The Benefits of Water Produced by an Alkaline Machine
You hear about the many benefits of using alkaline machines to produced ionized water including more energy and a host of other benefits which, frankly, sound miraculous.
One of the benefits claimed is better performance by athletes through improved hydration. The claim is that water ionization creates smaller clusters of water molecules that are found in ordinary water, and that these micro clusters are better able to penetrate into organs and cells.
In a marketing brochure by one of the leading brands it says that the water has "a pH of 8.5 to 9.5" and helps the body balance the effects of eating acidic foods such as meat and eggs.
Another CEO of a major ionizer brand says that 70% of customers who provide feedback report benefits, such as improvement in diabetes, depression, and lower cholesterol levels. He says customers "love it, use it daily and see the absolute value in owning the machines. Science will at one point absolutely validate the health benefits." Many of the benefits are due to the fact that the water has a negative charge and is an antioxidant.
How to Find the Best Alkaline Machine
If you're looking for an alkaline machine, review the information below to more effectively research the best model, quality and cost of the top brands:
1. A Review of Common Mistakes
2. Comparison Charts
3. Cost Comparisons
4. Quality Comparisons
You are also invited to view comprehensive video reviews, educational and installation videos and reviews for most Alkaline Water Machines via the left menu.
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3 More Common Mistakes...
1) Filter replacement costs. Several areas to consider include the ongoing price of alkine ionized water machine filters. Many manufacturers charge a lot, or should I say overcharge, for the "after purchase" replacements.
2) Warranty Terms. Warranty and guarantee terms are often reflections on the quality and durability of the brand you purchase. "Pro-rated" can often mean you have to pay to have it repaired.
3) Quality. Without taking each alkaline watr machine apart it's hard to determine how well they are made (The purpose of this website!) but certification (ETL, UL, CE, etc.) is an important criteria you can use.
Comparison of the 5 Top Water Ionizer Machines
Alkaline Machine Comparison by Cost
When it comes to comparing alkaline machines, the price is probably the most important factor for people, and especially since they are expensive.
But just because the KangenTM machine (The Grandfather of all water ionizers) runs close to $5,000 doesn't mean that you can't get a Water Ionizer just as good for a lot less.
Kangen, while a quality made machine, has some of the older technology. You also have to factor in the Mulit-Level Distributor commissions into your price. While it is a quality machine, which at one point was the only water ionizer brand available, in more recent times there is more competition at better prices.
Some companies are developing even better technology at a lower price, especially because the interest in Water Ionizers have grown so much in the U.S.
Alkaline Machine Comparison by Quality
Several certification standards exist that determine quality of design and of electrical components:
UL Certified - Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (www.ul.com) is an independent lab that writes testing standards and tests products for safety and certifies them.
CE Certified - The European Commission describes the CE mark as a "passport" that allows manufacturers to circulate industrial products freely within the internal market of the EU. Most products covered by New Approach Directives can be self-certified by the manufacturer and do not require the intervention of an EU-authorized independent testing/certifying company (notified body).
ETL Certified - A product bearing the ETL Listed Mark is determined to have met the requirements of 200 prescribed product safety standards.
What I especially like about the ETL certification is the mark indicates that "the manufacturer's production site conforms to a range of compliance measures and is subject to periodic follow-up inspections to verify continued conformance".
The fact that most alkaline water machines are made in the Orient means that safety can be a issue, as their standards are much lower than ours.
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