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♦Regarding the apparatus
♦Regarding the process of producing alkaline ionized water
♦Regarding the characteristics of alkaline ionized water
♦Regarding the effects of alkaline ionized water
♦How to drink alkaline ionized water
♦Regarding the safety of alkaline ionized water
♦Regarding acidic ionized water
♦Regarding the difference from other types of water
♦Other
♦Regarding the apparatus
Q What is a medical device approval number?
Q Please explain simply how an alkaline ionized water apparatus works.
Q Can you send me product catalogues and pamphlets?
Also, can you introduce me retailers and recommend products?
Q When I wanted to buy a spare water purifier cartridge, a retailer suggested me a compatible non-genuine product of an unknown manufacturer. Would there be any problems if I use it?
♦Regarding the process of producing alkaline ionized water
Q Why do you add a calcium agent?
Is it essential?
Q Are the calcium agents safe?
Q Can I use the apparatus with groundwater and simple tap water?
Q I am using a water softener. Is it OK to connect it to an alkaline ionized water apparatus?
Q A magnetic water-treatment device is installed near my water meter. Will there be any problems if I set up an alkaline ionized water apparatus?
♦Regarding the characteristics of alkaline ionized water
Q What kind of water is alkaline ionized water?
Q Are there any differences between the alkaline ionized waters produced by different products or models from different companies?
Q It seems as though alkaline ionized water turns whitish and turbid when poured into a cup?
Q What is pH?
Q What is active hydrogen?
Is active hydrogen present in alkaline ionized water?
Can active hydrogen eliminate reactive oxygen in my body?
Are there differences in the amount of active hydrogen present in alkaline ionized water produced by products of different companies?
Q What does alkaline ionized water taste like?
Q IIs alkaline ionized water hard water or soft water?
Q The pH does not show alkaline pH when I check it?
Q What is oxidation reduction potential?
Q What is a cluster? Does alkaline ionized water have smaller water molecules?
♦Regarding the effects of alkaline ionized water
Q Please tell me the effects and benefits of alkaline ionized water and acidic ionized water.
Q Does drinking alkaline ionized water help improve constipation?
Q Are the effects and benefits of alkaline ionized water still kept after brewing tea with it or storing it for a prolonged time?
Q Is it effective against diabetes and atopic dermatitis?
Q What kind of water should I use to water plants?
Q Does cooking rice with alkaline ionized water make it more delicious?
Q Does alkaline ionized water remove agricultural chemicals when washing vegetables?
Q Why can we use strongly alkaline (pH ≥ 10) water for boiling and stewing when we cannot drink it?
♦How to drink alkaline ionized water
Q What should I be careful when I drink alkaline ionized water?
Q Please tell me how to drink alkaline ionized water.
♦Regarding the safety of alkaline ionized water
Q Is it safe for children and elderly people?
Q If a person without gastrointestinal symptoms drink it, wouldn’t it neutralize the person’s stomach acid?
Q Can I use it to make milk for my baby?
Q Is it safe for pregnant women?
Q Can I drink down medicines with alkaline ionized water?
Q My aluminum product (pots, kettles, etc.) turned black by a long term use of alkaline ionized water. Why?
Q Whitish substances have formed and stuck to the bottom and rim of my electric pot when alkaline ionized water has been continuously used in the kettle. Why?
Q I use water from a well. When I boil this water nothing happens, but when I convert this water to alkaline ionized water and boil it, it turns brown. Why?
♦Regarding acidic ionized water
Q What should I be careful of when using acidic ionized water for washing my face?
Q What is acidic ionized water used for?
Q What is the difference between acidic ionized water and “strongly acidic electrolytic water” which is used for disinfection?
♦Regarding the difference from other types of water
Q Are alkaline ionized water and electrolytic reducing water different from each other?
Q Are “Minus-ion water” and alkaline ionized water the same?
Q I have heard that oxygen water is good for health; what is the difference from alkaline ionized water?
Q A water purifier sales company performed an experiment with water; while water from their product was clear and unchanged, tap water and alkaline ionized water turned brown. They said that “the brown was impurities in these waters and are harmful to your health”. Could this be true?
Q There are stick-type products that may convert water into reducing water (or active hydrogen water) by just putting them in water, but does this have the same effect?
Q What is the difference from alkaline ionized water being sold in PET bottles?
Q It seems likely that there are products using the name “alkaline ionized water apparatus” without having medical device approval/certification. Is this OK?
♦Other
Q Who should I contact if I have other questions about alkaline ionized water?