Water Ionizers - Scams and Truths


  • Experts do not recommend drinking water over pH 9.5 – experts such as Dr. Theodore Baroody (author Alkalize or Die), Sang Wang (Reverse Aging) and the Korean FDA plus Japanese Ministry of Health.
  • Naturally occurring alkaline and ionized water is NOT generally over pH 9 nor does it have artificially high – ORP. We know – we went to Vilcabamba, Ecuador to meet with the people in the Valley of Longevity and to test their water.
  • Almost all alkaline water drinkers surveyed say they do not drink water that is over pH 9.5 - they do not enjoy the taste!
  • Technology always gets smaller in size as it evolves – not bigger - can you think of a product that gets bigger as the electronics evolve (think cell phones, laptop computers, televisions, stereos, etc.)?
  • AlkaViva water ionizers have super-efficient, compact cells that outperform the larger cells with more plates. Watch the video of the USA, EPA certified, independent, lab test comparing different ionizer brands.
  • The USA based Tennant Company selected AlkaViva cells for their superior performance and reliability after spending over $200,000 testing manufacturers’ cells. Their ec-h2O cleaning machines have won numerous awards and set a new environmental standard.
  • Larger cells mean that you may get an oversized ionizer. Always read the water ionizer information available and be aware of ionizer dimensions before buying.
  • Bigger plates use more watts and amps, but do not have the available voltage to deliver it efficiently because the plate size is so much bigger it adds resistance – over four times the resistance. The larger plates require a faster flow of electrons but operate with less predictability and efficiency. This actually creates more stress on the plating causing degradation of your alkaline water filter system over time.

What Information Should We Focus On?

  • How contaminant free is your alkaline ionized water? The “bigger is better” conversation completely ignores filtration – crucial for healthy water. AlkaViva is the only company that offers UltraWater™, our USA made alkaline water filtration technology that is capable of removing 99.9% of virtually all contaminants.
  • Durability – ionizer performance over time. Water has minerals that will build up on the plates over time and reduce performance. Our alkaline water ionizers offer the DARC II Cleaning System, that has a 1:1 cleaning ratio while others are 30:1 or worse! DARC II eliminates scale on the plates.
  • Where do the plates and cells come from? There are many poor quality water ionizers with over sized, old-technology cells on the market that come from China so buyer beware. The materials for AlkaViva’s Smart Electrodes are sourced in Japan and manufactured with Korean excellence. More cells and larger plates lead to an increase in EMF radiation, heat, wattage use and cell burn. AlkaViva alkaline water ionizers operate so efficiently, they use 1/3 the power which is 1/3 the EMF.
  • Who is the manufacturer? We have led the industry in manufacturing excellence and innovation. Our manufacturing partners have been making ionizers for companies such as Hyundai, Samsung, LG and Toyo for over 30 years.
  • Buy with confidence! Our story establishes us as the oldest ionizer company in the USA. We are the only company with WQA certified water specialists on staff and an A+ ranking with the BBB. We have watched many companies come and go – leaving customers without replacement filters or warranty service.
  • What are the policies of the USA distribution company? AlkaViva was the first company to offer 5 years warranty and now limited life time warranty on their alkaline water ionizers. Also compare our satisfaction and return policies to other companies. We lead the alkaline water filter industry and others follow.
  • What certifications do we offer? AlkaViva was the USA first importer to have its filters made in the USA using 100% NSF certified components and to be certified to UL standards for its ionizers. Our manufacturing partners are ISO 9001 and 14001 certified and hold too many certificates, awards and accolades to fully list! .

Buying an ionizer is a serious investment. DO NOT be misled by marketing hyperbole and misinformation that is slickly packaged by crafty web developers on attractive websites!

Click the links, read our information, and educate yourself – bigger isn’t better. You will see why AlkaViva is the Smart Shopper’s choice and it will help you make the best possible choice for you, your friends and your family. Please be cautious about comparison sites that claim (and look) to be making independent comparisons of different brands. Most are “shill” sites that pay top dollar for paid clicks in the search engines. They recommend their own particular brand or brands.