what is kangen water

What Is Kangen Water?

Little did I know that drinking kangen water is better for my health than the most expensive spring water or vitamin water bought in health food store. I never been a crazy water drinker. I actually hated it and I had to drink water being on diet and just knowing I had to drink water for better physical performance.

What is kangen water? Why is such a buzz about it? Let me give you some insider information about kangen water.

The word "KANGEN" scientically means reducing or deoxidizing. It also means back to origin, "renewal" and that is what it does, restoring your body back to balanced state.

I have been reading a lot about Kangen water and its benefits and here is some interesting information I have discovered. In 1998 Dr. Shirahata of Kyushu University in Japan discovered the huge connection between so called "Miracle Water" and electrolysed water. "Miracle Water" was found in nature only in 5 countries which were Japan, India, Australia, Mexico and Germany and it was known as healing water for many generations. Some people claimed it was a healing water but it still remains a mystery.

What was common by definition of Dr. Shirahata, the fact that both types of water had amazing antioxidant capabilities.

So What is So Special about This Water?

All research on kangen water was done in Japan and it led to realization of the ideal water for drinking. They adopted a name "kangen" that is used to desribe healthy, clean, alkaline water that has no impurities and ionized. It allows your body to absorb all nutrients much faster.

What are major benefits of kangen water?

1. You can clean fruits and vegetables, carpets, bathrooms, medical offices with Strong Kangen Water that has ph 11.5

2. You can use it for drinking as high alkaline water ph 8.5-9.5

3. You can take for prescription medicationas neutral filtered water

4. You can use it for skin care as Mild acid water or they call it "beauty water"

5. You can disinfect wounds, sores and infected places with Strong Acid Water ph 2.5

I think everyone should make informed decisions about what they choose to drink but when it comes to health and improving our well being why not make right choices.

 

Why drinking water is very important?

People are dehydrated. Did you know that over 70% of americans are dehydrated? It is scary. People eat more than drink water. American culture is very food oriented and people drink soda, juices, milk when t hey are thirsty. Wrong move.

What water is important? Until I went on the detox diet and started drinking a lot of water and eliminating all sodas, even diet sodas, regular coffee and tea, I did not realize how much my body needed water. I was dehydrated and miserable. Tired and sleepy. I was drinking a pot of coffee a day! Yes a day to be awake and to chase after my kids and run my business, until one day i decided to change my health. Bad habits can become a part of your life so the good habits can be a part of your life as well.

I started drinking water. I thought I am going to get sick from drinking too much water but my body was craving for more. I did not get tired as much, my skin got better and my weight loss had increased.

Interesting fact that one glass of water can stop night hunger for all the dieters, according to university of Washington study.

The medical research is powerful and it shows that 5-6 glasses of water a day decreases the risk of colon cancer by 44% plus reduce the breast cancer risk by 80%. That is powerful guys. It is water. that is all.

For the body to function in harmony it must be hydrated well. The qualities of water determine our health quality. Water changes body temperature and helps all organs to function normally, especially digestive tract. By doing that, it removes all toxins from body.

70-80% in our body is water:

1. our body is made up of 60-75% of water

2. The brain is made up of 85% of water.

3. Our blood is about 91% water

4. Our brain is about 80% water

I was not drinking water, I never was thirsty much but when I forced myself basicly to drink water I was getting more thirsty. We must drink water every hour to prevent dehydration. If we are too thirsty then we really get dehydrated and it reflects on our skin, sleep paterns and mood. I experienced all the skin problems, sleep problems and even mood swings, so from my personal experience drinking water became the powerful element in the healthy diet.

We must listen to our bodies and watch our body and it will tell us when you need water. Kangen water for example is very hydrating water due to the fact it has smallest clusters of water molecules and they get into the system faster than any other drinks out there.

Where can we get kangen water?

Where can we get kangen water?

I have recently purchased Kangen Water Device through direct sales company Enagic. I went to a health fair and saw with my own eyes how it works. I was able to bring water home. They were kind enough that filled the bottles with water for me to drink to see difference in how I feel. To make story short, I decided to purchase it.

Just a little bit about them: Enagic is a 32 old japanese company that has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver Canada and with the offices in Japan and Korea. Only Enagic manufactures certified kangen water units.

The most popular device is SD501 that is what I got. IT is pretty neat and actually talks to you. Japanese people are very creative! Of course they have many other units available from spa use to commercial use in the restaurants, hospitals and offices.

About water... just facts

About Water...

Of the 6 billion people on earth, 1.1 billion do not have access to safe, clean drinking water.

(www.charitywater.org)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency currently does not regulate 51 known water contaminants.

(www.foodandwaterwatch.org)

While the average American uses 150 gallons of water per day, those in developing countries cannot find five.

(www.charitywater.org)

The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.

(www.water.org)

According to the National Resources Defense Council, in a scientific study in which more than 1,000 bottles of 103 brands of water were tested, about one-third of the bottles contained synthetic organic chemicals, bacteria, and arsenic.

(www.nrdc.org)

Water is a $400 billion dollar global industry; the third largest behind electricity and oil.

CBS News, FLOW.

There are estimates that from five hundred thousand to seven million people get sick per year from drinking tap water.

Erik Olson, Deputy Staff Director of Barbara Boxerʼs Environmental and Public Works Committee (EPW), FLOW.

California's water supply is running out - it has about 20 years of water left in the state.

Maude Barlow, author of Blue Covenant and co-author of Blue Gold, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, FLOW.

There are over 116,000 human-made chemicals that are finding their way into public water supply systems.

William Marks, author of Water Voices from Around the World, FLOW.

In Bolivia nearly one out of every ten children will die before the age of five. Most of those deaths are related to illnesses that come from a lack of clean drinking water.

Jim Schultz, founder of the Democracy Center in Bolivia, FLOW.

The cost per person per year for having 10 liters of safe drinking water every day is just $2 USD.

Ashok Gadgil, Senior Staff Scientist in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, FLOW

Comments 18 comments

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The How To Hub 8 years ago from Australia

Well I learnt something. I'd never heard of kanjen water until now. Interesting facts about the percentages of water that the body contains! Funny, I registered for a self help email course once & the first thing it said was ...... drink more water. At the time, I thought - this guys an idiot, but I stuck with the course and you know what....your both right. We all should try and drink more water.

Does it taste any different to regular water?


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reversefunnelsyst 8 years ago from Nashville Author

Shaye

Kangen water is very healthy.. It makes you want to drink and more of it.. I never liked water before. Only drank coffee. Kangen water hydrates more and gives you more energy.. That is how I felt.

you can go to one of the websites and review information..it will give you report.

Thanks

Tatyana


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talford 8 years ago from U.S.A.

Interesting hub. I will research more. Thumbs up. Thanks!

Tom


RAELYNNE 8 years ago

YOU SHOULD DO MORE RESEARCH. ENAGIC IS NOT THE ONLY COMPANY THAT MAKES THESE MACHINES AND THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT ABSOLUTELY NOT NOT NOT A DIRECT SALES COMPANY! THEY ARE THE EPITOMY OF MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING. THAT IS WHY THEY CHARGE ABOUT 2 OR 3 TIMES THE PRICE THAT OTHER COMPANIES CHARGE. JUPITER AND LIFE IONIZERS ALSO PRODUCE KANGEN WATER AND THEY ARE A WHOLE LOT CHEAPER AND JUST AS GOOD. IN FACT LIFE IS A MORE ADVANCED MACHINE WITH A MUCH BETTER FILTERING SYSTEM. REGARDLESS OF THE MACHINE, IONIZED WATER IS WONDERFUL FOR YOU. IT HAS REDUCED MY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE TO THE POINT I KNOW LONGER TAKE MEDICATION FOR IT AND IT IS AWESOME FOR ACID REFLUX. ENAGIC MAKES A LOT OF FALSE CLAIMS, LIKE THAT THEIR MACHINE IS "SUPERIOR". YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT IT IS NOT, IN FACT IT IS INFERIOR TO SOME OF THEM, IT JUST COST MUCH MORE. YOU CAN SEARCH FOR AN ARTICLE CALLED KANGEN WATER MYTHS AND FACTS TO GET SOME OF THE STORY. ENAGIC DOES NOT HAVE OWNERSHIP OF THE TERM KANGEN, EITHER. ALL IONIZED WATER IS "KANGEN". HOPE THAT HELPS.


RAELYNNE 8 years ago

JEEZE! I SHOULD HAVE SPELL CHECKED THAT! LOL EPITOME AND NO ARE NOT THE SAME AS EPITOMY AND KNOW. DUH.


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reversefunnelsyst 8 years ago from Nashville Author

Thank you for good information. I did find that there are other companies that manufacture similar devices.

I am very happy that it assisted you with your blood pressure and acid reflux!

Sincerely

Tatyana


Phil Richardson 8 years ago

I would like to comment on Raelynne's resonse. Yes, There are other manufacturers of water ionizers that do produce ionized alkaline water but do not measure up to the longevity of the Enagic water ionizers. I have spent a lot of time researching the difference between Enagic's lines of ionizers and the competitions and believe me there is a bib difference. I make an honest factual comparison on my website http://www.kangenwaterlife.com/overview.html#C7 This is a direct link to the comparison page. Thanks for allowing me to post this.


Phil Richardson 8 years ago

I would like to comment on Raelynne's resonse. Yes, There are other manufacturers of water ionizers that do produce ionized alkaline water but do not measure up to the longevity of the Enagic water ionizers. I have spent a lot of time researching the difference between Enagic's lines of ionizers and the competitions and believe me there is a bib difference. I make an honest factual comparison on my website http://www.kangenwaterlife.com/overview.html#C7 This is a direct link to the comparison page. Thanks for allowing me to post this.


Tanya Chyzhyk 7 years ago

Thank you, Tatyana, very useful info. You provided good content in a simple way in your article. Most people underestimate the importance of drinking lots of clean high quality water.


Brian 7 years ago

I just want to know why Raelynne is yelling? Is she upset by the Competition? I have researched deeply and extensively and found the cost difference is in the plates, size, quality, and output. There appears to be a significant difference in wattage used also. One has to ask why? I found quality of water (registered medical device) and longevity with dipped plates (thicker platinum) because the titanium is like a lawn chair that sits out at the ocean, it corrodes quickly if ever exposed (as one factor) what would happen if you were drinking contaminated water from exposed titanium. The health risk could be disastrous. This was found to be a major factor in its registration as a medical device and is only capable of producing the highest quality of water by way of wattage applied. I found the oxygenation and micro-clustering effects to be most important in the level of hydration and absorption into the body’s membranes and at the cellular level. This appears to be the greatest benefit. Also, I found that the acidic body will respond initially to cleaner pH driven water containing a negative ORP of any sort as it is the initial reaction of a neglected body. So Ionization of water is only part of the equation to experience true health, long term to rid the body of deep seeded issues of which the aforementioned qualities in the water produced are most desired for obtaining relevant health through the use of a device. I would have to make the comparison of a Honda and a Benz. The difference are significant but until you take each for a test drive you will never realize the difference.


Polly 6 years ago

I can add that "why is it that Japan endorses only the Enagic machine in their hospitals?" Kinda like the FDA here in the US. That alone will tell you that Enagic SD501 is the very best!!!


Tom 6 years ago

To correct Raelynne:

1. Kangen is trademarked by Enagic. see www.uspto.gov

2. Only Enagic is an OEM of their own machines. See

http://www.enagic.com/technology-factory-tour.php to

take their factory tour.

3. Only the Enagic warranty has no provisos of any kind.

Note that Life is limited to 2.5 gallons daily.

4. Only Enagic has ISO rated 13485

(For for a comprehensive management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices)

5. Enagic is a member of the DSA (Direct Selling Assoc.) http://www.dsa.org/

6. Enagic is the best of the best and is the only water ionization machine to be found in hospitals.


Compare Kangen vs. Life & Jupiter 6 years ago


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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Enagic is the only company that makes the unit that produces Kangen water. Kangen water is exclusive to Enagic. Other produce alkaline water but Enagics units are the only units that produces Kangen water. Enagic units have been certified for use as a medical device. The Enagic SD501 contains 4xs the amount of titanium and platinum that any other alkaline water machine claiming to be the same. A machine that uses on quarter o the titanium and platinum are incapable of creating powerful, stable Kangen Water using the 80 or less watts. You get what you pay for.


Maurice 5 years ago

So much of what is written about Kangen water is written by Enagic agents or their employees, and this hub is no exception. Since they are not disinterested you cannot trust what they say about the subject. What is lacking is expert opinion from people who are not involved in selling and feedback from end users that is not part of sales promotion, ie testimonials. Rob Thomas' site http://www.waterfyi.com/ is the nearest I could find to expert opinion independent of the manufacturers, but I have yet to find a forum where end users share their experiences and opinions. This is rather odd considering that millions of units have been sold since 1986.


Anthony Mendez 5 years ago

Why all of the statistics on world health? What does that do for me in making this purchase?


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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I have several clients who were getting alkaline water from the health food store and then cam to get Kangen Water and there were amazed at the health changes that did not happen with Ionways or Althena alkalizers. Many companies who sell alkaline water unites, purchase their machines from resellers. These reseller, make the same machines for anyone who wants to go into the "alkaline water business" and then slap their name of the unit. Enagic has a one month return policy, and the only company you can try the water before buying. I myself have seen tremendous health benefits from drinking the water. That is why I have not one, but 2 water alkalizer. Enagic is the only company whose water alkalizer is registered as a medical devices by the Japanese Ministry of Health, and used in hospitals, nursing homes and day care centers in Japan! The units cost more because they are make better, with larger titanium and platinum plate that are solid and not mesh! ALSO - you will only find our competitors slamming Kangen Water Machines. These are the same people who build the so- called , authority or case study websites. You will never see Enagic slamming other water alkalizers, because we don't have to. We have been in business for almost 40 years and have now been in the US for 6!


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Thank you for sharing this, I had no idea. I will definitely look into Kangen water. Voted up and shared across.

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