Which water is right for you?
There are many different types of water filtration available to consumers nowadays which raises the question, how do you know which water is right for you?
Below is a brief description on each type of filtration we offer, to help make this complex decision a little easier for you...
'Standard' Water Filters come in two types; pitchers & carafe-style filters and carbon block & granular carbon filters. In recent years, pitchers & carafe-style filters have emerged as lowcost alternatives to tap water and bottled water and although they do offer a slightly improved alternative to tap water, they have very limited effectiveness and a low capacity.
Carbon Block and Granular Carbon Filters are the most common styles of countertop and under-the-sink systems (point of use). Granular carbon filters and carbon block systems use the same process of contaminant removal, adsorption, by which the contaminant bonds chemically or physically to the surface of the filter medium. Activated carbon is recognized by the U.S. EPA as the best available technology for filtering VOCs and THMs. For best performance it is essential that a multi stage process be used to filter out a wide range of contaminants.
The Aquasana System differs in that it is a multi-media block filter; the Aquasana utilizes the benefits of activated carbon with several added advantages. A blended media is extruded or compressed into a solid form with a sub-micron pore structure to filter out sediment and cysts like Cryptosporidium and Giardia. This configuration also prevents water from channeling around the filter media. The ion exchange removes things like lead that carbon will not remove. It is an additional stage that provides higher quality water, and also enhances pH by adding potassium ions to the water. In addition to being a carbon and ion-exchange filter, it is also a mechanical filter down to .5 microns.
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 alkaline & acid 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 to help propel the body into an alkaline state as it's believed that many life threatening illnesses within the body can only survive in an acidic environment. Many studies suggest that cancer cells can only grow in an acid environment. This theory seems to be supported by the fact that the areas where people live the longest most disease free lives are the areas that have the most alkaline water, water with the highest mineral content.
BionTech Water Ionisers
BionTech has been developing and producing water ionizers for the past 20 years.
With a commitment to developing state-of-the-art technology, they possess unrivaled technical expertise in this field.
The quality and effectiveness of ion-water depends on the size of the water cluster, which is the size of individual water molecules. This "microclustered" water is better able to infiltrate and hydrate cells and tissues of the body, and has a detoxification effect through reaching areas of toxin build-up that ordinary water cannot reach. By using the most advanced technology, BionTech has reduced the numerical value of the water molecule to 50Hz. This technology is unique in that others have not yet achieved the same result.
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Pi Water Filters
Pi Water is a specialised health care product focused on providing the opportunity to improve the quality of your health through the latest developments in 21st Century technology. The vitalising properties of Pi water are designed to combat anti-aging by scavenging free radicals, remove active oxygen and improve metabolism, thereby supporting the immune system to help combat illness and disease.
The NEOS 'Vital Energy' Pi Water System
The NEOS features 8 stages of energising filtration which begins with a magnetic filter, 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.
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. A water distiller is essentially a 'mother nature' machine. It produces 'newborn' water; that is pure, organic water that's brand new, replicating the water found in raw fruits & vegetables. Due to the newness of the distilled water particle, it has the inherent ability to act like a magnet. As it travels through the body, it attaches to and draws out toxins, passing them out through the body, assisting in the detoxification process.
|Dr Norman Walker was a great advocate of distilled water and a living testament of his beliefs; he lived to 99. Dr Walker considered distilled water to be ideal for anyone undertaking a detoxifying 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."
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