The value of water…

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Whilst planet Earth is primarily covered in water, only 3% of it is fresh! Yet this 3% provides the worlds drinking water and delivers food through fishing and crop irrigation, along with many other key functions. The world’s water supply is a major concern and it’s not just plants and animals that are at risk.  Issues of water scarcity and poor water quality could have serious social and economic consequences too.1

Life is full of things we can’t control, but there are conscious decisions we can make and follow through on. Living with Active Wellness is within our personal control and drinking PiMag® filtered water is a positive step towards Active Wellness.

The new Water Pack, launched as part of the Wellness Home Packs range on 1st August, can help address the maintenance of an Active Wellness lifestyle in light of the worlds increasing water concern. Each Water Pack contains advanced water filtration products including:

  • PiMag WaterFall® System plus Filter Pack
  • PiMag® Water Bottle plus two Bottle Filter Packs
  • PiMag® MicroJet Shower plus Filter Replacement

Purchasing the Wellness Home Water Pack is a major step towards helping improve the water quality in your home, plus you’ll save 10% more than on individual product purchases.  The PiMag® MicroJet Shower and the PiMag Waterfall® both provide a means towards improved drinking and bathing water, but what happens when you leave home?

The reusable Nikken PiMag® Water Bottle, with filter, enables you to drink PiMag® water wherever you are. The bottle is made from BPA free resin and is fully biodegradable, breaking down into natural biomass that contributes to the soils nutrients.

Whoever is concerned about living well will want a Water Pack. Share It with everyone.

Summer Dash: If you successfully completed the Summer Dash (by achieving 500 PPV in July), you qualify to purchase and/or sell any of the new Wellness Home Packs and receive free shipping for the entire month of August (Terms & Conditions apply, visit the Virtual Office or ask Customer Services for details).

  1. https://www.worldwildlife.org/blogs/sustainability-works/posts/the-value-of-water

Water Pack (#88320)
PiMag Waterfall® (#1384)
PiMag® MicroJet Shower (#1466)
PiMag® Water Bottle (#11375)

Note: The bottle is to be used with potable, municipally treated water. Do not try to use it to filter water from streams, rivers etc.

7th August 2018

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Summer Hydration for Overall Health and Glowing Skin…

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Drinking plenty of water is extremely important, since between 50 % – 70 % of our body mass is composed of water, including skin, tissues, cells and organs1. When dehydration occurs, the body does not have enough water for its basic vital functions.

Symptoms of mild to moderate dehydrationmay include2:

  • Increased thirst with dry mouth
  • Unusual feelings of fatigue or sleepiness
  • Decrease or lack in urine output
  • Headache
  • Dry skin
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation

Symptoms of severe dehydration may include2:

  • Lightheadedness – that stops you from standing or walking normally
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Fever
  • Poor skin elasticity
  • Lethargy and/or confusion
  • Actually passing out or blacking out
  • Swollen hands, feet and legs

Our bodies lose water daily through perspiration, breathing and the entire digestive process. We naturally replenish these losses through the consumption of food and beverages, but depending on individual diets, may not hydrate enough. The Institute of Medicine advises men to drink 3 litres of water per day and for women, 2.2 litres.

During the summer months, we tend to perspire more and lose even more water. That means the skin is working harder and we need to replenish the body’s largest organ by drinking more water. Water not only keeps our skin hydrated but can also help skin stay soft and supple. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.

Drinking enough water can help increase our metabolic rate, helping to improve the digestive system’s ability to flush toxins out of the body. Water will reach all the other organs before it reaches the skin so it’s important to hydrate the skin on the outside as well. That’s where a great facial moisturiser like TRUE elements®Nourishing Face Cream (# 2044) may help.  The Nourishing Face Cream contains hyaluronic acid, which can help to reinforce the skins natural process of storing moisture. Hyaluronic acid is believed to hold 1,000 times its own weight in water, thus attracting water to the skin and helping store it there.

So we can see that staying hydrated is good for our overall health! Make sure you stay hydrated, even when out and about, with the PiMag® Water Bottle (#1375).  The PiMag® Water Bottle is refillable and contains a filter that helps purify tap water. The PiMag® Water Bottle is reusable – so you are also doing your bit for the environment.  The bottle is BPA free and fully biodegradable, meaning it will break down into natural biomass that contributes to the soils nutrients.

1. http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-water-for-skin-hair-and-health/#gref

2. https://www.emedicinehealth.com/dehydration_in_adults/article_em.htm

Notes:

– The PiMag®Water Bottle Filter (#1376) is recommended to be changed every 3 months.

– Product codes are quoted in brackets.

(3rd July)

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Rethink plastic…

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Single-use plastics are a human addiction that we must face head on. Plastic pollution is not only impacting our waters and marine life, but also the human food chain and our overall health.  Once in our oceans, plastic litter affects the safety of sea transport, fisheries, tourism and recreation. When broken into tiny pieces, plastic attracts toxic chemicals released over decades from industry and agriculture, the concentration of which increases as they move up the food chain.

Here are some facts from the Plastic Oceans Foundation1, an organisation founded with the aim to raise awareness of the growing ocean plastic pollution issue:

Fact 1. More than 8 milliontons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year.

Fact 2. One in threespecies of marine mammals have been found entangled in ‘marine litter’.

Fact 3. Over 90%of all seabirds have plastic pieces in their stomachs.

These facts are overwhelming!

Every minute, the equivalent of a rubbish truck load of plastic goes into our oceans, it never decomposes and will remain there forever. If nothing changes, it is believed that by 2050 all the plastic in the ocean could weigh more than all the fish. Our oceans health affects us all so we need to come together to take action and protect our oceans. You may already have acted on reducing your plastic bag usage, however, there is another issue in the plastic-trash situation that needs tackling. According to Forbes, people buy a staggering one million plastic bottles per minute around the world.

Plastic bottles contain Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical used to make the plastic hard and clear. BPA is an endocrine disruptor, which has been proven to be hazardous to human health. Plastic bottles are also made from a petroleum product known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET).  Both require huge amounts of fossil fuels to both make and transport them.

With at least 8 MILLION TONS of plastic waste entering our oceans every year, this issue isn’t going away anytime soon. We can we do our bit by rethinking our consumption of single-use plastics.

The reusable Nikken PiMag® Bottleis made from BPA free resin and it is fully biodegradable, breaking down into natural biomass that contributes to the soil’s nutrients. You can carry filtered PiMag® Water with you wherever you go.  Containing Nikken PiMag® Water Technology, the filter in the Nikken PiMag® Bottle, adjust the water’s pH value to an alkaline level of 8.5 – 9.5. The filter lasts for an estimated 250 refills. The cost is approximately half the price per litre of buying bottled water, saving you money too!

We must REDUCE. Think of our sea life and buy fewer plastic products in general, particularly when you know that you are unable to recycle them.

  1. https://plasticoceans.org/the-facts/

PiMag®SPECIAL OFFER… available until 30thApril 2018

PiMag®Waterfall #1380– Save £117.00

PiMag®Water Bottle #11375– Save £30.00

Contact your Independent Nikken Consultant for more information on the PiMag® Special Offers…

(9th April)

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Good reasons to drink water

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27th August – 1st September 2017 is World Water Week in Stockholm, the annual focal point for the Globe’s water issues. The theme this year is ‘Water and Waste: Reduce and reuse’. The majority of us will be guilty of wasting water on a daily basis whether it be leaving the tap running as we brush our teeth or letting the water run for a few minutes before having a drink so that it is running cold!

To coincide with this week, we are focussing on water too and have chosen to publish the following blog written by one of our Independent Consultants highlighting some of the benefits of Nikken’s PiMag® water technology.

14 Good Reasons to Drink Nikken Water

by Jon Edgell, Independent Nikken Consultant

 It is now well known and accepted that the amount of water you consume everyday plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body – experts recommend drinking 8 to 10 glasses (about 2 litres) of water each day to maintain good health.

But not all water is equal so what water should we drink? Is tap water too full of contaminants? Is bottled or mineral water a better alternative? Or should I invest in a home water filtration system, and if so, which type?

Japanese wellness company Nikken’s water filter system takes its inspiration from the fresh streams of Japan, where the benefits of mineral rich, alkaline spring water have been known for centuries. This is the idea behind the Nikken Pimag® Waterfall Gravity Water System which seeks to recreate pure natural spring water in your home at an economical cost.

Read on to discover 14 good reasons why we think Nikken water should be your drinking water of choice:

  1. Nikken Pimag® water is particularly efficient at hydrating you, 75% of us are typically dehydrated.
  2. Nikken Pimag® water is energised, structured and conditioned by a unique filtering and magnetic system.
  3. The Nikken Pimag® water may help activate your thirst mechanism, which is normally suppressed or misinterpreted (often as hunger). The more Nikken Pimag® water you drink the more you want! This further helps to rehydrate you quickly. Try it!
  4. This encouragement to drink more and more water will not only rehydrate you, it will fill you up and satisfy your “hunger” thus being very useful as part of a weight management diet.
  5. The water is alkaline with a PH of approx. 8-9 (most bottled water is acidic – less than ph7, and most tap water is PH neutral, around ph7). Alkaline water may help contribute towards better body balance by counteracting the increased acidity of our modern diet.
  6. The all-in-one multi-stage filter helps remove contaminates typically present in tap water – these include heavy metals, pesticides, and chlorine.
  7. Most alternative filtration systems take out the good minerals as well as the bad leaving pure, clean, but “dead” water. The Nikken system adds back essential minerals including magnesium, potassium, calcium, manganese and sodium.
  8. The PiMag® Waterfall is environmentally responsible. It is manufactured using recyclable biodegradable materials, including a polymer that contains no bisphenols or phthalates and does not leach chemicals into water.
  9. The Nikken Pimag® Waterfall system is a countertop model – no plumbing is required and the system is quick and easy to use straight out of the box, with a small work surface footprint. It is therefore, also relatively portable and can be moved around the kitchen, house or office, or even taken on holiday.
  10. The Nikken Pimag® Waterfall is a gravity fed system with good flow rates. The system’s 5-litre tank will refill in a matter of minutes.
  11. The system has very good filter replacement rates – the filter will last for 900 litres (for a family of 4 using the system for all their drinking and cooking needs this will usually translate to about 3 months).
  12. The Nikken PiMag® water systems use BPA-free non-leaching biodegradable plastics.
  13. Nikken Pimag® water can also be obtained from any tap when you are out and about via the Nikken Pimag® Water Bottle – excellent for travel, reducing the need to buy bottled water which creates waste.
  14. And last and by all means not least the water tastes great!

By Jon Edgell, Independent Nikken Consultant

The views in the article are that of our experience Independent Nikken Consultant and not those of Nikken Europe.

 

Last Chance – Receive a FREE replacement filter with every PiMag® Waterfall Gravity System (1380) ordered between 12th June and the 31st August 2017.

The filter in the PiMag® Waterfall Gravity System is at its optimum for approximately three months. It should then be replaced to continue to create fresh PiMag® water.

For PiMag® water on the move try the PiMag® Water Bottle (1375), ideal for taking on holiday to enjoy that fresh filtered water taste (from any safe water tap) wherever you are!

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