Clean water is a blessing! I often think about how many people go without clean water. Just contemplating my clean water at home makes me feel so grateful. While I live in an area that the tap water is safe to drink, I feel like I need to filter my drinking water before consumption. With scary media stories of towns with lead leakage, you can never be too safe. Earlier this year I discovered Santevia, and I am totally hooked on all of their water filtering products. It’s great looking for ways to make your water clean, having a water filter adds a little more safety to that. There are so many different types of water filters; all you have to do is search for water filters for home to find a few examples.
The Santevia Alkaline Gravity Water System restores your tap water to a clean, great-tasting, mineralized and alkalized state, using the power of gravity instead of chemicals, artificial materials, water pressure or electricity. Every drop drips through the complex 8-stage system of natural filters, which cleans and infuses your water with earth-derived minerals. The result: great-tasting, mineralized alkaline water that helps your body stay pH-balanced, healthy and hydrated. A great way to keep the entire family healthy. – Santevia’s Website
Santevia is not your typical water filter. Instead of just filtering out the ‘bad’ things from your water, it also adds in helpful minerals as well as balancing the pH levels. I bet you never thought about wanting your water to do that, but you really should. If you have the ability to help your body gain more from the water you drink, why wouldn’t you? I know that my kids are not the best eaters. Okay, they suck at eating healthy. They are picky toddlers and I will take what I can get when it comes to meal time. Even my 2.5 yr old won’t eat vitamins, so I was at a loss on how to get him to boost his bodies mineral intake. With Santevia I can give my children filtered, clean water that is simultaneously getting them additional minerals! Can I get a heck yeah?!
Water that has been filtered by a Santevia filter does not taste different. I mean that you cannot taste the added minerals. It tastes like filtered water. Some people can taste difference in water (I am slightly), but I cannot tell any difference in the Santevia. I can only taste crisp clean water that tastes smooth and refreshing. The best part about this system is that it require no electricity. You can place this system on any flat surface and filter away. No cords involved & no added cost of electricity. This is the gravity aspect of this system. If you live in an area where water can be unsafe to drink at times or in a area where natural disasters occur causing you strain on getting clean water, then this is a system you want to look into.
I followed the easy to follow step by step instructions which can be watched here. You need to filter the whole tank’s worth of water 2 times before you can drink the water. After my 2 filters I noticed some white, milk, cottony like floaters in the very bottom of the tank (where the loose rocks are). I contacted Santevia and they assured me that my assumption was correct – it’s just minerals! It is safe to drink and it’s nothing to be concerned about. If you get those little floats feel free to drink them or removed them – whichever you are most conformable with. As my children are now starting to drink filtered water, I also think that it is important that they now shower in filtered water to keep their hair and skin healthy, along with all the other advantages that filtered water comes with. I will be looking to kick start the professional water filter installation process as soon as possible.
8-Stage Filtration Process
Stage 1: Ceramic Pre-Filter
Constructed from highly compressed and fired diatomaceous earth with a pore size of 0.3 of a micron, this pre-filter removes rust, sediments, bacteria, germs and parasites.
Stage 2: Granular Activated Coconut Carbon
Highly porous coconut carbon charcoal offers an astounding 65 acres of purifying surface area. It filters chlorine, herbicides, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, trihalomethanes (THMs), heavy metals, organic chemicals, odour, taste, colour and particulates. This stage also contains a KDF filter medium that inhibits the growth of bacteria in the filter and neutralizes heavy metals. Magnesium granules improve the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP).
Stage 3: Volcanic Mineral Zeolite
This stage inhibits bacteria and neutralizes heavy metals including lead, nickel, cadmium and mercury through an ion exchange process. It filters detergents, ammonium, certain radioactive ions, agricultural chemicals and other toxins.
Stage 4: Mineral Stone Infusion
Highly porous Maifan mineral stones infuse ionized minerals into the water that aid in oxygenation and alkalization.
Stage 5: pH Mineral Balls
Mineral ions encased in diatomaceous earth add calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals to fortify the water and increase the pH.
Stage 6: Energy Balls
Constructed from highly compressed and fired earth and mineral oxides, the energy balls assist with pH balancing and emit beneficial infrared energy into the water.
Stage 7: Mineral Stone Immersion
During this stage, mineral stones continuously release easily absorbed, ionized minerals into the water, including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and other trace minerals.
Stage 8: Magnetic Energy
Embedded in the Santevia water spout, aligned magnets are suspended in the water, simulating the magnetism emitted by the earth’s core and the forces created as water flows over magnetic, mineral-rich rocks in nature. The magnetic energy breaks the water molecule clusters into smaller structures for greater bio-availability and maximum absorption.