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The Great Water Divide: Unraveling Myths & Uncovering Realities

1. Tap Water: The Silent Sipper's Dilemma

For most of us in the western world, tap water is our silent companion. We rely on it, yet rarely question its journey to our glasses. It’s deemed “safe” by the World Health Organization, but lurking beneath its calm surface is a mix that might be less than ideal. More than 300 man-made chemicals, traces of lead, estradiol, and even antibiotics have been detected in certain tap water samples, particularly in Britain. If you’re living in the UK, there’s a 10% chance your tap water has added fluoride. But as always, there’s hope. Many have turned to faucet filters, looking to ensure a safer sip.

2. Bottled Water: A Mirage in Plastic

AquaTru Coke WaterThe allure of bottled water is undeniable. With the UK market worth £2.4 billion, its rise has been meteoric. But is it worth the praise? While some are authentic springs, others are tap water masquerading in branded bottles. The bottled variants do offer a spectrum, from mineral to spring to artesian. But the plastic containers tell a different story, leaching chemicals and contributing to environmental woes. And remember, labels can deceive, as words like ‘mountain’ and ‘glacier’ are often just marketing ploys.

3. Alkaline Water: Beyond the Hype

Like the shiny new tech stock everyone’s talking about, alkaline water has its fans. A pH level between 7.5 and 10 sets it apart, and its rich content of potassium, calcium, and magnesium gives it an edge. From relieving acid-related conditions to enhancing post-exercise hydration, it seems to be the answer. But as with any trend, caution and research are paramount.

4. Distilled Water: The Empty Promise?

Distilled water offers purity, but at what cost? In its journey to give us uncontaminated water, the distillation process strips it of beneficial minerals and electrolytes. Imagine removing every risk in an investment, only to find you’ve also stripped away all potential rewards. With a slightly acidic pH, distilled water might not be the best for regular consumption, even if it’s free from harmful contaminants.

5. Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water: Striking a Balance

RO water stands out as the balanced contender in this lineup. Like a diversified portfolio, it offers safety with benefits. By pushing water through specialized membranes, RO removes a myriad of contaminants. But unlike distilled water, certain systems reintroduce beneficial minerals. It’s a robust option, especially if local water quality is suspect.

6. Hydrogen Water: The Frontier of Hydration

Then there’s the intriguing case of hydrogen water. Think of it as the new venture everyone’s curious about. Simple in essence—water with dissolved hydrogen gas—it’s become a cornerstone of Asian health practices, especially in Japan. Preliminary research is promising: potential anti-inflammatory properties, protection against free radicals, and more. But while it offers much, it also demands a hefty price tag, especially for quality products like those from Tyent.
The best examples of this that I have seen are Tyent machines like the ACE-13 and UCE-11.
ACE-13
(Above the Counter) Alkaline & Hydrogen Water Machine
UCE-13 PLUS
(Under the Counter) Alkaline Water & Hydrogen Machine with Faucet Above Counter
Tyent ACE 13 PlatesTyent UCE 11
Counter top machine connected to tap faucet ONLY. Under counter unit WITH counter top touchscreen faucet.
3 Acidic, 4 Alkaline, 1 Turbo (for both alkaline and acidic output) 1 Neutral. Fully adjustable with 99 presets per level.3 Acidic, 3 Alkaline, 1 Turbo (for both alkaline and acidic output) 1 Neutral. Fully adjustable with 99 presets per level.
1.7 - 12.5 pH Range. 1.7 - 12.5 pH Range.
Up to negative -1150 Up to negative -1150
x2 with .01 micronx2 with .01 micron
Tyent YT ACE 13 also works with a double membrane 0.01 micron active carbon / EM ceramics filter combined with a 10 Stage UltraFilter (UF) Membrane Filter.Tyent Rettin UCE-13 Turbo works with a double Membrane 0.01 micron active carbon / EM ceramics filter combined with a 10 Stage UltraFilter (UF) Membrane Filter.
Filters last 9 months or 3600 litres (approximately).Filters last 9 months or 3600 litres (approximately).
Hydrogen Boost Technology? YES Hydrogen Boost Technology? YES
x13 mesh/solid hybrid plates baked and dipped. x13 mesh/solid hybrid plates baked and dipped.
100-240V a.c 50/60 Hz 100-240V a.c 50/60 Hz
Voice operation system with MP3 sound quality. Voice operation system with MP3 sound quality.
Counter top ionizer: 14in (W) x 5-3/8in (D) x 14in (H) Under counter ionizer: 14in (W) x 5-3/8in (D) x 14in (H)
Counter top faucet dispenser: 11.5in (H) x 2in (D)
1 - 5 bar (water pressure). 1 - 5 bar (water pressure).
Flood prevention safety sensor. Flood prevention safety sensor.
Self-Cleaning Self-Cleaning
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In the bustling world of hydration, there’s always a new trend making waves. Recently, “Hydrogen Water” caught the attention of our experts. With a hint of skepticism and curiosity, they dove deep.
Yes, hydrogen water boasts of antioxidants. But, like a seasoned investor dissecting a promising stock, We believe the true essence of water is its purity.
Hydrogen water? An enticing enhancement, like the leather seats in a luxury car. But the engine? Pure, uncontaminated water.
Our succinct advice? “Drink pure. Everything else is a bonus.”
AQUATRU WATER FILTERBERKEY WATER FILTER
AquaTru White BackgroundProPur Berkey Looking Water Filter System e1589478044321

  • Arsenic: Approx. 90% (unspecified).

  • Fluoride by 91.8% (WITHOUT extra filters).

  • Lead 97.5%

  • Benzene 99.9%

  • Chlorine 96.6%

  • Cysts 99.99%


  • Arsenic by 99.9%

  • Fluoride by 99.9%

  • Lead 97.5%

  • Benzene 99.8%

Available in 1-size only. Available in various sizes.
Plastic materials. Metal & plastic materials.
Number of filters: 3 Number of filters: 2 - 4
Filter methods: Mechanical, Reverse Osmosis & Activated Carbon filters. Filter methods: Black microporous-filters & white fluoride Filters
4-stage filter process. 2-stage filter process.
Holds a maximum water capacity of 3-quarts.2.25 Gallons
45.7 x 45.7 x 38.1 cm 19" High x 8.5" Diameter
System: 1 year limited warranty.Filters: 2 years; System: 1 year.
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