I've been drinking ionized water for 25 years and testing/comparing water ionizers for the past 12 years. It is important to look at water ionizer testing, and out of that the ORP (oxidation reduction potential) and H2 (hydrogen antioxidant-levels) are the most important. When I drink ionized water with stronger ORP and H2 results, I see things, like spider veins, disappear before my eyes.
ORP and H2: Their Importance in Comparing Water Ionizers
There isn't any feature more important in comparing water ionizers than ORP and H2 when it comes to health.
When you're comparing water ionizers and figuring out which one you want to buy the most important thing to look at is the antioxidants that that water ionizer is capable of producing.
In this video I show you antioxidant-levels of the following best-selling water ionizers.
- Athena H2 Water Ionizer
- Vesta H2 Water Ionizer
- Ionia's Best Super-Sanitizing Ionizer
- Smart 7P Water Ionizer
- Smart 9P Water Ionizer
- Melody 2 Water Ionizer
- Athena Classic Water Ionizer
- Nexus X-Blue Water Ionizer
- Enagic SD501 Water Ionizer
I hope you can watch the video while reading this blog post. Here's a link to the video, in case you can't see the embeded version. Water Ionizer Comparisons ORP & H2 Levels for 9 Best Water Ionizers
Measuring Antioxidants in Ionized Water
There are two ways to measure antioxidants, and the first way is using a meter that will tell you the oxidation reduction potential. The more negative the number the better.
Look at the 1-minute mark in my Water Ionizer Comparisons ORP & H2 Levels for 9 Best Water Ionizers to see the ORP levels.
- The Athena H2: level 2 gives -750 ORP and Level 3 gives -838 ORP. These are really fantastic ORP results. Note: The Athena H2 has five levels, but the highest level or two may be too strong for drinking purposes.
- Ionia's Best Super-Sanitizing Water Ionizer is two ionizers in one. As a regular water ionizer it is super strong and the video shows that it gives -824 ORP at level 3.
- The Smart 7P gives -800 ORP and the Smart 9P gives -828 ORP.
- At level 4 the melody 2 gets a -749 ORP.
- The Nexus X-Blue at level 3 gets a -788 ORP.
- The Athena Classic gets a -718 ORP and the Enagic SD501 gets about -634 ORP.
About the ORP Results
Looking at these results you can pretty much see that all of these water ionizers did great. The ORP levels are all very high.
The real truth is, you don't have to spend $5000 or $4000 or $3000 or even $2000 to get a really good water ionizer. Look through the above video to compare them.
Watch Out for Brands Who Focus on Trivial or Otherwise Mislead
There are two brands that I didn't include in this video, and that's mainly because there are some issues with these brands. Lifeionizers, for instance, has typically not tested well but lately they have posted a video that misinforms people about how quote-unquote "well" their ionizer performs. I call it a fake-test because they put way too much sample water in their vial, giving greater results than they should have, by about five times.
There are many websites that appear to be independent review websites but they're actually owned by Tyent or Lifeionizers or AirWaterLife or Baywell, that kind of thing. These are water ionizer companies trying to get you to think that all kinds of independent review websites are proclaiming their water ionizers to be the best. None of these companies do testing for antioxidants like ORP tests and H2 hydrogen tests.
They do other things like, empty boasts and brags and PR about their products, pretty much focusing on the trivial aspects of any water ionizer.
Important Things to Look For in a Water Ionizer
There are some really important things to look at when you're buying a water ionizer though. First of all, does the water cell have continuous-cleaning? If it doesn't then that water cell is going to scale up over time.
Or, how is the plating done? Is there a scientific process used to make sure the platinum bonds to the titanium forever. If not, that plate might lose platinum over time.
There's also the filtration technology used. Some companies have such poor internal-filters in their water ionizers that they have to give you external filters to make up for it.
There are quite a few water ionizers that come with good filtration, though, and if filtration is really important to you, you should check out ultra water filtration, which is miles ahead of all the other filters.
Hydrogen Levels are Important
Hydrogen testing (with a hydrogen meter) is also important. There's been so much research done on hydrogen over the past 10 years and it is so proven to be beneficial in every bodily function there is. Yet, I'm about the only one doing H2 testing online. In this video I show Ionia Best Water Ionizer tests at 1.59 parts per million of hydrogen. The smart 7p water ionizer tests at 1.53 parts per million of hydrogen. The melody 2 water ionizer tests at 1.5 parts per million of hydrogen. The Classic Athena tests at 0.98 parts per million of hydrogen. The Enagic SD501 tests at 1.23 parts per million of hydrogen. Go to my Hydrogen Water and Ionized Water Research Page to find out how important antioxidants and hydrogen are in your ionized water. Also see how important ionized water is. It cleanses, hydrates, brings ph balance, and brings antioxidants to help with free radicals, and does all kinds of things to help every cell in one's body.
[Note: These tests were all done with St. Louis water, and results often vary in different locations around the country.]