By: Olivia Kingsbury

Water is the most essential element to human survival, as it composes 72% of our body mass (MayoClinic, 2018). It aids in digestion, cell renewal, and brain function. This is why staying hydrated is crucial to your wellbeing. However, not all water affects our bodies in the same capacity, as the pH and source of the water determines the usability in our bodies. The lower the pH of a source of water, the more acidic it is. The natural pH level of water rests at neutral, which is a 7 on the pH scale. Anything above is basic, or referred to as alkaline or Kangen water. Anything above 7+ is desirable to drink as our bodies can metabolize and fight off diseases more easily. According to Healthline, there is speculation that it can even fight free radicals that are known to cause cancer. A recent study of 100 participants found a significant difference in blood viscosity after drinking copious amounts of high pH water. This refers to the movement of blood through the blood vessels, and in particular, the ease at which it can do so. The lower the viscosity, the quicker the ‘new’ blood can move through the body. The study showed that those who had high pH water (like that of KangenTM) had a reduced viscosity of 6.3% compared to 3.36% of standard “purified” drinking water. In short, this increases the oxygen availability and deliverability throughout the body which is particular helpful in recovering from strenuous exercise (MayoClinic, 2018).

Traditionally, alkaline water has been mostly distributed via plastic bottles and other disposable means. While this can seem convenient, there are often claims of false advertising and misleading descriptions from other alkaline water manufacturers. According to Kangen Water Lifestyle online, the plastic vehicles in which bottled water is stored has high levels of BPA and phthalates, which are proven to be hazardous to human health.

This is when Enagic International, the leading international water-systems company, entered the market. For the past 40 years Enagic brings hydrogen-rich drinking water into the average consumer’s home. Enagic is the only water filtration and alkaline- ionizer distribution company in the world with its own OEM manufacturing facility in Japan and ISO certified quality control processes. All employees “must master high- level technological knowledge and proficiency throughout the entire process, including development, production, supply, and service”; they are truly pioneers in this field (Enagic, 2018). Many different types of operating systems exist depending on the quantity of KangenTMwater needed. There are currently eight models on the market that range in power, price, and size. The most popular system provided by Enagic is the original SD501, also known as the ‘Ultimate Home Use Model’. It can produce five types of water: Kangen water, Clean (filtered) water, Acidic (beauty) water, Strong Kangen water, and Strong Acidic water.

On top of the world class quality of their machines, Enagic International has outstanding customer service. They have multiple locations across the United States and value a one-on-one installation process, so all KangenTMowners are confident and

capable of handling their personal ionizer. All purchases are backed by a five-year warranty so consumers can feel secure in their investment.

A final consideration to make about switching to Kangen is the small carbon footprint it makes. National Geographic has described the bottled water epidemic as a “drain on the environment”; the U.S alone goes through 50 billion water bottles a year. Most of these bottles are not even recycled. What is an even more startling figure is that 1,500 plastic bottles are consumed every second.

Aside from the enormous health benefits of drinking Kangen water, it is clear that the environmental impact is positive as well. By transitioning to sustainable and clean forms of water consumption such as KangenTM, we can improve our health and the world around us.

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Sources:
1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/water/art- 20044256
2. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/alkaline-water-benefits-risks#benefits
3. http://www.kangenwaterlifestyle.com
4. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/03/100310/why-tap-water-is-better/