Okamizu Food Detoxifier

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1) How long do I need to detoxify the vegetables and meat? Response : We have a list of timing for most of the food which can be found in the manual inside the packaging of each unit. Generally, all food is 15 minutes, eg. fruits, vegetables, seafood, etc. Only for meat, chicken, lamb or beef, we detoxify for 30 minutes. The machine operates for a maximum of 45 minutes which can be used for your long bath or the refrigerator, once a week. There is a 3 min on/off function where you can use for a liter of water. If you have more water, you can multiply accordingly. 2) What happens if the ceramic stone or tube is broken? Response : You can purchase a set which comes with the silicon tube and air stone costing RM48 (normal price RM58). 3) How do I service the machine? Response : We will arrange for a courier service to pick up and send back the machine to you house once a year for a general maintenance. The cost is between RM150 to RM250 per annum (East Malaysia: RM250) inclusive of the courier. 4) What should I do if my unit gets spoilt? Response : You should call the person indicated on the label behind the product to inform him/her. Then, you can send the units to our Okamizu Info Centre or Wellness consultant. Please do not pass to the retail outlet personnel because they have many suppliers and may be confused. Remove the silicon tube and power cord. We just need the unit with the box. We will take at least 10 working days to repair the unit. But, if the unit spoilt within a month after purchase which is due to manufacturer’s defect, we will change 1 new unit immediately to you. We will inform you to pick up when it is ready. 5) Why do we need to perform the general maintenance? Response : We will open up the machine and check that everything is functioning well, including the plasma ionization and ozonization levels. This will ensure the unit operates with optimum performance and can last longer. We will also help to clean up the dusts accumulated around the component parts. 6) What if some parts get spoilt in the machine? Response : We have all the replacements parts and we shall charge according. The major part for the food detoxifier is the air pump. The rest are minor parts. We are in midst of coming out with costing of the air pump.

7) Do I need to detoxify for longer periods if I have a lot of food? Response : The unit is designed for household consumption. If you have three or five chickens, it is still fine to use the 30 minutes because ozone dissolves quite fast in the water. If for huge restaurant consumption, you may need a few units. 8) How do I service the ceramic air stone and silicon tube? Response : Remove the tube from the machine and let it air dry. Detach the ceramic stone from the tube. You can use a brush to gently brush the air stone with running water after detoxifying food. Once a while, let it dry under the sun. If there is any bad odour, you can detoxify the air stone in plain water for 3 minutes and then sun dry it. 9) How much power does the unit consume? Response : The power consumption is minimal at 35W, something like a light bulb in your house. 10) How much does it cost for a unit? Response : RM1,798 with one extra silicon tube. Most customers would buy an extra silicon tube, using one for vegetables and fruits, and the other for meat-based. Some customers even buy up to 5 tubes for various purposes. 11) Will the nutrients in the food be lost? Response : We have a laboratory test on the meat to show that most of the nutrients are maintained with very slight reduction. This can only be possible with a good detoxifier. If you use those conventional technology, it might reduce the nutrient substantially. 12) Do I need to wash the food again after detoxification? Response : It is not really necessary to wash the food after the detoxification process. But if you feel the need to rinse the food after the detoxification, you can do so with filtered or purified water to avoid any re-contamination with tap water. 13) How long can the machine last? Response : We have a one-year warranty for the product. As long as you send the machine back for general maintenance once a year, it will last. We have all the component parts ready in the factor 14) How sure it can be 100% detoxify? Response : We do not claim that we can detoxify all chemicals by 100%. Our objective is trying to minimize as much chemicals as possible before we intake. Most chemicals can be reduced through our Okamizu Process and we have a series of laboratory tests which we can share. To share with you, many developed countries have proven and commonly use ozone technology for water, food, swimming pool treatments, etc.

15) Some vegetables and fruits float up during the detoxification process, how? Response : Just use a cover to cover the bowl with a small gap for the silicon tube. (as long as it is not plastic). 16) Is the product sold in Japan? Response : Currently, we have not exported to Japan. We have actually innovated from a Japanese technology and now, it is a made-in-Malaysia product with most laboratory tests from University Sains Malaysia. It is just like National, Panasonic or Toshiba. We adopted the name Okamizu due to our vision for moving towards environmental friendly products. ‘Oka’ means mountain/hill,‘mizu’ means water. 17) Can I use it overseas? Response : For the food detoxifier, most countries which are using 230-240 voltage can use. If the plug pin is different, you can just buy a multi-plug to fit. For the air detoxifier, there is a small red knob at the base behind the machine, which can also be set to 110 volts for countries like Taiwan or others. 18) Why can’t I use a plastic container and what other bowls can I use? Response : Not all plastics are ozone-resistant. Hence, we advise not to use plastics generally. It would be best to use stainless steel or glass bowls. 19) How about baby bottles, some are poor quality plastics? Response : Generally for plastics, we try to avoid direct detoxification. You can first detoxify the water in a glass or stainless steel container and use the detoxified water to rinse the baby bottles. But in the market right now, most of the bottles especially the good one use silicon. 20) Can I detoxify in the plastic mineral bottle? Response : Generally for plastics, we try to avoid direct detoxification. You can first detoxify the water in a glass or stainless steel container and subsequently fill up the mineral bottle. If you have doubts of quality of mineral bottle, it may be advisable to use a glass or stainless steel bottle to contain the water. 21) Why meat have foam, but for vegetables, it is not visible? Response : Pesticides are generally soluble in water, hence it is not visible. For the foam, it is a long chain of fatty acid which is more prevalent in meat. Most of the fatty acid has polymer-based compounds which may be difficult for the body to absorb. If the body is able to absorb, it actually goes into the blood stream which may be bad over a long period of intake. 22) Can the antibiotics be removed? Response : The foam does not show as the antibiotic but during the 30 minute process of detoxification, we have a laboratory test to show that the antibiotic has been absent after we detoxify the meat.

23) Will the foam be totally gone if I detoxify for longer periods of time? Response : The chances of foam being totally gone is rare because more fats can be removed through longer periods of detoxification, but the side effects could be more nutrients lost. Hence, we do not need to over-detoxify the meat. 24) Will it also kill the good bacteria? Response : Ozone generally does not recognize good and bad bacteria. Hence, it can remove good bacteria to a certain extent. However, it is more important that we strike a balance by removing the chemicals which are far more harmful than worry about sacrificing some good bacteria, which is anyway, not so common in the raw food. 25) Why is Okamizu Process so consistent and what is inside? Response : Through five years of research and development, we have fine-tuned the Okamizu process to ensure that the setting is right to ensure minimal by-products and efficiency in removing chemicals with a series of laboratory tests. Our process is a Japanese-innovation based on plasma ion generation and ozonisation. In terms of technology, it uses low current and combines the best of the cold plasma and corona discharge methods. For most of the parts that come into contact with ozone, we actually use ozone-resistant materials. This also applies to component parts inside the machine which are not visible. A major part of the consistency is also the result of the correct and good quality components used to manufacture the machines. 26) Can I detoxify canned drinks or cooked food? Response : It is difficult to detoxify canned drinks or cooked food. It is OK to occasionally consume ‘less’ healthy food or drinks but we can balance by adding on detoxified meals or drinks. This is to prevent too much chemicals from burdening our body. 27) My mum use to boil the meat one round, before cooking. Isn’t it the same? Response : Boiling the meat uses a lot of energy, ie. gas and the effect are not as powerful as our simple yet effective detoxification process. 28) I always detoxify myself by exercising and taking lots of supplements? Response : It’s good. You should continue doing so. We are trying to share the ‘pre’ concept, whereby we detoxify the food, before we take into our body. By having less chemicals, our body can actually do better self-detoxification and probably have better absorption for supplement intake. They actually work hand-in-hand. 29) How about pesticide inside? Response : The detoxification process is generally more effective on pesticides on the surface of the vegetables or fruits. Nevertheless, dissolved ozone can permeate to a certain extent on single-celled fruits and vegetables and also through the pores of some vegetables and fruits. Actually, the most killing part is the high dosage surface pesticides

which some farmers apply after harvesting. Vegetables might have their own detoxification system when they are alive. So don’t worry so much about pesticides inside. 30) How about wax on apples? Response : We cannot remove all wax from apples. Some of the wax is very thick in nature, while others are less. After detoxification, some of the wax may be easily wiped out with a rough cloth if it is not too thick. 31) Will kampung chicken also have the foam? Response : Generally, a ‘true’ kampong chicken has less foam because less hormones and antibiotics are fed and they have more freedom to ‘roam’ about the kampong. Hence, there are generally less fats and also polymer-based compounds in the feed meal. 32) Can I put the tube inside my month or nose to breathe ozone air? Response : We do not advise to place tube into mouth or nose. Ozone can be corrosive and it is only recommended to be used on the food. We do not recommend direct contact in the air for the food detoxifier. 33) Can this cure like skin disease, cancer? Response : Skin disease and cancer can be due to a multitude of factors and we cannot claim that the food detoxifier can cure any diseases. Generally, if a person intakes cleaner air, water, food and has less stress, it should contribute to a healthier being. We are promoting the pre-concept and DO NOT claim to do the reverse. Note: Do not have any health claims on detoxifier. 34) How can this machine help for cancer patients? Response : Cancer patients’ immune system might be weaker. They should minimize intake of chemicals or bacteria which can burden their body system .That’s why some doctors always advice cancer patients take organic food. By having food with fewer chemicals, we reduce the burden of the liver to further detoxify food. It will generally help all people. The food detoxifier can assist in intake of food with fewer chemicals but DOES NOT cure cancer patients. 35) How do we know if the machine is still functioning properly? Response : We advice to send the machine for servicing once a year to ensure optimum performance. Generally, you can detoxify meat and small amount of syrup water to test if the machine can still function. 36) When the chemicals are broken down, will the residue be harmful? Response : Generally, the chemicals are harmful in their original form, ie. when applied on the food. When the chemicals are broken down, they are rendered harmless. The only worry on ozone in water is when very high levels of ozone are infused in water containing bromide. However, due to the danger of bromide, it has been removed at the wastewater level prior to bringing into the household for consumption.

37) How long has Okamizu been in the market? Why I never heard? Response : We have been in the market for 5 years. First 2 years, we performed research and development without selling. For two-and –a-half years, we tested the Malaysian market through soft launch and sold over 10,000 units. We started the shopping mall concept in 2009 and to date, we have over 100 Okamizu Information Centers. We intend to have about 200 by year-end. Our manufacturer has been existence for 29 years and it is a public-listed company. 38) How do we choose a good detoxifier? Response : Show the one-page differentiation chart on technology and elaborate.

39) What is the benefit of drinking oxygen water? Response : Our body cells require a lot of oxygen to perform its functions. With more oxygen intake, it can actually help in various functions of the body. A noble prize winner, Dr Otto Warburg concluded that cancer cells cannot survive under oxygen-rich environment. Most of us, especially living in the city are lack of oxygen, especially when we are stressed.

About Ozone
1) What is ozone? Response :Ozone is named after the Greek word "OZEIN", meaning to smell. The odor of Ozone was first reported by Van Mauren in 1785, in the vicinity of an electrical discharge. In 1840, Christian Schonbein observed a unique odor during electrolysis and electrical sparking experiments and identified this characteristic odor as a previously undetermined compound. However the identity of the structure of the compound was confirmed in 1867 as triatomic oxygen; simply mean the ozone molecule contains three atoms, having the chemical symbol O3. Ozone is a broad, effective, rapid, safe bactericide without secondary pollution, which can kill bacteria brood body, cell fungus, virus, protozoa cystica and damage meat toxic element. It is a very unstable light blue gas and capable of self-dissolving into oxygen under normal temperature and pressure (about 20minutes time). So, it cannot be stored, generally produces on site. 2) What is ozone made of? Response : Ozone (O3), a colorless gas, is the tri-atomic form of oxygen; also know as 'Super Oxygen'. It is a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms (O1+O1+O1=O3). 3) Where does ozone come from? Response : Ozone is formed naturally by the Ultra-Violet Rays of the sun (photochemical reaction) and by lightning (bio-electrical reaction). Ozone also formed synthetically by passing air or oxygen over an electrical charge or ultra-violet lamp (photochemical reaction). Some of the oxygen molecules split into two separate oxygen atoms. These single atoms then form semi-unstable bonds with the oxygen molecules

(O2+O1=O3/Ozone). These oxygen molecules are highly reactive. This reactivity is because of the third atom of oxygen, also know as a 'Hungry Atom'. This atom being very eager to break away from this semi-unstable bond and react with any oxidizable compound (organic or inorganic). Also due to its reactivity, Ozone has a very short life span (about 20 min.). 4) How long does ozone lasts? Response : Ozone is extremely unstable and has a short life expectancy. It breaks up into oxygen in less than 20 minutes. It is very susceptible to heat, thus once ozonated water is boiled, ozone turns back into oxygen quickly. Ozone cannot be stored and must be generated on site. 5) What does ozone smell like?

Response : Ozone has an odor of a fresh grass. The 'fresh, clean, spring rain' smells that we notice after a storm results from nature's creation of ozone. Ozone is nature's way of purifying the air. 6) How strong is ozone?

Response : Ozone is the safest and second most powerful oxidant known to man. It performs about 1,000 times faster than chlorine as a bactericide, and the strongest oxidant commercially available for air and water treatment. Ozone as an oxidant neutralizes contaminants or chemically alters them so that they can be more easily eliminated. Ozone while very powerful doesn't last long, just do its job and reverts to oxygen. 7) Is ozone safe?

Response : Ozone has been known for almost a century now, and quite a lot has been known about it. When used correctly, like any other oxidizer, ozone is safe. A properly implemented and operated ozone system poses no health hazards at low level exposure. Ozone is much less a danger than regular household bleach and many other chemicals found in the average home. Approved by FDA for microbial treatment, ozone is used to purify drinking water, fresh produce and meat decontamination processing. 8) Will ozone pollute?

Response : Ozone is a very natural occurring chemical compound in the environment. Due to ozone's chemical instability, ozone will immediately self-deoxidize to oxygen. In so doing, the extra atom of oxygen is destroyed and all is left is oxygen (O2). Unlike soap or chemical detergent, it leaves no harmful residual for pollution. 9) How does ozone eliminate germs and odour?

Response : Ozone is extremely active. When it encounters a bacteria, virus or fungi, it ruptures the cell of the micro-organism. When it is faced with a compound like odors and pesticides, the extra atom of oxygen consumes them completely by oxidation reactions. Instead of masking the effect of unpleasant odors, ozone destructs the odor causing compounds chemically. Thereafter, the rest of ozone naturally reverts to oxygen very quickly.


What is ozonated water?

Response : Ozone is sparingly soluble in water. In water, there are two modes of action by ozone, direct oxidation and oxidation by hydroxyl radicals. This oxidation reaction in water causes it to sterilize, kill bacterium, refresh, whiten and deodorize. In water, ozone decomposes rapidly and the only residual is dissolved oxygen. 11) Is ozone bad for the human body?

Response : Ozone is non-carcinogenic (cancer-causing) and no denaturalization, but it may affect the respiratory system when the concentration is too high. The security of ozone has been proven by ozone drinking water in Europe and USA, and by food procession in Japan, France, and Australia. For more information about ozone, you can refer to excepts from ‘Fresh Air for Life’ by Dr Allan Somersall, The Story of Ozone – Seventh Edition or the International Ozone Association (IOA) website.