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HEALTH- Alkaline Water


What is it?

Alklaline Healing Water 

So what is KangenWater anyway?

No, it's not a new filtration system nor a new bottled water. In fact, it’s been around for quite some time but it was only recent years that people in Japan rediscovered this water and started appreciating its unbelievable benefits. Now it’s a national sensation there...

So what is it then, really?

The word “Kangen” (pronounced, kan-ghen ) generally means “restoring” in Japanese, but “deoxidizing” might be a better fit in this particular situation with this water. The secret is all in the small machine which needs to be hooked up to your faucet.

Here is the process of how it’s made.

The tap water first gets purified by going through the internal filter, and then ionized through the electrolysis process, splitting the water into two parts; alkaline (hydrogen-rich) and acidic (oxygen-rich).

Kangen Water, in short, is the electrolyzed alkaline water with tremendous deoxidizing power. Its deoxidation measure is recognized in medical fields for its incredible effectiveness in many types of illness and diseases.

Kangen Water is also the only water product or technology that is approved for its medical benefits by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare (Japanese equivalent of FDA in the US), particularly for the following 4 types of symptoms;

  • Abnormal gastrointestinal fermentation
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Excess gastric acid

You must have thought, "that's it!?", if you didn't know anything about this water's credentials. It should be noted here that this water doesn't directly "cure" whatever illness you may have, but instead it gets rid of the root of the all evils, free radicals.


Well, free radicals are essentially a bunch of very active and unstable oxygen molecules, which often damage important cells in our body, including DNAs. It is known to be the leading cause of your body's internal oxidation process as well as over 80% of those chronic diseases. In Dr. Shirahata's theory, while it is still not 100% proven yet, this Kangen water is said to contain a lot of active hydrogen molecules, which would bond with free radicals and then turn into water (H20) to be flushed out of your body safely.

As a result of that process, it is beleived to tone your body from the cellular level and to supercharge your immune system and self-healing power.

This unmatched power of deoxidation and detoxification is the reason why this water is rewarded with such a special status. Better yet, this is only water, after all. Since there are no known side effects, you can drink as much as your body needs to cleanse itself.

At last, we may be looking at "the fountain of youth and health" on tap indeed. Would you like to turn your faucet into one?!

General Characteristics of Kangen Water

1. Ionized and Alkaline

Since water (H2O) is made up of hydrogen and oxygen, it can be ionized and split into two different parts, the hydrogen-rich and the oxygen-rich, through the electrolysis process. Alkaline water is the hydrogen-rich part and is known to have a strong power to dissolve and soften materials.

Although being ionized and alkaline itself isn't considered to have much medical merit to your body, you will find it extremely useful when it comes to cooking with this water. It not only shortens the cooking time but also extracts more flavors and essence from the food you are cooking. Even tea and coffee taste better. No wonder increasingly more restaurants and cafes in Japan are now taking advantages of this merit by installing commercial units in their kitchens, whether descreetly or loudly advertising.

It is also known to prevent hangovers if you drink this water when, or even after, you consume alcoholic beverages, which are very acidic by nature. And guess what?! So many bars in Japan are now serving Kangen water as a part of their services.

2. Micro-Clustered Water Molecules

Kangen water is also known to have small clusters of 5 to 6 water molecules, as a result of the electrolysis process. This counts approximately 1/3 to half that of tap water, whose cluster is usually made up from 13 to 15 molecules. Small clusters also mean the increased ability of water to dissolve elements as well as to be absorbed into your body.

This is particularly important for your metabolism since smaller elements pass through cell membranes more easily and eliminate acidic wastes and toxins from your body more effectively.

With this water, your body will enjoy the quicker cellular hydration and super waste elimination.

3. Concentration of Essential Minerals

The electrical charge rearranges healthy minerals that are naturally included in your tap water. As a result, Kangen water contains essential minerals, such as Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium, in a form that can be assimilated into your body more easily.

4. Low Oxidation Reduction Potential: -200mV and Below

As you probably know already, it is now a common knowledge that a lot of medical benefits come from anti-oxidative property.

Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) is a measurement, when it's on the negative side, that indicates the power to slow down oxidation (aging) process by eliminating "Free Radicals" safely from our body. This ORP factor is perhaps the most important characteristic of Kangen Water because this is what distinguishes itself from any other water on the market, including its lesser grade cousin, Ionized Alkaline Water.

Technically, in order to be classified as Kangen Water, it needs to show a negative ORP in the range of -200mV to -450mV, while typical Ionized Alkaline Water shows anywhere between +100mV and -100mV, depending on the quality of the machine.

The reading of mV indicates the millivolts of hydrogen electrons present in the water available to bond with the free radicals and flush them out.

Additionally, while this is not a point of differenciation technically, Kangen Water machines typically are able to electrolize the water even further by mixing some salt during the elecrolysis process. These machines can produce incredibly functional waters, called Super Kangen Water (ORP: below -550mV) and Super Acidic Water (ORP: over +1000mV). While they are not drinkable, the power of these two waters, particularly Super Acidic Water, has been recognized and widely used in various medical practices in Japan for many years.

And now, thanks to the technological advances in recent years, these machines are much smaller so you can have one in your home as well.

So you probably want to find out more about this incredible water by now. That’s exactly why we set out to do with this web site, and we’d definitely like you to explore what we have collected here.

All in all, if you have never thought of water as such a precious element in your body and life, we hope this site will help you change your perception in that area