Differences Between Korean Water Ionizers and Japanese Water Ionizers
What is the difference between a Japanese water ionizer and a Korean water ionizer? There are some companies that would like you to believe that there are huge differences. That’s usually because Japanese water ionizers are more expensive. And at one point in history, Japanese water ionizers were higher quality than Korean. But the truth is now there are good and bad manufacturers in both countries. You have to do your homework to make sure you are purchasing a quality water ionizer.
Water ionizers were first invented by the Russians who were using them to create a strong acidic water to put on crops. They discovered that the strong acidic water keep the bugs off of the crop leaves and thus they did not have to use chemicals that were damaging to the plants. The byproduct of making this acidic ionized water is an ionized alkaline water. When the Russians did test on this ionized alkaline water, they discovered that it had very similar properties to Waters found in their longevity Springs and other longevity Springs all around the world. Basically, if it was coming from a pristine spring or a glacial stream, the pH was about 9.5 and the negative orp, which measures the antioxidant level of the water, was about -300.
History of Modern Water Ionizers
The Russians invited Japanese businessmen to come check out their acidic ionized water for agricultural, but also introduced them to drinking alkaline ionized water. The Savvy Japanese businessman, recognizing that the alkaline ionized water was full of antioxidants, quickly devised a way to bring this healthy water to the masses. That’s when the first water ionizers were born.
The first water ionizers utilized two plates inside a cell that split the alkaline and acidic waters into separate containers. Then they would drink the alkaline ionized water. These were called batch water ionizers. Next, came flow through water ionizers where the water was able to flow across the plates inside an electrolysis chamber. The Japanese meticulously worked on the designs for these water ionizers and marketed them to the people of Japan so effectively that eventually one out of every three households had one.
The rest of the Asian market took notice of the fantastic sales happening in Japan, including Korea, and not-so-great opportunistic manufacturers attempted to copy the Japanese designs. These first copies coming from Korea and China and Taiwan were crude, had thin plates that burned out easily, and electrical systems that often failed, and soon a reputation was given that Japanese had the high quality water ionizers and the rest of the world did not.
Fast forward 30 years and now some of the best innovations in water ionizer technology is actually coming out of Korea. For example, EOS has redesigned switched-mode-power-supplies for both their DNA and their Genesis Steel water ionizers. The electrical current has never been cleaner, and the electrical power system has never run cooler. EOS has also added an ion exchange resin to their filters to remove fluoride and heavy metals for the first time inside a water ionizer.
Avoid Cheap Water Ionizers
There are low quality manufacturers in both countries. In Korea, the cheaper water ionizers are made in the south of Korea in cities like Busan. If your water ionizer is made in Busan, you might want to check to make sure that it is a quality water ionizer. The higher-quality manufacturers in Korea tend to hang out around Seoul. The same can be said for Japan. The higher-quality manufacturers tend to hang out around Tokyo whereas the lesser quality manufacturers reside in the South and North.
When researching water ionizers, you need to make sure that the plates are virtually pure platinum and titanium. If they are using any other metals to fill in for these noble metals, the plates will not last. You also need to make sure that the electrical system is switched mode power supply. If the manufacturer is using a transformer, the heat from that transformer will damage components over time and lead to an early demise for your water ionizer.
Cheaper water ionizers also tend to use one or two stage water filters and usually only one of them. So make sure that the filtration system in the water ionizer you are looking at has several stages that are designed to target different contaminants in your tap water. EOS water ionizers use a 16 stage dual filtration systems that remove 99.99 percent of the contaminants from your tap water.
The old adage that Japanese water ionizers are better than Korean water ionizers is simply not true. Korea has developed their own technology and innovations that push the science forward and have created the highest quality water ionizers on the market. EOS water ionizers use the highest quality plates, the best water filtration system, and the best electrical system. They are also a great value.
To your health!