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Hydrogen Water Machines – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide!

Written by Jessica Nickson

Hydrogenated water is essentially water with an extra hydrogen atom, this hydrogen atom does not bond to the water, and is present as a free ion. Hydrogen enriched water has been studied for decades, and in Japan has been hot for many years. Whether it is a gimmick or not, hydrogen water is becoming popular especially with the introduction of inexpensive models using IoT.

Numerous scientific studies attest to the regenerative powers of hydrogen water and the way the hydrogen atom bonds to the mitochondria. Essentially, hydrogen water is meant to be a great form of preventative maintenance for the body and even helps the bodies repair system that fortifies the body against free radicals.

List of Top-Rated Hydrogen Water Machines Comparison Table:

Product ImageProduct NameFilter TypeTank TypeMore Information
Brondell H2O+ Cypress Countertop Water Filter System, WQA Gold Seal Certified1. Brondell H2O+ Cypress Countertop Water Filter System, WQA Gold Seal Certified3 Bio-FilterFaucetMore Information
Life Ionizer MXL-9 Counter Top Alkaline Water Ionizer2. Life Ionizer MXL-9 Counter Top Alkaline Water IonizerPlatinum GridFaucetMore Information
H2 USB Sports MAXX Hydrogen Water Generator with Glass Bottle3. H2 USB Sports MAXX Hydrogen Water Generator with Glass BottlePlatinum-Titanium400 ml BottleMore Information
Lourdes Hydrogen Water Generator, 20164. Lourdes Hydrogen Water Generator, 2016Platinum Grid1.8L ContainerMore Information
LOURDES HS-72 Hydrogen Water Generator, 20185. LOURDES HS-72 Hydrogen Water Generator, 2018Platinum Grid1.8L ContainerMore Information

There are many models on the market, and these include the most basic stand-alone bottle units that connect with a USB connector, to the most expensive Lourdes water model that brings you holy water from Lourdes. The prices range from around a hundred dollars and can go up to a thousand, so the variety is vast.

Choosing the best hydrogen water machine is based on budget rather than performance since all the machines perform a very basic job. They catalyze the water to ingest it with more hydrogen ions. So, if you are seeking a religious experience, you will go for the more expensive model if you want a daily maintenance routine model you go for the most basic models, and if you a sport and nutrition enthusiast you buy a middle range model that provides faster action for larger amounts of water.

Now let’s take a look at the 5 best hydrogen water machines on the market today.

The Hydrogen Water Machines Reviews & Buyer’s Guide:

1. Brondell H2O+ Cypress Countertop Water Filter System, WQA Gold Seal Certified

The H2O+ Cypress countertop water filtration system is a three-stage filtration system that purified provides hydrogen water directly from your main water source.

Performance

This three-stage filtration unit connects to your mains, so you don’t have any water limitations. All you do is port and the system refills. You get a constant supply of purified, filtered, hydrogenated water.

The filters in this unit include a COMPOSITE PLUS FILTER (HF-31) which cleans the water from large particulates such as sand, rust and other gunk that comes from your mains pipes. The second filter is the NANOTRAP FILTER (HF-32), this is patented nanotechnology made out of nano alumina & cellulose fibers with a 2 microns pore size. This removes the smaller water-borne particulates including waterborne microorganisms. The third filer is the CARBON BLOCK FILTER (HF-33). This stage removes the bad flavors and tastes that come with tap water and also cleans out the chlorine, fluorine and other minerals.

This system hydrogenates the water as it purifies it, and using the specialized nanotrap filters, delivers a cleaner and faster water product every time. You do need to replace the filers once every three months.

Features

  • Powerful three-stage filtration with patented Nano-trap technology
  • Elegant slim profile countertop design
  • Ergonomic push-button control
  • Quick and easy filter replacement
  • Standard DIY installation in less than 10 minutes

Recommendations

This is a very reasonably priced filtration unit that also provides hydrogenated water; however, as it’s a bio-filter model, maintenance is key to continuous clean water. You must clean out the inner tubing connectors properly when you replace the filters, since bacteria can accumulate at joints, and as the filters tire towards the end of their 3 months lifespan, will overcome the filters. As such, quarterly maintenance is a must for these models.

2. Life Ionizer MXL-9 Counter Top Alkaline Water Ionizer

The Life Ionizer MXL-9 is a standard hydrogen water unit that does filter your tap water as well as hydrogenates it. As such, it is a constant source of hydrogenated water without the need to fill bottles or containers.

Performance

The MXL-9 has a number of key performance features, and this includes the XL Chambers™ that are triple reinforced to overcome Ionization chamber breakage. This chamber increases water to ionization plate pH and antioxidant ORP levels successfully.

You also get their MicroMembrane™ technology that provides you with a great pH filter, that provides extra antioxidant power. Together with this, you get the main Molecular Hydrogen XL™ feature that integrates their XL Matrix Grid™ platinum coated plates for creating a higher hydrogen water ratio.

The filtration system uses their Life CleanTech™ hard water softening process that removes all the harmful minerals such as magnesium and calcium from clogging up pipes as well as damaging your kidneys. This filtration system also removes heavy metals such as chromium, copper, mercury, lead, and others.

The Ultraviolet XL Sterilization System™ is a much larger capacity in this model and will destroy all bacteria and pathogens in the water as it passes through the industrial sized and powerful UV light. This system works perfectly with their Life Vitamin C Ceramic Block Filter Technology™ which is in place to remove up to 99% of chlorine and chloramines in the water.

The operation is very simple, the system is ergonomically designed for filter replacement, and comes with an integrated Top Loading – One Click Filters™ removal process. This is a fully automated system, where you get their Easy-Notify Filter Change™ alarm warning you to change the filters. You do this by removing them from the top, and just sliding in new filters in their place.

Features

  • Counter Top Installation
  • 9 Flat or XL Matrix GRID™ Plates
  • Up to 450 Watts | XL Power™ SMPS
  • Life MicroMembrane™ Technology
  • 2.0 – 11.5 pH Range
  • Up to -800 ORP | Anti-Oxidant Potential
  • Top Loading One-Click Filters™
  • Advanced RADC Self-Cleaning

Recommendations

This is a great middle range hydrogen water filtration machine that connects to your faucet and provides you with a constant supply of hydrogen water. Just remember to replace the filters when the system warns you to do so.

3. H2 USB Sports MAXX Hydrogen Water Generator with Glass Bottle

The H2 Hub is an IoT hydrogen water device, and it is a small, portable handy device for traveling, work, and home applications.

Performance

If you need a great hydrogen water supply on the go, then this is your solution. This is a fast and accurate device made for sportspeople and health-minded professionals that need their hydrogen water at home, at work, and when traveling.

This model produces H2 concentrates from 1.0 – 1.5 PPM in 5 or 7 min timer cycles and comes with a 400 ml/14oz glass bottle and 2 adapters for plastic bottles. So its totally portable, and will work with a rechargeable lithium battery or with a standard AC connection also using as a USB port. This means you can operate it when connected to a laptop on the go.

This model is used with all water sources, and can ionize filtered, distilled, RO or tap water. The ionization plates are made of platinum coated titanium that delivers a negative ORP range from -350~-600Mv. These plates are designed to remove the Nickel, Molybdenum, and Chromium waste so that no toxic heavy metals reach your mouth.

The Lithium Batteries provide 12 cycles before recharging.

Features

  • Produces H2 concentrates from 1.0 – 1.5 PPM in 5 or 7 min timer cycles
  • 400 ml/14oz glass bottle and 2 adapters for a plastic bottle
  • DuPont USA made Solid Polymer Electrolysis Proton Exchange Membrane technology
  • Platinum coated Titanium Electrode Plates
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • AC 100-240 V USB 5V/2.0A
  • CE FDA EU RoHS Approved

Recommendations

For the best portable hydrogen water model, this is by far the most versatile and well worth its middle of the range price. In fact, this is such an exceptional model; it will definitely keep you happy when going to the gym, cycling, hiking, or just plain traveling.

4. Lourdes Hydrogen Water Generator, 2016

The Lourdes Hydrogen Water Generator 2016 model is an expensive top of the range model that specializes in their engineered water processing system.

Performance

The Lourdes 2016 model hydrogenates in batches of 1.8L per cycle and comes with a special floating hydrogen capping lid that prevents the hydrogen ions from evaporating into the atmosphere.

The processing time is in batches, and you get a choice of 10 min., 20 min., and 30 min. per cycle. Just remember that the longer the cycle, the richer the hydrogen content of the water.

The filters in this device need to be changed at least once every 9 months, and apart from these, you need to hand clean the small white sponge that sits under the pitcher. This small sponge is set in place to help move the hydrogen ions to the bottom grid for even distribution.

This model comes with an SCE (Separate Chamber Electrolysis) System that integrates their SPE (Solid Polymer Electrolyte) and PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) into one complete technological process. This model does not use chemical reactions to create hydrogen; it uses magnesium and bespoke additives to generate the hydrogen as found in the Lourdes spring water.

This model does not change the waters TDS levels and does not allow for other ions such as Oxygen to mix into the hydrogen-rich water.

The ionization plates are made of a titanium silver combination coated with platinum. Since this is a Japanese product, you get the most intensely arcuate metallic purities and machining that deliver the highest-grade ionization plates in the industry.

The filters use a very easy to replace cartridge method, so you don’t need to worry about pulling out the old and replacing the new, its simple.

Features

  • Full saturation in 10 minutes for 500ml, 30 min for 1.5L.
  • SCE (Separate Chamber Electrolysis) System
  • SPE (Solid Polymer Electrolyte)
  • PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) technology.
  • Hydrogen Gas Inhalation Kit
  • Hydrogen Gas Inhalation Option is added, and you get inhalation of 26 mg and higher hydrogen per minute, this is equivalent to 6.9 gallons (26L) of 1.0ppm hydrogen water.
  • H-type D/I filter Cartridge
  • Cartridge Exchange Indicator and reset button.

Recommendations

Personally, I don’t like gimmicks, the name is misleading. However, with this, the product is the Rolls Royce of hydrogen water machines, so expect to pay seven times as much as any other device.

5. LOURDES HS-72 Hydrogen Water Generator, 2018

The Lourdes HS-72 Hydrogen Water Generator is the 2018 model of this extremely expensive but high-quality model.

Performance

The Lourdes HS-72 is identical to the 2016 model but with some slight design changes.

This model hydrogenates in batches of 1.8L per cycle and comes with a special floating hydrogen capping lid that prevents the hydrogen ions from evaporating into the atmosphere.

The processing time is in batches, and you get a choice of 10 min., 20 min., and 30 min. per cycle. Just remember that the longer the cycle, the richer the hydrogen content of the water.

Just as with the 2016 model, the filters in this device need to be changed at least once every 9 months, and apart from these, you need to hand clean the small white sponge that sits under the pitcher. This small sponge is set in place to help move the hydrogen ions to the bottom grid for even distribution.

The HS-72 uses an advanced SCE (Separate Chamber Electrolysis) System which integrates their SPE (Solid Polymer Electrolyte) and PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane). They don’t use chemical reactions to create hydrogen; they provide magnesium and bespoke additives to generate the hydrogen to provide a similar result as the water found in Lourdes.

This model does not change the waters TDS levels and does not allow for other ions such as Oxygen to mix into the hydrogen-rich water.

The ionization plates are slightly larger and are made of a titanium silver combination coated with platinum. Since this is a Japanese product, you get the most intensely arcuate metallic purities and machining that deliver the highest-grade ionization plates in the industry.

Features

  • Full saturation in 10 minutes for 500ml, 30 min for 1.5L.
  • SCE (Separate Chamber Electrolysis) System
  • SPE (Solid Polymer Electrolyte)
  • PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) technology.
  • Hydrogen Gas Inhalation Kit
  • Hydrogen Gas Inhalation Option is added, and you get inhalation of 26 mg and higher hydrogen per minute, this is equivalent to 6.9 gallons (26L) of 1.0ppm hydrogen water.
  • H-type D/I filter Cartridge
  • Cartridge Exchange Indicator and reset button.

Recommendations

Just like the 2016 model, you pay for excellence, but get what most other hydrogenation devices provide. Hydrogenated water is not rocket science, and Lourdes water is in Lourdes, not in your tap. If you want Lourdes water go-to France, if you want high quality hydrogenated water, then use this device and enjoy high quality, but expensive hydrogen enriched water.

About the author

Jessica Nickson

Jessica Hendricks is a keen home and garden innovator with over 25 years of hands-on experience in, home improvement, landscape gardening and all things appliance related to making life easier and more interesting.

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