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Phox Water v. Brita

With the V2, there's now even more that distinguishes Phox from Brita and other traditional filters.  Phox is Refillable The big difference now is that Phox has a refillable filter cartridge. This takes away the responsibility from you the customer to have to recycle your used cartridge every 30 days. Reusability guarantees no single-use plastic is going to landfill and circumvents the CO2 emissions of the entire recycling process. Choice of Refills  Phox is saying goodbye to the 'one size fits all' approach to water filtration. With the V2 you can choose the formula that suits your needs best. The Clean Pack will remove chlorine, odours and heavy metals while softening hard water. Whereas The Clean Alkaline Pack will remove...

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Discover the Science Behind Antioxidant Water

In the age of detoxing and antioxidants, it can be like a badge of honour for a food or liquid to justifiably claim these qualities. Green tea, blueberries and dark chocolate are only a few of the products that have becoming increasingly popular with the millennials seeking those new revitalising dietary habits, due to their rich antioxidant properties. It may come as a surprise then, that water alone can have it's very own antioxidant properties. This is measured by Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) and can be altered by certain filtration processes. What is ORP? ORP is 'stored' potential energy that is expressed in terms of electrical millivolts when measured in water. By measuring the slight voltage present in the liquid...

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Can Alkaline Water Give You Heartburn?

I think you'll agree that acid reflux (or heartburn) can be one of the most irritating experiences you can suffer from after enjoying your evening meal. Not only can it cause great discomfort for hours after eating but it can also trigger a frustrating sense of regret about indulging in your favourite cuisine. There are numerous reputed remedies for acid reflux but could the most simple cure have been easily accessible in your home all this time?  In today's post, we're going to show you how you can cure acid reflux using the most common household appliance.  What is Acid Reflux and How Does it Occur? Perhaps more commonly known as heartburn or indigestion, acid reflux is often caused by Gastroesophageal reflux disease...

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Alkaline Water v. Distilled Water: Do You Know The Difference?

As alternatives to tap water become more and more sought after, new forms of water treatment, filtration and purification are growing ever more popular. Regular readers of our blog will know what alkaline water is, the benefits involved and the pros and cons. However, another form of water treatment known as distillation has become the focus of increased interest. For some people, these two forms of water purification can cause confusion and we often receive questions from our customers curious about the differences between them.  What is the difference between Distilled Water & Alkaline Water? Distilled water is the result of the process of boiling tap water and then subsequently condensing the vapour back into water. Whereas alkaline water is...

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What are the Pros and Cons of Alkaline Water?

Alkaline Water is water with a pH level higher than 7.0, making it less acidic than standard tap water.  What is pH Level?  The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. Liquids between 0-7 are considered acidic and those between 7-14 are considered alkaline. To provide a substantive comparison, wine generally has a very acidic pH level between 2.5-3.5 and beer a little higher at around 4.0-5.0 (Driscoll, 1986). Seawater is around 8.0 and cleaning detergents have extremely high pH levels of 12.0+. There are a number of contradicting accounts of the health impact of pH levels of drinking water. The World Health Organisation (WHO) states there is 'no health-based guideline value is proposed for pH.' However it is widely...

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