The Quality of Your Water Matters
You probably are already aware that your body is made up chiefly of water. It goes without saying that the quality of water you consume on a regular basis has a profound impact on your overall health and wellness. Filtered water, just as its name implies, is water that’s been subjected through a variety of water filtration media for purposes of decontamination. Not only is filtered water free of contaminants, like sediments and potentially pathogenic microorganisms, but it is also devoid of noxious metals and chemicals that are commonly found in tap water, and even in some bottled water brands.
Filtered Water Benefits:
Free of Chemicals & Toxins
Filtered water is typically free of water disinfectant chemicals1 such as chlorine,2 chloramines, chlorine dioxide and bromine.3 Exposure to these is associated with a host of conditions, with children and pregnant women especially at risk. For instance, long-term exposure to bromine, a chemical compound used as a flame retardant and as a pesticide, may result in low blood pressure, which may then bring about systemic poisoning of the vital organs like the brain, heart, kidneys and liver. Drinking filtered water then helps minimize your exposure to these harmful elements.
Free of Heavy Metals
Filtered water is typically devoid of metals like mercury and lead, as well. Mercury, for instance, has been found to be present in our drinking water due primarily to improper disposal of mercury-containing dental amalgam.4 Mercury from said source will of course eventually find its way to the water table. Mercury has long been linked to a host of allergies, cancers, as well as neurological pervasive developmental disorders like ADD, OCD, autism, and depression.5,6
Free of Lead
Lead, on the other hand, is another type of metal that’s an ever-present environmental contaminant. Lead typically finds its way to the water source7 due to drainage pipe leaks. Old houses are most likely installed with dated plumbing materials like lead pipes, as well. Lead is a known carcinogen,8 and is associated with prenatal and birth defects. Filtered water consumption, especially in children and pregnant women, is then recommended for these very reasons.
Filtered Water Promotes Optimal Health
Of course, you probably already know the myriad benefits of water. It aids in detoxifying the body, for instance. So the purer the water you drink by opting for the filtered variety, then the more you enhance your body’s ability to rid itself of toxins.
Also, drinking filtered water promotes overall health as the body need not have to expend energy on detoxification as it would when drinking unfiltered water. Because this is the case, the body is then less taxed thereby resulting in improved metabolism, enhanced weight management, guaranteed joint lubrication, as well as efficient skin hydration.
Supplement Of the Week
Fulvic Minerals (from Onnit.com)
Ingredients (serving size 2 Tablespoons)
- Shilajit Extract (PrimaVie)
- [Standardized to equal to or greater than 50% fulvic acids and equal to or greater than 10.3% free and conjugated dibenzo-a-pyrones]
- Other Ingredients
- Water, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (preservative)
- Adults, as a dietary supplement, mix 2 tablespoons daily, with or without food
- Mix 2 tablespoons with 16 ounces of water for best taste
- May be taken in divided doses
- Refrigerate after opening