Chances are, if you are looking at purchasing an ionizer and looking at alkaline water machine reviews, you heard about “Kangen Water” and then found yourself online looking at 50 different machines all claiming to be the same, or better for less money. It can all be very confusing, and unless you know what to look for, you can be flushing a sizable amount of cash, literally down the drain if you choose wrongly.
Granted, and I’ll say this up front (whereas most review sites will CLAIM to be Unbiased,) I own an ionizer, and am pretty set on my brand, and for pretty darn good reasons, which I am happy to spell out. Being a thrifty sort, I did my due diligence and spent hours upon hours of research looking at alkaline water machine reviews before plopping down such a large sum of money on such a seemingly simple thing. Water. I bought an Enagic ionizer because I got results drinking Kangen water. Now, I’ll admit, the allure of the less expensive models was tempting, and I came very close to a different brand. But after asking a lot of hard questions to people in the industry – in the end I chose to buy the most expensive one – a choice I have never been known for, have not regretted in the least and have been extremely happy with for going on years now.
Let me shorten your research and share what I learned, during my study of alkaline water machine reviews and then, perhaps you can make an educated decision without having to spend hours upon hours on the phone, like I did.
Even though I am quite a penny pincher, I realize that quality matters. Only when we are talking about your health, quality REALLY matters. Consider this: A 1978 Ford escort will get you from Oregon to Florida just as a new Mercedes will. The Mercedes will cost you considerably more to purchase, to say the least. I’m pretty sure there is a significant difference in the quality of the ride. One will get you there fast, in comfort and is sure to get you there without incident or unexpected problems. The other – well, you are leaving a lot to chance. When point “A” to point “B” means how much pain you are in – or none, which is what many experience long term when they purchase the right ionizer, – or even mean the difference between life and death, WHY would you choose price over quality?
Who’s who in the industry?
So…you do your research, you look at all the alkaline water machine reviews and you discover…. That the internet is like the wild wild west with no rules, no guidelines, no internet police or regulations of any kind. What you find is that anybody can say anything and we, as a rule, have a tendency to believe it. After all, “they” wouldn’t say it if it weren’t true, right?
It’s important to remember that there ARE no unbiased reviews. Period. Websites cost money, and if someone has gone to all the trouble to put one together and publish it, you can bet that they are selling something and have an agenda, myself included. Let me say here that not all alkaline water machine reviews are honest, to say the least.
When considering something as important as the ionizer that modifies the water you drink (which makes up a whopping 70% of your body), there are many things to consider. Some you may or may not have thought about. Let me break it down into 10 things to consider BEFORE you make that very important decision.
Results. Really, this is the most important consideration. Do you actually know people who got results from the machine you are looking at? One of the red flags I came upon when looking at alkaline water machine reviews was the fact that the only company whose business model was to share the water, allowing people to get results was Enagic. They base their business on results. Other companies claim to be as good….but are basically just using the reputation of others. When I called these other companies and asked to try their product, they said they didn’t do business that way. When I asked for referral numbers (people who owned a machine and would talk about it. they would not give me that information) Hmmm…. What you want is results, not a pretty kitchen counter décor.
Product materials. Cheaper machines are cheaper because they are made of cheaper materials. Period. It has nothing to do with compensation or marketing or distribution or any other smoke and screen cheap ionizer companies put up trying to convince you to buy theirs over another brand. Quality costs money. If you want results, you have to have quality.
Plate size, surface area and craftsmanship. Plate size, as opposed to Number of plates, and we are talking surface area here, is far more important than the number of plates. Sure, 9 plates seems like a lot more than 7, but does it actually give better results? The truth is that the more surface area you have, the more complete the ionization process. By complete, I mean that the water can actually hold the properties long enough to actually have an effect on your body – clear down to your colon. Take 9 plates full of holes, call it “advanced technology so it doesn’t look – well cheap and full of HOLES, and add up the surface are, and what do you get? You get less, of everything. When looking at alkaline water machine reviews, be sure you are comparing apples to apples. Remember, there are no internet police out there, and spinning words are what these marketers are paid to do, so if you are confused by everything you read on the internet and trying to make sense of fancy words and marketing ploys, go back to #1. (results) Yes, this is important, but don’t get sucked into thinking that less is more and less expensive is better.
Longevity of company. One of the big things I looked at when looking at alkaline water machine reviews and purchasing an ionizer was how long the company who made and sold the technology had been in business. You have to do some REAL research to figure out who’s who in this industry, because they can be very very tricky. While some companies claim to have been in business for many years, a closer look reveals that to be untrue. While the manufacturer may have been in business for some time (although none anywhere near as long as Enagic) most of the actual companies who sell the technology are an LLC that may or may not be on business next week. One thing I appreciate about Enagic is the longevity of the company. In good standing for over 40 years now says a lot. It also proves this is a good company with a solid tried and true product. Also, the fact that they are in 83 countries might be called a clue as well. There are corporate offices all over America – they are not JUST an online facade like most companies. Time has a tendency to reveal the truth. This company has stood the test of time. It is the Granddaddy of ionizers and the gold standard. The one all other companies strive to be like. It is also the ONLY manufacturer who backs their own product. (See “Warranty) Why would you buy the one others are trying to be like when you could just have the real deal?
Continuous electrolysis. We mentioned this before. When looking at alkaline water machine reviews – look for red flag words like “energy saving technology”. COMPLETE ionization takes continuous electrolysis, which only Enagic© has. When you use low energy, “pulse technology” or any other cheaper form of electrolysis, what you end up with is partially ionized water, which when put through the rigors of the body, lose their form, their structure and in the end do nothing. When all this scientific jargon becomes too much, go back to #1 and look for RESULTS.
Certifications Check them out THOROUGHLY! Does the company you are looking at actually HAVE the certifications they claim they do? I have seen many ionizer companies when looking at alkaline water machine reviews that say they have ISO (International Standards Organizations) and even go so far as to post numbers – but when you take it a step further and google their numbers they DON”T EXIST! Enagic not only has won awards for their “GREEN TECHNOLOGY”, they are DSA certified, and have ISO certifications in 3 different categories. On top of that, they are the ONLY ionizer with the gold standard WQA certification. No other company can come even close to the certifications and qualifications Enagic has.
Reviews. One quick search for Kangen Water® on You Tube and who’s who really begins to unfold. Word is getting out, and people are having a hard time keeping quiet about it. But because of FDA regulations and the fact that Enagic© is the actual manufacturer of this Japanese medical device, we must not “make medical claims” or post things that can be construed as such. You will find, however, many many testimonies anyway – for a while at least. To be clear, this is not a medical device in America (nor will it be any time in the near future) and we do have to protect the company, who, by the way actually removes these videos from the internet. People continually post their dramatic and amazing results however, and you will find many of them there. Enagic is a member of the DSA the BBB, and, as I mentioned before, is ISO certified in 3 categories. It is also endorsed by 6000 Japanese medical Dr’s. in prestigious positions. If you would like actual testimonies, rather than get the company in trouble and post them, please contact me personally, and I will be happy to share some with you, and actually put you in contact with the person who owns the story. This way, also, you know they are real stories of real people, rather than some copy and pasted internet story.
Lifetime of machine. “The proof is in the pudding” as they say, and with Enagic’s long standing reputation of 40 years in the industry, we can honestly say these machines are designed to last a lifetime. There are several telltale distinctive reasons for this that no other machine can claim or compare to. First, the plates themselves are bolted, rather than glued together. That means that they can be serviced, if need be, years down the line. Other ionizers are glued together – making them landfill should there ever be any issue. Does it make sense to take the most expensive component of an ionizer and seal it so that it must be thrown away in case of later repair? Let’s face it, all machinery eventually breaks down. Shouldn’t it be repairable? You know how they say, “They don’t make things like they used to” – well Enagic DOES. The plates can also apart to be cleaned or ‘re-plated’ as well. (Let’s face it, eventually water erodes everything – just look at the Grand canyon) Actually, there are 5 different ways one can clean their Kangen Water® generator, which ensures the longevity of the results you will be getting from your machine – as opposed to a machine that simply “cleans itself” – which just simply isn’t good enough. (have you SEEN the inside of a pipe?) If you couldn’t deep clean a machine, you wouldn’t WANT it to last a lifetime! Yuck!
Warranty. Manufacturers warranty? Distributors warranty? Company warranty? Limited warranty? Lifetime warranty? Limited lifetime warranty? What do all of these terms even mean? One thing is for certain, if you don’t have a manufacturer’s warranty, what you do have is a worthless piece of paper. And Enagic is the ONLY ionizer whose made by the same company that backs it – a manufacturers warranty means the company who built it will stand behind it. Do you really want some part time night time uncertified worker tinkering with your ionizer should there be a problem? That’s what you get when you have anything BUT a manufacturer’s warranty. And then there is the fine print. Many ionizers warranties are void when used in hard water. Really? 70% of America has hard water! Void if used commercially – which means more than 2 gallons a day. And some SAY they have a lifetime warranty and then you get the actual piece of paper and it says right on it “12 month limited warranty” (I won’t mention names in this article, but if you email me I will send you the actually scan of this company’s warranty – and Its one of the first to pop up when you Google – just sayin… Know what you are getting. Ask questions, ask to read the warranty in its entirety before you purchase.
Versatility. Here is one area where no company can even come close. The “special waters” that an Enagic Gold Standard SD 501 can make – are priceless. Sure, you may THINK you ‘don’t need those waters’ but only because you don’t fully understand what they DO. The next time there is an e-Coli recall on the spinach you already ate? No worries – IF you soaked it in 2.5, which would’ve killed that. Worried about re-infecting yourself with the flu from your toothbrush? No worries. Just soak in 2.5. Hate all those pesticides on your produce? No problem. Just soak in 11.5 strong Kangen Water® and take them off. Got a nasty oil based stain on your favorite shirt? Don’t throw it away! 11.5 will take it right off! Coffee or wine stains on your carpet or upholstery? Yep, 11.5 to the rescue again. There are so many uses for these waters, it would blow your mind to see the list. (and it’s growing every day – so look for that here in my blog) But before you brush off these waters as unneeded or frilly… even if you or a loved one doesn’t have severe psoriasis or eczema, you will still be really glad you have the peace of mind knowing that you can disinfect a wound, your food, kill a sty in your eye, make your own laundry soap, soak a sprained ankle or inflamed joint – that’s a power tool! But like anything knowledge is power, so knowing what to do with this amazing little device is important. Please contact me if you have questions, need further scientific documentation or just want to try the water. After all, you can look at alkaline water machine reviews all day long, but experiencing it – well now that’s REAL research!