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Alkaline water scam: is alkaline water really good for you?

Alkaline water scam: is alkaline water really good for you?

Alkaline water scam: is alkaline water really good for you?

Unveiling the alkaline water scam: you may be wondering if all the recent hype about alkaline water is real and if the plethora of stated benefits of drinking alkaline water are really real. Is alkaline water really all that it’s cracked up to be? Here is the 411:

When referring to alkaline water, the first thing we must clarify is that there is a difference between bottled “alkaline water” and ionized alkaline water. Most bottled “alkaline water” that you find at Whole Foods and other health stores or supermarkets are usually processed with “minerals” so that they simply read as alkaline, and are not actually ionized via electrolysis which is what gives real alkaline water the many health properties that it’s known for.

So, in a way, it’s not the mere pH level of the water that matters when it comes to your health (because, as we know, an alkaline pH can be achieved by simply adding chemicals like lye and other byproducts to tap water so that it doesn’t corrode city pipes.. does it mean that tap water can technically read as alkaline? Yes. Does this mean that tap water is healthy? Not necessarily..). So, there are several very important steps to consider when assessing alkaline water’s benefits, and this comes down to the source and means by which your alkaline water is produced:

Ultimately, to understand how regular alkaline water and ionized alkaline water differ, it’s important to realize that there is a fundamental difference between pH and alkalinity. The most important concept is that water can have an alkaline pH level but vary in its alkalinity. So, what is alkalinity and why is it all the rave?

Alkalinity measures the ability of water to neutralize acids. Alkaline water can have high alkalinity while having only a moderately alkaline pH because, again, alkalinity and pH are not the same thing. If you are trying to balance body pH and reduce acidity in your body, you want water with high alkalinity to neutralize as much acidity as possible.

The difference is that alkaline water made by a water ionizer has antioxidant potential. Bottled alkaline water doesn’t.

The pH (Potential Hydrogen) of water refers to its ability to attract positively-charged Hydrogen ions (H ). The pH levels in your body are maintained within a narrow range by your body and so this is in part why the pH level of your water isn’t as important as its level of alkalinity when it comes to your health. When you’re drinking alkaline water for health, you’re drinking alkaline water for is it’s acid-neutralizing alkalinity and it’s antioxidant potential, which are produced only by high-quality alkaline water ionizers.

What is Ionization and why is it so important? Ionization is the process by which an atom or molecule either gains or loses electrons and thus turns into an ion or “charged particle.”  When an atom transforms into an ion, its electrical charge can be either positive or negative, which depends on whether the atom gained or lost electrons. The minerals in ionized alkaline water – namely calcium, magnesium, and potassium – gain electrons from the ionization process and the surplus of electrons are what give the water a negative electrical charge. The negative electrical charge is what gives ionized alkaline water its antioxidant potential and, thus, its ability to act as a strong antioxidant.

TAKEAWAY:

The difference between alkaline ionized water and ionized water is that: water that has been chemically manipulated to read as alkaline with the addition of “minerals” (as the majority of bottled alkaline waters are) does not have the true alkalinity value, micro-clustered ionization properties and antioxidant potential that ionized alkaline water does.


Enagic SD501U - Under the Counter Alkaline Water Ionizer
Enagic SD501U Under the Counter Alkaline Water Ionizer

ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) – the benefits of alkaline ionized water produced from an alkaline water ionizer

What’s the difference between regular bottled alkaline water and alkaline water produced by a water ionizer? An alkaline water ionizer gives a negative electrical charge into the water it makes. That negative electrical charge then gives the water antioxidant potential which can be measured just like the charge of a battery. The negative charge is called its ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) and, naturally, the more negative the charge value, the more antioxidant properties the water has.

In-vitro (in the lab) studies have shown that water with a high negative ORP value, when mixed with vitamin C, enhances the antioxidant effect of vitamin C. Naturally, then, you must be thinking that you can mix ionized alkaline water with vitamin C and enhance its properties. This is true and one of the many benefits of drinking ionized alkaline water which has a negative ORP! However, the only problem with the antioxidant potential of alkaline water is that it cannot be stored for long periods of time and is most potent when produced fresh by the water ionizer (hence why any bottled alkaline water, even if ionized, do not have the health benefits of water that has been freshly ionized by an alkaline water ionizer). To be more precise, the antioxidant value of alkaline water begins to decline after about 24 hours so it’s best to be consumed fresh from the source of your water ionizer as it is produced.

Alkaline water scam: is alkaline water really good for you?

Why Bottled Alkaline Water has no Antioxidant Potential, but can have toxic antimony in it

Ultimately, bottled alkaline water has no antioxidant potential because the antioxidant potential does not survive prolonged periods of time. Due to this, the healthiest alkaline water is produced and consumed fresh from a water ionizer. The lack of ORP value is just one issue with bottled alkaline water, though.

Another problem with bottled alkaline water is its possible chemical contamination. BPA, phthalates, and antimony have all been detected in bottled water and are considered as potent hormone disruptors and potential carcinogens. Antimony is a heavy metal and a known carcinogen. Alkaline water actually draws antimony out of plastic, so the antimony contamination will be worse with bottled alkaline water than it is for plain bottled water. Another reason why you want to drink freshly produced alkaline ionized water from an alkaline water ionizer.

Another issue with bottled alkaline water is its financial cost and environmental impact. Investing in a high-quality alkaline water ionizer that is made with medical-grade parts (like this brand) will save you a lot of money down the line. With an alkaline water ionizer in your home, you can produce an unlimited amount of freshly ionized alkaline water at the push of a button and will never have to buy bottled water again! Imagine the time, energy, and money that goes into buying bottled water – and then imagine it eliminated! This is partly why so many people are installing alkaline water ionizers in their kitchens (which are very easy to install and simply fasten to your faucet) and no longer buying expensive bottled water. High-quality alkaline water ionizers (like those made by 40 year old company, Enagic) are built with medical-grade parts and are made to last a lifetime. This means with one single purchase of a water ionizer you will be able to produce an unlimited supply of pure, ionized, alkaline water in your very own home.


Enagic Alkaline Water Ionizers
Enagic Alkaline Water Ionizers: the most reputable alkaline water ionizer company in the industry, since 1974

Triple the Antioxidant Potential of Vitamin C with Ionized Alkaline Water

A study called Electrolyzed-reduced water protects against oxidative damage to DNA, RNA, and protein tested the effect of mixing ionized alkaline water with Vitamin C. The result was that ionized alkaline water tripled the antioxidant strength of Vitamin C. It’s simple to reap the benefits of this boosted antioxidant benefit with a water ionizer. Simply mix the juice of a lemon, lime, orange or any citrus fruit with alkaline water produced from your water ionizer and drink immediately.

To learn more about alkaline ionized water and its many benefits, you can visit this site or contact one of our ionized water experts today at: (310) 447-8947 to answer any of your questions!

Enagic LeveLuk SD501: Top alkaline water ionizer
Enagic LeveLuk SD501: Top alkaline water ionizer of 2016

References

Coassin, Mariagraza, Fulvio Ursini, and Alberto Bindoli. “Antioxidant effect of manganese.” Science Direct. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics.” Science Direct. Science Direct. Web. 9 Jul 2013. <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0003986192902822>.

Research on the antioxidant effect of alkaline water combined with vitamin C:

Lee, MY, and YK Kim, et al. “Electrolyzed-reduced water protects against oxidative damage to DNA, RNA, and protein..” Springer Link. Humana Press, 1 Nov 2006. Web. 8 Jul 2013. <http://link.springer.com/article/10.1385/ABAB:135:2:133>.


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Alkaline Kangen water

Alkaline Kangen water

What is Alkaline Kangen Water ®?

Alkaline 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. These waters can be used for various purposes, including drinking, cooking, beauty, and cleaning.

Problems With Commonly Used Waters

Tap 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.

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 Alkaline Kangen Water® is constantly increasing.

Reference – EWG

Bottled water

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

A four-year study by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that 1/3 of the bottled water tested contains levels of contamination which exceed allowable limits. Bottled water can also be slightly acidic, which may affect your body’s pH balance. Finally, the environmental impact caused by the production and disposal of plastic bottles is harmful to our ecosystem.

Reference – NRDC | Contaminants Found in Bottled Water

Reverse osmosis water

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.

 

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Dr. Oz Alkaline Diet – endorses alkaline water

The most reliable, safe, non-toxic water ionizer: Enagic Kangen Water LeveLuk SD501 Filter

Dr. Oz Alkaline Diet – endorses alkaline water

As Dr. Oz featured on his blog, incorporating fresh alkaline water into your diet can greatly improve various conditions that are due to excess acidity in the body:

” Heartburn is one of the most common medical conditions experienced by upwards of 40% of Americans on a monthly basis. Sixty million or more Americans have heartburn once a week. It occurs when a faulty valve (lower esophageal sphincter) responsible for keeping acid-containing food in the stomach fails to do its job and acid-laden contents are allowed to reflux into the esophagus (food tube). If heartburn persists, it can lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Acid reflux, or heartburn, can happen when there is large amount of pressure in the stomach (such as after a big meal) or if the valve at the lower esophageal sphincter becomes inappropriately weak after consuming certain substances (caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, etc.) Frequently, both mechanisms of action are the cause. When reflux occurs, the lining of the esophagus is not designed to handle this displacement of acid and it can become irritated and that irritation causes heartburn.

One frequently unappreciated fact is that there are two faces of heartburn as to how it presents. The typical (classic) symptoms and atypical symptoms for heartburn are:

Typical Symptoms

  • Burning breast-plate (sternal) chest pain; increased by bending or lying down, worse at night, and relieved by antacids
  • Food sticking after swallowing behind breast plate
  • Acid in back of throat/sour taste on awakening
  • Regurgitation
  • Dyspepsia
  • Burping
  • Nausea
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Fullness
  • Temporary relief obtained with off-the-shelf antacids

Atypical Symptoms

  • Asthma
  • Postnasal drip
  • Persistent cough
  • Lump in throat
  • Raspy or hoarse voice
  • Noncardiac chest pain

Whether you have typical or atypical symptoms, reflux is a health issue that you cannot ignore. It is imperative that you realize that all heartburn is not created equal. You must work with your doctor to quickly assess your symptoms and determine if you have reflux or something more serious called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Frequency of symptoms can be an important risk factor for diagnosis for GERD. About 3% to 7% (9-21 million) of Americans have reflux every day and, unfortunately, the incidence is rising. About 22% of the primary-care visits in this country involve GERD symptoms. Over the last seven years, this is an increase of 46%.

The prolonged presence of acid in the esophagus leads to complications that can produce a range of problems from annoyance to a potentially fatal condition.

The following are the complications that can occur with GERD:

  • Erosive esophagitis
  • Esophageal ulcers
  • Esophageal strictures
  • Aspiration pneumonia and asthma
  • Poor quality of life
  • Barrett’s esophagus (and this can lead to esophageal cancer in a small percentage of cases)

In light of the potential negative impact of the above complications on your life, you must take this condition seriously. You do not want to think that you are a heartburn sufferer that is actually a GERD hostage and then turn into an esophageal cancer victim.

Diet and Lifestyle Change: The First Line of Defense

The good news is, most people who have heartburn can manage symptoms on their own. Lifestyle and dietary changes can be the first line of defense. These include

(1) Changing what you eat [and drinking fresh high quality alkaline water made from a water ionizer]

(2) Changing when and how you eat

(3) Elevate the head of your bed to help avoid nighttime symptoms

(4) Weight loss

We are in a war against heartburn, and the American diet is full of land mines that cause us to suffer. It is high in heavy, fat-laden meats, carbs and processed foods. Most notably, there is not a good balance between the bad (acid-promoting) foods that cause heartburn and the good (alkaline-promoting) foods that help to prevent heartburn. What can you do? Strive to balance your culinary equation by pursuing a more alkaline diet.

Good (Alkaline-Promoting) Foods

  • Grilled and baked meat
  • All veggies
  • Breads, rice, oatmeal
  • Alkaline water and coconut milk
  • Melons
  • Pears
  • Bananas
  • Ginger
  • Chamomile tea
  • Manuka honey

Investing in a high quality alkaline water ionizer for your home can save you tons of money as you will no longer have to buy bottled water! Produce high quality, anti-oxidant rich, alkaline water straight from your tap and never buy bottled water again. Top leading health professionals such as Dr. Gerald Bresnahan, M.D.,FACC (the cardiologist of President Barack Obama and previous presidents) use Enagic Kangen Water Ionizers, which are certified as registered medical devices in Japan.

Bad (Acid-Promoting) Foods

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Carbonated and citrus beverages
  • Canned foods (heavy acid for preservation)
  • Onions
  • Raw tomatoes
  • Breath mints
  • Garlic

No More Acid in the Morning

The following are good tips for launching a diet with more alkaline balance (drinking fresh alkaline water first thing in the morning is a good way to start out). The first principle is to suppress the traditional dominance of acid at breakfast. Oatmeal with an alkaline selection of nuts and bananas, mixed with Manuka honey for sweetness, followed by a serving of melon can be a delicious and filling option for breakfast. Smoothies are a great choice because you can put many alkaline options into one serving. For lunch, salads are a great alkaline diet champion. Just like smoothies, they offer an excellent opportunity to infuse your diet with alkaline-promoting foods and water while limiting total calorie intake. Give that salad a tasty pop and take advantage of an opportunity to provide alkaline balance by adding pears and apples.


Dr. Oz Alkaline Diet - endorses alkaline water
Dr. Oz Alkaline Diet – endorses alkaline water – Enagic LeveLuk Alkaline Water Ionizer

 

Remember to watch the salad dressings (hidden calories). Snacks are another place where a more healthy and alkaline balance can be added into your diet. Parmesan and dill can add tasty dimensions to a snack like popcorn. For dinner, grilled and baked meats are always excellent choices and even pasta (a weakness for many of us) is allowed. However, a slight modification must be observed. Avoid acidic choices such as marinara or alfredo sauce and use light olive oil with lemon and creative combinations of herbs and spices (especially Turmeric).

 

Chew on This

I cannot overemphasize that doing the simple things can go a long way in winning the war on heartburn. Always take small bites of food and chew it ten times before swallowing. Try not to drink after every bite. It causes you to swallow air and that can increase the pressure inside of the stomach and promote reflux and heartburn. Try not to eat a large meal less than three hours before going to bed, and raise the head of your bed on cinder blocks to recruit gravity to keep the acid in the stomach.

Other measures that can be taken include wearing loose-fitting clothing and undergarments, mild exercise after eating and getting into a smoking-cessation program. In spite of all your good intentions, from time to time the desired alkaline focus may be difficult to maintain. If you fall short, do not panic; just remember for every acid-promoting food, you need to ingest two alkaline-promoting foods.

Let’s face it, having a glass of wine can be a temptation that is difficult to resist. If you do succumb, remember to drink fresh alkaline water and eat one of the good fruit choices to help to counter the acid-reflux-promoting effects of the alcohol. And finally the great thing about following this kind of diet is that you are more likely to achieve a moderate weight loss of 10-20 pounds.

Do not be fooled by the modest nature of this weight loss, it can be effective in helping to decrease the pressure inside the abdomen being applied to the stomach and lessen the chances for reflux.”


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Kangen Water Benefits for Skin

Kangen Water Benefits

Kangen Water benefits for the skin produces a long list of qualities that make this alkaline water the ONLY water you and your loved ones should be drinking. Here is a quick breakdown of the benefits for skin and how so many celebrities and people are finding skincare relief from just drinking high quality water! The machine produces a range of pH level waters that can be used both topically and internally for ultimate natural, safe skincare and overall health that are not only actually better for also cheaper overall! No more buying expensive, chemical creams, potions, face washes, toners that don’t work and only make matters worse! Treat your skin with the most natural, effective solutions, harnessing the power of pH and water.

Kangen alkaline water ionizer machines produce a range of pH level waters, producing a toner for the face, hair and body (I bottle this in a convenient spray bottle and have it in my bathroom, bag, and kitchen!

Kangen alkaline water ionizer machines also produce pH level waters for making shampoo, conditioner and face wash (more details on these easy-peasy recipes can be found here)!

Here are a few ways that Kangen water ionizer filters produce water that can benefit your skin:

The unique molecular structure of the alkaline water produced by the machine is micro-clustered, meaning, around 4-6 molecules – small enough to reach your cells and actually hydrate you!! This is why when you drink Kangen alkaline water, you don’t have that heavy feeling in your stomach of sitting, unabsorbed water. Kangen alkaline water has the power to reach your brain in under 25 seconds! This is why the LA Lakers, 49ers and MANY other athletes and sports teams LOVE Kangen water! Proper hydration is a key to performance!

Similarly for the skin, the unique hydration qualities of alkaline water allow it to actually hydrate your body and skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, delivering a very high and natural dose of antioxidants to restore the youthfulness of your skin and improve texture.

Another why Kangen alkaline water helps your skin is due to its ability to cleanse the colon and digestive tract, improve bowel mobility, and alkalize the body. Our skin is a reflection of our gut, out colon, and our digestive tract. So, cleaning out our colon, gently detoxing, and alkalizing the body helps us get rid of the waste that accumulates in our bodies and shows up in our skin. No more antibiotics, pills, creams, or magic potions that only further destroy our gut – heal your skin and body with just water!

These are just a few of the many benefits that Kangen water has on our skin and body! For detailed information on how this water can benefit you, call us at (310) 447 – 8947

Cheers to healthy and happy!

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LOS ANGELES:

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Los Angeles, CA 90025

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NEW YORK:

(347) 517 – 3513

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New York, NY 10001

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what water do celebrities drink?

Kangen water benefits – what water do celebrities drink?

what water do celebrities drink?

What water do celebrities drink? Read on to find out how Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mariah Carey, Bill Gates, Jennifer Aniston, Magic Johnson, and even the Obama family stay hydrated!

You may have heard about the importance of not only drinking water, but also the importance of the quality of drinking water. The quality of your drinking water can make a huge difference when it comes to weight loss, energy levels, healthy detox, and a host of other factors. Indeed, drinking the right kind of water can have a profound effect on your health.

Rooting in the principles of acid and alkaline, and considering that all disease is rooted in an acidic environment, drinking alkaline water can help balance the pH of your body to reach a more alkaline state. If you haven’t guessed it already, alkaline water is the water of choice amongst Hollywood’s biggest stars. Before thinking that all alkaline waters are equal, though, I will say that they are in fact not – and there is one particular company that reigns as the best in the industry, and the premier choice of countless A-listers like Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mariah Carey, and the Obamas!

Are you ready for it?

Drum roll please!

Ok, come on now, we really wanna know! What are they drinking??

I’ll give you a hint:

It’s a Japanese company that has been in Japan – the country with the highest life expectancy – for over 40+ years.

It’s also registered as a certified medical device and used in the most prestigious hospitals throughout Japan.

Want to know something else even more amazing? It produces over 8 different types of waters for drinking, cooking, cleaning, disinfecting, natural skin-care, and – and it’s only water!

Yes – that is the power of pH! The number of things you can do with water by just changing its pH is exciting and by far the cleanest solution for home, health, and beauty.

It’s no wonder, now, that the Obama family has chosen the very best alkaline ionizer machine in the industry – Enagic’s Kangen Water Ionizer – as a safe, healthy, and economical option.

Want your very own Enagic Kangen Water Alkaline Ionizer? You can purchase from their site here!

A little secret: The Obama Family, Mariah Carey (see her machine in her million-dollar RV kitchen here!), and Jennifer Aniston have this model: Enagic Platinum SD501 Kangen Water machine!

Cheers to happy and healthy!

Kangen Water by Enagic:

(310) 447 – 8947

11847 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #301

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(347) 517 – 3513

1140 Broadway Suite #207
New York, NY 10001

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Kangen water benefits – Mariah Carey
Want to know about Mariah Carey’s Beauty Secrets and Health Tips? This video reveals that it’s in the water she drinks!

 

It’s no wonder why Kangen Water has Hollywood buzzing. Beyonce has been noted to request it backstage before her performances, and Bill Gates just installed 10 machines throughout his home. Even President Obama and his cardiologist are drinking Kangen Water. Why does Kangen Water have Hollywood running after this alkaline water above all others? While there is a long list of Kangen Water benefits, here are the top reasons why this alkaline water ionizer has the health and even beauty community scrambling to get their hands on one of their own:

  • Enagic’s Kangen Water Ionizer provides an endless supply of fresh, naturally alkaline anti-oxidant rich water at the push of a button, saving your health, and your budget
  • Enagic Kangen Water filters are built to last a lifetime and are even used as registered medical devices in Japan’s top hospitals due to the medical-grade materials (all made in Japan, including the box!) that Enagic uses when creating their machines. This ensures the most pure, non-toxic, and reliable water supply straight from your tap. Most other filters and ionizers on the market are usually made with lower quality materials that could potentially leak chemicals into the water as it is being produced. So when it comes to health and budget, going for a high-quality Enagic Kangen Water that is sold by an official, reputable distributor (and not off eBay!) is worth the investment.=
  • Price wise, using an Enagic Kangen Water Filter in your kitchen will save you over $5,600 a year compared to buying bottled water
Kangen water benefits: Kangen Water is the most cost-effective way to consume alkaline water.
Enagic’s Kangen Water Ionizer provides an endless supply of fresh, naturally alkaline anti-oxidant rich water at the push of a button, saving your health, and your budget

 

Want your very own Kangen Water machine?

Check out Mariah Carey’s 8 million dollar custom motor coach with an Enagic Platinum SD501 Kangen Water machine sitting on the counter.

Learn more about this life changing technology here for more information on how anyone can be drinking the best water for less than $16 a month!

Kangen Water by Enagic:

(310) 447 – 8947

11847 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #301

Los Angeles, CA 90025

International orders available worldwide. Call (310) 447 – 8947