Purified Water Icelandic Vs Penta Tasted And Tested.
Why Clean, Purified Water?
Are you one of the people now buying purified water, but not sure why? Is it just a fashion statement or a fad? Perhaps that brown, awful looking sludge coming from your tap concerns you. Is your health at risk?
Remember high school biology? One of the first astounding facts we all learned as students is that the human body is approximately 70% water…water which must be replaced every 5 to 10 days! Yes, simple, ordinary water. It helps to naturally control your body temperature. It flushes out harmful toxins. Plus it dissolves the body’s waste products.
One option is to install a filtration system in your home. These can cost several hundred bucks at least. Plus there’s the filters that need replacing each year. Depending on which type you go for, means you get differing results. A 3 stage filter process isn’t as good as a 7 stage filter system.
Another option that is popular, and more affordable, is a water filter pitcher. We have already looked at Pur Vs Brita and compared them in the article here. These are ideal as they can be kept in your fridge in summer and are easily carried outdoors if you want to sit out in the sun, in the garden.
With up to 70% of your body being water, the quality is very important. Common sense dictates unsafe water can radically affect your well being and have consequences on your health. This is why water health & safety is so important. Instead of risking infection, ensure that you only drink safe, clean and pure water.
What is “pure” water? There are a lot of loose interpretations floating around out there, but to put it simply, “pure” water is H2O – two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen. That’s it. Nothing else…Not H2O with added minerals. Nor with any added chemicals or actually with anything else added.
Pure water should be totally free of toxins, arsenic, lead, foreign particles. It should be free from bacteria, chemicals, additives, Flouride, minerals, or other contaminants. It’s easy to find water that has been purified to some extent. The degree of this purification is the issue. You need to ask yourself “to what extent has this been purified?” Nowadays, absolutely “pure” water in its natural state is virtually impossible to find anywhere on our planet!
Penta Ultra-Purified Water, 500ml comes in a 24 pack. There’s also the 1L sizes available, in a case of 12.
With their USP that their water contains less than 1 ppm TDS (total dissolved solids). Thus making it at least 100x more pure than leading brands, this caught our eye. The pH level is between 7-8 which is ideal.
The crisp, clean and refreshing taste comes from the infusion of oxygen into the water. The manufacturer also is a green company. Solar-Powered 13 Step Purification Process, is carried out in a manufacturing plant, which is claimed to be 100% solar powered.
Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Alkaline Water, which we have bought at home in the flavored variety is a very popular brand.
For the testing purposes, we ordered in the 500ml, 24count case. This size of the bottle is also available in a 6 bottle case. If you’re looking for alternative sizes, there are 4 other bottle sizes available. Convenient or confusing? I’m not sure.
Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Alkaline Water is naturally alkaline with a pH level of 8.4. It’s also manufactured in a green environment. Acclaimed as the world’s first bottled water to be certified CarbonNeutral for both product and operation.
What are the chances my water is contaminated?
Does your water come fro your own well? If so have you tested your well water? Today, there are very few people who are not aware of the problems with our drinking water supply. The news carries reports each week about yet another clean-up effort initiated on chemical spills, improperly lined landfills, agricultural run-offs and toxic materials that are rapidly leaching into our aquifers and contaminating our water supplies faster than regulatory agencies can find the solutions.
Rain carries airborne contaminants into rivers, streams, wells, and lakes. In areas of snowfall, melting snow can also carry such pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer back into the ground This, in turn, finds its way back to water sources. Nitrates from fertilizers used for agriculture and home lawn care can contaminate a water supply. Trichloroethylene and benzene, the most commonly found contaminants surrounding hazardous waste sites, are both known to cause cancer.
What About Municipal Water?
Municipal water that is properly chlorinated kills most bacteria and viruses; however, we now know that chlorine forms carcinogenic compounds such as trihalomethanes and chloroforms when it mixes with organic matter.
Even if municipal water was pure as it left the treatment facility, it may have to travel through miles of pipe to reach your home…And these pipes are guaranteed to be filthy.
Inside your home, lead and other heavy metals can be dissolving in your water supply from piping, solder joints, and brass fixtures. Lead, when ingested, can cause severe neurological damage…particularly in children. The EPA estimates that 38 million Americans drink water that exceeds the 50 parts per billion, the “safe” level for lead. And, who is to know if 50 ppb isn’t too much.
This dismal picture leaves many of us wondering just how wisely we’re replacing this vital 70% of our own bodies every 5 to 10 days.
By opting for purified water, we are taking that step towards keeping our bodies clean and free from nasties.
Penta Ultra-Purified Water Vs Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Alkaline Water Final Thoughts
We liked the taste of the Penta Ultra-Purified Water. It was a nice, refreshing water. The Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Alkaline Water we have bought for a few months their Elderflower water. Both these are crisp, clear water brands. The Penta Water has a slightly lower pH, but what really swung it for us was the price. At the time of ordering the Icelandic water was actually 20% cheaper per case. Now this may have already changed but as it was, that meant we were getting 1 free in 5.
If you’re looking for alternative brands we list a few below for you to consider.