By John Cardarella – Chemist for Double Helix Water
Water is found everywhere and in nearly every facet of life. It is one of the most crucial components to proper health and plays a vital role within our bodies. While there are multiple paths of intake, water is primarily consumed by ingestion. This can range anywhere from 5 to 120 minutes1 and, once absorbed, the body begins using it in a myriad of activities including making up the plasma within our bodies.  Plasma, being 92% water, can represent up to 55% of the volume in blood and serves as a carrying fluid for proteins, clotting factors, antibodies, and blood cells. Because of this, one can immediately see why maintaining water in our body would serve us well. Not only does hydrating encourage blood health, it allows our bodies to heal and fight infections too.
Swelling is one of many bodily responses known as innate immunity. These are defense mechanisms in place within our bodies to protect ourselves from the world around us and to increase the success rate of healing. For example, spraining your ankle begins an innate immune response. First, pain is signaling your brain to alert you of the injury so that you can begin to remove yourself from the incident. Redness and heat from increased blood flow help to further signal injury, while providing immediate proteins and other resources to the injured site. At this point, your body begins to swell at the site, restricting excess blood flow and minimizing movement while the body begins to heal. This process can be very quick and has served us well but, like any good thing, too much swelling can often occur. Science has provided anti-inflammatory medication and treatments to moderate swelling and ensure a balance is reached, but excessive treatments are generally worrisome and should be avoided. Fortunately, our bodies also express proteins called cytokines to regulate various behaviors in the body and can range from cell reproduction to antibody generation to inflammation. These cytokines allow for regulation of swelling on a natural level that’s quite impressive without intoxicating the body with excessive medication.
In 1998, Benjamin Bonavida performed a correlative study linking stable water clusters to consumption and cytokine expression.2  The results showed increased expression, thereby increasing the regulatory capacity of cytokines in moderating inflammation.  Moreover, numerous customer testimonials also speak of this stable water clusters’ anti-inflammatory effects, reducing pain and swelling from sprains, burns, and oral infections. These results indicate that stable water clusters are not only hydrating the body, but enhancing the natural order of healing. These expressions of naturally occurring regulatory proteins mean that the body is not only able to heal itself efficiently but can regulate the process to avoid overexertion. This concept of enhancing the body’s natural innate immunity leads to less need for treatments and constant medical cocktails to control the processes.
The sense of duty to one’s health and to water consumption can be potentially proactive and remedial while avoiding unnecessary intoxication of our bodies with temporary over-the-counter solutions. Given the chance, the body is designed to endure and bounce back from injuries.


  1. Pharmacokinetic analysis of absorption, distribution and disappearance of ingested water labeled with D₂O in humans.; Péronnet F1, Mignault D, du Souich P, Vergne S, Le Bellego L, Jimenez L, Rabasa-Lhoret R.; Eur J Appl Physiol. 2012 Jun;112(6):2213-22. doi: 10.1007/s00421-011-2194-7. Epub 2011 Oct 14.
  2. Induction and Regulation of Human Peripheral Blood TH1-TH2 Derives Cytokines by Ie Water Preparations and Synergy with Mitogens; In: Lo SY, Bonavida B (eds) Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties of Stable Water [Ie™] Clusters. World Scientific, Singapore 1998

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