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Water is a precious resource. Approximately 70% of the surface of our planet Earth is covered by water, however it is not drinkable. Tap water in a lot of places is not very healthy either and many people do not have access to clean, healthy water. The human body is comprised of ca. 70% water, so it’s not much of a stretch to say that “the basis of vitality and long life is water.” If you want to feel good and be at your optimal health level, you should drink water on a daily basis. But not just any type of water. Not all waters are created equal, in fact many of them might even be potentially harmful! Please read this short overview.

Problems Of Various Types Of Water

Tap Water

Tap water is a healthier option than soft drinks. But according to the Environmental Working Group, there have been 315 pollutants found in America’s tap water since 2004, and over half of these pollutants are completely unregulated and can legally exist in any amount. (Source: EWG). Also most tap water has a positive ORP (for more details see the Health page), which means they are adding oxidative stress to your body.

At the current levels of contamination, the public is starting to question the quality of tap water and wonders if it is safe enough to drink. Based on these facts, it’s no wonder that the demand for Kangen Water® is constantly increasing across the globe.

Bottled Water

Bottled water is not necessarily healthier than tap water and yet it costs much more! Although associated with healthy water, bottled water is not guaranteed to be any healthier than tap water. In fact most bottled (‘mineral’) waters apart from having positive ORP, are also quite acid! A majority of them has a pH value between 3.5 to 5.5 and hence disturb the optimal pH level of the blood and body of around 7.4

Often the only difference is the added minerals which have no proven health benefits.

A four-year study by the Natural Resources Defence Council shows that 1/3 of the bottled water tested contains levels of contamination which exceed allowable limits. Finally, the environmental impact caused by the production and disposal of plastic bottles is harmful to our ecosystem.
(Source: NRDC)

Reverse Osmosis Water

Reverse Osmosis is a filtering process which may be effective in areas that do not receive municipally treated water and is commonly used in bottled water facilities. The problem with this process is that dangerous chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, and chlorine are molecularly smaller than water and can pass freely through the filter. Reverse osmosis removes healthy, naturally occurring water minerals. These minerals not only provide good taste, they also serve a vital function in the body’s system. When stripped of these minerals, water can be unhealthy. Also, 2-3 gallons of water are wasted for every gallon of purified water produced. Additionally most reverse osmosis water filters produce water that is acidic (pH around 6.5) and has a positive ORP value.

Kangen Water® is delicious water created from Enagic’s innovative water technology. Not only do these devices filter your tap water, but they also produce ionized alkaline and acidic waters through electrolysis. Kangen Water® has an alkaline pH value of 8.5 to 9.5 (user’s choice by the press of a button), aiding the body to keep it’s optimal pH level, and have a negative ORP value and hence have anti-oxidant potential.

These water types can be used for various purposes, including drinking, cooking, beauty, and cleaning.

How Your Tap Water Becomes Kangen Water

Step 1: Filtration
The internal High Grade Filter filters chlorine, unpleasant taste and odor, and reduces sediments up to 5 micrometers to produce Clean Water.

Step 2: Electrolysis
The filtered water moves through several electrode plates and membranes, separating into acidic and alkaline parts. It is split into OH- (hydroxid ions) and H+ (hydrogen ions).

The hydrogen ions react with electrons given by the cathode (– charged electrode), forming H2, molecular Hydrogen. Hydroxid ions remain, making the water more alkaline around the cathode. Conversely, close to the anode (+ charged electrode), hydroxid ions give electrons to the anode, eventually forming O2 (Oxygen). Hydrogen ions remain, making the water more acidic around the anode. The two kinds of water are separated by membranes and released through different hoses.

(Note: number of electrode plates depends on machine model)

For the entire list of 68 uses and applications of Kangen water please download the PDF file (21.8 MB) here and see which water systems are available at the Products Page.

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