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TRY BEFORE YOU BUY…Why Kangen Water? Kangen Best Alkaline Water? Kangen Myths? Kangen Scam? Kangen MLM? Don’t Drink Kangen…Get Informed. Get Educated. Get Answers. Get Well. Be Well. Stay Happy…

Try Before You Buy…Get Informed. Get Educated. Get Answers. Get Well. Be Well. Stay Happy…
 

You see it all online…open source information. But do not believe everything your read nor see. Most of what is out there are people selling on price. But remember what is good is not cheap and what is cheap is not good.

So here’s the thing… I get it…We all are just trying to find the right product at the right price. But most of us will not put a price on our health. Right? If you were in a situation where you had to pay $10,000 or lose your right arm, I am sure if not most of you would find some way to pay the 10 grand.

Just like we would not prefer to go and see a discount doctor most of us would not prefer a HMO to a PPO. Our health is an investment. If we think about wellness and the methods of prevention rather than treating the symptoms (which are just keeping us sicker and not advancing us to actually living a longer, healthier and more conscious lives) it is worth any investment and more valuable that any money in the world!

A friend of mine emailed me with some questions on the water and wanted my opinion on Kangen water versus Pristine Hydro. He was looking to buy it and so I did a little homework and here are the results. I love homework and have always been a decent student…believe you me here is some food for thought…

KANGEN v. PRISTINE HYDRO or Any Other Competitors on the Market…

1. I Googled the owner of Pristine! :)…www.glencaulkins.com…
– Not a pioneer and gold standard in industry like Enagic.
– Pristine…A new company on the block…with nowhere to try the water or get samples…
– Pristine…no global support, no global legitimate offices around.
– There is a mistake on their website in the ‘Process’ order? Which one is it how does it really work?
– They say 2 year filter replacement but on other source pages it says to replace every 1-2 years.
– Pristine can’t give you the customer support, service and maintenance and vast amount of research Enagic has on the topic.
2. Kangen has strong acid water that kills e.coli, salmonella, staph, listera, MRSA, superbug, strep, etc.
3. Kangen 11.5 is a powerful degreaser and emulsifies oil.
4. Kangen can be used to remove pesticides, insecticides and herbicides.
5. Kangen is awesome for cooking and is also a beauty water.
6. Kangen is a powerful antioxidant with an ORP of -200 to -800.
7.  Enagic’s product is a medical devices with ISO certifications. Pristine does not tell you where their devices are made and what type of quality of products and parts they use.
8. Kangen is “Micro Clustered” hexagonal, ionized that is run through an electrolysis process to produce the special water. Water that is wetter, and permeates the body on a cellular level, which has excellent hydrating properties, and high solubility.  It is composed of water molecule groups of 5-6 clusters instead of the 15-20 or more of other regular water. Pristine Hydro is not micro-clustered…not ionized, no electrolysis process. Many will claim alkaline but not Micro-clustered and not as high of an ORP…Remember Kangen water is so special because it has three unique properties (HIGH ANTIOXIDANT, MICRO-CLUSTERED (through electrolysis), SUPER ALKALINE) not to mention produces 7 grades of water…2.5, 5.5, 7, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 11.5.
9. Enagic 38 year company backed by scientists, doctors, world class athletes around the world.
10. Dr. Shinya one of the top 10 surgeons in the world endorses Kangen and requires all of his patients to be on it. He has performed over 300,000 surgeries with no reoccurring signs of cancer in patients…that’s pretty remarkable..
11. Dr. Horst Plitzer, cardiovascular surgeon graduate of Harvard medical school pioneer of the stint procedure endorses Kangen water. Dr. McKnight and Cohen and Dave Carpenter…all endorse it. Voted best by 6,500 Japanese Doctors…In 2002, Enagic was awarded honorable endorsements from the Japanese Association of Preventive Medicine for Adult Disease (an organization of over 6,500 doctors) This organization selects only one company, per industry, to receive their two awards:  Product Recognition and Endorsement Recognition.  From a field of over 30 Japanese ionizer companies, Enagic and Kangen Water received both of these awards.This is considered such a special feat, considering this non-profit and independent doctors association, which is also the biggest and the most respected of its kind in Japan, is known for its long and thorough selection process and the fact that they issue such endorsements for only one product (or product line) to the very best in any given category.
12. Kangen water is NSF/ASNI 42 & 372 approved and upholds and abides to strict food and health standards and is used in many restaurants, gyms, spas, hotels, etc. It has been featured in the news. Pristine?
13. Kangen is certified and approved by the WQA.
14. Enagic received the EEU Environment Award from International Earth Environment University. Enagic is a Green company.
15. Enagic is class A rated BBB.
16. There are photo documents and 3 types of ISO (900, 14001, 13485) certifications for Kangen that I can supply you with. Pristine? Pristine does not tell you where their devices are made and what quality the products used are like.
17. Only one year warranty. Kangen 5 years with unlimited parts and service. Machine lasts around 20years + and probably longer as the company grows.
18. Pristine filter replacement cost minimum over 15 years is $3,937.50+tax for every two years/depending on water source it may cost $5,250+tax for every 1.5 years and $7,875 for every 1 year…Pristine system alone cost is $1,995. It’s like razor blades they get you on the refills. You have to wonder how the filter lasts up to 2 years without cleaning it or expiring. Kangen total approximate cost  over 15 years…$6,266.90 and you get the benefit of being a distributor and paying off your machine and making profit from it if you choose to become a direct seller. It also last longer…considering the warranty and longevity of the 15-20 years that it’s known to have lived without major service. For complete water fanactics that need more filtration depending on the source water. Enagic also sells these filters separately.
19. Pristine has no cleaning device on the product. Kangen cleans itself after 15 minutes of use…and has a cleaning cartridge in which they recommend you to clean the device.
20. Pristine can only produce up to 100 gallons of water in a day. Kangen unlimited…
21. Kangen does not RO which wastes a lot of water. Pristine Hydro claims 1 to 1 ratio of water waste. Kangen there is no waste you can use everything…the ratio acid to alkaline approx. 1-4 for Kangen water.
22. Kangen and TDS total dissolved solids is a good to have in the water…just not too much and not of the wrong things… In order for water to be alkaline it needs minerals Kangen has the essential sodium, magnesium, and calcium needed to buffer the body with healthy minerals. Noticed that the test for Pristine did not detect these essential minerals… but they say the remineralize and goes through a bicarbonate process? They also have to make up with the taste of the water by putting a coconut carbon filter?
http://www.awakeninghealing.com/Healthy_Products/Water_Ionizers/benefits_alkaline_ionized_water.htm Drinking water with higher amounts of TDS and hardness results in lower heart disease and cancer mortality rates… http://alkalizer.com/water/tapwater.shtml
23. Kangen removes impurities through it’s double high grade carbon filter which filters bacteria, and activates healthy minerals into an ionic form which produces “living water”. Pristine  still uses a R.O. process to their water which is why they again need that coconut filter to enhance the taste.
24. You can travel with Kangen water device. I took mine to Bali and lived there for a year with it! Pristine? Not so user friendly and compact…
25. In regards to other ionizers…Kangen has a powerful transformer of 230 watts, 7 medical grade titanium, platinum coated plates. With no automatic shut-off valve, a transformer that will not burn out after 5 minutes of running it and not SMPS (switch mode power supply) like in some other ionizers which result in half the amount of wattage. The flow rate of Enagic’s Kangen SD501 is at a rate of 7 liters per minute, while the majority of the other ionizer brands are between 1.5 liters and 3 liters per minute. The reason for the sizable difference is the size and power of the plates.
26. Kangen does not use chemicals in their water like some other competitors will say as misleading information to get you to buy their products. Competitors will spin Engaics features into flaws. Do not be fooled. The electrolysis enhancer fluid is made of up sodium bicarbonate (table salt) which is only used to make the strong acid water.
27. Pristine Hydro like all other competition sells on price and has to compare itself to Kangen. Inferior products are known to do this. Kangen doesn’t have to do this on their site. That is why they have people like me who do the homework have been on the water and have tried it before I bought it and saw amazing results. Kangen also manufactures all its products by hand. There are NO Private Labels, Resellers, or Assemblers like what the competition does to gain market share.
28. Pristine’s is made mostly of plastics and food grade EPDM  that are ‘BPA’. Kangen is more environmental has has won awards for their green compliance. They used medical grade titanium and platinum hand-dipped twice metal plates.
29. Pristine and other companies are really an MLM or selling wholesale…and people are advertising mumbo jumbo on their sites without knowing the facts…because they have distributors online selling to you (http://www.healthyworldstore.com/Under-the-Counter-Water-Filtration-Unit-p/ucwaterfiltration.htm) (http://www.ocfitnesssource.com/products/water-machines-ionized-high-ph/pristine-hydro/pristine-hydro-walter-alkalizer-counter-unit.html)…. Enagic is not an MLM. There is no membership, minimum quota to buy products, etc. Enagic is a member of the notable DSA. Only 200 companies worldwide are involved with the DSA.
30. Pristine like many other competitors…Half the price but below half the quality given all this information…
Bullet-proof info 🙂 Again…Proof is in the pudding…best way to do it is to try the water get it fresh and have your whole family and friends try.
Contact me for more info how your can get connected to free samples or to buy your own machine. 
310.205.2594
stef@metabodymind.com

Why Kangen Water? Kangen Best Alkaline Water? Kangen Myths? Kangen Scam? Kangen MLM? Don’t Drink Kangen…Get Informed. Get Educated. Get Answers. Get Well. Be Well. Stay Happy…


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In-home and Bottled…Purified, Reverse Osmosis Water (R.O.) SHOCKING SIDE EFFECTS

1. INTRODUCTION

Artificially-produced demineralized waters, first distilled water and later also deionized or reverse osmosis-treated water, had been used mainly for industrial, technical and laboratory purposes. These technologies became more extensively applied in drinking water treatment in the 1960’s as limited drinking water sources in some coastal and inland arid areas could not meet the increasing water demands resulting from increasing populations, higher living standards, development of industry, and mass tourism. Drinking water supply was also of concern to ocean-going ships, and spaceships as well. The potential effects of totally unmineralized water had not generally been considered, since this water is not found in nature except possibly for rainwater and naturally formed ice.

Although rainwater and ice are not used as community drinking water sources in industrialized countries where drinking water regulations were developed, they are used by individuals in some locations. In addition, many natural waters are low in many minerals or soft (low in divalent ions), and hard waters are often artificially softened.

Demineralization of water was needed where the primary or the only abundant water source available was highly mineralized brackish water or sea water. Initially, these water treatment methods were not used elsewhere since they were technically exacting and costly.

The potential for adverse health effects from long term consumption of demineralised water is of interest not only in countries lacking adequate fresh water but also in countries where some types of home water treatment systems are widely used or where some types of bottled water are consumed. Many brands of bottled water are produced by demineralising fresh water and then adding minerals for desirable taste. Persons consuming certain types of water may not be receiving the additional minerals that would be present in more highly mineralized waters. Consequently, the exposures and risks should be considered at the individual or family level as well as at the community level.

2. HEALTH RISKS FROM CONSUMPTION OF DEMINERALISED OR LOW-MINERAL WATER

Experiments have been conducted in laboratory animals and human volunteers, and observational data have been obtained from populations supplied with desalinated water, individuals drinking reverse osmosis-treated demineralised water, and infants given beverages prepared with distilled water.

The possible health consequences of low mineral content water consumption are discussed in the following categories:

• Direct effects on the intestinal mucous membrane, metabolism and mineral homeostasis or other body functions.
• Practically zero calcium and magnesium intake.
• Low intake of other essential elements and microelements.
• Loss of calcium, magnesium and other essential elements in prepared food.
• Possible increased dietary intake of toxic metals leached from water pipe.
• Possible bacterial re-growth.

Drinking water should contain minimum levels of certain essential minerals (and other components such as carbonates). Unfortunately, over the two past decades, little research attention has been given to the beneficial or protective effects of drinking water substances. The main focus was on contaminants and their toxicological properties. Nevertheless, some studies have attempted to define the minimum content of essential elements or TDS in drinking water, and some countries have included requirements or guidelines for selected substances in their drinking water regulations. Although these are exceptional cases, the issue is relevant not only where drinking water is obtained by desalination (if not adequately re-mineralised) but also where home treatment or central water treatment reduces the content of important minerals and low-mineral bottled water is consumed.

Although drinking water manufactured by desalination is stabilized with some minerals or even a higher added amount of liquid ionic minerals is added to water (IE alkaline bottled waters that are processed water with added minerals like (E2 Real Alkalized Water, Tru Alka, Lassens 9.5, Alkapuro, Essentia 9.5) this is usually not the case for water demineralised as a result of household treatment. Even when stablized, the final composition of some waters may not be adequate in terms of providing health benefits.

Demineralised water that has not been remineralized , or low-mineral content water – in the light of the absence or substantial lack of essential minerals in it – is not considered ideal drinking water, and therefore, its regular consumption may not be providing adequate levels of some beneficial nutrients. (IE brands that claim purified RO water  Sparkelets,Dasani, Penta, Aquafina).

Sufficient evidence is now available to confirm the health risk from drinking water deficient in calcium or magnesium. Many studies show that higher water magnesium is related to decreased risks for cardiovascular disease CVD and especially for sudden death from CVD. This relationship has been independently described in epidemiological studies with different study designs, performed in different areas (with different populations), and at different times. The consistent epidemiological observations are supported by the data from autopsy, clinical, and animal studies. Biological plausibility for a protective effect of magnesium is substantial, but the specificity is less evident due to the multifactorial aetiology of CVD. In addition to an increased risk of sudden death, it has been suggested that intake of water low in magnesium may be associated with a higher risk of motor neuronal disease, pregnancy disorders (so-called preeclampsia, and sudden death in infants) and some types of cancer. Recent studies suggest that the intake of soft water, i.e. water low in calcium, is associated with higher risk of fracture in children, certain neurodegenerative diseases, pre-term birth and low weight at birth and some types of cancer.

Furthermore, the possible role of water calcium in the development of CVD cannot be excluded. International and national authorities responsible for drinking water quality should consider guidelines for desalination water treatment, specifying the minimum content of the relevant elements such as calcium and magnesium and TDS. If additional research is required to establish guidelines, these authorities should promote targeted research in this field to elaborate the health benefits. If guidelines are established for substances that should be in deminerialized water, authorities should ensure that the guidelines also apply to uses of certain home treatment devices and bottled waters.

All information taken from a document by F. Koziek of the World Health Organization, “Health Risks From Drinking Demineralized Water”


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