The benefits in the water come from the hydrogen that is dissolved, the h2 gas, or what’s called molecular hydrogen. The water coming out of the machine is higher than 7 pH so therefore it is referenced as alkaline water. The water lower than 7pH so is referenced as acidic water. Our alkaline water has hydrogen dissolved in it but that’s not the case with all alkaline water. Just because a company is selling alkaline water does not mean the water has hydrogen in it. Echo® focuses our message on hydrogen because that is where the benefit comes from. It has been proven through many hundreds of studies.