Beware of Counterfeit or Imitation Kangen Water Ionizers

I purchased other ionizers prior to Enagic and they were JUNK!!

None of them lasted more than 18 months!

Back then, as a health care practitioner, (who researched on the internet, lol), I warned my clients not to be sucked into that Kangen Water company that was so expensive.

Well, my great research ended up as great lessons for me and hopefully, great advice for others in what NOT to do!
Beware of Counterfeit or Imitation Kangen Water Ionizers
Beware of Counterfeit or Imitation Kangen Water Ionizers
Don't be fooled by the imitation or counterfeit ionizer machines that claim to be the same or better than the Kangen Water machines manufactured by Enagic. Despite clever online marketing, propaganda and demonization falsely claiming Kangen Water is inferior or not that great, I will instead show you specific reasons why Kangen Water is not only superior, it is the true champion.

First, the so-called "competition" will try and fool people with disinformation in to believing that the Enagic machines cost more because of the included business opportunity. This business opportunity is automatically included when someone purchases a Kangen Water machine, whether the purchaser wants to refer others or not. This referral program is included at no additional charge or fees and is optional to pursue. You do not have to refer others but if or when you refer someone, the company mails you a referral check. Frequently then, as you search the far corners of the internet, you will come across false information demonizing those who promote Kangen Water as being greedy or being scam artists simply because of this added benefit of being able to receive referral checks when an Enagic unit is sold.

Enagic machines truly are manufactured with higher quality materials and engineering than the knock-offs, thus producing higher quality water, and lasting a longer period of time, which can therefore make the price of Kangen Water machines higher.

Additionally however, the Enagic units may be sold at a higher price than knock-offs but actually cost less overall than these counterfeits. Because the imitation machines produce a lower-quality water due to lesser quality materials and engineering, therefore resulting in a profit margin or mark-up that is regularly higher than the Enagic products and also resulting in a shorter period of time that the cheaply made product will work producing lesser quality water before breaking, as will be explained.

Kangen is a Japanese word for "Return to Origin". Simply put, Kangen Water is the very best water found in nature and can be reproduced in the home using a process called electrolysis or ionization.

Electrolysis is the use of electricity to change dead acidic water into living, alkalizing water. (See: "Two Different Kinds of Alkaline Water").

I know buying a Kangen Water "machine" seems counter-intuitive that a "machine" creates natural water but it is the very best water found in nature. This process of electrolysis, which occurs in nature such as when lighting strikes, produces the very best water planet earth creates. This very best water that nature creates is highly antioxidant among other things and can be found in some rare or hard to get to locations around the world such as a well-known spring in Lourdes, France or the glacial-melt water found high up in the mountains. Kangen Water machines use electrolysis to create this same natural antioxidant water fresh on a daily basis in your own home.

The cheaper imitation machines are actually regularly marked up more than the Enagic ones. For example, a "cheaper" $1500 knock-off will normally have a higher profit margin than the Enagic units since the cheaper machines have lesser quality and lesser costly materials and engineering in the manufacturing of their "Made in Korea" units.

The price of Kangen Water machines are not inflated because of the referral program but actually deflated due to this referral program. This is the Free Market in action. If Kangen Water machines were sold in stores they would seriously cost $10,000 or more.

The medical grade platinum, used on the plates that conduct the electrical charge through the water, costs about $2,000 an ounce. The mark-up on the Kangen Water machines are less than 3 times. Whereas many retail products found in stores have mark-ups from 5 times up to 100 times such as bottled water. It only costs 1 penny to manufacture the plastic bottle and fill it with dead, acidic water and yet these bottles frequently sell for about $1. That is a mark-up of 100 times in this scenario.

Here below are some standard mark-ups I have found for different products and here is a great video by Curtis Goble explaining mark-ups on products: 

* Athletic Shoes
Manufacture Cost: $1
Price Sold: $100
Mark-up: 100 times

* Bottled Water
Manufacture Cost: 1 cent
Price Sold: 99 cents
Mark-up: 99 times

Manufacture Cost: 70 cents
Price Sold: $19.99
Mark-up: 29 times

* Furniture
Manufacture Cost: $100
Price Sold: $799
Mark-up: 8 times

* Building Construction
Manufacture Cost: $200,000
Price Sold: $1 Million
Mark-up: 5 times

* Kangen Water Machine SD501 by Enagic
Manufacture Cost: $1400
Price Sold: $3980
Mark-up: 2.85 times
(Source: Click Here)

So because there is the referral program included then the cost of these devices is actually driven down as people communicate with each other home to home, family to family, friend to friend, heart to heart and spread the good news about this Living water (See: "Two Different Kinds of Alkaline Water").

Currently you can also finance the units for as low as $45 a month.

Here is a great video presentation I can't recommend highly enough that explains the ionizer competition by Dr. Michael Donaldson here:  Check out the part at about the 21 minute mark where he goes over a very important formula, which will also be covered as you continue reading but not in as great of detail as Dr. Michael covers in his presentation, so I recommend you watch his presentation when you get a chance.

Dr. Michael said he bought or tried about 9 other machines from different companies and the only one that produced the water that worked was the Enagic SD501. Amazed that the Kangen Water worked when the water from the other machines did not, he researched to find out why. So again, I highly recommend you watch his presentation when you get a chance.

And since that time, the Enagic K8 model came out after the SD501.

There are 3 main things you want to look for when comparing ionizers.

1. Quality of the electrode plates.
2. Total surface area of the plates.
3. Power supply.

Knock-off machines have an inferior power supply. You need a lot of electricity to properly restructure the water on the molecular level and break off the hydrogen atom from the H2O water molecule.

See a video I made showing the process of the hydrogen atom being disassociated from the H2O water molecule here:

Also watch and listed to this "Fire Experiment" video showing that the process of electrolysis is indeed splitting the H20 water molecule into H2 (dissolved hydrogen) and -OH here:

FIRE EXPERIMENT: Why Kangen H2 Water Makes Popping Sound, Tap Water Does Not - Tim McGaffin II
FIRE EXPERIMENT: Why Kangen H2 Water Makes Popping Sound, Tap Water Does Not

The SD501 has 230 Watts, 2.5 amps and 623 sq centimeters of surface area on the plates.

Typically, I have found knockoffs have less amps when compared to the Enagic ionizers and less surface area on their electrode plates and lower quality metals used for their plates.

I asked one competitor, that frequently demonizes Enagic, how many amps their machines have and they said they didn't know.

They could never answer my question about how many amps their machines have.

And it's fine if they are being honest and really do not know an answer to a question. But I would appreciate it if they would at least try to find out the answer, which is the common-sense thing to do if you are trying to earn business from a customer.
However, not only did they fail to even attempt to honestly answer my question but they became very rude and unprofessional as they continually called me names in an attempt to bully and intimidate me. All because I was asking how many amps their machines have.

When they asked why I wanted to know how many amps their machines have. I explained that once I found out the number of amps, then I could determine how many Potential Electrolysis Units (PEUs) their machines produce.

The formula is Amps multiplied by Watts multiplied by Square Surface Area of the Plates (A x W x Sa = PEUs). When you multiply watts by amps by surface area you get a unit of electrical measurement called a PEU which stands for Potential Electrolysis Unit.

And this is the key: You need a minimum of 250,000 PEU's to create stable ionized water.

This is so important so let me repeat: In order to create stable ionized water you need a minimum of 250,000 PEU's (Potential Electrolysis Units).

This competing company falsely told me the formula is watts multiplied by plates. This is incorrect because if you have "up to" 800 watts as they claimed but only .5 amps then that reduces in half the amount of wattage supplied.

And what does "up to" 800 watts mean? Either you have 800 watts or you don't. I'll revisit this question shortly with the answer as to why they say "up to" a certain number.

Then when you figure out that their plates are smaller, you will see they do not have 250,000 PEUs.

So since these imitation machines do not have enough electrical power, then they can't properly ionize the water and thus they typically must add in inorganic minerals to the water when it runs through their filters to artificially raise the pH, similar to baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).

On the other side of things, the Kangen Water machine, SD501 has 230 Watts x 2.5 Amps x 623 cm of square surface plate area = 358,225 PEUs.

The SD501 has 358,225 PEU's.

In comparison, knock-offs regularly only have about 15,000 PEU's or about 4% of the power that the SD501 supplies.

4% is not enough to create stable ionized water, therefore competitors add inorganic minerals to the water when the water flows through their filters to make the water "alkaline" since they don't have enough electricity to get the job done. Or in other words, the water picks up inorganic minerals when it flows through one of the filters that contains inorganic minerals, which are meant to be picked up by the water to artificially raise the pH.

There is a difference between alkaline and alkaLIZED. (See: "Two Different Kinds of Alkaline Water")

Kangen Water is alkaLIZED meaning the water is restructured on a molecular level through electricity. The H2O molecule has been split into H2 and -OH. This electrical process of restructuring the water molecules is called electrolysis. The H2 is diatomic hydrogen or dissolved hydrogen, which is a superior antioxidant. And the -OH is active oxygen which has other benefits.

"Alkaline" water which has not gone through electrolysis, has not been changed through electricity, it has instead been changed through a chemical process. The structure of the water hasn't changed in this type of alkaline water. Rather, you're just drinking water that contains an alkaline substance in it.

You can add arsenic to water to make it "alkaline". Just because something is alkaline, doesn't mean it's good for you. Water that has gone through a knock-off ionizer, which doesn't have enough Potential Electrolysis Units (PEUs), simply has had an alkaline substance, such as inorganic minerals, added to the water to artificially raise the pH. These substances can be added to the water when it flows through one of the filters within the unit.

And remember above where I asked the question, "What does 'up to' 800 watts mean?" Either it has the watts or it doesn't.

Well the answer is that the power supply of the Enagic ionizers produces a constant supply of electrical charge to conduct through the water continuously in order to split that H2O into H2 and -OH.

Whereas the knock-offs do not produce a constant and continuous electrical current into the water because if they did their units would overheat and their plates would become scorched or melt due to the lower quality of materials used and engineering. They're called knock-offs for a reason. This is why I believe they told me "up to" 800 watts because their units only send interrupted electrical charges into the water, not continuous throughout. For example, if you ran water through the knock-off ionizer for 10 seconds but only send an electrical current into the water for 1 of those 10 seconds, how much, if any of that water is getting ionized? (See a fantastic video by Curtis Goble demonstrating this difference between quality and power supply here:

Speaking of quality, Enagic is the only ionizer company in the world currently which has been awarded the coveted Gold Seal Certification from the Water Quality Association or WQA.

You can see the Gold Seal Certification from the Water Quality Association by clicking HERE.

And being a member of the WQA is not the same thing as being awarded the Gold Seal Certification as you will hear the knock-offs say they are a member of the WQA just like Enagic, knowing full well they don't have the Gold Seal Certification.

The WQA puts these machines through rigorous testing to make sure nothing leeches from the plastic, that the water doesn't become toxic, that the quality of the water that comes out of the machine on the 1,000+ gallon etc., after running the unit non-stop for hours and hours, is the same quality as the first gallon.

All the other ionizers have not passed all the tests from the WQA to earn the Gold Seal Certification so what does that tell you?

Later, this competitor that demonizes Enagic, told me I could find the answer to my question of how many amps their machines have somewhere on their blog.

Somewhere on their blog?

But when I look at their website at that time, there is no mention anywhere of any blog.

Then when I simply asked, via their online chat, for the blog URL website address or a direct link to the info about their amps in writing, not only could they not even provide to me their nonexistent blog website address but they also made the chat box disappear and the next thing I know the page refreshes and it says they blocked my IP address.

Later still, this company somehow finds out my phone number and then calls me and leaves a voicemail threatening me and telling me that I am harassing them when I ask questions and to stop asking them questions.

Even this company's "trusted" reviews from TrustPilot are a scam.

I posted a negative review. A relatively short time later TrustPilot asks me to verify if I had a genuine experience with the company or they'll remove my review if I cannot verify according to their criteria. So I send them screenshots of the chats, forwarded them the chat transcripts, and emails.

Trust Pilot thanks me for verifying I had a genuine experience and allows my review to stay published but only for 2 more days when they then delete my review saying they later found out I'm a competitor of this other company.

And I bet even if I wasn't promoting Enagic, they would have still come up with some other bogus reason to delete my review. Because what does it matter that I believe in a product other than theirs? Are there not many examples in life when we buy products or do business with competing companies in all sorts of markets?

This is why you don't see any negative reviews older than 2 weeks. And then after a little time goes by they figure out some excuse to delete those too.

But lucky for them I have decided to resurrect my review, that was published and then deleted, by copying and pasting it here below. And in the below-pasted review, I switched out the name of the company with "Anonymous company that demonizes Enagic".

---Start of Review---

[Anonymous company that demonizes Enagic] is extremely rude. I used their chat service and when I started asking questions about how many amps their machines used, they started calling me names and telling me to go to bed. They never answered my question about the amps. They never answered my question if they have the WQA Gold Seal Certification. And they never answered my questions about what does "up to" 540 or 800 watts means? Why does it always say "up to" when speaking about watts?

I took screenshots of their very rude and unprofessional behavior.

They also are liars and spread disinformation or misinformation about other competitor companies in the ionizer industry.

When I told them I was taking screenshots of the chat, then the chat suddenly ended and the chat screen disappeared.

They asked why I wanted to know the amps of their machines. I said because then I can figure out how many Potential Electrolysis Units or PEU's their machines use. An ionizer needs 250,000 PEU's to be able to disassociate the Hydrogen atom off of the H2O water molecule. This is a formula of amps multiplied by watts multiplied by square Surface Area of the plates (W x A x Sa).

If you have "up to" 800 watts and only .5 amps then you don't have 800 watts, you have 400 watts.

They can never tell me how many amps their machines use. This is because they don't want people to know their machines don't have enough electrical power to ionize the water properly. And since they don't have enough power, their filters simply add in some inorganic mineral or alkaline substance to the water similar to baking soda to artificially raise the pH of the water. This is very deceptive because they are preying on people's lack of knowledge about their products to make a quick buck.

Therefore they resort to name calling and intimidation and bullying and even worse, they resort to invading privacy and spying.

The thing that was really creepy is that they made comments about me indicating they knew who I was even though I used the chat as an anonymous user. So I don't know how they knew who I was. But they are using some very "1984" totalitarian surveillance technology which is violating my privacy.

Then I went back on to their chat a couple days later and here is the transcript of the chat that I emailed to myself and I copy and paste here:

Chat started on 20 Sep 2017, 05:50 PM (GMT+0)
(05:50:05) *** Visitor 80363598 joined the chat ***
(05:50:07) [Anonymous company that demonizes Enagic]: Up to 30% off with the "End of Summer BLOWOUT Sale" New Life MXL 2018 models are now available! Ask us for details. Highest Quality - 5 Star Reviews - 75 Day Trial (USA and Canada) - Custom Filtration - Financing Options - 21 Years in Business - A+ BBB. Are you ready to start benefiting?
(05:51:12) Visitor 80363598: I see your machines list "up to" a certain amount of watts but I can't find any information on how many amps your machines have.
(05:51:31) *** Natasha joined the chat ***
(05:52:01) Natasha : Are you looking into any machine particular?
(05:52:26) Visitor 80363598: I'm trying to find out what is your best machine.
(05:53:42) Natasha : (URL direct link to the machine)
(05:53:49) Visitor 80363598: Thank you.
(05:54:42) Visitor 80363598: Does that machine say how many amps it has? I can't find it.
(05:56:24) Natasha : Amperage in regards to what?
(05:57:14) Visitor 80363598: In regard to amps.
(05:58:26) Visitor 80363598: All electrical devices use watts and amps such as my portable power station I use to jumpstart cars or power portable devices when camping. I need to know the amps in addition to the watts to figure out a products true electrical power.
(06:00:13) Natasha : About 6.667 Amps.
(06:01:44) Visitor 80363598: Thank you. Can you provide that information to me in writing somewhere on your website perhaps?
(06:06:49) Natasha : It should be available on our blog
(06:07:21) Visitor 80363598: Can you provide me the direct link?
(06:09:52) *** Natasha left the chat ***

As you can see they first tried to evade the question, then finally answered the question with a lie of 6.667 amps. When I ask for a direct link or for the website to the blog they simply end the chat. Why can't you give me the website address to your blog?

A lot of the reviews on this site are incentivized in some way in my opinion, reviewers are given something if they make a positive review of a very poor company. This is my opinion because my experience with this company has always been very poor since I always ask how many amps their machines have and they treat me very poorly whenever I ask this question.

Try it our for yourself. Go to their website, use their chat service and ask them how many amps their machines have and see how they treat you. They won't answer, they'll evade the question, try to change the subject, flat out lie, call you names, and then ban your IP address.

---End of Review---

NOTE: At the time of my experience(s), this company did not have a blog, at least not one I could find anywhere so this is why I asked for the URL to their blog as shown above. Now currently this company does have a blog.

I also mentioned this anonymous company lies and spreads disinformation. Here are just a few current examples among countless others:

1. This company falsely claims Enagic uses a chemical additive, "Calcium glycerophosphate", to make the drinking waters.

The truth is Enagic uses zero additives in making its drinking waters. The drinking waters are made purely from electricity restructuring the molecules (electrolysis).

Enagic does use a salt solution when making the 2.5 pH and 11.5 pH waters. And this is because salt plus electricity plus water makes Hypochlorous Acid, which is an extremely powerful disinfectant that has been proven in third party lab tests to kill things like MRSA, flesh eating bacteria, staph, salmonella, e. coli, among others.

Bleach doesn't even kill MRSA but Hypochlorous Acid does. And you can use Hypochlorous Acid as a natural mouthwash and teeth whitener and you can't put bleach in your mouth but Hypochlorous Acid you can put in your mouth. For more info on Hypochlorous Acid and how truly valuable it is, watch Dr. Michael Donaldson's excellent video presentation here:

Enagic ionizers can make 2.5 pH water and 11.5 pH water without using the salt solution but without salt you can't make Hypochlorous Acid. Just plain 2.5 pH water without the addition of salt kills very few germs and bacteria by itself whereas Hypochlorous Acid has been proven to kill the most dangerous germs and bacteria.

I have included some photos of the ATS Labs study testing the effectiveness of the Kangen 2.5 pH Strong Acidic Water (
Hypochlorous Acid) as a disinfectant here below. (You can click on each image to make it bigger):

Kangen 2.5 pH Strong Acidic Water study 1 of  3
Kangen 2.5 pH Strong Acidic Water study 1 of 2

Kangen 2.5 pH Strong Acidic Water study 2 of  3
Kangen 2.5 pH Strong Acidic Water study 2 of 2

2. This company currently claims Enagic replacement filters cost $180. This is another false claim. You can go to the online Enagic shop and see the replacement filters do not cost $180.

3. This company currently claims for the power supply, Enagic uses, "Transformers" while failing to mention the rest of the power supply components and engineering. And acting as if "Transformers" are bad using terms such as "outdated" and "old technology". The truth is Enagic uses for its power supply a Transformer plus a SMPS plus a Condenser.

To most people this information about power supply and everything technical goes over their heads and this is precisely how knock-off companies are able to prey upon uninformed consumers. I'm simply pointing out what these knock-offs say many times is purposeful misinformation or disinformation so don't take what is said as the gospel truth until you're able to inform yourself with the truth.

Again, if you would like to know why Enagic uses a Transformer plus a SMPS plus a Condenser for its power supply and everything else, in greater detail then I highly encourage you to watch Dr. Michael's excellent presentation here:

To sum it up, all you have to do is ask yourself the question, "Why would a knock-off company blatantly lie?"

Your answer, whatever it is, should be all the proof you need to beware of the so-called competition.

Don't be fooled by the lies, propaganda and clever marketing tactics of the "competition".

This article is not meant to be a comprehensive beginning to end collection of research and data but rather it is meant to be a sharing of my voice and testimony about this living Kangen Water.

When I first found out about this water, my wife, Cheri, was 8 months pregnant. We never even tried the water before getting our Kangen Water machine. Amazing things started happening once we started drinking this water. Then we shared the water with as many people as we could for free and more amazing things happened. It soon seemed like almost everyone was asking us where and how they could purchase their own Kangen Water unit.

Timothy McGaffin II and Cheri McGaffin
Timothy McGaffin II and Cheri McGaffin

Enagic spreads the philosophy of the 3 healths. We have physical health, spiritual health and financial health. All 3 of these healths are connected. If one of these three healths is suffering, the others are affected as well. You need all three to be at their best to be able to have True Health in your life.

I have also gained a personal testimony through exercising faith which included study, searching, pondering and praying that our health and the gospel of Liberty are connected and inseparable. If our health suffers our freedom, peace and prosperity suffers. If our health is true, our freedom, peace and prosperity increases.

I know the solutions to all problems is the gospel of Liberty. Never Give Up!

We are responsible for our own learning, so I would encourage you to get your questions answered and exercise faith as you seek and then find and recognize the truth.

Champions Never Quit,

Timothy McGaffin II

I'll leave you with this testimonial from someone I decided to keep anonymous as well as the name of the microbiologist to protect privacy. I included both my partial screenshot and full text below the screenshot.

"...This past year, I went to a home to do a demo for a team member's prospect. When I arrived at the person's home he told me that they already have one of our ionizers. I said: "GREAT, may I see it?"

So the gentleman took me down the hall to his bedroom. (Strange spot I thought, but not much surprises us these day, lol)...

Well, there was his LIFE IONIZER, looking beautiful! No, it wasn't attached to the sink...

It was on the FLOOR OF THE CLOSET!

When I asked why, he said, "oh, we had it a couple years and it broke."

I proceeded to share with him the difference between that product and Enagic's impressive ionizers, mine being 8 years old now and still like brand new...

For those of you who are new to this page, I purchased other ionizers prior to Enagic and they were JUNK!!

None of them lasted more than 18 months!

Back then, as a health care practitioner, (who researched on the internet, lol), I warned my clients not to be sucked into that Kangen Water company that was so expensive.

Well, my great research ended up as great lessons for me and hopefully, great advice for others in what NOT to do!

Folks, Enagic has NO competition!!

Once my microbiologist, [Name omitted to protect privacy], showed me real results with her clients (no medical testimonials allowed here) I drank Kangen Water and became a true believer.

I love our 8 year old SD501 and I love educating others about the TRUTH.

I love being an ambassador for Mr. Oshiro. I love our Enagic family.

Anyone who doesn't have this device is missing out.

And don't worry, if someone purchases Life, Tyent, Bawell, Hydrapure, AquaLife or whatever junky pretend ionizers that are being artistically marketed on the internet, don't give up on them.

Simply smile and KNOW that they WILL come back to you!!! It's just a matter of time!" - Name protected for Privacy

Are there any studies on Kangen Water? Yes, there are many. Read about one here:

"The immune response to stress was subdued. So that these people recovered from their aches and pains and from the stress of the exercise much better than those not. And here you go, you have a simple product like Kangen Water, alkaline ionized water, all you need to do is drink that and you can actually improve your sports performance. You can actually help the body recover from that stress more rapidly. What a wonderful thing." - Dr. Horst Filtzer, an excerpt from a video report on the double-blind study he conducted on Kangen Water proving the benefits of this water.

You can email me at and ask me where you can purchase the book that contains the results of the double-blind study conducted by Dr. Horst Filtzer

The scientific name for Kangen Water is "Electrolyzed Reduced Water" and there's tons of peer-reviewed studies on this water here:

Thirsty for more? Watch a short demo on the alkaLIZED Kangen H2 Water here:

Yams in jars of different waters. From left to right: Well water, tap water, Kangen Water 9.5, Reverse Osmosis filtered water.

Again you can watch a short video demo on alkaLIZED Kangen H2 Water here:

Author: Timothy McGaffin II

Questions about this article or anything else?
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Also read: "Two Different Kinds of Alkaline Water" and "Stand Up For Freedom"

These statements have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. These statements constitute opinion, facts, views and constitutionally protected free speech under the 1st amendment and therefore should not be construed as health or medical claims or advice.

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