129 These promoters of natural alkaline water filters are almost as bad as the sellers of additives which raise the pH of tap water to make it alkaline. The fact is that these natural non-electric alkaline water ionizer systems or filters are basically your old fashioned water filter like the Brita filter or singe stage inline filter, with an additional mineral adding filter which raises the pH of the water. This will make the water alkaline, but it will not incorporate any of the ionized alkaline water benefits which scientist have discovered. Only alkaline ionized water created by the water electrolysis process has those 3 health improving properties. Simply adding minerals or chemicals to raise the pH of your tap water is not the same thing, can be potentially life threatening, and does not incorporate any health benefits. Unfortunately, the water ionizer industry itself is very manipulative, companies like Kangen-Enagic spread misinformation to make people think they need to pay exorbitantly high prices for the alkaline water machines which actually will work and deliver the health benefits. They prey upon one of the most helpless sectors of society, the elderly, which are very vulnerable and susceptible to in person manipulative sales techniques. Other water ionizer companies have sprang up and attempt to ride on the back of Kangen by offering a competing machine at about 70% of the price of the Kangen SD501, saving the customer about $1000 to $1500 dollars over the Kangen unit, yet they collude among each other using misinformation and scare tactics such as poisonous water ionizer plates in an attempt to make people think they need to still pay a high price for the
. The truth is that there has never been 1 documented case of "poisoning" from water ionizer plates. In many cases, these companies are just as bad if not worse than the Kangen Enagic sales representatives. They offer a competing product at a slightly lower price, and misinform consumers with reports of titanium and platinum poisoning. They also deceive people by focusing on irrelevant issues like the number of plates, always increasing the number of plates inside their machines from 5 plates, to 7, now 9 plates, and even 11 and 15 plate models. Always making the customer think that they need to pay more for that water ionizer with more plates, is a common trick used to keep their profit margins at $2000 to $2500 per sale.
The fact is that over the past several decades, tens of millions of people worldwide have received alkaline water ionizer benefits from 3 and 5 plate water ionizer designs. If you are a fan of Kangen / Enagic water ionizers, and you have been drinking their water and you have noticed health benefits, take a look at their line of ionizers, you will see most of them have 5 plates inside. This constant push by water ionizer scam artist companies to deceive consumers with ever increasing numbers of plates, ever higher electrical wattage, and manipulation via scare tactics, keeps their profits high at consumers expense. As I stated before, it is the elderly who are the biggest consumers of water ionizers in the Unites States, and they are one of the most vulnerable sectors of society. Water ionizer companies know this, and will continue to use manipulative sales tactics to deceive people and keep the prices and their by their profit margins high. Only and informed consumer, who does the proper research, and who has common sense, will understand this truth. This website is here to shed light on this manipulative industry dominated by misinformation and scare tactics exploiting one of the most vulnerable sectors of American society.
Theoretical problems With Alkaline water: The main problem with the concept is that it is impossible to alter the pH of a patient's blood without causing severe health concerns. Mammalian blood contains a vast number of different pH buffers which evolved to automatically raise or lower the blood pH if a deviation occurs. These buffers heep the pH of human blood between 7.35 and 7.45. If the buffers become saturated and the pH of the blood is altered more than +/-0.4 pH, death will result. It is commonly claimed by alkaline diet proponents that cancer cells are killed in an alkaline environment, which is true, but so are almost all other cells in the human body. Proponents will attempt to disregard the above by reminding us that it is possible to alter the pH of urine by eating or drinking particular foods, which is also true, but is completely independent of the blood pH. This is based on the metabolites of certain food chemicals (referred to as "Ash") becoming concentrated in the urine. As a (healthy) bladder is an independent receptacle in the body, the pH of the fluid contained therein also has no effect on the blood pH. A different attempt at disregarding this is the claim that blood pH is balanced not by buffers but by excess acid being dumped from the blood into the cytoplasm of cells, meaning that blood pH won't reveal that your cells are dangerously acidic; needless to say, this is false..
Another clue of the ineffectiveness of an alkaline diet is that whatever food you eat will pass through your stomach. The acidity of the stomach is affected by things such as stress, amount of food eaten, or infections. Eating acidic or alkaline foods has no effect on stomach pH, in much the same way as it has no effect on the pH of blood. More recently, proponents claim that the benefits arise from reducing acid load in the body. It is claimed that when acid load is too high, "alkaline minerals" such as calcium are reclaimed by the body from bones leading to conditions such as osteoporosis. Meta-analysis studies have shown this is not the case. Far from being healthy, alkaline diets could actually be harmful, as they recommend removing certain food groups altogether rather than reducing certain types within the groups. Examples would be removing all fats and oils from the diet which provide Essential Fatty Acids, and dairy products, which are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin D which is difficult to find in foods outside of dairy products. A further theoretical problem comes from the definition of "acid/alkaline food" used by many proponents of the diet, which is based on burning the food in air and testing the pH of the resulting ashes and remains. The results of this uncontrolled oxidation have only the vaguest resemblance to the by-products created by the actual process of human digestion and respiration, which involves breaking down the food into its consistuent molecules and metabolising them separately.
Some people believe that alkaline water helps our bodies metabolize nutrients and expel toxins more efficiently than regular tap water, leading to better health and performance. Anecdotal evidence supports some of those claims. But so far, we don't have solid data supporting alkaline water's use. Until we learn more, save your money: Stick to tap water and supplement with mineralized water if you like. But what is alkaline water? Alkaline water is water that's less acidic than regular tap water. This means it is rich in alkalizing compounds, including calcium, silica, potassium, magnesium, and bicarbonate. Many people believe that the typical North American diet contributes to chronic low-grade acidosis – a condition that may be associated with poor health outcomes including heart problems, altered hormonal status, and the loss of muscle or bone. Proponents of alkaline water believe that it can neutralize the acid in your bloodstream and help your body metabolize nutrients more effectively, leading to better health and performance. Let's take a closer look at these claims. Most of us know that water is a big deal. In fact, our bodies are largely made of the stuff. No other substance is so important to our physiology or health. No wonder so many of us feel concerned about increased pollutants and contaminants in our tap water. But before we completely dismiss North American tap water, the good news is that it's actually quite safe compared to the water in many other parts of the world. Tap water contains different dissolved elements that influence its pH level. Pure water has a pH level close to 7. Alkaline water has a pH above 7.