Technically not a filter, bioceramic water amplification (BCWA) is a water amplifier. BCWA utilizes rare ceramic materials including Tourmaline, far infrared ceramic balls, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and Vitamin C to add health promoting qualities to water.
Bioceramic water amplification transforms purified water into a powerful antioxidant that provides protection against reactive oxygen species, also known as free radicals. The rare ceramics and minerals in the bioceramic water amplification filter significantly increase alkalinity, and the increase is not dependent on the level of minerals in the treated water.
BCWA adds magnesium, potassium and calcium and lowers the ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential), transforming drinking water into health giving, antioxidant, mineral rich, alkaline water. BCWA treated water has smaller water clusters (51.497 Hz) which hydrate the body up to 3 times more effectively than normal water 28, helping to increase the absorption of nutrients and minerals.
BCWA is available in an inline filter that can be added to most quality water filtration systems. It can also be integrated into a drinking glass design (Alkalark) and into small sticks that can be added to water bottles (Balance Water Sticks). Alkalark will last up to 2 years if you drink up to 12 glasses per day of Alkalark treated water. Balance Water Sticks last for approximately six months. While both Alkalark and Balance Water Sticks improve the healthful qualities of water, they do not provide the same high level of alkalinity and other bioceramic amplification benefits as the inline filter design, as there is a much larger amount of bioceramic material in the inline filter. In addition, the inline filter design lasts for up to two years when used to amplify up to 2.5 gallons of water per day.
Until the introduction of bioceramic water amplification products, the only method of increasing alkalinity, adding active hydrogen and oxygen and reducing the cluster size of water was to treat water with expensive electric water ionizers, also known as “micro-water” machines. Electric water ionizing systems have been popular in Japan and Korea for many years, and have been increasing in popularity in North America. These systems utilize electrolysis to convert plain tap water into “electrolyzed ionized water,” often called Kangen water, or ionized alkaline water. With all electric ionizing water treatment systems, alkaline water is produced from one tube, while acid water is produced from a drain tube. Some people use the acidic water to wash their face and to help heal skin problems, but most people only drink the ionized alklaline water and discard the acid water.
The effectiveness of electric water ionizing systems is limited by the level of dissolved minerals that naturally occur in the water being treated. RO or distilled water cannot be ionized because the platinum coated titanium water ionizing plates used in all ionizing systems require a high concentration of conductive minerals in water to work properly.
In most municipal water supplies, the concentration of minerals and TDS (total dissolved solids) is not sufficient to allow electric ionizing systems to significantly raise alkalinity levels, lower the ORP (oxidation reduction potential) or reduce the cluster size to levels claimed by the manufacturers of these products.
Except for the ability to produce acid water, bioceramic water amplification provides all the benefits of electric water ionizers, with the added advantage of a measurable increase in alkalinity that is not dependent on the level of minerals present.