Most water filters are designed to reduce or remove chlorine and reduce some heavy metals, organic and inorganic chemicals, turbidity, dirt, rust, sediment etc. These contaminants affect the colour, taste and odour of your drinking water and make it unpleasant to drink.
The long-term cumulative effect of these contaminants can be far worse to your health than just affecting the taste and odour of your water. Many of these contaminants have been shown to have clear links to serious illness and diseases including many forms of cancer. Therefore it is of great importance to choose a filter system with the ability to remove as high a percentage of these as possible.
Sterilisation is the removal of biological life forms commonly found in tap water. Whilst our water supply is treated initially, it is not uncommon for the water to become contaminated again between the time of processing treatment and when it get to you.
Common pathogens found in water:
These contaminants can have an impact on your health, both immediate and long term. The effects can range from slight discomfort to gastrointestinal illnesses, nausea (vomiting), diarrhea, cramps and other symptoms. Dependent on the age and state of health of the person affected, these pathogens can be very serious & potentially fatal in the case of infants, elderly & immune suppressed. With this in mind it is critical to ensure that when looking at a water filtration system that is has the ability to both remove these contaminants and inhibit (prevent) the propagation of bacteria in the water (Many common filter systems are unable to meet these needs).
Removing harmful and undesirable substances from your water is a great place to start and many filter systems do an adequate job of this and a few are highly efficient. Removing these contaminants is of paramount importance as already established, however this is only half the job as far as our body's needs are concerned. Most tap, filtered and bottled water is inadequate for the job required and we are unable to use a great percentage of this water, leaving us without properly hydrating at a cellular level.
Activation is critical to giving the body the water it needs to hydrate properly, without proper hydration our body starts to break down and under perform.
They key points to activating water and benefits are:
|Adding trace minerals||Minerals are nutrients that support all major organ function, bone density, cell tissue formation and communications.|
|Slightly alkaline water||Helps to remove waste matter from cell tissues and blood.|
|Living energetic water||Helps to stimulate cellular activity and regeneration.|
|Magnetised (structured water)||Helps the water to be absorped into blood stream and cellular tissues, thereby increasing cellular hydration.|