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Structured water10 Health Benefits of Structured Water for Your FamilyAlso known as hexagonal water, structured water contains molecules that form a hexagonal cluster. Structured water shares similarities with water that hasn't been contaminated by human processes. In its original form, it comes from natural and unpolluted sources like mountain springs and glacier melts. However, it's believed that water molecules can be altered to form EZ water, which essentially returns it to the natural structured water frequency. Below, we'll discuss the benefits of this type of water for the health of your family. What Makes Structured Water Unique? The water that flows out of our taps undergoes treatment that destroys its natural structure—both vibrationally and chemically. The chemical formula for normal water is H2O, which means each water molecule contains two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. On the other hand, the chemical formula for structured water is H3O2, which means three hydrogen atoms combine with two oxygen atoms to form one molecule. This results in more energized water, with properties of viscosity, alkalinity, and denseness. One of the benefits of structured water that makes it stand out from different types of water is that its molecules have a higher level of electrical charge vital for cell functioning. To enjoy all these benefits and more, you can make your own structured water with the help of Mayu Swirl. » Want structured water in your home? Learn how to make structured water This amazing water can also be used for more than just human consumption, as some of its advantages also include the following: When used in spas, it lessens the chlorine requirements for pools and jacuzzisHelps gardens, lawns, and house plants bloom and thriveImproves the development of crops with expanded biomassLowers the freezing point so crops and plants can be sustained at lower temperaturesHealthier fish and livestockLowers the water surface tension for better penetration. 10 Health Benefits of Structured Water Below, you can read about some of the specific benefits structured water can bring you and your family. 1. Fresh and Invigorating Taste Structured water has a better taste than tap or filtered water. Hexagonal water is often described as smooth, sweet, clean, and soft water. This is because the surface tension of structured water is lower than that of regular filtered water, which prevents bitter-tasting water. » Does your water taste metallic? See if this is bad for you 2. Optimal Hydration Because of the hexagonal structure of EZ water, it's more efficiently absorbed by the body's cells. This results in optimal hydration, which reduces fatigue and provides the body with more energy while also giving you hydrated, restored skin and making dry hair cleaner, smoother, and glossier. 3. Improved Weight Management Proper hydration is essential for all bodily functions, including those that affect weight loss. Structured water helps improve digestion, eliminate constipation, and strengthen the microbiology in the gut. A healthy digestive system helps maintain weight and promote weight loss. 4. Increased Detoxification Drinking enough water is essential for detoxifying the body. Structured water enhances this process because the water molecules are able to move more efficiently across cell membranes as well as in and out of cells. This helps “rinse out” any toxins within the cells so that the body can flush them out. Structured water also helps dissipate and change the form of many toxins, making them less absorbable. » Looking for essential mineral water? Now you can create your own at home with Mayu 5. Increased Immune System Function Drinking structured water supports and boosts immune system functioning and longevity in several ways. Hexagonal water promotes optimal bioavailability of nutrients and makes it easier for the cells to absorb oxygen, resulting in the optimal functioning of your system. 6. Better for Your Pets Structured water has the same benefit for your pets and other animals as it does for humans. Giving your pet structured water will increase their immune support and detox their bodies. 7. Improved Absorption of Minerals, Vitamins, and Nutrients Drinking EZ water enables enhanced reception and absorption of minerals and nutrients on a cellular level. The increased vitamins and minerals from the water bolster the body's metabolism and residue excretion. Structured water also provides deep intracellular hydration and optimized mineral uptake. 8. Cartilage and Disc Regeneration The pressure of daily activities takes water from the stores in the discs, which contributes to cartilage degeneration and results in complex and painful movement. Cartilage doesn't function well in an acidic environment, which is why more alkaline water like structured water improves cartilage and disc regeneration. Increasing the water's pH levels will help rehydrate the discs, allowing them to regain their cushioning quality, size, and shape. Proper hydration also washes away toxins in the joints. » Need to lower your water's pH level instead? See how to do it naturally 9. Cell Recovery Drinking structured water helps the cells recover faster, as water is a vital building block in every cell of the body. Structured water is able to hold an energy charge, so it saves energy in the body on a cellular level when you drink it. As a result, the cells are able to use this energy without having to process it, helping the cells recover faster. 10. Increased Energy Levels The human body requires sustainable, balanced, long-lasting energy. EZ water increases the mitochondrial energy output in the body, which helps cells across your body function more efficiently. In addition to aiding the absorption of minerals to increase energy, drinking structured water increases your overall energy naturally, working better than caffeine. Reap the Health Benefits of Structured Water Structured water is beneficial for our overall well-being. Drinking hexagonal water makes it easier for our bodies to absorb optimum levels of minerals and vitamins to stay hydrated. Structured water provides our bodies with the energy required to live a quality life in a safe and fresh-tasting way. The best way to access structured water and reap these benefits with your family is to make it at home with ease using the Mayu Swirl Carafe.
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Water qualityUnderstanding the Minerals in Tap Water: What You Should KnowDrinking water comes from natural sources like lakes, rivers, and underground water deposits. But before it makes its way to your tap, the water is processed at a treatment facility, where it gets filtered, and various chemicals are added to ensure it's safe for consumption. It's important to understand the mineral composition of your drinking water to ensure that it is healthy. So let's get into more detail about the mineral content in tap water. Does Tap Water Contain Minerals? Yes, there are essential minerals in drinking water. They're beneficial to human health and support a variety of bodily functions, including maintaining strong bones and teeth, regulating muscle and nerve function, and maintaining fluid balance in the body. The mineral content in tap water can vary depending on the source of the water and the treatment process at the water plant. What minerals are in tap water?Drinking water will contain all the minerals found in its source. In fact, some tap water is considered “hard water” because the mineral content in the water is higher. Some of the most common minerals found in tap water include calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and trace minerals like iron, zinc, and manganese. Additionally, for health and quality concerns, some minerals and chemicals are added at the water treatment facility. One of the minerals added to tap water is fluoride, which helps strengthen your teeth and prevent tooth decay by up to 25%. Tap Water Mineral Content and Benefits When it comes to minerals in tap water vs. bottled water, tap water typically has a higher mineral content. This includes calcium and magnesium, which are essential for strong bones and teeth, muscle and nerve function, and maintaining fluid balance in the body. Calcium: Teeth, bones, cell growth, and the production of hormonesMagnesium: Bones, the metabolism, and the functioning of musclesSodium: Regulating blood pressure and balancing bodily fluidsCopper: Bone and connective tissue, the immune system, and blood clotting There are a few other minerals found in trace amounts, including potassium, phosphorus, iron, selenium, zinc, and chromium. Are Minerals in Tap Water Good for You? Yes, the minerals found in water are usually healthy and aid in the basic functioning of the human body and overall well-being. Our bodies are unable to create these minerals on their own, so nutrient-rich water is an important part of a healthy diet. Water that is low in minerals won't be as effective in terms of hydration. Also, the minerals in the water contribute to the overall health of the heart, as they are responsible for lowering blood pressure and regulating blood flow. However, the contents of your tap water don't only depend on its source and quality control, but on the overall condition of the plumbing system. That's why many decide to take extra precautions and filter their water to ensure the right composition of healthy drinking water. » Wondering how to add minerals to water? Find the answer to your question here Does Filtered Tap Water Have Minerals? No, it doesn't. Filtering water reduces its contents to their basic form, not only removing contaminants but minerals as well. Drinking water that is low in mineral content is generally not good for your health, so it's crucial you remineralize your water after the filtration process is done. Products like Essential Mineral Drops by Mayu Water can make your water nourishing and healthy again. » Find out how to remove chlorine from drinking water Infuse the Life Back Into Your Water Mayu Essential Mineral Drops is a 100% natural mineral supplement for filtered water. Taps the source: Holds the mineral composition of the best natural springs.Rich in nutrients: Each drop contains 75 essential minerals.All natural: No added preservatives, flavors, sugars, or sweeteners.Eco-friendly: Do away with bottled mineral water and reduce plastic waste. Essential Mineral Drops by Mayu Water are the result of the analysis of the best water springs found in nature. It not only adds back essential water minerals like magnesium, chloride, and sodium but also 72 ionic organic trace minerals in varying amounts. Does Filtering Tap Water Make It Healthier? It usually does, since besides organic and added minerals, the full composition of tap water may contain various unwanted trace elements as well. Herbicides and nitrates used in agriculture accumulate in soil and can contaminate water sources through irrigation and rainfall. Chemicals such as perchlorate, mercury, and various pharmaceuticals have also been known to cause pollution due to poorly controlled manufacturing facilities and improper disposal. Did you know?The Flint water crisis was caused by lead contamination, as lead pipes are still widely in use across the US, which is why many water treatment facilities add phosphate to ensure maximum safety. For many, drinking unpurified tap water is not a risk they are willing to take. Taking additional measures, such as filtering, means gaining full control of the contents of your glass. » Learn more about the health benefits of filtered water Do You Remove Minerals in Water by Boiling It? The general answer is no. Boiling water can help to kill any harmful bacteria in tap water, but even if the water is boiled to over 212 degrees Fahrenheit, it won’t destroy or remove any of the minerals. How to Remineralize Filtered Water There are many ways of adding back minerals to your water, ranging from water filters to more cost-effective solutions like Himalayan salt. The natural mineral balance of spring water can be difficult to recreate, which is why many choose to use mineral supplements, making it easier to know exactly what they're adding to their water. » Wondering if all water is the same? Find out here Making the Most Out of Tap Water Tap water is generally considered safe to drink. However, many people prefer to filter their water to remove contaminants and bacteria and then remineralize it themselves. One of the easiest and healthiest ways to remineralize your drinking water is by using Mayu’s Essential Mineral Drops, which are a rich, concentrated blend of essential minerals to supplement the water you drink throughout the day.
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Water quality“Drinking Water the Way Nature Intended: The Story of Mayu Water” Interview With Shay and Ze’Ev, Mayu Water Founders, (October 21, 2021). Have You Ever Given Much Thought About the Water You Drink? We tend to focus more on the food we eat, ensuring our produce is organic and our meat is grass-fed—all free of toxins and contaminants, just like Nature intended. Yet how many of us think about how Nature intended us to drink our water? Take a moment to envision how water is found in natural settings. Imagine a river, a creek, or a spring. In Nature, water is always flowing, moving, and swirling. Even in large bodies of water, water always has an undercurrent of movement. As water flows, it collects minerals from the Earth. Water from a spring or a river isn’t just H2O molecules—it’s full of minerals like magnesium, sodium, zinc, and potassium, which all have health benefits. Now imagine the water that comes out of your tap. To make its way to your home, it had to go through a water treatment process and long distances of pipes, where the water travels in straight lines and isn’t allowed its natural tendency to swirl. You might be asking why it’s important to drink water that has been allowed to move the way Nature intended. Let’s dive into that now! The Significance of Water Your body is made up of 60% water. Water is important for nearly every function in your body. While you get a lot of your hydration from the foods you eat, the quality of the water you drink matters significantly. Unfortunately, many of our natural water sources are heavily contaminated, necessitating water treatments before ending up in our homes as tap water. However, tap water still contains a large number of contaminants, like pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and microplastics, which means we should be further filtering our tap water at home to safeguard our health. Yet because of all this filtration, tap water loses its natural “structure” and has been stripped of its mineral content. These minerals are necessary for your body’s cellular processes as well, and they’re an essential component of drinking water. To drink water the way Nature intended, it’s important to drink “structured” water that contains minerals. What Is Structured Water? “Structured” or “living” water is water that forms hexagonal, honeycomb-shaped lattices (identifiable via microscopy) as it flows, spirals, and aerates in natural water sources like springs. This structured water acts like a gel inside living cells, which allows it to have more cell-hydrating capabilities than plain tap water. Structured water is also found in plants (like your fruits and vegetables) as well as your own living cells. However, chemical sanitation and filtration de-structures water, rendering it essentially “lifeless,” as it has lost the living chemical structure that Nature imbued into it. So while filtered water is much healthier than tap water, it’s still not providing you with the benefits of living, structured water. So how can you restore structure to your tap water in alignment with the way water exists in Nature? The answer to this comes from Mayu Water, a company that is revolutionizing the way we drink water! The Story of Mayu Water I had the pleasure of meeting with Shay and Ze’ev, the founders of Mayu Water—virtually, of course, as they are located across the Mediterranean Sea in a tiny village in Israel. Shay and Ze’ev’s journey started when they set out to provide their young children with the best water possible. They realized we often give a lot of thought to what eat and what we put in our bodies, but we don’t put that same thought into the water we drink even though we consume a lot of water. In Israel (and many other parts of the world), many of the pipelines are filled with contaminants like asbestos and lead. These contaminants make their way into our drinking water, which is why filtering your water is so important. Ze’ev knew his tap water was full of these contaminants, so he started experimenting with different water filters. Even though he purified their water for his family, his 1-year-old daughter still didn’t want to drink it. He started to realize that the water must be missing something. So he and Shay eventually realized that what was needed was Nature’s influence on the water. Drinking Water the Way Nature Intended Shay and Ze’ev realized that water is always flowing, moving, and swirling in its natural setting. But what was the significance of this motion? They learned that the complex swirling motion of water creates aeration, which infuses oxygen back into the water. This swirling motion also aerates out carbon dioxide and volatile compounds like chlorine, naturally purifying it. Water also carries elements like minerals from one place to another as it travels, as it is the "blood of Earth,” as Shay so poetically worded. The combination of swirling and mineralization changes the taste of the water, making it naturally sweet and silky. Without minerals, water is like “an unripe fruit,” said Ze’ev. Water’s intrinsic movement allows it to pick up minerals as it travels. Yet water interacts with everything it comes into contact with, including pipes and contaminants we wouldn’t want to be drinking. The other problem with pipes is that they’re in a straight line. These pipes not only contaminate the water, but they confine water to a straight path that doesn’t allow it to swirl and aerate. So Shay and Ze’ev created the Mayu Swirl to mimic drinking water from a flowing river. The motion of the Mayu Swirl reflects the natural movement of a spring or river, restoring the inherent structure of water—the way Nature intended! The Wisdom of Nature Through their journey of discovering how to create water the way Nature intended, Shay and Ze’ev fell in love with water. They began to see water as having its own intelligence, just like the rest of the natural world and rediscovered the beautiful connection between water and human beings. They also noted the importance of cherishing water—that this influences how we absorb and assimilate water in our bodies. Shay and Ze’ev recognize that everything in Nature has a reason and is ultimately perfect in its expression; simultaneously beautiful and efficient. Water is one of these perfect expressions of Nature. Shay and Ze’ev designed the Mayu Swirl with high-quality materials that allow the water to be seen and to “give the water its full stage.” Just like watching a river flow, watching the swirling water in their Mayu Swirl has its own mesmerizing beauty. Their children will even stop and watch it, and ask to taste the water simply because its movement is so appealing to them. Nature’s wisdom is evident when you break down the water cycle and see how simple, efficient, and extraordinary it really is. In their own wisdom, Mayu Water designed their products to replicate Nature’s beautiful design. How Mayu Water Replicates Nature’s Design In Nature, water goes through a circular 3-phase cycle of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. As liquid water evaporates into the sky, it is naturally purified by the sun. The solids in the water stay behind as the water vapor rises—a natural filtration system! Water vapor condenses to form clouds (condensation). As water droplets accumulate in the clouds, the water absorbs minerals from the air. As it rains (precipitation), the raindrops keep absorbing elements in the air as they fall and then into the ground as the rainwater travels along the Earth. As the water flows and swirls on the Earth, it aerates, remineralizes, and becomes more structured—essentially infused with life. Mayu Water replicates Nature’s water cycle with their own 3-step process you can do at home: Purify the water (mimics evaporation): Filter your water with a high-quality filtration or reverse osmosis system to remove all the contaminants that water has picked up along its journey to your home.Remineralize (mimics condensation and water’s natural mineralization process): Add trace minerals back into your water.Aeration (mimics precipitation and water’s natural swirling process): Use the Mayu Swirl to swirl and aerate your water, restoring its innate structure. To swirl your water with the Mayu Swirl, simply fill the glass carafe up to the line (1.5 liters) and then add in liquid minerals before swirling. The minerals dissolve quickly in the water while it swirls for about 7-10 minutes. Mayu Water designed their mineral drops to align with the specific mineral composition of a spring without any preservatives or additives. Their concentrated trace mineral supplement allows for the structured water to come out to a similar concentration as a natural spring. Shay emphasized that it doesn’t matter where you live on this planet, that if you do the 3 steps outlined above, “you can have the same quality of water anywhere, everywhere.” Mayu Water’s Mission Mayu Water’s mission is to improve the “lives of people around the world by improving their connection to water.” Their goal is to help people all over the world drink water as Nature intended, no matter what quality of water they have available to them. Even if you don’t live by a spring, you can still have the ability to drink delicious, high-quality spring water. Shay and Ze’ev also wish to help humanity reduce their reliance on single-use plastic water bottles and the stress this puts on natural water sources. By creating your own spring water at home, there’s no need to purchase bottled water. Drinking high-quality water like that created from a Mayu Swirl can improve your health—as well as improving the health of all humanity and the Earth. By revolutionizing the way we drink water in a way that is both fun and fulfilling, we reconnect to water and honor its sacredness. In the process, reconnecting to water allows us to reconnect with all of Nature—and there’s profound healing in this reconnection. For you are of this Earth, and the Earth already has all the tools you could ever need to heal…including water. Get our Swirl and see for yourself.
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Filtering water4 Key Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Water for Your HealthWe all want cleaner, safer, and better-tasting water for our homes. Fortunately, installing a reverse osmosis system can bring you just that, and with many positive effects. Reverse osmosis is a water filtration process that removes contaminants from our drinking water by using high pressure to force the water molecules through a semi-permeable membrane. Reverse osmosis filters out contaminants, leaving behind clean, tasty drinking water. Apart from RO water tasting a lot better, it also has various health benefits. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the four health benefits of RO water. 1. Removes Heavy Metals2. Reduces Sodium Levels3. Removes Parasites and Bacteria4. Improves Water Quality 1. Removes Heavy Metals Because the pore size of the reverse osmosis membrane is very small, it effectively removes heavy metals from the water. As it doesn't contain heavy metals, drinking RO water eliminates the risks posed by these metals. Using reverse osmosis to remove metals like lead, mercury, iron, and arsenic is extremely beneficial, as heavy metals have a negative impact on our health. Lead: Most water pipes are made from metal, and they undergo corrosion with age, resulting in lead infiltrating our drinking water. Lead is one of the main contaminants in U.S. drinking water. Even trace amounts of lead are harmful to our health and may cause nerve damage, muscle damage, fertility issues, and developmental problems.Mercury: This dangerous neurotoxin enters our drinking water through rain and snow, which carry this substance through the air into water supplies like rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Mercury also seeps into underground water supplies from industrial waste sites. Prolonged exposure to mercury can cause conditions like kidney damage and negatively impact the nervous system.Iron: This heavy metal enters our drinking water as a result of rainwater dissolving the iron found in the earth's surface, causing it to seep into underground aquifers that serve as groundwater for wells. Iron gives water a metallic taste and encourages the growth of harmful bacteria and organisms.Arsenic: This metal enters our drinking water naturally when mineral deposits like rocks containing arsenic erode and dissolve. It also enters groundwater sources through industrial and agricultural waste. Arsenic is one of the main risk factors for public health, and it can cause nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, high blood pressure, heart disease, and nerve effects, including pain and numbness. » Reverse osmosis vs. tap water filters: learn which is safer for drinking 2. Reduces Sodium Levels Drinking large amounts of unfiltered tap water results in the consumption of high levels of sodium. Excessive sodium intake can lead to high blood pressure, heart issues, and an increased risk of a stroke. A reverse osmosis filtration system is a good choice for those following a low-sodium diet, as the water filtered in this way will have reduced sodium levels. » Learn the important health benefits of filtered water 3. Removes Parasites and Bacteria Reverse osmosis filters out parasites and bacteria from your drinking water. For example, this filtering system removes cryptosporidium, which is a parasite that affects the small intestine, causing fevers and cramps. As the pore size of a reverse osmosis membrane is typically between 0.5 and 10 nanometers as opposed to the size of bacteria and parasites in drinking water, which is generally between 500 and 5000, reverse osmosis is very effective at removing these particles. RO is highly recommended in areas that have dirty water systems to ensure you're drinking clean, safe water. 4. Improves Water Quality Contaminated water that contains harmful bacteria, parasites, metals, chemicals, microplastics, and other detrimental substances negatively affects our overall health. Drinking clean water with improved water quality will not only reduce the risk of disease, but it will also be beneficial for hydrating the body. Being properly hydrated helps our bodies naturally flush out toxins, whereas contaminated water results in more toxins entering the body than leaving it, creating a harmful environment for illness and bacteria to spread. Using clean water even just to rinse fruit and vegetables before eating them is important, and the same applies to washing our bodies. » Learn how microplastics are damaging your health Reap the Health Benefits of RO Water Reverse osmosis holds key health benefits, as it removes pollutants, contaminants, and heavy metals from your drinking water. However, as it's such an effective filtering process, it also removes the essential minerals found in our drinking water. So, as water treated in this way doesn't contain any minerals, it's important to remineralize reverse osmosis water to add back some minerals. The easiest way to do this is by adding Mayu's Essential Mineral Drops, which are simply mixed into your drinking water. Adding minerals to water in the form of drops is one of the healthiest ways to remineralize RO water and add back the essential minerals your drinking water should have, ensuring you're drinking the best quality water available.
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Water qualityGlass vs. Plastic Water Bottle: Which Is Best for Drinking?Billions of single-use plastic bottles are manufactured every year, and only a small number of them are actually recycled. The contents of plastic bottles are typically filtered water, mineral water, or spring water. However, chemicals from the plastic leach into the water. But by opting for a glass bottle over a plastic bottle, you avoid this negative effect in addition to reducing pollution in the ocean and gaining financial benefit from carrying a reusable bottle. Let’s Talk Glass Bottles Sustainability When it comes to the sustainability of glass vs plastic bottles, glass is 100% recyclable and reusable. It can be reused infinitely without losing quality, and it can take as little as a month for a bottle to be back on the shelves. Chemicals Glass is the safest reusable water bottle material because it's chemical-free, made from natural materials, and dishwasher safe. Glass water bottles don't leach harmful chemicals into your water and are another way to reduce or avoid microplastics. Research has shown that bottled water contains about 50% more microplastics than tap water. Hygiene While glass water bottles should still be washed frequently, they carry fewer germs and bacteria because glass is less porous than plastic and metal. It's also easier to see the inside of a glass water bottle to see if it’s clean. Taste Glass is a more inert material, so it’s less likely to affect the flavor and odor of your water. Cost The initial purchase of a glass bottle will cost more than a plastic bottle. However, in the longer run, it will end up saving you a lot more money. Borosilicate glass is a popular choice for glass bottle production. Borosilicate glass is made with boron trioxide, which means this glass is heat resistant and will not crack under extreme temperature changes. This type of glass is strong and very durable, making it less likely to shatter. The Downsides of Plastic Bottles Sustainability The UN Environment Programme’s recent report shows that the current 11 million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year will triple by 2040. Of the 7 billion metric tons of plastic waste generated globally so far, less than 10 percent has been recycled. Plastic waste is an increasing problem, and one of the biggest challenges is single-use plastic because it ends up in landfills and the ocean. Chemicals Disposable plastic bottles can lead to chemical leaching and toxicity. Chemical leaching occurs when heat or damage (like denting the bottle) causes toxic chemicals from the plastic to be released into the water. Hygiene Wear and tear on the bottle from reusing it can create cracks and scratches on the surface where bacteria grow. It's more difficult to clean the bacteria out because it grows inside the tiny cracks. Taste Drinking from a plastic water bottle could lead to your water tasting like plastic, especially if the chemicals from the plastic are leaching into the water. Cost Plastic water bottles can cost anywhere from $1 to $3. If you're drinking 5 bottles a day, the cost adds up very quickly. So, Which Bottle Should You Choose? Glass is more sustainable than plastic because it can be endlessly reused and recycled. There are many advantages of borosilicate glass in particular, and when cared for, a glass bottle can last you many years, making it a sustainable option for your drinking water. The dangers of plastic water bottles are gradually increasing. In an attempt to cut down on single-use plastic, people are reusing these water bottles. However, as already discussed, there are many disadvantages to doing reusing plastic bottles. It's better to skip the plastic bottle altogether and invest in a good-quality glass bottle. A decent glass bottle will last you a lifetime. They're easy to clean, durable, don't leach harmful chemicals, are less of a viable environment for bacteria growth, and have less impact on the environment. Mayu Water’s glass bottles are a great way to cut down on plastic bottles and enjoy the wonderful tasting, chemical-free water.
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Water quality4 Health-Boosting Ways to Remineralize Reverse Osmosis WaterThe reverse osmosis filtration process effectively removes contaminants that could potentially lead to health implications. However, because this filtration process is so thorough, it also removes all the essential minerals from the water. Put simply, reverse osmosis water is not considered to be the healthiest water, as it can leach minerals from the body when consumed. Thus, if you do decide to filter your water with reverse osmosis, make sure you add back the minerals for maximum health benefits. 1. Remineralize RO Water With Mineral Drops2. Add Minerals Naturally Using Salts3. Install a Remineralizing Water Filter4. Restore the Minerals Using an Alkaline Pitcher Essential Minerals That Disappear During Reverse Osmosis Tap water is usually rich in minerals, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Minerals are essential for our health and proper bodily functions. They contribute to strong teeth and bones, healthy hair and skin, the growth and development of the body, and optimal neurological functioning. Not getting enough essential minerals or having them leached from your body, although you're hydrating with reverse osmosis water, disrupts your system's ability to function properly and leads to possible negative consequences. » Read more about the advantages and disadvantages of RO water Our Body's Core Minerals and Their Significance Calcium: teeth, bones, and the digestive systemMagnesium: mineralization of the skeleton, heart-disease preventionFluoride: teeth health and strengthSodium: blood pressure, muscles and nerves, and electrolyte balanceCopper: general health maintenance, bone strength, the immune systemIron: blood oxygenationZinc: overall development, DNA synthesis, sensory functions, and immunity So, How Do You Add Minerals to Reverse Osmosis Water? Using reverse osmosis to clean the water of contaminants should only be half the process. Adding back the minerals is a necessary second step to ensure that you're getting the most out of your drinking water. Drinking nutrient-rich water is a vital part of a healthy diet, and strong consideration should be given to remineralizing water if it has undergone reverse osmosis. Remember, having minerals in your water is especially beneficial for the heart, one of the most important organs in your body. 1. Remineralize RO Water With Mineral Drops Mineral drops are a concentrated liquid solution that you drop into your water to increase the mineral content. These drops are considered the quickest and easiest way to replace the essential minerals lost during reverse osmosis. They are also easily absorbed by the body. Mayu's Essential Blend is extremely efficient as it provides an estimated 60 servings per container and suggests adding 8 drops to every 1 liter of water. It's 100% natural, and its contents are inspired by springs found in nature. Each drop contains 75 essential minerals and other ionic elements, so this supplement is crucial if you use reverse osmosis. ProsEasily absorbed by the bodyEasy to use and can be added directly to the RO waterConvenient for remineralizing water on the goAllow control over mineral content, making it easy to adjust the tasteConsSome people may not enjoy the altered flavor 2. Add Minerals Naturally Using Salts Salt, especially Himalayan salt, contains all the essential trace minerals that reverse osmosis removes from your drinking water. Be careful, however, it's important to use rich mineral salt and not table salt. This method is also one of the most cost-effective ways of remineralizing your water. You can either add a tiny pinch to every glass of water, or you can add a quarter of a teaspoon to every 4.5 liters of water. ProsSalts provide a natural source of mineralsAdding minerals using salts is cost-effectiveConsCan be challenging to achieve the desired mineral concentrationToo much salt can result in an unpleasant taste or excessive mineral contentChoice of salts and their quality can affect the overall taste and quality of the water » Curious if all water is equal? Read why our experts say it is not 3. Install a Remineralizing Water Filter This type of filter contains minerals, and as the reverse osmosis water passes over the minerals, they're dissolved back into the water. This happens at the end of the filtering stage, and the pH level and temperature of the water determine how many minerals get dissolved. This is another easy solution since you don’t need to worry about doing any manual work. A remineralizing water filter can be added to most reverse osmosis systems. If you're not sure, someone who works at a water filter store will be able to help you choose the right water filter. ProsEasy to useProvides a steady supply of minerals with each useThe filter can improve the flavor of RO waterConsInstalling requires an initial investmentThe range of minerals may be limitedFilters need a periodic replacement; otherwise, the effectiveness of remineralization will be affected 4. Restore the Minerals Using an Alkaline Pitcher An alkaline pitcher adds, filters, and raises the pH level of your reverse osmosis water by adding minerals to it. These essential minerals make the water a bit more alkaline, which means the pH level of the water gets slightly increased. This ensures that the necessary and adequate amount of minerals is added to the water. An alkaline pitcher is an easy way to store your water and will automatically remineralize it. ProsDoesn't require any complex setupSome alkaline pitchers can raise the pH of water, potentially providing additional health benefitsAlkaline pitchers are generally affordable and readily availableConsAlkaline pitchers may not replenish all the essential minerals found in waterThe pH levels may vary, leading to inconsistent results » Discover natural ways to increase the pH level of water Is RO Water Remineralization Necessary? Reverse osmosis water is not bad for you. In some places, it's essential to use a reverse osmosis system, or you may be susceptible to water-borne diseases. However, it's better to play it safe and remineralize your water, as the minerals in water are essential for a reason. Adding the minerals back to clean reverse osmosis water is a guaranteed way to avoid any harmful contaminants as well as get the minerals vital for your health. » Give your water a health boost with mineral drops
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Filtering waterKidney Health: 4 Best Water Types to Drink for Optimal HydrationThe kidneys are essential organs that cleanse the blood of toxins and transform waste into urine. They regulate fluid and electrolyte balance by filtering the blood and producing vitamin D for healthy bones. Drinking good-quality water is one of the best ways to look after your kidneys, as it provides sufficient hydration and prevents the formation of kidney stones. However, individuals receiving dialysis treatment need to restrict water intake. 4 Best Types of Water for Kidney Health 1. Structured Water2. Filtered Water3. Mineral Water4. Lemon Water 1. Structured Water Hydration is essential for optimal kidney function as it helps regulate the supply of fluid to your kidneys. Structured water is a type of water with altered molecular structure, making it similar to pure, uncontaminated natural water like glacier or spring water. Structured water is perfect for kidney rehydration because it helps restore fluid balance in the body, promoting kidney health. Additionally, structured water can have several other health benefits, such as boosting the immune system, improving digestion, and enhancing the quality of sleep. You can create structured water using vortex technology, which mimics the natural flow of water in nature. Vortexing your water is as easy as using the Mayu Swirl, a device that can restructure normal water into structured water, ensuring optimal hydration and kidney health. We encourage you to try vortexing your regular water with Mayu Swirl to reap the benefits of structured water. » Learn how to make structured water 2. Filtered Water Filtered water is good for kidney health because it has fewer contaminants. Reverse osmosis filtration removes impurities like bacteria, organic compounds, chemicals, and heavy metals that can cause diseases. This means that your kidneys have to filter out fewer impurities, resulting in cleaner blood. Reverse osmosis improves the overall quality of water, ensuring that you're drinking clean and safe water that is beneficial for your kidneys. However, reverse osmosis also removes essential minerals like calcium and magnesium from the water. If you're drinking filtered RO water, it is recommended to remineralize your water with Mayu Essential Mineral Drops to ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs to maintain kidney health. The mineral drops work wonderfully with the Mayu Swirl to make sure you're only drinking the best water. 3. Mineral Water Mineral water is naturally rich in important vitamins and minerals, which can help support overall health, including kidney function. Drinking around 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day is generally recommended for optimal hydration. However, the actual amount of water you need may vary depending on factors such as your activity level and the climate you live in. For example, if you live in a hot environment or are very active, you may need to increase your intake to ensure you remain properly hydrated. 4. Lemon Water Drinking lemon water may have benefits for kidney health. Here are a few ways that lemon water can support kidney function: Helps prevent the growth of kidney stones: lemons contain citric acid, which can help slow down the aggregation of the crystals that form kidney stones. Citrate, the salt in citric acid, binds to calcium and helps block stone formation. By drinking lemon water, you may be able to reduce the likelihood of developing kidney stones.Helps you stay hydrated: drinking lemon water helps filter toxins from your blood in the form of urine. Because lemon water has a pleasant taste, it can also encourage you to drink more water, resulting in better hydration. Proper hydration is crucial for optimal kidney function.Protects kidney function: The compounds in lemons may reduce the pain of kidney stones as they pass, as well as help break down small kidney stones. Incorporating lemon water into your diet can be a simple way to help protect and support your kidneys. Take Care of Your Kidneys Water is crucial for maintaining optimal kidney function. Proper hydration helps your kidneys do their job of filtering waste from your body, and it keeps your blood vessels open, allowing essential nutrients to travel freely to the kidneys. Drinking clean and pure water is the best option for kidney health, but make sure that you are getting the essential minerals you need as well. If you are drinking reverse osmosis water, which removes essential minerals like calcium and magnesium, it's essential to ensure that you are getting the minerals your kidneys need.
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Water quality3 Steps to Naturally Increase the pH of Drinking WaterGenerally, the pH level of water varies between 6.5 and 8.5, and drinking water too far out of this range may not be safe. Normal drinking water has a neutral pH of 7. Once the pH level reaches 8 or 9, water is considered alkaline. Alkaline water has a higher number of alkalizing minerals than the minerals in tap water. Advocates of alkaline water consider this to be the healthiest water and believe that drinking water with a higher pH can neutralize the acid in the body. How to Increase the pH of Water Naturally Step 1: Test Water's pH LevelsStep 2: Increase Water AlkalinityStep 3: Check pH Levels Again 3 Easy Steps to Raise pH in Water 1. Start by Testing Your Water’s pH Level Whether you're drinking filtered water from a bottle, using an at-home water filter, or drinking tap water, it's possible to test your water's pH level. There are two easy ways to do this: Using a pH Meter Fill up a clean container with water and let it sit for a few minutes to stabilize. Ensure the water level covers the tip of the electrode to get an accurate reading. Place the probe into the container and allow enough time to pass for the meter to reach equilibrium. You can read the pH meter to get the results of your water sample. You can purchase a pH meter at any hardware store.Using pH Papers This is a simple and accurate way to test the pH of your water. Fill up a clean container and make sure it's deep enough to cover the testing strip. Dip the test strip into the container of water for a few seconds. Once the strip changes color, you can match it to the chart provided to see the pH level. You can buy pH papers at almost any drug or grocery store. 2. Add an Alkaline Substance to Your Water If your water is neutral, or even on the acidic side, there are some natural substances you can add to increase its alkalinity. Fresh Lemon Although lemon juice is acidic, adding it to your water in small amounts has an alkalizing effect on the body. Lemons are anionic, so once you drink the water, it becomes alkaline as your body reacts with the lemon's anions. Squeeze the juice from one fresh lemon into 8 glasses of water to sip on throughout the day. Baking Soda Baking soda is a simple ingredient found in most kitchens. Baking soda sits at around 8.4 on the pH scale. The effect of baking soda will depend on your water's current pH level, and you won't be able to raise it past 8.4. How much baking soda to add to raise the pH in drinking water? Mixing in 1 tsp (4 g) of baking soda with 250 ml of water will raise its pH, making it more alkaline. Milk of Magnesia Milk of magnesia is an alkaline suspension, which means it causes neutralization when it encounters anything acidic. This makes this substance great for water on the more acidic side. Milk of magnesia comes in liquid form with a dosing cap or in tablet form. Add one dose to 8 glasses of water to sip on throughout the day. pH Drops pH drops contain potent, concentrated alkaline minerals. These drops can be purchased from health stores or online. Follow the specific instructions on the pH drops bottle when it comes to putting them in your water. 3. Check Your Water’s pH Again Once you've added your chosen substance to your drinking water, check the water's pH level again to ensure it's between 8 and 9 and not too high. While drinking water with a higher pH is likely safe, be mindful of how your body reacts and drop the alkalinity if there are adverse reactions. Upgrade Your Water for Healthier Hydration With Mayu Swirl » Read about alkaline vs. living, structured water Health Benefits of Drinking Higher-pH Water While there isn't much research to support the health benefits of drinking alkaline water, many health professionals believe there are advantages. Better hydration A study done in 2017 showed that alkaline water had a positive effect on hydration, especially after a workout. It also has a positive effect on the pH of urine.Improved digestion Alkaline water is considered therapeutic by many people who suffer from acid reflux. Alkaline water can aid digestion by reducing acidity in the intestinal tract and permanently destroying any pepsin that's present. Pepsin is one of the main contributors to acid reflux.Slowed aging process Research has suggested that drinking alkaline water slows down the aging process and may result in a longer lifespan. Better bone health Some research has shown that alkaline water has a positive effect on bone resorption, the process where the tissue in bones is broken down and absorbed by the body. Reducing Acidity for a Healthier You Reducing the body's overall acidity level achieves a more desirable and less inflammatory state, which puts you at less risk for chronic disease. Drinking alkaline water is a safe and natural way to boost your overall well-being.
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Water quality7 Best Water Filter Pitchers for Cleaner, Healthier Water [2023]Drinking clean and healthy water is vital for sustaining life, and knowing what’s in your tap water is the first step to ensuring your drinking water is safe for consumption. In case your drinking water isn't sufficiently clean, there are many ways to purify it. One of the most economical and convenient methods is using a water filter pitcher, since they're easy to use, maintain, and refill. They can also remove impurities that may be impacting your water's taste and giving it an odor. To help you find the best water filter pitcher for your needs, we've compiled a list of the 7 best water filter pitchers on the market today. 1. Mayu Swirl2. Pur Classic 11 Cup Pitcher3. ZeroWater Filter Pitcher4. Seychelle pH205. Epic Pure Water Filter Pitcher 6. Brita Water Filter Pitcher7. ProOne Water Filter Pitcher 1. Mayu Swirl With the Mayu Swirl water pitcher, you get water just as nature intended it—reoxygenated, balanced, and structured. The Mayu Swirl uses the gentle, elemental strength of a vortex to restructure the water you drink. Structured water has a variety of health benefits, including improved hydration and detoxification. It also provides greater energy, mental clarity, and overall well-being. Filtering your water with a structured water device has also been linked to better absorption of vitamins and minerals, increased cellular oxygenation, improved digestion, and enhanced immunity. In addition, it can help reduce inflammation and improve skin health. Vortex water filters are the best type of water filter available, and the Mayu Swirl is a great choice for those looking for a reliable and efficient way to reap the benefits of filtered drinking water. 2. Pur Classic 11 Cup Pitcher The 11-cup capacity of PUR Pitcher makes it great for larger households. Its space-saving design fits easily in the fridge, and a filter change light lets you know when it's time to replace the filter. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe and BPA-free for safe and healthy consumption. And with the Stay-Tight lid and LockFit™ design, you'll get a secure fit on the filter every time. However, despite PUR's filters' good reputation when it comes to purifying water, they don't quite measure up to the top competitors, and they're even prone to clogging. 3. ZeroWater Filter Pitcher ZeroWater is an excellent water filter pitcher—while it won't remove all contaminants, it outperforms most of its alternatives. Plus, it's affordably priced. This NSF-certified filter abides by Standards 42 and 53—the former pertains to reducing chlorine and hydrogen sulfide, while the latter refers to eradicating lead, chromium-6, and mercury. ZeroWater proudly touts its ability to not only reduce Total Dissolved Solids in your drinking water but also eradicate contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, chloramine, pesticides, fluoride, and arsenic. Nevertheless, some of the cons of this particular item include its slow filtration rate, a lid that slips when pouring, and a filter that doesn't have a long lifespan. 4. Seychelle pH20 The Seychelle pH2O water filter pitcher is a great choice for anyone looking to improve the taste and quality of their drinking water. It increases the water's pH up to 9.5, which the manufacturer claims can help hydrate the body more efficiently and maintain a healthy pH level, flush out toxins, and aid digestion. The water filter is made with non-BPA leaching plastics and has been tested to NSF/ANSI Standard 42 & 53 by Broward Testing Laboratory. With its large 64oz capacity, it can filter up to 150 gallons of water. On the negative side, the package includes only one pair of filters, and replacing these can be costly. 5. Epic Pure Water Filter Pitcher The Epic Pure pitcher boasts a capacity of 8 cups in the lower reservoir and 6 cups in the upper; it's BPA-free, and removes many contaminants such as lead, fluoride, microplastics, chromium-6, and PFOA. In addition to being great at eliminating a whole host of toxic substances, it has a built-in filter timer so you don't forget to replace it. However, there have been complaints that pouring water from the reservoir can lead to spills and that the replacement filters for this model cost more than its alternatives. 6. Brita Water Filter Pitcher The 10-cup Brita Everyday Pitcher's standard filter does wonders to improve the taste of water. This system is NSF/ANSI 42-certified for the removal of chlorine taste and odor, plus zinc, while also being NSF/ANSI 53-certified to reduce cadmium, copper, and mercury. This makes the Britta pitcher an efficient all-in-one solution. However, the Britta filter isn't up to the task of removing fluoride, lead, chromium-6, or biological contaminants like bacteria and viruses, so you'll need to look elsewhere if you want to filter untreated tap water. This pitcher's maintenance is also pricey, as the filter needs replacing after you've gone through about 40 gallons of water—or roughly every 2 months. 7. ProOne Water Filter Pitcher The ProOne Water Filter Pitcher differs from most other filters on this list in that its filter is made of silver-infused white ceramic and ProSorb™ granular activated carbon-based media, which allows for reusing the filter for up to 6 months, or 225 gallons of water. This pitcher is also versatile, as you can use almost any kind of water, including well water, lake water, pond water, river water, and even rainwater. So, it's perfect for those unexpected situations, like camping trips or emergency use, while also being great for everyday use. All in all, it can store 3.5 liters of liquid, with 1.5 liters of it being filtered water. Unfortunately, however, due to the type of filter it utilizes, this pitcher is less efficient at filtering than its competitors. Additionally, the main grievance users have is its difficulty to pour. Bottom Line If you're looking for the perfect filter to enhance the taste of your water, you can't go wrong with the Mayu SWIRL. Although other choices on our list can do just fine, Mayu goes beyond to enhance your water experience. Not only does it filter toxic substances and microplastics, but it restructures your water for optimal hydration and helps maximize your body's absorption of vitamins and minerals.