Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about alkaline water, ionizers, filters or anything else related to Chanson? Here is a list of some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that we receive. If for any reason you are unable to find an answer here please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our water experts will respond to you within 24-48 hours.
What is ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential)?
Are the pH and ORP produced by a Chanson® water ionizer always the same?
Since water pressure from the faucet affects the production of alkaline water, it is important to confirm that genuine alkaline water is being produced by regularly checking that it is set to the correct pH level and checking for small bubbles.
Can I use a water ionizer if my source water is from a well?
Can I use a Chanson® alkaline water ionizer with a reverse osmosis (RO) system?
Can I make my baby's formula with alkaline ionized water?
Can you become too alkaline?
There is a disease called “alkalosis” where the body is over alkaline and less than 2% of the population is susceptible to this disease. If you do not eat well, do not drink healthy water, and do not exercise, then you can fall into that 2%. Alkalosis is a condition that only a doctor can diagnose, it has nothing to do with eating alkaline foods or drinking alkaline water, it is a reaction to a chronic toxic state.
The federal guidelines for tap water is that tap water be alkaline! That is right; tap water must be over 7 pH. It is very easy to see the pH of your body fluids, just go to your local drug or health food store and buy some urine pH test strips and test your first urine of the morning. If you are under 7 you are acidic no matter how much water you drink, and if you are over 7 you are alkaline. If you are at an 8 then you are on the high side of things. But we have never seen or heard of anyone hitting a pH of 8. The body has buffering mechanisms in place.
Keep in mind, 80% of the benefits of ionized water is not the pH, it is the ORP or antioxidant power. Hundreds of thousands of users have been drinking nothing but ionized alkaline water for many years, including Chanson Global co-founder Ronnie Ruiz (over ten years), and Chanson Taiwan president Mr. Liao for more than 30 years.
Soda, beer, coffee and juice (as well as almost all of the foods we eat) can have PH levels of 5 or lower. Alarmingly, one cup of coffee needs 20 glasses of ionized water to neutralize the acid consumed. Getting frustrated or angry also floods the body with acids, therefore it is not easy to take such an acidic environment and become over alkaline.
You asked for studies, but who will pay for this study? Certainly, no drug company will. Alternative products rarely have studies to back them up, but in our case, we have hundreds of studies specifically on ionized water and many of them can be seen in our articles section.
Ionized water has some critics out there but none are calling it dangerous, they only question its potential. One thing we do have is 30 years of clinical use in both Japan and Korea including hundreds of hospitals who administer the water, with zero claims of sickness or damage in any way. The same is true in the USA, although Americans have not been enjoying Chanson ionized water for as long.
One thing we can say for sure is that Chanson ionized water is safe and three decades in Japan and Korea have proved that, while Russians have safely been consuming ionized water for eight decades. We personally have a few thousand customers (most of which drink only the ionized water), and we have yet to receive any complaint regarding health for any reason. Drink with Confidence!
What is the "Cluster Theory" of Deoxidized Water?
For example, small clusters have active molecules that increase the capacity of water to dissolve elements (solubility), let elements pass through (permeability), and let heat and electric charge pass through (conduction). Electrolysis gives the water molecules similar charge, which causes them to repel each other and break apart.
Ionized alkaline water has clusters made up of five to six water molecules resulting in a lower molecular weight, better solubility, permeability, and conduction. Standard tap water contains about 12-15 water molecules per cluster.
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Is your water microclustered?
How does a water ionizer work?
Should I use acidic water or strong alkaline water to wash fruit and veggies ?
How can ionized water provide both excess oxygen and antioxidants if oxygen is oxidizing?
Won't my stomach acid render alkaline water consumption useless?
Can't I make my own alkaline water with lemon juice, baking soda or pH drops?
Is alkaline water a scam?
As a matter of fact, while most people in the United States haven’t heard of alkaline water or water ionizers, they have been around for a very long time and have a very reputable history of helping people and having many benefits.
Electrical energy pioneer Michael Faraday invented electrolysis in the 1800s. His device separated water into hydrogen and oxygen. Later Russia worked to improve the utilization of the technology and by 1966 the Japanese Health and Rehabilitation Ministry confirmed that alkaline ionized water was beneficial for health improvement and medical use.
Today over 30 million people in Asia use water ionizers to assist in their good health.
The use of ionized alkaline water to support and benefit good health is now becoming widely available to people in North America and Europe. Chanson has been selling and servicing water ionizers for over twenty years in Asia and as of 2011 has been manufacturing them for over 13 years. Chanson Water® USA has been able to expand the water ionizer revolution into seven English and Spanish speaking countries and continue to expand and help other international distributors join the water ionizer revolution every year.
Many medical studies have been done on the use and benefits of water ionizers and alkaline ionized water and clearly prove that alkaline ionized water is nothing close to a scam. We have many of the studies available here on our site for your review. We invite you to read them and then try one of our ionizers for yourself and see why we like to say that Chanson Water® is miracle water.
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If I live in a place where the tap water already has an alkaline pH, do I still need a water ionizer ?
The process of ionization also creates an abundance of free-radical fighting anti-oxidants which can help slow the aging process. Because the water clusters of ionized water are smaller than regular water, it is able to hydrate up to six times better than conventional water and better detoxify your cells. And finally, all tap water should be filtered before consuming, which is why we recommend a pre-filter in addition to an ionizer. (No ionizer brand, even with a dual filtration sediment on board filter can effectively remove all toxins.)
Isn't reverse osmosis (RO) the best water filtration process?
Essentially, R/O water is dead, lifeless, and never found in nature, and most bottled waters on the market today are made with R/O water.
Due to the removal of alkaline minerals, R/O water has an acidic pH level instead of a neutral or alkaline pH which municipal tap water sources mandate. It also has a positive oxidation reduction potential (or +ORP) value, which means it is oxidizing to the body and creates cell-damaging free radicals.
On the contrary, alkaline ionized water from a Chanson water ionizer takes the minerals that are present in your water and makes them more bioavailable, has an alkaline pH and an energizing, free-radical fighting -ORP. Chanson ionizers duplicate what happens in nature when water runs over rocks through electrolysis, separating alkaline and acidic ions in the water, leaving healthy, mineral-rich drinking water closer to what nature intended.
However, because the onboard filter(s) that all brands of water ionizers come with provide a level of filtration far inferior to R/O systems, we strongly recommend pairing a drinking water pre-filter with your water ionizer.