For more than 40 years, Kangen Water® has been used in Japan to help restore the body to its original, alkaline state. These machines can transform your ordinary tap water into healthy, fresh tasting alkaline drinking water. Kangen Water® is superior to tap and purified water.
Water that is Hydrogen rich has a high concentration of Molecular Hydrogen (H2). Molecular Hydrogen acts as an efficient antioxidant that diffuses rapidly across cell membranes and can reduce free radicals, suppressing oxidative stress.
Through the process of electrolysis, your tap water becomes Hydrogen rich Kangen Water®.
Oxidation reactions in the body can produce free radicals, while antioxidants terminate these reactions. Elevated rates of oxidants and insufficient antioxidants in the body cause oxidative stress. A constant supply of external sources of antioxidants should be part of one‘s daily diet, to reduce oxidative stress and related damage. This is why everyone should not only care about the quantity of the water we drink, but also about the quality. Both are essential for our wellbeing.
As with most things in life, optimal health begins with balance. Our bodies must maintain a pH balance of 7.365, which is slightly alkaline. A pH scale is used to determine whether a substance is acidic or alkaline. On this scale 7.0 is neutral. Anything above 7 is considered alkaline and anything below 7 is considered acidic.
Hydrogen rich water is characterised by exhibiting a negative ORP. A high ORP value (in positive numbers), indicates that a substance has a higher oxidising potential. In generalised terms, for humans a positive or high ORP is better for the outside of the body (cleaning and sanitising).
A low ORP value (in negative numbers) indicates that a substance has a higher antioxidising potential, and is preferred for oral consumption.
Just like pH, ORP values are an important measurement for determining the quality of water.
|Skin Absorption||Exposure Time||Oral Ingestion||Water Consumed per Day|
|Adult Bathing||63%||15 min||27%||2 Liters|
|Infant Bathing||40%||15 min||60%||1 Liters|
|Child Swimming||88%||1 Hour||12%||1 Liters|
The table above outlines the rates of skin absorption. As you can see the rates are tremendous.
DR. John Andelman, Ph.D.
“On one hand, chlorination has freed civilization from the constant dangers of waterborne epidemics. On the other hand, in the mid-70s, scientist discovered that chlorination could create carcinogens in water.”
“80% of the population drinks chlorinated water.”
Bathing in Chlorinated water also strips the natural protective oils in the skin and hair causing scaling and itching and is a major irritant for skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. It kills the beneficial bacteria on the surface of the skin that offer a natural defense against skin disorders.
I must admit it took me a good few months until I purchased a machine myself, and since then I’ve bought my brother and my father one.
And 5 years on I’ve noticed a massive difference.
From the taste and the hydration in my body. We all know we need to keep hydrated, however if the water can’t be absorbed into your body properly is it really helping you?
After two weeks of use, my energy levels had increased rapidly. As you can imagine, going too crazy in the gym at one point in my life with excessive training, my joints were not loving me, especially my shoulders.
It got to a point I couldn’t even use the benchpress past 60kg, which wasn’t much compared to what I was used to. It pained me physically and mentally to know instead of seeing progress I was seeing a downturn.
It was one of my favourite exercises – as you can imagine – and here I was, having to take time off. I traded the bench press for drinking this water for around 9 months.
During this time my skin wasn’t the best either, I guess you could say it did help. My energy levels increased to, I had bad inflammation in my joints, maybe it’s the water I can’t really say but I didn’t change anything else.
Here are a few links explaining a bit more if the science and more information on this amazing technology.