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.

Aquasana uses a complex ion-exchange process to remove a lot more contaminants than a standard carbon filter can remove.The Aquasana Water Filter produces pure drinking water for around 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.

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 water?

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

We have the excellent 2800 Waterlovers Water Distiller, an Australian and Dutch designed 2.8 litre capacity unit with stainless steel boiling chamber and glass jug.

The 2800 Waterlovers Distiller removes 99.9% of chemical and bacterial contaminants including:

  • Aluminium
  • Arsenic
  • Asbestos
  • Flouride
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Pesticides
  • PCBS
  • Algae
  • Bacteria
  • Benzene
  • Bromoform
  • Chloramine
  • Chloride
  • Chlorine
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Cyanide
  • Cysts
  • E.Coli
  • Formaldehyde
  • Herbicides
  • Magnesium
  • Nitrate
  • Phosphates
  • Radon
  • Sediment
  • Sodium
  • Sulfates
  • Viruses
  • VOCs

Use distilled water throughout the home

  • Drinking - it's clean, healthy and delicious
  • Cooking - distilled water enhances natural taste and appearance
  • Baby formulas - purity for your baby
  • Skin care - use it daily for pore cleansing without pore clogging impurities
  • Houseplants - distilled water will eliminate brown tips on foliage and blooms will last longer
  • Aquariums - fish thrive in the clean chlorine free environment
  • Coffee and Tea - enjoy a taster brew
  • Clothes Irons and humidifiers - distilled water is recommended to prevent scale build up
  • Ice Cubes - crystal clear and sparkling
  • Car Engines - distilled or de-ionized water is best as deposits will not form in the cooling passages of your engine

To view the 2800 Waterlovers Water Distiller, please visit the Vitality 4 Life shop website


Ilonka Hofmann