Water Ionizer Machine comparison | LIFE Ionizers vs. Alkaviva
Posted by Nahemah Rhyannir on March 12, 2015 0 Comments
Two dollars. Price-wise, that’s all that separates the LIFE Ionizers M-11 from the Alkaviva Vesta GL water ionizer. But the reality is, these two machines couldn’t be more different, and one of them is definitely better than the other. The LIFE M-11 is an 11-plate ionizer with up to 800 Watts of power. The Alkaviva Vesta is only a nine plate ionizer, with just over 200 Watts of power. The LIFE Ionizer also has a custom filtration system, where the Vesta relies on one-size-fits-all filtration.
A special word of warning about Alkaviva
Alkaviva recently took over business operations from Alkafresh, a company based in Australia. The takeover was a coup-like attempt, done without permission from Alkafresh. Currently, there is a legal dispute pending in Australia that puts the future of both Alkaviva and Alkafresh in doubt. We recommend avoiding both brands of ionizer due to the legal uncertainties surrounding both companies.
LIFE M-11 vs. Alkaviva Vesta: pH and ORP
pH: LIFE’s M-11 has nearly 4 times as much power as the Vesta, and it shows. The M-11 can reach a pH range of 2.0 - 11.8, which makes it a match for your toughest health challenges. The Vesta can only reach a pH range of 5.5 - 10.5, so it isn’t nearly as powerful as the M-11.
ORP: Antioxidant strength is another area where the M-11 clearly beats the Vesta. The M-11 can reach an antioxidant potential of around -880 ORP, which is quite high. In fact, LIFE Ionizers guarantees that you’ll get the highest antioxidant potential possible at pH levels perfect for daily drinking (about a pH of 9.5).
The Vesta reaches an antioxidant potential of around -500 ORP, which is pretty low for a nine-plate ionizer. LIFE’s M-11 is actually the first water ionizer that was designed for clinical use, so it’s not surprising to see it generate medical-strength water. Alkaviva does not guarantee the antioxidant ORP performance of their machine, the way LIFE does.
Both of these machines come with dual internal filters, but the LIFE M-11 also has an additional custom-configured filtration system that targets the contaminants in your water. The system is customized based on the information in your local water quality report (supplied by your local water utility to the EPA every year) LIFE Ionizers customizes your filtration system with the right filters for your water quality. With the Vesta, it’s left to chance whether or not the machine will filter the toxins in your water. If you want custom pre-filtration with the Vesta, you have to purchase it at additional cost. Plus, you’d have to find out what contaminants are in your water. LIFE Ionizers does that research for you, and gives you the right filter at no charge.
Flow Rate: How fast do you want to get your alkaline water?
The M-11 can flow at about 4 ½ liters per minute, so it will fill up your gallon container in about a minute or less. The Vesta flows between 3 - 4 liters per minute, closer to 3 than 4 if you want higher pH alkaline water. The reason the Vesta has such a low effective flow rate is that it lacks power, so you have to slow the flow of water down to get good pH readings with this machine.
Warranty: One of these machines is built for Life. The other? Seven years
It just makes sense to buy a water ionizer designed to last as long as you do. How can you tell how long a water ionizer is going to last? Look at the warranty: The LIFE M-11 comes with a lifetime warranty on parts and labor. The Vesta only comes with a seven year warranty on parts and labor. Clearly, LIFE Ionizers believes their machine is going to last, Alkaviva doesn’t.