Kangen water® machines make artificially alkaline water using a chemical additive called calcium glycerophosphate, a drug often used as a calcium supplement. Calcium glycerophosphate is a potent drug that can cause a decrease in normal levels of stomach acid. Health experts recommend that you only consume calcium glycerophosphate under a doctor’s orders because over-consumption can be dangerous. If you use too much calcium glycerophosphate in your kangen water®, you may experience some potentially health-threatening side effects. These side effects can range from moderate (gas) to severe (kidney stones).

Kangen calcium glycophosphate additive

Kangen calcium glycophosphate additive

Side Effects of Calcium Glycerophosphate

Calcium glycerophosphate is a drug that when taken as directed is safe. However, Enagic doesn’t  provide any guidance to its customers about it’s effects. The problem with that is, Kangen Machine owners must use it to increase the pH levels of the water their machine makes, so its very possible to use too much, and endanger your health. The side effects reported below are from WebMD:


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    This is what Enagic doesn’t tell you about kangen water


If you experience any of the  side effects of calcium glycerophosphate from drinking kangen water, stop drinking it and tell your doctor right away. The most common side reported from drinking kangen water spiked with calcium glycerophosate are nausea and constipation. Kangen water® machine owners who experience these side effects are  overdosing on calcium glycerophosphate!

Health Conditions – Talk to your doctor before drinking kangen water®

Talk to your doctor before drinking kangen water if you have a history of kidney stones or low stomach acid. Warn your doctor that the machine uses the calcium glycerophosphate additive. Your doctor will probably advise you not to use it.   Your doctor can advise you on how much (if any) kangen water® you should drink.

LIFE Ionizers make natural alkaline water

LIFE alkaline water ionizers do not calcium glycerophosate, they make natural alkaline water. The reason Enagic® needs to add calcium glycerophosate to their  water is that the kangen water® machine isn’t powerful enough to make natural alkaline water unless the water being used has sufficient hardness.

Kangen water® sales representatives that we’ve talked to are unaware of the risks that can come from over-consumption of calcium glycerophosate so watch out! To protect your health, you may want to avoid the kangen water® machine. Since Enagic® Kangen doesn’t understand the risks of the chemicals they’re using,  you can’t trust them.

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“Drugs & Medications – calcium glycerophosphate Misc..” Common and rare side effects of calcium glycerophosphate. Web MD. Web. 8 Jul 2013. <http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-5701-calcium glycerophosphate Misc.aspx?drugid=5701&drugname=calcium glycerophosphate Misc&pagenumber=6>.

Nguyen, Quang. “Calcium glycerophosphate side effects.” Doctor answers on Healthtap. Healthtap. Web. 8 Jul 2013. <https://www.healthtap.com/topics/calcium-glycerophosphate-side-effects>.