Frequently Asked Question
There is much confusion in the marketplace
concerning Water Ionizers. The Internet, for
example, is full of information, misinformation,
disinformation and general confusion about what
Water Ionizers do and don’t do.
Q: How to produce ionized
Provide direct current to both poles of the
electrolytic cell in which the diaphragm is
installed. The movement of electrons gives the water
at (+) pole more hydrogen ions, and the (-) pole
more oxalic acid ions. These hydrogen and oxalic
acid ions activate, and the water with more hydrogen
ions and dissolved oxygen becomes acidic, and the
water with more oxalic acid ions becomes alkaline.
Alkaline ionized water contains much inorganic
mineral and becomes drinking water. The acidic
ionized water has sterilization effect and can be
used for healing skin problems. Acidic ionized water
is also compatible with outside of the human body
acidity of pH5.5 and it is used as face and body
wash for beautiful skin, and hair protection.
Q: The Feature of alkaline
Motility improves when the molecular cluster is
smaller. Small clusters make it easier to dissolute
and excrete waste matter within the body. This fact
is important because excess waste matter is the
reason for aging and disease. Alkaline ionized water
has small clusters with high motility and dissolute,
so you excrete waste matter from the body rapidly.
2) Abundant active mineral Minerals are also called
inorganic matter or mineral matter. There are many
kinds of minerals. They are found in animals and
vegetables, food and water. These minerals smoothen
our living activities and maintain a balance. ;
Mineral absorption - Activated form of minerals are
much better absorbed in the body.
3) Good restoration
Controls saprogenic bacteria in organs and increases
There are about 100 kinds of bacteria, up to a
trillion microorganisms living in the large
intestine, and are classified as both beneficial and
harmful depending on the bacteria species. Alkaline
ionized water controls the saprogenic bacteria to
prevent disease. Alkaline ionized water is the only
water that can restore and help beneficial bacteria
in the body.
Eliminates active oxygen
Active oxygen is oxygen that easily bonds or
combines with surrounding substances. Active oxygen
is unstable and therefore has with fewer electrons.
The active oxygen possesses higher oxidizing power,
and is related directly to aging and disease.
4) Abundant hexagonal water
Water molecules consist of 13 ~ 15 molecules.
Hexagonal water, water clustered with 6 water
molecules, is the most stable and natural to the
human body. One human body cell molecule is
connected to about 70,000, 60~65% of them are
hexagonal water molecules. The body favors this kind
of water. The cell that suffers with diseases has
less hexagonal water.
- Lower the temperature of water like iced water.
- Electrolyze water with abundant mineral.
- Go through magnetic treatment.
Q: What is pH ?
1) Acidity and alkalinity
pH= the unit that indicates the density of acid and
alkaline in water.
Water becomes acidic with increased oxalic acid, and
alkaline with increased hydrogen ions. The measuring
unit of acidity and alkalinity is indicated by pH
values, e.g., pH 7 is considered neutral. Each
numerical increment indicates 10 times more hydrogen
ions or oxalic acid. For example, an increase of 1
in a pH table means 10 times more alkalinity. A
decrease of 1 means 10 times more acidity.
2) Maintaining pH balance
The human body tends to maintain body fluid at pH7.3
according to the homeostasis function. The body
tries to maintain the balance of each organ with
alkaline body fluid of pH8.8 from the pancreases as
the peak. However, consistent acidic constitution
will result in lowering one's self-protection
function in the body. Even though there is no
visible sign of disease, alkaline water drinking
will support the body with homeostasis functions.
Alkaline water drinking also prevents geriatric
disease because it defends the body against
acidification of the physical constitution.
Q: Where are Water Ionizers
Water Ionizers are manufactured in two countries,
Japan and Taiwan. None are currently manufactured in
the United States. There are water ionizers on the
market being sold as American Made, however all
their parts are imported from Japan, sometimes
Taiwan, and simply assembled in the US.
Q: How long have Water
Ionizers been on Market ?
Water Ionizers have been available in the orient for
over forty years and in the United States for about
10 years. They were popularized in Japanese and
began to become somewhat common there around the mid
1980's. Several Japanese models imported in recent
years from Japan are no longer being manufactured
although getting filters for those units usually
does not pose a significant problem, although they
can sometimes be costly.
Q: Should a Water Ionizer have
a fuse or a circuit breaker?
A Water Ionizer should have a three prong plug and
thick electrical wire. Two prong plugs encourage
overheating as they do with any other appliance. It
does not matter whether a Water Ionizer has a fuse
or a circuit breaker, although circuit breaker Water
Ionizers often have thin electrical wires, two prong
plugs and weak transformers that overheat. Thus they
often require a circuit breaker rather than a fuse
which would often need to be replaced.
Q: Why do different Water
Ionizers come with a different selection levels of
A Water Ionizer should have at least 3 levels of
intensity to chose from. This is mainly because
Ionized Water is extremely detoxifying and people
who have toxins built up in their system can suffer
reactions such as headaches or diarrhea. This is
especially true of the elderly because they often
have built up many toxins in their bodies over the
years. Also those who have a very poor diet or have
taken a lot of medicine. Having 4 levels simply
offers the convenience of more levels of strength to
chose from, thus allowing people to build their
tolerance for Ionized Water more slowly if they
Q: Does the volume of water
that a Water Ionizer produces per minute an
important feature to consider? Are some Water
Ionizers on the market stronger than other Water
All home Water Ionizers currently manufactured that
deliver approximately 1 to 1 1/2 gallons per minute.
There is very little difference between the strength
of the various Water Ionizers on the market. Ionized
Water with a 10 pH or higher takes only a
unflattering taste, almost as though it is salty.
The slower you run water through a Water Ionizer,
the stronger it will become because the source water
has more contact time with the electrodes. This is
why the flow rate of Water Ionizers essentially does
not matter. If you wish to drink strong Ionized
Water then running the source water through it very
slowly will accomplish this.
Q: Do all Water Ionizers have
a Calcium Port and what is its function?
Some water ionizers feature a port or compartment
where calcium, magnesium and other minerals can be
added, boosting the intensity of the ionized water.
Once minerals have been ionized they are assimilated
into the body more easily. The more minerals that
are in the source water used to produce the ionized
water, the stronger it will be. This is why ionized
water cannot be made from distilled, purified or
reverse osmosis water sources.
Q: Does it matter what the
electrodes on a Water Ionizer are composed of?
The electrodes are one of the most important
components of a Water Ionizer. It is sometimes
suggested that there are units on the market that
have stainless steel electrodes and this simply is
not the case. All Water Ionizers currently
manufactured have titanium electrodes that have been
dipped in platinum, which is one of the biggest cost
of a Water Ionizer. It is important to note that the
electrodes are coated with platinum, not
electroplated with it.
Q: There have been claims made
by water ionizer manufacturers that they use solid
platinum electrodes. Is this true?
This can not be true because it would not aid in the
performance of the water ionizer. Water Ionizer
manufacturers use titanium because it is hard and
lasts many years. They coat the titanium with
platinum because it is good conductor and it
durable. However, to manufacture electrodes that are
solid platinum would make no sense. It would be very
costly, nearly tripling the prices of the
electrodes, and it would not improve the quality or
strength of the Ionized Water produced by them.
Platinum is also a very soft metal, which would not
be suitable or practical for producing platinum-pure
electrodes since they must be comprised of a hard
metal such as titanium if they are expected to last
several years. Electrodes comprised of pure platinum
would not last any longer than platinum-coated
Q: Do all Water Ionizers have
a carbon filter? Why do some carbon filter have
All continuous flow Home Water Ionizers on the
market have a carbon filter. The carbon in the
filter is silver impregnated in order to retard
bacterial growth. The silver that is impregnated in
the carbon will NOT leach into the water. Every
major manufacturer of carbon filters in the US
produces carbon filters with silver impregnation.
There are no Water Ionizers currently manufactured
that use arsenic in their filters as has been
Q: What is the advantage of
having UV light on a Water Ionizer?
The purpose of UV light is for bacterial
disinfection. However, on a Water Ionizer this is
completely unnecessary for several reasons. If you
have city (municipal) water then your water has
already been disinfected through the use of
chlorine. The carbon filter on the Water Ionizer
will remove the chlorine. The UV light itself loses
much of its effectiveness after the first six months
of use and should be replaced often, which is of
course an expensive proposition. Also, the glass
tube that the water travels through in order that it
can be exposed to the UV light develops a film on it
after only a few months, which greatly lessens the
effectiveness of the UV light on the water which
passes through the tube.
Q: Do Water Ionizers remove
fluoride from the water as some have claimed?
There have been statements made regarding Water
Ionizers removing fluoride from municipal water.
Water Ionizers can not remove anything from the
water. To Ionize means simply to gain or loose an
electron. The amount and type of minerals that are
present in the water before ionization is the same
after ionization. In every test we are aware of, no
more than 50% of the fluoride in the water was lost
on the alkaline side of the Ionized Water. This
means that half but not all of the fluoride in the
Ionized Water after ionization had migrated to the
acidic side of the ionization process which runs
into the drain. However, it must be clearly stated
that the ionizing water does NOT completely remove
fluoride from the Ionized Water on the alkaline