Drink­ing to good health

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STAR HOMES -

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.

Ionised wa­ter

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.

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