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‘Designer Water’ and Alkaline water – pure scam

Posted 27 May 2022

Modern snake-oil sellers have a sciency-sounding shtick about them, but ‘alkaline’ or ‘ionised’ water is a swindle.

Adverts for a fancy water brand called Designer Water are all over Facebook. My local gym sells it. The ads circulate on WhatsApp groups. There is a multi-level marketing scheme for it, à la Herbalife, Avon, Amway, and Tupperware.

Its differentiator is that it is ‘ionised’ to be ‘alkaline’, with a claimed pH of 10. For this, you can expect to pay two to three times as much as you’d pay for regular filtered water in a bottle.

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Ionised water – any health benefits?

Posted 25 October 2017

Ionised water products often make health claims claiming benefits over regular water.

South African products include website-linked promotions, for example at:

  • Alkaline Water Ionizer http://alkalinewaterionizer.co.za
  • Designer Water http://designerwater.com
    “Alkaline Water Scientific Research And Studies Prove How Effective This Kind Of Water Really Is”
  • Mc Alkion Water http://www.mcalkionwater.co.za
    “our water contains: Mc (Micro Clustered) Alk (Alkaline) ion (ionized) water”
    “Drinking alkaline rich ionized water helps the body to replenish the necessary alkaline minerals and assists in bringing balance to a body that is overly acidic. Some of the long terms side effects of overly acidic blood are arthritis, rheumatism, osteroperosis, hyper tension, gout, heart disease, cancer to name a few. If your blood is alkaline you should live long and full lives generally free from illness and disease of all kinds.”
  • Cure http://www.cure.co.za/water-ionizer.htm
  • Generosity Water Alkaline Water

  • Happy Water by Absolute Organix https://www.faithful-to-nature.co.za/happy-water
    Happy Water is a
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