Water Filters?

Hi everyone this is my first post, I first heard about bulletproof when appeared on Joe Rogan's Podcast. I'm still trying to understand how everything is his diet works which I will gather through research.



I can't seem to find any information on water filters I have always been skepetic on the cleaness of water, I'm especially concern with the flouride and other chemcials in tap water.

If anyone here shares the same concerns is there a water filter anyone here would recommend?

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  • I'm new too and also looking for a recomendation for a water filter..I saw one Dave recomended in a post one time..I'm currently trying to find it again..Maybe someone can us help answer that!
  • Either use a reverse osmosis system or a three pronged Doulton under sink filter that includes 1. Activated charcoal 2. Bone char (for flouride) 3. Ceramic and charcoal filter. http://doultonusa.com/HTML pages/ip300sca5-a3.htm



    Don't forget about shower filters; they are even more important.
  • 'zleman93' wrote:


    Either use a reverse osmosis system or a three pronged Doulton under sink filter that includes 1. Activated charcoal 2. Bone char (for flouride) 3. Ceramic and charcoal filter. http://doultonusa.co...p300sca5-a3.htm



    Don't forget about shower filters; they are even more important.


    Thank you for the response, I was looking into https://propurusa.com/Products.html and the http://nettrax.myvoffice.com/nikkenusa/ShoppingCart/Shop.cfm?CurrPage=FrontPage&NextPage=CategoryDetail&CategoryID=137&pid=36943462398688122 I rent my place so I won't be able to install the sink filter and it appears that Doulton has discontinued thier portable filter.

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  • Any recommendation for a good shower filter?
  • 'bdm4' wrote:


    Any recommendation for a good shower filter?






    I use Rainshow'r and it works very well.





    http://www.rainshowermfg.com/
  • For those renting, Santevia makes a gravity system that filters and re-mineralizes:

    http://www.santevia.mybigcommerce.com/santevia-15-l-countertop-model/
  • This is the system I use. A bit on the expensive side, but build quality is excellent. I have used for a year now and have no doubts it will last for another 9 years (I have the apartment model).



    http://www.purewatersystems.com/
  • Why do you need a shower filter?
  • I have this RO system. It easily supports three active people and has a great flow rate. Best of all the installation is a breeze.



    The installation requires drilling a 3/8" hole in a drain pipe; I rent and don't care. I drilled the hole on the back side of the pipe and will seal it off using silicone when I move it. It will never be seen.



    I purchased the 5-stage instead of the 6-stage simply because I don't know what the "re-mineralization filter" amounts are. The link to the 5-stage system is on the right of the page
  • Reverse Osmosis is not the best water to drink. It was developed by Kodak to develop pictures. So, the process removes everything, both the good and bad. Your best bet is to get a high quality water filter that removes things such as hericides, pesticides, industrial solvents, and cysts; and, leaves the minerals that our bodies need.



    I use aqausa for both my drinking water and shower filter. What's great about aquasan is the filters last 6 months.



    http://www.aquasana.com/
  • As far a water filters go, the shower filter is probably more important than the drinking filter, at least in America where water born dieases are rare.



    When you shower it's with hot water, obviously, and you breath in water vapor, again obviously. Things like chlorine get breathed in and absorbed through the lungs into the body at a much higher rate than drinking.
  • interesting point@pachrist.....berkey water filters work well.......
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    'pachrist' wrote:


    As far a water filters go, the shower filter is probably more important than the drinking filter, at least in America where water born dieases are rare.



    When you shower it's with hot water, obviously, and you breath in water vapor, again obviously. Things like chlorine get breathed in and absorbed through the lungs into the body at a much higher rate than drinking.


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  • A quickly adjustable shower filter would be interesting for travelling around the world. Any specific recommendations?


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  • Reverse Osmosis is not the best water to drink. It was developed by Kodak to develop pictures. So, the process removes everything, both the good and bad. Your best bet is to get a high quality water filter that removes things such as hericides, pesticides, industrial solvents, and cysts; and, leaves the minerals that our bodies need.


    I use aqausa for both my drinking water and shower filter. What's great about aquasan is the filters last 6 months.

    http://www.aquasana.com/


     


    This is really useful, thanks pachrist. I've been reading some reviews on the Aquansana and I can't seem to get any conclusive results. I've got the shower filter sorted, but with regards to water filtration I really like the idea of retaining some of the useful minerals (magnesium, sodium, calcium) etc. but removing some of the unwanted chemicals (chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, hormones, bacteria). In some of the reviews of the Aquasana, particularlly the AQ-4000, a lot of people say it works great for a 6 months and then it breaks. Apparently changing the filters is a nightmare and a host of other problems too. I don't want to go down the reverse osmosis or distillation route due to the leeching of your own bodies minerals. SO CONFUSED haha, please cast some light on this for me if you can mate.


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  • i buy reverse osmosis water from the water machine at our local co op or occasionally, whole foods or Natural Grocers.  i use glass bottles.  i then add some liquid minerals to make up for that loss.


  • edited April 2013

    bump. what's a good portable reverse osmosis filter? I am thinking cheap 15 ones from amazon you install on sink.




    CULLIGAN brand


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  • I am thinking of using reverse osmosis and then adding Himalayan salts to that in small quantities to add back good minerals taken out.  I live in the city so I doubt there is much good in the water here at all.  Does that sound good?  I am mostly worried about fluoride and this way I can get rid of that among other things and add useful minerals. 


  • edited May 2013

    I have this water filter and love it. There is some maintenance involved but it makes great tasting, high ph (~8.0), re-mineralized, chlorine free water.


     


    http://www.santevia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79&Itemid=194


     


     


    If you want to spend more then a Reverse Osmosis (RO) filter would be something to consider.


  • www.crystalquest.com. I use the countertop single fluoride filter and it has to be replaced yearly. I will be purchasing their shower filter next.


     


    I also place my water in glass jugs filled with shungite for further filtering.


  • JustsoJustso
    edited July 2013

    I use the Pro Pur filter system (the "Big" size, not the King) and I absolutely love it. Gravity fed, removes hydrofluorosilicic acid, fluoride, heavy metals, bacteria, and it's portable. If I ever had to, I could go dip pond water and pour it in there and an hour or two later, I have almost 3 gallons of delicious drinking water. The silver-impregnated filters last for a year and the unit is attractive. Easy to clean as well. They make shower filters and I have one of those. Works great. The water tastes wonderful. Just as it should, no "phantom" tastes.


     


    I can't say enough good about the system. It's a little investment, but well worth it for a broad variety of reasons.




  • Why do you need a shower filter?




     


    Your skin can absorb a lot of water during a shower.  Further, if you take hot showers, you're breathing in vapor (of whatever is in the water).  If do need to take showers in water that is questionable, limit your exposure - get wet > turn off water > soap up > turn water on and rinse as fast as possible.  


    There are simple shower filters from berkey, sprite, and others (the $50 kind on amazon)...your skin and hair end up feeling a lot different (at least where I live in California).  Well worth the money IMO.  

  • edited July 2013


    I use the Pro Pur filter system (the "Big" size, not the King) and I absolutely love it. Gravity fed, removes hydrofluorosilicic acid, fluoride, heavy metals, bacteria, and it's portable. If I ever had to, I could go dip pond water and pour it in there and an hour or two later, I have almost 3 gallons of delicious drinking water. The silver-impregnated filters last for a year and the unit is attractive. Easy to clean as well. They make shower filters and I have one of those. Works great. The water tastes wonderful. Just as it should, no "phantom" tastes.


     


    I can't say enough good about the system. It's a little investment, but well worth it for a broad variety of reasons.




    Actually I bought one but the plastic plug and sealer leaked chemicals into the water.  I am very sensitive to chemicals, plus I could smell something funny from the plastic plug.    I also bought clearly filtered and it leaked chiecals into the water from the plastic sealer or gasket I Guess you call it.  Best option is spring water source which you can find at findaspring.com , if you're lucky you have well water otherwise I could stick with bottled water from a spring water source.  


     


    Please listen and save yourself money and avoid getting sick from the chemicals leaching into the water!


  • As far as shower filters go I have been using this one I found on clearance at a home improvement store for $30, not the best but it has definitely made a very noticeable difference in the way my hair and skin feels after a show.


     


    http://www.amazon.com/Sprite-Ageless-Filtered-Shower-Handle/dp/B002AH9IFO/ref=sr_1_11?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1375627232&sr=1-11&keywords=sprite+shower+filter


     


    I have been looking into this RO system.


     


    http://www.amazon.com/iSpring-6-Stage-Reverse-Osmosis-Alkaline/dp/B005LJ8EXU/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2YIGY4P62GOT2&coliid=I2QJ80YENH2OYL


     


    I am not sold on anything less than an RO system because of the high amounts of fluoride in the water where I live. I definitely agree that adding minerals back in is very important though. RO system will take EVERYTHING out of your water. I have been using this...


     


    http://www.traceminerals.com/products/liquid-tablet-minerals/concentrace-ionic-minerals


     


    Thoughts?


     


    Lastly, the RO system I am looking at contains an Alkaline water filter, I have read a good amount of research showing benefits from this but have not come to a conclusion on if I want this as part of my system. Any thoughts?


  • SkeletorSkeletor The Conqueror Worm ✭✭✭

    I'm looking into buying a Big Berkey when the budget allows. I've heard good things and there are RO filters available that'll get rid of the flouride. A little pricy, but it looks to be a reliable system.


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  • I have used for over a year:


    http://www.amazon.com/Berkey-BK4X2-BB-Purification-Elements-Stainless/dp/B00CYW3EVO


    and


    http://www.amazon.com/Berkey-PF-2-Fluoride-Arsenic-Filter/dp/B002NVW9Z8


     


    and for shower


    http://www.amazon.com/Berkey-Shower-Filter-without-Massaging/dp/B00BWIWYGC


     


    my only argument against reverse osmosis is i use it to brew coffee, and reverse osmosis can affect taste of coffee.


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  • Aquasana is a good filter, but only if you live in an area where they don't fluoridate the water or have your own well water.  Aquasana filters do NOT remove fluoride from your water.  


     


    Spring water from www.findaspring.com is a good option if you live close enough to a spring where the source is clean and the cost of gas to get there and back is acceptable.  Unfortunately, I don't live near such a spring.  


     


    I purchased a Berkey filter over five years ago, and this is my favorite method of filtering my water.  You have to buy the fluoride elements to remove fluoride, but it doesn't waste any water, filters the most contaminates and is very cost effective.  Unfortunately, since moving into our current house, all of our water is softened with softener salt and it is not recommended to use salt softened water in a Berkey, as it will wear down the filters faster.  So currently, we are purchasing our water from the health food store down the road, lugging around several glass gallon jugs of water every couple of days. (Even more often now, with all of the BP coffee we are drinking!)  I am hoping to get a line of hard water to be used just for drinking, so we're not always having to run out and buy more water.


     


    We have an Aquasana shower filter installed, which is a decent shower filter, but there are probably cheaper alternatives that might work just as well.


  • I recently bought my filtration system here: http://www.cleanwaterstore.com/city-water-filtration.html and so far, I am completely satisfied. Being health conscious, I make sure that the water I use is clean and safe. 


  • I use a large berkey filter with the added fluoride filters. 


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