AlkaViva Athena H2 Water Ionizer with Undersink Kit
One of the great benefits of the new Alkaviva Athena H2 Water Ionizer is its versatile installation options. The Athena H2 can be installed in 3 ways:
1) Placing the Athena H2 on your countertop and connecting directly to your kitchen tap using the supplied diverter connection.
2) By direct plumbing the Athena H2 into your cold water line – this popular option allows you to keep the Athena H2 on your countertop yet hide the ionizer water connections under your sink by connecting directly to your cold water line.
3) The third and increasingly popular option is the under sink or under counter installation option – this is perfect for those who prefer a more minimal and clutter free approach and prefer to have their water ionizer installed discreetly under their kitchen sink. Under sink water ionizer installation involves fitting the main body of the Athena H2 water ionizer under your kitchen sink and connecting this directly to your cold water line which in turn feeds water directly to a dedicated Ionizer tap on your countertop. On your countertop you will have a dedicated tap for your water ionizer with an alkaline and acidic outlet.
This package includes the 2018 Alkaviva Athena H2 Water Ionizer and Undersink Kit. The Undersink Kit includes the dual Alkaline and Acidic outlet taps and all tubing and fittings required to install the Ionizer under your sink/counter. The Undersink Kit tap is available in 2 finishes; Chrome and Brushed Nickel.
Undersink Kit Faucet & Tubing Measurements
- Height of Faucet Above Counter: 23cm
- Max. Width: 23cm
- Hole Diameter: 1 3/8 - 1 1/2 inches;
- Tubing Length: 86cm
Undersink Installation Diagram
AlkaViva Athena H2 Water Ionizer
The new 2018 Alkaviva Athena H2 Water Ionizer is the best performing 7-Plate Water Ionizer on the market today. The original Athena Launched in 2007 became a legend in our industry. It truly created the mid-priced ionizer category, and for good reason. With top performance and extreme reliability, the Athena blew away ionizers twice its price.
The new Athena H2 has been updated to a 7-plate model with a next generation SMPS power supply, AutoAdjust and DARC cleaning. Keeping the smaller and efficient standard, it is redesigned with Hydrogen Infusion Technology that specifically optimizes performance, especially the production of molecular hydrogen or H2. Hence the new name. It also performs exceptionally well in –ORP and H2 at lower drinkable levels of pH. In fact the new Athena H2 outperforms every other leading brand 9 plate water ionizer in these key metrics, with only its big brother the Vesta H2 performing better. During our tests at a drinking level 9 pH the Athena H2 consistently produces a remarkable -740 ORP and 1.3ppm H2, no other water ionizer on the market except for the Vesta H2 can achieve such high metrics! You get the new performance standard along with the same solid reliability all beautifully packaged in an updated and more attractive design. Everything that made it so trusted and popular before is now vastly improved.
Most alkaline water drinkers naturally gravitate toward drinking water that is somewhere between pH 8 to pH 9 for the simple reason it tastes better than water with pH 10 or higher. It is safer too. This poses a problem. You end up drinking water at a low pH that tastes good but doesn’t have beneficial levels of H2. Or to get good H2, you have to drink water with pH 10 or higher, which isn’t palatable - or recommended by the KFDA or Japanese Ministry of Health. Something has to give; you can’t get both. That is until now! The Athena H2 with Hydrogen Infusion Technology outperforms other ionizers in H2, and does so in the recommended - and great tasting – pH 8 to pH 9 range. AvivaWater are the Official UK & European Master Distributor for AlkaViva Ionizers.
We have tested the latest 2018 Alkaviva Jupiter H2 models against the leading models from Enagic/ Kangen, Life Ionizers and Tyent. The new Alkaviva H2 models outperform all other leading brands in the key performance metrics – pH, ORP and H2 and are simply the best water ionizers for sale in the world at the moment. Click here to see the full comparison chart>
9 Reasons to choose the all new 2018 Athena H2 Water Ionizer
Exceptional Alkaline PH Range - The new Athea H2 is able to produce Alkaline water with a pH of up to 11.4 making it one of the most powerful Ionizers on the market today! Drinking water with an alkalinity of pH 11.4 is not recommended, however at the optimal drinking level range of 8 to 9 pH the Athena H2 can produce a remarkable Trio combination of up to -740 ORP and 1.3ppm H2, making it the world’s 2nd best performing ionizer for drinking water with the new Vesta H2 only able to better these metrics.
World leading ORP Performance – The Athena H2 can produce an ORP of up to -830 at the highest pH setting and an ORP of -740 at drinking level pH ranges.
13-stage dual water filtration system featuring UltraWater technology – No other ionizers on the market today feature the advanced filtration provided by the dual UltraWater filters included in the Athena H2 Ionizer. The Athena H2 UltraWater filters remove Chlorine, Lead, Arsenic, Copper, Manganese, VOC’s etc.… to virtually non detectable levels. Alkaviva ionizers do not use cheap Vitamin C or carbon filters. The new 2018 model includes UltraWater Smart Chip filters so you know exactly when to change your filters.
7 advanced SmartDesign Solid Plates / Electrodes - We do not believe in over-sized or over-powered electrodes, which are often a sign of inefficient design. These plates degrade much faster and have questionable performance especially after 18-24 months of use. Other ionizers with 7 or more electrodes require A LOT of power to run them. Some even have to slow the flow rate. Our engineers found that you get the best performance when you have a highly engineered electrode design matched with proper power density. Our SmartDesign Solid Plates / Electrodes are manufactured in Japan and engineered to deliver maximum efficiency. The Athena H2 offers you the perfect combination of electrode design and count and the optimal power to run them. The result is a great flow rate, top performance, absolute reliability and lasting durability.
Highest H2 performance at lower, drinkable levels of pH which tastes great! - Most other systems can create at least a low level of H2. However, any system that creates decent H2 has to run at a maximum setting and produce water above 10 pH to achieve that result. Not only is it questionable in health terms, but water that high in pH tastes bad! It also stresses the electrodes. The Athena H2 is better than other systems at delivering H2 performance, especially at lower more drinkable - and safer - pH levels. We can’t stress this point enough. Cleaner, healthier and better tasting water. Step up!
Fully automatic DARC Cleaning System - Cleans the Ionizer with every use. Alkaviva pioneered DARC cleaning. This is simply the best way to help ensure that the most critical component of the ionizer – the electrodes – stays free of scale buildup. Scale is the enemy of performance. The Athena H2 continues our tradition of offering the best cleaning system so you get great performance, especially over time. It also gives you the peace of mind of never having to think about cleaning or waiting for a cleaning cycle to complete.
Real-time Flow Control System - Optimal flow rate is also critical in achieving optimal pH, ORP and hydrogen performance. The Athena H2’s Real-time Flow Control System provides an LCD display and a selectable valve that allows you to set easy and precise control of your flow rate.
AutoAdjust - With AutoAdjust the power can be adjusted to the optimal level for your water ensuring you get peak PH, ORP and H2 performance each time you use your Athena H2.
5 Year Full Warranty - We provide a full 5 year warranty and have our own dedicated UK service centre.
H2 Hydrogen Performance
Ionizer performance used to be entirely focused on pH/ORP and the number of plates/electrodes an ionizer had. While pH/ORP are exceptionally important in alkalizing and detoxing our bodies water filtration and Ionizer science has moved on with a focus on H2 performance. H2 has been shown in over 500 studies to give a therapeutic benefit in 140 health conditions and disease models.
In the past Ionizers were not able to generate H2 at safe drinking pH levels. Other ionizers on the market can only generate beneficial H2 at pH levels in excess of pH 10. That is until now. The new Alkaviva H2 range outperforms other ionizers in H2, and does so in the recommended - and great tasting – pH 8 to pH 9 range.
How our water cells / plates create H2
The water cell - the engine of the ionizer - has two components: electrodes and (ion exchange) membranes. Ionizer performance used to be entirely focused on pH/ORP and the electrodes. H2 Infusion Technology is based on the fact that membranes are as critical as the electrodes. Other ionizer manufacturers buy their membranes from outside sources. In comparison, Alkaviva membranes are made in-house and are ultrasonically pressed, rather than bonded with chemicals. This provides you with a distinctly superior membrane that is designed to work specifically with our electrodes, giving unmatched performance.
When you marry our advanced SmartDesign electrodes to our infusion membranes, the result is H2Infusion Technology and better H2 performance. This is especially so at the better tasting lower levels of pH.
Benefits of H2 Hydrogen
Incredible Antioxidant Power - Exercise requires more oxygen than most activities. Increases in oxygen can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions and cell damage. Oxidation is literally the aging process while antioxidants prevent or slow down the oxidative damage. Most antioxidants neutralize bad radicals, but they can also neutralize the good ones that your body needs. Molecular hydrogen selectively targets only the damaging oxygen radicals, leaving behind the good radicals. This makes it a superior antioxidant.
Improves your Hydration - When H2 molecules combine with and neutralize damaging oxygen radicals, they are transformed into water (H2O) - increasing your cellular hydration. The ionization also creates a light, silky-smooth tasting water that is easy to drink.
Increase in Energy - Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is the fuel that powers your cells during physical activity. Drinking H2 infused UltraWater helps maintain the high ATP production needed during exercise - providing optimal strength, endurance and recovery.
Reduced Muscle Fatigue - Lactic acid buildup leads to fatigue, muscle damage, decreased endurance, reduced performance, and poor training results. Peer-reviewed research on athletes shows that molecular hydrogen decreases lactic acid levels.
Fight Free Radicals - Drinking hydrogen-rich alkaline water is the perfect way to mount a defence against free radicals, which are responsible for oxidization – or decay – within our bodies.
Gum and dental health – A 2014 study showed that hydrogen water can improve gum health, and also help to neutralize acids in your mouth following a meal or snack. For more information see - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4078318/
Hydrogen Water Effect On Diabetes - In 2008, a team of Japanese researchers carried out an experiment using 30 subjects with type 2 diabetes. Over an eight week period, the subjects who were given hydrogen-rich water to drink on a daily basis presented with greater levels of improvement in their diabetes-related symptoms. The implications of this research are pretty far-reaching and encouraging! For more information see - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19083400
Alkaline Hydrogen Water Might Help To Prevent The Loss Of Cognitive Ability - A recent study using mice as the test subjects, showed that mice which drank hydrogen water experienced less neuro-degeneration than the mice which drank regular water. J Clin Biochem Nutr 46:269-76 (2010). For more information see - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3731457/
Further Reading on the Benefits of H2 - For more information on the benefits of molecular hydrogen (H2) in water and links to over 300 leading scientific and medical studies please see the following comprehensive review on the US National Library of Medicine - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4610055/
Latest Alkaviva H2 Models Comparison
Testing the new Athena H2 Versus Enagic / Kangen, Tyent and older Athena and Vesta models
In this detailed 36 minute video Cathleen Lograsso of Alkalinewaterplus.com compares the all new Alkaviva H2 range, specifically the Athena H2 against the Enagic / Kangen, Tyent and older Athena and Vesta models. The results are remarkable. You can read her full report here where she details the performance of each model at each pH setting for ORP and H2.
- pH Performance: 2.3 to 11.4 pH range*
- ORP Performance: up to -833 ORP*
- H2 Performance at Drinking pH of 9: 1.3ppm H2*
- Warranty: 5 years domestic warranty from our dedicated UK service centre
- Rate Voltage: 220V-240V
- Power Supply: Next Generation SMPS with AutoAdjust
- Dimensions: 12.5” x 14.5” x 5.5” (WxHxD)
- Weight: 12.75 lbs (14.75 Shipped Weight)
- Water Pressure Available: 15 - 90 psi
- Tap Water Temperature Available: 40 - 86F
- Protection Devices: 2 built-in temperature sensors
- Electrolysis Method: Continuous
- Electrodes: 7 SmartDesign Solid Platinum / Titanium Plates manufactured in Japan
- Generating Capacity: Standard (1.5L/min. at 28psi), Max (3.5L/min. at 90psi)
- Setting: Alkaline Water (5 Levels), Purified Water, Acidic Water (2 Levels)
- Cleaning: DARC Cleaning System - Dual Automatic Reverse Cleaning
- Filter Replacement: Cartridge Type (2 Filters)
- Filter Life: 4,000 Litres
- Voice Recognition: Yes
- Display: Negative LCD
- Display Control: Full Touch Screen (Letter and Image)
- ON/OFF Valve Method: Real-time Flow Control System
Athena H2 Manual
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The new H2 range of Alkaviva Ionizers are designed and developed to the highest possible international standards with 16 top certifications including ISO 9001 and 14001, UL standard for Low voltage electrical, NRTL, CE and KFDA.
*Achieving high and low pH, ORP and H2 levels depends on the quality of the source water. Results can vary depending on mineral concentration of water, hardness or softness of the source water, initial pH level of water and speed of water flow. Our water ionizers produce consistently higher levels of pH, ORP and H2 than other brands tested. We will guarantee if a customer can show in the first 30 days after purchase that our ionizer does not outperform any other brand ionizer using the same number of plates and the same water source, then we will gladly take the ionizer back and issue a refund.