- If water ionizers are so good, why do so few people know about them?
- Why do people like Stephen Lower or Dr. Weil claim that water ionizers are a scam when tens of thousands of people refer the machines to their family and friends with fantastic reviews?
- Why do so many companies in the industry claim that they are the best and badmouth other companies?
- And, last but certainly not least, why are they so bloody expensive?
When I was in the water ionizer business, I found it was virtually impossible to sell anybody a water ionizer. I sold about 500 Tyent machines, but every sale came from people contacting me through internet advertising or by a word of mouth referral. It is very difficult to convince anyone to spend thousands of dollars on a water ionizer when you can get water for free from your tap, especially with so much conflicting information on the internet.
Very few people in our society understand that most forms of sickness and degenerative disease are the result of a process rather than an event. People take their good health for granted. If people fee OK, they assume that everything is OK in their body with little or no regard for the truth.
Anyone that drinks ionized water realizes that everyone should be drinking the water for its many benefits. However, trying to convince someone to drink the water that isn’t sick or a health nut is like trying to sell snow to an Eskimo (sorry if that is politically incorrect, but I’m an old guy).
Why is it so difficult to get people to buy a water ionizer, or even try drinking the water? There are a lot of reasons, some valid, some invalid, and some that are the fault of the players in the water ionizer industry itself.
Let’s start by stating outright that water ionizers are not a gimmick. They are incredibly effective machines that are helping hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people around the world.
How do I know?
Ionized water changed my health for the better in a number of ways. I have spoken to hundreds of others that have experienced the benefits of the water. When I was in the water ionizer business, I was responsible for repairing any machines (it was rare and the source of the problem was usually damage caused during shipping). maged during shipping. I learned really quickly how important the water is to people when they call up in a panic because their machine isn’t working and they want to know how quickly we can get their machine back up and running. Once you start drinking the water and experiencing the benefits, it becomes a necessity of life.
What about the quack watchers such as the widely quoted Stephen Lower and physicians like Dr. Weil who have written articles based upon their belief that water ionizers don’t or can’t work? I have been researching their articles one by one in an attempt to understand how they can write what they write. It turns out that they either have an agenda, or they simply have not done their homework. None of the naysayers are drinking the water now,or have even tried drinking the water. They have not tested the water themselves to determine if they derive any benefits, and they have not interviewed others who have benefited from the water.
Stephen Lower has been contacted by many people questioning his position on ionized water. He has admitted in writing that he has not tested the water and that it probably works. However, Lower continues to maintain his stance until he has seen scientific studies that support the use of the water. Many studies are underway, so it is simply a matter of time. What boggles my mind, is that Stephen Lower’s fictional writings are quoted on Wikipedia as research. It just goes to show you that you should be very careful about what you read on the internet.
Others naysayers read reviews written by people such as Stephen Lower and quote from what they have read without doing any actual research. They claim that that science doesn’t support water ionizers which they use as an argument that water ionizers are a hoax. They base their theories on the fact that the acidic levels of the stomach would negative charges found in alkaline ionized water. What they fail to understand is that ionized water passes through the stomach immediately, thereby allowing the negative charges in the water to become effective antioxidants. If you don’t believe me, try a simple experiment yourself. If you drink three 16 ounce glasses of tap or bottled water in a short period of time such as 5 minutes, you will find that you are bloated and uncomfortable for a couple of hours. If you drink three 16 ounce glasses of alkaline ionized water in the same five minute period, you will find that you are not bloated at all, and you won’t experience any discomfort. The doctors or scientists that have never done any research or testing can talk and write all they want, but until they do their own testing, their comments are meaningless.
The primary reason people don’t drink ionized water is that most of us have never heard of it. In fact, far less than 1% of people are even aware of the terms alkaline water or ionized water. The lack of awareness is the responsibility of the water ionizer industry. Other than the great work being done by the Enagic reps who spread the word about their kangen/ionized water, nobody is building awareness. The companies that do advertise water ionizers, spend their money and time trying to convince us that their product is the best and that other products are inferior. The net effect of the archaic marketing efforts of these companies is to confuse the public.
Another reason so few people drink ionized water is the high retail price charged for the machines. The Enagic MLM company charges nearly $4000 for its machine. Companies like Jupiter, Life Ionizers, and Tyent charge between $2,500 and $3,000 for their top end machines and about $2,000 for their lower priced products. That is a lot of money for something that nobody except the people that sell them seem to recommend.
My goal since I started this blog has been to drive the price of good quality water ionizers down to a level that people can afford. The lowering of prices really only began with the introduction of natural water ionizers. The natural water ionizers produce free hydrogen just like the electric ionizers, but they do it naturally as opposed to electrocuting the water through the process of electrolysis. I believe the natural water ionizers are in fact superior to electric water ionizers because they add minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium to the water which extend the life of the ionization of the water and are essential to good health.
If you are intrigued by the concept of alkalinity and ionized water but are uncertain about spending thousands of dollars, I recommend checking out the Vitev Flo ($399) which has been around for a couple of years now. Here is a link: www.vitev.com/alkaline-water-ionizers/flo/ I have tested the unit and it works.
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author. The author is not a medical doctor and his opinions are not intended to be offered as medical advice. It is always advised to seek the advice of health care professionals for any health issues.