Water is the most important substance in the world
Drinking plenty of water on a daily basis is vital to our health. Water carries nutrients to cells, helps with digestion, flushes out toxins, helps prevent headache and fatigue, and can even aid in weight loss or maintenance. Our bodies are up to 75% water, and staying well-hydrated is critical to our optimum health and survival.
However, not all water is equal
The Truth about the $13 billion dollar Bottled Water Industry
Bottled water is bad for the environment
According to the National Geographic1, “Bottled water is a drain on the environment: The U.S. public goes through about 50 billion water bottles a year, and most of those plastic containers are not recycled. Transporting the bottles and keeping them cold also burns fossil fuels, which give off greenhouse gases.” 1500 plastic bottles are consumed every second. Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times. And, it will take 1000 years for the plastic to degrade.2
It can pose health threats
The plastic in bottled water often contains chemicals BPA and phthalates, which are proven to be hazardous to human health.3
It’s not proven to be any safer than tap water
The non-profit, non-partisan Environmental Working Group (EWG) says, “The government does not mandate that bottled water be any safer than tap water. In fact, the chemical pollution standards are nearly identical.” Historically, bottled waters have even been recalled for contamination with particulate matter, mold and bacteria.
Further, as reported by ABC, environmental advocate Mae Wu has performed studies which show bottled is no safer or cleaner: There is actually more testing federally mandated on tap water than bottled. 100 compounds of tap water must be tested every day and the results posted online.5
It doesn’t necessarily taste better
The truth about tap water
Safe and readily available water is a basic human necessity in order to meet health and sanitation needs. However, tap water around the world has consistently been found to be subpar, “first-world” countries not excluded. According to the WHO (World Health Organization) some pretty astonishing facts about drinking global water are:6
- Around the world, at least 1.8 billion people utilize a drinking water source contaminated with fecal matter
- Contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
- Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause 502,000 diarrheal deaths each year.
- By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.
- In low and middle income countries, 38% of health care facilities lack any water source, 19% do not have improved sanitation, and 35% lack water and soap for handwashing.
We’re not trying to say that our Enagic® machine will solve all of the world’s water problems. However, we do advise that you have your own water analyzed to get a better idea. At that point, you can be proactive about filtering your source water, then ionizing it to achieve the healthiest water on the planet! Think about what you drink!
Thirty-five years after the U.S. Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act, some regulators and environmentalists state the law is now so obsolete that it fails to protect people from the most obvious threats.
In the USA, the NY Times reported on violations of the Clean Water Act, a federal law which governs water pollution, and has shown household water that is contaminated with lead, nickel, and other heavy metals. (Some extreme side-effects of this contamination have resulted in skin burns, rashes, and eroded tooth enamel).7
The NY Times has since compiled a database of violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, finding 40% of the nation’s community water systems in violation at least once, exposing millions to potentially harmful chemicals, toxins, and heavy metals.8
Kangen Water®… (aka electrolyzed reduced water (ERW), or hydrogen water) begins as tap water. The Enagic® machine filters out chlorine and other impurities from the tap water, then separates the hydrogen and oxygen with a process known as electrolysis. This process adds an electron to the hydrogen creating a new molecule called diatomic molecular hydrogen gas. When this is added to your drinking water, it produces antioxidant-rich Kangen Water®
Oxidant, by definition, is an oxidizing agent, while antioxidant is any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical. In the human body, oxidative damage has been implicated in many of our modern day diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Antioxidants, on the other hand, act to tame the free radicals (or highly reactive chemicals) in the body that have potential to harm cells and cause disease.9
What does this mean?
According to this study, those who drank hydrogen-rich water showed a substantial increase in their antioxidant enzymes and a massive decrease in acid in the urine. Further, participants showed a significant increase in HDL the “good cholesterol,” and a significant decrease in the “bad cholesterol.” ‘Electrolyzed Reduced Water’ (aka Kangen Water® or hydrogen water) has been used in hospitals in Japan for decades. And, now you can make the same alkaline, antioxidant, mineral-rich, pure, safe, and healthy drinking water right in your own home.
How Does Kangen Water®… Compare to Common Drinks?
These videos show pH meters measuring the pH reading in common drinks. All of the tested products (including bottled water) show a reading within the acidic range. Only the Kangen Water® has a negative or alkaline reading.
Kangen Water® has many amazing uses beyond drinking water!
Kangen Water® machines can produce incredible waters that can replace household chemicals!