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There are many poor imitations of Enagic Kangen Water®  machines but none have met the medical grade standard that Enagic have produced in domestic water ionizers since 1994. Kangen Water® is actually registered as a trademark by Enagic so no other ionized water has any legitimacy to use that name – which in Japan means “Return to Origin”

There are many companies now endeavouring to ride on the success of Enagic. Despite their clever marketing and claims of better technology none of them have managed to improve on Enagic’s standards and none of them are registered as medical devices and therefore do not have medical standard electrolysis plates. This is really important because should they not be medical grade then all sorts of health difficulties could arise.

We recommend that after you do your due diligence you ensure you purchase a machine that has authentic medical grade credentials.

Our certification cannot be matched by any other company


Kangen Water® Comparison

Enagic Competitor
WQA Certification Yes No
Japanese National Certification The Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare None
Date of National Certification Acquisition May, 1987 N/A
Business Type Original manufacturer and Direct Sales Retailer
DSA Member Yes No
Original Manufacturer Yes No
Factory Certificates (ISO) 13485
(For a comprehensive management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices) 14001
(Environment Management System) 9001
(Quality Management System)
(Environment Management system) (the Supplier) 9001
(Quality Management System)
Related Organizations Water Symposium Foundation
Alkaline Water Conference
Strong Acid Water Conference
Warranty Manufacture Warranty Retailer Warranty
Quality Control 22-point inspection by 5 inspectors per machine ?
Electrode Material 99.99% Titanium Titanium, Impurities (Iron, Nickel, Chromium, Copper)
Coating Platinum-Plated Titanium Platinum
(Some use Baked Titanium)
Production Rate (gal/min) Kangen Water® 1.19-1.98
Acidic Water 0.39-0.66
Strong Acidic Water 0.15-0.31
Max 0.79
Max 0.25
Kinds of Water Produced Kangen Water® pH 8.5 – 9.5
Acid water pH 6.0
Clean Water pH 7.0
Strong Kangen Water pH 11.0 & up
Strong Acid Water pH 2.7 & down
Alkaline water pH 7.7-9.5
Acidic water pH 6.0-7.0
Clean water pH 7.0
Strong Alkaline water pH 9.5-11.0
Strong Acidic water pH 3.0-4.0
Global Sales and Service Worldwide-also local service station available in 10 Countries & 17 Service Locations ?
North America 3 countries in 9 locations:
CA, IL, NY, HI, Dallas, Florida, Mexico, Vancouver & Toronto
EU 5 countries:
Germany, Italy, France, Romania & Portugal
Asia and other countries 10 countries:
Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand

Kangen Water® Medical Advisor

Enagic is honored and proud to have as part of its team a distinguished and experienced medical professional, Dr. Filtzer who serves as Medical Consultant to Enagic, bringing with him decades of extensive medical insights and being part of the Kangen Water® team.

Biography of Horst S. Filtzer MD, F.A.C.S.

Currently active in advancing the use of Kangen Water® as a great benefit to all mankind. He is also Director of the Wound Care Center in Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, Bullhead City, AZ.

Horst has 35 years of active surgical practice in General and Vascular surgery.

12 July 1941


1945 – 1955

Lived in East and West Germany.


Emigrated to U.S., Fargo, North Dakota.


Graduated from Central High School in Fargo, North Dakota.


B.S. Cum Laude, University N. Dakota


M.D. Cum Laude, Harvard University

1965 – 1966

Internship in surgery at Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital

1966 – 1968

Military Service. Horst was Captain, M.C. of the United States Army, Republic of Vietnam, Mobile Riverine Force 9th Infantry Division.


3 Bronze Stars for valor, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Medics Badge.

1968 – 1968

Officer In Charge, Combat Medics Training Center, Brook Army Medical Center, Fort San Houston, Texas.

1989 – 1990

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., Colonel M.C., U.S.A.R., Senior Surgeon, Division of Vascular Surgery. Lecturer, Uniformed Services Medical School, Bethesda, Maryland.

1969 – 1973

Resident in General and Vascular Surgery, Chief Resident and Fellow, Harvard Surgical Services, Boston City Hospital.

1973 – 1985

Assistant Director, Department of Surgery, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts – A Harvard University Teaching Hospital.


Board Certified in General and Vascular Surgery

1985 – 1988

Associate Director, Department of Surgery, Cambridge Hospital.

1989 – 2006

Chairman and Resident Training Program Director, Cambridge Hospital.


Taught advanced trauma life support at the Orthopedic Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Republic of Vietnam.

May 2009

Retired from surgery

Main interests:

Resident training, Vascular Stent technology, Stent Graft technology, minimally invasive surgery. Multiple publications and book chapters.

Other interests:

Restoration of vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles, avid rider of motorcycles. Married to Cheryl Filtzer, November 1981. 2 Daughters, Lauren and Katie, the joys of his life.

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