Study finds ionized alkaline water beneficial for brain health

The results of a 2011 study titled “The neuroprotective effects of electrolyzed reduced water and its model water containing molecular hydrogen and Pt nanoparticles” suggest that ionized alkaline water is “beneficial for the prevention and alleviation of oxidative stress-induced human neurodegenerative diseases.”

Can you imagine?Being able to protect your brain by simply changing the type of water you drink?

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NOTE: Electrolyzed reduced water is just another name for ionized alkaline water produced by an electric water ionizer. Chanson Water does not support animal testing, we are merely sharing the results of a study conducted by others.

Water Ionizer Marketing Scams

Chanson Water is a company of integrity, and we pride ourselves on being honest and transparent with our customers. In this video, CEO Nedalee Thomas talks about some of the main water ionizer marketing scams out there, including:

-Fake awards

-Paid research advertised as “independent 3rd party testing”

-Misleading ORP levels

-Why “more power” and different plates are not necessarily a good thing but are marketed as such

Don’t get caught up in the hype of misleading marketing. Do your due diligence when researching the different water ionizer companies and determining which is right for you. And please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions we can help answer.

Cleopatra’s Beauty Secret: Revealed

It is widely believed that Cleopatra’s beautiful skin can be attributed to bathing in milk and honey. But what if that wasn’t her only beauty secret? What if the water she drank also played a significant role?

One thing we know for sure: Cleopatra didn’t drink SmartWater or tap water that had toxic chemicals like chlorine and fluoride added to it. Back then, her only water sources would have been wells and the river Nile itself.

Ancient Water Purification Methods

It turns out that the origin of water filtration dates back to ancient Egypt, where–as early as 2000 B.C.–water was passed through a cloth sleeve to filter out some of the larger impurities before drinking.

The Egyptians would also allow smaller sediment to settle at the bottom of a large urn and siphon the upper layer of water for drinking, and used almonds to clarify river water.

The ancient Greeks would also sanitize water by boiling, straining, exposing to sunlight, charcoal filtering, and filtering water through sand.

Ancient Water Ionization Methods

Even more interesting is that in Grecian and Roman times, water was stored in urns of copper and brass overnight. The end result of which was clear and sweet drinking water, due to the electrolytic reaction that took place in the copper and brass.

Copper is a chemical element with a very high thermal and electrical conductivity, and brass is a mixture of copper and zinc, an alkaline mineral. So it appears that ancient Greeks and Romans are the actual founders of water ionization, a discovery which took place before Christ was even born!

Presumably, only the rich could afford these urns and this water purification method, and thus it is conceivable that Cleopatra would have drank ionized water, regardless of if she were aware of the science behind it. (Although Cleopatra ruled Egypt, she was of Greek decent and eventually joined Cesar in Rome.)

How You Can Benefit From This Ancient Beauty Secret

Today, technology allows us to create our own ionized water through the use of a kitchen appliance called a water ionizer which turns ordinary tap water into healthy alkaline ionized water for drinking.

Dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone, author of The Perricone Prescription says, “The fountain of youth did not spew forth diet soda and OJ–it’s always been good old H2O…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 is up to six times more hydrating than tap or bottled water, contains three times more antioxidants than a glass of OJ, and is able to hydrate cells to twice their size. The result? Deeper hydration and clearer, softer, more youthful skin.

Fortunately, we do not have to result to labor-intensive, time-consuming ancient methods of filtration and ionization. We now have the luxury of installing a pre-filter which only needs to be changed about once a year, and a water ionizer which will produce alkaline ionized water instantly.

Cut Cravings & Overcome Addictions with Ionized Alkaline Water

There are many holistic approaches that one can take on the road to drug, nicotine, painkiller or alcohol addiction recovery including aromatherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, and meditation–treatments that are as old as time and have a proven track record.

But did you know that drinking ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer can also help detox, balance, and nourish your cells, while cutting cravings and increasing the effectiveness of vitamins, minerals, and other treatments?

The problem

All drugs and alcohol are acidifying to the body. This means that consuming these substances upsets our delicate pH balance. Because our blood needs to remain at about 7.4 pH at all times in order to survive, our bodies rely on an internal alkaline mineral reserve in order to offset the acidity created by our daily diets and lifestyles.

Unfortunately, after years of poor eating habits and/or substance abuse, these reserves get depleted. Our bodies are then forced to borrow alkaline minerals from less crucial body parts like our eyes and bones in order to neutralize the overacidity and prevent death. This explains why the older we get, the more likely we are to need eyeglasses or be diagnosed with osteoporosis.

In addition to being overacidic, most Americans are also chronically dehydrated. Because our bodies rely on water for everything from transmitting messages between brain cells to digesting food and waste, we may be suffering from a number of dehydration-related ailments like memory loss, fatigue, constipation and many more.

The solution

One of the first steps to addiction recovery is ridding your body of the traces of the drug through a form of detox. What better way to cleanse your system of all the acidic substances than with water, nature’s cure?

Ionized alkaline water differs from tap and bottled water in many ways, including:

  • It is alkaline on the pH scale, which can help with acid-alkaline and chemical imbalance
  • It can better penetrate and detoxify your cells due to a smaller water molecule size
  • It contains bioavailable ionized alkaline minerals to nourish your cells from the inside out

Ionized alkaline water is found in nature in fresh flowing waters and streams, where the friction of the water hitting the rocks creates an electrical charge that ionizes the water. Electrical water ionizers recreate this natural process so that anyone can drink fresh, ionized alkaline water from the comfort of their own home or treatment facility. All you need is a working outlet and faucet, and the Chanson water ionizer will produce ideal drinking water for years to come!

While everyone can benefit from a water ionizer, recovering addicts may find additional value from the machine in the form of detox and bioavailable minerals. Due to the acidic nature of substance abuse, your body is likely starved for alkaline minerals. Not only do water ionizers ionize the minerals found in the water,  but they can also make any vitamins, minerals, or supplements you take with the water more easily absorbed by your body. Users report feeling cleaner, more hydrated, and more energized.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only. The author of this article is not a medically trained physician; therefore, any theories or suggestions put forward are intended to supplement and not replace the advice of medically or legally trained professionals.

Your Guide to Detoxing with a Water Fast

There are many benefits to water fasting.

A fast is a specified period of time where you go without food in order to give your body a break from digestion and to detoxify.

Water fasting requires eating or drinking nothing but water, although small amounts of lemon or lime in the water are acceptable due their alkalizing effects if desired.

Even those who follow an extremely healthy diet can benefit from a water fast, because our bodies accumulate toxins that need to be flushed out periodically. When your body is given a break from the day to day tasks of breaking down the food you ingest and balancing your blood pH, it is easier to detoxify.

How and When to do a Water Fast

Water fasting can be done in whatever time period you feel comfortable with. You may start with one day a week or a weekend and leave it at that, or eventually work your way up to a week or even a month or more. As with anything, the longer you are able to endure a water fast, the more noticeable your results should be.

Because we naturally tend to eat less during the summer months, now is a great time to try a water fast, provided that you don’t schedule it during a vacation, BBQ or birthday party where you will be tempted to indulge in yummy food, or a particularly taxing event on the body like running a marathon or moving house.

How to Prepare for a Water Fast

It’s best to ease into a water fast by building up your vitamin and mineral reserves and drinking only fresh unprocessed juices in the days leading up to the fast. Gentle colon cleansing before and during the fast with enemas is also recommended. Taking it easy and getting lots of rest during the fast is also essential so that your body can fully utilize its energy to heal itself from the inside out.

Benefits of Water Fasting

Jennifer Thompson, author of A Comprehensive Guide to Water Fasting, notes that she was able to dispel over 21 feet of intestinal round worms and lose 33 pounds during her 40 day water fast, as well as feel “clearer in the mind and spirit and more balanced and peaceful” afterwards.

Nedalee Ruiz of Chanson Water USA says, “As a person who has done many water only fasts, my first one being 9 days and my longest being 21 days, I can say that the greatest benefit is the enhanced flavor of food when I return to eating. Not just the joy of having food, but that it tastes so much better than before I detoxed with the fast.”

Breaking a Water Fast

When it’s time to break a water fast, you will want to ease out of it just like you eased into it. Indulging in comfort foods right away can lead to illness, as it is a shock to the system, particularly if you’ve been on a long water fast. Fresh juices and other liquids like blended soups are ideal foods to use to break a water fast.

The Best Type of Water for a Fast

As a general rule, we recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces daily to replace the water you lose naturally. During a water fast, you may need to drink more in order to feel full.

But the quality of the water you drink is just as important as the quantity. Ionized alkaline water from a Chanson water ionizer is believed by many doctors and scientists to be the best kind of drinking water shy of a natural unpolluted spring. Ionized alkaline water is full of bioavailable alkaline minerals and antioxidants which can nourish and energize you while helping you get and stay pH balanced. It has amazing detoxification properties and is supercharged for better overall health.

What Chanson Water USA Brought to Market in 2012

Last year we added several new and exciting products to our already outstanding line.

In case you missed them, here’s a roundup:

Chanson White Patterned Miracle M.A.X. Water Ionizer

Offering all of the same great features and benefits as our original sleek black Miracle M.A.X., this new model showcases a beautiful patterned white design so that you can choose the design which best suits your kitchen. M.A.X. was the first ionizer to use nutritious Himalayan salt to create strong acid water rather than chemical injections and can produce antibacterial acid water in ANY water source.

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Chanson Revolution Commercial-Grade Water Ionizer

The Revolution is a 9-plate commercial-grade ionizer which can outperform even an 11-plate ionizer. It is designed for restaurants and other businesses which require frequent usage. Like the 7-plate Miracle M.A.X., it features a Himalayan salt port and can produce strong acid water in ANY water source.

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Encol by Chanson Bottleless Water Dispenser – Free Standing & Countertop Units

The Encol by Chanson Bottleless Water Dispenser is lightweight and is available in both countertop and free standing models. Imagine no longer having to wait or pay for bottle delivery, and no longer having to lug or store heavy water bottles. Instead you can transform your ordinary tap water into a fresh, filtered, on demand, eco-friendly water supply. You’ll save time, money and energy while helping the environment by investing in an Encol by Chanson Bottleless Water Dispenser over bottle delivery.

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Chanson Miracle Sanitizer

The Chanson Miracle Sanitizer reduces and eliminates odors and bacteria from your home by dispensing activated oxygen into air or liquids. It has hundreds of of uses and good for your health, your wallet, and the environment because it can replace dozens of chemical toxic cleaners and air fresheners.

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Chanson NANO2 Filtration System

The Chanson NANO2 Filtration System is an improvement over the original Nano due to requiring no electricity, a 40% weight reduction, and a lower end user price. Just as with the original Nano, the NANO2 uses high pressure created by a pump to separate contaminants from the water supply. Water is forced through a membrane that has tiny holes which are no larger than .0001 micron. This causes VOC’s, SOC’s, bacteria, viral contaminants and a host of other unwanted water pollutants to be removed. It comes with a durable 3.2 gallon holding tank so that you have an on-demand water supply.

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What to Expect From Chanson in 2013

You can expect to see new and exciting innovations from Chanson in 2013, with a focus on continually improving filtration and users results on our products!

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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!

Applications of Ionized Acid Water: Body, Skin & Hair


Your body is constantly struggling to achieve alkaline-acid balance, just like it must always be regulating its temperature. Your blood must remain slightly alkaline at 7.365 pH 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in order to survive.

When we continuously consume acidic food and drinks, our body has to compensate by borrowing alkaline minerals from places like our eyes, bones and teeth in order to combat the acidity (and thus prevent death).

A healthy body is slightly alkaline on the inside and slightly acidic (to fight off viruses and bacteria) on the outside. But most people are struggling with an overacidic internal environment, and overly alkaline skin. An overacidic internal environment can lead to weight gain and diseases of all kinds, while overly alkaline skin may reveal itself in the form of pimples, fungus, skin conditions like rashes, etc.

One solution is to drink ionized alkaline water and eat more alkaline foods (vegetables, non-sweet fruits, nuts and seeds) which will help combat the internal acidity and naturally help correct the external problem. Another solution for the skin, body and hair is to topically apply ionized acid water in order to achieve alkaline-acid balance externally. You can get both types of ionized water (alkaline and acid) from a water ionizer for pennies on the gallon.

Ionized acid water with a pH of 5.5 is a natural astringent with antibacterial properties that can also reduce inflammation. The Japanese refer to it as “beauty water” because it is so beneficial for the skin, and those who wash with it tend to look younger and healthier than those who using ordinary tap water or even expensive beauty products.

Here are some of the many applications of ionized acid water on the body, skin and hair:


  • Skin toner, anti-aging serum, wrinkle reducer
  • Blemish reducer, scars, sunburns, ingrown nails/hairs
  • Hand sanitizer, aftershave
  • Skin rashes/irritations
  • Dry/chapped skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, ringworm


  • Conditioner
  • Dandruff relief
  • Detangler
  • Rinse
Personal Deodorizer/Disinfectant
  • Deodorant/antiperspirant, athletes foot, jock itch, toe fungus
  • Mouthwash, gargle for sore throat, toothpaste, canker sores/cold sores
  • Female yeast conditions and other female issues, enemas
  • Add to a sick child’s bathwater to kill germs and viruses
  • Try for pink eye, ear infections, or snorting for nasal congestion and sinus relief

First Aid

  • Burns
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Boils, blisters, bedsores
  • Bug bites, poison ivy

Ionized acid water is an eco-friendly, budget-friendly, multipurpose fluid that can save you hundreds a year on skin, body and hair products. Invest in a water ionizer today, and start enjoying the many benefits of ionized acid water for beauty and body care.

I is for Ionized Alkaline Water + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the ninth installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

I is for Ionized Alkaline Water

Ionized alkaline water can be made using a small kitchen appliance called a water ionizer. It hooks up directly to your tap and restructures the water using the process of electrolysis.

Ionized alkaline water promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Helps regulate the body’s internal pH
  • Detoxifies your cells
  • Provides increased energy and better sleep
  • Is up to six times more hydrating than regular water
  • Provides faster recovery from injuries, and fewer aches and pains
  • Is naturally able to support weight loss
  • May help decrease incidences and lengths of colds and flus
  • Provides greater mental focus and enhanced memory

Ionized Alkaline Water recipes to try:

Start using ionized alkaline water whenever water is called for in a recipe.

Related articles:

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: J is for Jicama.

5 Ways to Conquer Your Sugar Cravings

The American Heart Association recommends that women limit their sugar intake to 6 teaspoons a day and men are allowed 9 teaspoons. But in reality we are consuming an average of 22 teaspoons a day, and just one soda exceeds the daily limit at over 9 teaspoons.

With excess sugar leading to a myriad of diseases and conditions like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, weight gain, premature aging and candida, its important that we try to limit our sugar intake as much as possible. Artificial sweeteners are not a solution as they often contain dangerous toxins that should be avoided.

So what is one to do when one of those pesky sugar cravings strike?

Here are our suggestions for conquering your sugar cravings:

1. Give Your Body What it Really Needs, Not What it Thinks it Needs

Studies show that when humans crave sweets, what we really need is chromium, sulfur, carbon, phosphorus, and tryptophan. Healthy foods like broccoli, grapes, dried beans, nuts,  legumes, fresh fruit, sweet potato, spinach, kale, cabbage, and calciferous vegetables contain those elements and should be snacked on when sugar cravings strike.

2. Drink Ionized Alkaline Water

Ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer contains an electric charge which creates a craving to drink more water. Additionally, prolonged use of ionized alkaline water can cause sweets to become too sweet for your taste, making them less appealing. Ionized alkaline water is also very detoxifying to the body and may help flush out Candida. By replacing one sugary beverage like soda for a glass of water, you will take in about 45 less grams of sugar.

3. Swap Your Sweetener

Stevia is an all-natural sweetener with a low glycemic index that is available in both powdered and liquid form. It actually offers some health benefits and is sweeter than sugar so a little can go a long way. It is a great alternative to white and brown sugar and artificial sweeteners.

4. Reduce Temptation

As with any diet, clearing the pantry of the unhealthy foods you are trying to avoid will reduce your chances of overindulging on sweets. Start reading labels and stop buying the sweets you know you shouldn’t be eating. Even non-sugary junk foods should be avoided as they can be addicting.

5. Keep Your Hormones in Check

Stress creates cortisol, which increases blood sugar levels and creates sugar cravings. Meditation can help keep sugar cravings at bay by reducing stress, and eating small frequent meals will keep blood sugar stable. Also, when your serotonin levels are stable, you are less likely to have cravings for sweets, so try boosting your serotonin levels with a low glycemic diet, daily exercise and plenty of sleep.

Chanson Water USA believes that a plant-based alkaline diet supplemented with ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer is the key to natural health and wellness. Grab your free copy of their new Alkaline Recipes Ebook and visit for more information.