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The Chemicals You’re Drinking

At shows, people always ask us, “What’s in my water?” The short answer is that you can’t know unless you get the tap water in your home tested with a kit. The long answer is this:

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The EPA says that there are roughly 2,000 different harmful contaminants that could be in your water. Out of these, the most harmful are lead, giardia, cryptosporidium, and chlorine. This is scary because lead is found in pipes, so the tap water coming into your home can pick up lead if your pipes are corroded. Chlorine is also a contaminant to fear because we as water consumers do not decide the amount of chlorine that is added to our tap water.

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All of these reasons and more are why you should be filtering your water at home. It is important for living a long, healthy life free of illness and disease. It’s also important to test your water so that you know which filters to buy that will get all of the contaminants out of your water. There are also many different home filters to choose from. Should you get one that filters water throughout your entire house? One that goes under your faucet? In your shower? All of this depends on how much you’re willing to spend and how worried you are about your health. If anything, know that you should be filtering.

Want to check out more? Visit http://www.filtercon.com or call us at 800-550-1995

Why do our brains need water?

Have you ever had a long night out with lots of drinking and experienced a pounding headache the next day? Well, that’s practically how your brain feels every time you’re dehydrated. The brain needs water for every function it performs because about 60% of its makeup is water. In the brain, water is stored in cells called vacuoles. It uses those cells to distribute water to its complex systems of cells and neurons. When you think, you’re sending electrical impulses across the brain, making connections, forming tendrils of thought and memory (called dendrites), and creating chemical reactions to allow this process to occur. It is a complex biological process that can’t be compared.

Water in the brain acts as a cooling device and also a filter for chemicals and other byproducts.  In the rest of the body, blood performs this task, but in the brain, water does this so that the brain does not overheat or get blocked channels that could cause problems. So, having enough water in your body is extremely important for cognitive function. Here are 6 signs and symptoms that you may be dehydrated:

1) You feel hungry/thirsty

2) You’re tired

3) Your urine is darker in color

4) You feel like you can’t perform cognitive functions as well (math, language, creativity, problem solving)

5) You feel that you can’t concentrate

6) Your short-term and long-term memory is reduced

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, DRINK WATER! If you become so dehydrated that you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is best to see a doctor. You may not be drinking enough water every day, making all of these symptoms more likely and making you less able to perform daily tasks. It’s not easy to say exactly how much water a person should drink every day. This number varies for each person depending on their height, weight, daily activity, and metabolism. If you don’t know how many glasses you should drink, follow the “8 glasses a day” rule and ask your doctor the amount that is best for you.

If you’d like to know more about why water is good for your body and how filtered water and alkalized water can help you be healthier and feel better, check out the rest of our blog and visit our website at http://www.filtercon.com.

Sources:

Hydration and Your Brain- Why Water is More Important Than You Think. The High Tech Society. June 5, 2015.

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How Alkaline Can Alleviate Bladder Issues

One of the body’s main ways of discarding minerals that it doesn’t need is through urination. It’s a common process, most people do it at least once a day. But it’s also so common that we don’t think about it until we’re having issues actually doing so.

You can tell a lot by your urine- the color, the smell, the thickness- all of these factors change by what your body is going through. Urine can also be more acidic than basic. When this happens, your body is telling you that it is dehydrated.

bladder problemsOne main bladder issue that people face due to acidic urine is a syndrome called interstitial cystitis. This condition causes irritation and inflammation in the bladder, which can be quite uncomfortable. However, there are ways to alleviate this syndrome and its effects on the body. If you eat a diet with plentiful green vegetables, stay away from spicy foods, don’t drink alcohol or smoke, and stay away from artificial sweeteners,  it will help raise the pH in your body.

Another great way to help with this syndrome is to drink more water so that the acids in your body become diluted. However, drinking regular tap water or bottled water is not likely to help because of the contamination that occurs during water treatment processes. Chlorine, fluoride, arsenals, prescriptions, and other bad chemicals seep into city and bottled water, raising the pH to a very acidic level.

alkaline waterAcidic water can actually cause some very dangerous health issues. The acids can take away healthy minerals from your organs and bones over time, leaving your body without the ones it needs to thrive.

This is where alkaline water comes in. Alkaline is a pH-raising benefit to water that adds healthy minerals. The effects of drinking alkaline water are that acids in your bloodstream are reduced, your metabolism increases, and your body can absorb nutrients a lot easier. Alkaline can not only help alleviate bladder issues, it can help with overall health. Most doctors recommend alkaline water to patients with bladder issues and other health issues like asthma. Dr. Jamie Koufman and Dr. Nikki Johnston found that alkaline water can reduce the symptoms of acid reflux. Some  studies even suggest that alkaline water can help cancer.

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How do you get alkaline water? From an alkalizer machine. An alkalizer is attached to a water source like an under-the-sink filtration system or whole-house filtration system and reduces acidity of the water that flows through it. Some alkalizers cost thousands of dollars, but there are more affordable systems in the market today.

To find out more about alkalizers, visit our Website , or to order your own alkalizer today, call us at: 1-800-550-1995

The Difference Between a Standard and Quality Water System

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Have you ever thought about the difference between a Brita/refrigerator filtration system and an under-the sink alkaline/whole house water filtration system? Believe it or not, there is a huge difference. Most Brita systems/refrigerator water systems have carbon filters that take out chlorine and some fluoride, but do not remove bacteria from local city water. However, most under-the-sink alkaline systems and whole house water filtration systems do remove bacteria as well as arsenals, heavy leads, and chlorine. These systems are good for skin and hair because the water is cleaned to a degree where no harmful contaminants are absorbed into your skin. After 15 minutes in a shower with regular tap water, your body absorbs 63% of everything in the water. If there are microorganisms, heavy metals, and contaminants, your body is taking in all of those harmful agents.

Water filtration systems aren’t just a product with a one-time use, they’re products that can be used every day and increase your lifestyle and health overall. Because filtration companies are selling a product that enhances people’s lives, they feel good about their products, and you should too.

“Remember, [they] are not selling a water system; [they’re] selling health and wellness, providing a safety net, making the world a cleaner place, preventing waste, preparing children for a brighter future, and saving consumers from wasting money. With a water system, people will feel better, they will look better, and they will live in a better environment.”

How do water filtration system companies create value that encourages people to buy their systems? There are two ways; using advertisement methods or working by referral. Many high-quality water filtration companies like Filtercon Technologies don’t have time to waste on advertisement, so we work through referral and targeting specific groups of people. New homeowners are the top response group for filtration companies like ours because, well, they’re in a new place and need a system to filter the water in their new home. By targeting homeowners that are knowledgeable about water health and are passionate about living healthy lives, quality water filtration companies can create connections with clients and give them the most for their money. Filtercon Technologies uses this method so that our quality water filters can reach these specific groups of people.

If you’d like t0 learn more about water filtration and Filtercon’s water systems, check out our website http://www.filtercon.com or call our toll-free number at 800-550-1995.

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The Benefits of Alkaline H2O

Research from the University of Georgia has shown that diseased cells are surrounded by unstructured water and healthy cells are surrounded by structured water. Alkaline water only has 5-6 clusters and is the best structured, hydrating, most readily absorbed water on earth. “Structured water” is highly soluble and can easily absorb the body’s minerals. For this reason, minerals, trace minerals, and vitamins combine with structured water to enable the journey of these minerals from the digestive tract to the bloodstream and into the tissues. Alkaline water helps neutralize the acidity of the body caused by stress, the modern diet, and pollutants. If you want pure quality alkaline water, buying a system is the best option. Filtercon Technologies has created an alkaline system that lasts 2-3 years with no maintenance. The system raises your pH to a level anywhere between 8.5 and 10.5, which is recommended by doctors and physicians for a healthy body. You’ll feel safe that you’re not drinking BPA chemicals leaching from plastic bottles and helping the environment. Below is a video explaining more about our alkaline system. You can visit our website, http://www.filtercon.com or call 1-800-550-1995 to learn more from one of our technicians.

Benefits of Alkaline Water

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1. Restores the pH balance in the body.

  • The antioxidant minerals in water, such as magnesium, calcium manganese and zinc, can help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. Ionized Alkaline water tastes lighter with a pleasantly sweet flavor than comparable non-ionized alkaline mineral water. Some minerals, such as calcium are 30% easier absorbed from water than from food based sources.
  • A higher pH in the body reduces the need for fat and cholesterol to protect the body from damaging acids.
  • Negatively charged hydroxyl ions, (OH -) found in abundance in alkaline water, act as natural antioxidants and donate electrons, neutralizing harmful free radicals.
  • Alkaline water tastes lighter with a pleasantly sweet flavor.
  • Improves the body’s absorption of essential nutrients
  • Improves body function by cleaning your cells from the inside out.
  • Using water with a higher pH level improves the taste of beverages and food.
  • Cooking with alkaline water improves the taste and quality of foods and using acidic water when boiling eggs improves their quality.(Minerals must be present in your tap water to be present in your ionized alkaline water.)
 2. Provides superior hydration and nutrition at the cellular level.
  • Ionization breaks clusters of water molecules into smaller micro-clusters, reducing the size of the clusters from the 11-16 molecules in standard water to just 5-6 molecules in ionized water. Smaller clusters pass through cell walls more easily and hydrate the cells more quickly.
  • Faster hydration allows the body to regulate its temperature more efficiently
  • Micro-clusters of mineral-bearing ionized water also deliver nutrients more efficiently to the cells.

3. Detoxifies cells more efficiently than standard drinking water.

  • Alkaline water raises the pH of your urine, which may help excrete acidic toxins in the body using a process called ion-trapping. Doctors use this method to detoxify poisoning victims in the emergency room. Drinking alkaline water may stimulate a much milder form of ion trapping than doctors use.
  • The negative charge of ionized alkaline water will attract the positive ions of acids and neutralize them within the body.

Interested in getting alkaline water for your home?

Purchase Filteron’s Incredible 4-Stage Alkalizer

28oz Flip-Top Advanced Filtration Water Bottle

At Last, Affordable Alkalized Water. Why pay over a thousand dollars or more for a multi-level sales company machine. Our 4-Stage under counter filter, both filters and alkalizes your water economically. Fresh filtered water at your fingertips whenever you want it. Our Alkaline filter module provides 8-10 pH filtered water.

The alkalization process:

  • Tourmaline ceramic emits infrared rays and negative ions
  • A Pi ceramic layer increases pH and increases oxidation reduction of the water molecule.
  • An additional ceramic layer emits additional infrared rays.
  • KDF redox layer reduces heavy metals and scale.
  • Calcor quartz media imparts a refreshing mineral taste to the water.
  • The water is thoroughly filtered.

The filtration process:

Stage One: Sediment Filter, 5-Micron Polyspun Cartridge, 2 1/2” dia. x 9 3/4″ long – Polypropylene 5 MICRON filter for removal of sand, silt, dirt, and rust particles.

Stage Two: Activated Carbon Block Filter .05 Micron, 2 1/2” dia. x 9 3/4″ long – Carbon filters are effective at removing chlorine, sediment, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from water.

Stage Three: Activated Carbon Block Filter .05 Micron, 2 1/2” dia. x 9 3/4″ long

It comes with a small storage tank to ensure a supply of fresh alkalized water is always ready for you. (Installation of Alkaline System and tank additional).

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Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

If you remember high school chemistry, you probably know what pH means. If you can’t remember that far back, pH is short for “Potential Hydrogen.” It measures acidity (or alkalinity). A pH of 7 is considered neutral. Anything above 7 is alkaline; anything below 7 is acidic. You might have graduated from high school years ago, but knowing this can help improve your quality of life. It can lessen (even eliminate) symptoms related to an illness. The magic behind this is drinking alkaline water.

Benefits of Alkaline Water
A high pH in the body reduces the need for fat and cholesterol to protect the body from damaging acids. Negatively charged hydroxyl ions, (OH -) found in abundance in alkaline water, act as natural antioxidants and donate electrons, neutralizing harmful free radicals. Alkaline water has a pH greater than 7 that your body needs.

A study done by Montana State University found that people who drank water mineral-based alkaline water were better hydrated. Other studies have shown a reduction of symptoms of acidic reflux and heartburn.

Don’t worry about taste. Ionized alkaline water tastes lighter and has a sweet flavor. Some minerals, such as calcium are 30% easier absorbed from water than from food based sources.

Believe it or not, using water with a higher pH level improves the taste of beverages and food. If you have tasted alkaline water, you know firsthand how cooking with alkaline water improves the taste and quality of foods. Additionally, using acidic water when boiling eggs improves their quality.

Drinking alkaline water, boosts body function by cleaning your cells from the inside out. It provides superior hydration and nutrition at the cellular level and detoxifies cells more efficiently than standard drinking water. When you hydrate your body faster, it regulates temperature more efficiently.

Alkaline water raises the pH of your urine, which may help excrete acidic toxins in the body using a process called ion-trapping. Doctors use this method to detoxify poisoning victims in the emergency room. Drinking alkaline water may stimulate a much milder form of ion trapping than doctors use.

Alkalizer
Hopefully, by now, you are convinced that a high pH is good for your health. How do you get alkaline water? There are different methods. The cheapest and the easiest is to buy a counter filter. This one here both filters and alkalizes your water economically for only $440. Most multi-levels machines cost thousands. It will provide you with 8-10 pH filtered water.

Give us a call for more information: (800) 550-1995