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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Top tips for summer skin hydration

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Dry skin is often associated with the dry winter weather but it’s not unusual to notice dry skin in the summer as well. Follow our top tips – they may help to keep your skin hydrated this summer.

Step 1 – Moisturise your skin straight after a bath or shower, lightly pat your body and apply a light and non-greasy moisturiser such as TRUE elements® Moisturising Body Lotion. It is a light, hydrating, mineral rich daily moisturiser. Applying to slightly damp skin may help your skin absorb products more easily than applying them on to dry skin and may help lock in moisture.

Step 2 – Get your feet summer ready by applying TRUE elements® Hand and Foot Cream. Rich in shea butter, this cream provides additional moisture to hands, feet and nails. Apply throughout the day and last thing at night to let that moisture penetrate whilst you sleep.

Step 3 – Once a week, treat your face to an extra moisture boost. TRUE elements® Nutritional Mask will help rehydrate summer skin. This creamy moisturising mask is rich in minerals and is a perfect treat for your face.

Step 4 – Fluid Hydration- This is the most obvious but often-neglected skincare tip during summer… drink water!

For fresh, spring-like water try the PiMAG Waterfall® Gravity Water System. Add cucumber slices, watermelon or orange segments to your glass to enhance the flavour.

Step 5 – SAVE 50%

HALF PRICE OFFER

Until 31st August 2017 purchase the following TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare products for half price:

 TRUE elements® Moisturising Body Lotion 200ml (2046)

TRUE elements® Nutritional Mask 50ml (2051)

TRUE elements® Hand and Foot Cream 50ml (2053)

 At the very heart of Nikken’s TRUE elements® Marine Organic skincare range is a synergistic blend of organic seaweeds and coastline plant, making our formulas so unique.

 Combine the Summer Skin Hydration offer with the Free Replacement Filter offer with every Waterfall System purchase (#1380). Both offers available until 31st August 2017.

Earth Day 2013 – What will you do to save the Planet?

Earth Day is celebrated annually, raising awareness of issues that are causing our climate to deteriorate at an astonishing pace.

Together we have the collective power to slow down climate change, even if this means simply turning off a power switch.

Today is the 43rd Earth Day, in which the world comes together to highlight and showcase concerns, issues and solutions to save our planet. This year, the theme is ‘The Face of Climate Change’

03A25448Our climate is changing rapidly, and everyone and everything is affected one way or another. Stories which are becoming more and more common include families having to relocate due to rising sea levels, fishermen who go home with no catch, families becoming homeless due to extreme weathers, dirty water, poor harvests, the list goes on.

Not only are we humans affected but other species too but animals are losing their homes too; Polar bears in the arctic, whales in the warming seas, or endangered species in the Amazon.

‘The Face of Climate Change’

The Face of Climate Change is a global campaign where images are 02C90719collected and displayed around the world. These images not only show the direct impact of global warming, but also images of those who are trying to make a difference. Forming a collage of hundreds of thousands will really put in to prospective what we are doing to the earth and how important it is to stop this.

A few events going on around the world include:

  • Denmark where Runners, Walkers, Bikers and Skaters will use their country as a canvas to spell CO2 with GPS Systems.
  • Argentina will be cleaning beaches and planting Evergreen and Shrubs to prevent water and wind erosion.
  • India are distributing saplings to students and educating the nations about the effects of climate change.
  • Italy is holding an Earth Day Festival with live music, food, awards and speakers, as is California – home of Nikken Inc. headquarters.
  • South Korea will be having an Eco-style Flash Mob ‘Gangnam Style’ as well as a walkathon and exhibition.

These are just some of the many events taking place across the globe to raise the awareness of climate change. Simply to make the world a greener place.

‘A Billion Acts of Green’

Earth day also has ‘A Billion acts of Green’ where they encourage the people of the world to make small changes, which collectively will have a massive impact on Climate Change.

Here are a few simple super powers that you can have to help save the world!

  • Saving Energy
    • Turn off Switches and Lights
    • Insulate your Homes
    • Use Energy Saving Appliances.
  • Save Water
    • Have Showers rather than Baths
    • Water your garden when the day is at its coolest, and try use rain water
    • Don’t leave the tap running while you brush your teeth.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    • Only buy what you need.
    • Try going for products with less packaging.
    • Donate unwanted clothing, and appliances, and items to charity.
    • Reuse tubs, and bottles.
    • Recycle as much as possible; paper, cans, plastics, metals etc.

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‘A World of Wellness’

Here at Nikken, we have a vision of ‘an Earth so clean’ – a world of wellness. We want to overcome the black cloud of manmade pollution that taints the earth.

In order to help reach this aim, we do a number of things; Not only recycling our used materials, but ensuring that we use recycled materials within the office too.

Our PiMag products are eco-friendly as it needs no power source to give you filtered water. Not only that, but it also saves hundreds of plastic bottles being dumped on landfill sites.

The KenkoAir purifier not only gives you fresh, spring, clean air indoors, but it doesn’t release those toxic gases in to the ozone either.

The True Elements skincare range takes advantage of natural resources we have available to use, but we ensure that they are handled ethically and Seaweed is obtained from a sustainable source.

What will you do to save the Planet?

Together we can ‘activate individuals and organisation to strengthen the collective fight against man’s exploitive relationship with the planet.’

Happy Earth Day!

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The NEW PiMag® Waterfall: More than just another water filter

As you may already know, the PiMag® Waterfall is now available for ordering and is live on our website!

We’re now into April and the Product Launch events are complete! We’ve had great feedback about the events and we’d like to thank everyone who helped make each and every one of them so successful!

The PiMag® Waterfall has been on tour for the last month and has been seen at many product launches across Europe including Frankfurt – Germany, Tampere – Finland and Birmingham – UK;

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The full March Launch Events 2012 photo album can be found on our Facebook page and we’ll be adding more as soon as we receive them. 

What’s different about the PiMag® Waterfall?

  • An eye-catching household product with a unique streamline design
  • Silent gravity, unique active-filtration system creates water with a higher pH level than any conventional tap or bottled spring water
  • It has specially sourced mineral stones!
  • Multi-stage filtration system through a recyclable filter

The PiMag® takes inspiration from the fresh streams of Japan, where the benefits of mineral rich, alkaline spring water have been known about for centuries.

Did you know?

The Waterfall has received the coveted Gold Seal of Approval from the Water Quality Association in the United States of America? Yes, that’s right. This accreditation is only given to water treatment systems that meet rigorous standards for performance, capacity and integrity in removing a variety of drinking water contaminants.

 

Where can I find out more about this product?

For more information about the technology used in the PiMag® Waterfall, please go to MyNikken where you’ll find a variety of useful downloads.

Alternatively, visit our website where you will find the product description, video and a downloadable fact sheet.

The PiMag® Waterfall setup demonstration video has also been uploaded on our YouTube channel where you can subscribe and add to your favourites.

**Please note that the video is only currently available in English and French but we are currently working on translations and subtitles for other language variations; we’ll post this on YouTube and Facebook as soon as it becomes available!

Your thoughts…

If you’ve been to one of the March Launch Events 2012, and sampled the Pi water from the new PiMag® Waterfall, let us know what you think…

 (We think it looks great, and it really does need to be seen & used to be fully appreciated!)

 Nikken Digital Team! 🙂

World Water Day 2012

 At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly designated that World Water Day (WWD) would be held annually on 22 March “as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.” Each year, World Water Day focuses on a targeted area of freshwater. For example in 2011, WWD focused on the impact that rapid growth in our cities is having on our clean water supplies. The key message of World Water Day is that clean water for life is an essential!

At Nikken we know the importance of paying close attention to the quality of your water. You bathe in it, cook with it, and drink it. It only makes sense that the key to good health starts with clean, pure water!  When water is so important to our health, it makes sense to look after our body, both inside and out, with the best water possible! This is why we have developed a whole range of products devoted to this very purpose. Our innovative PiMag® technology uses a special blend of materials and natural minerals to produce the healthiest water possible by removing the impurities that tend to pollute water as it makes its way into your home and adding essential minerals to meet your body’s daily needs.

For further information on Nikken’s PiMag® Water Technology and the products we offer please visit our website.

To find out more about World Water Day please visit their official website at www.unwater.org/worldwaterday!

What do you think of the NEW PiMag® Sport Bottle?

Nikken launched the new PiMag® Sport Bottle on 23 January and already we have received a tremendous response from people, some via our Facebook page such as:

“Brilliant! I went abroad a couple of weeks ago. After the security checks I wanted to drink water. A small bottle, around half the size of the Pimag water, costs £2(!!) and its water which has been sitting in the bottle for who knows how long and in that plastic bottle which is not great. I went to the bathroom, filled the bottle with water and got the best water there is. Very special quality water at a fraction of the price and it’s always with me” — Dalia Hartman Bergsagel, United Kingdom

 “It is fantastic! For me it is the best product!” — Vuca Alin, Romania

“Very good thing! Everybody knows that they must drink water these days BUT now they have to learn to drink the best water PiMag water and this is a easy way to get it!” — Gretel Nord, Sweden

To date we have sold over 3,000 PiMag® Sport Bottles; that is an impressive figure in only 3 weeks! So what makes Nikken’s PiMag® Sport Bottle different from all the other sport bottles out there? Gretel Nord hit it on the head; this sport bottle is the only one out there benefiting from Nikken’s PiMag Water Technology!

Already your feedback suggests that this product is going to be a very important part of your business building opportunity and will be a focus for many of you moving forward in the next few months. “[I] have noticed that when using the bottle out and about, it creates a lot of interest from people who want to know what it does,” says Matthew Smart, Product Developer. With all the buzz around this new product, what a great way to start a conversation with someone who has shown an interest!

So make sure you carry your Sport Bottle with you, and let us know how many people you start conversations with!

For more information about the technology used in the PiMag® Sport Bottle, please click here.

For a fact sheet, press release and online brochure, please click here.

Our Nikken Favourites

After asking our Consultants, customers, followers and fans what their favourite Nikken product is and why, we thought we would share what the Digital Team’s favourites are with our blog readers.

Donna – Digital Marketing & Events Manager

Donna’s Sleep System!

 

My Favourite Nikken product or products, is the entire Sleep System!  From the moment I first slept on a Nikken mattress back in 1999 – I have never been without it since.

I joined Nikken in 1999 and had never heard of the products or the Network Marketing opportunity and I had always had a few issues with my back, from falling out of trees and off climbing frames as a child, and then a car accident which jarred my back; all of these incidents caused me great pain over the years. At night when relaxing the muscles and trying to get to sleep, the pain was at its worst.

One of the first things I questioned when I joined Nikken was how well I slept and how my energy levels were.  After hearing about the products a very quick decision was made to purchase a Nikken mattress, and as I say, I have not been without it since 1999!

I’ve now upgraded to the new Nikken KenkoComfort® mattress and added the KenkoDream® Quilt and Naturest® Pillows for an all-round cosy and energising sleep.  I really love my Sleep System and the guest bed in my house is topped with a Nikken mattress also.

…even the pet dogs; Tia & Treacle the Boxers have Nikken KenkoDream® quilts!

Nadia – Digital Marketing & Events Supervisor

To pick one favourite Nikken product is a challenge in itself, and my family and friends would probably each have their own opinions and reasons for their top pick; however for me the Air Wellness™ Power5 Pro™ is a lifelong preferred product!

I suffer from many allergies, which are heightened in the summer months by pollen and grass and in the winter months by the dust in the air. The Air Wellness™ Power5 Pro™ helps me breathe easily, and makes the air around me feel fresh and clean so my airways are clear.

I sleep better when I know the air filter is doing its job in my bedroom, and with all the products endorsements who can argue with its effectiveness.

I would strongly recommend the Air Wellness™ Power5 Pro™ to any allergy sufferers like me, or anyone who simply wants to breathe forest fresh air!

Yasira – Digital Marketing & Events Coordinator


As winter is just around the corner, the KenkoDream® Quilt shoots straight to the top of my list as my number one Nikken product.  Nothing keeps me warm and snug during those frosty months quite like this product!

Being from the Canary Islands, the icy temperatures hit me hard and I love nothing more than wrapping up in my KenkoDream® Quilt while watching TV, or simply chilling out on the sofa.  It is amazing how quickly this product warms me up when I pull it on.

Jodie – Digital Marketing & Events Administrator

 Although there is so much choice, I would have to say my favourite Nikken product is the PiMag® Water System. We’ve got one here in our office to make sure we’re hydrated throughout the day.

I’ve never been keen on tap water and have always bought bottled water, but I think you can really tell the difference between this and the water system.

You can’t beat an ice cold glass of PiMag® water on a very sunny, but unusually hot day in the UK in October!

Coming a very close 2nd are the KenkoInsoles® which give me an all-day foot massage when walking around Nikken Europe HQ!

Eventually I’m going to kit my house out with Nikken products to create a healthier home environment :-).

What’s your Nikken favourite and why?

Share your reviews and photos with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NikkenEU or tweet them to us@NikkenEurope!