What Is Kangen Water – The Best Alkaline Water Ionizer? (Updated 2024)

Most distributors have never been in the “water industry” before joining the ranks of Enagic. So much of the terminology associated with our industry and products are foreign to them. In order for our distributors to be able to provide the most consistent and accurate information, below is a compiled list of some terms and phrases specific to our industry and our company.

This is the official name of the ionized water devices manufactured and sold by Enagic. While this is the official name of the product, it is often referred to as a “water machine” or simply as a “machine.” For the sake of basic, day-to-day conversation, using the word “machine” is probably the most simple and effective way to refer to the product.

What does Kangen mean?

The term “Kangen” is Japanese, roughly translated to mean “return to origin.” This term was specifically selected to represent the essence of the ionized alkaline water produced by Enagic machines.

The term “Kangen Water” is the registered trademark of Enagic® and it is not permissible, by law, for any other ionizer brand to refer to or call the water produced by their machines by the name Kangen Water. Some people ask why Mr. Ohshiro insisted on going through the time, trouble and expense of trademarking the name of the water produced by our machine.

The answer is very simple. Mr. Ohshiro is a student of business history and he knows based on countless examples when your product is the best in the industry, you give it an identity. Of course, we could have saved money by simply referring to the water made by our machines by its technical name, “alkaline ionized water,” but in order to give the quality of our water the respect and honor it deserves, it had to be given a name which would set it apart.

While the trademarked term for the water produced by our machines is “Kangen Water,” the official industry term for the type of water produced by our machines is “alkaline ionized water”. This is the term we recommend distributors use if providing a more in-depth description of Kangen Water.

For example: “Our machines produce Kangen Water, which is the best alkaline ionized water in the industry!” It should be noted that the word “Kangen” has more significance in Enagic than to just describe a type of water; this word is actually part of a bigger Enagic philosophy. In the same spirit of a “Return to Origin,” it is the concept of stripping away the things that keep us from arriving at a state of balance and harmony. Enagic actually promotes five different types of “Kangen”:

  • Bodily Constitution = Good Health
  • Fair & High Income = Good Earnings
  • Quick Return = Rapid Financial Reward
  • Appreciation / Compassion = Care of Self & Others
  • Societal Support = Care of the Community.

Continuous Ionized Electrolysis Water Generator

This is the official name of the ionized water devices manufactured and sold by Enagic. While this is the official name of the product, it is often referred to as a “water machine” or simply as a “machine.” For the sake of basic, day-to-day conversation, using the word “machine” is probably the most simple and effective way to refer to the product.

Electrolysis / Ionization

This is the process by which water is passed over negatively and positively charged plates and is physically split into two separate streams. The negatively charged water is alkaline and the positively charged water is acidic.

Electrolysis Chamber

This is essentially the “engine” of a machine. It is where the source water comes in contact with the positively and negatively charged plates and is split into two separate streams of water. The actual size of the plates and the amount of electricity surging through them greatly influence the size and construction of the electrolysis chamber. Obviously, more solid construction and the larger size is needed for a water ionizer with bigger plates and more power. The K8 has one of the largest and most powerful electrolysis chambers of any water ionizer on the market. In fact, even the electrolysis chamber of the LeveLuk R, which is a basic starter unit with the smallest plate size and lowest power output of all the Enagic® water ionizers, is larger and better constructed than most of the electrolysis chambers of other brands.


This is an acronym that stands for Power / Potential of Hydrogen, which is represented by a logarithmic scale, ranging from 0 – 14. In our industry, when we refer to “pH,” it is typically regarding a beverage, like water or soda, and will have a reading of acidic, neutral or alkaline. The pH scale measurement is based on the amount of hydrogen ion (H+) activity in the liquid. A beverage is acidic, which is below 7 on the pH scale when it has more free hydrogen activity, and alkaline, which is above 7 on the pH scale when there is less free hydrogen activity. The letters of its name are derived from the absolute value of the power/potential (p) of the hydrogen ion concentration (H).

Hydrogen Rich  

Water that is Hydrogen-rich has a high concentration of Molecular Hydrogen (H2). Molecular Hydrogen is an efficient antioxidant that diffuses cell membranes. It can also reduce free radicals, and suppress oxidative stress.

Through the process of electrolysis, your tap water becomes Hydrogen-rich Kangen Water.


Oxidation reactions in the body produce free radicals, while antioxidants stop these reactions. Elevated rates of oxidants and insufficient antioxidants in the body cause oxidative stress.

A constant supply of external sources of antioxidants should be part of a daily diet. It can reduce oxidative stress and related damage. This is why everyone should not only care about the quantity of the water we drink but also about the quality. Both are essential for our wellbeing.


As with most things in life, optimal health begins with balance. Our bodies must maintain a pH balance of 7.365, which is slightly alkaline. A pH scale determines whether a substance is acidic or alkaline. On this scale 7.0 is neutral. Anything above 7 alkaline and anything below 7 is acidic. 

Negative ORP (Oxidation-Reduction Potential)

Hydrogen-rich water exhibits a negative ORP. A high ORP value indicates that a substance has a higher oxidizing potential. What this means is that for humans, a high ORP is better for the outside of the body (cleaning and sanitizing). A low ORP value indicates that a substance has a higher antioxidizing potential.

Like pH, ORP values are an important measurement for determining the quality of water.

This is an acronym for Oxidation Reduction Potential, which is a measurement that determines if a beverage offers antioxidants, having a negative reading, such as -300; or if a beverage is an oxidant, which will have a positive reading, such as 300. This measurement is typically taken with an ORP Meter, which has been designed and calibrated to measure the ORP of liquids.


This refers to the metal plates that are found in the electrolysis chamber in a water ionizer. The plates are what conduct the electricity, with either a positive or negative charge, during the electrolysis process. The plates are one of the most important components of a machine, as they greatly influence the strength and longevity of the properties of ionized alkaline water. The size and amount of power surging through the plates are what create the properties, so larger plates with greater power are preferred.

Environmental Responsibility

Without protecting the environment, being healthy, and living a comfortable life cannot happen. It’s important to be aware of the environment and to contribute to its preservation. Enagic has adopted a management philosophy, “True Health to the World”. They provide products that contribute to “people’s health”. It is also an “Improvement of the global environment”.

Innovative Water Technology

Enagic integrated the latest scientific research with nature’s most vital resource for life. Enagic has pioneered the way of continuous Kangen Water generating systems. Since 1974, Enagic has specialized in providing in-home, alkaline water ionization technologies. Their aim is to provide true health and wellness with a Gold-Standard Enagic Kangen Water machine product line.

Enagic Product Lines

Enagic offers a wide range of options to meet every need and budget. Allow me to help you find the perfect machine for your household needs.

Want the absolute best of the best machine?

Enagic’s latest machine, the Kangen 8 (K8), is without question the best machine for home use! It has 8 titanium solid plates. It provides all 5 types of water for home versatility and health benefits for your entire family. The price is $4980

Looking for the best value without sacrificing features?

The Leveluk JRII sports 3 plates, but still manages to provide all 5 types of water as well! If your home usage will be more heavy (more than 1 or 2 people), then check out the DXII as the next best bang for your buck! The Leveluk DXII offers the same 5 waters, but with 5 plates, allowing more usage at home. The price is $2380.

Want the best value for light home use, but don’t need all 5 waters?

The Leveluk-R offers the health benefits of Kangen Water at the cheapest price. It offers only 3 types of water. This is often purchased as extra machine to place in other parts of the house. but can function as your main machine as well! The price is $1480.

What’s the best unit for heavy use in my business?

The Leveluk Super 501 boasts 12 platinum-coated pure titanium electrode plates. It also has a twin hose system and an industry-leading cleaning system. What does this mean? In layman’s terms, it has tremendous power behind it. It can generate a continuous outflow of high-quality alkaline, acidic, or neutral water. The Super 501 is for restaurants, spas, and other heavy usage businesses. The price is $4980.

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