There so much misinformation and claims about ionizers on the internet. Among the claims is the notion that IonWays alkaline water ionizers are more expensive than Kangen Water®. It is important that when looking for an Alkaline Water Ionizer or Kangen Water® you make an educated choice not based on hype or misinformation. The credible and best information will enable you to choose an ionizer that is going to provide years of top quality performance at an honest retail price. The correct information will also help you choose an ionizer company with properly trained water professionals for ongoing support and advice. In this article we will address the six myths about Kangen Water®.
Myth 1: Alkaline Water from Emco Tech ionizers is not as good as Kangen Water®
Truth: There are just three means of measuring the effectiveness of alkaline water from a water ionizer.
a) The first way is using laboratories or test kits to see how effective the filter is in removing contaminants and microorganisms. Jupiter Science filters are the finest domestic ionization filters available with 9 stage filtration and are available in both .1M and .01M sizes. Only IonWays gives the option of USA made filters using approved NSF ingredients.
b) The second way is to test the alkaline water using a pH meter. This shows how acidic or alkaline the water is.
c) The third way is to test the water with an ORP (Oxygen Reduction Potential) meter. The more negative the ORP the more ionized the water is and the higher the antioxidant effect.
To prove that Emco Tech water ionizers were top performers we commissioned a full service accredited and independent laboratory to test various new our-of-the-box ionizers including one from Kangen Water®. The results and video from this testing are shown Here.
Unfortunately when there are very high prices, there can also be a temptation to justify the difference by fabricating stories.
Myth 2: Ionized, alkaline water is somehow not the same as Kangen Water®
Truth: In the Japanese language “Kangen” translates as “return to origin” and is simply used as a patented marketing tactic by Enagic™.
Like any other water ionizer, Enagic™ Kangen Water makes the same type of alkaline or acid water and contains an ionization chamber, a filter and other parts. Inside the Enagic™ ionization chamber, the same basic technology is used to split the water into acid and alkaline streams just like in any other water ionizer. In other words Kangen Water®, though trademarked, is simply another name for ionized, alkaline water.
The Enagic™ MLM (Multi Level Marketing) company is never-the-less doing a great job of getting this important technology to those who can benefit from it and helping educate people about the importance of pH and alkalization.
Myth 3: Enagic™ ionizers are much more expensive because they are so much better.
As an example, please check out the IonWays Melody Water Ionizer. Priced at just under $1600, the Melody/ Isis is a proven workhorse that has a number of newer and patented technologies missing in Enagic™ models, such as invisible cleaning in background with every use and under-sink installation option with choices of faucet design.
The Enagic™ models are decent ionizers and some other brands are definitely cheap quality and poor performers. But when you have a foreign parent company and up to eight representatives making a high amount of money from every single sale you will get a price that reflects that.
In general MLM “reps” lack a good technical knowledge of the products they sell. There are those exceptions who have decided to really find out first about what they want to sell and some have become IonWays dealers as a consequence. But there can also be stories passed on from rep to rep that have no basis in reality. Attending a MLM presentation does not create a water professional able to advise on what is the best solution for each unique situation.
Myth 4: Enagic™ ionizers are the preferred model of choice for those that are experts.
Truth: In the USA, the most published authors on alkalizing all recommend and sell our Emco Tech/IonWays alkaline water ionizers.
These include Dr. Theodore Baroody (Alkalize or Die), Dr. Robert Young (The pH Miracle Series) and Sang Whang (Reverse Aging). All know that in recommending Emco Tech/IonWays Ionizers they are giving their patents and customers top quality alkaline water ionizers at an affordable price. Plus support from a company that has a 100% satisfaction policy. IonWays is also in over 30 countries worldwide and there has support from other experts such as Ian Hamilton (The Untold Truth), Daniel Reed (The Tao of Detox) and Harold Tietze (Youthing).
Emco Tech manufactures all of its ionizing chambers in Japan and is the exclusive supplier to such companies as LG, Samsung, Toyo and Hyundai. Here in the USA Tennant (the largest private manufacturer of cleaning machines in the world) spent over $100,000 researching water ionization companies before choosing Emco Tech and Ionways technology to supply cells for its next generation chemical free machines. For more information look in our “News” section.
Myth 5: The Enagic™ company has been selling “Kangen Water®” for over 30 years.
Truth about Kangen Water®: What changed into the Enagic™ ionizer was originally made by Toyo Metal or Toyo Aitex. Toyo recently sold the rights to Enagic™ to sell their ionizers.
Toyo Metal water ionizers were called the Pure Porte, Apex, or Protec units and these early models were sold for well below $1000 in the USA.. In Japan a company called Thohan Kiden manufactures units like the ones Enagic™ sells but these are sold as retail models and not sold through the Enagic™ MLM.
Myth 6: Kangen Water® and Enagic™ ionizers have been the only ionizers to be approved.
Truth: Back in the 1980s the Japanese Government’s Health Department declared that all water ionizers and alkaline ionized water offered health benefits that had been proven and thereby classified all water ionizers as health devices.
So all water ionizers are “kangen.” Remember that “kangen” is Japanese for “return to origin” (trademarked as Kangen Water®) and Enagic™ used it as a marketing tactic. There was no mention, however, that Enagic™ units were the only ones that were approved.