Aqualiv Water System Review
For many years I have bought water from a water store called Water Mart. They have an impressive water filtration system that I thought was reverse osmosis (RO) which when I worked in the water industry I learned is the most efficient system for removing contaminants of all kinds. But RO also removes critically important minerals, not good. However, I kept purchasing it because I felt that was the lesser of the two evils. Well, recently I discovered they are not doing reverse osmosis and that surfaced because of adding a black mica product into my water. The black mica pulls out the contaminants, they flocculate to the bottom of my pitcher and well, there shouldn’t have been any contaminants if it was RO water.
I have been on a quest of sorts, following my post on water quality. A quest to find something better, something that I can be in control of. After much research on several water quality devices, I finally found a water filtration system that is now installed under my kitchen sink. It is working quite nicely. My water does not have the horrible tap water, chemical taste that is such a turn off for everyone in the house. The Aqualiv filtering system is effective and I believe is trustworthy. I am confident it is reliable, based on my years working in the water and wastewater industry.
Here is what I found!
PRODUCT: Aqualiv Water System
Overall Ranking: 4.9
Price for chrome: $487.95
Determining what filter system to purchase is no easy task. There are SO many types of units available and this will likely be an investment, a very big investment of your time to find one and your hard earned money. Water ionizers were definitely NOT on my list as a possibility. There is some information I have uncovered that indicates these units can over time have a negative effect on one’s health. And I knew that I did not want an RO (reverse osmosis) unit. They are very wasteful. Nearly 3 – 4 gallons is thrown away for every gallon cleaned and it can be much more when the assembly is under pressure as it comes to the tap. That waste is simply NOT acceptable. Water is such a precious commodity, I really don’t like throwing any of it away!
The Aqualiv Water System uses filter technology and then in the last stage the water is whirled around in a vortex action in order to restructure it, much like a babbling crystal clear mountain stream cascading over rocks in its travel down from the originating water source.
I do love the taste of my water coming now from my own tap, so unlike the terrible tasting city water. Click on this image so it will enlarge and be easier to read.
WHO IT IS FOR
As you by now know, I am passionate about having good water. Our special needs children whose digestive systems are challenged are absolutely going to see wonderful health results from water that is safe and is made more accessible by virtue of its structure. Don’t you agree that the entire family should benefit from being adequately hydrated? It is a critical and solid foundation from which to improve or maintain everyone’s health. I am confident those who are struggling with health challenges are going to benefit and, for goodness sakes, its water, so what do we have to loose. Nothing, I say.
Testimonials are anecdotal information. But when so many are seeing good results from a product, it goes beyond the placebo effect. Here are a few testimonials from the Aqualiv site. You may be encouraged by them. I haven’t read all of them but those I have read were instrumental in my purchase. If they can see benefits, then why not my family too!
The company has a wealth of information they have posted online. The technical information on the filtering system and related lab results, the considerations of ionic water or reverse osmosis systems as compared to the Aqualiv, information about the filtering media and how it works, clear instructions on how to install the unit under one’s sink, access to a local customer willing to share some of their water as you consider the purchase, stellar water quality information, and a list of educational references that are very helpful. Then of course there is timely support to go along with it all? Leave them a message and someone does get back to you often in far less than 24 hours.
$543.92 (brushed nickel)
YES, this is well worth the investment. I gave them a 4.9 rating, only losing a point. I was concerned about flouride. However, if one’s water quality exceeds the average public water system’s flouride at 1 ppm, the Aqualiv system as designed should handle that easily. If a person wants to improve the ability to remove this particular contaminant then they can add a filter to the bank of three filters as an additional layer of protection. Apparently, removing fluoride is very hard to do unless you are using a properly maintained RO system.
Look no filtration system is going to remove 100% of everything in it. We have to remember that everyone’s water source is different, therefore the potential contaminants in your local water source will be different and in different concentrations from every other source. My point is that I much prefer maintaining the minerals in my water and seeing how the ‘structured’ component will enhance health along the way.
I heartily recommend this company and their product. I like the values I have seen in their blog posts and in responses to questions folks have posed to them. I like the laboratory results I have studied. I like the quality of the product I purchased. Consider this….if you don’t have the money up front, why not SAVE for it. Or do as I have done, and purchase it with a PayPal Credit account. It is a small price to pay, in my opinion when I know this water is already making a difference for me. The grooves in my thumbnails are beginning to smooth out and the skin on my hands is no longer wrinkled like that of a 75-year-old woman. I’m convinced the benefits have just begun to take hold.
Here is what I have been doing
First and foremost I have stayed in touch with the downward spiral regarding water safety and quality. For details on this subject, drop into what I wrote on this subject; “Why Is Water Important for Health – Clean Water Harder to Come by than You Realize”
Even with what I believed was the good water I had been using I have been persistently dehydrated and it showed up in my fatigue and my skin, skin that I thought was just aging skin. But now with my Aqualiv water I’m seeing a difference in how my skin appears. It’s a good beginning. And, I’m looking forward to more time using this product to see if I can elevate the health results even more for me and lock in benefits for my special needs daughter.
I think it’s very important to have control over the water we drink, use in cooking, and in which we shower and bath. Elementary school science taught us that water exists in three states, vapor (steam or evaporated), liquid, and solid (ice). But in the last 10 years a revolutionary discovery regarding water has been making science news as demonstrated in the science lab of Gerald Pollack, Ph.D. Water has a fourth phase! It is this fourth phase that is elevating the health benefits.
Dr. Pollack’s explanation in a University of Washington presentation that I have featured in my post about structured water is very compelling. By reading it you will find allot more background information regarding the value of having a system like what I am recommending.
Because this water science is so fascinating, I have included three other YouTube videos of Dr. Pollack’s presentations in my Library under the video tab. If you are thinking this just sounds too ‘out there’, (I certainly hope you are smiling), please do check out these other presentations. Just so you know, Pollack is not the only one studying water in the science community. See my post on this amazing new science so you can drill down and build your knowldege base.
Water Quality Concerns Are Everyone’s Concern!
I don’t want any surprises. But if you are just using your tap water as your primary drinking and cooking water, you could be in for a surprise. Look… the bottom line is even if things like hormones, pharmaceuticals, illegal drugs, and chemicals like arsenic and aluminum were NOT getting into our water supply, (AND THEY ARE), the fact is that the very water treatment chemicals used to eliminate bacterial and viral contamination pose a health risk right along with the arsenic that is in our water. The Aqualiv Water System removes these contaminants, most of them down to non-detectable limits. That’s just awesome!
I am always looking for ways to improve things for my precious and precocious special needs daughter …and my family. Yes, even for this 62 year old body. I will be 75 when my daughter turns 18. I have an urgent need to ensure I am making every reasonable choice so that I can have a strong foundation for my health … so that I can continue to take care of her.
I know you want to have the same thing for you and your family, too.
Because Life Is Precious and We Have Enough on Our Plates Caring for Our Loved Ones, We Do NOT Need to be Worrying About Our Water’s Quality. I Want You To Have More Energy and Vitality to Care for Yourself So You Can Be There for the Family.
When you are ready to purchase, if you go straight to Aqualiv, please just let them know that Linda Christopherson referred you to them.
My daughter and I want to thank you for your kindness!
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Well, we have spent allot of time, this post and the last one on addressing this concern. I know it’s not specific to special needs the way you might have expected. But balance and health is a very large part of our solid foundation for peace of mind. Please, if you have suggestions or would like to leave me a comment, make sure I hear from you! Be Well! I hope to see you back again soon!