Structured water, sometimes referred to as “hexagonal water” or “EZ water” (Exclusion Zone water), is a term used to describe water that has a more organised molecular arrangement compared to ordinary bulk water. This organisation can lead to various physical properties, including a negative charge on its surface. This negative charge arises from the alignment of water molecules, creating an exclusion zone where positively charged ions and particles are repelled, leaving behind a negatively charged layer.
Here’s why structured water has a negative charge and the potential benefits for people, plants, and pipe maintenance:
1. Molecular Alignment: Structured water forms when water molecules arrange themselves in a hexagonal lattice structure, often around hydrophilic (water-attracting) surfaces. This arrangement occurs due to the influence of certain factors such as light, electromagnetic fields, or contact with hydrophilic materials like certain minerals or biomolecules. The alignment of water molecules leads to creating an exclusion zone with a negative charge.
2. Enhanced Hydration and Cellular Function: Structured water’s negative charge enhances its ability to hydrate cells more efficiently than ordinary water. Improved hydration can support various physiological functions in humans and animals, including better nutrient delivery, waste removal, and overall cellular health.
3. Improved Plant Growth and Health: Structured water can benefit plants by improving nutrient uptake, retaining soil moisture, and promoting overall growth and resilience. The negative charge of structured water may facilitate nutrient absorption and the transportation of essential ions in plant roots, leading to healthier and more vigorous plant growth.
4. Reduced Pipe Scaling and Maintenance: The negative charge of structured water may help prevent the build-up of mineral deposits and scaling in pipes and plumbing systems. By repelling positively charged ions, structured water can inhibit the adhesion of minerals like calcium and magnesium to pipe surfaces, thus reducing the formation of scale deposits. This can prolong the lifespan of pipes, improve water flow, and decrease the need for maintenance and cleaning.
5. Potential Health Benefits: Consuming negatively charged water has additional health benefits beyond hydration, including improved digestion, detoxification, energy savings and improved overall health. Scientific evidence supporting these claims is growing, and more research is happening to validate these health effects.
While structured water research is ongoing, more evidence is needed to fully understand its properties and potential applications in various fields, including human health, agriculture, and water management.