Top Four Water Ionizer Myths

Sadly, not all water ionizer companies have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau like Tyent USA.


Even more disappointing is the fact that some of our industry competitors have resorted to false advertising in an effort to boost their sales. Some of these claims are downright ridiculous, some are counter-intuitive and none of them are based on actual science. Here are the five most common water ionizer myths, and the truth about the claim.

  1. Fewer Plates Are Better

Basically, the more surface area that a water ionizer has, the greater the alkalizing capabilities will be. Surface area is a simple formula, equal to the plate length times the plate width times number of plates. Therefore, the more plates that an ionizer has, the healthier the water it produces. Some companies would like consumers to believe that 7-plate machines are superior to 11-plate machines, which is simply not the case.

  1. Smaller Plates Are Better

This is a related myth that is also not supported by the formula above. Surface Area = (Length) x (Width) x (Number of Plates), so the longer and wider the plates, the greater the surface area. As we know, a large plate surface area is the key to antioxidant-rich alkaline water, meaning that smaller plates are less effective. In the case of water ionizer plates, bigger is actually better.

  1. Convertible Water Ionizers Are Best
Convertibility: Great for cars, bad for water ionizers.

A convertible water ionizer can supposedly be used on the countertop (OTC) or under the counter (UTC), but the truth is that convertible water ionizers are inferior products. The difference in construction and function between OTC and UTC water ionizers is huge. They are two distinct types of machines with two distinct uses and must be built accordingly. A convertible water ionizer tries to be both OTC and UTC, but ends up being less than either one.

  1. Water Ionizers Don’t Have To Be Electric


To be alkaline, water needs a pH above 7.  You could dump baking soda into a glass of water and it would technically become alkaline based on pH, but it would not be ionized. To be ionized, water needs to have electrons removed through electrolysis. Without electricity, a water ionizer cannot be effective because it cannot ionize. The ionization of alkaline water is responsible for all the healthy properties that come from the antioxidants.

Don’t fall victim to lies. Educate yourself on the myths that are floating around the industry, and if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at and speak with a water ionizer expert.

Or, if you’d rather do the research for yourself, take a peek inside of the Tyent Water Ionizer Buyer’s Guide to learn about all of our machines.

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