Best Water Filter System for You
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Buying a water filter is a challenging task. If you do not get it right the first time, correcting your mistake can be time-consuming and very costly. Besides, how do you know which one is the best water filter system for you? I have been researching this field since 2012, and I have used my share of filters, too. In this post, you will find out about some water filtering options that the market has to offer. Read on to learn what you should know before buying one and discover the best water filtration system for you.
I do a lot of research and reading to form an opinion about products.
I have been doing consumer goods research since 2012 when I investigated a supposedly non-toxic baby shampoo. My spheres of interest range between non-toxic makeup and organic mattresses and include safe cookware and sunscreens, to name but a few.
Over the years, I have created e-books such as Diaper, Baby Wipes, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion rating lists, and others. In addition, I have established and run the Savvy Consumer Circle that unites people who desire to make healthy changes in their homes.
When I do research, I rely on credible sources of information including medical and scientific publications. I also survey the industry the product belongs to and contact manufacturers to clarify the questions I have. You can learn more about my research process and the sources I use here. Moreover, the medical information in a growing number of my posts is reviewed by Myrto Ashe, MD, MPH, IFMCP.
In 2012, I bought what I considered to be the best water filter system out there. But the truth was, I had no idea what contaminants it filtered out, and what media (aka components/cartridges) it had. I did not even know what kind of contaminants my drinking water had. So, I continued researching the market and found what was in my opinion the best water filtration product.
But first things first – why do you even need a water filter?
You need the best water filter system to clean your water of pollutants.
The short answer to the question why you need a water filter is because our water is polluted. In other words, your best water filtration system must be able to clean your water of all the pollutants.
On the one hand, the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 is supposed to protect our water supply. However, in practice, it does not always work well. Indeed, records have shown that 49 million Americans drink water that contains illegal concentrations of chemicals. They include lead, arsenic, dangerous bacteria, and even radioactive substances. The worse news is that you might be one of these 49 million.
On the other hand, the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 covers only 91 contaminants out of 85,000 chemicals used commercially within the United States (source). That is to say, many chemicals used by industry find their way into streams, rivers, lakes, and, ultimately, water supplies. In large part, this happens because the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 does not cover them.
Now, let’s talk about common contaminants in your drinking water that the best water filtration system must deal with.
Remove PFAS, chlorine, and chloramine from your drinking water.
Definitely, the best water filter system must be able to handle PFAS, chlorine, and chloramine.
Common uses of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) include non-stick coating in cookware and water- and stain-repellent finishes in clothes and carpeting. Unfortunately, they are associated with such health problems as an increased risk of cancer, potential harm to the developing fetus, and even reduction of vaccine effectiveness.
Further, municipalities use either chlorine or chloramine (chlorine plus ammonia) to kill pathogens, viruses, and mold in our drinking water. However, we need to remove the disinfectants and their by-products from our water before drinking it.
The problem is that chloramine is harder to remove than chlorine, and a granular activated carbon filter cannot do it. So, your water filter would need catalytic carbon or KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion) media to deal with chloramine.
The best water filtration product must remove lead from your water.
In addition, chloramine has a tendency to pull more lead from lead-soldered water pipes (source). Therefore, if you have lead-soldered water pipes and your municipality switches from chlorine to chloramine, you can expect more lead showing up in your drinking water. In fact, houses built before the mid-1980s would most likely have lead-soldered water pipes.
As for regulations, the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) limit for lead is 0.2 ppb (source). However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no safe level of lead for children.
In contrast, the Federal government considers 15 ppb level safe, which seems like a compromise between industries and health advocates. Note that it is 75 times higher than the California Health Goal. By the way, when testing for lead, make sure that the lab’s minimal detectable level is at least 1 ppb.
Thus, if you have chloramine in your water and lead-soldered water pipes, the best water filter system for you must be able to remove lead, not just reduce it.
Fluoride may cause health issues.
To begin, they started adding fluoride to the public water supply in the 1950s. Before that, it was considered an environmental pollutant resulting from the aluminum and phosphate fertilizer industries. Besides, when governments decided to add fluoride to water, there was scarce health research on the subject.
A recent study requested by the EPA reported that even current levels of fluoride may cause tooth and bone damage. There is also growing evidence associating fluoride with an underactive thyroid. Additionally, studies show that even 2 ppm (or 2 mg/L) in drinking water can damage kids’ kidneys and liver (source).
However, not every water filter system removes fluoride. Thus, when searching for the best water filtration product, confirm that it has a filter medium that works for fluoride.
Below are my thoughts on three water filter brands that I studied in detail to figure out how they work. Also, in a private consultation, I can present you with my research into a water filter of your choice.
In my opinion, Berkey is not the best water filter system for everyone.
On the one hand, Berkey has advantages because it can work without electricity and does not demineralize water.
On the other hand, there are several things to bear in mind when you look at Berkey’s water test reports. The way the testing was designed might produce an impression that Berkey filters remove all contaminants, which carbon filters usually cannot do.
The following information will help you decide whether Berkey is the best water filtration method out there.
Berkey’s ability to remove fluoride, lead, and PFAS is controversial.
First, Berkey filters use activated alumina to deal with fluoride. How well it removes fluoride depends on your tap water. Thus, it works best with water whose pH is between 5 and 7 and at a slower flow rate (1). As I understand it, normally tap water pH is higher than that (e.g., our tap water pH was 8.17). With pH higher than 7, activated alumina might not be the best option for removing fluoride from your tap water. Hence, Berkey does not seem to be the best water filter system for you.
Second, for lead, the Berkey report shows the detectable minimum of 2 ppb. This is 10 times more than the California Health Goal’s level of 0.2 ppb (source). In other words, the test will not detect anything less than 2 ppb. So, if the water has 1.9 ppb, the result will be negative for lead. Under the circumstances, I would find this rather misleading.
Third, scientists at the Duke and North Carolina State Universities tested some filters, including Berkey filters, to see how well they removed 11 chemicals of the PFAS family. According to the tests, Berkey pitchers removed some PFAS, reduced others, and in one instance, actually added more PFAS. In this testing, the Big Berkey with 2 black filters did poorly. Indeed, it removed some PFAS, did not significantly reduce PFPA, and actually added GenX and PFBA.
Based on this, I do not think that Berkey is the best water filtration product out there.
I do not consider Aquasana the best water filter system either.
Like Berkey, Aquasana filter systems are popular because they are budget-friendly. Besides, the Duke University and North Carolina State University scientists tested Aquasana filters for PFAS, and all models fared well. In addition, I called them to ask for a list of filtration media that go into their filters.
Among four Aquasana under-sink models, the most powerful one is the OptimH2O® Reverse Osmosis + Claryum®. Indeed, it includes granular activated carbon, catalytic carbon, ion exchange, sub-micron filtration, reverse osmosis membrane, and remineralization technologies. Supposedly, the remineralization cartridge puts back calcium, magnesium, and potassium into the filtered water. Generally, reverse osmosis is the best water filtration method for the removal of fluoride, arsenic, and hexavalent chromium.
Additionally, Aquasana carries a whole-house water filter for city water and well water. You place it where your water enters the house, and it filters the water before it gets to anything else. On the one hand, having a whole-house water filter is great for reducing chlorine and other contaminants. But on the other hand, you still need a kitchen filter to reduce many other contaminants. Thus, normally, whole-house water filtration systems are not designed to remove fluoride, arsenic, radioactive elements, chromium-6, and other contaminants. Most of them focus on dealing with removing chlorine or chloramine, at best.
My experience with Aquasana was unsatisfactory.
I do not consider Aquasana the best water filter system for the following reasons.
First, after several attempts, I couldn’t get a satisfying answer regarding the amount of beneficial minerals their remineralization medium adds to drinking water. This is a concern because if you add too much, it can make your water too alkaline. As a result, alkaline water may interfere with the stomach’s natural acidity and undermine digestion and absorption of nutrients. Clearly, this is not a characteristic of the best water filtration product.
Moreover, in 2021, I installed the Aquasana Reverse Osmosis filter and tested the filtered water using Tap Score test kit. The test revealed that the filter removed the contaminants well, including 100% of uranium, but it raised the water pH to 9.5. (Read my post to learn more about potential harms of uranium in water and what the government does about it.)
Besides raising the pH, the water filter did not do a good job adding back much needed magnesium and calcium. It added potassium which is not an important mineral for me to have in my water.
Furthermore, when a plumber, recommended by Aquasana, installed the filter, it leaked. For some reason, it took Aquasana 2 weeks to ship a replacement part even though I paid for expedited shipping. Therefore, I cannot vouch for the quality of Aquasana filters and their customer service.
So, we ended up returning the Aquasana Reverse Osmosis filter and installed the Pure Effect water filter instead.
I believe that Pure Effect is the best water filter system for me.
In 2015, when I first came across Pure Effect, I was skeptical about them. They claimed that their water filter systems were as powerful as reverse osmosis, but that they did not demineralize water. To make sure that it was the best water filtration system, I contacted Pure Effect’s founder Igor Milevskiy. I appreciate the fact that he took the time to educate me and answered all my questions to my satisfaction.
So, I bought this Pure Effect water filter system and tested it with the Tap Score service. It showed that the Pure Effect filter worked well. Among other things, it removed 100% of uranium. However, it did not remove fluoride 100%. That was when I bought the Aquasana Reverse Osmosis filter and had the experience I described above. In the end, I went back to Pure Effect and could not be happier. I am happy to report that Pure Effect as of now, April of 2022, Pure Effect removes fluoride 100% even in our extremely hard water.
By the way, Katie, one of my Savvy Consumer Circle members, tested her filtered water with a Tap Score testing kit and discovered that fluoride was 100% gone. I believe that it did not remove fluoride completely in our water because our water is extremely hard. Indeed, they consider water with above 10.5 grains per gallon very hard, and our water has 16.11 grains per gallon. Plus, our municipality adds much more fluoride than the usual 0.7 ppm. Thus, the combination of both factors probably makes it hard to remove fluoride without any trace amounts left.
What I like about Pure Effect
First, the owner of the company designed this best water filter system himself. Also, he is knowledgeable and courteous and provides great customer service.
Second, Pure Effect systems reduce fluoride, radioactive elements, arsenic, chromium 6, and pharmaceuticals. Essentially, these are the pollutants that reverse osmosis systems are designed to deal with.
Though the Duke and North Carolina State study did not include Pure Effect best water filtration system, I feel it would have fared very well. To clarify, in the Duke/NCSU study, even some simple pitchers or filters with 2 stage filtration did well. And the Pure Effect filter is a great deal more robust. It even removes fluoride which is one of the hardest chemicals to remove from water.
Third, Pure Effect carries several different models so that you can choose which one is right for you.
Next, unlike reverse osmosis filters, the Pure Effect best water filter system does not use a water storage tank. This is a good thing because manufacturers typically line the tanks with plastic. Plus, Pure Effect filters, unlike Reverse Osmosis systems, do not waste water.
Moreover, the filtered water will contain magnesium, calcium, chloride, and sodium – minerals our bodies need. In the modern world, many of us (including me) are deficient in magnesium.
Above all, over the years, I have never heard bad Pure Effect filters reviews.
This is what Nickie, a member of my Savvy Consumer Circle, said about Pure Effect:
Conclusion about finding the best water filter system
In conclusion, I would like to emphasize that everybody’s drinking water is different. Therefore, different water filtration technologies deal with different water pollutants. Thus, there is no best water filtration system in absolute terms.
Ideally, it is best to test your water before and after filtering to know how well your water filter works. The reason for that is that water in different locations has different chemistry: contaminants, pH, and hardness. So far, the best lab I have found for that is Tap Score.
However, if you have no time or the resources to test your water, you can choose the water filter that I have tested. I have already done all the research and testing for you. As a result, my personal choice is Pure Effect water filtration systems. You can also book a consultation with me to get help finding the best water filter for you. The peace of mind you will gain from having chosen the best water system for your water is worth it.
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- Kamble, S., Deshpande, G., Barve, P., Rayalu, S., Labhsetwar, N., Malyshew, A., & Kulkarni, B. (2010). Adsorption of fluoride from aqueous solution by alumina of alkoxide nature: Batch and continuous operation. Desalination, 264(1), 15-23.
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Thank you for sharing your valuable knowledge with us. We’ve been using Clearly Filtered for a few years now. We use both the water pitcher and shower head filters. A whole home filter is definitely on my list of future investments. Have you heard of Clearly Filteted? If yes, would you recommend their products?
Hi, Chelsea: Their website does not have information to arrive at a conclusion. I would need to give them a call to learn what type of filter media they use and what chemistry of water they used for their testing. I would definitely be happy to consult with you on this. As I said in the post, one size does not fit all. One thing I can say though, I do not like that the water pitcher is plastic. Looking at the picture, I assume it is plastic. I wonder what type… Thank you for your question, Chelsea. ~Irina
Hi Irina, Clearly Filtered updated their pitchers last year to be made of Tritan, which I understand to be fairly safe (even though it’s still plastic) and non-leaching? I’m not sure if this applies to the interior plastic reservoir that initially holds the water as it’s filtering down, or just the pitcher itself.
Thank you, Chelsea. I think the more important question here is that what water contaminants you need to remove or reduce and whether the Clearly Filtered pitcher deals with those contaminants. ~Irina
What are your thoughts on Berkey water purifiers?
it’s the system Chris Wark uses and reviews are very positive.
I like Chris Wark’s work. It depends. Some people do not like a water filter sitting on the countertop. The best way to find out is to test the input and output water to see how the water filter performs on your water. Are you considering to buy Berkey or do you own it already? ~Irina
What about water ionizers? Do you know anything about them?
Hi, Sylvia, what specifically are you asking about? Ion exchange can be used as a water softening standalone system or as a filtration medium in drinking water filter systems. Ion exchange is a water treatment method where undesirable contaminants are removed from water by another substance, usually sodium. The drinking water is exposed to a resin that usually contains electrically-charged sodium ions. As these ions escape the resin and enter the water, contaminants in the water are replaced with sodium. This process produces a salty brine. Ion exchange systems are used not only for water purification but also for water softening. Water softening is used for hard water, which means that it has a high content of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals.
Does this help? ~Irina
I have been using the Big Berkey system and going to also buy their shower filter. The only downside is when I travel for extended periods, their Flouride filter can only be stored in the refrigerator so it does not dry out inside for 14 days. I could ask someone to pour water thru it once a week but hate to do that. But these filters are affordable for filtering Flouride and Arsenic.
Sounds good. Thank you for letting us know, Kathy. ~Irina
Kathy, how do you clean the Big Berkey? I heard that it is not easy to clean and keep it mold-free? Thank you! ~Irina
We distill our drinking water. From the research I have done, this is the superior method for extracting contaminates. It’s a stainless steeler distiller with glass pitcher. What are your thoughts about distilled water?
Hi, Stephanie: I believe distillers will remove minerals and volatile organic compounds, but some pesticides & herbicides are not properly
removed in distillation systems unless there’s an activated carbon pre or post filter. Also, there is a controversy about demineralization. Have you looked into that? ~Irina
Do you have any thoughts on the best products to re-mineralize RO water?
I use Himalayan salt. What do you think about that option? ~Irina
What do you think about Aquagear pitcher?
Hi, Dmytro: I would have to contact them and find out if they disclose specific filtration media they use. This is how we can get comfortable with their impressive claims because they are not NSF-certified. I can do that for you for a fee. ~Irina
Hello Irina. Have you done any research regarding alkaline water? I received a link to a company called Turapur (pro.turapurwaterpitcher.com). I’ve read alkaline water can have many benefits for your health and this company claims their particular method of alkalizing the water creates even more health benefits than traditional alkaline water. I’m curious if you’ve heard of them or have any thoughts. Thank you!
Chelsea, I don’t recommend alkaline water. ~Irina
I would love to know why you don’t recommend alkaline water. We have two Kangen water machines. When we bought them it was because these machines were being used in Japanese hospitals with wonderful results for healing. In as much as the cause of so much illness seems to be over acidity, it seems alkline water is perfect to decrease acidity. (By the way, the Kangen machines allow for acid water for cleaning, etc.
Hi, Linda: there is no scientific basis that alkaline water alkalizes the body. Eating green vegetables does. Moreover, our stomachs have to be acidic. The acid in our stomachs has to be of a pH of 2. It is necessary for breaking down foods and killing off bad bacteria. Drinking alkaline water can raise the pH of your stomach acid resulting in indigestion, poor absorption of nutrients, and increased potential for getting sick from pathogenic bacteria. ~Irina
Wow!! What an educated and detailed answer! Thank you so much, Irina!! Praise God for you!
Praise God for readers like you, Maria! ~Irina
Have you by chance done any reviews on water conditioners?
Hi, Liz! Thank you for your question! We have done the research into water conditioners for clients, but we don’t have the results of this research on our free website. You are more than welcome to book a private consultation: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/services/
Do you still recommend the unit you mentioned last year? I think the name was Ever pure…
Is that the system you current use?
Hi, Karen: Yes, I do. You can read more about Pure Effect here: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/product/pure-effect-water-filtration-systems/ ~Irina
Hey Irina! Yes, a water filtration system must be able to clean your water of all the pollutants. Because polluted water could be very dangerous for our health. Thank you for your recommendations on choosing the best water filter system. Keep sharing, keep blogging!
You’re welcome, David. ~Irina
I would love to know your opinion what kind of water is best for internal human consumption. There are so many conflicted studies out there, as with any other topic… So, what should we choose: filtered water, distilled water, hydrogenated water, reverse osmosis water, ionized water, energized water, etc.? There are so, so many and the topic about water is so, so, vast… I more I read about this topic, the more confused I am. =))
Iona: I described the two brands that I think are good. The type of water you choose should be based on understanding what the water is. I can address all your questions in a consultation. ~Irina
Thank you for the reply. I really appreciate.
Thank you for this information!
I’m curious whether you’ve ever looked into or heard of MultiPure?
We currently have their AquaVersa undercounter model.
Hi, Sandra: No, I haven’t looked into it. I can do that for a fee. ~Irina
I am still using Propur 304 stainless ProOne-G filter system and you still recommend this water filter
Hi, Kay! A member of the Savvy Consumer Circle complained of mold growing inside it. ~Irina
Yes, it will grow mold if it’s not cleaned out every two weeks or so. Hope this helps. My long term goal is to have a whole system, but for now we have a propur or now called proOne.
Thank you for all of this valuable information! Do you know if the Pure Effect filters are NSF certified?
Hi, Carly: They are not. Thank you for asking. ~Irina
Thank you. Do you know if they have tried to get an NSF certification?
They haven’t because it is very expensive. Also, because of the unique structure of the water filter, there is no right NSF standard for them that would fully capture the essence of their technologies. ~Irina
I would love to know what you think of Ultrapure Aragon Under sink filter as I’m moving into a new apartment and need to invest in one. I’m in Australia and that’s an Australian company. I’ve done your check of lead, chlorine and fluoride ( no cloramines though). I would appreciate your thoughts before I commit to buying it. Thanks so much. I love your work.
Hi, Marcelle: I can take a look at it for you. Please book a consultation for that. Thanks. ~Irina
Thanks so much, Irina for your response to my question. I am just wondering how/why the Japanese are so gung-ho for alkaline water in their hospitals if it’s not good for you. They are probably trying to treat the whole system, perhaps, not just the stomach??? Intriguing question.
Thank you so much for sharing this information!
I just looked up my water and the levels of arsenic are sickening – 397x higher than EWG’s health guideline 🙁
That being said, it sounds like the Aquasana OptimH2O Reverse Osmosis + Claryum is my best option? Do you know what the tank is made of? Any other recommendations since writing this post?
I am glad you joined the Savvy Consumer Circle, Jenny. ~Irina
Hi! I always find your posts so valuable. Have you heard of Radiant Life water filtration systems? Just wondering if you’ve had any experiences with them (good or bad).
Express is a high quality product. The canisters are enclosed in a metal frame that helps protect them. Also, it comes with three very nice liquid filled pressure gauges which are pre-wrapped with teflon tape. It also includes o-rings for the gauges, which makes it easy to install – just hand tight.
As you’ve described above, we must filter water before drinking it. I agree. But It also true that sometimes we found a different taste of water after filtration. That’s for the materials countains in the water. Drink safe, live safe.
I’ve just moved to the new house and it seems that the water here contains a huge amount of arsenic. It turns tubs and clothes orange due to buildup over time. Luckily, Berkey water filter could help me improve significantly that bad situation. The filtered water tastes very clean and pure. Although it is large and takes up vertical space.
Hi Irina! This post is super helpful, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us! I’m currently using an aquatru then I add minerals back in with Concentrace. Since the Aquatru wasn’t one of the systems you reviewed here I was curious if you have heard of that brand and had any thoughts?
Hi, Bri: Yes, I have heard of Aquatru filter. I can tell you more about it for a small fee: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/pick-brain-product/ ~Irina
Thank you so much for sharing this information. Do you still recommend Aquatru? I know in the past you marked it as “best” in an Instagram post.
Hi, Megan: I believe that you should choose a filter based on the contaminants in your water, your health, your preferences, etc. In my Instagram, I estimated which filters will work the best to remove fluoride. Since Aquatrue is certified to remove fluoride and it is RO that are best suited for fluoride, I put it in the best category. However, personally I would not want to use for me because it sits on the countertop, demineralizes water, and the water sits in plastic. You can learn more about which filters I tested here: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/what-you-can-do-about-uranium-in-water/ ~Irina
Thank you for the reply! I will continue my research.
Maybe it was a recent addition, but Aquatru now offers an alkaline version that re-mineralizes the water. I also dislike the fact that it wastes water and the tank is plastic, but would you agree that this makes it a better option?
Thanks for the update on water filters Irena – do you know why PureEffect has temporarily discontinued their whole house water filter for city water?
Their website also mentions countertop and under counter filters are optimal for drinking / cooking water and their shower water is good for showers. I wonder if you have thoughts on why this would be the case? A whole house water filter sounds like it would be the best case scenario!
Hi, Clare! We appreciate your interest and trust! If you want to know the details that are not described in the post, you are more than welcome to book a consultation with Irina: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/services/
First of all thank you for your research and opinion, I am a follower of EWG b/c I believe in toxic free life.
I am looking, not just for a filter to remove contaminates but also for non toxic water filter and I am really confused b/c the more research I do, it gets more harder for me to choose the right one for me and my family. We live in apartment so i can not do for whole house system…. but that will be a later thing I will discuss with you when we buy our house. Do have any suggestions in mind for me?
Is pure effect toxic free? What are the cartilages made of? Any plastic in this?
And I am requesting everyone who come across to my post, please share ur opinion and experience to choose the right filter for me. Really appreciate it and thank you all and Irina.
Hi, Savita: I think it’s a long road to take and it may lead to a lot of frustration and stress, which is counterproductive to our health. Instead, you might test the filtered water, which should show not only how well the filter works but also whether the materials used to make the filter leach into your water. Good luck. ~Irina
Thanks to your always amazing research and wealth of information, I am purchasing the Pure Effects under counter filtration system. Would love to know if you added on the UV (virus removal) feature also, and whether you feel that is a necessary addition. Are you able to share with us what exactly you ended up purchasing, including any accessories? Again thank you so much, God bless you and your team!
Hello Angie! We appreciate your interest! Irina will be happy to help you with your question in a private consultation: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/services/
Hi! What are your thoughts on the clearly filtered water system?
Hi Shannel! We appreciate your interest! Irina will be happy to help you with your question in a private consultation: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/services/
Hi Irina! How often will filters need to be replaced on the Pure Effect system? I’m having trouble finding an answer on their site. Thank you <3
Hi Audra! This is what their website says, “Filter Replacement: Every 6-12 months (dependent upon usage) for consistently superior performance.” We hope this helps!
Hello! What are your thoughts on the Aquatru??
Hi, Brian! Thank you for asking! You can find our thoughts on AquaTru here: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/product/aquatru-water-purifier/
any idea about Live Pristine shower filter
Hello, Ellie! Thank you for the question! Irina will be happy to help you with it in a private consultation: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/services/
Have you heard of Santevia- a Canadian company? Thank you for all the great information and research you do.
Hello, Pavla! Thank you for your interest and trust! We haven’t looked into this company, but we have added it to our suggestion box. If you would like to use our research and consulting services, you can do it here: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/services/
Thank you Maria
I’ve been following you for a while now here and on insta! Thank you so much for your work. I have changed so many things and started with vitamins from SeekingHealth, and Crunchi skincare.
But now I am concerned about water. I bought Shungite stones because it says it purifies water. Do you think it’s same as filter or only shungite stones are not enough?
Hi, Jelena! Thank you for following I Read Labels for You! We are happy about the healthful changes you’ve made in your life – good job!!! As for the Shungite stones, there is a chance they somewhat filter your water. However, we prefer to use a multi-stage filtration system such as Pure Effect (all members of the IRLFY team use this system). As another option, it’s a great idea to contact Clean Water Revival (CWR) that will help you choose the best water filtration solution for your water among the filters they make and sell. Please, read the details here: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/product/easy-solution-water-filtration/
Irina mentions pure effect as her favorite, but doesn’t say what pure effect options she considers to be the best. Can you specify which collection of pure effects products were used in determining their quality?
Hi, KP! Thank you for reaching out to I Read Labels for You! The specific Pure Effect water filtration system used by the members of IRLFY is described here: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/product/pure-effect-water-filtration-systems/ We also underscore that the same filtration system may work differently on different water, and that our conclusions are based on our personal experience and are not to be taken as absolute truth. We encourage individual research of our readers so we could influence the consumer market together! Thank you for your active participation in healthy living and changing the market for the better!
If I use Tap Score to test my water should I use tap water or my refrigerator filtered water? Thank you for all the research you have done regarding water filter systems.
Hi, Gail! Thank you for reaching out to I Read Labels for You! The purpose of Tap Score is to determine contaminants in your water so that based on this information you could purchase a water filtration system suitable to your needs. Usually, water filtration systems are installed in the kitchen under the sink or on the counters, i.e. they filter tap water. We hope this helps!
Hi Gail, I did the test and they give you very specific instruction. We got the whole house water filtration system from Aquasana and are very happy with it. They customer service is very helpful. Good luck to you!
Hi Irina, have you looked into Hydroviv Filters? Do you recommend? Thanks!
Hi Ana! Thank you for reaching out to I Read Labels for You! We have not looked into Hydroviv. You can check out the filters we have looked into in our shop: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/product-category/water-filtration/. You can also take advantage of our private consultation service: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/services/consultations/ I hope this helps!
I purchased Hydroviv and would love to know what Irina thinks as well!!
Hi Irina, Do you also recommend the ULTRA-WH-PRO (Whole House) filter system from Pure Effects? Thank you!
Hi Ani! Thank you for reaching out to I Read Labels For You! Yes, we do recommend Pure Effect whole-house filtration system.
is a reverse osmosis filter the only option if you are contending with agricultural nitrates?
Hi Nicole! Thank you for reaching out to I Read Labels For You! Please, take advantage of professional Clean Water Revival services (free consultations for the filters they make and sell) here: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/product/easy-solution-water-filtration/
Good evening! I’m looking at the Ultra UC disinfect water system from pure. For the disinfection level do you recommend standard or maximum? Thank you for all your research and time you have put into this!
Hello Erin! Thank you for reaching out to I Read Labels for You and for your kind feedback! As for the water system, have you contacted the company’s customer service with your question? What did they tell you?