Filtered Shower Health Benefits
A shower should be a pleasant, healthy, beneficial experience. Taking a shower wakes you up in the morning and energises you, ready for the day or in the evenings helps wash away the trials and tribulations of the day.
In our modern day industrialised society we use more than 75,000 toxic chemicals. Our public water supplies contain approximately 2100 chemicals and pollutants: Including Chlorine, Chloramines, Trihalomethane, Phenol, Heavy metals andPathogens.
Most, of these toxins can be inhaled through our lungs directly into the blood stream or absorbed through the epidermis whilst showering.
Chlorine exposure can cause physical fatigue, mental depression, and a lowered autoimmune function, making it harder for your body to ward off infectious diseases.
Taking a nice hot shower creates Chlorine and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) gases that contain much higher concentrations of these chemicals than the actual water. Many cities are switching to Chloramine NH2Cl, a combination of chlorine and ammonia, for disinfection. Please note existing Carbon and KDF filters only remove free chlorine and are not effective in removing Chloramines. Vitamin-C is the only effective scientifically proven way to neutralise Chloramines.
A shower filter greatly reduces the levels of harmful chemicals and bacteria found in mains supplied public water, decreasing your risk of dermal irritations and possible disease. Once installed, a two stage VitaPure filter system removes sediment and the Activated Carbon Fibre Filter reduces the traces of chemicals including Trihalomethane making your water cleaner and safer. The final Vitamin-C softener neutralises 99.9% of remaining Chlorine and Chloramines and slightly lowers water pH which is beneficial for maintaining natural skin condition.
For most people, a shower head filter is definitely worth the price and the effort. It helps you protect you and your family from absorbing or inhaling dangerous chemicals and pathogens. It helps decrease the percentage of your exposure to hazardous chemicals on a daily basis. The VitaPure dual filtration system does what no other filter does, leaving you with noticeably softer skin and hair and protecting your body from the threat of asthma, pulmonary disease, cancer and other conditions.
The complete neutralization of these caustic disinfectants will allow our bodies to heal themselves, and do so very quickly. This level of near perfect dechlorination, without the negative side effects often seen with other methods, can only be realized through the use of all natural Vitamin C.
Reducing Chlorine exposure will improve Atopic symptoms. Chlorinated showers are known to cause asthma and allergy attacks
Chlorine is a serious irritant and creates carcinogenic by-products. Persons with sensitive skin, skin rashes, specific skin allergies, very dry skin need the most efficient shower filter to reduce their exposure to the aggressive effects of chlorine to the maximum extent possible.
Eczema is caused by a person’s inability to repair damage to the skin barrier. This is due to a mutation in the gene called filaggrin. Filaggrin is important for formation of the skin barrier. Normally, every cell in the skin has two copies of the filaggrin gene. However, people who are susceptible to eczema only have one copy of this gene. If a persons skin is exposed to irritants their skin barrier is affected. Once the skin barrier is disrupted, moisture leaves the skin and the skin will become dry and scaly. Environmental allergens can also enter the skin and activate the immune system, producing inflammation that makes the skin red and itchy.
Chlorine dries skin out significantly faster than chlorine free water. Human skin is made up of protein that protects you from stimulus, irritation and evaporation, and plays other important roles.
Chlorine reacts with organic matter to destroy protein, which roughens and ages your skin, and causes various trouble to your skin.
It worsens atopy-skin disease particularly. Hair is still a part of our skin, but the major difference from our skin is that hair is not curable once it is damaged. Chlorine residue oxidizes protein and cuticle causing dull and clumsy looking hair.
Chlorine can alter the electrical charge on minerals in the hair, causing them to bond stronger to the hair, and may even change the color of certain minerals. The highly charged mineral may, in turn, damage and discolor the hair. Although hard water would not be harmful to your health, it really can bring serious problems to your hair and skin. It is because hard water contains a large amount of lime or minerals that would add hair and skin damage.