process. Water rises up to the air in the form of steam. After receiving energy (electromagnetic, electronic, light and sound) from the air, it falls to the earth in the form of rain. Water then permeates temperature and high pressure. Thus forming life-giving water. The whole cycle then proceeds uninterrupted. While we cannot alter the quantity of the rain that comes from above. We can definitely alter the quality of the recycled water we received.
What is good quality water for our body?
There is such a thing as clean and healthy water. To be classified as good quality or life-giving. Water must have 5 special characteristics.
1) It must not be polluted. Water contaminated with numerous chemicals endangers our body cells and makes us ill.
2) It must contain sufficient electrolyte mineral ions. Our body functions are closely connected with electricity, as can be evidenced by the use of a DC volt meter. When electricity is smooth, the cells become active.
3) It must have molecules of small clusters in order to be well absorbed by body cells. Water molecules of small clusters make water delicious and fresh.
4) It must be able to absorb various kinds of energy from nature. Water is the most important medium on which bio energy is passed. Our body is able to conduct life activities by receiving natural energy which includes electromagnetic energy and energy from light waves and sound waves. Another way of looking at it. Water must have "spirit or spiritual energy” on which the cells flourish.
5) It must have hexagonal molecular structures. This is because the structure of DNA, or the basic genetic frame work of man, is hexagonal in shape. Healthy cells are enclosed by the water of hexa-cyclo structure. This means that falling ill is a result of a break in the structural form of the water molecules that surround the sell. Thus, it can be observed that diseased cells are enclosed by pentagonal or chain-shaped water.
What are the Features of Alkaline Ionized Water?
Motility improves when the molecular cluster is smaller. Small clusters make it easier to dissolute and excrete waste matter within the body. This fact is important because excess waste matter is the reason for aging and disease. Alkaline ionized water has small clusters with high motility and dissolute, so you excrete waste matter from the body rapidly.
2) Abundant active mineral
Minerals are also called inorganic matter or mineral matter. There are many kinds of minerals. They are found in animals and vegetables, food and water. These minerals smooth our living activities and maintain a balance. Mineral absorption - Activated form of minerals are much better absorbed in the body.
3) Good restoration
A.) Controls saprogenic bacteria in organs and increases beneficial bacteria.
There are about 100 kinds of bacteria, up to a trillion microorganisms living in the large intestine, and are classified as either beneficial or harmful depending on the bacteria species. Alkaline ionized water controls the saprogenic bacteria to prevent disease. Alkaline ionized water is the only water that can restore and help beneficial bacteria in the body.
B.) Eliminates active oxygen
Active oxygen is oxygen that easily bonds or combines with surrounding substances. Active oxygen is unstable and therefore has with fewer electrons. The active oxygen possesses higher oxidizing power, and is related directly to aging and disease.
4) Abundant hexagonal water
Water molecules consist of 13 ~ 15 molecules. Hexagonal water, water clustered with 6 water molecules, is the most stable and natural to the human body. One human body cell molecule is connected to about 70,000, 60~65% of them are hexagonal water molecules. The body favors this kind of water. The cell that suffers with diseases has less hexagonal water.
- Lower the temperature of water like iced water.
- Electrolyze water with abundant mineral.
- Go through magnetic treatment.
What is pH?
1) Acidity and alkalinity
pH= the unit that indicates the density of acid and alkaline in water.
Water becomes acidic with increased oxalic acid, and alkaline with increased hydrogen ions. The measuring unit of acidity and alkalinity is indicated by pH values, e.g., pH 7 is considered neutral. Each numerical increment indicates 10 times more hydrogen ions or oxalic acid. For example, an increase of 1 in a pH table means 10 times more alkalinity. A decrease of 1 means 10 times more acidity.
2) Maintaining pH balance
The human body tends to maintain body fluid at pH7.3 according to the homeostasis function. The body tries to maintain the balance of each organ with alkaline body fluid of pH8.8 from the pancreases as the peak. However, consistent acidic constitution will result in lowering one's self-protection function in the body. Even though there is no visible sign of disease, alkaline water drinking will support the body with homeostasis functions. Alkaline water drinking also prevents geriatric disease because it defends the body against acidification of the physical constitution.
How to Produce Ionized Water.
Provide direct current to both poles of the electrolytic cell in which the diaphragm is installed. The movement of electrons gives the water at (+) pole more hydrogen ions, and the (-) pole more oxalic acid ions. These hydrogen and oxalic acid ions activate, and the water with more hydrogen ions and dissolved oxygen becomes acidic, and the water with more oxalic acid ions becomes alkaline. Alkaline ionized water contains much inorganic mineral and becomes drinking water. The acidic ionized water has sterilization effect and can be used for healing skin problems. Acidic ionized water is also compatible with outside of the human body acidity of pH5.5 and it is used as face and body wash for beautiful skin, and hair protection.
Benefits of Ionized WaterWhat exactly is Ionized Water?
Ionization simply means to gain or loose an electron. Water that has been ionized becomes either alkaline or acidic, meaning that the pH has been adjusted up or down.
Alkaline water is full of Hydroxyl ions. This is the water we drink that has many Health Benefits as described below.
Acidic water is full of Hydrogen ions. This is water that we apply only to the outside of our body. It is also great for plant growth.
How does the Water Ionizer produce ionized water?
Water is run over positive and negative electrodes, which ionizes the water. It is then separated into alkaline and acidic water as it passes through membranes. .It accomplishes this by repelling the water now that it has been "charged" into positive and negative ions.
Why should I drink Ionized Water?
There are three main benefits to Ionized Water.
First and foremost, it is a powerful antioxidant. People spend hundreds of dollar a month purchasing antioxidants because they are anti-diseases, anti-aging, anti-cancer, which they accomplish through neutralizing free radicals. Free Radical damage causes us to age and causes diseases. Since Ionized Water is a liquid antioxidant, it is easily absorbed into the body which makes it much more effective and powerful antioxidant.
Once the Ionized Antioxidant in the form of Hydroxyl Ions (oxygen molecule with an extra electron) donates its extra electrons to free radicals (oxygen molecule that is missing one electron) you are left with lots of oxygen. Ionized Water gives you Energy by providing your body with lots of oxygen! This is one of the most incredible aspects of Ionized Water!
Secondly, Ionized Water Balances body pH because it is very alkaline. Our diet is often extremely acidic . Soft drinks, fast foods & processed foods deposit acid waste in our bodies that builds up over time and creates an ideal environment for diseases of all kinds to thrive. Look at any cancer patient for instance and their bodies are invariably acidic to some degree. This is, of course, true even with children. Chronic soft drink consumers such as children put themselves in grave danger by allowing their bodies to build up acid waste. Many end up with serious diseases at a very young age. Maintaining an alkaline pH (6.9-7.2) helps us to maintain an environment in our bodies that is NOT conducive to disease. It may take years depending on how acidic your body is, but Ionized Water, because of its alkaline properties, will flush acid waste from our bodies.
Ionized Water is meant to work as a preventative measure, however if you are ill with any disease it always helps to stay Alkaline.
Thirdly, Ionized Water has a different molecular cluster size. It contains only five to six water molecules instead of the ten to thirteen that conventional water molecule clusters have. It has changed from an irregular shape that is 10-13 molecule to a hexagonal regular shape that is half the size. This smaller or "reduced" water is much more hydrating than conventional water. There are two consequences of this. First, Ionized Water is much more hydrating than conventional water and, second, it is extremely detoxifying.
The detoxification properties of Ionized Water are powerful and astounding. They simply can not be ignored. A Water Ionizer has different levels of intensity because the average person cannot start out drinking strongly ionized Water. This is particularly true of the elderly, who need to start out at the lowest level and work their way up slowly. People who have spent a lifetime building up acid waste in their bodies will suffer headaches and diarrhea if they drink too much too soon.
How does Ionized Water taste compared with conventional water?
A common remark regarding the taste of Ionized Water is that it tastes smoother than conventional water. This is because of the molecule cluster size and shape. Since it small and regular shaped, it feels smooth because it is. It also does not fill you up and bloat you the way conventional water can do if you drink a lot of it at once.
How Long does Ionized Water stay Ionized?
The Antioxidant (hydroxyl ions) will last approximately 18-24 hours. The Higher pH (alkaline properties) will last approximately 1-2 weeks. The smaller molecule cluster size will last approximately 1-3 months.
Does Ionized Water have any negative effects?
Absolutely none, as long as it is used properly. Only the alkaline water should be consumed. NEVER DRINK THE ACIDIC WATER. We have never seen a single negative effect from Ionized Water, either alkaline or acidic, as long as it is used properly.
Who should drink it?
Anyone and Everyone, young and old, human or animal. It is beneficial to some degree to nearly everyone and everything it comes in contact with.
How should I start drinking it?
Start out slow at level one, drinking 1-3 glasses per day. If the water agrees with you, increase the amount you drink and the level of Ionization intensity. The stronger, the better, but take your time in building up to the higher levels. The antioxidant is most powerful on the high levels. You will of course experience more energy at the higher levels, but the fresher the ionized Water is, the stronger these properties are. The detoxification is STRONG and unmistakable. However, it only lasts a short time.
Can it be used commercially?
Yes, is innumerable ways. In the dairy industry, with Live Stock, healthier, faster growing crops, etc. All this is now being demonstrated, albeit slowly, to these industries. The Alkaline Ionized Water should be fed to the animals. The Acidic Ionized Water will benefit the crops, as well as the livestock in that it will help keep a much lower mortality rates and cleaner environment, keeping in mind the acidic water retards bacteria and bacterial growth. Tests are underway in various industries demonstrating the positive effects of Ionized Water but they are still in their infancy.
How does Ionized Water effect athletes?
In an extremely positive way, as you might expect. Blood oxygen levels will rise varying amounts with regular use of strong Ionized Water. This increases stamina, endurance and provides the muscles tissue and organs with high amounts of oxygen which the human body often lacks, even in athletes because inadequate diets. If Professional and Amateur sports were to ever discover this, it would eventually become one of the most established benefits to athletes everywhere. That will happen, but acceptance of Ionized Water will take time.
Why should I buy a Water Ionizer?
The Health Benefits of Ionized Water are numerous as stated above. We sell it at our retail location for one dollar per gallon. However, it is best to have it one hand because the fresher it is, the better it is.
To have Acidic Water on hand 24 hours a day is worth the price of the Ionizer alone. Once you have begun to use it and take advantage of its incredible properties, you will know that you have made the right decision to purchase one.
AcupedsWhat are Acupeds?
Acupeds are an incredible new (yet ancient) wellness product created through Japanese research and development. Approximately 10 million foot pads are used each month in the Orient. Acupeds are made entirely from best quality, natural ingredients to suit Western needs. They are a proven safe, effective, non-invasive, convenient, and economical method of detoxification.
What ingredients are in Acupeds?
Organic Agarius Mushrooms
Paeoniae Rubrae Radix
Loquat (Japanese medlar) extract
Tree Essence or Sap from Bamboo and Eucalyptus Trees
How easy are Acuped foot pads to use and where do you use them?
All Acupeds come with their own adhesive pads for attaching to the skin. They are very easy to put on and take off.
Acupeds are mainly applied to the soles of your feet at bedtime but can be applied anytime to many parts of the body. We have testimonials from people that had great results using their Acupeds as close as possible to the source of their pain or problem. For maximum benefit its best to leave them on overnight while you sleep.
At first it is recommended to use two pads per foot. You will see for yourself, upon waking, the amount of waste that has built up on your pads. Your Acuped will range from being relatively unchanged to brown, wet, and sticky. In the case of extreme toxicity, they may be black, soggy and putting off an offensive order. The darker color indicates there's more toxicity present in your body. This is natural detoxifying without the stress of more aggressive detox procedures.
What are toxins and how do I get them?
From a variety of sources. Food, water and air that are not pure may contain several different metals toxins and decontaminates.
How do toxins affect me?
Ignored body toxins can be the cause of poor health, sickness and disease. Many lifestyles do not support the body's ability to naturally remove toxins. The body's immune system has been compromised through the accumulation of toxins. It is important that toxins be removed regularly to ensure and maintain good health.
How can Acupeds help remove toxins from my body?
Eastern medicine has long held that the body is connected by meridians and that access to these meridian internal flows of energy (chi) is through the acupuncture points on the outside of the body. If we stimulate an acupuncture point it will activate energy (chi) at the of the body corresponding internal point thus bringing strength to a weak area of the internal body. The foot is considered the second most sensitive area of your body next to your heart. The intelligence of your body will naturally send toxins as far away from the heart as possible for protection. That means toxins and decontaminates are collected in the lower portion of your body, at your feet. The combination of herbs, saps and other natural ingredients in the Acupeds first; tenderly warm and slightly open the acupuncture points in the soles of the feet then allow the Acupeds' gentle drawing power to pull waste from the body into the pad.
Are Acupeds safe to use?
They do not deliver any harmful chemicals to the body. They are only topical and draw toxins out of the body. You ingest nothing therefore they are safe. Nevertheless, we recommend that you discontinue use if any allergic reactions occur. Our Acuped foot patches were tested and certified safe and with non detectable heavy metals by USA FDA lab certification and Texas Department of Health(FSNS) in November 2002. ; USDA ACCREDITED #4882, #4890
Do I need to follow a special diet while I use the foot pads?
There is no need for a special diet so that you can use the Acupeds. We recommend that to help flush the toxins and heavy metals etc. you look at your diet, exercise regularly and drink plenty of water. The best water for detoxification is alkaline ionized water.. Also an excellent source of natural anti-oxidants is vegetable juice that comes from a low speed juicer.
How often do I use Acupeds?
It is recommended that Acupeds be used for at least one to three weeks so as to completely cleanse. You will know how your detoxification is progressing by the color of discharge on the pad. As the pad diminishes in colorization you will know that the detox is coming to an end. The length of time for this to happen varies with each individual. Some will detox relatively quickly others much longer depending upon life styles, immune system fatigue, and other variables.
Can I use Acupeds on only one foot?
Yes you may do that but as you study the acupuncture point chart (see acupuncture chart page) you will see that the liver point, for example, is located in the same place on both feet. If you were interested in the liver it would most beneficial to apply an Acuped to both feet at the liver point. Also for balance sake it is wise to have both feet involved in the detox process.
Do Acuped foot pads contain chemicals?
Acupeds contain only 100% natural ingredients. The ingredients of Acupeds merely stimulate and draw from inside out.
How long has the product been in existence?
Wood saps products for body cleansing purposes have been in existence since 1999. The Acuped combination of herbal and wood ingredients was introduced in 2003 and is having phenomenal success in Asia and Europe. It is even a newer product to North America.
Can I apply Acupeds to a backache or headache?
Yes,Yes,Yes. There are two ways other than to the feet that you can apply Acupeds. If you study the acupuncture chart you will see there are points all over your body that correspond to various internal organs. These points are located specifically over a meridian flow so that the stimulation of Acuped herbs can be carried into the location of pained or weakened organ. If you have specific joint or muscle pain you can apply Acupeds directly over the pained area. Please do not hesitate to see a health professional if pain persists.
Can Acupeds ease pain caused by gout, arthritis and rheumatism?
By all means yes. Users from around the world have received temporary pain relief. Acupeds is not claimed to be a cure for maladies but can act as an efficient relief from pain caused by them.
Can I reuse the Acupeds?
The pads are usually for single use only. Once the pad is activated by the resonance in the foot and toxins release onto the pad, any reuse would not be potent or hygienic.
Are there any side effects?
Aside from allergies to the ingredients used, no side effects have been noted.
Why do my joints hurt even more?
Each of us responds to our healing process in different ways. You may experience a form of healing crisis. Users experiencing this are likely to have chronic problems. Reflex points will act to assist your body in its recovery process. If this is the case you will find the discomfort is tolerable and it will disappear in a day or two with continued use of the pad.
Why do I feel tired?
You may require more sleep as your body begins to release toxins.
What are the benefits of using Acupeds?
Detoxifying using Acupeds may improve your circulation, aide in the elimination of waste and increase the movement of lymphatic fluids. This may create feelings of vigor, easing of muscle and joint problems, improved immune system, and better sleep.
Can Acupeds ease pain caused by arthritis and gout?
Many users of Acupeds report relief from their long-standing pain caused from gout, arthritis as well as rheumatism.
How long should I use Acupeds foot pads?
Effects may occur within a few days (one or two pads per foot). You can use them as long as you see the need and have results. When toxins have been removed it is common to have no discharge into the patch.
Sometimes my pouches remain dry. Does this mean they are not working?
The pouch has two main purposes, the most important being its relationship to its emission of Far Infrared energy. This energy stimulates circulation, healing and expulsion of toxins from various parts of your body. This will stimulate your excretory organs to step up their function. Those organs include the skin, lungs, kidneys, liver, bowels and bladder. Most of the detoxification that occurs is through these regular channels only increased. When the pouches do not get completely wet, it does not mean the product is not working, it just means your body is not excreting any excess fluid from the part of the body on which you are wearing them. In creating the pouches, one of the goals is to allow the pouches to stay dry as long as possible because once they are wet; they cannot emit the Far Infrared energy.
What causes the pads to be sticky when they are wet?
When the pads get sticky, it is the result of the ingredients used in the pads to absorb the moisture. The toxins released are not causing the stickiness.
How can Acupeds help to cleanse my lymphatic system?
Toxins tend to collect in the extra cellular fluid of the lower extremities. In a healthy, physically active person who exercises regularly, these toxins would be taken up by the lymphatic system. When the lymphatic system gets sluggish and overburdened, everything backs up. As toxins are released, the burden on the lymphatic system is reduced in a gentle and effective manner. This process supports the optimal functioning of all the digestion and elimination organs.
Can I use the pads if I sleep less than 8 hours?
You can apply them before retiring. It is best to wear them when you are relaxed and off your feet. It is optimal to wear Acupeds while you sleep, because it is easier for your body to release toxins while your body is deeply relaxed. It is ok to walk on the pads, but we recommend removing them upon rising, as they may be moist.
Is there anything that will enhance Acupeds effectiveness?
It is wise to wash the site of application, to remove lotions, oils or anything that will block the pores. Soaking your feet in warm water can enhance circulation and aid in opening your pores. You may want to wear socks if your feet get cold. The pads are activated by your body heat and normal skin moisture. Be sure to drink plenty of water and assure good contact between foot and pad.
If I'm taking medication will using Acupeds contradict this?
None of the ingredients are taken into your body, so there is no need for concern.
What is the Far InfraRed Radiation that Tourmaline naturally emits?
Far infraRed is a form of safe radiated energy given off by Tourmaline (see Tourmaline).
Its energy penetrates, warms and increases the blood flow at the point of contact. It is most helpful for its capacity to break down (and relax) water and waste molecules for easier release of toxins into the pads. Acupeds utilizes the Far Infra Red Radiation (FIR) effect of tourmaline. FIR has been researched for many years in the USA, Sweden, China and Japan. The studies focused on the effects of FIR on a variety of conditions such as muscle sprains, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, shoulder stiffness, menstrual pains etc.
One of the effects of FIR is that it may replicate a cardiovascular training effect. Some research has even suggested the idea that Infra Red stimulation of the cardiovascular system could be a possible means of maintaining cardiovascular conditioning in astronauts during long space flights.
Our tissues normally produce infrared energy for warmth and tissue repair. Tissue production of infrared energy is associated with a variety of healing responses. At times, the infrared energy in our tissues may need a boost to a higher level to ensure the fullest healing possible for tissue repair. Your body tissues that need an infrared boost selectively absorb infrared rays.
Infrared energy penetrates tissues to the depth of over an inch. Its energy output is tuned to correspond closely to the body's own radiant energy so that the body's tissues absorb close to 93% of the Infrared waves that reach the skin. The healing properties of infrared light create an increased white blood cell count. More white blood cells means greater immunity.
Today we're seeing new technologies employing far-infrared energy in health care products and clinical protocol such as hypothermic therapies for detoxification and cancer treatment.
Energy medicine is an ancient practice used especially by Chinese health practitioners. Although these ancient practitioners did not know the technical terms as to why their therapy improved health, they were sure their patients got better. The human heat from their touch increased immune defense response in which white blood cells surround and ingested small living bacteria and cell wastes.
Solid vs. Mesh Plates
All ionizers have plates. Let's take a look at the various plate designs available along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. Primarily, there are three types of plate designs offered in the market today: solid plates, slotted plates, and mesh plates. Each are distinctly different. These differences have a dramatic effect on power delivery inside of the cell. All three types of plates can deliver an electrical current to water, but why do we use mesh in the Athena when other models use slotted or flat, solid plates?
Electrical current is just like water flow, in that it will always take the path of least resistance. A flat plate has no way to organize or channel the current being delivered. This means it has an inconsistent saturation of electrons - they could be anywhere on that plate, often channeled together and not effectively or evenly dispersed. They will move across the plate finding the path of the least resistance. This would be like watering a flat garden - the water would run to the low spots and pool there. This would result in an inconsistent delivery of power and less efficient and effective ionization results. This concept is especially crucial to ORP performance.
To contrast, with a slotted plate, we create a consistent path for the electrons to travel - in predictable directions - effectively distributing the power in a consistent pattern. When we till our garden into rows and irrigate, we are channeling the water to be delivered to the roots where it is needed most. The water is effectively channeled and dispersed evenly throughout the garden. The slotted plate is more effective than the flat or solid plate.
A mesh plate uses the same principle as the slotted plate, but improves upon it by providing more channeling to direct the electron flow. The applied current (or power) very evenly saturates the plate, which increases the amount of surface area that is receiving the electrical current used to create the alteration in your water. Mesh plate technology is just like that, we channel our power most effectively to deliver it where it is needed most.
In summary, bigger plates use more watts and amps, but do not have the available voltage to deliver it efficiently because the plate size is so much bigger it adds resistance - over four times the resistance! The larger plates require a faster flow of electrons but operate with less predictability and efficiency. This actually creates more stress on the plating, causing more rapid degradation over time. So now you can see that in truth, bigger is not better. This is why testing has shown our smaller, more efficient plates outperform larger, less efficient plates. It's also why history has shown that when technology advances, it results in smaller, more powerful devices. Why would ionizers be any different? The truth is they are not.