Drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day is good for our health Like most Americans, you probably drink bottled water, right?
I know, I used to as well. I used to have bottled water delivered to my home and office and bought disposable water bottles to carry.
A few years ago, I discovered that drinking bottled water was no better than drinking tap water. Tap water can be contaminated with various toxins, organic and inorganic microbes, chemicals such as chlorine, sodium hydroxide and other chemicals that you probably don’t want in your body. And fluoride is also added for our dental “benefit”. (but don’t get me started on flouride…that’s another post in itself.) Yeah, uh huh….
Well, I don’t need any of those chemicals in my body so I began doing research for alternatives. At about the same time, a massage client introduced me to Zero Water Filtration System.
Zero Water (ZW) is a filter system that combines easy and non messy way to replace filter cartridges to produce clean drinkable water. When I first started using Zero Water, it was a pretty large filter in a ceramic base with a 3 gallon water jug. Just add water to the top of the jug and the cooler dispenses clean water. It even comes with a hand held meter that measures Total Dissolved Solids (TDS.) TDS is any detectable dissolved solid particles in the water that you can taste. The electrode on the tip of the TDS meter detects ions in the water and converts the parts per million readings to a number on the meter.
Today the water systems are much smaller and you can get them from Target or on Amazon.
How does it work?
The Zero Water filters work similarly to reverse osmosis. The cartridges are actually a five-stage water filter system, putting the water through sediment, carbon, and De-Ionizing resin. So the system is like a compact Reverse Osmosis/De-Ionizing water filter without all the plumbing and water waste involved with reverse osmosis.
When it comes to water there are 4 types of contaminants found, organic, inorganic, radiological, and micro biological. Zero Water filters have the technology to reduce organic, inorganic, and radiological elements out of water. The TDS meter included will test for inorganics in water such as salts, metals, minerals, chlorides, fluorides, etc. Fluoride is an inorganic and is treated with Zero Water. Zero Water is best compared to distilled water, minus the distilled water taste.
Zero Water filters out chlorine to an undetectable level on a parts per million basis, the water tester test on a parts per million basis, so when you see a reading of 000, you know it’s only H20.
So that means, if TDS meter reading is Zero, there are no detectable solids in the water; no chlorine and no fluoride. I love that!…especially since there has been so much news about pharmaceuticals ending up in drinking water. That doesn’t mean we should switch to bottled water; it just means we should filter our drinking water. What’s more, Zero Water will take back your used cartridges to recycle them. So you don’t have to throw out the used plastic cartridges. Just send them back to the company. How great is that?
Not convinced you should be drinking filtered water. Check out this article 10 Benefits of Drinking Filtered Water.
I love having Zero chemicals in my water. How about you?