Kangen water™ is made using a home water ionizer called the Kangen Water machine. Kangen is a brand name owned by Enagic™ Corporation for ionized alkaline water made by their water ionizer. All water ionizers use electrically-charged plates to break down ordinary tap water into alkaline water, with essential minerals like calcium and magnesium in it, and they also make acidic water at the same time. Water ionizers make alkaline and acidic waters at the same time because of the process they use to ionize water: Electrodialysis.
Electrodialysis – The process used to make Kangen water™
The electrodialysis process uses charged plates that are separated by an ion-permeable membrane to separate water into alkaline and acid halves. It does this by breaking down the mineral salts found in tap water. The most common mineral salts in tap water are calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate.
The charged plates cause the mineral salts in water to separate, the calcium and magnesium are attracted to the negatively charged plate, while the carbonate is attracted to the positively charged plate. Calcium and magnesium are both unstable in water, so they immediately combine with water molecules to form mineral hydroxides. The carbonate is drawn to the positively charged plate, where it combines with water to acidify it. The mineral hydroxides give alkaline Kangen water™ its alkaline pH and cause the surface tension of the water to decrease, which makes it easier for the body to absorb.
Is Kangen water™ microclustered alkaline water?
Kangen water™ is often weaker than alkaline water made by other ionizers because the Kangen water™ machine is underpowered. Many Enagic sales representatives claim Kangen water™ is better because it is “microclustered” of “hexagonal”. But these claims are nonsense because water molecules don’t cluster together when water is in liquid form. When water molecules cluster together, they form ice. Enagic’s claims of restructuring water are nonsense, those claims are why some people believe that Kangen Water is a hoax.
Kangen water™ is alkaline water, plain and simple. You can use any home water ionizer to make Kangen water™. The Kangen water™ machine is overpriced and underpowered, if you want to drink alkaline water you can save a lot of money by avoiding the Kangen machine.
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