Don’t Let Your Ionized Acidic Water Go Down the Drain!

Most people purchase a water ionizer for the vast health benefits of drinking alkaline ionized water. However, alkaline water is only half of the benefit of owing an ionizer. The by-product that water ionizers produce–ionized acidic water–has a myriad of benefits from body, skin and hair care to household and industrial cleaning.

Ionized acidic water is water rich in H+ ions, which occurs when water ionizers electrolyze ordinary tap water and separate them into two streams–alkaline and acidic. The water is divided at a 70:30 ratio, and oftentimes, users allow the acid water to travel from its rubber drainage spout right down the drain, literally wasting one of the most versatile, eco-friendly products on the planet!

Fortunately, it is possible to collect and store ionized acidic water effectively. It should keep its strength for 90 days provided that you minimize its exposure to light and oxygen by storing it in a closed, opaque container.

Chanson water has been 3rd party lab tested and verified to make strong acid water which disinfects on contact when made at 2.7 pH. Many brands of ionizers can’t make strong acid water, or can’t make it without using chemical solutions. Chanson is very proud that our machines can make strong acid water in 70% of all water sources without alteration, and for the remaining 30% we are the first company to use natural mineral-rich Himalayan salt instead of chemicals to create strong acidic water with the Chanson Miracle M.A.X. water ionizer.

Here are a few ways to collect and put your ionized acidic water to work for you:

  • Collect it in cups or a watering can and use it to water plants daily. Most potted plants and plants in your landscape crave acid water, and will thrive and grow faster when watered with it.
  • Purchase some small cobalt or amber glass spray bottles to fill with 2.7-5.5 pH water and store in the medicine cabinet, and your purse or gym bag. Use as an all-natural facial toner, hand sanitizer, aftershave, deodorant and on rashes and bug bites.
  • Collect it in a bucket and use to wash your car, bike, motorcycle or boat with.
  • Fill opaque plastic spray bottles with 2.7-5.5 pH water, and store them under the kitchen and bathroom sink. Use for household cleaning and disinfecting purposes like glass, tile, floors, stain removal, sinks, toilets, doorknobs, and cutting boards. Must be 2.7 pH to disinfect, and not all brands of ionizers can produce water this low without chemical alteration.
  • Recycle an empty opaque shampoo or conditioner bottle and use 5.5-6.0 pH ionized acid water as a final hair rinse.
  • Collect in cups and use to pre-rinse dishes before loading into the dishwasher.
  • Recycle an empty mouthwash bottle, fill it with 2.7-3.5 pH ionized acid water and add some peppermint or spearmint essential oil for minty freshness at a fraction of the cost of commercial, alcohol-based mouthwashes.
  • Collect it in a bucket and use to wash Fido to keep his coat shiny.

Still have more acid water than you know what to do with?

Consider bottling and giving some away to family, friends and neighbors with some suggestions on how to use it, and offer to let them refill their own bottles. Or you can even try selling it. Our SkinBalance product retails for $19.95 and is still only a fraction of the cost of the high-end skin care products it replaces.

After introducing acidic water to your friends and family, people are bound to want to know how they can get their own ionizer. You can become a Chanson Water dealer or affiliate and make money off of each sale!

Don’t have a water ionizer yet? What are you waiting for? Pick one up at www.chansonwater.com and start enjoying the benefits of ionized water today!

Related article: Benefits & Uses of Ionized Water

WARNING: Your Air Freshener May be Hazardous to Your Health

Air fresheners are a quick fix to cover up foul odors or freshen up a room. Americans alone spend upwards of 1.72 billion dollars on air fresheners annually.

But behind their sweet-smelling mask lies a host of toxic chemicals, which can create all kinds of health issues.

The illnesses associated with frequent air freshener use are far and wide, with babies and expectant mothers being the most at risk. Babies tend to suffer more bouts of diarrhea and earaches, while adults may experience headaches, depression, itchiness, congestion, respiratory problems, high pulse rates, nausea, and other ailments.

Be advised that no matter whether you choose a commercial air freshener in the form of an aerosol can, spray bottle, plug-in liquid or gel, carpet foam or powder, even cardboard car fresheners, incense, and many candles–you are exposing yourself and your family to harmful chemicals.

Some of the harmful ingredients or chemical by-products of commercial air fresheners and their negative effects on health include:

  • Phthalates –  Hormone-disrupting chemicals which can effect brain, nervous and immune system development, reproduction, mental processing and metabolism, and birth defects
  • Formaldehyde – Cancer-causing according to the EPA
  • Acetone, Propane – Flammable irritant of eyes and throat, W
  • Ethanol – Can cause birth defects
  • Isobutane/Butane – Allergen and irritant
  • Benzene – Carcinogen which should have zero exposure according to the WHO
  • VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) – Known allergen
  • Xylene – Linked to nausea and “sick building syndrome” as well as kidney and liver damage
  • Naphthalene – Suspected carcinogen linked to blood, kidney and liver problems
  • Methoxychlor (pesticide) – Reproductive disorder, estrogenic effect, leukemia, depression, diarrhea, damage to liver, kidney, and heart, and – by chronic exposure – growth retardation
  • Paradichclorobenzene – Shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals
  • Phenol – Flammable, corrosive and extremely toxic

A Natural Alternative

Ionized acidic water from a Chanson water ionizer is non-toxic and has antibacterial properties that can kill odors on contact. You can make your own all-natural air freshener spray by filling a spray bottle with ionized acidic water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil(s).

Then just spritz any time you would a commercial air freshener. Unlike chemicals, essential oils contain healing and beneficial properties. Try experimenting with oils of lavender, ylang ylang, sage, rosemary, lemon, lime, and grapefruit to create a fresh, natural scent. We use and recommend Young Living essential oils.

Unscented ionized acidic water is also an effective replacement for kitchen cleaners like Windex and Lysol. Because it’s just water it will evaporate, leaving no harmful residue on your counters. Those who are not ready to purchase a water ionizer can try a 4 oz. spritzer bottle of Chanson ionized acidic water (it also works wonders for the skin, body and hair!)

Many of the toxic chemicals listed above are also finding their way into our drinking water supplies, so investing in a quality pre-filter or whole house water filter is also crucial to health. Visit www.chansonwater.com for more information.

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9 Ways to Alkalize Your Beauty Routine

The average women applies a whopping 535 acidic chemicals to her skin daily, 60% of which are absorbed into her bloodstream. Clearly, what we put on our body is almost as important to health as what we put in it.

Here are 9 ways to reduce your exposure to toxins by alkalizing your beauty routine:

1. Install a Shower Filter

Municipalities use chlorine and chloramines to sanitize our water supply, but those chemicals can wreak havoc on your health when consumed, absorbed, or inhaled as a steam. Even just a 10-minute shower can cause you to absorb more chlorine than if you drank 64 ounces of the same water. Installing a Chanson Spa Shower Filter is a quick and easy way to reduce your exposure to chlorine, and will soften and energize your water in the process, creating softer, shinier hair and smoother skin.

2. Natural Soap/Shower Gel, Shampoo/Conditioner

Most body washes and shampoos contain sulfites and other chemicals. Liquid castile soap is a safe, paraben and sulfite-free gentle cleanser that can be used on the body and hair. You can also try forgoing conditioner and just rinsing hair with ionized acidic water from a Chanson ionizer for an all-natural shine.

3. Fluoride-Free Toothpaste and Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

Fluoride is slightly more toxic than lead, and if ingested, a tube of fluoridated toothpaste could kill a small child. Try a fluoride-free toothpaste or make your own by mixing a blend of baking soda, peroxide and peppermint or spearmint essential oil (optional). Most mouthwashes are filled with alcohol but you can look for alcohol-free versions or make your own by adding a couple drops of peppermint or spearmint essential oil to a bottle of Chanson ionized acidic water.

4. Paraben-Free Moisturizer, Body Lotion

Parabens are common preservatives that have been linked to cancer and can cause allergies. Fortunately, many popular brands of moisturizers now offer paraben-free versions of their lotion formulas.

5. All-Natural Facial Toner, Aftershave

Most facial toners are also full of alcohol which is very drying to the skin. Chanson ionized acidic water is a wonderful all-natural facial toner, aftershave, and hand sanitizer, and you can even spray it on rashes, scrapes and bug bites to help the healing process. Make your own for pennies on the gallon with a Chanson water ionizer (prices start at $1,295) or try a 4 oz. bottle of our SkinBalance product for $19.95.

6. Natural Deodorant

Most deodorants on the market contain aluminum, which is easily absorbed into the bloodstream and considered to be a possible cause of Alzheimers disease. Look for aluminum-free varieties or try making your own.

7. Mineral Makeup

The average woman will eat nearly four pounds of lipstick in her lifetime, and an FDA study found lead in 100% of the lipsticks they tested. Consider mineral makeup for everything from eyeshadow to lipstick to reduce your exposure to these harmful toxins.

8. Natural Sunscreen/Sunblock

Commercial sunblocks and sunscreens contain a host of toxic ingredients that can lead to cancer and other health issues! Natural, mineral-based sunscreens that you can buy or make yourself are an alkaline alternative.

9. Natural Perfumes

Most perfumes on the market are synthetic and put in a base of alcohol. Seek out all-natural scents or try making your own by blending essential oils in a base of jojoba oil.

Ways to Make Alkaline Water Infographic

There is more than one way to make alkaline water, and we have created this infographic as a guide to explain the pros and cons of each method.

Ways to make alkaline water

Electric water ionizers are also the only method listed above that also makes ionized acidic water which is great for all-natural skin, body and hair care as well as household and industrial cleaning.

For more information on the benefits of ionized alkaline and acidic waters from a Chanson water ionizer, visit us at www.chansonwater.com.

The Dangers of Using Your Refrigerators Built-In Water & Ice Dispenser

Many modern refrigerators now feature built-in water and ice dispensers. While they can be very convenient, these dispensers also pose some health hazards that you should be aware of.

Here are three reasons you may want to rethink your drink if you are currently sipping from your refrigerators built-in dispenser:

1. Lack of filtration

Although the water and ice being dispensed from these types of refrigerators is usually filtered, the water is most often filtered using nothing but a basic carbon filter. These filters are designed to remove a limited amount of pollutants such as chlorine from your water in order to make it taste better, much like a Brita pitcher. This leaves you vulnerable to an untold amount of chemicals and contaminants that have been found in tap water supplies including bacteria, sulfur, pesticides, nitrates, fluoride, arsenic, pharmaceutical drugs, and herbicides.

2. Maintenance

Manufacturer directions indicate that the average refrigerator water filter needs to be changed every three to six months and the unit cleaned periodically, a task users often neglect. When was the last time you changed yours? Do you even know how? A clogged filter will decrease the efficiency of the system and may cause costly damage to the unit, as well as leach contaminant particles into your water and ice making it unhealthy to consume. And if you are one of the 70% of Americans who are living in a hard water area, you may need to change your filter even more often than recommended.

3. Mold

Expired water filters and as well as filters which go unused for weeks are a breeding ground for mold, and contaminants can literally rot inside the filter. Ingestion of water which has been run through a moldy filter can cause headaches, runny nose, sinus problems, skin rash, diarrhea and vomiting.

A better solution

A healthier alternative to drinking from a refrigerator with built-in water dispenser is drinking from the tap when hooked up to a Chanson water pre-filter and water ionizer. The pre-filter removes contaminants while keeping healthy alkaline minerals in, and then ionizes those minerals to make them bioavailable to the body and turn the water alkaline.

This results in a much healthier water which is still much more affordable than bottled water in the long run. Yes you will still have to to stick to a filter schedule and perform periodic maintenance as with any water filter, but the result will be well worth it.

If you still wish to continue using your refrigerators built-in water and ice dispenser despite the warnings above, we recommend snapping Ionizer Armor onto the water line, as it will cause the water and ice to be smoother and softer.

Find the best drinking water pre-filter and water ionizer for your household today or visit www.chansonwater.com for more information.

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Top 6 Anti-Aging Tips

We all want to look and feel younger. Our society is beauty-obsessed, and Americans spend billions of dollars on anti-aging products each year. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are six things you can do to slow down and in some cases even reverse the signs of aging naturally:

1. Get enough sleep

When you sleep your body releases growth hormone which stimulates cell turnover, so a lack of sleep can accelerate aging and stress the body. Sleep research shows that just one week of sleep deprivation alters hormone levels and the capacity to metabolize carbohydrates. Aim to get 7-9 hours of sleep a night.

2. Drink ionized alkaline water

According to dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone, author of The Perricone Perscription, “If you have any doubts about the effect of water intake on our skin, just put a grape and a raisin side by side…If you do not drink water, your organs and cells cannot function. How can your skin be soft and plumped up if you refuse the elixir of life?”

Alkaline ionized water from a water ionizer is up to six times more hydrating than conventional water, can literally plump cells up to twice their size, and contains three times more antioxidants than a glass of OJ! Aim to drink a minimum of half your body weight in ounces of alkaline ionized water daily.

3. Eat a plant-based diet

“Food is much more than just a life-giving and life sustaining substance–it is our single most powerful anti aging tool. The choices we make daily–or even hourly–directly influence our physical and mental states, the number of wrinkles, and the amount of sagging in our faces, our overall muscle and body tone, the condition of our internal organs, our brain and memory power, and our mental and emotional states,” Dr. Perricone says.

Aim to eat a plant-based diet chock full of anitoxidant rich foods like beans, berries, apples, and nuts as well as alkaline non-sweet fruits and vegetables like avocado, spinach, kale, cucumber and broccoli. Reduce or eliminate your consumption of free-radical forming acidic foods like meat, dairy, processed foods and sweets.

4. Reduce your exposure to toxins

Our bodies are assaulted with more toxins in one day than our ancestors faced in a lifetime, and the average women applies 535 chemicals to her skin daily. Choose natural skin care products and cleaners, open windows as often as possible and invest in an air purifier and water ionizer. The byproduct that water ionizers produce is ionized acidic water which acts as a multipurpose cleaner and body care product that will save you money.

5. Stress less

Research shows that stress speeds the aging process on a cellular level by harming DNA. According to cell and molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel, chronic stress speeds up the rate at which our cells age by 10 years or more. Try not to get upset over small things, and control unavoidable stress with yoga, meditation, or deep breathing.

6. Use natural sunscreen

We’ve all heard that the sun can wreak havoc on our skin and lead to skin cancer, and therefore we shouldn’t expose ourselves to the sun’s rays without sunblock. But what many people don’t know is that the commercial sunblocks and sunscreens themselves contain toxic ingredients that can lead to cancer and other health issues! Better to shell out the extra few bucks for natural, mineral-based sunscreens. Also, try to avoid being outdoors when the sun is at its brightest: between 10 am and 4 pm.

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For more information on the benefits of alkaline ionized water for drinking and ionized acidic water for eco-friendly cleaning and skincare, visit www.chansonwater.com.

Reduce Toxicity in Your Home With These 5 All Natural Cleaners

Commercial cleaning products can be quite costly. Not only financially but to your health and to the environment.

You may not think that adding a $4 bottle of cleaner to your shopping cart is a big expense, but it’s estimated that the average American family spends more than $400 a year on household cleaning products.

Commercial cleaning products contain many toxic chemicals that can cause damage and irritation to the eyes, skin, liver, lungs, nose, throat, etc. In fact, over 100 chemicals commonly found in homes have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer, psychological abnormalities, skin reactions, headaches, depression, joint pain, chronic fatigue, chest pains, dizziness, loss of sleep, and asthma.

Instead of harmful chemical cleaners try these five all natural alternatives:

1. Baking Soda – Acts as an all-purpose cleaner, deodorizer, water softener, and scour. You can add a small amount to a damp sponge or create a soft scrub-like paste by mixing with water and use to clean floors, tiles, tubs, glass, ovens, microwaves, coffee and tea pots, to shine stainless steel and silver, and to remove crayon marks from walls and painted furniture. You can also make an all-natural drain cleaner/declogger by pouring baking soda and white vinegar down the drain, followed by boiling water.

2. White Vinegar – Cuts grease, removes mildew, odors, some stains and wax build-up and can disinfect, deodorize, and de-gunk just about everything from shower curtains to sofa cushions. It also acts as a fabric softener, static reducer, mildew-inhibitor and all-natural weed killer. Combine with water in a spray bottle to wash windows and glass and to remove carpet stains.

3. Lemons – Lemon juice acts as an antiseptic effective against mold, germs and bacteria that can be used to clean and disinfect cutting boards. It is an effective degreaser that can be mixed in a spray bottle with water and spritzed on the stove, countertops and appliances. You can also create a paste by mixing with lemon juice with table salt and use to remove tarnish from copper and brass.

4. Cornstarch – Can be used to clean windows, remove grease stains, polish furniture and silver, and freshen carpet and rugs. You can also make your own spray starch to iron with by mixing corn starch with water in a spray bottle.

5. Acidic Water – Acidic water from a Chanson water ionizer has been 3rd party lab tested to kill E.coli and staph bacteria on contact when made at 2.7 pH. Chanson ionized acidic water can be used to clean and disinfect countertops, cutting boards, windows, doorknobs, toilets, sinks, etc. In fact, it works so well that the LA Times reported that hotel maids have taken to cleaning with it, and it is also an effective bug killer and stain remover.

Unlike the other cleaners listed above, acidic water does not leave a residue or lingering odor, will not harm or irritate skin and eyes, and is quick and easy to use. Just fill a spray bottle and spritz away! It can replace up to 50% of household cleaners on its own, saving you thousands in the long run. Visit www.chansonwater.com for more information.

Just How Much is Your Health Worth?

The United States spends an estimated $2 trillion annually on healthcare expenses (more than any other industrialized country and 2.5 times more than average), yet only ranks #37 on the World Health Organization’s best care list. Drug costs alone represent $98 billion, and health care costs are rising at five times the rate of inflation.

The author of this article sold health insurance in California for the past three years and heard many a (completely justified) gripe about the cost of care vs. the shrinking number of benefits offered by the insurance carriers.

Most Americans get their health coverage through their employers, however many employers have been recently forced to reduce coverage and shift the cost of higher copays and deductibles to their employees. Since 1999, family premiums for employer-sponsored health coverage have increased by 131%. Thus, currently more than 45 million Americans are uninsured.

While we believe everyone should seek a minimum of catastrophic health insurance coverage since no one is exempt from accidents, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have health insurance from your tap? As more and more American doctors begin to recognize the benefits of alkaline ionized water, it is our hope that one day our health care system will cover or share the cost of a water ionizer for every household.

Unfortunately, the FDA currently prevents anything other than a drug from being advertised as able to “treat, cure or prevent a disease” so most doctors don’t yet prescribe one despite the growing list of positive scientific studies.

Water ionizers have been classified as a medical device in Japan for decades and have a proven safety record. Not only do Chanson water ionizers produce alkaline water for drinking, but the acidic water byproduct has over 500 uses including eco-friendly household cleaning and skin care. One out of every five homes in Japan contains a water ionizer, and many Asian hospitals use ionized acidic water for disinfecting and patient skin conditions like pressure ulcers (bedsores).

Occasionally we at Chanson headquarters are hit with the objection: “But a water ionizer is so expensive!”

We understand that at first glance, a $1,295-$2,195 price tag seems steep. But like any major appliance or sophisticated electronic device, the cost should be averaged over a long period of time. We’re guessing that you didn’t balk quite so much at the cost of your computer, stainless steel fridge or washer and dryer. Chances are you researched them when needed, purchased the model that best suited your needs, and won’t give it a second thought until the appliance breaks down and needs to be replaced.

The average family of three spends $400 a year or more on bottled water. They also spend another $400 a year on cleaning supplies and skin care products that can be replaced with Chanson acidic water which has been 3rd party lab tested to disinfect on contact.

So on average, the purchase of a Chanson water ionizer will save at least $800/year, not including the potential health savings as ionized water tends to address may types of health issues stemming from inflammation due to the apparent antioxidant power. Thus the cost of our Chanson Violet water ionizer and C3 Prefiltration System will pay for itself in less than two years and is less than half of the price of one competing model. And the cost of our top-performing Chanson M.A.X. ionizer paired with our deluxe Nano-Filtration System will pay for itself in about three and a half years!

We recently had a customer use pre-tax dollars from his Flexible Spending Account to purchase his Chanson water ionizer, so we recommend that you look into that option if your employer offers a FSA. We also offer financing with zero down and payments as low as $25/month on approved credit.

So rather than asking, “how can I afford a water ionizer?” a better question may be “how can I NOT afford a water ionizer?” Remember, alkaline ionized water from a Chanson ionizer is like Health Insurance from your Tap!™. Visit www.chansonwater.com for more information.

Testimonial: Ionized Acidic Water for Sore Throats

 

Not only is Chanson acidic water effective against bacterial issues but it is also safe for both adults and children!

Here’s a recent testimonial we received from one of our youngest customers:

“I woke up with a sore throat this morning and tried a honey lemon cough drop but that only took the pain away for about ten minutes. Then my mom remembered that acid water is supposed to help with sore throats. I got some from our water ionizer and gargled with it, and the pain immediately went away and has not come back! I thought I might have to gargle again after eating but the pain is totally gone. I was so excited, I told my mom we should put that on their web site!”

–Hannah M., age 11, Lake Elsinore, CA

We love sharing stories like these, and spreading the word about the benefits and uses of ionized water. View more testimonials or submit your own!

Did You Know Chanson Water is a Green Company?

 

Chanson Water USA offers water ionizers which turn ordinary tap water into the healthiest water you can consume thus reducing bottled water waste. At only 5 amps and 150 watts, our water ionizers also use less power than any other ionizer on the market.

We were the first to develop an ionizer that uses all natural Himalayan salt instead of chemicals to produce strong ionized acidic water for those with source water issues. Ionized acidic water has over 100 eco-friendly uses including topical skin, body and hair treatment (which reduces packaging waste and chemical runoff of toners, mouthwash, skin creams, etc.) as well as powerful disinfecting capabilities which replaces up to 50% of all toxic cleaning products! In fact, our Chanson Miracle water ionizer has been 3rd party lab tested and verified to kill staph and E. coli on contact!

We also developed a modified reverse osmosis system which wastes less water than any R.O. product on the market (one gallon per gallon produced vs. five-six gallons wasted), and our Water Dove Whole House Softener features green technology–no salt, chemicals, waste water or electricity needed!

We also promote a plant-based diet and provide weekly meatless recipes to encourage customers to improve their health and the health of our planet by eliminating or reducing their meat consumption.

Please visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information. Go Green!