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Renowned healing waters around the world share a few common properties: they are higher in hydrogen molecules (H2) and pH plus are negatively ionized. An ionizer from AlkaViva recreates these properties using water from your tap to create the healthiest water you can drink.

Molecular Hydrogen (Diatomic Hydrogen)

With all the buzz about molecular hydrogen, we are starting to see undocumented performance claims. There are a few important points to understand about H2 performance in ANY electric ionizer.

The first point about H2 testing cannot be emphasized enough. Performance levels are significantly impacted by source water - whether you are talking about H2 or pH and ORP. Any ionizer using hard water with elevated levels of TDS minerals, will always produce its best level of performance. Conversely, the exact same ionizer on soft water will always produce less performance. It is also important to note water quality changes throughout the year in most locations, which can cause different test results. Any performance comparison is invalid unless the exact same source water is used.

The second important point is that an ionizer’s flow rate will affect performance. All things being equal, slower flow rate will produce more performance. Slowing the flow will also typically raise pH, which is an issue we will cover below. Our Vesta H2 and Athena H2 offer the convenience of an excellent flow rate and on-board flow control valves and a real time flow meter display which help you achieve the perfect balance between the flow rate and performance you want.

The third thing to consider is ongoing performance after an ionizer has been in service. This is an overlooked point. To achieve optimal performance the electrodes must be kept clean. Therefore how well an ionizer’s cleaning system performs its function is critical. You can achieve one set of performance results with a new ionizer. If you have hard water after your ionizer has formed scale on the electrodes, you will return lower performance results. Another overlooked issue in ongoing performance – especially with H2 – is the power supplied to the plates. The higher the power used, the quicker the degradation of the platinum plating. Degraded plating will deliver less performance. Many ionizers tout higher power as the solution to performance. In the long run it isn’t. Our new H2 ionizers overcome both issues. First, they include our newly improved DARC cleaning which already had a 9-year track record as the best cleaning system in the industry. Our solution to the power issue is employing advanced electrode design and manufacturing and then applying the right amount of power. You get efficiency and performance. Our H2 ionizers run 150 watts of peak power ensuring long plate life.

Lastly, while we understand the basic science of how H2 is produced during electrolysis, it is a new focus in our industry. No one fully understands all the unique nuances of this delicate chemical process. We don’t know if certain properties, in addition to hardness and TDS, affect H2 performance. Apart from TDS and hardness it is entirely possible that certain water chemistries lend to better performance, and others cause less.

That is a lot of information. However we feel these all are important points for properly informed dealers and customers to consider before simply reading – and believing – a company’s declaration that “our ionizer does Xppm of H2”.

Our new H2 Series Ionizers also offer our new and improved version of DARC cleaning plus advanced electrode design and manufacturing, matched to just the right power – below 150 watts.

So to get optimal benefit from H2, choose AlkaViva's DARC cleaning and our Smart Design electrodes perfectly powered for maximum efficiency and performance that lasts. Exactly what you want. See Durability

Great News for AlkaViva Ionizer Customers:

We have tested (using Reno city water as our source) ionized alkaline water from our top two models. Both consistently on demand produced H2 concentrations of around .6 ppm at a 9.5 pH. Higher levels can be also achieved by slowing dowm the water flow etc. This is higher than test results we obtained from any other water ionizer.

What this means, in simple terms, is that AlkaViva ionizers are able to get consistently good levels of H2 on all alkaline settings.


pH is a measurement that indicates the level of alkalinity or acidity as measured on the pH scale. More and more researchers and health practitioners understand the importance of balancing body pH to maintain good health.

Ionization raises or lowers the pH in water and drinking ionized alkaline water can help you maintain this ever-important balance.
pH testing


Ionization also alters the water's electrical properties. The way this is measured is through Oxidation Reduction Potential or ORP (redox), which is expressed in millivolts.

Alteration to the ORP in ionized alkaline water also indicates an increase in -OH ions that improve alkalinity plus an increase in bio-available H2 molecules - responsible for improving hydrating and antioxidant effects.

Ionizer performance is affected by multiple factors, and only the characteristics that can be measured scientifically should be considered when evaluating a water ionizer.

AlkaViva is the only ionizer company which has commissioned an EPA-certified, third party, independent laboratory to document the performance of different brands.

There is a lot of misinformation about ionizer performance on the internet. Get factual, accurate details from our e-book >>> Here

Only AlkaViva has the confidence to test against other brands using a US EPA-Certified lab. See the results here
Find out why larger size water ionizers using more power are a worse investment than many smaller size ionizers. Read more here.

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