I have to assume that you searched Kangen Scam because you're looking to see whether water ionizers are legitimate, or whether the Kangen water ionizer company (ENAGIC) is legitimate. And frankly I'm not interested in convincing you one way or another.
I'm not a distributor of these water ionizers, and I'll leave it up to you. I own one, and I like it, but in the end people fall on one side or the other of the fence. That's life.
I do know that Kangen has been in business for many years and is revered in Japan. They have a worldwide organization of distributors and while they have their doubters I can't say I've heard a lot of bad things about them. Neither advice seen many lawsuits or either the FDA or the FTC going after them.
Is there an Enagic Scam going on? Opinions are a dime a dozen.
Below I've listed some scientific and medical authority quotes about alkaline water. I found it funny that each side seems to make very legitimate cases for and against ionize water.
The fact that most of the quotes "for" are from Japan and the "against" are from the US is simply a matter of some of the research papers I have available. Yes it's true that Japan has embraced ionized water, in fact they even use it in most hospital rooms, and most US scientists call it the Enagic Scam, the fact is you find proponents and detractors in both countries.
Chanson Water CEO Ronnie Ruiz says a nuclear magnetic resonance test, the results of which are posted on the company's website, shows that its water microclusters. He says 70% of customers who provide feedback report benefits, such as improvement in diabetes, improvement in depression, lower cholesterol levels. Mr. Ruiz 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, he adds.
Prof. Kuwata Keijiroo, Doctor of Medicine- Japan
"When I was serving in the Fire Insurance Association, I used
to examine many diabetic patients. Besides treating them with drugs, I
provided them with antioxidant water. After drinking antioxidant water
for one month, 15 diabetic patients were selected and sent to Tokyo
University for further test and observations.
Initially, the more serious patients were a bit apprehensive about the treatment. When the antioxidant water was consumed for some time, the sugar in the blood and urine ranged from a ratio of 300 mg/l to 2 mg / dc. There was a time where the patient had undergone 5 to 6 blood tests a day and detected to be within normal range. Results also showed that even 1 ½ hour after meals, the blood sugar and urine ratio was 100 mg/dc: 0 mg/dc . The sugar in the urine has completely disappeared."
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Prof. Kogure Keizou, Kogure Clinic of Juntendo Hospital
"The stomach is readily upset both by diseases affecting the
stomach and by other general illnesses. In addition, any nervous tension
or anxiety frequently causes gastric upset, vague symptoms when This
information is under some strain.
The important role of antioxidant water in our stomach is to neutralize the secretion and strengthen it s functions. Usually, after consuming the antioxidant water for 1 to 3 minutes, the gastric juice increase to 1½ times. For those suffering from hypochlorhydria or achlorhydria ( low in gastric juice ) the presence of antioxidant water will stimulate the stomach cells to secrete more gastric juice. This in turn enhances digestion and absorption of minerals.
However, on the other hand, those with hyperchlorhydria ( high in gastric juice ), the antioxidant water neutralizes the excessive gastric juice. Hence, it does not create any adverse reaction.
According to the medical lecturer from Maeba University, the pH of the gastric secretion will still remain normal when antioxidant water is consumed. This proves that the ability of the antioxidant water is able to neutralize as well as to stimulate the secretion."
Many doctors, scientists, and chemists in the United States say the
claims of water ionization are not backed by high quality studies:
"Human evidence is lacking, safety profile is lacking and it's very expensive," says Catherine Ulbricht, co-founder of National Standard Research Collaboration, a Cambridge, Mass. scientist-owned group that evaluates natural therapies.
Santa Barbara, Calif., gastroenterologist John
Petrini, past president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal
Endoscopy had this to say:
"There is no basis for any health claims at all" for alkaline drinking water, adds . After digestion, food and water goes into the stomach and—no matter what pH it was when it entered—ends up leaving the stomach at a pH of about 6.8, Dr. Petrini says. And no matter what you eat, your body has effective mechanisms to keep your blood in a narrow range between 7.35 and 7.45."
However the structure of water—including how its molecules cluster—isn't yet fully understood, scientists say.
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It'll be interesting to see if the US embraces ionized water, the same way that they've embraced energy medicine. While we like to think of ourselves as being the most advanced nation isn't it funny that the ancient (and in the case of ionized water the more current) sciences from the Orient are not capturing our attention.
We might even discover that there is more about ionized water than pH. it might have to do more with the ions in the energy effects on the body and the cells.While there is a lot of research in China there has been very little research in the US.
Is there an Enagic Scam ? I don't believe it is a scam, it is people who really believe in this.