H2O FACTS AND FAQS

What is Water purification?

Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from contaminated Water.

Why is Ophora's Nano-Purified Water superior?

Commercial reverse osmosis (RO) membrane technology has advanced only incrementally over the last 30 years.

However, Biomimetic Membranes for Water Purification, developed by Albuquerque-based Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico, represent a new approach to biomimetic membrane design and fabrication.

The invention uses self-assembly and atomic layer deposition (ALD) to advance the field of membrane technology for Water filtration.

Why is Ophora's Water Filtration so efficient?

Microfiltration is a membrane technical filtration process that removes contaminants from a fluid (liquid & gas) by passage through a microporous membrane.

A typical microfiltration membrane pore size range is 0.1 to 10 micrometres (µm). Microfiltration is fundamentally different from reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration because those systems use pressure as a means of forcing Water to go from low pressure to high pressure.

Microfiltration can use a pressurized system but it does not need to include pressure.

Why is Ophora's Highly Anti-Oxidant Water beneficial?

Although oxidation reactions are crucial for life, they can also be damaging. Fortunately, plants and animals maintain complex systems of multiple types of antioxidants, such as glutathione, vitamin C, and vitamin E, and enzymes such as catalase, superoxide dismutase and various peroxidases.

Low levels of antioxidants, or inhibition of the antioxidant enzymes, cause oxidative stress and may damage or kill cells. As oxidative stress appears to be an important part of many human diseases, the use of antioxidants in pharmacology is intensively studied, particularly as treatments for stroke and neurodegenerative diseases. However, it is unknown whether oxidative stress is the cause or the consequence of disease.

Why is Ophora's Remineralized Water ideal?

Purified Water is Water that is mechanically filtered or processed to be cleaned for consumption. Distilled Water and deionized (DI) Water have been the most common forms of purified Water, but Water can also be purified by other processes including reverse osmosis, carbon filtration, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, ultraviolet oxidation, or electrodialysis.

What is the difference between Alkaline and Acidic Water?

Because our blood pH level is slightly alkaline between 7.365 and 7.465, drinking Ionized Alkaline Water with a pH of 8.0-8.5 is able to help restore the body’s natural pH balance. There are numerous health benefits to drinking Ionized Alkaline Water from a Water ionizer. The research on Water is clear: people who are well hydrated function better mentally and physically and are less susceptible to disease and ailments such as fatigue, heat stroke, headaches, and backaches.

According to the Diabetes Research Society, “good health and energy begin by drinking Ionized, Alkaline Water that gives the body a proper pH balance.” Having proper pH can moderate the damaging effects of Type 2 diabetes. “Alkaline Water has been found to have a profound effect on Type 2 diabetes.” Another Pub. Med study on Alkaline Water and Acid Reflux states that, “Unlike conventional drinking Water, pH 8.8 Alkaline Water instantly denatures pepsin, rendering it permanently inactive.”

Virtually all diseases and conditions can be improved by drinking a minimum of half your weight in ounces of good quality filtered Water. But the benefits of drinking Ionized Alkaline Water may be more noticeable and occur more rapidly due to its ability to detoxify your system better than other filtered or tap Waters. This is greater aided by our proprietary ionization process which micro-clusters the Water molecules, allowing alkaline minerals to be more readily absorbed by your body.

Can ingesting Alkaline Water damage the stomach lining?

In short, no. Water that comes from a high mountain spring is naturally ionized, which renders it alkaline. This is Water the way nature intended it to be. The truth is that even if you drink a liter of Water, it will only change the pH of the stomach by a small amount because our stomachs are very acidic. Drinking Alkaline Water will not dilute it significantly. The stomach secretes acid in response to food, and Water provides enough liquidity for food, enzymes, and acids to readily mix together. The normal pH of the human stomach ranges from 1-3, but after you eat the pH increases to around 4-5. There are cells in the stomach that act as sensors, and these buffering molecules ensure that there is little variation in the normal gastric pH.

Can soaking in Alkaline Water hurt your skin?

Our soaking spas are kept at around a pH of 7.0, and not higher than 7.5, making the Water safe and beneficial for skin.

Is swimming or soaking In chlorine pools or saltwater pools safe?

“Chlorine used to disinfect swimming pools [and spas] is widely recognized as a health hazard.” – Andrew Weil, M.D.

New research suggests that children who swim frequently in chlorinated pools have increased risks of developing allergies, asthma, and other related breathing disorders.

Among adults, longtime exposure to chlorine in swimming pools and spas has been linked to various cancers including breast cancer in women, and bladder and rectal cancer in men.

Many consumers have been duped into believing that saltwater pools are chlorine free pools. Not only are saltwater pools NOT chlorine free, but a saltwater pool is simply one that utilizes a chlorine generator that converts the salt into chlorine.

Conversely, our Bio-Fresh Pool & Spa Sanitizing System, originally patented in 1976, is a time tested and proven holistic technology – one using a powerful combination of high output ultraviolet sterilization and high production ozone oxidation. This unique Bio-Fresh technology coupled with our proprietary food-grade Bio-Fresh Activator effortlessly and automatically keeps your pool or spa organically fresh, 100% sanitized, and totally chlorine free.

What are the benefits of bathing and showering in Ophora Water?

Our skin is highly absorbent. The excessive amounts of chlorine that are added to our municipal water supplies bonds to our skin, forming cancer-causing chloramines. Hot Water vaporizes chlorine that we inhale into our lungs, and from there, is transferred directly into our blood stream.

Over 60% of the chlorine exposure we come in contact with on a daily basis is from bathing and showering! Moreover, the majority of carbon based shower and bath filtration systems simply don’t hold up in Hot Water. In contrast, our robust and patented ceramic filtration media removes 99.99% of chlorine and other pollutants that municipalities cannot. Our integrated technolgy provides an abundant supply of negative Ions, giving you the most refreshing and healthy shower you have ever experienced – like standing under a waterfall!

How do I shut off my leak detector?

View the video below to learn how to shut off your leak detector.

Will my Bio-Renew Under-the-Counter System run out of water?

Under normal conditions, using the System for drinking water should not deplete the holding tank. However, when using a lot of water such as filling a cooking pot, coffee maker, or any other large volume container, you may deplete the tank, thus causing it to seem like you have run out of water… when, in fact, you have. It may take up to 45 minutes to refill the tank.