What is ionized water?
Ionized water is produced through a process called electrolysis, that is, electric current is passed through water to separate water into oxygen and hydrogen (positive and negative ions).
The electrolysis takes place in the electrolysis chamber containing electrode plates of opposite charges. The result is a collection of positive H + ions and negative OH- ions ready to neutralize free radicals in the body.
What pH level should I select in my ionizer when I start drinking alkaline water?
Start little by little by Kangen water (8.5 pH) in the first week. After a few days, you go up to (9.0 pH) during the second week, and then to the Kangen water (9.5 pH) in the third week.
How much alkaline water should I drink per day?
Doctors say it is beneficial to drink at least eight glasses of water per day. If you are not used to drinking a lot of water, you can start by drinking 3-4 glasses of alkaline water per day (about 1 liter) and gradually increase your water intake to 8-12 glasses per day (2 to 3 liters) )
Should I drink alkaline water with meals?
No. It is better to drink ionized water 30 minutes before and up to 1 or 2 hours after meals. Our stomach has to release acids to digest the food we eat and alkaline water to drink with meals delays merely the process of digestion.
When is the best time to drink alkaline water?
In the morning when you get out of bed. Water is better absorbed in the system when the stomach is empty. Remember to keep drinking alkaline water throughout the day. Do not forget to drink ionized water 30 minutes before and up to 2 hours after meals and medications.
Can I use alkaline water to take my medication?
No. It is better to drink ionized water 30 minutes before and up to 2 hours after taking the medication. The size of the smallest groups of molecules in the ionized water causes water to penetrate the cells of our body much more quickly, and it is best not to interfere with the absorption rate of the prescribed medication. You can, however, drink pure filtered water (pH 7) from the ionizer with your medication.
Are there any side effects related to the consumption of alkaline water?
When you start drinking alkaline water, side effects can include mild headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, nasal congestion, and other flu-like symptoms. Also, the stools will probably be darker, softer or more odorous and you may experience gas.
These side effects are a good sign since they are directly related to the detoxification that your body is suffering, the micro-grouped water penetrates deep into the tissues and expels the acidic waste and toxins that have accumulated in your body over time. The side effects will decrease once your body has become accustomed to water, depending on each and the level of detoxification that the body has to undergo, could be a day or up to a few weeks.
When will I start noticing the health benefits?
Each person is different, and as such, the body’s response to alkaline drinking water varies from person to person. You can begin to notice a positive response in just one day or within a few weeks.
Does ionized alkaline water taste different?
Yes. The water that enters the ionizers first passes through a filter that eliminates the taste and odor of the chlorine contained in municipal tap water. Next, the electrolysis breaks the size of the groups of water molecules (normally 12 to 16 molecules), becoming micro-groups of 5-8 molecules. This makes the taste of the water soft and silky. The alkaline water has a great flavor and makes the coffee have a better aroma and flavor, the same is for tea and juice, it is also very useful for cooking because it helps to hydrate the food and highlight flavors.
Is ionized alkaline water good for athletes?
Of course! Adequate hydration supports the body’s physiological responses in all activities, but the physical and mental stresses of sports training and competition magnify the importance of hydration. Numerous studies conducted on athletes since the 1940s have shown that even mild dehydration impairs performance.
The alkaline ionized water is micro-grouped so that it can be absorbed in a higher rate, helping to rehydrate the body’s tissues. Also, oxygen levels in the blood increase with regular use of alkaline water. It provides the muscles and organs with high amounts of oxygen and improves resistance. The water that has been alkalized also helps to neutralize the lactic acid induced by the exercise and that accumulates in the muscles.
Can I give my pets alkaline water?
Yes. As with humans, pets will also benefit from better hydration, providing antioxidants to their system. If for example, you have fellow cats or older dogs, they will have more energy when they start drinking alkaline water.
Is there someone who should not drink ionized alkaline water?
Some people should start by drinking small amounts of alkaline water, such as 1-2 glasses of ph 8.5 per day. This is almost always with older adults who have accumulated toxins in the body throughout their life.
Children under three should not drink alkaline water, only purified water from the ionizer (pH 7) will benefit from filtering the ionizer that removes chlorine and other contaminants from tap water. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 should only drink alkaline water from 8.5 to 9ph.
Can a person be too alkaline by drinking alkaline water?
No. Some people drink 4 or more liters of ionized alkaline water every day and get a lot of benefits, for example, if you exercise a lot you should drink more water than someone who works in an office; the amount depends on the effort to which your body is forced. On the contrary, one of the most common imbalances that people have today that leads to health problems is that they are too acidic.
The greater your body acidity, the greater the possibility that the disease is being imposed on your body. It is rare for a person to acquire alkalosis, the condition of being too alkaline. To maintain optimal health, we must maintain a balanced diet that includes alkaline water and alkaline foods such as fruits and vegetables.
How do I know if I am out of pH balance?
Various external signs can show that your body is too acidic. Some examples include an unexplained rash, acne, dark circles under the eyes, cracked skin and very brittle nails, brittle hair and excess weight. Other symptoms include upset stomach, indigestion, confusion, anger or irritability, sensitivity to food, allergic reactions, recurrent infections, fatigue and even depression.
When you balance the body’s pH through an alkaline diet, including fresh foods and alkaline water, the body’s natural defense mechanisms can function properly and fight against the disease and, naturally, restore optimal health conditions.
How long does alkaline water take ionized?
All domestic-sized water ionizers are designed for “point-of-use,”i.e., immediate consumption. Water molecules that have been separated by electrolysis will slowly return to a stable state. This is the reason why ionized water cannot be bottled because its properties are temporary.
The antioxidant properties (hydroxyl ions) of the alkaline ionized water will dissipate in 18-24 hours, the higher pH properties will return to a neutral pH level of 7 days to 1-2 weeks, and the size of the molecule cluster smaller will have an approximate duration of 1 3 months.
It is best to drink the alkaline water from the ionizer directly, but failing that, store the water in a glass container in a cool, dark place, such as the refrigerator.
The apparent hazy color seen when pouring Alkaline Antioxidant Water is that healthy active hydrogen is being released by electrolysis; This phenomenon does not pose any problem. If the water is allowed to stand for a moment, the misty white color disappears.
The research focused on the dissolved hydrogen released by electrolysis when pouring the water was presented to the Japanese Association for Kangen water functionality, meeting at the end of December 2002. This investigation revealed that the Kangen Alkaline Water Antioxidant effectively controls the oxidation of lipids in the body. Based on this report, the benefits of Kangen water worldwide and its international growth were recognized.
What is the Mengen Effect of Kangen ® water consumption?
Depending on the way it is consumed, and the physical state of the person, it is possible (although infrequent) to experience constipation or diarrhea from a few days to a few weeks occasionally after the first time you drink Kangen water. In naturopathic terms, this is known as the Mengen effect 1.
The two conditions are particularly similar in that in both cases; the remedy is so effective that it has a negative effect. If this occurs, the amount of intake should be reduced by half or a quarter of the previous amount until the symptoms have disappeared. You should not stop the intake completely, it is best to continue but in smaller quantities.
What distinguishes Enagic’s ionizers from the Competition?
Tested and approved by more than 6,500 physicians – Japanese Association of Preventive Medicine for adult diseases
Certificate of medical devices of the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan.
It is used in hundreds of hospitals in Japan.
A lifetime of 15 – 25 years (Saves more in the long term compared to other water ionizers).
Micro-group of water molecules for better hydration and absorption (5-6 per group) compared to normal water (15 to 20 per group).
The use of hand-immersed medical grade titanium plates with platinum (instead of the mesh technology used by competitors) to prevent chemicals from seeping into the water. This material is the best quality that exists to produce high-tech equipment.
How long do antioxidants / ORP take to be effective?
ORP or Oxidation Potential Reduction (antioxidant) decreases in alkaline water ionized quickly, so it is better to drink it fresh from the ionizer.
If you decide to store it in a container, the ORP values will drop by 50% within the first 24 hours and the water will return to its original values within 48 hours or so.
What ionizer models does Enagic sell from the USA?
In the USA, the following ionizers are sold:
Leveluk Jr II
Leveluk DX II
Leveluk SD 501 and SD 501 Platinum Super 501
What is the difference between them?
The main difference is the number of plates that are in the camera of the machine. The number of plates is gradually increasing from 3 small plates (Leveluk R), three large plates (Jr II), five plates (DX II), seven plates (SD 501 and SD501 Platinum) and the Super 501 has two plate cameras, one with 5 and another with seven plates.
The number of plates can be seen reflected in 3 main aspects: the life of the machine, the frequency of maintenance and the ORP levels that water can reach. The more plates the machine has, the life of this machine will be longer, reaching up to 20 years in the SD 501 models. Likewise, the more plates a machine has, the frequency of maintenance is lower.
Among other minor differences, the SD 501 and Super 501 models have a voice that is activated every time water is requested or when cleaning is required. SD 501 Platinum models have voice prompts in 5 languages, English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese.
The Super 501 machine is designed in such a way that its strong point is the production of Strong Acid in greater quantity and with less cost per liter.
Can I use the Super 501 machine in my house?
Yes, there is no reason why it can not be used in your home, however, due to its design, it is recommended to use this machine in places where large quantities of Strong Acid Water are required to clean, such as a restaurant or office.
What is the control panel?
The control panel is the buttons (colors: purple, green, yellow and orange) of functions that are on the front of the machine. The buttons are used to select what level of PH is required.
Why does the water come out through 2 hoses at the same time?
During ionization, the water is divided inside the machine and flows are required to leave the machine. The flow of the main hose is the one that we will use most of the time, but there will be occasions when the other hose is also used.
Where does the water I am selecting come from in the control panel?
Of the seven types of water that produce the machines, six come out through the flexible hose that is in the upper part. These are the Kangen Water of the three levels (PH 8.5 to 9.5), Clean Water, Acid Water and Strong Kangen Water.
Only in the case of Strong Acid water (2.7 PH), it exits through the secondary hose (gray) and at the same time leaves through the main hose Kangen Fuerte Water (11.0)
** For more information, consult the Operation Manual.
Why does the phrase “Notice of Cleaning” appear on my screen?
This is known as automatic cleaning. Normally this signal appears when the machine has been more than 15 minutes continuous producing water and indicates that an automatic cleaning is being carried out by it. It also appears when Strong Acid water has been used and we change to any other water since it has to be cleaned off the reinforcing liquid. Sometimes it can also be put in a clean state when the machine spends some time without being used.
Why does the water that comes out of the machine look cloudy at times?
Turbid water indicates that the water molecules were decomposed within the ionization. This is completely normal and indicates that the machine is clean. Sometimes it will be more cloudy than others; this depends on the speed of the water flow and the cleaning of the plates. The slower and cleaner the plates, the more turbid the water will be, which is why a clean machine always produces water with a certain level of turbidity.
I have a SunUs machine and it has no screen, how do I realize the automatic cleaning? (SUNUS MACHINE – OUT OF THE MARKET)
On this machine (SUNUS) the “CLEANING” indicator will start flashing and an alarm will sound during the cleaning process. What we should do is let the water flow until the sound and the focus of “Cleaning” stops after a few minutes.
Does the machine tell me “REPLACEMENT,” what does that mean?
This means that it is time to change the regular filter that is inside the machine. ** This indication is NOT for the change of additional/external filters.
My machine indicates “REPLACEMENT,” but I have less than one year with the regular filter, how do I know that I have to change it?
The internal filter is designed to filter approximately eleven thousand liters of water, regardless of the quality of it. To know if it is time to change it, select the Clean Water Control Panel (or you can turn off the equipment too), fill a medium glass with this water and do the Chlorine test with the dropper. If the water is painted Yellow, it means that it is necessary to change the internal filter. When the color of the water does not change and remains crystal clear, you can still use the internal filter, just press the “Reset” button and you’re done. Remember to do this test periodically to check the quality of the filter.
The machine tells me “PROTECTION,” what is that?
None of our machines are designed to receive hot water and this indication “Protection” is activated when the machine is receiving hot water.
Why does my Clean Water (7.0 PH) turn light blue and not green when I use the PH tester?
This can happen when the level of hardness in the tap water is somewhat high. When the level of hardness is high the clean water will come out with a high pH and consequently the color when measured with the PH tester will be bluish.
Why does my Acid Water (5.5 pH) turn purple when I use the PH tester?
As in the previous question, it is essential to know the PH / Hardness Level of your original water since when this happens, it is most likely due to the alkalinity/hardness of your original water intake.
Since we installed the machine has left very little water, or almost nothing comes out, What is happening?
In some parts of the USA, there are problems with the water pressure in the houses, this usually causes the water to have difficulty passing through the machine. The pressure is usually reduced when, in addition to the machine, EXTERNAL filters are installed (Pre Filters, Softeners, antibacterial, etc.). The minimum pressure to use the machine with installed filters is 25 to 35 PSI.
Does the machine tell me “Increase Flow,” what is that?
This indicator is activated when the water flow is very low, either due to lack of pressure or because the water tap is not open enough.
Why do water taste and smell very unpleasant sometimes?
This can happen for two reasons. 1 Lack of water pressure, when the flow of water is very poor the water spends more time in the ionization process, this extra time makes the water come out more ionized, but at the same time, it has an unpleasant smell and taste. 2 Use of hard water, either from well or river. In this case, we recommend avoiding the use of the machine or using a softener capable of reducing the hardness. In either case, we suggest not using the machine until the problem is solved.
How is the taste of Kangen water?
The taste of Kangen water is a little softer than normal and feels lighter.
Does it help me control the flow of water?
Yes, when you control the flow of water while producing Acid Water or Strong Acid, this causes you to concentrate more and have a better effect. This should not be done so markedly with the water that is for drinking as it may have an unpleasant taste and smell.
Can machines move place after installation?
Yes, they can be moved from place to place. However, they should NOT be moved while the Electrolysis Enhancer liquid is inside the machine. Never put the machine in a horizontal position, it should always be vertical as if it were being used.
What happens if I move my machine with Electrolysis Enhancer inside the compartment?
The liquid can enter the machine and if it comes into contact with any of the circuits, they will burn and the machine will stop working.
What are the white particles that come out in the water and remain impregnated in the glasses and jars?
The white powder is not more than the same mineral that comes in the source water. It is the result of the ionization that takes place inside the plates. However, when this white residue is present in larger than normal amounts, it is a sign that it is necessary to clean it with the E Cleaner. If in your case the waste is too many, you will have to do the cleaning with the E Cleaner from 1 to 3 times per month depending on the amount of waste. This also happens when the water that we give to the machine is very hard. In this case, the cleaning should be done more often and also use a softening filter to lower the hardness levels.
How can the vessels and boats that have these calcium ions be cleaned?
To clean the containers with white residue you can use white vinegar to remove the dust and then rinse with clean water; this can be strong acid water or water level 7.0 PH
I am interested in buying one of the ionizers, but at my house, I already have a filter system. Can I buy a machine without extra filters?
If you already have a filtration system in your house, you can buy any of our systems and use them without a problem as long as your filtration system is not by Reverse Osmosis. It is not obligatory to connect external filters to the Enagic machine. This situation always varies, depending on the quality of the water in your area and the needs of each client.
On the screen of my machine I do not see the arrows running when I produce the water, is everything alright?
If, when producing any type of water, you do not see the dates on the screen, it is most likely that a sensor is damaged or it could be that the machine is only passing water from the tap without performing the ionization.
What is the maintenance that should be given to my machine?
The only maintenance that must be done is to keep clean the titanium plates inside the machine using the cleaning kit included with your equipment (except Leveluk R, cleaning kit for six services)
Why does this cleaning have to be done?
This is done because the minerals in the water stick to the titanium plates after the ionization. After a time without cleaning, the plates are entirely covered with calcium and the water stops being in contact with the plates and the ionization cannot be carried out correctly.
What types of cleaning are there?
There are four types.
Manual: must be done every day in the morning and consists of producing acid water (5.5 PH) for one minute and immediately producing clean water or Kangen for another minute. This causes the plates to change polarity and release the calcium ions that are adhered to the poles.
Automatic (Notice of Cleaning): this cleaning is performed by the machine by itself and happens when the machine has produced water for more than 15 continuous minutes. When this cleaning is done the machine will make the indication and this water should not be consumed. Only the water should be allowed to run until the signal ends.
This cleaning is ALWAYS carried out when strong acid water is being produced and then changed to any other type of water.
E Cleaner: this cleaning is done every 3 or 4 weeks and is done with a product called E Cleaner. To know how to perform this cleaning, please read the instructions of the product or, check the brochure “INFORMATION PACKAGE” where you can find, step by step how this cleaning is done.
Deep Cleaning: This cleaning is carried out in Enagic’s facilities and by authorized personnel in the service department. It must be done when the flow of water is coming out of the upper flexible hose stops or is too little or when the water flow of the second hose is greater than that of the flexible hose. This happens when none of the previous cleanings are done and the hoses are covered with calcium.