Are you shopping for ionized water and wondering where to buy it? Today, I’m sharing my quick guide with you because I noticed there’s a shortage of accurate answers to this question.
First, let’s make one thing clear: ionized water is the same as alkaline ionized water.
There are several ways to buy ionized water: online, locally at the supermarket, make your own at home with an alkaline water machine, or search for a local supplier.
Depending on where you live, buying in bulk online could be your best option. The #1 option is to make it at home using a water ionizer because you’ll have an unlimited supply. The only disadvantage is the upfront investment.
However, many alkaline water machine owners report recouping their money through the reduction in medical bills alone.
Where to buy ionized water? Answered.
The #1 seller of bottled alkaline ionized water online is Amazon. Click here to view all the brands available to you online.
The advantages of buying online at Amazon are the water gets shipped straight to your door instead of you having to lug cases of water around, and you pay a discounted bulk price.
Here are my top 3 picks for best ionized bottled water brands:
Ionized water has undergone electrolysis, which is the same process water ionizers and alkaline water machines use to make alkaline ionized water.
Alkaline ionized water has a lower negative ORP, which means the water has more oxidation-reduction potential (antioxidants).
Where a lot of people get confused is when they hear the words “alkaline water” and forget about the “ionized” part.
Since you’re shopping for ionized water, you already know that ionized water is healthier than alkaline water alone.
The Pros and Cons of Bottled Ionized Water
Buying in Bulk from a Local Supplier
Depending on where you live, there may be local water suppliers that carry ionized water.
Be sure to look for reviews or ask your friends if they’ve tried the water to confirm the quality.
I also recommend testing the water yourself to be sure the water delivers the numbers the company claims.
The two readings you want are ORP and pH.
You want to aim for a minimum negative ORP of -200mV. I’ve seen water ionizers that can produce negative ORP values up to -1050mV. The lower the negative number the higher the oxidation-reduction potential (antioxidants).
Since ORP meters can be pricey, you may want to ask the supplier to show you an ORP reading. After all, if you’re signing up for a subscription to their water service, they should be 100% transparent.
Overall, I prefer buying from a local dealer over buying cases online, but I know everyone has his or her own preferences.
I think as alkaline ionized water demand continues to grow, you’ll find that more and more reliable local ionized water sources pop up.
Good Water Ionizers
Since most of my alkaline ionized water knowledge lies in water ionizers, I can recommend several alkaline water machines that fit into anyone’s budget.
In case you’re wondering, the terms “water ionizer” and “alkaline water machine” mean the same thing. I know that can be confusing.
I do believe Enagic makes a legit ionizer, but through my research, I concluded that I can’t justify paying $1,000s more for their machines compared to the other brands I listed above.
The reason I recommend AlkaViva, Life Ionizers, and Tyent first is they’re the most transparent. I know all these companies manufacture their machines/parts in South Korea and Japan in ISO-certified factories.
South Korea and Japan have health organizations that certify alkaline water machines as medical devices.
Personally, I trust the AlkaViva brand the most. Below is the new version of their Melody ionizer with molecular hydrogen infusion technology:
The Pros and Cons of Buying a Water Ionizer
I did my best to think of cons. Outside of the initial investment, there aren’t many cons to owning an alkaline water machine.
The hardest part is choosing a company you can trust. I’ve put in many hours and late nights studying and researching water ionizer companies.
You’ll see in my reviews of Life Ionizers, Tyent, and AlkaViva that there are links to certified lab results, A+ BBB ratings, hundreds of positive reviews on Trustpilot, and necessary certifications for their products.
Those are the three companies I trust most. Navigate to the menu at the top of this page and click the “Ionizer Reviews” tab to view my reviews for each of those companies.
Also, be sure to check back soon for my updated 2019 water ionizer buyer’s guide and comparison table.
Now you know exactly where to buy ionized water and all your best options. It’s up to you to weigh the pros and cons of each option.
A good idea is to start with bottled ionized water to see how it makes you feel. The problem with reading too many reviews is you’ll start going in circles instead of beginning your ionized water journey.
It’s all about how ionized water makes you feel first, not how it makes someone else feel.
Once you know for sure whether you’re experiencing the benefits of alkaline water, then decide which machine is best for you and your family.
I’ve already done the research for you and found the most trustworthy companies to buy water ionizers from in the United States.
Also, my water ionizer buyer’s guide has additional, more affordable options that may interest you. You’ll also find more information there on the importance of negative ORP and how alkaline ionized water is made to gain a deeper understanding of what ionized water is.
I drink alkaline ionized water every morning on an empty stomach, and I believe there’s no better way to start the day. It helped me reverse a nasty case of heartburn when nothing else worked.
Read my full story to see how ionized water helped me regain my energy.
Cheers and best of luck on your ionized water journey!