This review of Kengen water represents my own viewpoint on the product.
When I initially published this piece a few years back, I was instantly inundated with malicious and furious letters from individuals who worked with Kangen. The majority of them sought to convince me that I was mistaken . People who have commented on this post have claimed that drinking Kengen water has kept them free of the flu for the last ten years, and that it has healed their buddy of both AIDS and cancer.
A good many of them are phrased in this manner:
Have you ever done a water quality test?
Have you ever consumed any of the water?
You have no right to voice your opinion on something that you haven’t even attempted to do. How dare you!
Do you have any idea how many individuals are drinking the water, and how many of those people have been able to cure themselves of cancer and many other ailments because of the water?
This is a piece of medical equipment that has been endorsed by more than 7000 medical professionals.
So. Investigate the situation before wasting your time writing stories that aren’t accurate.
Then that settles everything.
That doesn’t bother me at all; everyone has the right to their own point of view.
But one thing that nobody has a right to do on their own is do their own research. And in my view, both the folks selling Kengen water and the individuals who use it have completely missed the boat on that one.
WHAT IS KENGEN WATER?
Enagic is the manufacturer of the Kengen water devices that are now available. The term for the mechanism by which these devices alter the pH of water is known as “electrolysis,” and it occurs when the water is passed past metal plates. After that, the business will be able to boast that its water is “ionised” and “alkaline.”
The devices cost a significant amount of money, often in the thousands. But to accomplish what?
People who feel that Kengen water is superior to regular water in terms of hydrating the body also believe that it has the ability to boost health, detoxify, and keep us looking youthful for a longer period of time. People claim that it may make our hair thicker and improve the quality of our sleep.
They also think that Kengen water and other types of ionised water include antioxidants, which may play a role in the prevention of illness.
Without a shadow of a doubt, Japan has given the rest of the globe a great deal of remarkable things. A Japanese researcher was responsible for the development of several groundbreaking technologies, as well as gorgeous pottery, martial arts, the very finest chef’s knives ever made, and even general anaesthesia.
The Japanese company Kangen is responsible for the development of an ioniser and water purifier that has gained a devoted following.
However, the human physiology has not been altered in any way as a result of this. When assessing whether or not Kengen water is capable of achieving what its proponents say it can do, this is an essential point to keep in mind: the human body’s physiology, in particular its acid-base balance, is not up for debate.
It is what it is, and in the end, we will need to find a way to operate within its parameters.
WHAT IS THE PH LEVEL?
On a scale ranging from 0 to 14, acidity and alkalinity, sometimes known as pH, may be measured.
The pH of unadulterated water is 7, while the pH of tap water in Canada ranges between 7-10.5. The water that comes out of the tap in the United States is probably around the same.
Kangen water machines can generate five distinct “types” of water, sometimes known as pH choices, including the following:
Strong Kengen water
Strong Kengen water has a pH of 11, which is considered to be quite alkaline. This kind of water is not intended to be consumed.
This sort of water, the business claims, is optimal for food preparation (specifically, “removing the rawness from vegetables”) as well as cleaning.
The pH range of Kengen water is between 8.5 and 9.5. The company Kangen makes the following claim about this kind of water: “this electrolytically-reduced, hydrogen-rich water helps to return your body to a more alkaline condition, which is excellent for good health.” [Citation needed]
The pH of clean water is 7.0, which indicates that it is neutral and may be “easily absorbed by your body” (their claim, not mine).
According to Kangen, this water is ideal for both the preparation of baby food and the consumption of medicine.
The river of beauty
The pH range for beauty water is between 4.0 and 6.0. It would seem that this water, which has a minor acidic content, is known for its astringent properties.
It is wonderful to use for mild cleaning and aesthetic maintenance, and it works well.”
A very acidic body of water
For the purpose of disinfection, strong acidic water with a pH of 2.7 is used.
It has been stated by Kangen that this water has disinfecting powers. Sanitize everything in the kitchen, including the utensils, counters, and other surfaces, using water that has a high concentration of acid.
IS KENGEN WATER HEALTHY?
Regarding all of this, I have a lot of thoughts and comments.
Let’s begin with the assumption that drinking alkaline water is good for your health, which, as much as it pains me to say it, is completely false. However, unfortunately for them, a significant portion of the sales pitch for Kengen water machines is based on the premise that drinking alkaline water may improve one’s health.
This is not true, despite the fact that some Kangen representatives will tell you that there are several studies that establish the positive effects of eating alkalized water on one’s health. Many different Kangen salesmen have sent to me the identical two Japanese research on ionised water. These studies are Japanese. So, sure, I’ve seen them, and if you’re a Kangen representative reading this, those studies don’t make a compelling case. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to read them once again.
During the course of a conversation I had with a Kangen salesman, they suggested that I “search Google” for relevant studies. This is a resounding sign that they are not credible.
- the studies have not been conducted, and
- the individual in question is scientifically illiterate.
If you are going to sell anything and you are going to say that it is supported by research, then you damn well better be able to deliver that study when it is requested of you. And it better be sturdy.
I suppose that if you are unable to interpret research or don’t make the effort to look at it in the first place, you might believe someone’s claims that ‘good research exists’ about a product, despite the fact that the most recent studies on alkalized water are limited in scope and do not provide compelling evidence.