Kangen is a Japanese word translated into English as "return to the origin," which means numerous things when used to describe water. First, it represents water returned to the state in which water was frequently found in nature before the earth became polluted. Another, it implies that it will help to restore your body to its original shape when you were young - including all of the organs and skin.
Kangen is a trademark of Enagic Inc. of Japan where more study has been done on drinking water than anyplace else. Kangen has become a household word in Japan and is now used often to describe pure, healthy, alkaline drinking water, which is plentiful in minerals, purged of impurities, and ionized in electrolysis to achieve active hydrogen which is abundant in "extra" electrons. These additional electrons impart strong antioxidant properties to the drinking water.
Alkaline water and Kangen water are the same.
Kangen water an antioxidant
Kangen water is perhaps more potent than any single food or vitamin supplement because it contains active hydrogen, which supplies enormous amounts of extra electrons to our body. Most water electrolysis equipment will not create active hydrogen in the water, therefore, the machine merely produces ionized alkaline water, not Kangen water. In fact, the antioxidant potential of a single glass of Kangen water would cost several dollars to duplicate with vitamin supplements, and they would never be absorbed by our body the way water is.
Kangen water has many uses.
- Strong Kangen Water - used for food preparation and cleaning
- Kangen Water - used for cooking/healthy drinking
- Clean Water - used for drinking
- Acidic water - used for beauty
- Strong Acidic Water - used for disinfecting
Treatment at home
Therapy utilizing both alkaline and acidic water for both external and internal use has been known as a valid medical treatment in Japan since the 1960s, and it is exercised in many of Japan's leading hospitals.
All kinds of treatments have had dramatic results, and the fortunate hospital patients asked how they could maintain their safe, healthy, beneficial water treatment at home. They were informed they could not. Enagic recognized a potentially vast market where both the company and its customers could benefit exceedingly, so they studied the ability to make a consumer unit to produce Kangen water in the home. They achieved beyond their expectations and were able to build machines that could be marketed to consumers for the same cost as many other home water filtration systems.
Electrolysis is the method that separates water into alkaline and acidic water. The wanted pH level of the resulting water can be chosen by the operator of the machine.
The pH of the alkaline and acidic water will always add up to 14. Therefore, if absolute drinking water of pH 9.5 is selected, medium acidic water of pH 4.5 (used mainly for skincare) will also be produced. If strong acidic water of pH 2.5 (a strong disinfectant with many essential uses) is selected, strong Kangen water of pH 11.5 (a powerful solvent used mainly for cleaning) will also be produced. The uses and benefits of these 4 types of water are the subjects of the videos which you can watch on this website.
Claims and evidence
In the United States, we are not permitted to claim that Kangen water will really do all of those things. However, the benefits of reducing our body's acidity have long been acknowledged in the medical profession, even in the United States.
Does our water indeed reduce the body's acidity and help to restore the body to youthful health? We can't say, but we can present documented individual case studies and let you make up your own mind.
What about the other wondrous non-health similar claims made for our water?
Is the strong acidic water probably the most powerful disinfectant known? Can it make even restaurants and hospitals sterile and safe without the usage of any other disinfectants?
Can Strong Kangen water really remove stubborn stains in carpet and clothing, and can it really completely clean even a greasy busy restaurant kitchen - all without soap or any other additives?
Can Acidic water substitute most or all of your skincare products and hair conditioners?
The answer to these questions will come when you try Kangen water for yourself!