Drinking to good health
IN Malaysia, our water comes from our rivers and lakes. This “raw water” is chemically treated by water companies before being sent to you through holding tanks, pipes and your internal plumbing.
Therefore, it is not surprising to find that most consumers view filtration at home as an essential final safety measure.
However, few people realise that some of the water filtration systems available can have an adverse health effect and can even be dangerous to use.
Know your water
Anders Vahlne, professor of Clinical Virology at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, has identified several problems regarding our water source. The biggest issue was the large quantities of chlorine added to eliminate bacteria and viruses in the holding tanks and pipes. However, people who drink and shower in water containing high chlorine levels can suffer serious health problems in later years.
Reverse osmosis and distillation
Another major health concern is the widespread use in Malaysia of “RO” or of distilled water. Water processed by reverse osmosis or by distillation will have nearly all its healthy minerals stripped away. Long-term consumption could result in numerous mineral deficiency problems and can be hazardous.
After analysing hundreds of scientific studies, the World Health Organization stated that such water “has a definite adverse influence on the animal and human organism”.
Within weeks, the minerals are depleted from the body and complications such as cardiovascular disorders, tiredness, weakness or muscular cramps arise.
The final major issue identified is the worrying new fashion trend for ionised water.
The body works very hard to keep a stable pH of between 7.35 and 7.45 and anything outside that range is always dangerous. These treatments result in artificially alkaline water with a pH of over eight. The sellers of these expensive systems have no scientific explanation on why ingesting strong alkaline water might be good for you.
In fact, doctors recommend fluids that are within the working range of the body at around 7.4 and which are referred to as “mild alkaline”.
Get the ideal water source
A perfect water filtration system should deliver a constant flow of crystal-clear water within the healthy guideline levels and be low maintenance. It must trap all microscopic contaminant particles and remove harmful chlorine while allowing healthy dissolved minerals to pass through.
The filter should supply water at an optimal pH – not too acidic or alkaline. Fortunately, this technology exists and is available today.
HydroGuard water filter
With the use of 0.01 micron ultrafiltration membrane technology and Grade A granular activated carbon, HydroGuard water filter systems address all these problems by generating the ideal water source for the human body – water that is mild alkaline, mineral rich and free from chorine residuals and other toxins.
HydroGuard is the result of over 40 years of research and development and expertise in water treatment and filtration technology and is customised to filter Malaysian waters.
Together with a team of experienced water technologists, chemists and engineers, the HydroGuard Company and brand were developed to address water filtration needs in Malaysia.
HydroGuard is continuously committed to bringing the best household water filtration systems that improve the health and way of life of Malaysian homes.
Only the best materials sourced from leading manufacturers are brought together to construct the HydroGuard products that bring you safe water. Look no further for water that is safe enough for your family.
For more details or free consultation, contact 1800 881 973 or log on to www.hydroguard.com.my
Hydroguard water filter systems generate water that is mildly alkaline, mineral rich and free from residual chlorine.