Overwhelmed by so many drinking water purifiers?

Have you been researching for weeks about water filters?

Stunned by wild ranges in prices and confusing claims and promises?

Frustrated with all the information out there but no clarity?

Most water filters in the market filter out particles and bacteria. But a drinking water purifier on the other hand will remove parasites, heavy metals and chemicals.

This key difference is what you must consider when getting the best system for you and your family.

A drinking water purifier for geeks

For example, water distillation is touted as one of the best drinking water purifier systems available.

Water from your faucet is vaporized into sterilized steam that rises to a chamber and is funneled to a coil made of stainless steel that cools down the steam while expelling gases from the waste vent. The cooling steam, slowly transformed by condensation into liquid, is delivered into a chamber that houses water back in its original liquid state ready for consumption.

Distillation is a drinking water purifier method that has been used since antiquity. It’s great for aquariums, lab experiments and craft projects but maybe not so great to drink.

Distillers are not the best way to remove chlorine and other organic volatile compounds as they do not have any way of filtering these chemicals.

Therefore, these undesirable compounds re-enter the water or are released into the air as the distillation process is underway.

Distillation diagramDistilled water has many uses at home and the distillation process will purify the liquid but it doesn't make for great tasting, healthy water.

Distillation as a drinking water purifier option, in combination with activated carbon, is effective for removing:

  • arsenic, asbestos, mercury, lead
  • fluoride, benzene, nitrate, radium and other biological contaminants

One of the cons of distillers is that they remove all minerals from water making the liquid taste flat.

Although most of our minerals come from our food sources, minerals absorbed into the body through water are more readily available and easily absorbed by the bloodstream.
According to Medical News Today, the main risk of drinking distilled water is the absence of minerals in the water. Lack of minerals in water makes it taste flat and that can reduce water consumption which leads to dehydration and even electrolyte imbalance.

Optimal hydration is about mineral-rich water

In conclusion, you want a drinking water purifier that takes out all the contaminants but leaves you with a mineral-rich, great tasting liquid. You need good hydration for optimal health.

Distilled water is an option but one that might not be your first choice.

There are other high-tech options for you to choose from. For example, carbon water filters can have extremely good science behind them and remove most contaminants.

Another option is the proven method of a reverse osmosis water purifier. Although clunky and complex, this can be the way to go for those of you with big kitchens with plenty of storage space.

If you live in New Jersey, shoot me an email. We do free water tests in your home. This is the best way to know first-hand the quality of your water and be better able to decide what filter to get. Contact me here.

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