FAQ Alkaline Water

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Q. What is Alkaline Water?

Alkaline Water is water with a pH value of more than 7. Tap water and Filter Water is usually around neutral pH7. Water pH value below 7 is considered acidic water and above 7 is alkaline water.

Q. What is Alkaline Ionized Water?

Alkaline ionized water is Alkaline Water, generated from a water Ionizer, going through an electrolysis of water by splitting the compound minerals in the source water into negative and positive ions. It has a set alkaline pH value ranging between 8 to 11. The alkaline ionizer processes whatever minerals in the source water and no other chemicals are added to the alkaline water.

Q. What is Alkaline Ionizer?

Alkaline Ionizer is specifically made to process tap water in generating alkaline ionic water, rich in Oxygen, and acidic ionic water, rich in Hydrogen. Alkaline ions (OH-) is for drinking and acidic water (H+) for beauty and antiseptic uses. Alkaline water ionizer (Alkaline Ionizer) that produces Alkaline Ionized Water is registered as a medical device in Japan and Korea. Kemp Alkaline Water Ionizers are imported from Korea, tested, and certified by the Korea Ministry of Food & Drug Safety before export to Singapore for sales, and manufactured under Medical Device Certification ISO 13485.

Q. What is the difference between Ionized Alkaline Water and Filtered Alkaline Water?

Ionized Alkaline Water, is generated from Alkaline Water Ionizer, which is in ionic form. It purifies tap water and then ionizes it through the electrolysis chamber by removing acidic mineral salts and enhancing it with beneficial Alkaline ionic minerals and hydrogen for drinking. Acidic Ionized Water is for beauty and cleaning uses.

Alkalinity of the alkaline ionized water is derived by the concentration of alkaline mineral ions such as Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+ and acidity of acidic water is derived from concentration of acidic mineral ions such as Cl–, SO₄²-, PO₄3 from the water source.

The alkalinity of the water is maintained throughout the process as it works through electrolysis and no other chemicals are added. Alkaline water ionizer is a certified as a medical device in Japan and Korea. Furthermore, water ionizer must be manufactured in medically approved facilities. All Kemp Alkaline water ionizers are Korea FDA approved and manufactured under Medical Device Certification ISO 13485.

However, for alkaline filter systems, which claim to produce alkaline water; the alkalinity is derived from alkaline chemical compounds in the filters. These added on compound chemicals will be depleted through daily used. What are the chemical compounds added to raise the pH? Is it harmful to consume these added on pH raiser chemicals for long term used especially for younger children? Furthermore, these added pH raisers are man-made compounds which are presumably inorganic compounds.

Q. Why should I drink Alkaline Ionized Water?

Alkaline ionized water is safe and clean for drinking for everyone, young and old, pets and animals. It is safe for baby too as Kemp water ionizers are made to “purified” source water into alkaline ionic water for drinking and acidic ionic water is for cosmetic application such as astringent water.

Q. How much Alkaline Ionized Water should I drink every day?

Usually, the health experts recommend at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day or 30 to 40 cc per body weight per day. It is good to drink enough daily to hydrate your body.

Q. What pH level should I select on my ionizer when I start drinking Alkaline Ionized Water?

Kemp Alkaline Water Ionizer has 4 levels of Alkalinity selections to suit individual preference and taste. It is good to start out gradually by drinking water at Level 1 (pH 8) for the first week. If the water agrees with you, move up to Level 2 (pH 9.0 to 9.5) during the second week, and then to Level 3 (pH 9.5) in the third week. Once you are comfortable with the taste, you can move on to Level 4 (pH 10 to 11) or any level as you desire.

Q. When is the best time to drink Alkaline Ionized Water?

It is recommended to have your first glass of alkaline water in the morning after you wake up as your body needs to hydrate after a whole night of sleep.

Q. Does Alkaline Ionized Water taste different?

Yes. Alkaline ionized water has a great, smooth and fresh taste with a stint of “sweetness’ without any acidity taste such as chlorine or metallic taste.

Q. How long can I store the Alkaline Ionized Water?

As you are aware, alkaline ionized water is a live water with reversible mineral ions. Hence it is best to consume freshly processed water. If you need to store it, please store it in a glass bottle and it is best to consume within 3 days. However, alkaline ionized is safe for consumption even it is stored more than weeks and there is no harm.

Q. What is the best way to store Alkaline Ionized Water?

It is recommended to store alkaline ionized water in a glass bottle with a cap and place it at cooler place away from direct sunlight. Always rinse your container with acidic water to disinfect the bottles before storing the water. This is a hygienic measure and it helps to restore the molecular structure and pH better. After some time, if you find some flakes deposit at the side of your bottles, please do not worry. They are calcium flakes. You can either soak the container with Acidic water or vinegar to remove them.

Q. What is the difference between Alkaline Water and RO?

First of all, WHO, World Health Organisation, does not recommend to drink RO, distilled water as it could deplete our bodily mineral salts. As you are aware, these two types of water are pure water without any trace of minerals. Drinking pure water could deplete minerals from our bodily electrolyte which is very essential for our heart health.

RO and distilled water are none conductive for electricity.

Alkaline ionized water is made specifically for healthy drinking as it contains essential minerals and mineralised electrolytes that are vital for heart and cellular functions. Alkaline Water Ionizer is registered as a medical device in Japan and Korea. Alkaline ionized water is very conductive for electricity.

Q. Are Kemp Water Ionizers Certified Medical Devices?

Water Ionizers producing Alkaline Ionized Water are medical apparatus registered as medical devices in Japan and Korea. Kemp Alkaline Water Ionizers are imported from Korea; tested and certified by the Korea Ministry of Food & Drug Safety and manufactured under Medical Device Certification ISO 13485.

Q. What is the acidic water good for?

The acidic water is super-oxidation water. It is good for beauty and antiseptic uses. With a mild pH that is close to the skin, it is very effective as a skin toner and for hair conditioning too.

Q. Is Alkaline Water good for stomach acid?

Among the people who question the validity of alkaline water, the biggest question is, “What happens to the alkaline water once it reaches the stomach, which is highly acidic?” People who have some knowledge of the human body, including medical doctors, ask this question.

Let us answer that question once and for all to erase any doubts about the health benefits of alkaline water.

In order to digest food and kill the kinds of bacteria and viruses that come with the food, the inside of our stomach is acidic. The stomach pH level is maintained at around 4.

When we eat food and drink water, especially alkaline ionized water, the pH level inside the stomach goes up. When this happens, there is a feedback mechanism in our stomach to detect this that commands the stomach wall to secrete more hydrochloric acid into the stomach to bring the pH level back to 4, so the stomach becomes acidic again. When we drink more alkaline water, more hydrochloric acid is secreted to maintain the stomach pH value.

Hence it is recommended to drink alkaline ionized water 20 minutes before food consumption to achieve better digestion.