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Kangen Water™ Scam?
A few years ago a Japanese based MLM company called Enagic™ began selling alkaline water ionizers in the USA market and also began promoting the unique qualities of what they called Kangen Water™.
Because of much misinformation and claims that AlkaViva ionizers are not as good as more expensive brands - the following article is offered. It is important that when looking for a water ionizer or Kangen Water™ you will be able to make an educated choice without the hype. This 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.To talk with an AlkaViva Water Specialist please call (877) 579 8482
Also please check out the "Why Bigger is Not Better" page Here.
Myths about Kangen Water™
Myth 1: Water from a AlkaViva ionizer is not as good as Kangen Water™Reality: There are just three means of measuring the effectiveness of water from a water ionizer.
a) The first way is using laboratories or test kits to see how effective the filter is at removing contaminants and microorganisms. IonWays filters are the finest domestic ionization filters available with 9 stage filtration and are available in both .1M and .01M sizes. Only AlkaViva (through IonWays) gives the option of USA made filters using approved NSF ingredients.
b) The second way is to test the 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 Enagic™. The results and video from this testing are shown on a separate website Click Here.
Unfortunately when there are very high prices, there can also be a temptation to justify the difference by creating stories.
Myth 2: Ionized, alkaline water is somehow not the same as Kangen Water™Reality: In the Japanese language "Kangen" translates as "return to origin" and is simply used as a patented marketing term by Enagic™.
Like any other water ionizer, an Enagic™ 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.Reality: Please refer to our comparison chart >>> Click Here.
As an example, please check out the AlkaViva Melody Water Ionizer. Priced at just under $1700, the Melody 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 AlkaViva 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.Reality: In the USA, the most published authors on alkalizing all recommend and sell our AlkaViva 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 AlkaViva Ionizers they are giving their patents and customers top quality water ionizers at an affordable price plus support from a company that has a 100% satisfaction policy. AlkaViva 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 technology (and AlkaViva) 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.Reality: 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 approvedReality: Back in the 1980s the Japanese Government Health Department declared that water ionizers and alkaline, ionized water (trademarked as Kangen Water™) offered health benefits that had been proven and thereby classified water ionizers as health devices.
There was no mention that Enagic™ units were the ones that were approved.
When comparing Enagic™ ionizers to Emco Tech/ AlkaViva
please consider the following: