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How to Pick the Best Water Ionizer

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How to Pick the Best Water Ionizer

Is there a way for you to breeze through the charts comparing water ionizers and clearly see which ionizer is the right one for you?

Yes, now for the first time ever, there is! I remember when I bought my first water ionizer (ionizers are machines that filter and reduce the water to the healthiest state for your body to accept it and for it to hydrate your body), everything seemed so simple. That was 16 years ago, by the way. There was one company that lead the market in ionizer sales in the US, and that was it. One choice. Easy.*

Today, though, there are several reputable U.S. companies all tooting their horns about why their machine designs & gadgets make the best alkaline ionized healthy water for you. How can you sift through all this confusion?

If you are sold on the concept of owning your own water ionizer, but confused about which machine you should buy, you are not alone.

Actually, with as much as I know about water ionizers, water ionization, pH (the pH shows if the liquid is in the acid range or not…the acid range is unhealthy), ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential: the antioxidant potential of the water or liquid…how well does it keep your cells alive), body acidity vs alkalinity (a person’s body can actually become acidic…and invite illnesses to take over), water-for-your-health, etc., it took me 6 months to finally figure out a magical formula of how to really, really be sure I was buying the best choice of water ionizer for me.

I could see that all the good companies were tooting their horns (and rightfully so — they have great products).

I didn’t want to just blindly pick one that I thought would be the best, or someone else told me was the best…I wanted to be sure. I also got many calls from customers who, like me, couldn’t make up their minds. If I couldn’t make up my own mind, how could I help them make up theirs? And, anyway, what I think is best is a personal decision, and I couldn’t and shouldn’t really make that decision for you. So I knew I had to dig deeper to find a scientific formula or something like that, that would help me unravel this mess…and so help me help you to unravel it.

Then I found it! I came across the term “rH”.

It was a term used by the real top-dog gurus of the alkaline water ionizer industry, but I either hadn’t heard it before or just didn’t tune into it. So I looked it up in Wikipedia. Here’s what it means:

rH is “relative Hydrogen”. This test calculation shows the actual health benefits of the water tested. Many now believe that this is the most important factor contributing to good health.

Note: To find rH one uses pH and ORP measurements plugged into a formula. 

The formula is:  rH = ((ORP + 200) / 30) + (2 * pH). 

On a scale from 0 to 42 above 28 is oxidizing (higher potential to damage the closer it gets to 40) and below 28 is reducing (anti-oxidizing)…the lower the better. [Using this formula is easy; take a second to figure this out. Here’s a simple example: Water with a pH of 10 and an ORP of -100…First take the -100 and add 200….that equals +100; then divide that by 30 = 3.33; then add 2 times the pH of 10 (or +20) and you end up with an rH of 23.33]. The formula puts the pH and ORP into perspective and gives you a real number you can use to compare water from one machine with different flow rates, or several machines, or water in different cities, or any liquid at all!

Hey! I was amazed! The need for a formula made sense to me. I could easily see that when you tested two different waters, and one had a higher pH, the one with the higher pH usually also had a higher ORP…but not always. That made me kind of wonder about the “test results” I was seeing and just how valid they were. Could I use this formula AND UNDERSTAND IT?…to get a more accurate picture of test results that were already out there? Yes.

The basic understanding of the formula is that per unit of pH if the ORP is better for one water ionizer over another, then that water ionizer to that degree is giving better water.

In applying this formula I quickly saw the use of it and the great value to it. Here’s an example: If you have two water ionizers giving a 9.5 pH of water, and one has a -500 ORP while the other has a -600 ORP, then the one with the negative 600 ORP is obviously better! The formula helps to analyze when the pH values of the two water ionizers are different along with the ORP, and it’s turned out to be a real eye-opener and easy to do.

I found that I could also (using this formula) analyze water ionizer comparison videos done by others as well. I have discovered this to be particularly useful in analyzing Rob Gray’s videos [who always seems to conclude that the Tyent water ionizers were best…even though I didn’t quite think the video testing showed that].

The Importance of Full Water Ionizer Comparison Before You Buy

While rH (relative Hydrogen) in ionized water is what I look for in picking the best water ionizer, there are other features of a water ionizer that are super important and you should learn about before you buy. Some of the most important features are: strength of the water cell, quality of the manufacturing process, type of internal cleaning. Visit the Water Ionizer Comparison page, where all of the most important features of a water ionizer are simply and briefly explained.

Cathleen Lograsso

Cathleen LoGrasso

My background is in physiology, teaching, nutrition and weight loss. I have raised 5 children who are all grown now. I have a masters degree in education and was a teacher/principal for 24 years. I created Alkaline Water Plus in 2009 to educate people about the benefits of ionized water.

The very best thing I have ever purchased is a WATER IONIZER, and I've been in perfect health ever since I started drinking ionized water 25 years ago! Understanding and knowing how to control and manage my own body's pH and antioxidant levels at the cellular level has made all the difference in the world in my life, my family's lives and in a countless number of my friends and associates over the years.

Cathie LoGrasso Owner, Alkaline Water Plus

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