H2-Enriched Water: Boosting Antioxidation, Antithrombosis, and Antibacterial ActivitiesScientific Research

original title: Effect of Alkaline Ionized Water on Stabilization of Antioxidation, Antithrombosis and Antibacterial Activities


Seon Ahn, Meea Kang, Moo In Kim, Ho Sohn

DOI: 10.5352/JLS.2010.20.7.1107



In this study, the stable maintenance of bioactivity in alkaline ionized water (AIW) and antibacterial effects of AIW were evaluated to confirm benefits of AIW. As controls, purified water (PW) and tap drinking water (DW) were used. The pH and ORP (oxidation-reduction potential) of AIW, PW and DW used were 9.5 and 120 mV, 7.2 and 144 mV, and 7.3 and 564 mV, respectively. High level of minerals was observed in DW (DW>AIW>PW of mineral contents). Concentrations of and in DW were 14.5, and 8.4 mg/l, respectively, while no , , , and were detected in PW. Evaluation of antioxidant activities for AIW, PW and DW showed that the waters did not act as antioxidants. However, the DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl) or superoxide radical scavenging activities or reducing power of vitamin C were stably maintained in AIW and PW, though not in DW, against heat treatment () or vigorous shaking (120 rpm) at . Similarly, after aspirin treatment at for 1 hr, the antithrombosis activity in PW and AIW was 62.6% and 55.3%, while that of DW was 52.1%. Furthermore, cell growth analysis and viable cell count of Escherichia coli H7:O157 in PW, AIW and DW showed that AIW and DW, not DW, have antibacterial activities. Our results suggest that the state of water, for example pH, ORP and mineral contents of water, should be considered in medicine or food industries, and that AIW has high potential for utilization in various fields.