Critical Kangen Water Issues and PROBLEMS (Buyer Beware!)

Article Last Updated: November 2023

Kangen Water Review: The PROBLEMS You Must Know

I don’t recommend using Kangen as way to get your alkaline water.

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This is because the outrageous price they request is essentially you paying extra for their business model.

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It can be said that the model looks like a pyramid scheme. Enagic hires multiple layers of network marketers who receive part of the commission.

It operates similar to a pyramid scheme and this business model inflates the price that you pay.

This means that salespeople are also encouraged to recruit other salespeople and get a cut of their commission.

The chain of sales never ends and every “referee” gets a cut, which makes the product ridiculously expensive.

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There are also many reports of false claims of health benefits and terrible customer service when things go wrong.

(Further reading article: Kangen Water Review: Pyramid Schemes SCAM and RIP OFF).

Kangen Water Benefits?

While there is still a lack of proven scientific research, some advocates of alkaline water believe in the following benefits of alkaline water:

Green Plus ArrowAlkaline water has extremely moisturizing properties compared to normal water. This can be a beneficial beverage for people who exercise daily and need more water in their body. Tyent Faucet Sink Installation

Green Plus ArrowScientifically, the water molecules in alkaline water (as with water in general) are smaller and more easily absorbed by your cells, which helps your body regenerate quickly.

Green Plus ArrowAlkaline water contains many powerful antioxidants that can help prevent the growth of free radicals that damage cells in the body, which can accelerate the aging process.

Green Plus ArrowSome people say that alkaline water contains several minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, which are important for maintaining healthy bones.

Green Plus ArrowThe benefits of alkaline water include increasing immunity. Your immune system can help neutralize the acidity in your body caused by stress, poor diet and environmental toxins.

Green Plus ArrowOne of the key benefits of alkaline water is that it can help neutralize the acidity in our body by reducing the excess acidity in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract.

What is Alkaline Water?

The pH (potential hydrogen) of a substance is the measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions water contains.

The pH scale varies from 0 to 14. This is based on the concentration of hydrogen ions in pure water that is neutral. A pH of 7. A pH below 7 is considered an acid and a pH greater than 7 is called alkaline.

UCE 11 Fuacet with 11 PlatesThe more hydrogen ions present, the more acidic the solution and the lower the pH.

On the other hand, a lower hydrogen concentration means that the water solution is more basic and therefore has a higher pH.

Now the term “alkaline” is used interchangeably with “basic”, even though they are not exactly the same.

Alkaline compounds are things (for example, salts, metals) that, when added to water, make it more basic.

pH ScaleWater always contains a certain amount of dissolved solids (for example, inorganic salts such as magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium,) that affect the pH.

Tyent ACE 13 PlatesThe higher the dissolved solids, the more alkaline the water. The pH of the tap water is close to 7. While the water with more alkaline compounds has a pH of 8 or 9.

The notion is that alkaline water is sometimes medicinal.

This makes it suitable for optimal health seems to be based on the conviction that acidic properties in the body and in the blood are the cause of diseases and should be neutralized. If this is true then it makes sense to believe that a more alkaline body leads to better health.

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The benefits of alkaline water are numerous. Considering all the ways in which drinking alkaline water can improve your health, it is a wonder that more people have not made the change.mrwatergeek winner badge

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They are very expensive but still cheaper than Kangen. They also offer a 75 day money back guarantee and lifetime warranty.

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The alkaline water machine that has the best reviews and provides the best customer experience is the Platinum Ionizer Alkaline Water Machine.

However, the ACE-13 was my previous favorite but my new favorite is the Tyent UCE-13 PLUS. It works under the counter with a high tech faucet above the counter.

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  1. I have a Econominder Ulta V whole house water purification system that uses rock salt or potassium pellet Regeneration tank. I moved it from my other house and have not hooked it up for some years. Can this be converted to produce Alkaline water? Being on a tight budget, I would like a Tyent System but the coming up with a $4K nut is not possible.

  2. I find it confusing to hear that some dentists strongly encourage fluoride and tell not to rinse afterwards, and others fiercely believe the exact opposite, trust me, I have been to both over the years, including having hear the same being told to my children. Some countries put fluoride in their tap water, other have done so and taken it out again.
    I find the same with titanium, some say it is very dangerous, and now I read this is the exact product that the plates are made of. What I am supposed to think, as we cannot all be scientists, and work this out for ourselves, without putting trust in others that genuinely want to help us lead better and healthier lives.
    What are we to think??
    What is your more specialised feedback?
    We are researching currently into this alkaline water thing, as friends have bought a machine and are about to try a bag. Can this water be kept in glass, ceramic, metal and plastic bottles if the kids want to take it to school for the day for example?
    Can it be carbonated?
    Thanks for your help!

  3. Just checking to see if you received my questions regarding Kangen’s claim of being the only medical grade system on the market (how is this determined, is it worth the $) and if any water ionizer company has conducted a water toxicity/heavy metal test using their machine? Is that accessible? Beyond the benefits of a water ionization machine, I would like to also remove heavy metal toxins, chemicals from our water. Do either Tyent or Kangen (or any) water ionizer machine accomplish this? If this isn’t a viable source to ask questions, do you know where I can find this information out? Thank you. What’s the turn around time to hear back?

    1. I replied your previous comment 🙂 but the quality of the ionized water is determined by the quality and number of the plates so yes, a high number of better quality plates is worth more $$

      It is hard to find any information about water toxicity/heavy metal test but it is illegal for a company to make false claims about being able to treat a specific toxin so I generally trust the claims that Tyent make.

      Stay hydrated,

  4. 1) Can you please speak to Kangen having the only water ionizers in the world that are a certified Medical Grade Device. What is this claim based on? Is that worth the cost?
    2) Is there a water ionizer machine that has specifically addressed (and can provide evidence) on removing toxins and heavy metals?
    3) Kangen water is considered “micro-clustered water” (5-6 molecules). Do all water ionizing machines micro-cluster and to what molecular level?

    I appreciate your help and apologize for redundant questions that you may have already posted. I’m overwhelmed with brands and information. We live in the city, so in addition to seeking the benefits of electronically reduced, hydrogen rich water, I want to remove the heavy metals and toxins from our water. Many thanks!

    1. Hi Catherine

      1) No, I do not believe Kangen are the only water ionizers to be certified medical grade because I know Tyent ionizers also come with medical-grade plates.

      2) Tyent’s 4-stage chromium-6 filters remove 99% of lead, 99% of Chromium-6, 99% of mercury, beryllium, uranium, fluoride etc. I have this information from previous research into this brand but their website is not the most user-friendly to find this kind of specific information. However, here is a list of their certificates and accreditations.

      3) See answer 2.

      Stay hydrated,

  5. Hello, thanks for your information; I’m actually in the midst of making a choice for a Tyent or Enagic machine, and I do appreciate all your knowledge; I do sense/feel too though your strong ‘preference’ for one brand over the other; tell me the companies you’re promoting are not paying you commission? I have NOT an issue with that at all, just figuring out the most honest/neutral review.
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Giorgia

      Yes most of the products reviewed on this site pay a commission on qualifying sales.

      However, the information would be 100% the same even if this was not the case.

      Here is a more detailed review of Enagic/Kangen vs Tyent that I think you might find helpful.

      Stay hydrated,

  6. He’s right there isn’t a lot of studies on alkaline water but that’s not only what kangen water is. It’s electrolyzed reduced water which is backed my hundreds of studies on pubmed. The evidence is out there. Mr water geek is either not a water geek or trying to make sure people don’t buy kangen. Kangen is and always will be supreme and well worth the investment whether you join the business or not. Extremely good technology. The business side of kangen is not a pyramid scheme either. It’s a one of a kind business model. Pyramid scheme are illegal and kangen has been around for decades.

    *Side not* If you have a kangen machine, then you don’t need reverse osmosis. Hooking a Kangen up to the tap water works wonders. In fact reverse osmosis water is very acidic and tends to pull nutrients from the body! Be careful!

    1. I believe it can’t be a pyramid scheme because they have an actual product. But I think they are pricey because the business opportunity side, where people can make enough money to quit their job, is a giant part of the idea behind the company.

  7. Luke, we live in a resort that has it’s own water system. It is a reverse osmosis system. Would a kanga type system work with RO? Thanks, Dan Koch. Please send me an email for an answer.

    1. Hi Daniel

      Yes you can use both systems.

      It simply means the reverse osmosis system will filter your water first and then the ionizer machine will treat it again before turning it alkaline.

      I don’t recommend Kangen, their machines are way over-priced for what is essentially outdated technology.

      If you don’t like the Tyent offer mentioned in this article, then please seek other options. Almost anything is better than Kangen!

      Stay hydrated,

  8. The only reason why other companies TRY to compare themselves with Enagic and Kangen Water is because they know it’s the best and there’s no competition when you have the gold standart from the WQA and the water being recognized as a medical grade one… so… that pretty much says it all. Be really aware of what you ingest, water is really important.
    What is the composition of Tyen’s plates? you know those materials are expensive if they have the quality needed to keep the human health safe 🙂

    1. Hi Jose

      Can you provide some evidence or facts to support your claims? If your evidence is convincing, I’m happy to change my mind and update this article.

      Tyent’s medical grade plates are from titanium dipped and baked in platinum. These are the highest quality on the market right now. WQA is impressive but Tyent has something like 20 different accreditations and awards from reputable names like: ANSI, CE and they are rated A+ on the BBB.

      Again, I’m happy to be proved wrong.

      Stay hydrated,

      1. I’m looking at this article wondering why you act like having the possibility of earning a commission is a bad thing.. I’m a new owner and my LeVeLUK501PL Continuous Ionized Electrolysis Water Generator, having 3 ISO certifications and many other perks. It’s not a pyramid scheme because there’s nothing scheming about it. Enagic’s business plan that comes with any of their machines has principals that are deeply rooted in physical health, financial health, and spiritual health. Kangen provides a buyer access to achieving all three of these 3 possibilities. The whole point is to assist others in achieving vitality, and possibly of living a better life by clearing out that brain fog that most of us experience sometimes! The possibilities are truly endless and I’ve gotten more benefits than what I paid for.

        1. Hi Drex

          There is absolutely nothing wrong with earning a commission from the work you do I just take issue with the fact that at least 50% of the price tag is paid out in comissions and Enagic make their own profit on top of that.

          Comparable machines with a similar tech specification only cost a couple hundred bucks.

          If people are aware of this and still happy to pay this extortionate price when they could get much better value then I have no problem with this – so long as it’s an informed choice.

          Stay hydrated,

        2. Amazon pays him that’s why…It’s monopoly. Amazon wants the whole world. What they have is not enough! Why would anyone else deserve to work had and be profitable right? ONLY AMAZON lol.

          Love: Stay Hydrated!

          1. Hi Mary

            I don’t understand what you mean.

            This article does NOT link to products on Amazon? The audiobook offers yes, but the smaller companies I link to e.g. Tyent, WaterForLifeUSA, Berkey, AquaTru etc.. have NOTHING to do with Amazon and are NOT monopolies??

            Stay hydrated,

  9. I heard to different systems to and prices. More than $5000. For household. It’s in health stores. I have salt rocks, softener and salt for clr. I buy bottles of alkaline from Walmart especially during coronovirus cause it helps with some bacteria etc, what the best, and prices?

    1. Hi Lisa

      If you’re looking for the cheapest Alkaline machines then they will most likely have fewer plates, a lower spec and the filters will not be as good. However, I’ve seen reasonable ionizers from $1695 (this is the current sale price, it might go up).

      Personally I think if you’re going to spend that much money it’s worth saving up or using flexible payments to get something that is of better quality and comes with lifetime warranty like the Tyent offer mentioned in this article.

      Stay hydrated,

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