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How Water Filtration Systems Can Improve Your Health

Woman Drinking Water - Water Filtration System Article by Biopure Water for Life

Let’s take a look at the health benefits of drinking filtered water and how Biopure’s water filtration systems can really improve your health.

 

What’s in Tap water that can harm you?

1. Fluoride

Adding fluoride to drinking water is a process that began back in the day to help reduce tooth decay. It sounds like an honourable cause but fluoride is a neurotoxin and an endocrine disruptor. It can harm the thyroid gland and calcify the pineal gland. It’s so toxic that several countries have banned water fluoridation.

 

2. Chlorine

Chlorine has disinfectant properties that make it useful for cleaning products and swimming pools. It’s even used to sanitize sewage and industrial waste. Chlorine is added to drinking water as a purification technique, despite not being completely safe. Chlorine is a reactive chemical that bonds with water, including the water in your gut, to produce poisonous hydrochloric acid. Chlorine exposure can cause respiratory problems and damage cells.

 

3. Lead

Lead is toxic to almost every organ and affects children the worst. Developmental issues, stunted growth, deafness, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, and brain damage can all result from exposure to lead. If ingested during pregnancy, lead can cause premature birth. Lead exposure has even been linked to autism, prostate cancer, and reproductive problems for both men and women. It’s damaging to the cardiovascular system and kidneys too.

 

4. Mercury

Although mercury is a naturally occurring element, “natural” does not mean “safe.” Mercury is extremely toxic and can cause brain damage, blindness, nerve damage, cognitive disability, impairment of motor functions, headaches, weakness, muscle atrophy, tremors, mood swings, memory loss, and skin rashes.

 

5. PCBs

PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, are chemicals used for industrial purposes such as insulation, machinery, oil, paints, adhesives, electronics, and fluorescent lights. PCBs are still present in landfills and pose a danger to the environment. PCBs break down slowly and infiltrate the environment.

 

6. Perchlorate

Perchlorates are a key ingredient in rocket fuel and explosives. They dissolve easily and seep into groundwater from military and industrial sites. The problem is severe; almost all humans will test positive for perchlorates, which attack the thyroid.

 

7. Dioxins

Dioxins are released during combustion, such as burning of hazardous waste, forest fires, cigarette smoke, and burning oil and coal. They settle in the environment and destroy water sources. Short term exposure can cause respiratory problems. Long-term exposure can affect the immune, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

 

How water filters can improve your health

Promote absorption of vital nutrients

Filtered water can help with nutrient absorption. If you regularly use an alkaline water filter, you will be drinking not just filtered, but alkaline water. Such filtered water is great in a lot of ways, including that it increases the rate that water molecules and nutrients are absorbed by your cells. This greatly improves overall health.

 

Improve skin health

Drinking filtered water is important for the proper hydration of our skin. Filtered water, particularly when drank in sufficient quantities is one of the best ways to improve the hydration and health of your skin, all the while saving money due to buying less cosmetics.

 

Detox the body

Detoxification is another one of the key health benefits of drinking filtered water. Drinking filtered or alkaline water can significantly detoxify the body. Proper detoxification is essential for everyone’s health. And drinking filtered water is one of the most important things that can assist you in pursuing this goal.

Filtered water doesn’t just remove a lot of chemicals and natural contaminants from our water, it also preserves healthy mineral deposits that are important for our well-being. A good Biopure water filtration system will filter 99% of the contaminants in your tap water, while allowing healthy minerals through. Not only that, but a lot of our water filters work by adding minerals to your drinking water in various ways.

Filtered water, particularly alkaline ionised water, is also very effective in helping us keep a healthy pH balance in our bodies. A proper balance should be maintained to protect your body from various diseases and ailments, including cancer problems caused by an overly acidic environment. Drinking filtered and / or alkaline ionised water is a great way to counteract acidic foods consumed to help maintain a healthy pH balance.

 

Reduced single use bottles

Having filtered water at home also discourages us from drinking bottled water. A lot of people are conscious enough not to substitute water with beer and sodas, but still substitute filtered tap water with bottled water which isn’t a good substitute. Bottled water is significantly less healthy than filtered tap water. The plastic that leaks into it is reason enough for us to avoid bottled water.

 

Good for the environment

Drinking filtered water instead of bottled water also has a considerably positive environmental effect. And while this isn’t a direct “health benefit”, keeping our environment plastic-free has a significant long-term health, comfort, and wellbeing effect on us all.  Ironically, we are increasingly contaminating our natural water supplies with plastic and heavy industries, causing the need for increased filtration when it’s time to drink it.

 

Water filtration systems are key for healthy lifestyle

Filtering your water at home isn’t just something you should do for the taste of it. Owning one of the top Biopure water filtration systems can dramatically improve your wellbeing and overall health in many ways. Get in touch with Biopure today or order your new water filter online. We are water filter specialists and are the only provider of water filters on the Gold Coast that you can trust to provide you with top quality Australian water filters.

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