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WHAT IS KANGEN WATER?

The Kangen water machine is a medical grade water ionizer. Kangen water is electronically reduced, hydrogen rich drinking water that is packed full of anti-oxidants. This works to help restore your body's PH to a more alkaline state which is optimal for good health.

Kangen water ranges from 8.5-9.5 Ph depending on what you choose. Not only is the water used for drinking, it has a variety of purposes including cooking, beauty, and cleaning.

WHAT IS KANGEN WATER?

 

The Kangen water machine is a medical grade water ionizer. Kangen water is electronically reduced, hydrogen rich drinking water that is packed full of anti-oxidants. This works to help restore your body's PH to a more alkaline state which is optimal for good health.

Kangen water ranges from 8.5-9.5 Ph depending on what you choose. Not only is the water used for drinking, it has a variety of purposes including cooking, beauty, and cleaning.

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HOW DOES AN IONIZER WORK?

HOW DOES AN IONIZER WORK?

A water ionizer is a small kitchen appliance that separates tap water into two separate streams - one alkaline and one acidic - through a process called electrolysis. An ionizer is connected to a home’s water supply either through a diverter valve installed on the kitchen faucet or directly through a T-adapter connected to the cold water line under the sink.

STEP 1: FILTRATION

Water enters the ionizer through an inlet port at the bottom of the unit and is first filtered to remove common pollutants, particulate matter, chlorine, odour and organic matter present in tap water. 

STEP 2: ELECTROLYSIS

The water then flows through an electrolysis chamber which contains positively and negatively charged platinum-covered titanium electrodes. These electrodes ionise the soluble minerals in the water: positively charged ions gather at the negative electrode to create alkaline water, also referred to as "reduced water" while negatively charged ions gather at the positive electrode to make acid water, also known as "oxidized water". 

ALKALINE WATER, which comes out of the top spout on the ionizer, is the fraction that we drink and cook with.  It contains a high concentration of positively charged minerals that are beneficial for our health, such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
ACIDIC WATER, which is dispensed through the bottom hose or spout, is used externally for cleaning and disinfecting the skin and household surfaces.  It is discharged into the sink when it is not needed or saved for later use.

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HOW DOES IONIZATION AFFECT THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF WATER?

HOW DOES IONIZATION AFFECT THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF WATER?

Water that enters the electrolytic cell is subjected to a small electric current which passes between the plates, causing the water molecules [H2O] to split into two ions: a negatively charged hydroxyl ion [OH-] and a positively charged hydrogen ion [H+].

At the exit of the electrolytic cell, the water is separated into two streams:

The alkaline water stream contains a larger proportion of hydroxyl ions [OH-] which act as a powerful antioxidant, or reducing agent, because these ions have spare electrons that can easily be donated to our cells. Antioxidants neutralizes the oxidative damage caused by electron scavenging free radicals in our body.
The acidic water stream contains a larger proportion of hydrogen ions [H+] which, contrary to hydroxyl ions, act as a powerful oxidant or disinfectant capable of killing bacteria and other pathogens on contact (when pH is below 2.7).  See uses of acidic water.

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KANGEN WATER CHARACTERISTICS

KANGEN WATER CHARACTERISTICS

ANTI - OXIDATION

ANTI - OXIDATION

The human body naturally produces free radicals and antioxidants to counteract their damaging effects. However, in most cases, free radicals far outnumber the naturally occurring antioxidants. Antioxidants benefit the body by neutralizing and removing the free radicals from the bloodstream.

WHAT ARE FREE RADICALS AND THE OXIDATION PROCESS?

WHAT ARE FREE RADICALS AND THE OXIDATION PROCESS?

We are all made up of atoms. Atoms that have a full outer shell of electrons tend to be stable and do not enter into chemical reactions with other atoms or molecules. Atoms that do not have a full outer shell of electrons desperately seek out electrons wherever they can so they can become stable and inert. These unstable atoms are called free radicals.

To seek stability, free radicals tend to try and steal an electron from whatever molecule happens to be nearby.   In turn, the molecule that loses an electron to a free radical becomes unstable, and becomes a new free radical.  As such, free radicals can be the cause of a never-ending chain reaction.

Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage or “oxidize” cells throughout the body in a process called oxidative stress.  Over time, oxidative stress can leave our cells and tissues unable to function properly. They damage cells, proteins, and DNA and is recognized as an underlying factor in almost all our chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and autoimmune disease. 

Substances that generate free radicals can be found in the food we eat, the medicines we take, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Avoiding the causes of free radicals and adopting a lifestyle that helps you fight back against them can help you safeguard your health by preventing oxidative stress.

So, how do you turn a free radical into a harmless molecule?  You give the free radical the extra electron it so desperately wants. What substance can supply this extra electron?  Antioxidants to the rescue! Antioxidants are any substances that prevent or slow the oxidation process.

Antioxidants are essential for proper function of the immune system. This is partly because immune cells produce free radicals for normal defence functions. If the level of free radicals in the immune cells surpasses the normal level, they negatively affect the immune system. On the other hand, antioxidants act as scavengers of the free radicals in cells and therefore promote our immunity and overall health.

It would take 5 pounds of blueberries to get the same antioxidant benefits of 2 glasses of kangen water.

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MICRO-CLUSTERING

MICRO-CLUSTERING

Water molecules come in clusters rather than single molecules. Tap water which is under pressure has very large clusters of 12-14 molecules. The ionization process breaks the electrical bonding of water molecules and restructures the water down to about 5-6 molecules per cluster. This smaller cluster size means that the water can be more easily absorbed into the cells, thereby providing superior hydration for the body and helping to dissolve and flush out acidic solid waste and toxins that have accumulated in the body.

Micro-clustered water also enhances energy levels and improves your overall aerobic capacity as well as prevents premature aging. Because the water molecules are smaller, they are better able to penetrate cell walls and and "wash away" acidic buildup in your body caused by years of metabolizing food (Essentially, carry oxygen in and waste out.) Kangen water is also easily absorbed into the intestines to eliminate toxins from the colon.

ALKALANIZATION

ALKALANIZATION

The human body is designed to maintain a very delicate pH balance in its fluids, tissues and systems. As most biochemical reactions essential to life take place in an aqueous environment, however, it is our blood plasma and interstitial fluids surrounding the cells that are most sensitive to acid-alkaline imbalance. When these fluids are maintained within a narrow pH range of 7.35 to 7.45, our body’s immune system is operating in optimal conditions and is able to fight off illness and disease.Over acidification of the body, on the other hand, is a dangerous condition that weakens all body systems, and can give rise to an internal environment conducive to disease and even death.

Luckily, however, our body has several self-regulating control mechanisms – also called homeostatic systems – that protect us from wide fluctuations in our blood’s pH levels.

 

One of the body’s pH control mechanisms is called the acid-base buffer system.  Buffers are substances which are capable of stabilizing pH in an aqueous solution.  Alkaline (base) buffers are released into the blood stream when the blood becomes too acidic, and conversely, acidic buffers come into play if the blood pH becomes too alkaline.

Unfortunately, however, our Western diet and fast-paced lifestyle put a heavy acidic burden on our body and the blood’s buffer system can’t always keep up.  This leads to the gradual acidification of our blood and the body will then turn to other mechanisms to try and protect itself.  However, these alternate mechanisms can sometimes trigger other types of problems that can lead to weight gain, premature aging, and the onset of multiple diseases.

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PH AND ORP

PH AND ORP

What is pH?

pH is a measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution.  It provides a value on a scale from 0 to 14 where 7 is neutral, less than 7 is acidic, and greater than 7 is alkaline (or basic).   The closer you move towards 0, the more a solution is acidic, and the closer you move to 14, the more a solution is alkaline.

When talking about water, its pH value is related directly to the ratio of positively charged hydrogen ions [H+] and negatively charged hydroxyl ions [OH-]. 

When water has an equal concentration of H+ ions and OH- ions, it is said to be neutral (ph equal 7)
When water has a greater concentration of H+ ions, it is said to be acidic (pH-7)
When a solution has a greater concentration of OH-, it is said to be alkaline (pH+7)
Like the Richter scale that measures the intensity of earthquakes, the pH scale is a logarithmic scale, which means that when the pH increases or decreases by one unit, you change the concentration of H+ ions tenfold.  So for example, a solution with a pH of 8.0 is ten times more alkaline than a solution with a pH of 7.0. A solution with a pH of 9.0 is 100 times more alkaline than a solution with a pH of 7.0.

 

What is ORP?

In the world that surrounds us, we do not see it, but there is a continuous exchange of electrons that takes place between substances in the air, in the earth, in water, and in our bodies.  This phenomenon is known as ion exchange.

In an effort to reach a state of stability, substances that are lacking electrons are desperately seeking out electrons wherever they can: these substances are referred to as oxidizing agents.  On the contrary, substances which have a surplus of electrons are capable of donating their extra electrons: these substances are referred to as reducing agents, or anti-oxidizing agents.

Oxidation-reduction potential, or ORP, is a measurement that indicates the degree to which a substance is capable of oxidizing or reducing another substance.   ORP is measured in millivolts (mV) using an ORP meter. 

A positive ORP reading indicates that a substance is an oxidizing agent.  The higher the reading, the more oxidizing it is.  As such, a substance with an ORP reading of +400 mV is 4 times more oxidizing than a substance with an ORP reading of +100 mV. 
A negative ORP reading indicates that a substance is a reducing agent.  The lower the reading, the more anti-oxidizing it is.  As such, a substance with an ORP reading of -400 mV is 4 times more anti-oxidizing than a substance with an ORP reading of -100 mV. 
Most types of water, including tap water and bottled water, are oxidizing agents as their ORP value is positive. 

Alkaline ionized water is an anti-oxidizing agent, as it has a negative ORP value and it is able to donate extra electrons to neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals on the body.  Most other types of water are oxidizing agents as their ORP is positive.