Has anyone ever tried Kangen Water? I've only heard about it from two people, one of whom happens to have a retroviral infection, and they both swear it does a lot for their health. Does anyone have any experience with this water?
The body can't be made alkaline. Our PH is held within strict limits -- slightly alkaline. Blood PH is kept between 7.35 - 7.45 and the body keeps it at this value. If you go outside of these values, you will become ill. In short, this water is a scam.
I'm drinking my water at about 9-9.5 PH, which is quite high. Of course the difference between 8 and 9 on the PH scale is ten fold. The manufacturers of the machine suggest 9.0 as the maximum. Fortunately or unfortunately ORP doesn't work the same way; an ORP of -500 is five times the antioxident of -100. So to increase antioxident capacity with this stuff you're probably better off upping your water consumption instead of PH past a certain point.
How do you think the body keeps blood within that narrow range after an alkaline fluid is swallowed? It releases acid from cells, thereby alkalizing the system. Whether or not this is something you'd want to do is another matter. But these machines do produce alkaline water and therefore are not a scam. More than that I'm pretty sure they're especially helpful to people with CFS.
I started using an ionizer a few months ago and can report it's increased my energy more than anything I've tried over the last two years. I'd say it's about a 20% improvement; that is, 20% of the way to full health, and without tolerance problems. It works partly by alkalizing but more through the negative ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) produced alongside alkalization. To be drinking antioxident water is particularly helpful for someone like me who can't tolerate MB12, CoQ10, vitamin E, pycnogenol, etc.
Cheney talks about structured water in one of his newsletters as being beneficial -ionized water is structured water. He has also mentioned alkalizing through diet to help get things going in the right direction.
The machines seem a bit expensive, I give you that, but I've no interest in trying to build one myself. Mine came with a 60 day, full refund trial. I wouldn't be using it if I were healthy, but as I've said I think it has a special application for PWC's, and it works for me. I'm pretty sure it's only a matter of time before it catches on. My one concern is what happens when you've managed to pull out all the unwanted acid in your system; do you then start giving up muscle mass? We'll see.
Also, "Kangen" is a marketing term used by the makers of the Enagic machine. It retails for 4K, more than twice that of machines of similar quality. And that is a scam.
I'm not sure I am following. You are drinking high ph water. Is this through a filtration system. Is it Kangen? Are you saying the optimal level is a ph of 9-9.5? What is it doing for you? Are you seeing good results?
Dufresne -- when you drink alkaline water, the acidity in your stomach immediately neutralizes it.
Did you know that in the USA and other countries that the water is alkalized -- OH added to make the pH about 8.5. This is done to stop concrete drains and copper pipes from degrading.
The body maintains pH within strict limits, if merely by drinking alkalized water changed the pH then people would rapidly develop metabolic alkalosis and get very sick or die.