I came across alkaline ionized water as my aunts bought a system called Kangen Water from Enagic Inc. The water produced by this system is claimed to contain smaller water clusters (4-6 molecules) compared to tap water with 10-12 molecules. Besides, the ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) of the water is negative (-250 to -350 mV), which the company claimed to battle ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species). Of course, the company also advertised the water as having other incredible properties such as emulsifying grease, thereby can be used to remove pesticides on fruits and vegetables.
So, let alone the validity of the claim on benefits, my questions are:
How can one produce negative-ORP water? Is it possible to do so with added minerals? (Just the only way I can think of, is there any other way?)
What chemical/physical process is happening in the emulsification demo? Why can't tap water do so?
Please refrain from discrediting the company too quickly as I think I might have and please tell me if I formulated my question clearly enough because I acknowledge this is a fairly vague question.