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Do water conditioners make sense and how do I filter water?
In the following article, we explain how useful water filters really are and what benefits they can have in the household.
Why it makes sense to filter tap water and save them money:
Before we go into the use of water filters, let me say at the beginning that the German Drinking Water Ordinance regulates the permissible limit values for ingredients in drinking water, and these are also regularly checked. Nevertheless, there are no limit values for various impurities and the water can absorb further contaminants on the way from the waterworks to their home and can therefore be contaminated.
Substances such as microplastics, medicines, pesticides, chlorine, etc. are not good for our health and are still present in drinking water. These substances are further reduced or removed by a water filter.
If we test our tap water with a simple test strip before the filter, it is clear that chlorine is contained. If we test it immediately after filtering, the chlorine test is significantly changed.
Precisely for this reason and for many other reasons, it makes sense to use water filters.
In addition to the air, water is the most important foundation for our lives.
Water plays a crucial role in our well-being and for this very reason, one should pay attention to a very good drinking water quality. Many water sources – tap water and/or bottled water – supply water whose pH is in the acidic range. Your drinking water should provide you with the right balance.
If our body is acidified, i.e. the ph-value in imbalance, it means that our body has to “borrow” the required minerals from its reserves. These are mainly minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium, which are stored in vital organs and bones. The admonished “borrowing” can lead to deficiency symptoms in many, different physical areas.
There are different types of filtering.
A common feature of filter systems is either reverse osmosis or the use of an activated carbon filter.
However, the use of reverse osmosis also means that all minerals and trace elements are filtered out of the water. The water is no longer alive. Literally dead.
What do water filters filter?
Here is the example of Nikken’s Waterfall: A combination of activated carbon filter and ion exchanger.
The water filter combines a multi-stage filter system in an attractive, compact device to filter out pollutants, heavy metals, lead bacteria, nitrates and pesticides.
During the filtering process, the water is filled with important minerals such as
calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron and sulfate and are also enriched with
Trace elements such as zinc, fluorine and iron are supplied and enriched.
Nikken’s Waterfall produces basic water in the pH range between 8.5 and 9.5, all of which is made possible by its natural gravity filtration system, which reproduces the water that comes out of the water pipe at home. No power source or water connection is required for the operation of the water filter.
Impurities such as chlorine, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, copper, nickel, aluminum, iron and mercury are significantly minimized.
The benefits of minerals in brief:
Calcium is significantly involved in the transmission of nerve signals, blood clotting and muscle contraction.
According to studies, magnesium protects diabetics from consequential damage in drinking water and lowers the risk of heart disease, especially in women.
Sodium is an essential nutrient that regulates blood volume and blood pressure and plays an important role in the function of nerves and muscles.
A potassium-rich diet supports muscle growth and pH balance in the body, while the antioxidant magnesium helps protect against damage from free radicals.
Even if our tap water is controlled, the contaminants can also sit in the pipes. That’s why our drinking water does not make water filters superfluous at all.
On the contrary, if you want to have pure, lively and energetic water, you can use the water filter system and take the water out of the tap for filtering.
It is also often said that filtering tap water is more expensive than buying water from bottles. In the example of the water filter of Nikken, we can only repeat.
Already in the 2nd year the purchase pays off and they save money. Of course, regular filter replacement is included.
We have a clear opinion on the use of bottled water: weare against it. Clearly, it’s not the better option instead of filtering. Tap water (filtered water anyway) often contains more minerals and has less unhealthy residues. Water from plastic bottles is also insanely bad for the environment and very often burdened with hormones.
Facts why you should prefer a water filter:
again on the example of the water filter with activated carbon from Nikken:
– Using water filter is environmentally friendly
– it saves money
– they do not have to tow water crates
– they drink purified water. It’s clean.
– it is mineralized
– it is magnetized
– it is alive
– it is always available
– the water becomes softer. You can taste it.
– they have basic water
– handling is easy
– the filter filters reliably
– the removal is easy
additional, positive properties of Nikken’s Waterfall:
– The water is magnetized: The 1200 Gaussian magnet is located at the place where the water flows into the tap. The magnet splits the mass of the water molecules into smaller clusters. This should help us to absorb the water better.
– Ion exchange resin is used to remove heavy metals in water treatment products and enrich them with sodium and potassium ions.
– The water conditioner consists of an activated carbon filter and alkalizing filter media. The alkalising materials are made of minerals that make the water more alkaline, i.e. more basic.
– the use of clay granules. It contains silver bioballs and mineral balls. It contains various elements that contribute to the filtering out of contaminants and, by release of minerals, to the increase in pH.
– The table water filter contains quartz sand and KDF. KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion) is also a material that supports the reduction of contaminants.
The device produces basic water. The Waterfall® was tested under laboratory conditions and these tests showed that the device can increase the pH of tap water, which is between 7 and 7.5, to a pH of 8.5 to 9.5. However, results may vary depending on the country and region due to different characteristics of tap water.
Since the water conditioner produces basic water, hardly any lime is absorbed in the water. Acid iced water triggers more lime than basic water. In addition, the filter uses a combination of activated carbon filter and ion exchanger, which remove lime, heavy metal components, chlorine as well as odour and taste-disrupting substances.
With these tips, the table water filter remains hygienic and clean:
If you use a table water filter, you should definitely follow the user manual, change the cartridge and mineral stones regularly and clean the filter regularly to ensure that water quality is flawless and aseptic. Propagation of germs would be dangerous to health.
With the Nikken water conditioner, the cartridge is changed every 3 months or 900 litres (depending on what has been achieved earlier). The mineral stones are replaced once a year.
Does it make sense to filter tap water?
A water conditioner definitely makes sense. They should be worth it.
Frequently asked about water filters:
Are water filters useful and how do I filter water?
Yes, water filters are useful because they can additionally purify, mineralize and magnetize tap water. To filter, pour the tap water into the water filters and after filtering, take the water out through a tap.
How long can I leave the water in the water filter?
After filtering, water should be drunk throughout the day and if possible emptied in the evening. If you travel for a few days, it is advisable to empty the filter completely and activate it again when you return.
Calcareous water - should I use a special water filter?
Yes. Use water filters that consist of a two-stage filter system: an ion exchanger and an activated carbon filter. The formation of lime is prevented because calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium ions in the ion exchanger.
Do water filters make sense with hard water?
Hard water is often very calcareous. To get softer water, you should use a water filter with a 2-stage filter system. ( Activated carbon filter and ion exchanger )
What can the water filter remove from the water?
The Nikken activated carbon filter filters and reduces chlorine, heavy metals, metals such as mercury, chromium, lead, etc. contaminants such as pesticides, phosphorous, etc. In addition, it is enriched with minerals, the ph-value increases and it becomes magnetized.
How many litres of water can one cartridge filter?
This varies and depends on the filter system. Nikken's filter cartridge filters 900 litres, with a constant filtration result.
What if drinking water in Germany is one of the best controlled foods in the world?
If so, that's very gratifying and yet there are no limits for various contaminants and the water can pick up more contaminants on the way from the waterworks to your home and can therefore be contaminated.
Water filter against copper and lead in tap water?
Yes. With the water filter that uses activated carbon filters and ion exchangers, the values are significantly reduced. Up to 91% in test results.
Can the filter filter filter microplastics out of water?
Yes. The water filter from Nikken's sports bottle can filter microplastics. the majority of microplastic particles found in water are in the area that is no longer visible to the human eye. The CLM media in the new Nikken filter removes particles from 2 μm upwards from the water by mechanically retaining these small plastic particles. These particles are too large to pass through the micropores of the filter media.
Can a water filter be used with lime?
Yes. Use water filters that consist of a two-stage filter system: an ion exchanger and an activated carbon filter. How much lime is absorbed by the water also depends on the pH value of the water. Acidic water dissolves more lime than alkaline water. Nikken's Waterfall raises the pH to an alkaline range.