Kangen Water vs. Natural Alkaline Water: Unveiling the Truth

In the world of the health conscious, staying hydrated with the right kind of water is a top priority. One term that often pops up in discussions about alkaline water is "Kangen water." But what exactly is Kangen water, and how does it differ from naturally occurring alkaline water? In this blog post, we will delve into the origins, production methods of Kangen water compared to naturally alkaline water sourced from pristine environments.

What is Kangen Water?

Kangen water is a term coined by Enagic, a Japanese company that manufactures water ionisers. The word "Kangen" itself means "return to origin" in Japanese, reflecting the aim of these devices to produce water that mimics the characteristics of water from natural sources. Kangen water is often promoted for its alkaline nature, achieved by increasing the pH level through an ionisation process known as electrolysis. Say what? Don’t worry, we’ll explain shortly.

How is Kangen Water Made?

Kangen water is created using a water ioniser machine that combines ionisation and electrolysis. Ionisation is a process where water molecules are split into two different streams: one that's acidic and one that's alkaline. The alkaline stream, often touted as Kangen water, typically has a higher pH level, ranging from 9 to 10 or even higher, depending on the settings of the ioniser. Tap water is passed through special electrodes, which are kind of like magnets. These "magnetic" electrodes, using a process called electrolysis, increase the alkalinity or the pH level of the water. 

Think of it like this, imagine water molecules as little puzzle pieces. Ionisation is like separating those puzzle pieces into two piles – one pile is acidic and the other is alkaline. Electrolysis is what makes the alkaline pile bigger by adding more pieces to it, giving you the Kangen water with a higher pH level. 

So, Kangen water is basically tap water that's been transformed through this special process to make it more alkaline. It's important to note that the source of the water (in most cases tap water) used plays a big role in the quality and safety of the final Kangen water.

The Unstable Nature of Ionised Water

It's important to note that ionised water, such as Kangen water, is considered to be less stable and more reactive than regular water. This is because the ionisation process introduces additional ions into the water, altering its pH and other properties. Kangen water, in particular, is known for its alkalinity, but it is susceptible to a natural tendency to revert to its original state over time.

This means that if Kangen water isn't consumed quickly, its alkalinity can gradually decrease, and its pH may shift towards a less alkaline level. 

This is not the case with natural alkaline waters.  The alkaline mineral composition that creates its alkalinity naturally does not dissipate over time, providing consistent hydration without the concern of pH levels changing when stored for longer periods.

Differences Between Kangen Water and Naturally Occurring Alkaline Water

  1. Source of Water

Kangen Water: Kangen water is produced from tap water, and tap water often contains various chemicals. These chemicals, which you probably prefer to avoid in your drinking water, are not eliminated effectively during the ionisation process and can potentially remain in the Kangen water that is produced.

Natural Alkaline Water: In contrast, ãlkalife is a natural alkaline water sourced from pristine environments, flowing over limestone and quartz rock formations. It naturally acquires high amounts of bicarbonate, calcium, and magnesium, which contribute to its alkalinity. Our water source is untouched by chemicals, ensuring its purity.

  1. Mineral Content

Kangen Water: Kangen water typically lacks the rich mineral content found in naturally occurring alkaline water. Its alkalinity is artificially created through ionisation, without the natural minerals that contribute to the health benefits of mineral-rich water.

Natural Alkaline Water: ãlkalife is naturally mineral-rich, containing essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonate. These minerals not only provide alkalinity but also offer additional health benefits, such as improved bone and cardiovascular health.

  1. Silica Content

Kangen Water: Kangen water does not contain any silica, an essential mineral that supports healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Natural Alkaline Water: ãlkalife contains the recommended daily intake of silica in just one litre, ensuring that you receive this vital nutrient as part of your daily hydration routine without the additional cost of supplements.

The True Benefits of Naturally Occurring Alkaline Water

The real benefits of alkaline water come from its natural origin and mineral-rich content. Here are some advantages of choosing naturally occurring alkaline water such as ãlkalife:

  1. Optimal Hydration: The unique mineral composition of ãlkalife helps promote better hydration and overall well-being. Essential minerals like calcium and magnesium play a critical role in cellular hydration, ensuring your body's cells receive the water you need for peak performance.
  1. Bone Health: Calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones, and our alkaline water provides a natural source of this vital mineral, promoting skeletal health.
  1. Digestive Health: The bicarbonate content in natural alkaline water may help neutralise stomach acid, potentially offering relief from acid reflux and indigestion.
  1. Silica Benefits: Silica supports healthy hair, skin, and nails, and with the recommended daily intake in each litre, ãlkalife provides a convenient way to reap the benefits of silica.

While Kangen water may have gained popularity for its alkaline properties, it's important to understand the fundamental differences between Kangen water and naturally occurring alkaline water sourced from mineral-rich environments. ãlkalife is natural alkaline bottled water sourced from underground limestone caverns near Jenolan Caves. It provides a mineral-rich, pure, and truly natural source of hydration, with the added benefits of calcium, magnesium, and silica. When choosing your preferred alkaline water source, consider not only pH levels but also the mineral content and purity, as these factors play a crucial role in delivering the health benefits you seek in your daily hydration routine.

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