We need water to survive: it is responsible for every bodily function. 

Even mild dehydration can cause symptoms like headaches, difficulty concentrating, dry skin, dizziness and tiredness, along with increased thirst as our bodies cry out for hydration.

But is tap water really the best option, or should you invest in a quality home water filtration system? 

Sadly these days, we are exposed to all kinds of contaminants in both tap and bottled water, including chlorine, fluoride, lead, drug residues such as hormones from the oral contraceptive pill, antibiotics, other pharmaceutical and recreational drugs, heavy metals, pesticides, industrial waste and bacteria.

Chlorine is also added to the water as an antibacterial to cleanse it from harmful, disease-causing bacteria and other microbes. 

Although a tolerable daily intake (TDI) has been set, the chlorination of tap water poses potential health risks due to exposure to trihalomethanes (the result of a reaction between the chlorine and natural organic matter in the water), which have been linked to health issues including cancer.

While UK tap water quality is among the best in the world and safe to drink, it isn’t free of all contaminants. Hence why many people resort to using a home water filter.

Investing in a good quality whole house water filtration system, or even a portable filter bottle or jug, can purify your drinking water and reduce exposure to harmful toxins, including heavy metals.

Read on to learn about even more benefits.