Do pH Water Machines Really Work?

As a prominent water ionizer distributor and manufacturer, of course we are going to tell you that yes, pH water machines really work.

But don’t just take our word for it. Read the dozens of customer testimonials, doctor and athlete endorsements, scientific studies and articles we have collected on the subject.

The Science Behind It

Water ionizers replicate what happens in nature when alkaline mineral-rich water flows over rocks, creating a negative charge, or -ORP (oxidation reduction potential). Through the process of electrolysis, water ionizers are able to separate H- ions and H+ ions, resulting in two streams of water – alkaline for drinking and acidic for eco-friendly skincare and cleaning purposes. They also microcluster the water, which makes the water drops smaller and easier to penetrate cells for deeper hydration and detoxification, and ionize the minerals which makes them more easily absorbed by the body.


pH water machines are not a scam or just hype. In fact, there are three very simple scientific ways to test the water to see that they produce water which is different from other waters.

1. pH testing can be done by adding reagent drops to the water and comparing the resulting color to a pH chart. Most ionizers come with a pH testing kit, which will allow you to see how alkaline, neutral or acid your tap water is as well as test the water made with an ionizer at different settings. A pH meter will also tell you the pH of a liquid and is used widely in the wine industry.

2. Another measurement that can be done on alkaline ionized water to prove its effectiveness is with an ORP meter. Alkaline liquids all have a -ORP, while acidic liquids like coffee, tea, soda and most bottled waters all have a +ORP. ORP represents the amount of oxidizers (aka free radicals) or antioxidants that a substance has. Anything with a +ORP is oxidizing to the body and accelerates aging, while alkaline ionized water has a -ORP and is rich in anti-oxidants.

3. Finally, a TDS meter can be used to measure the amount of Total Dissolved Solids in the water. Water found in nature always contains TDS, whereas reverse osmosis and bottled waters usually contain little or no TDS. Alkaline ionized water from a water ionizer contains an abundant amount of bioavailable alkaline minerals, or TDS.

Physical Results

Not interested in doing any scientific testing but want to see, feel and taste results?

When you first start drinking alkaline ionized water, the first thing you will notice is that the water has a silkier and smoother feel than regular water, and it won’t leave you feeling bloated or waterlogged. You’ll also need to make much more frequent trips to the restroom for the first few weeks–a sure sign that the water is detoxifying your cells. You are also likely to feel energized, unless you are particularly loaded with toxins in which case you might feel flu-like symptoms while your body detoxifies, followed by increased energy. And if you soak your produce with alkaline ionized water, you will notice fuller flavor.

But the benefits of a pH water machine don’t end with the alkaline ionized water for drinking. If you apply low pH acid water to your skin, you are likely to notice fewer lines and softer skin. And if you spray it on carpet or fabric stains, you’ll be able to see the amazing stain-fighting properties in action. In fact, there are many, many uses for low pH acid water that you are missing out on by not owning a water ionizer!

Why Reverse Osmosis Water is Harmful to Health

The extreme water filtration process known as reverse osmosis rids tap water of virtually all nasty toxins, contaminants and bacteria, making it as pure and crystal clear as can be.

Sounds great, right?

Not exactly.

The problem with reverse osmosis (R/O) is that it works TOO well. In addition to removing all of the impurities, it also strips the water of all the valuable alkaline minerals your body needs to thrive. Essentially, R/O water is dead and lifeless, and most bottled waters on the market today are made with R/O water, not the pristine mountain spring water the ads may lead you to believe.

Although reverse osmosis water is very pure, you will never find it in nature. Water in nature always has total dissolved solids (TDS) in it. TDS are dissolved substances or minerals found in natural waters, which are what give the water life and help to nourish our bodies.

Due to the removal of alkaline minerals, R/O water has an acidic pH level instead of a neutral or alkaline pH which municipal tap water sources mandate. It also has a positive oxidation reduction potential (or +ORP) value, which means it is oxidizing to the body and creates cell-damaging free radicals.

When we consume acidic foods and liquids, our bodies are forced to rob themselves of alkaline minerals like calcium from our bones and magnesium from our heart to offset the unnatural imbalance, creating a mineral deficiency!

Over time, this continuous act of robbing Peter to pay Paul can take a real toll on our health. It’s no wonder that heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, vision loss and other lifestyle-related diseases are rampant in our society today–most of us are drinking the wrong kind of water!

R/O systems waste approximately five gallons of water per gallon made, and that’s not including the water and oil needed to create the plastic bottles they often come in! With many scholars predicting a water and oil crisis in the not-so-distant future, it’s important to be water wise now more than ever.

A Better Drinking Water Solution

Alkaline ionized water from a Chanson water ionizer is full of bioavailable minerals, has an alkaline pH and an energizing, free-radical fighting -ORP. Chanson ionizers duplicate what happens in nature when water runs over rocks through electrolysis, separating alkaline and acidic ions so the remaining drinking water is healthy, mineral-rich and closer to what nature intended.

Water ionizers hook directly up to your tap, providing an on-demand water supply that is much cheaper, more convenient and better for the environment than bottled or homemade R/O water in the long run.

Because the onboard filter(s) that all brands of water ionizers come with provide a level of filtration far inferior to R/O systems, we strongly recommend pairing a drinking water pre-filter with your water ionizer. Or, if you already have a R/O system installed you can add a remineralizer in order for the ionizer to have minerals to ionize.

You will not get the same benefits from remineralized R/O water or a bottle of mineral water as you will from filtered water run through a water ionizer. This is because the minerals have not been ionized which makes them better absorbed by the body, nor has it been microclustered, which Japanese scientists believe makes it up to six times more hydrating and detoxifying. And finally because it has not been given a negative charge which helps fight free radicals instead of creating them.

Properly filtered alkaline ionized water from a Chanson water ionizer is the solution. Stop drinking dead, acidic, mineral-leeching R/O water today. Visit us at for more information.