Frequently Asked Questions

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By Dr CL Yap

How much alkaline water should I drink every day?

Normally, the health experts recommend that it is beneficial to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day or 30 to 40 cc per body weight per day.  If you are not used to drinking a lot of water, start out by drinking alkaline water at level 1 and gradually increase your water intake to 8-12 glasses per day (2 to 3 litres).

What pH level should I select on my ionizer when I start drinking alkaline water?

Start out gradually by drinking water at Level 1 (pH 8) for the first week.  If the water agrees with you, move up to Level 2 (pH 9.0 to 9.5) during the second week, and then to Level 3 (pH 9.5) in the third week.  Once you comfortable with the taste, you can move on to Level 4 (pH 10)

For maximum health benefits, we adjust drinking the highest level you are comfortable with as level 4 is still within safe pH drinking range.

Are there any side effects related to drinking alkaline water?

When you start drinking alkaline water, you should not experience any side effect if you are healthy. If there are any symptoms such as joint pain, body or muscle ache, burping or flatulence and other mild symptoms, your body is having too many acid toxins. These aftereffects are good signs, as they are directly related to the detoxification that your body is undergoing as the micro-clustered water penetrates deep into your tissues and expels acid waste and toxins that have accumulated in your body over time. The aftereffects will subside once your body has become accustomed to the water, anywhere from 2-3 days to a week, depending on each individual and the level of detoxification that the body needs to undergo.

When will I begin noticing the health benefits?

Each person is different, and as such, the body’s response to drinking alkaline water varies from person to person. You might start noticing a positive response in as little as one day or within a few weeks.

Should I drink alkaline water with meals?  

It is not encouraged to drink alkaline ionized water immediately after meals as our stomach needs acid to digest meats. You should take alkaline water 30 minutes before and after meals.It is best to take alkaline water 30 minutes before meals so as to stimulate the secretion of gastric juice for better digestion.

Can I use alkaline water to take my medication?

It is recommended to refrain from drinking ionized water during medication and to wait at least 30 minutes after medication before consuming alkaline water. The smaller cluster size of the ionized water makes the water penetrate the cells in our body much more quickly,

and it is best not to interfere with the prescribed absorption rate of the medication.  You can, however, drink the pure filtered water (pH 7) from the ionizer with your medication.

When is the best time to drink alkaline water?

Have your first glass of the day right when you get out of bed.  The water absorbs best into the system when your stomach is empty.  Then you should continue to drink alkaline water throughout the day.

Does alkaline ionized water taste different?

Yes.  Water that enters the ionizers first goes through a filter that removes the taste and odour of chlorine contained in municipal tap water.  Then electrolysis breaks down the size of the water clusters, from 12-16 molecules to micro-clusters of 5-8 molecules.  This makes the water taste smoother and silkier.  Alkaline water tastes great, and makes better tasting coffee, tea and juice.  It is also wonderful to cook with it because it helps to penetrate the food and bring out its flavour.

Is alkaline ionized water good for athletes?

Absolutely!  Proper hydration sustains the body’s physiological responses in all activities, but the physical and mental stresses of athletic training and competition magnify the importance of hydration. Numerous studies conducted on athletes since the 1940s have demonstrated that even mild dehydration impairs performance. Alkaline ionized water is micro-clustered, so it can be absorbed at a faster rate, helping with rehydration of the body’s tissues. Furthermore, blood oxygen levels increase with regular use of alkaline water providing the muscles tissue and organs with high amounts of oxygen and improving stamina and endurance.  Water that has been alkalized also helps to neutralize exercise induced lactic acid build up in the muscles, and improves recovery time.

Can I give alkaline water to my pets?

Absolutely.  As with humans, pets will also benefit from the improved hydration, antioxidants and higher pH values of alkaline water. You may find that animals will be more energized and with less odour when they start drinking alkaline water.

Can a person become too alkaline from drinking alkaline water?

No.  Some people have been known to drink 4 or more litres of alkaline ionized water every day and gotten great benefits from it. On the contrary, one of the most common imbalances people have today that leads to health problems is that they are too acidic. The more acidic we are, the greater the chances of illness taking hold in our body. In fact, it is rare or not known for a person to acquire alkalosis or, the condition of being too alkaline. To maintain optimal health we should maintain a balanced pH diet that includes alkaline water and alkaline foods such as fruits and vegetables.

How do I know if I am out of pH balance?

Several external signs can show that one’s body is too acidic.  Some examples include an unexplained rash, acne, dark circles under the eyes, cracked skin and nails, brittle hair, and excess weight.  Other signs include stomach upset and indigestion, confusion, anger, or irritability, food sensitivity and allergic reactions, recurrent infections, fatigue, and even

depression.  When one improves the body’s pH balance through an alkaline diet, including plentiful fresh, raw alkaline foods and alkaline water, the body’s natural defence mechanisms are able to function properly and fight off illness and disease and naturally restore optimal health conditions.

What are Kemp Watercell Plates made of?

 All Kemp watercell plates are made of medical grade Platinum-Titanium plates.

Will Kemp water ionizer plate rust?

 As said earlier, Kemp Water ionizer cell plates are made of medical grade Platinised Titanium plates and those plates will not rust.

Similarly, the cell plates of good grade water ionizers in the market are made Platinum-Titanium whilst the lower end range of watercell plates are made of Iridium.

All Kemp watercell plates are verified and tested to be made of Platinum-Titanium by Government linked test Lab., TUVPSB. You can view the test report at our International Plaza showroom. We are proud to be FIRST and ONLY Company which obtained these local test reports.

Why are some people saying that (Kemp) Platinum-Titanium cell plates have rusted?

I believe this group of people either speak from pure ignorance or are trying hard to con! Can you believe it? These fabricators even went to the extent of photo-shopping or adulterating pictures to create a false impression. If you see one next time, please do not be fooled.

As a scientist, I just wonder what their watercell plates are made of if it is not platinum-titanium. Could it be the cheaper and lower grade material, Iridium or stainless steels? It would be interesting to hear their answer.

Platinum-Titanium are inert and biocompatible materials, and it has been used extensively in medical applications. Here are few examples of those applications. In fact, MESH platinum-Titanium plate has been used as electrode for heart too.


Applications of Platinum-Titanium for Medical Devices

Medical device markets Examples of application areas  
Surgical instrumentation Arthroscopic; ophthalmology; endo-laparoscopic;electro-surgical.  
Electro-medical implants Pacemakers; defibrillators; hearing assist devices;heart pumps.  
Interventional Stents; angioplasty; catheter ablation; distalprotection  
Orthopaedics Spinal fixation; hip implants; knee implants  

People talk about Hydrogen being good for health. What is this hydrogen?

 I believe there is a lot of confusion on Hydrogen as many marketers are trying to rush into the market and proliferate the market with all kinds of apparatus and theories. Some apparatus are basically bubbling H2 through the water and market them as hydrogen water.

The Fact

As the research done by Professors from Kyunshu University, the beneficial Hydrogen is

Active Hydrogen. The study conducted by Professors, S. Shirahata, T Hamasaki and K Terruya conclude that “water bubbled with hydrogen gas H2 ….. has no Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) like activity. These results shown suggest that SOD-like of reduced water is not due to dissolved molecular hydrogen H2 but due to dissolved atomic hydrogen, [H], hydrogen ions, H- and proton H+”.


The active Hydrogen can only be obtained by electrolysis of water as shown above. In the electrolysis of water, the water breaks down into molecular hydrogen H2, and all other

health beneficial active Hydrogen at the Cathode.

Kemp water ionizers use MESH plate technology which produces the most consistent active

Kemp Smart i7 is able to generate Hydrogen around 1642 ppb.

Kemp Smart i7 with 7 Mesh plates tested in Central Lab.,

Note: Production of active hydrogen varies with water source.

How does these active hydrogens contribute to our health?

 Active Oxygen species or free radicals are considered to cause extensive damage to biological macromolecules, which brings about a variety of diseases as well as aging. “The ideal scavenger for active Oxygen should be “active hydrogen”. Strong electrolyzed reduced water, ……. completely scavenged active Oxygen produced”, according to Professors S Shirahata & colleagues.

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