Health, happiness and a long life — it’s something we all want. Unfortunately, lots of different factors can hurt your wellness goals. This is why many people seek different options when it comes to healing. Different forms of water have emerged in the media as a go-to for happiness and a long life. Kangen Water® and Hydrogen Water are two of the most discussed types of healing water.
You know that staying hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. But have you heard of Kangen Water® and hydrogen water?
Buzz about alkaline and hydrogen waters is making its way through news outlets and websites.
Both Kangen water and hydrogen water offer enhanced versions of H2O that deliver a lot of health benefits. Celebrity faces appear in different advertisements for Kangen and hydrogen water. Websites like YouTube abound with testimonials promising great results from taking a drink.
But as a consumer, how do you know which products you can trust? What makes one product better than the other? What benefits do these products offer? More importantly, what are the risks you may face from consuming these products?
The purpose of this article is to take the guesswork out of choosing the best product for your health. We’re about to shed light on all the things you need to know about Kangen water vs hydrogen water.
Read on to learn about the differences between Kangen water and hydrogen water. You will also learn about the claims attached to each, benefits and risks. When you finish this article, you can make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the right product for your needs.
The term “Kangen water” was coined by a company who made the first Kangen water system.
You can use the term “Kangen water” and “alkaline water” interchangeably, as Kangen water is simply a brand of alkaline water (although Kangen machines can produce acidic water as well.) This water has roots in Japan, with the word Kangen literally meaning “return to origin.” On the pH scale, a pH above 7 is alkaline. Kangen water has different formulas that have pH levels ranging from 8.5 to 11.
Kangen water advertisements and testimonials list numerous benefits users experience when drinking or cleaning with the water. Consumers are left wondering if this type of water is a literal fountain of youth.
Yet these big claims also come with a hefty price tag. Is it worth it? Read on to find out.
But first, let’s take a look at the difference between Kangen water and hydrogen water.
Many people think that alkaline waters like Kangen water and hydrogen waters are all created the same. Both promise a variety of health benefits and treat similar ailments. However, alkaline water and hydrogen water have some important differences.
Hydrogen water is simply that — water enhanced with molecular hydrogen. Despite the simplicity, the power of molecular hydrogen makes this type of water an amazing force. Later on, you will learn just how potent hydrogen water is.
Both Kangen and alkaline machines work by electrolyzing water. Plates are installed in these machines and positive and negative currents run through them to create the water by separating ions. This is why the water produced by Kangen and alkaline machines is sometimes called “ionized” water.
Kangen water and other types of alkaline water boast many purposes when it comes to health, cleanliness, and beauty.
Findings from a 2012 study found that alkaline water with a pH of 8.8 can potentially decrease symptoms of acid reflux.
Some other suggested health benefits include decreased symptoms in those with hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Sounds great, right?
Kangen water is available in different types that range in alkalinity. These types of Kangen water supposedly offer different benefits, including:
Kangen water is available in formulations that are safe for drinking and in strong alkaline formulas that are not safe for drinking.
Strong alkaline water claims to benefit your health. One of the ways it does this is by ridding fruits and vegetables of things like pesticides. However, it should be noted that this type of strong alkaline water comes with some pseudoscience.
Companies often market strong alkaline water as powerful enough to shed fruits and vegetables of pesticides after soaking these foods in the water. A change in the water’s coloration is often used as evidence of this strong ability.
However, according to the Molecular Hydrogen Institute, things aren’t always as they appear. The reason for a change in water coloration after soaking produce in strong alkaline water isn’t entirely because of pesticides. It is simply absorbing the pigment of the fruit or vegetable.
Moreover, another claim about strong alkaline water involves micro-clustering.
According to Kangen water advertisements, micro-clustered water contains smaller water molecules that enter cells easily. These supposedly detoxify the body and boost immunity.
In reality, micro-clustering is a marketing gimmick. There is no valid scientific evidence to support that micro-clustering even exists.
Even demonstrations of micro-clustering are deceptive. One piece of “evidence” regarding micro-clustering involves mixing strong alkaline water with oil.
Unlike plain water, strong alkaline water mixes easily with oil. Companies selling Kangen water and other strong alkaline waters claim this is due to micro-clustering. In reality, the reason strong alkaline water mixes easily with oil is that it has a high surface tension.
According to the Molecular Hydrogen Institute, “The mixing is that of saponification, which is a common process of making soap.”
Along with manipulative marketing practices and false claims, there are other concerns surrounding Kangen water. In fact, the water could actually harm you.
Kangen water claims to purify your body, home, and even pets. But many of these claims on squeaky-clean benefits aren’t what they seem to be.
Because Kangen water has a higher pH than regular tap water, which is supposed to balance the pH in the stomach. The purpose of this balance is better nutrient absorption, a decrease in things like acid reflux and many other maladies.
However, there are few scientific studies to back up the claims about Kangen water being a literal fountain of youth. In fact, some of the research on the effects of drinking alkaline water paint an unpalatable picture. Drinking Kangen water can potentially lead to side effects that are detrimental to your health.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Experimental Pathology, drinking alkaline water can lead to issues like stunted growth. Another study published in The Journal of Toxicological Sciences found that consuming alkaline water can damage myocardial tissue. Both studies used rats as test subjects.
Kangen water is advertised as being healthful to drink throughout the day. However, you should be wary of consuming an excessive amount of alkaline.
This alkalinity offsets acidity in the body where it is needed most. For example, stomach acid is essential to breaking down food particles; it gets rid of harmful bacteria and other wastes.
When your body becomes too alkaline, it can lead to something called alkalosis. Alkalosis poses serious health effects, including:
In the video below, Dr. Eric Berg talks about concerns over consuming too much alkaline water.
At the lowest end of the spectrum, Kangen water machines cost around $2,000. But it is tough to find one that isn’t close to $5,000.
Remember that this price also comes with possible health risks. Unfortunately, many questionable claims have been made in Kangen water advertisements.
Now that you understand more about Kangen water, let’s move on to learn more about hydrogen water.
To put it plainly, hydrogen water is water that has been infused with molecular hydrogen.
You know that hydrogen already exists in regular water because of its formula, H2O. Two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom comprise water, ice, and steam.
It’s necessary to drink water for proper hydration and good health. Plain water contains a huge amount of hydrogen. Unfortunately, the hydrogen found in plain water is bound to the water molecule. For this reason, it is not available for our use.
This is why hydrogen water is an amazing choice.
With hydrogen water, H2O is used as a delivery mechanism for hydrogen. This leads to a variety of benefits.
Free radicals are enemies of the body. They contain unpaired electrons that put the body under constant attack.
Electrons prefer to be in pairs, so free radicals are constantly looking for electrons. They rip healthy electron pairs apart. This leaves the cells damaged and the body in a state of oxidation stress. Oxidation stress is the cause of almost every physical ailment a person can face, including:
Molecular hydrogen is a natural antioxidant that fights the effects of free radicals. When hydrogen bonds to free radicals, it neutralizes these unstable molecules to form harmless water (H2O).
The benefits of consuming molecular hydrogen are numerous. Furthermore, unlike Kangen water, these benefits are backed up with a long list of scientific studies. Some of the benefits of hydrogen water include:
When it comes to health and science, you don’t want to use the term “miracle” lightly. However, it’s hard to look at the research attached to hydrogen water and not describe it as miraculous.
In the video below, one consumer of the HydroGenie® talks about her incredible experience with molecular hydrogen. A sufferer of Lyme disease, Mary Lou saw many of her symptoms improve and even disappear after using the machine.
There are no known negative side effects that come with drinking hydrogen water.
People can consume molecular hydrogen through many means, including electrolysis and magnesium tablets. However, here at HydroGenie, we have found that the best way to reap the benefits of molecular hydrogen is by infusion. Our generator infuses the perfect amount of hydrogen gas without including a ton of minerals like magnesium.
You can use the HydroGenie to consume molecular hydrogen in three different ways:
Regardless of how you choose to consume molecular hydrogen, all three methods have this in common — improved health and wellbeing.
Prices for hydrogen water vary depending on the manufacturer. The minimum cost tends to be $3,000. Here at HydroGenie, you can purchase our latest model for under $2,000. The model comes complete with everything you need to experience the life-changing benefits of molecular hydrogen. Affordable accessories for the HydroGenie are also available for purchase.
Our machines are designed to last for years and years. But for your protection and satisfaction, each generator comes with a parts and labor one-year warranty. We’re convinced you will love your HydroGenie. It’s manufactured and shipped from here in the United States and also includes a 60-day satisfaction guarantee.
When you purchase a HydroGenie, you are really purchasing a lifetime of improved health. Order yours today and call us at (646) 849-9099 if you have any questions.