Increasing Cellular Hydration
A Study on the Effect of Naturally Magnetized Water on Increasing Cellular Hydration and Its Relationship to Health and Longevity, Howard Reminick, Ph.D., Ohno Institute on Water and Health, Cleveland, Ohio, Published in Explore! for the Professional, Vol 10:6, Prescott, AZ, 2001.
A major problem with aging disease is that even when the cause has been treated and seemingly under control, the cells still retain the germs in a latent state, and toxicity of the medications used to destroy them. As the body ages and the immune system declines, this makes it possible for the conditions of disease to re-emerge. Contributing heavily to this problem is underhydration, which is common among the aging population.
The body must receive at least 2.5 liters of water (not in the form of other liquids) daily to replace loss. Because water is an excellent solvent, assimilation of vital nutrients are absorbed in the cells. The best quality of water must be available to ensure that the body's internal environment is in the best operational state. This allows the body to respond to distress and imbalance by making corrections, returning the body to homeostasis.
Fluid fluctuations affect blood volume and intracellular hydration volume. This can be life threatening. When the amount of fluid within various cellular compartments is relatively constant, there is an exchange of solutes and water between compartments to maintain unique compositions. However, total body water decreases with age, resulting in inadequate cellular hydration. Most critical is the decrease in intracellular water volume.
Using a plumbing analogy, our bodies must have adequate water input, be able to remove sewage and blockages in the pipes, and also have an open release valve for water to flow freely through the system. Blockages at any of these levels will cause a shutdown of water flow.
Since the beginning of time, water has been critical to sustain all life. The structure of the water molecule is also the structure of all life forms. Also, from the very beginning of time, the magnetic field surrounding the earth's atmosphere has influenced how the body functions and maintains its balance. The body's bio-magnetism greatly affects the content, structure, organization and mobility of water. Since the body is made up of over 70% water, then the quality of the water we drink everyday will be the difference between sickness and health.
All of the body's chemistry is conducted in water. Any chemical exchange must be activated by bio-magnetism. In order for the sodium/potassium pump to work effectively, it requires magnetic conductivity. The greater the magnetism in the water in the body, the more effective the ionic exchange, which keeps the calcium/sodium levels balanced.
Magnetic frequencies in our bodies can stimulate cells to regenerate and tissues to repair. Natural healing modalities are based on magnetic generation and stimulation. Magnetism in the body will change the structure of water molecules and organize and direct their movement through cell membranes. It will also give water the ability to attract toxins from cells and flush them out.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE OF THE INVESTIGATION
Because of the direct relationship between dehydration and illness, the Investigator tested the effect of a naturally, magnetized water from Japan with 25, randomly selected patients with a variety of chronic health problems. The purpose of this investigation was to determine if this water could improve intracellular hydration, an indicator of improved health status of the patients, as determined by scores on the Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), as well as patient and attending physician responses.
Twenty-five adult patients of Michael Galitzer, M.D., Los Angeles, California were randomly selected from 48 patients to participate in this study. Subjects included 15 male and 10 female, with an average age of 60 years, 5 months. Subjects were pre-tested on the Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). The treatment applied to the subjects was a daily regiment of a naturally magnetized water, imported from Japan and under study with chronic health problems. Subjects were given 60, .5 liter bottles, to be consumed at one bottle daily for 60 days. No attempt was made to change or discontinue any treatment by the physician. The only difference, therefore, was the addition of a daily regimen of the water. Subjects were post tested after 60 days on the BIA. Subjects acted as their own controls.
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a diagnostic tool for evaluating disorders of fluid and nutritional balance. It quantitatively measures changes of total body hydration due to disease or disorder, as well as therapy. This instrument measures percents of intracellular (capacitance) and extracellular (resistance) fluid, and phase angle(reflecting total capacitance and resistance). For the purpose of this study, capacitance and phase angle will be reported, both pre and post study, to measure changes.
When the signal from the BIA is introduced to the cell membrane, a small amount of the signal enters through the protein channel to charge the inside of the cell membrane. This provides a measurement of reactance or capacitance of all cells in the electrical pathway. There are two parallel pathways; one is through the cell and the other around the cell.
The human body contains water. The amount of water varies, depending on body composition (fat or lean). The distribution of water is inside cells (ICW), and outside cells (ECW). ICW relates to nutrition and ECW to circulating volume. The health of a person can also be determined by the intra/extra cellular hydration ration. Basically, this should be 60:40, favoring intracellular. Sickness, malnutrition and dehydration can be detected early by shifts in ICW/ECW the ratio.
Capacitance. Capacitance is a measurement of the degree in which water can permeate the cell membrane. It reflects body cell mass (BCM) and intracellular water level (ICW). This is the determining factor of predicting overall health. It is also a means of evaluating the health of the cell membrane and its role in cell hydration.
The cell membrane functions as a permeable barrier, separating the intracellular (cytoplasm) and extracellular components. However, through electrical charge and bio-magnetism, this lipid membrane is transversed by water-soluble proteins, allowing water, ions and other chemicals to enter and exit the cell. Basically, capacitance measures cell permeability. Electrical capacitance will increase or decrease, depending on the health and number of cells. Damage to the cell membrane and its functions is as lethal to the cell as direct damage to the nucleus itself.
Capacitance is somewhat like the phase angle, not affected by weight or fat. It is a measure of cell membrane health and can change drastically, depending on state of health.
For capacitance to be effective, adequate conduction must be available. Conduction is electronic in nature. Electrical conduction in solutions is ionic, since charges are carried by ions and dependent on dissociation of the solute. Technically, pure water, or distilled, is a non-conductor, because to carry a charge, it must have a conductive ion from a salt, acid or alkaline. Conduction in biological substances, such as blood, is ionic. In the human body, the fluids, tissues and organs are good ionic conductors, whereas skin and fat are less conductive, and offer insulation to the body (resistance). The naturally, magnetized water used as the experimental treatment has a high conductivity.
Resistance is an indicator of extracellular mass and the extracellular water (ECW). It establishes a ratio in determining the degree in which water will either enter the cell or remain outside the cell. Extracellular mass involves the transportation of nutrients, wastes and fluids) and body cell mass (the burning of fat and nutrients, then converting to kinetic energy or calorie expenditure), which is an indicator of cell membrane health. However, if the resistance is high, then the percent of intracellular water is lower. For instance, someone in good health, such as an athlete, would have a higher capacitance (ICW) and a lower resistance(ECW), or more cell volume. A dehydrated or malnourished person would have a lower capacitance and a higher resistance.
Phase Angle. Phase angle is based on total body resistance and reactance. Lower phase angles appear to be consistent with either cell death or a breakdown of the cell membrane. Higher phase angles appear to be consistent with large quantities of intact cell membranes and body cell mass. All living substances have a phase angle. Phase angle is a predictor of outcome and indicates the course of disease or increases in health. As we age our phase angle decreases.
EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT: Nariwa, Naturally Magnetized Water.
Because of the magnetic influence from its source, this water contains 74 minerals, which are naturally ionized. Three natural conditions are created in this magnetic environment, which give this water its unique qualities. First, it contains a balance of essential minerals, many of which are not found in any other water source. This includes trace minerals, many of which have been depleted in soil and drinking water because of environmental changes. Second, its natural magnetization allows molecules to be more highly organized in structure and movement, forming smaller clusters which are more easily absorbed and utilized by cells. Because these molecules are formed under a natural magnetic influence at their source, they create a stronger magnetic signal than other water, which enhances cell membrane permeability. Third, it has a slightly higher alkaline pH, between 7.60 and 7.80, which helps keep body fluids from becoming acidic.
Living cells are tied together by a matrix of water molecules. Like the atoms that compose them, they are tied together by ionic bonds consisting of positive and negative charges on their outer surfaces. In order for water to form ordered, structural energy bonds around cells, there must be active magnetic influence present. Water molecules lose order when they are not adequately magnetized. Inadequate magnetized molecules will disrupt hydration around them, creating disorganized movement for both the cell and the surrounding water.
Twenty-five test Subjects, randomly selected from 48 patients, were given .5 liters of a naturally, magnetized water from Japan for 60 days. Subjects were tested on an instrument, the Biolelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), which has been validated as a measurement of cellular hydration. Measured was capacitance, the degree in which water can permeate the cell membrane, which reflects intracellular water level, a predictor of overall health.
The norms/parameters (male/female average) of capacitance are:
|Average||706 - 885|
|Below Average||525 - 705|
|Low||343 - 524|
The score of BIA measurement of capacitance before drinking the Experimental Treatment, naturally, magnetized water, showed the average capacitance of the 25 Subjects at 632.6. The score after the study (60 days) showed an average of 711.9. This was an average increase of 79.3 (11%).
Also measured was phase angle, which reflects the health of the cell membrane and its function in cell hydration. The norms/parameters (male/female average) for phase angle are:
|Average||7.0 - 8.1|
|Below Average||5.8 - 6.9|
|Low||4.7 - 5.7|
The score of BIA measurement of phase angle before drinking the Experimental Treatment showed the average phase angle at 5.88. The average phase angle after the study was 6.64. This was an average increase of .76 (12%).
Each of the 25 Subjects improved, both in capacitance and phase angle over the two month period, averaging 11% improvement in capacitance, and 12% improvement in phase angle. This is important, considering the average age was 60 years 5 months. Because of physiologic declines associated with aging, improvements in cellular hydration are not typical.
The group average score on capacitance moved from Below Average to Average on the norms chart. Although the group average score on phase angle did not move to a higher category on the norms chart, there was improvement from the lowest parameter of Below Average to the highest parameter. These measurements indicate that each Subject's intracellular hydration percentage increased, which is considered a strong indicator of improved health.
The results of this study showed an increase in cell hydration with all 25 Subjects over a two month period, as a result of consuming a naturally, magnetized water from Japan. According to information on the relationship between hydration and health, this is a strong indicator of current health status, as well as an indication that this water can increase cell hydration, regardless of age or health status.
Several studies have been conducted with this water as experimental treatment with different patient populations over time. Although this was the first group study using the BIA to measure hydration, the findings have been similar regarding how this water improves various other measures of health factors.
However, in order to draw strong inferences on the effect of naturally, magnetized water on correcting or preventing health problems, tighter controls are recommended. But, there is still a positive indication, as a result of this study, that the naturally, magnetized water we have had under study for over three years does react positively to health issues related to aging. Because no negative side effects were reported among the Subjects, it is recommended that more of these studies be conducted by health practitioners to establish a larger data base of outcomes.