Kangen Water - Machines & Reviews
Kangen Water has piqued curiosity and ignited discussions in the health and wellness community since its inception. Its promise of improved hydration and potential health perks has captivated people worldwide.
Here, we’ll demystify Kangen Water, covering what it is, its benefits, machine options, costs, and the science behind it. Whether you’re a skeptic seeking answers or simply curious, we invite you to dive into the world of Kangen Water with us and make an educated choice for your home or business.
What is Kangen Water?
Kangen Water is the name for alkaline ionized water made by Enagic’s kangen water machines that converts normal tap water into either alkaline or acidic water, depending on the setting you choose (most kangen machines can produce water between 2.7 PH and 11.5 PH).
The machine takes the water through a process known as electrolysis, which consists of electrocuting the water and splitting it into high PH (Alkaline) and low PH (Acidic), which is why most kangen water machines have 2 tubes coming out of them, except for the commercial model, that has 2 alkaline water tubes instead of one. One (or two) for Alkaline water and other for Acidic. Learn a little more about what is kangen water.
But let’s be real, the magic of kangen water is in its taste and the way you feel after drinking it! I mean, have you ever tried to chug a glass of tap water? Not exactly a palate pleaser, right? But kangen water, now that’s a whole different story. It’s like drinking liquid gold. It’s smooth, refreshing, and delicious. Plus, it’s good for you!
If you’re thinking about splurging on a kangen machine, I’d say it’s totally worth it, but definitely learn more about them first, so you pick the right one for you.
What Kangen Water machines are Available?
Currently, there are 5 kangen water machines that are manufactured by Enagic and are available for purchase. They range from most powerful, commercial grade Super 501 to the budget JRII. Below are brief descriptions for each of the machines.
Leveluk JRII looks like the SD 501 machine, but it only has 3 platinum coated plates. It produces water with much lower maximum ORP and has lower output. It is however great for energy conservation. The current version is JRIV with similar specs and higher price tag.
Which Kangen Water Machine is Best?
The 2 best sellers are Leveluk K8 and Leveluk SD501, with SD501 Platinum being the next in line. Here is a brief Leveluk K8 vs SD501 Review and Comparison your can check out and see the main differences.
The Platinum version is just an SD501 with a premium metallic finish and ability to speak multiple languages. Folks often purchase it to match their stainless steel kitchen appliances.
And of course, there is the SD501U, which is the Under counter version of the SD501. Same great way, without taking up space on the countertop.
You can dive much deeper into these machines here.
Why Choose Kangen Water Machines?
So why would you choose a kangen water machine vs other water ionizers? After all, there are multiple brands that are actively advertising their products.
Here are a couple of reasons I’d choose Enagic’s kangen machine over others:
- Tried and true. Enagic has been around the block and created a large community of people who love and KNOW kangen water. Did you know that it’s the most searched brand of alkaline water?
- Japanese quality. Not many people think of this as a big deal, but I certainly do. After learning first hand how much pride Japanese people take in their work, I have a whole new level of appreciation and DESIRE for their products.
- Quality over empty talk. One of the biggest selling points for kangen water distributors is the the quality of the platinum coated plates, that help split tap water into Alkaline and Acidic flows. There are multiple videos of people taking apart machines from other manufacturers and exposing their “cheaply built” plates, which are often mesh, instead of a solid one. This speaks volumes about the quality, especially since those plates are what make the machine cost that much more. This brings me to my next point…
- Durability over time. Based on what I’ve seen in person and online, with proper care, kangen water machines can last for 20+ years. I’ve seen many examples of the complete opposite with some of the other heavily advertised brands.
- Multitude of uses. There are many other potential benefits and uses that people don’t know much about. Things like using beauty water for your skin or washing off wax from fruits and vegetables with strong 11.5 alkaline water.
What's Up With Kangen Water Reviews?
There’s an abundance of reviews for kangen water machines and controversy all over the web, both good and bad, so who can you trust when you’re looking to buy a machine for yourself, your family or your workplace? Honestly, these days even the BBB and Consumer Reports are full of competitor sponsored reviews, who bash the products they’re going up against.
When you’re looking up reviews from different sources about a particular company like Enagic or a product like Kangen Water Machine, be sure to understand who’s behind the review (competitor website, competitor’s company, sales people trying to push their product, etc…), basically see if they might be biased.
One way to spot that would be to look for an affiliate link, taking you to a website like Amazon, where you can purchase a similar product, let’s say another water ionizer.
Are There Health Benefits To Drinking Kangen Water?
Even though there’s a ton of information (and some misinformation) about the benefits of kangen water, one thing remains clear… It does NOT cure any diseases and anyone who claims that it does is lying to you. In some cases, this water might help select individuals overcome serious health problems like cancer, but kangen water is definitely not a “cure for cancer” or any other disease no matter how mild or serious it is.
When it comes to reported benefits, there’s a lot of people claiming that after drinking this water for over a week at recommended quantities (0.5 gallon or about 2 liters per day minimum), they notice things like:
- Mind Clarity
- Boost of Energy, without crashing (unlike energy drinks)
- Better and Deeper Sleep
- Improved Hydration (since your body absorbs kangen water much better)
- Skin Glow
- Thicker Hair (for those who had issues)
So those aren’t necessarily health benefits, but more of lifestyle improvement.
Don’t care what I have to say about it? Then check out this video, it ain’t me talking:
Different Types of Kangen Water
According to the user manual and common sense when looking at the machine, there are 5 types of water that kangen machines make:
- Strong Kangen Water (11.5 PH Most Alkaline): Not for drinking. Ideal for food prep and heavy-duty cleaning, including stain removal and dishwashing.
- Drinking Water (8.5 to 9.5 PH Alkaline): Suitable for drinking and cooking. Promotes alkaline balance in the body. Great for hydration, food prep, and even watering plants.
- Neutral, Clean Water (7 PH Neutral): Perfect for baby food and taking medication. Free of impurities, making it safe and clean.
- Beauty Water (4 to 6 PH Slightly Acidic): Not for drinking. Used in beauty care routines, including face wash, hair care, and cleaning tasks like polishing.
- Strong Acidic Water (2.7 PH Most Acidic): Not for drinking. Ideal for hygiene and commercial use. Effective in cleaning and reducing germs in various settings.
Each type of water has specific properties and can be used for either drinking or different things around the house. You can learn more about the different types of kangen water here.
How Much Does Kangen Water Cost?
The cost of Kangen Water primarily revolves around the purchase of the Kangen Water machine, as the water itself is free.
Kangen Water Machines are available in a range of models, each catering to different preferences and budgets. For those seeking top-tier performance and features, the Super 501 is available at $5,980, while the more affordable friendly Leveluk JRIV is priced at $2,980. Learn everything you need to know about kangen water costs here.
It’s important to note that these prices do not include local taxes, which may vary depending on your location. The Kangen Water Machines are an investment in your health and well-being, so while the upfront cost may seem significant, it’s crucial to consider the long-term savings you’ll enjoy by producing Kangen Water at home and eliminating the need for purchasing bottled water at your local supermarket. Additionally, the convenience of having access to Kangen Water whenever you need it makes these machines a valuable addition to any household or business.
Where to Buy Kangen Water?
Kangen Water is sold through independent distributors who offer Kangen Water machines for purchase. These distributors often provide a trial period, allowing you to experience the water’s effects firsthand. Whether you choose an independent distributor or explore online stores, obtaining a Kangen Water Machine can help you enjoy the benefits of freshly poured Kangen Water in your daily life.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Kangen water is alkaline water made by Enagic’s Kangen Water Machines. It is ionized to a pH level of 9.5 or higher and has a host of health benefits which range from neutralizing acidity in the body to improving hydration and even potentially slowing down the aging process.
Kangen water machines cost between $4,980 for Leveluk K8 and $2,380 for the JRII model. The most popular machine is Leveluk SD501 which is priced at $3,980. The price depends on the model and each upper echelon model has it’s perks.
You can buy kangen water by purchasing one of the machines. Kangen water is not bottled or sold at grocery stores. It is generally advertised and sold as a device for your family, which gets installed at your home.
Kangen water is so expensive because of the price of the machines that produce it. The water itself is essentially free, but you have to own a machine to produce the kangen water.
There are differences between alkaline and kangen water. All kangen water is alkaline, but not all alkaline water is kangen water. Kangen water is only produced by Enagic’s kangen water machines and is of the highest quality. It contains antioxidants and minerals, unlike regular and store bought alkaline water.
Kangen water is not approved by the FDA, but is cleared for safe consumption even though it should NOT be considered an approved treatment for any health condition. Water ionizers are not regulated by the FDA, and honestly, they have plenty of more important things to worry about. There are also many unethical distributors and who make false health claims, so the FDA had made a “false, deceptive and misleading claims” advisory regarding the water.
Kangen water does work for many things like enhanced hydration, but it’s NOT a cure for any illness and shouldn’t be advertised as such. Everyone will have a different experience drinking the water.
Kangen water is definitely worth the money if you’re looking for certain benefits, which do NOT include getting healed from a disease or an illness. Drinking kangen water is a lifestyle choice, more than a quick fix.
Enagic is NOT a pyramid scheme, but their marketing system is based on Multi Level Marketing. They chose to let “independent distributors” sell their machines and spread the word, instead of spending that money on ads and promotions. In a way, they are putting money back into our communities.
The cost to join Enagic is between $760 (Ukon Turmeric) and $4,980 (Leveluk K8). Enagic sells multiple products and not just kangen water machines. Most common way to join, is to purchase a machine.
Is Kangen Water a Scam?
Enagic is the company that produces and distributes kangen water machines. They are based out of Japan and have offices all over the world. The company has been around for over 30 years and its sales system is an MLM (Multi Level Marketing).
While some of Enagic’s competitors would love for kangen water to be a scam, it simply is not, but that doesn’t stop those competitors from spreading misinformation and essentially “fake news” about Enagic and their products, while “suggesting” that you should buy their product instead. See the page about about whether kangen water is a pyramid scheme, MLM or a Scam to learn more.
Bottom line is, when you purchase a kangen water machine, you are essentially paying a premium price for a premium product, which leads me into the topic below.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Most people experience no side effects whatsoever, while some people will get a light headache or bloating shortly after drinking their first couple of glasses of Kangen water. The reality is that all of us are unique in our own way, therefore everyone will react differently to things they consume, and drinking Kangen water is certainly a BIG CHANGE. Here is a complete article on side effects of drinking Kangen water which goes over things you may or may not experience.
Who's Behind Water Ionizer “comparison sheets” and “Buyer’s Guides”?
Why are there so many comparisons where kangen water machines (like Leveluk SD501 or K8) are set side by side with “other” water ionizers and strangely enough the kangen machines always come out to either be inferior in terms of performance or more expensive, or even both? One thing I don’t see all over the web, is Enagic, trying to compare themselves to other manufacturers, and something tells me it’s because they simply don’t need to. In any case, it’s best if you draw your own conclusions.
Buyer Guides and Free E-Books are a whole other topic… Every water ionizer company is looking to “inform” their potential consumers, where in reality all they are doing is trying to sell you on what they describe as the best alkaline water machine known to men.
Kangen Water Wiki and What Does Wikipedia Have To Say
There’s not too much information about kangen water specifically, but there’s a good bit about water ionizers aka alkaline ionizers. Check it out here. The page covers the basics of how the appliance (water ionizer) makes the water, talks a bit about alkaline diets, mentions that there’s no medical evidence backing the health benefits and goes over the chemistry and health claims. Pretty boring stuff. Just remember… A person wrote this, they may or may not be biased. I love Wikipedia, I just think it’s important to take kangen water wiki content and other medical-ish advice found there with a grain of salt.