Change your water, improve your life
WATER is a vital source of life, so it's no wonder that it features heavily in the consciousness of humankind.
One Japanese legend tells of a man named Takenouchi Sukune, the son of a princess, who lived to be more than 300 years old and served under five emperors.
The secret to his longevity? He was said to have drank daily from a sacred well.
Dr C. L. Yap, founder of Kemp Trading, said that the takeaway from this tale is that "healthy water is the key to anti-ageing".
As 70 per cent of our bodies is made up of water, we suffer if we do not get enough of the liquid. Inadequate water intake will result in dehydration and a slower metabolism. Our bodies retain less water as we age.
According to Dr Yap, the best way to combat this is to drink ionised alkaline water. Such water is said to permeate more easily into cells and the bloodstream, and improves blood circulation and cell activity.
Dr Robert Atkins, who developed the famous Atkins Diet and is a noted cardiologist, has said that "the cells and fluids in most people's bodies...are overly acidic. This can cause a lot of health problems".
"It prevents your body from neutralising and disposing of harmful, poisonous toxins and leaves you more susceptible to the cell-damaging free-radical oxidation that leads to cancer and other diseases," Dr Atkins was quoted as saying on Kemp Trading's website.
According to a Wall Street Journal article, alkaline water has a pH of over seven and acidic water, less than seven. Tap water has a pH of around seven, or neutral.
The human body tends to maintain body fluids at a pH of 7.35, and Kemp Trading's products yield alkaline ionised water ranging in pH from 8.5 to 11.
Companies which offer products that ionise water, like Kemp Trading, claim that the benefits of alkaline water include giving a person more energy to counteract the effects of the acidic food one consumes.
While some scientists say there are no good studies to support such claims, it is believed that the antioxidants in ionised water can help with skin-pigmentation problems and other ailments, as well as boost energy and focus.
Kemp's products are priced between $1,388 and $2,888.
Visit www.kemptrading.com or call 6272-5337.