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1. There are a few very misleading water ionizers comparison sites now on the internet. These are not true comparison sites but sites put up by an importer to make sales by showing dishonest or misleading information.
It pays to check the “facts” and talk with internet dealers that sell many brands for their opinion of what is best and the most reliable. AlkaViva tries to hold a high ground, but will provide independent comparison test results from a truly Independent Laboratory upon request.
2. Copy models from China/Taiwan are beginning to show up in the USA and EU.
Be careful of products that have not been made for the USA or EU market and have no track record here.
These models can disappear as quickly as they have appeared, leaving customers without any backup service, filters or parts.
we have been around for more than 23 years
3. AlkaViva water ionizers are still some of the few water ionizers to always give alkaline water (even when cleaning electrodes). This patented system means that there is no waiting, no risk of drinking acid water by mistake and also means that scale build up on the plates is minimized -> ALWAYS TOP water ionization PERFORMANCE & INCREASED DURABILITY.
4. ** Most water ionizer units use only genuine Platinum Titanium. This is because Platinum is by far the most effective and stable element for water ionization.
Some models made in Taiwan(i.e:CHANSON) are using Platinoiridium or Platinum mixed with Iridium. They don’t use platinum titanium because platinum titanium is 7 times more expensive than iridium. The Japanese and Korean governments do not allow any company to sell iridium for drinking water applications because it is bad for your health. The EP units made for the US market do not use iridium while the same models in Taiwan/China do use iridium.
Also there are new models on the market using ‘white gold’ for their plating. This is very misleading as there is no such thing as “white gold” since gold is always yellow. “White gold”, in fact, is actually an amalgam and contains at least 62% silver and other minerals. Platinum is about $1250 an ounce while Silver is about $12 an ounce. Obviously all the Japanese manufacturers and Jupiter Science etc would use “white gold” if it was any good.
Some companies use cheap electrodes/plates that are dipped in iridium instead of been baked which is a more expensive and effective method.
more about water ionizers electrodes
5. A few manufactures make a lot of profit from replacement filters.
While most brands have reasonable water filter prices there are some that don’t. But regardless why buy an water ionizer if the water filter does not remove most of the contaminants in the water?
We now offer for FREE our ULTRAWATER filters, in addition to the standard factory water filters, that will remove ALL known water contaminants (including Chlorine, chloramine, Fluorides, pharmaceuticals, nitrates, etc) with an OUTSTANDING 99.9% accuracy -lab testing proof available
Ultrawater offers the BEST possible water filtration from ALL known water contaminats with an outstanding precision of 99.9% , including chlorine, chloramines nitrates, fluoride , etc), but WITH healthy, natural minerals to pass (we even remineralize water)(as opposed to dangerous distilled & purified water (i.e.Reverse Osmosis) our water is a fountain of HEALTH, detoxifying your body without depleting it from essential minerals
6.Don’t be fooled by thinking “bigger, is better”.
With electronics quite the opposite is true (consider how the radio, camera, computer and TV have evolved). Effective conductivity is the primary determinant – NOT electrode size – of effective delivery of voltage into the water needed to create electrolysis. The larger electrodes draw 3-4 times more power DECREASING the electrode life with NO additional benefit to the water quality. See our report on “Why Bigger is Not Better” Here
Generally the larger electrodes have poorer conductivity due to inferior plating processes or the grade of materials, so they have to be larger.
Similar things can be said about extreme pH or ORP values
As opposed to other brands that focus on producing wide range of pH & ORP, though ALL our water ionizers can and will produce ionized water with wide range of pH & ORP , ALL our water ionizers are designed to optimally ionize your water – with a unique history of over 30 years research and experience , collaborations with hospitals , medical centers, specialists and researchers,we think that what nature creates should be a reference point .NATURALLY occurring alkaline and ionized water is NOT generally over pH 9 nor does it have artificially high – ORP. We know – we went to Vilcabamba, Ecuador to meet with the people in the Valley of Longevity and tested their water. If interested, please ask for our FREE DVD on this trip contact us or leave your mail address( we will not share it with anyone)
Experts do NOT recommend drinking water over pH 9.5 -such as Dr. Theodore Baroody (author Alkalize or Die), Dr. Robert O. Young (The pH Miracle), Sang Wang (Reverse Aging) and the Korean FDA plus Japanese Ministry of Health.
7. When looking at what brand to buy look also at the level and quality of ongoing support you will be getting.
This point can not be emphasized enough. In the last years alone, approximately 8 new water ionizers manufacturers have come and gone in the market
With AlkaViva you buy with absolute certainty that your company will be around to support you – long after the other Johnny-come-latelys have left some people high and dry.
We will be there for any ongoing support.0
8. By US tested we mean that the company have been selling in the USA for at least one year. It takes a number of years to show that a water ionizer is reliable (less to show it is not).
9. We do NOT recommend models that use UV lighting as a means for moving bacteria or viruses. UV light has to shine through a clear surface but in time these surfaces tend to become opaque or dirty (especially where there is hard water). Also the UV bulb may stop working and UV light may not work well with fast water flow. In comparison anti-bacterial filters will always work at optimum strength as long as they are replaced in time. All water ionizers that use water filters have a water filter counter inbuilt.
10. inbuilt ORP meters. Although a good idea this is still only at this stage gimmickry. It is very hard to get an accurate ORP reading and an ORP meter needs to regularly recalibrated and cleaned (since its points quickly get oxidized). In our tests using water ionizers with inbuilt ORP we found that the readings were very inaccurate and misleading when compared to the results from a proper ORP meter.
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