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I'm amazed that people still fall for the Kangen water scam, or just all the myths surrounding alkaline water in general. Studies have shown that water ionizer's do not work, and in fact all of the claims made by the people selling water ionizers (like Kangen water) go against basic chemistry. (For anybody who doesn't know, Kangen water is a brand name for a water ionizer; a product that is marketed that lets you ionize your own water).

People like Ray Kurzweil claim that ionized water is healthy for you, and many companies are trying to take advantage of such claims by trying to sell you alkaline water machines (such as the Kangen Water Machine) which cost as much as $4000. Others try to sell bottled alkaline water, so that you will overpay for something which doesn't work.

You can look it up online, but something called acid-base homeostasis means the body will automatically does everything required to keep your pH at an appropriate level. Any possible changes to your pH made by kangen water or alkaline water in general will be negated by your body. In fact, if kangan water were to change your body's pH, it would be very unhealthy for your body and you would either get very sick or you would die (so it is a good thing that it doesn't change your pH)! In this case, when you drink alkaline water, as soon as it enters your stomach, your stomach acid immediately turns alkaline water into regular water.

So for those of you looking for kangen water reviews or are looking to buy a kangen water filter, I have to warn you that you will be wasting your money. Don't fall into the kangen water scam (or the alkaline water scam in general), as anybody who says ionized alkaline water is healthy for you is lying! They are snake oil salesmen who are trying to take your hard earned money. Only look at the scientific facts; any site that is trying to sell you alkaline water will distort the facts or make up fake studies to convince you that there are antioxidants or other bs nutrition (when in fact there are none).

So that's my review: Kangen Water is a scam!

Also to clear up any misconceptions: Kangen's water ionizers do a perfectly fine job ionizing water. Just that ionizing water is of no use. So Kangen Water's product itself is not a scam, but the promises that it makes about the health of its products are.

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  • Ke
      16th of Aug, 2014

    It seems that Enagic has perfected one of the perfecting MLM ripoff selling machines:
    http://www.alkalinewaterionizers.org/consumer-reports-why-are-kangen-water-ionizers-so-expensive/

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  • Te
      11th of Aug, 2015

    I agree with everything above. What is particularly nasty/offensive about Kangen is that their distributors are spreading bold faced lies that Kangen Water provides cures for over 30 ailments (including various forms of Cancer). There are of course no clinical trials and no research supporting such claims, only "miracle cure testimonials". These are evil snake-oil salespeople pure and simple.

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  • Al
      30th of Sep, 2018

    Would love to find a joint lawsuit going on. Three grandchildren whose teeth have been destroyed from alkaline water. Another family member who has alkalosis with shaking hands and some other health problems after drinking this for over ten years. This is a horrible nightmare!

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  • Al
      30th of Sep, 2018

    "Worsened nutrition deficiencies
    Like your body enzymes, the function of gut depends on body pH as well. Gut performs a wide array of functions ranging from digestion to nutrient absorption. Take vitamin B12 for example. It binds to a protein from a saliva and passes to the stomach. In the stomach, due to stomach’s acidic pH, B12 leaves that protein and binds with another agent called the intrinsic factor. This process is extremely critical from the absorption of B12 because the intestine only recognizes intrinsic factor and absorbs only that B12 that is bound to intrinsic factor. That’s why, people using stomach acid decreasing medicines and having undergone gastric bypass, which decreases the level of stomach pH, can’t properly absorb vitamin B12.

    Now, imagine you drinking alkaline water daily. It will definitely make the stomach pH more alkaline and will not let it perform its necessary steps in B12 absorption. And that’s only one nutrient. Relying heavily on alkaline water can significantly alter the absorption of a bunch of other nutrients like iron, calcium, folate and so on.

    In fact, results of animal studies have proved that use of alkaline water can cause significant growth retardation due to poor nutrient absorption from the gut (2).

    Digestion malfunctions
    The common phrase the sellers would tell you is that the alkaline water helps in digestion to keep you healthy at all times. However, it is not true, as it actually hinders the normal digestion process. This is due to steep changes in pH levels. People who are over 60 years should not drink alkaline water as the digestion side effects are severe.

    The digestion malfunctions are likely to lead to conditions such as hypochlorhydria. This is a sickness caused by calcium malabsorption, which gets worse with the continuous use of the alkaline water.

    In fact, there is a well characterized syndrome due to the excessive alkalization of stomach. It is called milk alkali syndrome. In this syndrome, when the stomach acid is decreased a bit too much, the absorption of calcium gets compromised to dangerous levels. Decreased calcium levels can be dangerous because a normal calcium level is needed for proper brain, gut and muscle function (3)."
    https://medlicker.com/926-alkaline-water-dangers

    "The pH of your stomach varies, from 1-2 up to 4-5. When you eat, the stomach releases enzymes called proteases as well as hydrochloric acid to aid in digestion. By itself, the acid doesn't really do much for digestion, but the proteases that cleave proteins work best in an acidic environment or low pH, so after a high-protein meal, your stomach pH may drop to as low as 1 or 2. However, buffers quickly raise the pH back to 3 or 4. After the meal has been digested, your stomach pH returns to a resting level of about 4 or 5."

    https://www.thoughtco.com/ph-of-the-stomach-608195

    “If the bottled water has a pH lower than 5.5, then it has the ability to dissolve enamel, which is the hard protective outer layer of your teeth and the hardest substance in the human body, ” Robles says. That pH level varies between brands because of the different processes each company uses to make the water clean enough to drink. The added chemicals and filtration systems used ultimately affect how the water tastes and its final pH level.
    When it comes down to it, any water with a pH level of less than 7.0 is considered acidic, or harmful to the body. However, some of the most popular brands have a pH level of less than 5.5 — meaning it can dissolve tooth enamel, aka the hardest substance in the body."
    https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/safest-bottled-water-brands/

    Exposure To Alkaline Substances Can Result In Damaged Teeth
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091027132424.htm

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  • Ed
      15th of Feb, 2019

    do any of these commenters actually tried this water? or just base everything of google provided theory conclusions? thats what i want to know. point here is science is saying one thing but what happens in reality is other. all people who just read stuff on the internet and comment without having any direct experience of drinking actual water have no say in this. because i actually know people who are drinking it and report, weight loss, better energy and increased metabolism. some actually have fixed acid reflux problems, etc etc. it amazes me how people think their logical scientific view is something worth listening to as evidence. science is not the absolute answer. just like scientists were saying its impossible to run 4 minute mile. and then some guy did it and then many other people did it. do yourself a favor and buy a machine. watch miracles happen. contact me at [protected]@gmail.com if you want to get one!

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  • Te
      20th of Feb, 2019

    @Eddie Marke Miracles are for the supernatural and religion. Medical Devices are to be evaluated in the realm of peer reviewed science and certified by Government Medical Licensing bodies. Kangen Water is certified only in the same category as quackery weight loss pills and erectile disfunction pills that are advertised in the classified ads of rag newspapers. While the Kangen "holy miracle water" many not cure anything, the one thing it is good at is extracting tens of thousands of dollars from any victim who would participate in their pyramid/MLM scheme.

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