7 Ways to Up Your Water Game To Help Detoxify Your Body
1. Reverse Osmosis Filter
For most of us living in the US, the water in our sinks and showers comes from municipal sources. While tap water is technically processed and treated to meet certain health standards, the series of underground pipes through which it travels to our households has been shown to contain chlorine, viruses, agricultural run-off, and other impurities. You can quickly visit (EWG.org) to see exactly which contaminants are present in your tap water by zip code.
One of the best ways to ensure that your water is actually free of contaminants is to purchase a reverse osmosis filter. There are quite a range of different filters in different price ranges, but we currently use (Omica 12 Stage Filter & Activation System) which is uniquely designed to further reduce radioactive particles with a special combination of zeolite, shungite (a rare carbon mineral), and specially-activated coconut carbon.
2. Ozonator to Give Water an Extra Oxygen Electron O3
When treating your drinking water with an ozonator, you not only free it from bacteria, viruses, spores, parasites and chemicals, but you also reap many additional health benefits from drinking this energizing, fresh-tasting water. Ozonated water claims to improve brain function, fight bacteria, stimulate the immune system, and speed up healing by inactivating bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, yeast and protozoa. Additional studies confirm it acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory as well.
We recommend this model from SOTA which is lightweight and travel-friendly.
3. Hydrogen Water
Hydrogen water converts your body into an antioxidant-making machine. Simply put, hydrogen water has an extra hydrogen gas molecule added to it. And once ingested, the hydrogen gas acts both as an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant compound. Dr. Perricone asserts that hydrogen water “helps turn your cells into ‘an antioxidant factory’”.
Ecolife makes an H2 filter that is a countertop dispenser so you have hydrogen water on tap, anytime you want.
4. Molecular Hydrogen Tablets
These hydrogen and magnesium tablets produce a similar finished product as the hydrogen water discussed above, but they are much easier to take with you on the go. When infusing hydrogen gas tablets into water, the activated hydrogen molecules become free and accessible for your body to use. Molecular hydrogen is small and soluble. This allows to quickly circulate and speed straight into the power centers of our cells and the mitochondria for rapid, sustained energy.
The Vital Reaction tablets are effervescing tablets that saturate any non-carbonated beverage with millions of molecular hydrogen nano-bubbles. These tablets produce a powerful cloud of hydrogen in very little time, and could not be easier to use.
Get them here from Vital Reaction
5. Shower Filter
These days, the concept of our skin being our “second mouth” confirms the idea that what we put on our bodies is nearly as important as what we put in our bodies.
Our daily shower is a critical part of our health routine and it shouldn’t negatively impact our health. Municipal water from pipes is filled with unwanted impurities like chlorinated solvents, and pesticides. Just chlorinated water on its own is shown to kill certain gut bacteria and destroy vitamin E. Some studies demonstrate that taking a fifteen-minute shower with tap water can be as toxic as drinking 8 glasses of contaminated water.
Installing shower filters to remove said contaminants is easy to do – no need to hire a professional plumber. Omica Organics makes a shower filter that integrates shungite (a rare carbon mineral), activated coconut carbon, virgin quartz crystals. This filter gets rid of 99.9% of chlorine.
The results: Brings back your body’s healthy, natural radiance with softer skin and silkier hair.
The perks: Keeps your gut bacteria intact.
6. Go Berkey Kit
The Berkey Filter systems are capable of purifying both treated (municipal water) and untreated raw water from natural sources including remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds, and water supplies in foreign countries. This filter is perfect to have on hand in case of an emergency (or if you are in between changing houses like I am). It is also great for traveling, as it is small enough to fit into your luggage. As a bonus it comes with a portable carbon filter bottle attached. There are many sizes available – if you are single this one is perfect, and if you have a huge family there is one that filters up to 6 gallons for every use. Get it here from Berkey.
7. Magnesium Bicarbonate
According to Mt. Sinai Hospital, 90% of Americans have a magnesium deficiency. If prolonged, this deficiency can be correlated to diabetes and an array of cardiovascular problems. Adding magnesium bicarbonate to drinking water has been shown to help re-mineralize the body. For instance, magnesium has been shown to reduce insomnia, headaches, and inflammation, and aid with memory, focus, and relaxation.
Hydro Pristine developed an Electrolyte Balance powdered magnesium bicarbonate that is easy to mix into water if you are traveling, or frequently on-the-go. It is largely made up of magnesium bicarbonate and silica, and contains trace amounts of calcium, sodium, and potassium bicarbonate. The formula re-creates the same optimum circumstances nature uses to properly prepare Bicarbonate Salts and Silicic Acid, a bio-available form of Silica.
Further Reading: This is Why The Water You’re Drinking Is Slowly Killing You