3 Natural Remedies for Pain Relief

There are a number of painkillers on the market. Unfortunately, all medication (with the exception of some natural and homeopathic remedies) have an acidifying effect on the body. This means that they contribute to an acidic environment which is the opposite of the alkaline environment our body thrives in.

Continuous use of over the counter medications for pain relief can actually prolong the problem–by constantly flooding your body with dehydrating and acidifying substances, you are creating an environment where pain and discomfort is likely to occur, as well as other side effects requiring more medication! Fortunately, natural pain remedies are available.

Alkaline Ionized Water For All-Natural Pain Relief

Staying hydrated can help relieve pain and prevent injuries or discomfort from occurring the first place. Studies have shown that if you have a headache and opt to drink a full glass of water instead of taking a painkiller, the water alone may get rid of the headache. Other studies have shown that arthritic and back pains have a root in inflammation, which may be alleviated and prevented by staying properly hydrated. But it’s important to hydrate not only with the right amount of water, but with the right kind of water.

Alkaline ionized water hydrates up to six times better than conventional water due to its microclustered size which is more easily absorbed by the body. It also nourishes the body by providing bioavailable alkaline minerals, contains more antioxidants than orange juice,  and has the ability to soothe inflammation of many kinds from the inside out.

Alkaline ionized water can be produced in your home by hooking a Chanson water ionizer up to your faucet. We recommend that you drink a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily.

All-Natural Topical Pain Relief

In addition to hydrating the body with alkaline ionized water, a topical application of high alkaline water often provides temporary pain relief. Strong alkaline ionized water neutralizes inflammation in the muscle and reduces oxidation which is a byproduct of inflammation.

Just soak a rag in 10+ pH alkaline ionized water and apply to the sore area for a non-addictive, all natural remedy.

DJ Carrasco, pitcher for the New York Mets says, “I have used the water not to just drink but, for the healing effects of it too when just soaking a towel and putting it on the hurt area for few minutes it truly works.”

With this remedy, you may no longer have to worry about the possibility of chemical dependency on over-the-counter and prescription painkillers or the effects those chemicals may have on your body!

External Healing of Cuts and Scrapes

Water ionizers also produce a low pH water that is great for external uses like cuts, scrapes, and rashes because it is the same pH of our skin. UFC fighter Jose Veira, along with several MMA fighters at Jackson’s Gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico use Chanson ionized acidic water externally for faster healing, in addition to drinking Chanson ionized alkaline water for better recovery times and optimal hydration.

What is the Difference Between a $4,000, a $2,000 and a $400 Water Ionizer?

If you are in the market for a water ionizer you may have noticed that there is a significant difference in price for certain models and wonder what could possibly justify such a difference. In reality, all electric water ionizers make good alkaline ionized water, regardless of brand, and all non-electric ionizers make alkaline water. Here we will address where the differences really lie in an effort to help you make an informed decision:

The $4,000 electric water ionizer – A MLM Model

You will receive the same health benefits of drinking and cooking with a $4,000 electric water ionizer as you will from an electric water ionizer which costs about half. The real reason that some models carry such a high price tag is because they are from a MLM (multi-level marketing) company which has to pay commission to eight different people with every sale. If you are anything like us, you will see that spending an extra $2,000 for the same product in order to pay bonuses to salespeople is ludicrous and will consider your other options.

The $1,300-2,300 electric water ionizer – All Chanson Water ionizers

All electric water ionizers produce three types of water with various pH levels: alkaline, filtered, and acidic. We drink the alkaline water with a pH of 8.0-9.5 for optimal health, use the filtered water for small children and taking with medication, and apply the acidic water on our skin and hair and can clean and disinfect our homes, cars and offices with it.

Because an electric water ionizer is such a versatile and multipurpose appliance, you could potentially save thousands per year by eliminating the need for bottled water, mouthwash, toner, half of all cleaning supplies, skin creams, etc. by investing in an electric water ionizer. Chanson water ionizers carry a price tag in the $1,300-$2,300 range which means that machine will likely pay for itself in 2-3 years and be one of the best investments you will ever make.

The difference in prices on the Chanson models are largely attributed to water flow rate and various bells and whistles like an undercounter model to save counterspace, ability to use all natural Himalayan rock salt to make strong acid water in areas with source water issues and a special cleaning system.

$400 Water “Ionizers”/Alkalizers – Non-Electric Models

Because people started seeing the success that electric water ionizers were having, they looked for a way to cash in on the success cheaply and quickly. After all, if people were willing to spend up to $4,000 on an ionizer, wouldn’t people be willing to pay only 10% of that?

Because non-electrics leave out the key component of water ionization – electricity – they are not actually ionizers but alkalizers. They produce alkaline water which is only about two points more alkaline on the pH scale than the water that is run through them. Non-electrics do not produce filtered/purified/neutral water or the acidic water which is so valuable for skincare and cleaning purposes. In addition, the negative charge (low ORP) they produce is only about 1/3 of what an electric ionizer can produce which means you are only getting 1/3 of the antioxidants.

Even more disturbing, most non-electrics use mineral-stripping filtration which in most cases is provided by toxic De-Ionization (DI) Resin. When the resin has reached capacity (no way of knowing when without testing) it will actually allow the contaminants into your water and the resin itself may also leech into your water. They then attempt to re-mineralize the water with “secret ingredients” that are impossible to test or verify and have no testing to back them up or poof that they are safe for long-term human use.

A prominent salesman from another ionizer company (who has been in the industry for over nine years and had been drinking water from an electric ionizer) personally told us that he recently tried their new non-electric product exclusively for two months during which time the arthritis he has suffered from before discovering ionized water came back with a vengeance. Within two days of getting back on the electrically ionized water, the arthritis retreated completely. Our own health expert Ronnie Ruiz has used multiple NON electric ionizers exclusively for two week periods and has always noticed the superior health results of the ELECTRICALLY ionized water when returning to it, proving his theory that electricity is the key.

While the cost of these non-electrics may seem appealing, the decreased value they provide and the replacement costs actually add up to be less cost-effective than an a safer, more versatile, longer-lasting $2,000 electric ionizer purchase. For more information on the differences in electrics vs. non-electrics, please read our article Why Non-Electric “Ionizers” Don’t Compare to Chanson Water Ionizers.

We hope that helps clear up some questions. For more information, please visit www.chansonwater.com.

How to Drink and Still be Merry

Wondering what to order during cocktail hour or serve at your next holiday or new years party? While all alcohol is acidic, some drinks actually have antioxidant benefits and are acceptable on occasion and in moderation. In fact, many alcohols are slightly less acidic than sodas (3.0 pH vs. 2.5 pH), so you may actually be better off ordering one of the top 10 drinks we recommend than a Coke!

According to dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu, “Research shows that moderate alcohol intake has proven health benefits, and some of those are beauty enhancing, based on the fruits, herbs, botanicals, or antioxidants they contain.” She recommends that you avoid cocktails like margaritas, daiquiris, cosmos, frozen or creamy drinks, dessert wines, or liqueurs due to their high sugar content. And we recommend that you stay away from drinks made with sodas like Jack & Coke and 7 & 7.

So what can you drink? Try ordering or offering any of the following:

Classic Gin Martini

These days, many martinis are made with sweet vermouth and/or vodka, but you are better off ordering yours with gin and dry vermouth (and perhaps a lemon garnish instead of an olive due to its alkalizing effect). Gin is usually flavored with juniper berry, which a source of antioxidant vitamin C.

Dry Red Wine 

Pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and merlot are packed with antioxidant-rich flavonoids, including resveratrol and anthocyanins which are found in the skin of the grapes. Resveratrol, in particular, is known for its heart-health benefits.

Champagne

Nothing says “celebrate” better than champagne! A glass of bubbly is loaded with antioxidants, and British researchers have found that champagne has the same health benefits as red wine.

Chardonnay

Chardonnay has the most antioxidants among white wines, and tend to contain fewer sulfites than red wines. Previously, researchers didn’t believe that the health benefits of white wine were as powerful as those gained from drinking red, however, new evidence suggests that grape pulp also contains potent antioxidant compounds known as polyphenols, which have similar heart healthy properties.

Scotch on the Rocks

Distilled spirits like scotch are a good choice because all of their sugar has been fermented into alcohol, and adding ice or water to the drink will aid in hydration.<

Vodka Cranberry

The combination of a distilled spirit like vodka and cranberry juice is a popular choice and cranberries contain loads of vitamin C, one of the most potent antioxidants. Plus you can sneak in water and/or ice cubes to help offset the acidity.

Dry Sake

The Japanese are some of the thinnest and healthiest people in the world, so it’s no wonder that the alcoholic beverage they are most known for found its way on our list. Sake is fermented from rice and does not contain any sulfites. Choose dry over sweet sake to reduce your sugar intake.

Pomosa 

Similar to a mimosa, the pomosa is a blend of champagne and pomegranate juice instead of orange juice. Pomegranates are high in polyphenol antioxidants, including ellagic acid, which helps fight wrinkles, reduce inflammation, and prevent premature aging caused by sun damage.

Beer

Beer is actually less acidic than other alcohols, with a pH of 4.0. The trade-off is that it contains yeasts which can live in your digestive system.

Shochu and Grapefruit

Shochu is a Japanese distilled spirit similar to vodka that contains fewer calories. It is available at sushi restaurants and most Asian food markets. Order it on the rocks with a splash of grapefruit juice for a boost of vitamin C and beta carotene.

We recommend that you stay hydrated and drink one glass of water for every glass of alcohol throughout the evening to combat dehydration. Chanson alkaline ionized water is always best due to its antioxidant and deeper hydration properties, and is regarded by the Japanese as a “hangover cure.” Another tip to try if you are hosting the party is to make ice cubes with Chanson alkaline ionized water and/or dilute wines and distilled spirits with it as it will help combat the acidity in the alcohol. And don’t forget to drink a glass of alkaline water before bed and upon rising to cleanse and rehydrate your system. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Chanson Water Ionizer

Why Non-Electric “Ionizers” Don’t Compare to Chanson Water Ionizer Machines

Electric ionizer machines are the original water ionizer products released on the world market that produce both alkaline and acid water through electrolysis, but now more and more non-electric “ionizers” seem to be popping up at a fraction of the price claiming to be just as good if not better than the Real McCoy.

Where did these non-electric “ionizers” come from? Well, it’s really simple. They came from people that want to sell a product and they saw the success of the electric ionizer water machines so they figured “Well, a water ionizer costs between $1,000–$2,000 and if I can make a water ionizer that sells for $300–$400, I’m going to become a multi-millionaire!”

The truth is that when water flows over rocks in nature, it naturally ionizes the water, and  our electric water ionizer machines are designed to re-create this process found in nature since not everyone has a waterfall in their backyard. When nature ionizes that water, it does so through ferocious movement and friction over metals and rocks in the river bed which creates an electrical charge amongst the minerals in the water. So then how can something that has no electricity duplicate the way nature makes ionized water through movement and ferocious friction?

The simplest analogy to understand the differences in the two products would be that an electric ionizer is like a water fall, and the non-electric “ionizer” is like a lake. Now where would you prefer to collect your drinking water from? The lake is a stagnant, dead body of water. It contains minerals; it contains things that might be of benefit to the body, but it’s not the living water that we know provides optimal hydration.

So let’s take a look at what benefits and alterations each product actually make to the water.

Chanson Electric Water Ionizer vs. Competitor Non-Electric Water “Ionizer”

Chanson Electric Water Ionizers Provide:

Alkaline water for drinking

Acidic water for disinfecting and skin care

-Purified water for use with medication

-Adjustable levels of pH to suit the personal needs of you, your family and even pets

-Certified microclustered water molecules which are up to six times more hydrating

-A negative charge (low ORP) which means it has anti-oxidant properties

-Safe delivery of extra oxygen to your cells

-Filtration of harmful chemicals, toxins, and bacteria

-Tracking of when the filter needs to be changed

-NSF certificiation and he history to back them up – we have the testing, the animal studies, the human studies and are the ones that are used in hospitals all over the world

Competitor Non-Electric Ionizers Provide:

-A two point increase in pH level. This means that if your base water is only a 5 pH, you would only be bringing it up to a neutral 7 pH instead of alkaline water (which would still be better than an acidic 5 pH but important to note). Also, if you are using a base water with a pH of 8 or higher–there are actually quite a few areas around the United States where the tap water is a 9 pH–you could potentially be raising the alkalinity above the recommended 9.5 pH level.

-A negative charge (low ORP) that is only about 1/3 of what an electric ionizer can produce

-Mineral-stripping filtration which in most cases is provided by De-Ionization (DI) Resin which is a toxin that’s basically Super Glue and tar mixed together. When the resin has reached capacity (no way of knowing when without testing) it will actually allow the contaminants into your water and if it’s a low-quality resin the resin itself will also leech into your water. We asked eight water experts who have been in the water filtration industry 10-30 years what their opinion on DI Resin for drinking water products was. Every one of them answered by saying, “DI resin is the nastiest stuff out there and I would never drink a glass of water that’s passed through it.”

-Re-mineralization of the water with “secret ingredients” that are impossible to test or verify

-Uncertified claims of microclustering the water

-No testing to back them up or poof that they are safe for long-term human use

Clearly, non-electric water “ionizers” are inferior to our electric Chanson water ionizers and should not be considered comparable. While they do provide some benefits, they should not be considered “ionizers.”

The only non-electric product we offer is our AlkaTraveler Stick (ATS) which is best described as a portable alkalizer, not an “ionizer.” It is the ONLY product in its category to pass the NSF safety tests in the USA and is safe for long-term use. The ATS contains only natural ingredients (calcium, vitamin C, tourmaline and magnesium) and is not a filter so it should not be used with unfiltered tap water. It is priced at $89, which is a far cry from the $300-$400 that competitors charge for their non-electric “ionizers.” Its design is more compact and convenient than competitor models and comes in a carrying case that can easily fit in your pocket.

For more information, please visit our web site at www.chansonwater.com.

Acidic Ionized Water Effective Against Bedsores, Used to Sterilize & Disinfect Medical Facilities

Pressure ulcers (aka bedsores) have always been a big concern in the healthcare industry due to the fact that they can develop in as little as two hours and potentially lead to a patients death. Now that the federal government no longer reimburses caregiver facilities for the treatment of pressure ulcers, necessity to prevent and find inexpensive ways to treat is at an all-time high. Although the U.S. government has deemed most pressure ulcers to be preventable and avoidable, 2.5 million Americans are treated for bedsores annually, with 60,000 of them dying from related complications.

While prevention is surely key, unfortunately bedsores continue to be a perpetual problem and treatment for just one full-thickness wound could be as high as $70,000, or MILLIONS if a lawsuit ensues.

Fortunately, there is a solution: Chanson ionized acidic water, also known as “miracle water.”

Water ionizers use electrolysis to produce two streams of water — one alkaline, for healthy drinking, and one acidic, for external uses like disinfecting. You just hook the water ionizer machine up to your regular tap and turn ordinary water into filtered, ionized alkaline and acidic miracle water!

Water ionizers were certified in Japan as medical devices by the Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2006 after decades of research in Japan, Korea and Russia. Acidic water produced from water ionizers is used in hospitals and medical facilities across Asia to treat bedsores and sterilize and disinfect skin and equipment due to its amazing antibacterial properties. Even some hotels in the U.S. have replaced their cleaning supplies with ionized acidic water and–after overcoming their initial disbelief–their staff couldn’t be happier with the results!

Our skin is naturally slightly acidic in order to help fight off bacteria, and ionized acidic water is a natural astringent which is safe for undiluted application to the skin and may help clear up blemishes, rashes and dry, rough or itchy skin. Japanese doctors were amazed when it healed pressure ulcers all the way down to the bone!

We know what you’re thinking. How could WATER do all that? We were skeptical of its disinfecting and anti-bacterial qualities too until we personally tested using a restaurant-grade bacteria meter and then we sent it out for professional testing. The Chanson Miracle ionizer has been third party lab tested and verified to be able to make strong acid water that can disinfect on contact!* We tested it on both ecoli and staph germs with outstanding results!

A Chanson ionizer is a valuable investment for any medical facility that should end up paying for itself!

*In 70% of all water sources. Some water sources may require up to five minutes to kill bacteria.