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General FAQs

What is in pHenomenal and how is it made?

Here’s the shortest explanation: It is pure water that has been transformed into an acid “kidnapper”.  It is regular water, H2O, (2 hydrogens, 1 oxygen) that is missing 1 hydrogen.  Inside your body it seeks, finds and binds with free hydrogen molecules stored in the body (which happen to be acidic). Once bonded (or “kidnapped”) it is now back to water (H2O) which you eliminate through urination.  Because of that, you may notice that you urinate more frequently than before drinking it and that- ultimately- is why many people experience a 2-4 pound decrease in their weight in the first week.

My unique manufacturing process involves heat, magnetism, and mineral buffers. The result is a stable liquid that is quite alkaline- yet not dangerous. If you get the pHenomenal water from the bottle on your skin, it will not hurt you, as would lye or caustic soda.  


How do I mix pHenomenal?

The dilution ratio for pHenomenal is one ounce per 32 ounces of drinking water.  If you do not have an ounce measure handy, grab a teaspoon or tablespoon: there are six teaspoons or three tablespoons in a liquid ounce.  The gallon size of pHenomenal comes with a pump that dispenses one ounce per pump.  The pump needn’t be locked down after use, it is considered a sealed container.

What do I mix pHenomenal with?

You will receive the most the product can provide by using distilled water. The more minerals/total dissolved solids in the water you mix it into, the less effective it will be. If distilled is not available the next best option is reverse osmosis. The least desirable alternative would be mineralized water such as what has gone through an alkaline water machine having had sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium added to the water. Well or city water that is "hard" (leaves mineral deposits behind) would fall into the category of "mineralized". This product will provide results with any water- including tap water if nothing else is available- it's simply the degree of effectiveness that varies. We do not recommend mixing with ozonated water as it can cause gas and/or stomach pains due to the reaction with the ozone; it also reduces the effectiveness of pHenomenal. 

How should pHenomenal be stored?

Both the concentrate and mixed solution must be kept in a sealed container.  Any container (glass, plastic, stainless steel, etc) is fine as long as it has a tight-fitting lid.  This is because air contains hydrogen and with time it will bind with the pHenomenal, reducing its efficacy.  It is not necessary but feel free to refrigerate your product- neither heat nor cold will change it.  Both the concentrate and mixed solution are shelf-stable for years so you do not need to consume it within a short period of time.

How much mixed pHenomenal do I drink?

The rule of thumb is 32 ounces of mixed pHenomenal per 100 pounds of body weight.  For first-time users we recommend mixing it half-strength (1/2 ounce to 32 ounces of water) for the first few days then move up to regular dilution.  It is perfectly fine to drink more pHenomenal than your weight determines, especially before and after exercise as it reduces lactic acid created during exertion.  We would not recommend drinking more than twice the amount as determined by your weight in one day.

To realize the most benefit we recommend drinking it on an empty stomach. The more pure, un-reacted pHenomenal water you can get past the stomach and into the small intestine for absorption into the blood stream, the better! That said, the ideal time to drink a large portion of your day’s intake of pHenomenal would be first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything else.  Wait 15-20 minutes before having your breakfast to allow the optimum amount of pHenomenal to pass into the small intestine before waking up your stomach.

Having your pHenomenal first thing in the morning might not work for everyone. If you have eaten something, it’s best to wait about two hours before having pHenomenal so that the stomach acids will have subsided. Some people take pHenomenal on an empty stomach before bed. This works for some people. However, if you get a burst of energy- and you may- you might not be able to get to sleep as quickly as usual. Everyone is different. Find what works best for you. 

Why do you add calcium to the pHenomenal?

It is a flavor buffer. Have you ever heard of putting baking soda in your refrigerator to absorb taste? It’s much the same. Inert calcium absorbs the taste. 

Can I monitor my pH results to see if pHenomenal is eliminating my acidity?

Yes you can.  However- it is very important to realize that since pHenomenal works in a completely different manner than traditional alkaline products, your test results will read differently, at least at first.  Urine represent a "loss" from the body.  A person who takes alkaline minerals, follows an alkaline diet or drinks other alkaline products that are made the standard way (with added alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium, sodium or magnesium) will see their urine test at a more alkaline pH than someone who does not.  Since pHenomenal does not add minerals to the body and instead removes acid, a person's urine will test as much more acidic as you are reading a loss of that acid from the body.  Over time, as the body's stores of acid are depleted, the urine will test at a less and less acidic  pH.  A word of caution: pH test strips can "go bad" due to many factors, including age.  We recommend that you purchase them from stores with high traffic and likely turnover rate such as a very busy supplement store and do not recommend purchasing online as you have no idea as to how old they may be.

Why do you add calcium to the pHenomenal?

It is a flavor buffer. Have you ever heard of putting baking soda in your refrigerator to absorb taste? It’s much the same. Calcium absorbs the taste.

Why is distilled water the best choice? 

Steam distilled water is the best choice because the prolonged boiling process of distillation kills virtually all types of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses and parasites and is virtually 99 % free of all impurities including heavy metals and most chemicals. 

The biggest misconception about distilled water is that, because it contains no minerals, the body will somehow be deprived of vital nutrients. The fallacy is in thinking that we can readily absorb minerals in whatever form they may enter our bodies. As an article in the Natural Food Associates Newsletter explains: “Unfortunately, most people fail to realize that the body can only use ORGANIC minerals effectively…Plants, however, can make use of inorganic minerals, converting them into a form which the body can assimilate. Plants, therefore, are the proper source of minerals.”



Doctors with the courage to tell the truth about Distilled Water 

I’ve put together the specific writings of doctors who all support the benefits of Distilled Water. 

*** DOCTOR #1 ***

Here is what Dr. Allen Banik says…

“Distilled water is the greatest solvent on earth. (It is) the only water that can be taken into the body without damage to the tissues.

What we as scientists and the public have never realized is that minerals collected in the body from water are all inorganic minerals, which cannot be assimilated (digested) by the body. The only minerals that the body can utilize are the organic minerals (from fruits and vegetables). All other types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be disposed of or eliminated.

Today, many progressive doctors prescribe distilled water to their patients. All kidney machines operate on distilled water.”
- Allen E. Banik, M.D. Author, “The Choice is Clear”

*** DOCTOR #2 ***

Here is what Dr. Paul Bragg says…

“The greatest damage done by inorganic minerals (hard)—plus waxy cholesterol and salt—is to the small arteries and other blood vessels of the brain (75% water). Hardening of the arteries and calcification of blood vessels starts on the day you start taking inorganic chemicals (and minerals from tap water) into our bodies.”

“When distilled water enters the body, it leaves no residue of any kind. It is free of salts and sodium. It is the most perfect water for the healthy functioning of the kidneys(83% water). It is the perfect liquid for the blood(83% water), the ideal liquid for the efficient functioning of the lungs (86% water), stomach, liver (85% water) and other vital organs. Why? Because it is free of all inorganic minerals. It is so pure that all liquid drug prescriptions are formulated with distilled water.

Dr. Paul Bragg, N.D. Ph.T., from his book: “The Shocking Truth About Water”

*** DOCTOR #3 ***

Here is what Dr. James Balch says…

“There is only one water, and that is clean, steam distilled water. No other substance on our planet does so much to keep us healthy and get us well as water does.”

Dietary Wellness; 1993 Dr. James Balch, M.D.

*** DOCTOR #4 ***

Here is what Dr. C.W. DeLacy Evans says…

“Used as a drink, distilled water is absorbed directly into the blood, the solvent properties of which it increases to such an extent that it will keep in solution salts already existing in the blood, prevent their undue deposit in various organs and structures, favor their elimination by the various excreta, and tend to remove these earthy compounds which have already accumulated in the body . . . There is no doubt as to the high value of distilled water used freely as a retarder of the ossifying conditions which appear to constitute the condition of old age.”

-C.W. DeLacy Evans, M.D., in his book, How To Prolong Life

*** DOCTOR #5 ***
Here is what Dr. Teofilio de la Torre says…

“Instead of drinking the hard water of springs or the chlorinated water of the cities, it will be to our advantage to drink distilled water . . . to prevent calcification of the body.”

*** DOCTOR #6 ***
Here is what Dr. Charles McFerrin says…

“Distilled water is ‘empty’ water – a hungry water, a water capable of absorbing body poisons. You have had the experience of trying to use an old post office blotter on the desk. Everybody had used it and it is so full of ink that it will not suck up any more. So it is with a ‘full’ water, a water full of chlorine, aluminum, etc. Such water does not have the capacity of absorbing body impurities.”

-Dr. Charles McFerrin, writing in the July 1955 issue of Nature’s Path

*** DOCTOR #7 ***
Here is what Dr. Alexander Graham Bell says…

Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, recognized the health value of distilled water, and claimed that its daily use prolonged his life. Afflicted and bed-ridden with sciatica, Dr. Bell could find no relief for the pain. The attack came just as he was investigating the deposit of salts in the human system. A well-known scientist had written a book in which he said that old age came from such deposits, and that the ills of advanced years were due to the lack of their elimination. He believed that when such deposits went to the joints, man had rheumatism. When they went to the kidneys, he had kidney trouble and stones in the urinary organs; and when they lodged in the arteries, they produced what is called hardening of the arteries. In the same way when such deposits coated the nerves, they caused sciatica. Dr. Bell wrote: “I knew that distilled water was pure. I thought that if I drank plenty of it, I could get rid of some of the salts that were covering my sciatic nerves. I tried drinking it and it worked like a charm. I have kept up my drinking of distilled water and I attribute my almost perfect health largely to it.”

—Dr. Alexander Graham Bell

*** DOCTOR #8 ***
Here is what Dr. Robert W. Flinchbaught says…

“The evidence that distilled water acts as a solvent within the body, dissolving the inorganic mineral deposits, is very important. A growing
body of evidence suggests that distilled water dissolves and removes these disease – causing minerals and flushes out the hundreds of dangerous chemicals that have been taken into the body as well. Distilled water is not only free from pollutants, but it apparently helps remove them as well from the cells of the body, thus purifying the body so that it can function as it should.

-Dr. Robert W. Flinchbaught, from “Pure Water is Life”

*** DOCTOR #9 ***
Here is what Dr. David C. Kennedy says…

“Even tap water invariably contains a variety of poisons such as chlorine, chloramine, asbestos, pesticides, fluoride, copper, mercury, and
lead. The best way to remove all these contaminants is by distilling.”

-David C. Kennedy, D.D.S.: ‘How To Save Your Teeth: Toxic-Free Preventive Dentistry’

*** DOCTOR #10 ***
Here is what Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr. says…

“If you decide on bottled water, make sure it’s distilled, (however), in the long run you’ll save money if you clean your water at home. It’s
more convenient than hauling gallon jugs from the store. The ‘gold standard’ for purifying your water is a system that distills your water and filters it. You have the comfort of knowing there is no chlorine, fluoride, bacteria, viruses, pesticides, or lead. You get nothing but H2O.”

-Robert D. Willix, Jr., M.D.:’Maximum Health’

*** DOCTOR #11 ***
Here is Dr. Handley’s article about distilled water…

The Importance Of Distilled Water In Aging

by Dr. Chester Handley

As our body begins to age, there are several things that happen. Cell don’t produce as well, the body doesn’t digest as well, the body does not absorb as well and the body does not eliminate as well. And areas of the body begin to feel pain and have sore spots that we never had before. One of the major causes of pain is the over consumption of grain in older people. It is softer, easier to eat and appears to be more easily digested. Well the true reality is that it is no benefit to the aging body at all and leaves an acidic residue that gets deposited in the joints which is the number one reason for arthritic pain.

Many years ago when I was doing research on distilled water, I discovered that contrary to all the stories out there, distilled water does not take a single thing out of the body that the body needs. It never takes anything out of a cell. Everything that is cellularly locked remains within the body, but it is the greatest tool in the world for cleaning out the bloodstream, which is the only function water really has…to wash out, cleanse and purify the bloodstream. Remember that the bloodstream is primarily an organ of transport. People think of it as a liquid rather than an organ, but it is an organ. It transports nutrients, oxygen and red blood cells throughout the body and carries away waste products and carbon dioxide.

Distilled water has been evaporated into a vapor, split apart into a molecule of hydrogen and oxygen, turning them into a gas that rises up in to the atmosphere, then cooled back down and condensed back in to water. The same process happens in a distillery when it distills water. It heats up the water in to a gas, all the impurities are left behind, all the waste products are left behind, then it is condensed and turned back into pure water and becomes the ultimate pure water because of one very important factor that is not present in any other water…it is molecularly unstable. It means that when it goes in your bloodstream it breaks apart easier and latches on to debris, waste products and unwanted materials that are floating around in your bloodstream.

It is also one of the best ways there is for reducing blood pressure. I made up two charts years ago when I was doing my studies on body detoxification with distilled water, from 1865 to 1965. In 1865, diseases that ranked in the high 30′s and low 40′s became the first four killers in 1965…and they were all cardiovascular. I then made another chart from 1865 to 1965 to show the reduction in the use of drinking rainwater. The two charts were virtually biometrically opposite. As people quit drinking rainwater, cardiovascular diseases went up. When the blood vascular system is clean you have less headaches, you have less pain, you have more oxygen and nutrients available for the body and more healing capacity for the body.

It has been almost twenty years ago now that a man came down to my office that had arthritis so bad he could hardly get out of a straight backed chair. His pain was excruciating. We put him on the detoxification program, took him off of all grain in his diet, instructed him to eat only fruit, vegetables, protein and meat products, and put him on distilled water every half hour while he was awake. It is hard to believe a month later this same man was out working in his garden having the time of his life.

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of drinking distilled water for cleansing the blood stream, for reducing arthritic pain and lowering blood pressure. It has also been known to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. In fact, the only effect on the body is health.

There are rules of thumb on how much water to drink. The rule of thumb on a normal day is one half your body weight in ounces per day. If you are sweating and exerting yourself you should drink more, not less. We have a tendency to grab pop, coffee, Kool-Aid and juices, but we need to get back to the habit of grabbing distilled water.

To give you an example of what this means, if you are a man and you weigh 200 pounds, you should be drinking a minimum of 100 ounces of distilled water throughout the day. There is an interesting side note for people that like to study. Job, which is the oldest book of the bible, I believe it is in the 36th chapter, said God took up the water, distilled it, and poured it out abundantly on man. The logical argument is who knows better what we need than the creator, and he gave us distilled water.


What is the ORP of pHenomenal?

ORP is a clever way of measuring the millivolts in a given liquid. Because of the slight difference of one ORP meter to the next I feel it’s better to answer this question with a straight millivolt reading a pHenomenal.

Diluted and ready to drink pHenomenal has a millivolt of -330 showing it’s massively positive charge of free electrons to give away. As a comparison, freshly juiced raw California organic spinach has a millivolt reading of -30 or 10X less than mixed pHenomenal.

Dr. Gary Martin from Phoenix reported his ORP readings of pHenomenal as…

Concentrate: 12.2 pH / -100 ORP

R/O Water: 5.6 pH / +115 ORP

32 oz Dilution: 10.8 pH / -4 ORP

16 oz Dilution: 11.2 pH / -3.5 ORP

Does baking soda or alkaline water machines provide the same results as pHenomenal water?

These methods can raise blood pH. But consider the following: 

These two methods work by reacting with stomach acid. We label it as Stomach Acid Neutralization methodology or ‘SAN’. This is not all bad as we discuss in FAQ 4. Why? Neutralized stomach acid must be replenished somehow for digestion to be achieved successfully. Simply speaking, our stomachs will ‘draw’ needed acid out of the bloodstream, thus raising the blood pH in a positive way. This methodology is definitely a step in the right direction. After all, the goal is to have our blood pH in the slightly alkaline range. However, we do not consider this to be the ultimate methodology!              

Baking soda, a mild alkali, will react with stomach acid, producing water and other by-products. This reaction neutralizes stomach acid, which again, must be replenished somehow. This is just another example of the Stomach Acid Neutralization methodology described above. It too is a step in the right direction. Although it’s not what we designed it to do, pHenomenal water will react with stomach acid as well, using ‘SAN’ methodology. The by-product of pHenomenal reaction with acid is water, NO other by-products! We might add that our testing reveals that that pHenomenal will neutralize five hundred times more stomach acid as will baking soda. Therefore, to match the effectiveness of pHenomenal in this methodology, one will need to utilize a tremendous amount of baking soda compared to pHenomenal. Where’s the savings then? What’s more, baking soda could introduce a lot of sodium by-product into the body. Phenomenal will not introduce sodium. Anyone choosing to ingest baking soda should consult with his or her physician to be sure the residual amount of sodium is not harmful.

Alkaline water machines can certainly be beneficial… if properly used. They also utilize the Stomach Acid Neutralization methodology or ‘SAN’. Again, this is a step in the right direction. However, the water molecules you get from ‘Top of the Line’ Alkaline Water Machines (costing up to $4000) have not been changed to become alkaline. They are simply being ‘rearranged’ as they ‘glob’ onto electron-charged minerals added to the water. That is not a natural state for minerals to exist in. So eventually, the charge wears off the minerals- usually within hours or at most a day or two. Then those water molecules will return to their natural state… plain water and minerals. So what does that accomplish? One needs to understand this to realize the benefits.

Some people ask if pHenomenal will help with gout.

We cannot give advice about medical conditions because we are not licensed to do so. Gout is a painful medical condition that requires a Doctor’s attention. 

With clinical analysis, your Doctor can determine the exact details of your condition. This is important because your condition may not be gout, but something else. In addition, different types of gout that are treated differently. Once the details of your condition are known your Doctor can suggest a treatment plan for your exact condition. It’s important for you to learn your condition.

We’re told gout is hereditary. Diet is also a big factor. Certain prescribed medications can bring it on as well. We’re told someone with gout has elevated levels of uric acid in their blood. Uric acid is a by-product of the metabolic breakdown of purine nucleotides. (certain proteins) Uric acid typically dissolves in the blood, passes through the kidneys and is eventually eliminated through urine. Under-excretion of uric acid by the kidneys creates the condition called ‘hyperuricimia’. After reaching a certain level the uric acid can crystallize- attach to and inflame joints, tendons and cartilage. Typically, it occurs in the extremities of the body such as fingers, feet and toes. It can be debilitating. We’re told the crystallization of uric acid is the underlying cause of painful gout.  Yet, we’re also told it is possible to have high levels of uric acid and never develop gout!

Excessive uric acid in the blood is clearly what can lead to gout. Everyone has some uric acid in their blood. We believe pHenomenal water could help a person with excessive levels of uric acid in their blood. Why? Because when pHenomenal water gets into the blood, it goes after blood acids like a ‘heat seeking missile’. It reacts with acid and converts to pure water. For you information, pHenomenal water has been Lab Certified to neutralize Uric & Lactic acid. Kindly check this link: report

We encourage anyone with gout to discuss the use of pHenomenal water with their Doctor. You should be sure it is appropriate for use with your specific gout condition and any other medications you might be taking. We are happy to discuss pHenomenal water with your Doctor as well. We frequently do this.

Does pHenomenal water will react with stomach acid?

The answer is: ABSOLUTELY… if there is acid in the stomach. However, when Phenomenal ‘reacts’ with stomach acid, it simply turns stomach acid into water. That’s not all bad. This ‘reaction’ does NOT impede digestion at all. But this reaction not the best scenario.

Many people believe their stomach ‘sloshes’ with acid all day long. This is NOT the case. It’s true that our stomachs do remain slightly acidic when empty. However, significant amounts of acid only get generated when foods (or other things that need to be ‘broken down’) enter into the stomach. Consider this. Drinking pure, distilled water, with no minerals or particles, does NOT stimulate stomach acid generation. Miraculously, the stomach knows this. Pure water passes through an empty stomach very quickly (15-20 minutes). It then enters into the small intestine where it is absorbed into the bloodstream as needed. 

That’s why we recommend diluting pHenomenal in pure, distilled water and drinking it on an EMPTY stomach. This protocol minimizes the possibility of any reaction with either the water particles or your stomach acid. Point: the more pHenomenal water you can get past the stomach and into the small intestine for absorption, the better. 

As said, having a ‘pHenomenal reaction’ with stomach acid is not all bad. Why? The stomach must replenish any neutralized acid from a ‘pHenomenal reaction’ from somewhere. Simply speaking, stomachs have a way to draw needed acid out of the bloodstream, thus raising the blood pH in a positive way. We label this concept: ‘Stomach Acid Neutralization methodology’ or ‘SAN. Clearly, if the stomach pulls acid out of the bloodstream, that’s definitely a step in the right direction. After all, the ultimate goal is to get our blood pH into the slightly alkaline range. Right? Not all bad, but we firmly believe that you will achieve the most benefit by having pHenomenal bypass these stomach level ‘SAN’ reactions and allowing pHenomenal to enter the blood stream at maximum strength. Then pHenomenal water can do the job we designed it to do… to react with ‘nasties’ in the blood stream, NOT stomach acid. 

Why is blood pH important?

First, we must inform you that we are not licensed medical professionals qualified to offer such advice. We can only speak in generalities about what we have observed. We cannot offer individualized advice for specific medical conditions. Instead, we only offer general information we have learned from what we are told. If you wish to use any of our information or the reported experience of others for you own health care, you must do so at your own risk or that of your own health care provider. 

It’s our understanding that blood pH is vital to our well-being and needs to slightly alkaline, ranging between 7.35 and 7.45 on a scale of 1-14. Below pH 7.35, it is said to be an ‘acidosis’ blood condition; above pH 7.45 is said to be an ‘alkalosis’ blood condition. Alkalosis is rare but can be life-threatening as well. Acidosis is the most common and many believe it’s the main cause of the debilitating diseases we have today.

Our bodies have a miraculous, but complex buffering system that maintains this vital 7.35-7.45 blood pH range. In this range, our immune system is quite capable of keeping us healthy all by itself. But, to stay in this range, the body must remove the acids resulting from metabolism, etc. Our bodies are incredible at this: we sweat out acidity, we breath it out and our liver and kidneys turn it into urine for elimination.

Unfortunately, many of the things we eat and drink tend to challenge the buffering systems and drive our blood pH south. These are acid-driving foods such as red meats, processed grains, sugar, alcohol, coffee, some fruit juices, soft drinks and many more. (Right…all the good stuff!) Alkaline-driving foods are things like raw green veggies, raw fresh fruit, pure water and many more. 

We believe that pHenomenal water, taken as directed, can help your body maintain the vital blood pH range.

Can I monitor my blood pH somehow to see if pHenomenal is working?

Yes, you can!

Some of our customers monitor their urine and/or saliva pH with pH paper strips. These are readily available online or at your drug store. In our experience, we found paper pH test results to be a nightmare. There are just too many variables affecting pH of urine and saliva pH. Test results were all over the board. We could never figure out why!

There are published guidelines for pH paper strip test results. We read that if your urinary pH fluctuates between 6.0 to 6.5 in the morning and between 6.5 and 7.0 in the evening, your body is believed to be functioning within a healthy pH range. If your saliva stays between 6.5 and 7.5 all day, we’re told your body is probably functioning within a healthy range. (We neither accept nor dispute these numbers) However, if your readings are NOT in this range, it is a real challenge to explain why. We’re told the best time to test your pH is about one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal. They say to limit your tests to two days a week and then average the readings over a month period.   

We submit the most accurate way to determine blood pH is through a laboratory serum blood pH test. Measuring blood serum pH is not difficult at all. Yet, we know of NO blood testing labs that will include blood serum pH in their test panels. (If you know of one, please let us know)

It’s interesting… if you happen to wind up in a hospital emergency ward (ER) for some reason, you may have an Arterial Blood Gas Analysis done which includes blood pH. This test provides the doctors with great ‘intel’ about your condition. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could accurately track our blood pH BEFORE we wind up in the ER?

Should you choose to experiment with the pH papers when using pHenomenal water, that’s great. However, kindly do not contact us about your results because we are neither licensed nor qualified to discuss the results with you. Your results are something you need to discuss with your doctor. 

What is the weight of your products for traveling?

1 bottle of pHenomenal is 3 pounds, 1 bottle of B-pHree gel is 2 pounds, and 1 bottle of alkaline gel is 1 pound.