A Closer Look at Kangen Alkaline Water – Natural or Artificial?

by Gary Greenfield, Director

Alkaline water is created when minerals such as calcium and magnesium mingle with water in the earth. Alkaline water can also be created by exposing water to similar minerals in a controlled environment such as a mineral pitcher or cartridge. Both of these methods produce stable, health enhancing, alkaline pH water which is the kind of water our bodies thrive on. A third way of creating alkaline water is accomplished without minerals using electricity to split the water molecules and create an artificially alkaline water. This unnatural method creates an unstable pH that tricks the body into thinking that it is receiving minerals when it is not.

Research has shown time and again that, when creating a product that is contrary to natural processes, the short term benefits will always be accompanied by long term harmful side effects. The short term benefits of artificially created alkaline water are increased tissue hydration and more available antioxidants; while the reported long term side effects are nervous tension, urinary tract and bladder infections and over-alkalization of the digestive tract. Studies on rats conducted by the National Institutes of Health (see links below) also revealed that artificially created alkaline water was injurious to cardiac tissue.  Knowing this, why would anyone ever choose to drink artificially ionized water?

Ultimately, alkalinity is only one characteristic to consider when choosing your water source. The water that most closely mimics what nature produces is going to be your best choice. Greenfield Naturals Foundation Water Structuring devices use natural mechanisms to create health-enhancing water with no harmful side effects.

Cardiac studies:

Further reading about alkaline water:

Learn more about how Greenfield Naturals Water Structuring Devices work:


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