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Products I like#3 ~ Getting the chlorine out of your shower with vitamin C!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Back in October I fitted my hand held shower with a filter to get rid of Chlorine. Surprising, it takes very small amounts of vitamin C to rid your water of this chemical whose darkside has been implicated in cancer.

Its not the chlorine per sae that does a body harm... chlorine has been responsible for successfully removing pathogens from our water supply for decades. Its what the chlorine comes in contact with on its journey from the water treatment plant to your faucet... organic particulates that do a body no good... when it turns from chlorine into chloramine.

The filter I've used is calt Neutra-C. Its slim and fits right on your shower with a few household tools.

Here's a link to whet your curiousity:

Til soon!
: )

Edited 1/25/2012
PS since writing this a year ago, I've discovered that chlorine (along with bromine, and fluoride) is a halogen that interferes with thyroid function. A peppercorn sized bit of pure vitamin C powder will de-chlorinate a gallon or so of tap water.

Its a simple thing to keep a jar of water in your fridge that's been de-chlorinated by this means.

Pure ascorbic acid can be found online or in your health store for under $12 for 8 oz... it will last for a very long time, as you need so little... a quarter teaspoon will de-chlorinate a bathtub full of water.

Take care of youse, peeps!
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    An R.O. unit?
    Reverse Osmosis?
    okay, so mabbe that's why you're gonna life to 106!

    : )
    2478 days ago
    We have tons of filters including a R.O unit. LOL.
    2479 days ago

    Calcium in the water is great for the bones but not so great for absorption of thyroid meds! If you ever move to a place where the water is softer, your thyroid meds may need to be adjusted.


    One of the nice things about this filter is that its so easy to install! The filter is packed with powdered vitamin C. I'm working on figuring out how I can refill it with my own C rather than buy a new cartridge every few months.

    : )
    2481 days ago
    Our big problem here is calcium build up due to the coral/limestone in our ground.

    Jane on Guam
    2481 days ago
    Thanks Mzz. I need to get one of those filters too! emoticon
    2484 days ago
    hey Tri!

    No, I don't think this filter addresses calcium or rust(iron oxide). HOWEVER... now since you've mentioned you have both of these in your water supply... I'd start taking my thyroid medication with distilled or bottled water. Both the calcium and iron in your tap water may be why you're not getting the full benefits of your thyroid meds as both calcium and iron will bind them.

    Yep, the showerhead to the bath would not be the most efficient, so I say, just toss some C into the tub as its filling so as not to release Chlorine into the air and to get it out of the water in your tub. The powder is available online, fairly cheaply!

    : )
    2484 days ago
  • PIGLET1979
    Hmmmmm....I think my filters are a copper/mineral salt medium. I still love the idea of adding C directly to the bath, however, as I don't have a filter on my faucet, only the shower head. And running a bath from the shower head isn't exactly efficient; )
    2484 days ago
    Interesting. Does it work to remove other impurities from the water? We have a lot of calcium and rust.
    2484 days ago
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