Kangen water is safe to drink as itís just alkaline water, Kangen water uses tap water as its source so it contains the same minerals and salts as are in the tap water, filtered alkaline waters may have the salts and minerals removed and that means your body wonít be getting the essential salts and minerals from water that are needed to maintain good health.
Bottled mineral waters can often have a higher pH than you think, so if you think that just because itís a natural mineral water it will be alkaline you might be surprised to find just how acid some of these mineral waters are, mineral waters can often contain other contaminants which would be filtered by a Kangen machines filters.
Kangen water does not add anything to water or remove anything from water, a Kangen machine is a water ioniser that turns water to a specific pH using electrolysis, that pH might be acid or alkaline depending on the setting you select, the same salts, minerals and metals will be present in the Kangen water as are present in the tap water used to make the Kangen water.
Itís not just Kangen water machines that can make alkaline water, there are many water ionisers available that are much cheaper than the expensive Kangen machine, so you have a wide choice of alkaline water machines to choose from.
Advocates of ionised water contains active hydrogen molecules which act as antioxidants and seek out free radicals destroying them in your body, I think thatís pushing the truth a little too far, ionised water contains positive and negative ions ionised by electrolysis, not hydrogen atoms, else alkaline water would probably blow up!
As for seeking out and destroying free radicals, thereís no proof to that, drink alkaline water because you like the taste and feel free to experiment to see if it will help your specific ailment or illness, but a lot of the claims made for alkaline water are simply not proven, however if a alkaline water drinker says that they have received certain benefits from drinking alkaline water the those benefits cannot be overlooked either and have obviously led to experimentation by other people buying alkaline water machines.
Kangen water is ionised water, that is alkaline water made by electrolysis of tap water, the pH of the water has been made to be alkaline rather than acidic, some tap waters are naturally alkaline, so there is no difference in terms of safety of drinking tap water or alkaline water, alkaline water can be drunk by adults, children and pets of all ages.
Itís claimed that alkaline water when drunk will lead to superior hydration, well water is water, alkaline water or tap water will both equally hydrate you, that is prevent dehydration, for those people that like the taste of alkaline water they may well drink more water, because they like the taste and this may lead to increased hydration, but not because of the size of the bubbles or size of the ions in the water or anything like that.
Itís also claimed that alkaline water will detoxify the body, this is claimed because of the argument that diseases canít survive in an alkaline body and so by drinking alkaline water you can turn your body alkaline where no diseases can survive, the counter argument if course is that if you really could turn the body that alkaline you would indeed kill all diseases but you would also kill all living tissue, again more research needs to be done on alkaline waters effect on the body, scientifically it either has a positive effect or effect depending on who you listen too.