Today's water is processed. City tap water treatment removes healthy minerals and adds harsh chemical disinfectants. This depletes water’s natural health benefits, leaves your water tasting bad and infuses your water with harmful chemicals.
Santevia’s filtration systems effectively reduce tap water contaminants such as chlorine, lead and heavy metals.
Unlike conventional filtration, Santevia adds healthy minerals like calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals into water. These minerals improves the taste of the water while also helping you get your daily intake of minerals.
Simply put, Santevia takes out the bad and adds the good.
City water treatment adds chlorine to water to suppress the proliferation of bacteria during transportation to your home. While the water we get from our tap is bacteria-free, it also contains chemical disinfectant that is not healthy to drink.
Moreover, as a result of agricultural and industrial activity, city and well water is often contaminated with heavy metals and industrial contaminants.
Santevia filters are designed to effectively reduce chemical disinfectants, heavy metals and industrial contaminants to ensure your water is healthy.
Our filtration systems are rigorously tested by independent labs to ensure effective contaminant reduction. Our products are tested to meet or exceed National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) standards.
Read below to see what Santevia filters and why:
Contributes to tap water’s poor taste and smell
Bathing and showering in chlorinated water may irritate skin and eyes
Long term exposure may increase risk of cancer
May damage good gut bacteria where70% of our immune system operates
Learn more: 5 Harms of Drinking Chlorine
Exposure to lead may cause negative neurological effects
In adults, it can lead to brain damage resulting in:
Problems with cognition
Difficulty with fine motor control
Challenges with executive brain functions which impacts behaviour and decision-making
In children, lead exposure can result in:
Increased risk of attention-related behavioural problems such as ADHD
Decreased cognitive performance
Learn more: 3 Harms of Drinking Lead
In children, exposure to fluoride has been linked to impaired cognitive development
In adults, exposure to fluoride has been linked to higher risk thyroid disorders
Learn more: New Fluoride Filter
Exposure to mercury could lead to neurological and behavioural disorders
Learn more: Health Hazards of Heavy Metals
High exposure levels can be toxic resulting in nausea and vomiting
Learn more: Health Hazards of Heavy Metals
Microplastic exposure in the body could lead to inflammation and cellular damage
Exposure over the long term could lead to tissue damage and higher risk of cancer
Learn More: Microplastics - Are You Consuming It?
Minerals and taste
Conventional filtration leaves water void of healthy minerals. Santevia’s filtration process infuses each drop of water with healthy minerals.
Minerals are essential to keep our bodies operating at their best and are the secret ingredient to the fresh mountain taste of Santevia water.
The World Health Organization recommends drinking mineralized water and suggests you can get up to 20% of your daily mineral intake from water.
Minerals added by Santevia filtration systems:
Magnesium is required for over 300 metabolic reactions in the human body and is crucial for maintaining bone health and proper muscle function.
Calcium is an essential nutrient that our body uses to strengthen bones and teeth, to regulate muscle function, and for transmission of the nervous system.
Potassium is an essential mineral that supports muscle function, fluid balance and bone strength.
Phosphorus plays a vital role in the preservation of healthy bones.
Zinc helps your body maintain a healthy immune system and helps optimize digestion.
Before talking about pH balance we must understand the pH scale.
The pH scale measures the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The scale ranges from 0 to 14. Anything below a pH of 7 is considered acidic and anything with a pH greater than 7 is considered alkaline.
The pH scale is logarithmic so a 1 point shift in pH is equivalent to a tenfold difference in acidity or alkalinity. With this in mind, we can say a pH of 9 is ten times more alkaline than a pH of 8.
When we refer to the “optimal body pH” we are referring to the pH level of blood. It should be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.36.
The pH of your blood is tightly regulated by a complex system of buffers that are continuously at work to maintain your optimal body pH.
Think about balanced pH as a game of tug of war between acid and alkaline. The unhealthy foods and beverages we eat and drink, frequently tug us into a state of excess acidity.
Our buffer system neutralizes acidity to bring us back to slightly alkaline. However, our buffer system becomes strained when there is a heavy acid load. To neutralize excess acid, our body pulls healthy alkalizing minerals from our bones, depleting healthy mineral stores and rendering our bones weaker.
To fight the acid load we need to make healthier dietary choices like eating alkaline foods such as legumes and leafy greens, and drinking mineralized alkaline water. This helps keep our body in balance at its optimal pH.
Acidity and Disease
Western diets (think overconsumption of refined sugars and processed foods) make an acidic environment in your body which makes you more susceptible to disease and illness.
Acidosis is the term used to describe an excess amount of acid in the body. Acidosis is a serious ailment and can reap negative effects on short-term and long-term health.
Anxiety and Irritability
Being in a state of acidosis for an extended period of time can lead to higher risk of diseases such as:
The Santevia Solution for pH Balance
There are many factors that can lead to an acidic environment in your body. Thankfully, you can easily take control of excess acidity through the daily dietary choices you make.
Two easy ways to reduce acidity, help your body maintain pH balance, and ultimately reach optimal health are to drink mineralized alkaline water and eat more alkaline foods.
Drink mineralized alkaline water
Minerals are essential for healthy bodies. Minerals in water raise the pH of water which helps:
Neutralize excess acid during digestion
Preserve and replenish your body’s mineral stores in bones and muscles
Eat alkaline foods
Similar to alkaline water, alkaline foods help neutralize acid in the body.
We suggest eating 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic foods.
Interested in learning more? Read 5 Kick-Acid Tips for Better Health.