Kangen water

How electrolyzed water is produced.


Tap water which undergoes a process known as ‘electrolysis’, is split into acidic oxidizing water and alkalized reduced (anti-oxidizing) water. A cell composed of an anode and a cathode is required to have an electrical current, thereby causing the separation effect.

During the electrolysis process, the cathode which has the negative charge attracts the oxidizing water, whereas the anode attracts the reduced alkaline water. After going through the input (faucet hose), once the tap water has been fully ionized, each water then exits through an individual output hose.

The alkaline water, which has a higher concentration of OH – hydroxyl ions – attracts to the positive charged anode through opposite attractions. Whereas the strong acidic water is less abundant in hydrogen.

This technology was first introduced to the world in the 1940s, when German scientists wanted to replicate a special water of water that is found in certain water springs that are extremely popular around the world. These springs were referred to as “healing springs”, and a few of them were located at Tlacote el Bajo Mexico, Nordaneau Germany, and Lourdes France. The similarity between reduced alkaline water and the water at these springs are identical. The primary property of the water is of having the anti-oxidant potential, otherwise known as the ‘reducing effect’… being able to reduce the oxidization or aging process.

Electrolyzed water, also referred to as reduced alkaline water or acidic oxidizing water, was approved by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare in the year of 1965. It has been demonstrated, through double blind testing, that it is effective and safe for health issues such as: abnormal intestinal fermentation, chronic diarrhea, constipation, antacid, and dyspepsia. In addition, it has been demonstrated that electrolyzed reduced water can scavenge ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) and can protect the DNA.

Hydrogen Rich.

Water that is Hydrogen rich has a high concentration of Molecular Hydrogen (H2). Molecular Hydrogen is an efficient antioxidant that diffuses rapidly across cell membranes and can reduce free radicals, suppressing oxidative stress.

Through the process of electrolysis, your tap water becomes Hydrogen rich .

Oxidation

Oxidation reactions in the body can produce free radicals, while antioxidants terminate these reactions. Elevated rates of oxidants and insufficient antioxidants in the body cause oxidative stress. A constant supply of external sources of antioxidants should be part of one‘s daily diet, to reduce oxidative stress and related damage. This is why everyone should not only care about the quantity of the water we drink, but also about the quality. Both are essential for our well-being.

Alkaline.

As with most things in life, optimal health begins with balance. Our bodies must maintain a pH balance of 7.365, which is slightly alkaline. A pH scale is used to determine whether a substance is acidic or alkaline. On this scale 7.0 is neutral. Anything above 7 is considered alkaline and anything below 7 is considered acidic.

Negative ORP (Oxidation-Reduction Potential)

Hydrogen rich water is characterised by exhibiting a negative ORP. A high ORP value (in positive numbers), indicates that a substance has a higher oxidising potential. In generalised terms, for humans a positive or high ORP is better for the outside of the body (cleaning and sanitising).


A low ORP value (in negative numbers) indicates that a substance has a higher antioxidising potential, and is preferred for oral consumption.

Just like pH, ORP values are an important measurement for determining the quality of water.

What is ORP?

In the world that surrounds us, we do not see it, but there is a continuous exchange of electrons that takes place between substances in the air, in the earth, in water, and in our bodies. This phenomenon is known as ion exchange. In an effort to reach a state of stability, substances that are lacking electrons are desperately seeking out electrons wherever they can: these substances are referred to as oxidizing agents.

On the contrary, substances which have a surplus of electrons are capable of donating their extra electrons: these substances are referred to as reducing agents, or anti-oxidizing agents. Oxidation-reduction potential, or ORP, is a measurement that indicates the degree to which a substance is capable of oxidizing or reducing another substance. ORP is measured in millivolts (mV) using an ORP meter.

A positive ORP reading indicates that a substance is an oxidizing agent. The higher the reading, the more oxidizing it is. As such, a substance with an ORP reading of +400 mV is 4 times more oxidizing than a substance with an ORP reading of +100 mV. A negative ORP reading indicates that a substance is a reducing agent. The lower the reading, the more anti-oxidizing it is. As such, a substance with an ORP reading of -400 mV is 4 times more anti-oxidizing than a substance with an ORP reading of -100 mV. Most types of water, including tap water and bottled water, are oxidizing agents as their ORP value is positive. Alkaline ionized water is an anti-oxidizing agent, as it has a negative ORP value and it is able to donate extra electrons to neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals on the body. Most other types of water are oxidizing agents as their ORP is positive.

Our Kangen machines are made in Japan, with Japanese quality. Do not expect to pay $5000 AUD, we sell for $4150 per unit.

References.

Anti-diabetic effects of electrolyzed reduced water in streptozotocin-induced and genetic diabetic mice

Bacterial Film Disintegration with Electrochemically Reduced Water.

Bactericidal effects of acidic electrolyzed water on the dental unit waterline.

Clinical effect and mechanism of alkaline reduced water. 

Daily ingestion of alkaline electrolyzed water containing hydrogen influences human health, including gastrointestinal symptoms

Disintegration of Bacterial Film by Electrochemically Activated Water Solution.

Effect of electrolyzed high-pH alkaline water on blood viscosity in healthy adults

Effect of electrolyzed reduced water on Wistar rats with chronic periodontitis on malondialdehyde levels

Effect of molecular hydrogen saturated alkaline electrolyzed water on disuse muscle atrophy in gastrocnemius muscle.

Electrochemically Reduced Water Delays Mammary Tumors Growth in Mice and Inhibits Breast Cancer Cells Survival In Vitro

Electrochemically reduced water exerts superior reactive oxygen species scavenging activity in HT1080 cells than the equivalent level of hydrogen-dissolved water

Electrochemically reduced water protects neural cells from oxidative damage.

Electrolysed reduced water decreases reactive oxygen species-induced oxidative damage to skeletal muscle and improves performance in broiler chickens exposed to medium-term chronic heat stress.

Electrolyzed Reduced Water Supplemented with Platinum Nanoparticles Suppresses Promotion of Two-stage Cell Transformation.

Electrolyzed-reduced water increases resistance to oxidative stress, fertility, and lifespan via insulin/IGF-1-like signal in C. elegans.

Electrolyzed-reduced water inhibits acute ethanol-induced hangovers in Sprague-Dawley rats.

Electrolyzed-reduced water protects against oxidative damage to DNA, RNA, and protein.

Electrolyzed-reduced water reduced hemodialysis-induced erythrocyte impairment in end-stage renal disease patients.

Electrolyzed-reduced water scavenges active oxygen species and protects DNA from oxidative damage.

Extension of the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans by the use of electrolyzed reduced water.

Hepatoprotective effect of electrolyzed reduced water against carbon tetrachloride-induced liver damage in mice.

Inhibitory effect of electrolyzed reduced water on tumor angiogenesis.

Natural reduced water suppressed anxiety and protected the heightened oxidative stress in rats.

Nephroprotective effect of electrolyzed reduced water against cisplatin-induced kidney toxicity and oxidative damage in mice.

New Approach in Translational Medicine: Effects of Electrolyzed Reduced Water (ERW) on NF-κB/iNOS Pathway in U937 Cell Line under Altered Redox State

Positive effect of an electrolyzed reduced water on gut permeability, fecal microbiota and liver in an animal model of Parkinson's disease.

Protective mechanism of reduced water against alloxan-induced pancreatic beta-cell damage: Scavenging effect against reactive oxygen species.

Reduced hemodialysis-induced oxidative stress in end-stage renal disease patients by electrolyzed reduced water.

Reduction of bacteria on spinach, lettuce, and surfaces in food service areas using neutral electrolyzed oxidizing water.

Selective stimulation of the growth of anaerobic microflora in the human intestinal tract by electrolyzed reducing water.

Suppressive effects of electrochemically reduced water on matrix metalloproteinase-2 activities and in vitro invasion of human fibrosarcoma HT1080 cells.

Suppressive effects of electrolyzed reduced water on alloxan-induced apoptosis and type 1 diabetes mellitus.

The effect of drinking water pH on the human gut microbiota and glucose regulation: results of a randomized controlled cross-over intervention.

The neuroprotective effects of electrolyzed reduced water and its model water containing molecular hydrogen and Pt nanoparticles.

Extension of the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans by the use of electrolyzed reduced water.

Natural reduced water suppressed anxiety and protected the heightened oxidative stress in rats.

Nephroprotective effect of electrolyzed reduced water against cisplatin-induced kidney toxicity and oxidative damage in mice.

Positive effect of an electrolyzed reduced water on gut permeability, fecal microbiota and liver in an animal model of Parkinson's disease.