A step-by-step guide to installation for any H2 Ionizer including the Vesta H2, Athena H2 and Melody II. Produced by AlkaViva's Technical Support department.
The benefits of molecular, hydrogen-infused water are clear, and are covered in this article. As the word gets out about H2 and the market grows, more options are becoming available to consumers. Some of these include:
Magnesium Sticks (including bottles with magnesium sticks)
Non-electric Ionizers / Filters
Hydrogen Tablets and Powders
Magnesium Sticks: Mg + Water = H2
Electric Water Ionizers
Electric water ionizers are the most proven and convenient way to create molecular hydrogen – or H2 and have a 30+ year track record of improvements/ patents in this regard. An ionizer, as a flow through device, produces H2 water on-demand; you turn it on and you can instantly enjoy H2 at the level you like. Electric ionizers also offer other benefits such as alkaline water or acidic water, with selectable controls that enable you to use the water in a myriad of “functional” ways.
One added benefit is that, in the ionization process, the levels of fluoride ions and chemical compounds such as nitrates, phosphates and cyanide are reduced as they get attracted towards the acid water side. AlkaViva has test results from the University of Nevada at Reno documenting this benefit. Electric water ionizers are the only method for generating H2 that carry approval as a health devices (Japan and Korean governments).
All AlkaViva water ionizers employ a patented technology that reverses the polarity with every use, ensuring the plates are maintained in a pristine condition and preserving their ability to generate therapeutic levels of H2. AlkaViva also offers the only USA-made filters which were shown to reduce virtually all contaminants to 99.9% in EPA-certified lab testing. Water Ionizers, however, are not affordable for everyone or practical in all situations and there exist more affordable options.
Neutral Water Electric H2 Generators
There is a newer technology appearing on the market that is a significant departure from both the electric ionizers and the magnesium-based, non-electric methods that produce dissolved H2. These electric H2 generators are designed to create dissolved H2 in neutral pH water. Until they are tested extensively in the market over time, their durability remains unproven but a definite plus is that they can create good levels of H2 or hydrogen water.
AlkaViva is now also importing their own hydrogen generators and will be carefully observing performance and reliability over time, since unlike Korea or Japan, there is such a wide range in water quality and conditions in the USA which impact long-term performance. We will be recommending UltraWater pre-treatment because the two standard filters (carbon and .01m filters) are produced in Asia and while they offer a good reduction of microorganisms, offer limited contaminant reduction.
The best hydrogen generators are flow through devices like water ionizers. Cheaper models are inconvenient, requiring you to pour a limited amount of water into a container and then wait while hydrogen is infused into the water. These models also do not usually filter the water.
Non-electric Ionizers / Filters
There are healing natural springs around the world. Among them, are places like Nordenau (Germany), Tlacote (Mexico) and Hita Tenryosui, Japan. Research has documented that these waters contain dissolved molecular hydrogen1-3 along with alkaline minerals. These springs get their healing characteristics through contact with natural alkaline earth metals and minerals. It is important to note that the hydrogen level from the best natural healing spring is well below the H2 level possible from an average water ionizer.
If quality filters are used in non-electric ionizers, then contaminants will be removed while helpful minerals are allowed to pass through. This creates a clean, healthy water that is designed to imitate nature's healing springs. Unfortunately, today's tap water is nothing like the water from natural springs. It often contains a host of chemicals, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and other toxic substances, and it is an oxidizing agent. Most countertop units that produce H2 do not address the tap water contamination issue. Their filters remove or reduce chlorine and some other contaminants (but not all).
One countertop filter stands out in regard to its filtration capability. The elita CT700 from AlkaViva not only generates H2, but also creates very clean, alkaline, ionized water. The elita incorporates proprietary USA-made UltraWater filtration technology. Independent, USA EPA, certified laboratory testing confirms that up to 99.9% of virtually all tap water contaminants (a total of 172 were tested) are removed with the UltraWater filtration technology!
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