The US water ionizer market is crowded. Discovering the best home water filtration and ionization system for your family is certainly a challenge. Here are some pointers to help make the process easier.
Product price is a key factor consumers in which water ionizer to buy. However, because of the presence of MLMs like Alkaviva and Enagic, price is very deceiving in this market. Some water ionizers are sold for nearly $4000! That doesn’t mean they’re worth even half of that. Your goal is to purchase a reliable water ionizer that will serve you for a long time producing high quality ionized drinking water, not to empty your wallet to support 8 levels of affiliates in a MLM system.
Water ionizers are offered in a wide selection of brands. But you should only trust reliable manufacturers! So, it makes sense to check the credibility of the company prior to purchasing. Enagic, EOS, Alkaviva, Tyent, and Life and are the leading US water ionizer distributors. Other distributors simply aren’t market tested.
The number of plates in the water ionizer electrolysis chamber is very important. Typically, a 5 plate water ionizer will have a very limited pH range of about 10 to 4 and a weaker -ORP, which means less antioxidants. However, a 7 or 9 plate water ionizer can achieve pH ranges of 11+ alkaline to under 3 acid, and the drinking water has stronger concentration of antioxidants, which is better for your health. So, spending the extra money for 7 or 9 plates is certainly worth it if you want to sterilize your kitchen or bathroom with strong acid water or neutralize oil based stains with strong alkaline water and want to drink ionized water with the most health benefits.
The electrical system is also of key importance. Jupiter and Enagic still use transformers, which produce a dirtier electrical current and waste electricity as heat when compared to the new SMPS electrical systems (switch mode power supply) found in EOS, Tyent, and Life water ionizers.
Water ionizer material quality is also very important. Make sure the water ionizer you are purchasing is approved by the KFDA or Japanese Health Ministry and also listed with the US FDA as a medical product. This ensures the materials are food grade and won’t deteriorate or be a health risk to your family. Right now, only EOS and Life ionizers are approved as medical products by the US FDA.
You should also consider filtration. Enagic only uses a single carbon filter, which doesn’t filter out pharmaceutical drugs and other dangerous contaminants in the water. EOS uses a 16 stage dual filtration system to get your water clean before it is ionized.
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