Why Multipure Is the Best Hydration System
At Multipure, we understand that the best clean water solution should strike the right balance between effectiveness, efficiency, convenience, and cost. That's why, for over 50 years, Multipure has developed, refined, and leveraged the power of our proprietary solid carbon block filters to give you the cleanest, safest, healthiest water quickly, conveniently, and affordably.
The Importance of Good Hydration
Water is essential to life. It influences metabolism, mental focus, and digestion. It can alleviate body aches, headaches, and high blood pressure. And yet many people suffer from dehydration, which negatively impacts them physically and mentally. It can dull your senses, reduce your response time, and even make you feel hungrier than you are.
Hydration matters because it regulates our systems and promotes better health, clear thinking, and proper sleep. Water makes up 83% of our lungs, 79% of our muscles and kidneys, 73% of our brain and heart and 64% of our skin. It aids in the following processes:
- Assists in digestion
- Facilitates waste removal
- Regulates body temperature
- Helps transport nutrients and oxygen
- Cushions and lubricates joints and tissues
- Maintains blood circulation and blood pressure
But the old adage of eight glasses of water a day is not a good enough solution. The belief that drinking any beverage is an adequate substitute for water is not a good enough solution. The only proper answer is to drink water — and not just any water, but cleaner, healthier water, free from contaminants and chemicals.
What's Wrong With Tap Water?
While tap water is not necessarily bad for you, some studies have found that it can contain "forever chemicals" such as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other contaminants. Here's a closer look at the common ones:
- Forever chemicals: Exposure to forever chemicals has been linked to health problems like high cholesterol, thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis, and some cancers.
- Lead: In the same study that found forever chemicals in tap water around the U.S., researchers discovered 118 out of 120 samples of tap water they examined also had detectable levels of lead. Consuming high levels of lead can lead to kidney damage and nervous system problems for children and adults.
- Microplastics: Microplastics can be found in tap water. These absorb unwanted chemicals like pesticides, heavy metals, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). One study found that consuming microplastics can interact with our cells and stretch the membrane, which could lead to health problems.
- Arsenic: The tap water study discovered arsenic in 8% of samples. Long-term exposure to this chemical in drinking water is associated with cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and cancer.
- Pesticides and herbicides: These substances travel to treatment plants, often remaining untreated and entering our waterways.
Different water filters attempt to treat these contaminants through various processes, including the following:
- Faucet mounts
- Filtered pitchers
- Reverse osmosis
- Granulated carbon filters
Filtered water pitchers are often only effective in treating chlorine. While the water might taste or smell better, these filters cannot protect you from harmful contaminants like mercury, lead, herbicides, and pesticides.
Reverse osmosis systems remove more contaminants, but they are inefficient and slow and waste 3-5 gallons of water for every gallon of filtered water they produce. They are also bulky, complicated, and limited by their filtered water reservoir.
Carbon is an excellent filter medium since it is natural, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. It attracts contaminant particles and physically traps them. However, a loose collection of granular activated carbon (GAC) is generally ineffective since it doesn't force water to stay in contact with the carbon long enough to trap contaminants, and water can make a channel through the filter.
Additionally, filtered water is only useful if you use it in all parts of the kitchen. For instance, disposable water bottles might seem to be an improvement over tap water, but you likely wouldn't use them to wash off your fruits and vegetables. The same applies to water pitchers — you're unlikely to use them to cook your rice, pasta or beans. However, contaminants also affect the food you eat — why spend money on quality food only to use water of unknown quality to wash and cook it?
Why Choose Multipure's Water Filters?
While many water filters are slow and ineffective, we designed our signature solid carbon block technology to make our filters much more powerful, compact, and efficient.
For over 50 years, we've been working to improve your water. When arsenic-V became an issue in drinking water, we made sure to create products designed to deal with arsenic-V. When prescription and over-the-counter drugs became a concern in drinking water, we made sure that our drinking water filters treated them in your water.
When bacteria and viruses became a concern in your water, we developed a filter to treat bacteria and viruses in your drinking water — without power requirements, and without adding additional chemicals into the water. With the "forever chemicals" — PFOA and PFOS — currently a concern in your water, we made sure we had drinking water filters to protect your water from those chemicals.
Multipure's water filters provide the following benefits:
- Powerful: Our strong filter can treat a wide range of harmful contaminants, not just those that affect the smell and taste of water. Our filters are stronger than pitchers and offer much cleaner water than bottled water.
- Compact: Our water filters are more compact than reverse osmosis systems and can fit below your sink or on the countertop. They're easy and quick to install, providing clean water whenever you need it.
- Efficient: Our water filters work in real time at the filtered water spout — no need for a filter water reservoir to be filled. As a result, they're much faster than reverse osmosis systems and less time-consuming than refilling a pitcher.
By pressing the appropriate mixture of activated carbon and filter materials into a condensed block, Multipure designed a filter that allowed water to pass through submicron size pores without letting the water lose contact with the filter surface, improving the filtration performance.
Our Certifications: Third-Party, Independent Testing
We back up our performance claims with third-party, independent testing and certification. We spend the time to have NSF evaluate and test our product performance. Founded in 1944, the NSF is an independent not-for-profit organization that tests over 20,000 water filtration systems. The tests are non-biased — all systems go through the same process. The most important standards certified by NSF include the following:
- NSF/ANSI Standard 42: Aesthetic Effects: These contaminants can negatively affect the taste, odor, or appearance of the water, like chlorine, chloramine, or particulate matter.
- NSF/ANSI Standard 53: Health Effects: These contaminants can negatively affect health when ingested, such as lead, asbestos, arsenic, PFOAs, and microcystin.
- NSF/ANSI Standard 401: Emerging Compounds and Incidental Contaminants: These are contaminants that are being found in our water, of public concern, whose long-term health effects are not yet fully determined, such as prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and DEET.
- NSF Protocol P231: Microbiological Purifier: This is a filter certification for the purification of microbiological contaminants, like viruses and bacteria.
It is important to note that each of these standards covers a wide range of potential contaminants, and that the mark of NSF certification does not guarantee that the product is certified for a specific contaminant or for multiple contaminants.
Multipure is one of the few companies whose products are NSF-certified to reduce a wide array of contaminants under each of these four standards, ensuring comprehensive protection for your home and your family's water. You can see for yourself by viewing our NSF certification listings here.
NSF certification is not something every water filtration company is willing to put effort toward. Any company can say its products meet NSF standards. But without official NSF certification, you can't trust that their water purification system meets their claims with respect to contaminant reduction. You also cannot trust that their water filtration system is not adding any harmful contaminants or chemicals to the water.
NSF certification requires a continuous inspection to ensure we adhere to the highest quality standards with respect to contaminant reduction. Thanks to NSF certification, Multipure activated carbon block water treatment products are ones you absolutely know you can trust. That is the Multipure difference.
Choose Multipure for a Water Filter That Stands Above the Rest
Water may be an essential element of life, but Multipure is an essential element for better water. Multipure is the industry leader because it is a pioneer in drinking water treatment. We possess integrity and credibility with intensive quality assurance confirmed by NSF certification.
We also provide lifetime warranties and a 90-day money-back guarantee. See why Multipure is the best hydration system and browse our products today.