Water Products Knowledge Base

Water Products Knowledge Base

Water Products FAQ

What is the different between Aquasana and Distilled Water?

There are many choices available to consumers nowadays and the question is how do you know which water is right for you?

Water Filters use mediums such as carbon, ceramic and felt to mechanically filter out contaminants in the water. They may also employ ion-exchange processes or contain nano-silver to destroy biological contaminants such as bacteria and viruses. The efficiency of a water filter depends largely on the pore size of the filter media. This is measured in microns (µm). If the contaminant is larger in size than the filters micron level, it will be trapped by the filter. A filter in the range of 0.1 - 0.5 µm will remove virtually all contaminants from a regular water supply.

The Aquasana uses a complex ion-exchange process to remove a lot more contaminants than a standard carbon filter can remove. I think the Grander is a reverse osmosis unit?

Water distillers work by heating water to boiling point and collecting the steam. The steam is then condensed and collected in a separate container as pure water. Good water distillers combine steam distillation and carbon filtration. The condensed steam is virtually free of impurities, and the boiling process kills bacteria and viruses. Dr Norman Walker believed distilled water to be ideal for anyone undertaking a detox or a raw food diet: “Distilled water has the inherent ability to work much like a magnet. It can pick up rejected and discarded minerals and then with the assistance of the blood and lymphatic stream, transport them to the kidneys for elimination from the system. Inorganic minerals rejected by the cells and tissues of the body can, if not evacuated, cause arterial obstructions and even more serious damage. These are minerals which must be removed and which Distilled Water is able to collect.

The people who buy a water distiller usually want to remove all fluoride from the water.

The Aquasana reduces fluoride by 40-60 percent as it will only get two of the five isotopes of fluoride with activated carbon. This reduces the influent levels approx 0.5 ppm.

All research showing negative effects has shown it at levels above 1 ppm.

The Aquasana System will typically reduce fluoride to below 0.5 ppm or lower, however if you need a greater amount removed there are some specialty filters with activated alumina as a filter media.

Aquasana will only make an activated alumina cartridge when the health effects of consuming water high in alumina are known.

How do i remove fluoride from all water?

If you want to remove all the flouride from the water, I would suggest a water distiller.

We have 3 available, 2 from Water Wise - the Water Wizard $450 and the Pure Magic $690. We also have the OdeV water distiller at $279.

The Aquasana reduces fluoride by 40-60 percent as it will only get two of the five isotopes of fluoride with activated carbon.

This does get the influent levels down to around 0.5 ppm.

All research showing negative effects have shown it at levels above 1 ppm.

The Aquasana System will typically reduce fluoride to below 0.5 ppm or lower but if you need a greater amount removed there are some specialty filters with activated alumina as a filter media.

Aquasana will not make an activated alumina cartridge until it is known what the health effects of consuming water high in alumina are.

For more info on the isotopes that the Aquasana removes

To view our range of water distillers, please visit the Vitality 4 Life shop website

Which Water Is Right For Me?

There are many choices available to consumers nowadays and the question is how do you know which water is right for you?

Below is a brief description on each type of filtration system in our range, to help make this complex decision a little easier for you...

Water Ionisers

Ionised water is electronically enhanced water that has been run over positive and negative electrodes to become ionised; by separating the water and the minerals and creating simultaneously, 70% alkaline water and 30% acid water.

Both waters have extraordinary properties and benefits, however, their respective uses could not be more different. Alkaline ionised water is used for drinking and demonstrates strong antioxidant effects on the body. Acidic ionised water is used on the outside of the body and is proven to kill many types of bacteria including E.coli. Many Naturopaths use and recommend Ionised Water for specific health complaints. Our Water Ionisers are priced from $690

he NEOS Vital Energy Water System is a specialised health care product which provides you with the opportunity to improve the quality of your health through the latest developments in 21st Century technology. The NEOS features 8 stages of energising filtration which begins with a magnetic filter and is followed by a powerful pre-filtering process to remove gross particles. The filter then focuses on minute filtration and vitalisation of the water by reducing the size of the water molecules. The vitalising properties of the NEOS Vital Energy System can help with anti-aging, free radical scavenging, removing active oxygen and improving metabolism thereby supporting the immune system and helping to combat illness and disease.

Water Distillers

Distilled water combines steam distillation and coconut shell carbon filtration, resulting in the removal of all fluoride and 99.8% of impurities from the water. Dr Norman Walker believed distilled water to be ideal for anyone undertaking a detox or a raw food diet:

“Distilled water has the inherent ability to work much like a magnet. It can pick up rejected and discarded minerals and then with the assistance of the blood and lymphatic stream, transport them to the kidneys for elimination from the system. Inorganic minerals rejected by the cells and tissues of the body can, if not evacuated, cause arterial obstructions and even more serious damage. These are minerals which must be removed and which Distilled Water is able to collect."

The Aquasana Water Filter produces pure drinking water for less than 4c per litre and is suitable for the whole family. Aquasana's exclusive dual filter system uses a combination of carbon filtration, ion exchange and sub-micron filtration to filter out chlorine, lead, VOC's MTBE and cysts (chlorine resistant parasites) retaining the natural trace minerals, leaving water the way it was meant to be - PURE.


Ilonka Hofmann