FAQ - Part I
What should I do when I'm not going to use the Alkaline ionizer for a prolonged period
(more than a week or so as a general guide)?
Remove the filter cartridge from the main unit, put it inside a plastic bag, remove the air from the bag and close it, and then store the bag in the refrigerator (NOT THE FREEZER) --Disconnect the power plug. --Before re-using the Alkaline ionizer, install the filter cartridge, re-connect the power plug, and run water through the Alkaline ionizer for about 3 minutes.
If you are not going to use the Alkaline ionizer for a month or more, the water inside the cartridge may have gone bad so it is recommended that you replace the cartridge.
Do I leave the Alkaline ionizer's power on when I won't be using the Alkaline ionizer?
A Leave the power on even while you're not using the Alkaline Ionizer. One reason is so that the electrodes need to be automatically cleaned. Another reason is that the volume of all the water which has run through the Alkaline Ionizer will not be totalized if the Alkaline ionizer is used with its power off and, as a result, the filter cartridge life will not be indicated correctly.
※The power consumption in the standby status is minimal
What are the proportions of the water that comes out of the main spout and the water
that drains out of the Alkaline Ionizer?
The ration is 75% alkaline and 25% acid about 4:1, but attention should be paid to how the amounts are measured. The only way to compare the amounts is to use the same container for the same period of time while water is coming out of the main spout and drain hose.
-- At the beginning, slightly more water comes out of the drain hose.
-- After the flow of water has been stopped, water will drain out from inside the Alkaline Ionizer so a lot of water will accumulate on the drain hose side.
-- If the flow is low, slightly more water comes out of the drain hose.
Why doesn’t any water come out of the drain hose while alkaline ion water or acidic water is being produced?
Check if the drain hose is bent or flattened.
Why is it that it has become difficult to obtain the same pH value compared with
when I first started using the Alkaline Ionizer?
Calcium has built up inside the Alkaline Ionizer, reducing the electrolysis effect. Water Ionizer Machine may need hard cleaning(refer to manual)
Why does the acidic water have an odor (it smells like swimming pool water)?
It’s because acidic water contains a lot of hypochlorous acid. There’s no problem if you use it as is. Electrolysis causes the chlorine ions in the water to collect in acidic water, forming hypochlorous acid.
FAQ - Part II
What is so unique about Water Ionizers?
The Water Ionization Filter is far, far more than just a filter. Initially, the filter functions effectively using silver activated granulated carbon to purify incoming water, just like 99% of household filter systems. What separates it from ordinary water filters or magnetic devices are 3 important additional benefits:
Health Benefits - The alteration to the water molecules (H2O to OH- + HO) creates changes in the physical characteristics of the output alkaline water (change in pH, oxygen content, lower surface tension, radical ions) and Japanese studies have shown significant health benefits.
Unlike devices that filter through magnetic rock, or pre-bottled chemicals-added water, it uses its own microcomputer to accurately control the rate of pH and REDOX (antioxidant quality) output.
Additional Benefits - Alkaline water ionizers improve the taste of food beyond that of normal filtered water. It very often allows users to modify their diet naturally and without stress as the user 's basic pH balance changes, so do the taste buds. Weight loss is a common free bonus of drinking from alkaline water ionizers, and it has a major effect on many teenagers' lifestyles.
Users commonly report major health changes, especially for chronic conditions including skin complaints, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine, arthritis and many more.
Pets love it and their coats will be soft and shiny.
The byproduct acid astringent water is beneficial for skin complaints, may be used as a hair rinse, eye wash, gargle, and for mild antibacterial cleansing. Users have also reported excellent results for fungus and eczema.
How long have Water Ionizers been on the market?
Water Ionizers have been available in the orient for over forty years and in the United States for about 10 years. Invented for industrial use in Russia about 75 years ago, water ionizers were popularized in Japan and began to become somewhat common there around the mid 1980's. Millions of Asian and American families now use this amazing, proven product. Way back in 1992, for instance, 130,000 domestic ionizers were sold in Japan alone. This ionization concept is also used today in industrial applications. Our manufacturer has been providing the best quality ionizers for 20 years. They not only hold patents from the USA, Germany, Japan, Mainland China and Taiwan, but also have received worldwide recognition. In Japan and Korea, water ionizers have been approved by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and are used medicinally in hospitals and clinics.
As the United Nations proclaimed this the Decade of Water (2005-2014), the importance of quality, functional water is growing in our country. Along with this growth in awareness will be the rise of popularity of water ionizers producing functional water. The Rejuvenator Series Water Ionizers will lead the market with the best quality and most convenient functions.
Why is it expensive?
When compared with other units on the market, our water ionizers are the least expensive with the best quality and features. Further, compared to bottled water solutions, it is both economical and environmentally acceptable. If you drank only 2 liters of bottled water a day (not nearly enough water), at only $.89/liter, this would equal $649.70 in bottled water per year. Over the 10 year expected life span of an ionizer, bottled water would cost you $6,497. And that's for only one person. In addition, less than 10% of the plastic water bottles end up being recycled!!
What goes on inside of a Water Ionizer?
It is really a simple process called electrolysis, or ionization, something your body has to do every day to make energy available. It is backed up by the high tech ability of micro-circuitry to maintain quality and regular output, plus the ability, through ionization, to remove harmful chemicals and retain beneficial minerals. This is why Sang Whang, author of "Reverse Aging" calls it REVERSE AGING WATER.
A custom designed motherboard controls all aspects of the process of ionization, while the LCD screen displays the current settings including flow rate, water temperature, filter life, four high pH levels, two low pH levels, neutral water output and the ORP level
Does it matter what the electrodes on a Water Ionizer are composed of?
The electrodes are one of the most important components of a Water Ionizer. It is sometimes suggested that there are units on the market that have stainless steel electrodes or have titanium electrodes coated with iridium. Be assured that Rejuvenator Water Ionizers are of the highest quality standard using titanium electrode plates dipped in platinum, which is one of the main costs of a Water Ionizer. It is important to note that the electrodes are coated, not electroplated with platinum.
Will my Ionizer fit my kitchen tap?
Your water ionizer comes with an adapter kit which will fit most traditional outlets but will not fit some of the designer taps which have pull out handles with a flexible hose. If you have any questions, please call to discuss your faucet set up.
Is it easy to install?
It is actually very simple and far simpler than a DVD player! You attach the sturdy diverter valve to your faucet, attach the supplied hose to the diverter, and the other end to the inlet valve. Another hose attaches to the ionizer to allow the acid water out of the Filter. Plug it in and drink!
How do I get my ordinary tap water once it's attached?
The diverter has a lever which directs your water flow from the tap water faucet to the Ionizer. It has an incorporated aerator for your tap water.
Can it go under my counter?
We have installed some Water Ionizers under the kitchen sink counter. Remember that it needs somewhere for the acid water to flow to. It can go into the dishwasher inlet on the S-bend, but it is valuable water and you'll probably want to keep it for use on your skin, hair, plants or for cleaning. It can even install in a mobile home. Keep in mind that you will want to change pH levels, so you do want easy access to the unit. The Rejuvenator Water Ionizers can also be mounted on the wall.
Why can't I just drink a lot of tap water to be hydrated?
You CAN just drink copious amounts of tap water and you will harvest some of the benefits we speak of, but it still can't penetrate your cells like micro-clustered alkaline, ionized water, and this is why ionized water with its bounty of negative oxygen ions is able to rid you of acid wastes in the cells. It can go where ordinary water cannot, and it has the ammunition to neutralize free radicals, the cause of cancer and aging. This is also the fundamental difference between water ionizers and so-called bottled anti-aging water. This water is 'live'.
Why do different Water Ionizers come with different levels of intensity?
A Water Ionizer should have at least 4 levels of intensity to chose from, plus neutral water. This is mainly because Ionized Water is extremely detoxifying and most of us have toxins built up over our lives in our systems. Drinking too much water at too high a pH too quickly, we might suffer detox reactions such as headaches, flu symptoms or diarrhea. It is suggested, that the older you are, the slower you work your way up from the weaker alkaline water to the highest level. Also those who have a very poor diet or have taken a lot of medicine should adjust slowly. Having 4 levels simply offers the convenience of more levels of strength to chose from, thus allowing people to build their tolerance for Ionized Water more slowly if they wish.
How do I know if I have acidosis or an acid-overloaded system?
Most Westerners do. The pace of life, the state of our foods, the concentration of acid-producing items in our diet means that 99% of people are overloaded.
You can use a litmus urine or saliva test to give you some idea of your acidity. This is not foolproof or definitive, however, because your body is always attempting to balance your acid and alkaline levels and could well be getting rid of a load of acid at the time of the test. It pays to look at your diet.
Why is some water healthier than others?
People located in the Hunza Districts of Pakistan, Shin-Chan areas of China, the Caucasus in Azerbaijan, and in the Andes Mountains live longer with less health problems. Researchers believe that these waters are very pure and have a negative redox potential caused by either intimate contact with certain native volcanic materials/minerals or by cascading over certain igneous rocks. It is believed that Water Ionizers are able to produce the same effect.
What maintenance do water ionizers require?
None, with the exception of changing the filter approximately once a year. The LCD readout tells you when the filter needs to be changed. The Rejuvenator Series Water Ionizers have an automatic cleaning alert every 12 hours. A blue LED light blinks until the unit is turned on for use, then the electrodes reverse polarity creating acid water on the alkaline side and visa versa. They repel any mineral residue that may have accumulated on the electrodes since the last cleaning. The cleaning cycle itself takes about 30 seconds.
Do all Water Ionizers have a silver impregnated carbon filter?
All continuous flow Home Water Ionizers on the market have a carbon filter. The carbon in the filter is silver impregnated in order to retard bacterial growth. The silver that is impregnated in the carbon will NOT leach into the water. Every major manufacturer of carbon filters in the US produces carbon filters with silver impregnation. There are no Water Ionizers currently manufactured that use arsenic in their filters as has been suggested. The standard Rejuvenator filter is a silver impregnated, activated carbon FIBER filter, which is substantially better than a GRANULATED carbon filter. There is an ULTRA filter available for purchase either as a replacement, or at the time of your initial purchase.
What about hard water areas or other detrimental substances?
Some very hard water may require a pre-filter. You can also add pre-filters to remove specific substances, such as fluoride and arsenic.
What are some of the more harmful organisms and chemicals removed from water by the Rejuvenator Ionizer?
Chlorine & Trihalomethanes, Suspended solids, Cryptosporidium, Parasites (cysts), Waterborne flu virus E-coli, Suspended solids, Organic compounds, Bacteria and Radioactive particulates.
What is the advantage of having UV light on a water filtration unit?
The purpose of UV light is for bacterial disinfection. However, on a Water Ionizer this is completely unnecessary. If you have city (municipal) water then your water has already been disinfected through the use of chlorine, which the carbon filter on the Water Ionizer will remove. The carbon fiber in the filter is impregnated with silver to prevent any subsequent bacterial growth. The UV light itself loses much of its effectiveness after the first six months of use and should be replaced often, which is of course an expensive proposition. In addition, the glass tube that the water travels through in order that it can be exposed to the UV light develops a film on it after only a few months, which greatly lessens the effectiveness of the UV light on the water which passes through the tube.
Do Water Ionizers remove fluoride from the water as some have claimed?
There have been statements made regarding Water Ionizers removing fluoride from municipal water. To Ionize means simply to gain or lose an electron. The amount and type of minerals that are present in the water before ionization is the same after ionization, however some amount of certain minerals remain in the alkaline side and some on the acid side. In testing, no more than 50% of the fluoride in the water was removed from the alkaline side to the acidic side. This means that half but not all of the fluoride in the Ionized Water after ionization had migrated to the acidic side of the ionization process which runs into the drain. However, it must be clearly stated that the ionization of the water does NOT completely remove fluoride from the Ionized Water on the alkaline side. To remove fluoride (and arsenic) most effectively you must use a specialized fluoride pre-filter.
What kind of warranty do they have?
We offer a one year warranty on the Rejuvenator Series Water Ionizers. We will repair or replace any part which, in our opinion, is defective during this time. This warranty is voided if the unit has been subjected to tampering, alteration, or improper use after delivery or has been repaired by anyone other than an authorized representative of WaterWorks4u.
Will you still be in business 5 years from now?
Our company, and its subsidiaries, have been in the water products business since 1992. We are passionate about bringing the benefits of ionized water to as many people as we can, and we believe the popularity of water ionizers will continue to grow, and we will grow as well.
FAQ - Ionized Water
What exactly is Ionized Water?
Ionization simply means to gain or lose an electron. Water that has been ionized becomes either alkaline or acidic, meaning that the pH has been adjusted up or down.
Alkaline water is full of Hydroxyl ions. This is the water we drink that has many Health Benefits.
Acidic water is full of Hydrogen ions. This is water that we apply only to the outside of our body. It is also great for plant growth.
How does the Water Ionizer produce ionized water?
Water is run over positive and negative electrodes, which ionizes the water. It is then separated into alkaline and acidic water as it passes through membranes. It accomplishes this by repelling the water now that it has been "charged" into positive and negative ions.
Why should I drink Ionized Water?
There are four main benefits to Ionized Water.
First and foremost, alkaline ionized water is a powerful antioxidant, very negatively charged, which neutralizes free radicals. Free Radical damage causes us to age and causes disease. Some people spend significant dollars a month purchasing antioxidant supplements for anti-disease, anti-aging and anti-cancer. Since Ionized Water is a liquid antioxidant, it is easily absorbed into the body which makes it much more effective and a potent antioxidant.
Secondly, one the Ionized Antioxidant in the form of Hydroxyl Ions (oxygen molecule with an extra electron) donates its extra electrons to free radicals (oxygen molecule that is missing one electron) you are left with lots of extra oxygen. Ionized Water gives you energy and mental clarity (no more brain fog!) by providing your body with lots of oxygen! This is one of the most incredible aspects of Ionized Water! Furthermore, in 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize for his work showing that cancer cannot live in the presence of abundant oxygen.
Thirdly, Ionized Water Balances body pH because it is very alkaline. Our diet is often extremely acidic. Meat, fish, dairy, soft drinks, fast foods & processed foods deposit acid waste in our bodies that builds up over time and creates an ideal environment for diseases of all kinds to thrive. Look at any cancer patient, for instance, and their bodies are invariably acidic to some degree. This is, of course, true even with children. Chronic soft drink consumers such as children put themselves in grave danger by allowing their bodies to build up acid waste. Many end up with serious diseases at a very young age. Additionally, most of us are dehydrated, which causes our acidic wastes left over from our daily metabolic processes to accumulate, compounding the over acidity. Maintaining an alkaline pH helps us to maintain an environment in our bodies that is NOT conducive to disease. It may take years depending on how acidic your body is, but Ionized Water, because of its alkaline properties, will flush acid waste from our bodies.
Fourth, Ionized Water has a different molecular cluster size due to its reduced surface tension. The clusters contain only five to six water molecules in regular hexagonal shapes instead of the ten to twelve molecules found in conventional water (including distilled, reverse osmosis and bottled waters) water molecule clusters. This smaller or "reduced" water is much more hydrating than conventional water, as it can penetrate the cell wall faster and more easily, as well as get into the finest of capillaries that conventional water cannot reach. Therefore, ionized water is significantly more hydrating and detoxifying than conventional water.
The detoxification properties of Ionized Water are powerful and astounding. They simply cannot be ignored. A Water Ionizer has different levels of intensity because the average person cannot start out drinking strongly ionized Water. This is particularly true of the elderly, who need to start out at the lowest level and work their way up slowly. People who have spent a lifetime building up acid waste in their bodies will suffer headaches, flu symptoms and diarrhea if they drink too much too soon at too high a pH level.
How does Ionized Water taste compared with conventional water?
A common remark regarding the taste of Ionized Water is that it tastes smoother and lighter than conventional water. This is because of the molecule cluster size and shape. Since it is small and regular shaped, it feels smooth because it is. It also does not fill you up and bloat you the way conventional water can do if you drink a lot of it at once.
How Long does Ionized Water stay Ionized?
The Antioxidant (hydroxyl ions) will last approximately 18-24 hours. The Higher pH (alkaline properties) will last approximately 1-2 weeks. The smaller molecule cluster size will last approximately 1-3 months.
Does Ionized Water have any negative effects?
Absolutely none, as long as it is used properly. Only the alkaline water should be consumed. NEVER DRINK THE ACIDIC WATER. We have never seen a single negative effect from Ionized Water, either alkaline or acidic, as long as it is used properly.
Who should drink it?
Anyone and everyone, young and old, human or animal. It is beneficial to some degree to nearly everyone and everything it comes in contact with.
How should I start drinking it?
Start out slow at level one, drinking 1-3 glasses per day. If the water agrees with you, increase the amount you drink and the level of Ionization intensity. The stronger, the better, but take your time in building up to the higher levels. The antioxidant is most powerful on the high levels. You will of course experience more energy at the higher levels, but the fresher the ionized water is, the stronger these properties are. Should you experience detoxification symptoms, be aware they can be STRONG and unmistakable. However, this only lasts a short time.
Can it be used commercially?
Yes, in innumerable ways. In the dairy industry, with live stock, healthier, faster growing crops, etc. All this is now being demonstrated, albeit slowly, to these industries. The Alkaline Ionized Water should be fed to the animals. The Acidic Ionized Water will benefit the crops, as well as the livestock in that it will help keep a much lower mortality rate and cleaner environment, keeping in mind the acidic water retards bacteria and bacterial growth. Tests are underway in various industries demonstrating the positive effects of Ionized Water but they are still in their infancy.
How does Ionized Water effect athletes?
In an extremely positive way, as you might expect. Blood oxygen levels will rise varying amounts with regular use of strong Ionized Water. This increases stamina, endurance and provides the muscles tissue and organs with high amounts of oxygen which the human body often lacks, even in athletes because of inadequate diets. If professional and amateur sports were to discover this, it would eventually become one of the most established benefits to athletes everywhere. That will happen, but acceptance of Ionized Water will take time.
Why should I buy a Water Ionizer?
It is best to drink freshly ionized water for it's full wellness promoting benefits. You cannot buy bottled water with the qualities of freshly ionized water. Further, compared to bottled water solutions, it is both economical and environmentally acceptable. If you drank only 2 liters of bottled water a day (not nearly enough water), at only $.89/liter, this would equal $649.70 in bottled water per year. Over the 10 year expected life span of an ionizer, bottled water would cost you $6,497 - and that's just for one person!
To have Acidic Water on hand 24 hours a day is worth the price of the Ionizer alone. Once you have begun to use it and take advantage of its incredible properties, you will know that you have made the right decision to purchase one.