Kangen water, also known as alkaline ionized water, is a specific type of purified water with health benefits based on its unique molecular structure. Its pH level is much higher than regular drinking water due to the way that it has been cycled and treated within the kangen water machine. Health-conscious individuals who are looking for an alternative to regular drinking water have been discovering Kangen water and raving about it in droves.
Definition of Kangen Water
Kangen literally translates from Japanese to “returning to origin”, referring to the process by which crucial minerals are reintroduced into the water to create a balanced state. Kangen Water starts off as regular tap or spring water which then passes through several stages of filtration and purification. It goes through several additional steps including electrolysis before becoming the so called Kangen water.
According to Kangen Water 1412 during electrolysis, the water is split into an alkaline and acidic streams, the stronger the power of this reaction, the higher the difference of pH levels between the two streams. The drinkable water is anywhere between 8 and 9.5pH depending on personal preference. The end result is an alkaline rich, mineral infused product that many have claimed can offer significant health benefits when consumed regularly.
Benefits of Drinking Water
According to a 2016 study, drinking adequate amounts of plain old fashioned H2O has long been associated with a range of benefits like improved cognitive function and better skin hydration (1), but there are even greater advantages when you choose alkaline ionized and delicious Kangen Water instead:
- Neutralizes acidic toxins
- Improves digestion
- Reduces risk of chronic disease
- Enhances absorption of food and supplements
Learn about more potential benefits from the video below:
The Differences between Kangen and Regular Drinking Water
When comparing Kangen Water with regular drinking water there are three key differences: source, alkalinity and purification process.
Sources of the Waters
Kangen Water begins as regular tap or spring water whereas most other bottled waters start out from natural sources like lakes, rivers or groundwater springs that naturally contain minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium amongst others. As these bottled waters often don’t go through any additional filtration process their mineral content remains intact making them slightly more beneficial for your body than filtered tap or springwaters (i.e., what Kangen starts out as).
Alkaline Levels in the Waters
Regular drinking water typically has a neutral pH balance (7); however, Kangen’s range varies depending upon personal preference but generally falls between 8 – 9.5 pH . The higher levels make it far better at neutralizing acids present in our bodies – an important factor when trying to prevent chronic ailments from developing over time.
To further add value for those who drink it both beverages go through some form of purification processes before becoming consumable; however all other bottled waters pretty much stop here hence maintaining their original minerals content but not necessarily rendering them germ free unlike certain types of Kangen Water which continue onto ultraviolet radiation cleansing allowing them too remove bacteria & fungi along with heavy metals & other pollutants that can sometimes be present in untreated sources – this makes it stand apart from other bottled waters available on shelves today even if they claim ‘naturalness’ due to their original source(s).
On top of that regular drinking waters also goes through chlorination processes prior to being distributed commercially – something not done so extensively with most bottled waters nor with kangen since chlorine does tend create undesirable odors/flavors that could potentially mask its naturally occurring sweet taste whereas treatments like ozone ensure complete removal without introducing any residuals into final product itself – giving added benefit consumers who may need more sanitary means providing potable liquid refreshment their homes/workplaces alike regardless season/location where reside… yet another point difference between two would be fact canned varieties usually far less expensive than bottle equivalents despite being virtually the same thing when it comes down to quality.