People that read my blog want to know if they should spend their hard earned money on a water ionizer, and if so, which one. They seem to appreciate the fact that this blog is my hobby that is for educational purposes only. I’m not affiliated with any water ionizer company and I don’t sell machines or receive financial compensation for my efforts.
I first learned about water ionizers through an outstanding Enagic Dealer. I was turned off by the price so I turned to the internet. I got hooked by the website www.ionizersreviewed.com (which has now been directed to www.ionizerresearch.com) because they claimed it was an independent and unbiased review site. I later found out it wasn’t independent at all. The so called independent review site, and others similar to it found on the internet are sophisticated marketing tools designed to convince you viewer that you should purchase the brand that they are directing you towards. The marketing people rely upon the fact that the potential customer watching the video believes that he or she is just a little bit smarter or has done a little bit more research than the next viewer.
I have always resisted doing comparison test because the machines all work and it is really easy to manipulate the results. Moreover, the results from the different machines vary from test to test.
The number of requests for an unbiased comparison video has increased a lot in recent months as more and more people are becoming aware of the low cost antioxidant filters. People still want to know which electric water ionizer it the best, but they also want to know how the antioxidant filters stack up. So, I finally broke down and bought a video camera and tripod.
The purpose of my test was to show the public that all the machines work, instead of trying to pick a winner.
I tested four of the leading brands of seven plate electric water ionizers and one of the new antioxidant filters. The machines included the: Tyent 7070 Turbo, Chanson Miracle, EOS Platinum, Enagic SD501, and the Alkastream antioxidant filter.
The Test Procedure
I hooked up all five machines to the same source water. I tested all of the machines at the same time using approximately the same water flow rate for each machine in order to eliminate as many variables as possible.
I only tested for pH levels with the pH reagent drops because it is quick, easy, reliable, and the video evidence is unmistakable. Although I have used a pH/ORP meter to do thousands of readings over the years, I decided against using one for the test because I don’t really care if one machine produces marginally better results that another machine for any given test. The ORP readings are always suspect because of the finicky and it takes at least 5 minutes to achieve an accurate reading for each sample. Nobody wants to spend half an hour waiting for results that don’t really mean anything anyway. To make matters worse, the ORP test results vary from test to test. Therefore, a machine that seems to produce slightly superior results on one test might be slightly inferior on the next set of test results.
I set each of the electric water ionizers at Level 3 which is designed to produce a pH of 9.5 and ran the flow rate at approximately 1.5 litres/quarts per minute. I set the flow rate of the Alkastream at approximately one litre/quart per minute as suggested in its operating manual.
When the pH reagent drops were placed in the test tube with the source water, the color of the water turned green, indicating a pH of about 7.5.
When the pH reagent drops were placed in the test tubes containing water from each of the four electric water ionizers and the one antioxidant filter, the color of the water turned purple, indicating a pH of approximately 9.5 for all five machines.
Analysis of Results
All five of the water ionizer machines increased the pH level of the source water from approximately 7.5 to 9.5
All 5 water ionizers worked effectively and none of the five appeared to perform better or worse than the other machines. I performed a number of similar tests leading up to making the video on different days using a pH/ORP meter. None of the five machines statistically outperformed or underperformed the others on any of the tests. The machines all work, and they all work well.
I would recommend the use of any of the machines to anyone interested in improving their health and then maintaining a high level of good health moving forward.
Please take a few minutes to watch the video below. It is the first video I have ever made, so don’t expect a “slick” performance. It was made without a script or editing, or any professional props or techniques….but it is as 100% real without any tricks.
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author.