The average person’s body is made up of 50-65% water. That means for all practical purposes we are more than half water by makeup. Where do we get the water we are made up from? We get it from the things we drink, and the things we consume. For anyone who doesn’t think that the quality of the water that you drink is important, consider that whatever contaminants are in the water you drink, will eventually be floating around in you. That is why having water that is contaminant-free is so crucial to your overall health.
There are so many mixed messages and options for clean drinking water it is hard to know which types of water filtration systems are really what they claim to be. Kangen water and a reverse osmosis water filtration systems are just two of the options that you have for purified drinking water. They both come with their own claims, and advantages, but how much of their claims are true, and how much are hype? Is Kangen water really a way to prevent disease? Likewise, is reverse osmosis really “dead”water? It can be overwhelming to choose the right system. Each are expensive additions to your home, so before you purchase any filtration system it is important to know the facts.
What is Kangen water?
Kangen water is a relatively new product. Although around for decades, it seems to be increasing in popularity. Kangen filtration is a device that not only claims to filter your water, but to produce ionized acidic and alkaline waters through the process of electrolysis. The creators of Kangen water insist that it can, not only filter your tap water, it can turn water into a tool for your home. By altering the ionization of the water in your tap, you can use it for anything from beauty products to sanitizing your home. By changing the acidic or alkaline property of water it becomes an organic agent which is able to kill organisms such as bacteria and viruses. The health benefits claim to aid in the prevention of everything from cancer to autoimmune disease.
What is reverse osmosis?
Reverse osmosis is the type of system that is most commonly used in bottled water filtration production. Although complex, it works by applying pressure to overcome the osmotic pressure in water. It is able to remove different types of ions and molecules from solutions. The problem is that there are many tiny molecules which can pass through like those found in pesticides, chlorine and herbicides.
So what is the truth? The truth is that both kangen water and reverse osmosis have pros and cons. The biggest con of kangen water is the high price tag. The biggest con of reverse osmosis is that it produces water that may still contain tiny particles that are unhealthy, and in the process of filtration, it strips the water of many essential nutrients that the body needs to function optimally. Supplementation can make up for the nutrients which are taken out, but is that something you want to worry about? Deciding which one is best for you is really just a personal choice.