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Why the Hydrogen Water Machine Is Best

Last Updated on: November 9, 2021

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Producing drinking water has become a global industry, but with so many types of water available, it’s hard to know which is best for optimal health. Read on to find out why Synergy Science™ hydrogen-enriched Antioxidant Water™ is head-and-shoulders above the rest.

Potable water is vital to human survival. The human body is 60% water, and its cells are full of water. Water dissolves vital nutrients and helps cells use them in biological processes, and its surface tension helps the body transport nutrients to where they’re needed. In the bloodstream, water helps metabolize and transport carbohydrates and proteins. Also, water carries waste from the body. (1)

Even though it has long been known that water is crucial for all living things, it wasn’t until the 19th century that contaminants in water began to be studied. With the development of organic chemistry and microbiology, scientists like Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch discovered that the microorganisms in water were bacteria from human and animal waste. They then linked these bacteria to diseases. Due to these discoveries, English physician John Snow was able to trace the cholera pandemic back to a single water source. (2)

Fast forward about 200 years, and water has bloomed into a massive industry. Consumers worldwide spend over $100 billion on bottled water, and this global consumption rises 10% every year. On the market, one can find mineral, purified, distilled, sparkling, flavor-enhanced, and a number of other types of drinking water, complicating the issue of which drinking water to choose for optimal health. This article will explore the pros and cons of each and explain how scientifically supported hydrogen-enriched Antioxidant Water™ from the Synergy Science™ Echo Water™ Machine (hydrogen water machine) prevents, helps prevent, or eases 40+ diseases and conditions. (3)

Tap Water


In the U.S., tap water is cheap and readily available. It is generally safe to drink because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set limits on nearly 100 contaminants in tap water, including arsenic, lead, and copper, to protect human health. The EPA also sets water-testing schedules and mandates methods that must be followed. (4, 5)


There are many chemical contaminants that the EPA does not regulate or monitor. Some of the most commonly detected are perfluorinated chemicals, which are used in processes like manufacturing nonstick food packaging and cookware. The two most common perfluorinated compounds are called PFOS and PFOA. These chemicals have been linked to thyroid disease, testicular and kidney cancers, high cholesterol, and other things. (6)

Another concern about tap water is plastic fibers, also called microplastics. In a recent study, 83% of tap water samples from across the globe were shown to contain plastic fibers, and the country with the highest contamination rate was the U.S. at 94% of samples contaminated. Microplastics can leach toxic chemicals into the body, and they can harbor disease-causing microbes. (7)

Mineral Water


Mineral water contains trace amounts of minerals that your body needs, like calcium, sulfur, and magnesium, which the body cannot manufacture on its own. Mineral water may also ease constipation, contribute to heart health, and help lower blood pressure. (4, 8)


Mineral water costs a great deal more than tap water. For bottled waters in general, the average cost is about $3 per liter, while tap water costs about the same amount for 1,000 liters. (4, 9)

Purified Water


Purified water is water that has been treated to remove harmful microorganisms, like bacteria and parasites. This makes it safe to drink and a great option if your usual source of water becomes or already is contaminated. (4)


Many countries treat tap water before it gets to people’s homes, so you may already be drinking purified water from the tap when you fill your cup. Also, purifying water may not remove certain substances, like pesticides. (4, 10)

Distilled Water


Distilled water is basically the same as purified water; it’s the process that’s different. Distilled water is made by boiling water and collecting the steam, which is condensed back into liquid water. This process removes metals and minerals. (4, 11)


Distilled water has no nutritional value with regard to trace minerals. Because it lacks these minerals, some people think it tastes flat. More importantly, distilled water can cause mineral deficiencies because it pulls small amounts of minerals from the body. Drinking distilled water may cause a sudden loss of such important minerals as potassium, sodium, and magnesium. (11, 12)

Spring Water


Spring water, in theory, is relatively clean and chemical-free because it comes from underground and is filtered through natural media like clay, sandstone, and limestone. It may even contain some of the same minerals as mineral water. (4, 13)


Spring water can be expensive compared to tap water. In addition, some spring water is “raw,” meaning that it hasn’t been tested for contaminants. In one case, a widely used spring-water source was contaminated with E. coli. It’s important to read labels and research the brand you’re thinking of buying. (4, 14, 15)

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Echo Water™ Machines (hydrogen water machine) from Synergy Science™ offer an IHSA-certified alternative to other types of water: Antioxidant Water™

Sparkling Water

Sparkling water is water that has been infused with carbon dioxide. This occurs under pressure and creates sparkling water’s characteristic bubbles. Sparkling water is also called carbonated water, seltzer water, club soda, and soda water. Tonic water is a type of sparkling water to which sugar and quinine have been added. (4, 16)


Sparkling water may improve your ability to swallow and ease constipation. Also, without additives, sparkling water is calorie-free, has virtually no impact on dental health, and may improve heart health. (16)


Because sparkling water is slightly acidic, it can trigger a prickly or burning sensation in the mouth that can be unpleasant. Also, tonic water contains quinine, which adds a slightly bitter taste to water. Quinine comes from a certain tree bark and is used to treat malaria. While it’s safe in very small doses, quinine should not be consumed by people with abnormal heart rhythms, pregnant or breastfeeding women, or people with kidney or liver problems. (16, 17)

Flavored Water


Flavored water can be a nice alternative to those who dislike plain water. Sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners, flavored waters add variety to your water intake. Also, you can easily make flavored water at home by infusing water with fruit. (4)


Added sugar is a downside to flavored water if you’re watching your sugar intake or if you’re diabetic. Sugar has also been shown to cause tooth decay. Artificial sweeteners can also be problematic for various reasons, like gastrointestinal distress. Finally, flavored waters can be expensive. (4, 18)

Well Water


Wells can provide steady access to water, and there’s no accompanying monthly bill. In addition, aquifers that feed wells have minerals your body needs, and these minerals contribute to better-tasting water. Also, wells are generally not affected by natural disasters. (4, 19)


Water from wells is not necessarily potable without filtering. Well water can easily become contaminated if the well is not well constructed or if toxic materials are dumped near the well and leach into the ground. (4, 20)

Alkaline Water


Alkaline water’s pH is higher than that of tap water. Some studies suggest that drinking alkaline water may help people with acid reflux, high blood pressure, and diabetes. (21)


Alkaline water can reduce acidity in the stomach, which lowers its ability to kill off toxic bacteria.
Also, if consumed in excess, alkaline water can lead to a condition called metabolic alkalosis, which produces nausea and vomiting. (4)

Acid Water


Water with a pH lower than 7 is acid water. Acid water has antimicrobial properties, making it good for washing skin, hair, and produce. (22, 23)


Studies show that acid water can leach heavy metals from the ground and can therefore contain high levels of lead, arsenic, copper, cadmium, and other metals. Heavy metal toxicity can cause such undesirable effects as nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, and organ damage. Acid water can also damage your teeth and bones, not to mention your pipes. (22)

Hydrogen-Enriched Water


Hydrogen-enriched water is water that has been infused with molecular hydrogen, a powerful natural antioxidant. Hydrogen-enriched water has been scientifically shown to (23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30):

  • Improve the quality of life during radiation therapy
  • Alleviate oxidative stress
  • Improve diabetic nephropathy
  • Help prevent age-related dementia
  • Help alleviate post-exercise fatigue and soreness
  • Help heal psoriasis
  • Alleviate osteoarthritis

Hydrogen-enriched water provides many more benefits than these.

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Studies do not show any risks for drinking hydrogen-enriched water. (23)

Synergy Science™ Echo Antioxidant Water™

Of all the types of water listed here, hydrogen-enriched water is the only one with over 40 scientifically proven health benefits and zero downsides. So how can you begin your journey to improved health with hydrogen-enriched water? You can enjoy this water in your home with an Echo Antioxidant Water™ Machine (hydrogen water machine). Synergy Science™ Echo Water™ Machines create Echo Antioxidant Water™, which is hydrogen-enriched water. Hydrogen is a smart antioxidant; this means that it targets and destroys hydroxyl radicals, which are the most toxic free radicals and for which your body has no natural defense. No other type of water provides this crucial benefit.

Synergy Science™ is dedicated to improving your health. We challenge you to learn more and start a new journey to improved health and vitality.

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