TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE FRACTURED AND INCOHERENT CLAIMS OF
NIKKEN "PI" WATER/"PI-MAG" WATER
OCCASIONALLY WE HAVE CURRENT OR PAST DISTRIBUTORS OF NIKKEN PRODUCTS CALL AND COMPLAIN THAT WE SHOULD NOT BE EXPOSING THE KNOWN SHORTCOMING OR MISREPRESENTATIONS OF THE NIKKEN PRODUCTS....WE ENCOURAGE THEM TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN VIEWPOINTS ON THEIR OWN WEBSITES SO POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS CAN OBTAIN BOTH SUPPORTIVE AND OPPOSING VIEWS.
IF YOU WANT TO REVIEW THE FRAUD ASSOCIATED WITH THE NIKKEN PRODUCTS, JUST GOOGLE UP "NIKKEN FRAUD" AND YOU WILL HAVE A FULLDAY'S WORTH OF TEXTUAL AND YOU-TUBE INFORMATION ON THE SUBJECT.
WE REGULARLY RECEIVE CALLS FROM INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE PURCHASED THIS DEVICE AND WHO ARE CONCERNED THAT THEY ARE NOT NOTICING ANY RESULTS FROM ITS USE.
THEY HAVE USUALLY PURCHASED IT FROM A MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING PERSON WHO IS A FRIEND OF THEIRS AND WHO HAS ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT THE DEVICE IS NOR WHAT TYPE OF TEST INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO VALIDATE THE COMPANY CLAIMS.
IT IS IMPORTANT WHEN PURCHASING A DEVICE THAT CLAIMS TO PROVIDE "FUNCTIONAL" WATER TO SEE LABORATORY TEST INFORMATION CERTIFYING OR AT LEAST VERIFYING THE VERBAL CLAIMS MADE BY THE SALES PERSON. I HAVE YET TO TALK WITH A BUYER OF THIS UNIT WHO HAS SEEN ANY SUCH LABORATORY CONFIRMATION OF THE PRODUCT'S CLAIMS.
A LOT OF PEOPLE VISIT THIS PAGE AND BECOME VERY ANGRY. DON'T GET MAD AT US AND PHONE US - PHONE YOUR PRODUCT DEALER AND ASK HIM OR HER WHAT VALIDATING TEST DATA THERE IS FOR THE PRODUCT.
IF THIS PRODUCT REALLY REMOVED ALL OF THE BACTERIA IT CLAIMS IT CAN REMOVE(SEE BELOW), HAVE YOUR DEALER EXPLAIN WHERE THIS UNIT WAS WHEN KATRINA STRUCK THE GULF COAST AND THERE WAS NO SAFE DRINKING WATER;
ASK THEM WHERE THE UNIT WAS WHEN THE TSUMANI STRUCK SUMATRA AND THERE WAS NO SAFE DRINKING;
AND ASK THEM WHY THE UNIT IS NOT BEING USED THROUGHOUT BURMA TO PRODUCE BACTERIA FREE WATER AFTER THE DISASTROUS CYCLONE.
Finally, we continue to get calls and e-mails from distributors of this product who clearly do not understand the difference between PiMAG and verifiable test results from products such as the VITALIZER PLUS. They don't understand the role of far infrared, nor do they understand water physics. They continue to use and sell products which produce questionable and clearly non-verifiable results.
The difference between the "subtle energy" claims of PIMAG distributors and the measurable, in-vivo test results obtained from competitive products such as the VITALIZER PLUS is night and day. The PiMAG folks have a difficult if not impossible hill to climb to prove to their customers that there are actually measurable results from using that product.
PI water or PI-Mag Water is another one of those Asian products which has more "fuzzy" information than factual and is difficult to nail down in terms of technical information or verifiable test data. Nailing jello to the wall is easier than verifying claims made by Pi-Mag water and its distributors.
First, our investigation has determined that the Asian manufacturer (Nikken) seems to have some difficulty in deciding who really developed this product. Some references cite a Dr. Kushi, some a Mr. Masuda, others a Mr. Tatanabe and still other others claim that Dr. Jhon or Dr. Yamashita was responsible for its development. It really sounds like no one wants to take credit for this device since it has been determined that no scientific tests have been able to verify the product claims.
Unfortunately, the confusion does not stop there. Elaborate claims are made regarding the use of "ceramic" and "far infrared" technologies and their impact on the water.
On a Taiwan website(http://www.aquaplus.com.tw/us511.htm) claims are made that the PI water actually cures cancer. This and other fraudulent equipment claims for Chinese products prompted The Standard, China's Business Newspaper, to produce research information on these fraudulent claims in their July 15, 2006 issue.
In this article, the claims of the PI mag and other equipment such as alkaline water were found to be "misleading". Hundreds of inquiries and complaints were received at the Chinese Consumer Council, prompting the article in The Standard.
Additional fraudulent technical information is produced for these Chinese products. For example, at www.magnethealthnet.PiMagBoger.htm a claim is made that "ceramic balls" release minerals and nutrients into the waters, ceramic chips and stones "reflect Far Infrared energy" into the water.
Ceramic material does not contain nutrients as true ceramics are normally produced under high temperatures in processes similar to that used in the semiconductor industry. No nutritional minerals are released from such materials. If minerals are released they must be colloidal in form in order to have any impact on water structure or functionality or to be absorbed as a nutrient. Ceramic materials are not composed of colloidal or organic materials and thus can have no nutrient value.
The "far infrared" claim is also bogus since Far Infrared Radiation(FIR) is only produced by properly activated ceramic materials radiating in selected spectra in the far infrared band.
No Japanese or Korean technology exists to produce such advanced ceramic materials. Such materials have been produced by only one production facility near Taskent in the country of Uzbekistan. Far Infrared Radiation is extremely dangerous when activated at close range and if claims are made that it is capable of affecting water molecules in the device, the radiation most likely would be dangerous to the surrounding environment as well, including individuals standing near the unit.
Such is the characteristic of FIR which has the ability to influence water structure. Microwave technology has similar characteristics but at lower radiation frequencies. Microwave radiation is dangerous to humans and requires significant protecting shields to keep radiation to safe levels.
FIR is as powerful as microwaves if one expects FIR to have any influence on nearby water molecules. Either the FIR claims are bogus and FIR does not exist in the device or such radiation is present in insigificant levels to influence water or it is influencing water in the unit as well as in the cells of individuals standing nearby.
Ceramic materials do not "reflect" FIR; they generate it as noted above. Either the manufacturers do not understand the science they are trying to promote or are simply attempting to impress the buying public by throwing out verbiage which dazzles and dupes.
We have found no verifiable information on PI and PIMag systems which proves that it can produce virtually sterile water (99.99999% free of bacteria and e-coli, coliforms, etc.) as claimed on the above noted webpage. Elsewhere, it is noted that the PI and PIMag systems must operate on bacteria free water(www.office.5pillars.com/e-nikken/pimag/optimizer.htm.
If the PI and PiMag technology claims to produce sterile water, why does it need bacteria free water to begin with? Again, false and misleading claims can result in improper use of this equipment, perhaps resulting in illness if one presumes that the system can produce sterile water, removing pathogenic materials such as e-coli.
We have seen no descriptions of disinfection or sterilzation components in these units, nor any third party test results which prove that disinfection, much less sterilization can occur.
Finally, claims are made that the PI and PIMag water create water which is useful for cellular hydration with hexagonal water. Dr. Jhon is referenced in their promotional literature. Dr. Jhon has defined the conditions under which hexagonal water can be produced. PI and PIMag water literature claims to add magnesium by way of the treatment process. Magnesium, according to Dr. Jhon, one of Nikken's references, destroys hexagonal water. It is quite clear the developers and distributors of these products are clueless and are relying on an undeducated customer base to accept such fabrications.
Obviously, the manufacturer does not know what they are doing or simply believes that customers will not investigate the specific claims made for the products.
Our recommendation is to simply pass this product by - the claims are outlandish and have no basis in scientific fact and the contradictions within their own literature gives away their lack of knowledge of functional water and its utility.