What is pH and ORP?

Learn About pH, ORP, and Their Effects on Your Body

Project One

  • pH stands for “Potential Hydrogen” it measures the acidity or alkalinity of a solution
  • pH of 7 is considered neutral, a pH above 7 is alkaline, below 7 is acidic
  • Alkaline water has a pH greater than 7

Project Two

  • Rust is the oxidized form of metal
  • Oxidation happens when oxygen destroys a substance by stealing electrons from it
  • Free radicals are oxidants
  • Acids are also oxidants

Project Three

  • Negative ORP is a measurement of an aqueous substances’ ability to reduce oxidation
  • A positive ORP will increase oxidation
  • Water can have either a negative or positive ORP
  • Water ionizers are used to make alkaline water with a negative ORP

Effect of pH on the Human Body

The human body contains both acids and bases. The body maintains the pH of blood between 7.35 and 7.45. The pH level of the urine varies, so Doctors often measure urine pH to evaluate the pH level of the body. Low urine pH has been associated with Metabolic Syndrome, the symptoms of which are:

Obesity

High Cholesterol

High Blood Pressure

Insulin Resistance

Kidney Stones

Amazing but true! According to Low Urine pH: A Novel Feature of Metabolic Syndrome, A difference of less than1pH in your urine may determine whether or not you will suffer from the symptoms of metabolic syndrome!

“Participants with the metabolic syndrome had a significantly lower 24-h urine pH compared with participants without the metabolic syndrome. Mean 24-h urine pH, adjusted for age, gender, creatinine clearance, and 24-h urine sulfate, decreased from 6.15, 6.10, 5.99, 5.85, to 5.69 with increasing number of metabolic syndrome abnormalities”.
– (2007 Maalouf, et al pg 1, paragraph 3)

If you think you may be affected by metabolic syndrome, talk to your doctor.

Benefits of Negative ORP

Oxidation is caused by positively charged particles called radicals. These radicals are energetically unstable particles that grab electrons from wherever they can to neutralize their unstable charge. In your body, they grab those electrons from DNA and tissues. Not good!

Negatively charged water contains excess electrons which it readily gives to unstable radicals. This process stabilizes the radical.

Micron Power Select™ allows you to vary the infrared output from each TheraMitter™ zone and control the infrared micron range during your sauna session. TheraMitters™ can be exclusively customized to a surface temperature between approximately 450°F down to an amazing 126°F. This is a extremely useful feature for multiple sauna users. For example, the person on the right can set their back TheraMitters™ on full power and their feet to half power while the person on the left can set their back TheraMitter™ to 80% power and their feet to 60% power. This highly innovative feature allows you to program your sauna to your personal comfort level. The MPS settings can be adjusted from 100% to 7% for each zone. On the MPS Touchview Control screen in "MPS SETUP," you can choose the level for each TheraMitter™. The levels can be set in any combination at 7%, 13%, 20%, 27%, 33%, 40%, 47%, 53%, 60%, 67%, 73%, 80%, 87%, 93%, or 100%.

The SpectraWave™ function is an exclusive feature that allows the sauna to move through a specific infrared spectrum. The sauna’s onboard computer system has 8 different pre-selected power settings and it will scroll through a new setting every 2 minutes. This feature allows TheraSauna® to produce near, middle, and far infrared energy when this feature is utilized. See below for some sample SpectraWave™ power settings:

TheraSaunas® far-infrared is produced during the entire sauna session.  When the sauna reaches temperature, the patented MPS Therasauna® Touchview™ 3.0 idles the TheraMitters™ down to surface temperature of under 230°F. The TheraMitters™ will return to 400°F and above when necessary, keeping a steady temperature and micron range. The far-infrared produced is still consistently reaching the optimal 9.4 micron range for human absorption due to the unique physical design of solid ceramic TheraMitters™, penetrating up to 2” below the skin. This creates an environment where the user receives more infrared in 20 minutes than they would during a 40 minute session in other brand saunas. Therasauna® produces zero cold spots when operating and does not vent plastics and carbon fibers  into the sauna cabinet, unlike our competitors. Carbon saunas only reach the one surface temperature of approximately 230°F and turn off after reaching their set convection air temperature, losing air temperature and creating an ineffective range of infrared. The TheraSauna® Stable Heat™ System does not turn off, but powers down and sends a trickle charge of electricty to maintain the surface temperature of the TheraMitters™, thus consistently reaching the 9.4 micron range of far infrared.

The best example of how TheraSauna's® Stable Heat™ System works in relation to our competitors is to imagine a light switch. If the light switch is flipped on, the light in the room will turn on. The moment the switch is turned off, the light goes out and the room is dark. Infrared is a form of light, just like the visible light in the example, but on a different spectrum that is invisible to the naked eye. TheraSauna's® Stable Heat™ System remains on during the entire sauna session, meaning infrared is produced the entire sauna session, just like turning on the light with the light switch and leaving it on the whole time you are in the room. In a competitor's sauna, the infrared will be produced until the set temperature is reached. The moment the set temperature is reached, infrared immediately stops being produced, just like shutting off the light with the light switch. No more infrared is being produced, just like flipping the light switch to off turns off the light. So, it's much like sitting in a room with the lights on for 40 minutes, but you have to sit in the dark for half of the time. Our Stable Heat™ System prevents this from happening in TheraSauna®, giving the user a clear advantage in the amount of exposure to far infrared.

This patented, 7 Day Programmable Control allows you to set the desired time your sauna will turn on Monday through Sunday. You can set the timer to pre-heat the sauna for you so that it is ready when you get home from work or when you wake up in the morning. Getting into a cold sauna and waiting for it to warm-up is a thing of the past. Just press, set and forget... the TheraSauna® will remember the rest. The onboard computer memory will hold the settings in memory even if the sauna experiences a power failure.