Water Ionizer Comparison | LIFE M-11 vs. AlkaViva Vesta GL

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Water Ionizer Comparison | LIFE M-11 vs. AlkaViva Vesta GL

The LIFE M-11 and the AlkaViva Vesta are both Korean-made water ionizers, and they are both priced about the same. Both of these machines use up-to-date electronics including SMPS power supplies and computer controls. But that’s where the similarities between these two machines end. Compared side-by-side, you get a lot more for your money with the LIFE M-11.

LIFE M-11 and AlkaViva Vesta - side-by-side comparison pH

The pH of your water tells  you how alkaline it is, simply put the higher the pH the more alkaline the water is. When you’re attempting to balance the pH of an acidic body, you want a machine that can crank out a high pH:


pH Test Results

LIFE M-11: 11.8 AlkaViva Vesta: 10.5

The LIFE M-11 beat the AlkaViva Vista by a pH of 1.2. Since the pH scale is logarithmic, this means that the LIFE-M-11 can make water that is 12 times more alkaline than the AlkaViva Vesta.


The ORP of your water tells you how much antioxidant potential it has. To have antioxidant potential, alkaline water must have a negative ORP. A positive ORP means that the water is an oxidant, which may promote free radicals and premature aging

ORP Test Results

LIFE M-11: -882 AlkaViva Vesta: -499

The M-11 outperformed the Vesta by -403 ORP, this means that alkaline water made by the M-11 has a lot more antioxidant potential than water made by the Vesta.

Flow Rate

The flow rate of an ionizer tells you how fast it makes alkaline water. The higher the flow rate, the faster the machine can fill your glass.

Flow Rate Test

LIFE M-11: 5 liters per minute. AlkaViva Vesta 4 liters per minute

The M-11 beat the Vesta by a liter per minute. Bottom line is that the LIFE M-11 will fill your glass about 20% faster than the Vesta can.

Water Filtration System Quality

The quality of a water ionizers filtration system determines the quality of the water the machine makes. This is one area where you should insist on getting the highest quality you can. Poor quality filtration will let toxins through, and into your water. That will un-do any health benefits you would get from the water.


Water Filtration System Quality

LIFE M-11: Custom pre-filter and two internal filters. AlkaViva Vesta: Two internal filters, no prefilter.


Note: the LIFE filtration system provides chloramine reduction, the AlkaViva machine doesn’t. If you have chloramines in your water, do yourself a favor and get the LIFE.


The M-11 has a better filtration system because it comes with a pre-filter, and because LIFE Ionizers custom configures that prefilter for toxins that are reported by your local water authority. You would have to buy a custom prefilter system for the AlkaViva - at significant additional cost - if you wanted your water to be as clean as it would be from the LIFE machine.

Warranties for the LIFE M-11 and the AlkaViva Vesta

The LIFE M-11 comes with a full, lifetime warranty on both parts and labor. The Vesta has a 7 year warranty on parts and labor. LIFE Ionizers has the best warranties in the industry, so it’s not surprising that LIFE has the better warranty.

Options for the LIFE M-11 and the AlkaViva Vesta

The LIFE M-11 offers many options, these are our favorites:

UV Light Protection: Protects you from bacteria, viruses, and cysts in your water

GRID Plates: Increases the potency of your alkaline water by 10 - 15%

Under Counter Conversion: Convert your M-11 to under counter use

The AlkaViva Vesta has no options: This really limits the value of this ionizer. What really stinks about the Vesta is that you can’t use it under the counter. The LIFE M-11 works great on and under the counter. Plus, you can convert the M-11 to under counter use anytime you like by ordering LIFE’s faucet kit.


The New 2015 M11 Series with the New 2015 Heavy-Duty GRID Plate Technology™ with MAX Plate: 8 layers of Platinum over Industrial Titanium.

Winner: LIFE vs AlkaViva - The LIFE M-11

You get a lot more machine for the money with the LIFE Ionizer M-11, it makes stronger alkaline water than the Vesta, and it makes it faster. The LIFE machine has a much better filtration system, you would have to spend a lot of money on the Vesta to bring it up to snuff. Finally, the LIFE has a much better warranty and more options. Given the fact that the price difference between these two machines is only $2 our recommendation to you is clear: Get the LIFE M-11.

Want to compare water ionizers? Call us today at 800 920-3792 and we’ll give you a side-by-side comparison.XX

This page was last updated at: 2017-07-23 06:06

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