Using Water to Fight off Psoriasis

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Over the years, water has shown to have its health benefits. In fact, drinking water regularly is one the healthiest things you can do. But did you know that water is also a way to help reduce the severity of Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out incorrect signals that speed up the growth of skin cells. Oftentimes, you will have too many skin cells in one location, causing swelling, flaking and dryness. It can also be itchy, red, sore and very tender.

While there is no cure for Psoriasis, numerous studies suggest that drinking water is crucial in reducing the severity of it. Flushing toxins, healthier and hydrated skin are just a few of the reasons why drinking water is often recommended. Drinking at least 2 liters of water a day may dramatically reduce your Psoriasis. Other ways to help reduce it also include an improved diet consisting of green leafy vegetables.

One method that has worked in the past to reduce the severity of Psoriasis is through the use of Water Softeners. Water softeners are designed to remove calcium and magnesium, which can be very harmful, from your water supply. Hard water often results from a large presence of calcium and magnesium, and oftentimes is not ideal to use when dealing with Psoriasis. Below are great products that will remove the “hard water” from your home:

The Aries 10” Water Softening Filter Cartridge is manufactured to remove calcium and magnesium from your water. This water softening filter cartridge will help keep limescale and other harmful bacteria out of the water that you and your family use daily.

The Pentek Water Softening Resin Filter Cartridge provides a convenient and cost effective way to soften the water in your home at the exact point of need using FDA grade softener resin. The Pentek WS-20-BB uses cation exchange to reduce hardness and scale deposits in your water.

The Pentek 20” Water Filter Housing &WS20 Filter reduces the bad taste and odor in hard water by removing sediment, dirt, rust and other impurities from your drinking water.

The use of humidifiers to keep the skin moist is also suggested to lessen the severity of Psoriasis as well. With World Health Day approaching on April 7, the health benefits of water will certainly be mentioned. But remember, the health benefits of water will do no good to you if the water you consume is not fresh and pure. Make sure that your water is filtered to enjoy the health benefits of this natural resource.

There Is Hope for Your Hard Water Problems

U.S. Water Hardness Map

If your water smells and tastes like metal or if you find yourself constantly scrubbing that unsightly scum that forms around the interior of your bathtub, then chances are you are suffering from a hard water problem. Water hardness results from the presence of dissolved calcium and magnesium deposits in natural water. Hard water buildup is responsible for most scale formation that clogs and corrodes your pipes, plumbing fixtures, appliances and water heaters. Ion exchange systems, often called water softeners are effective for reducing water hardness with little or no hardness remaining in the water if they are used.

Here are 7 economical reasons why you should consider purchasing a water softening system to condition your hard water:

  1. Cost effective: Saves money on constantly buying cleaning supplies, because you will use less detergent and soap.
  2. Clothes last longer: Hard water shortens the life span of your clothes and dulls the color. Conditioned water will help your garments last longer and you may avoid the need for using fabric softeners.
  3. Eliminates stains: Hard water creates mineral buildup on your bathroom fixtures and darkens your porcelain. Softened water will deter this problem.
  4. Reduces streaky dishes: Hard water creates streaks and water spots on your dishes and glasses. Conditioned water eliminates this problem and helps your dishwasher last longer and perform better.
  5. Preserves faucets and protects pipes: Hard water corrodes and clogs the valves in water-using appliances and creates scale buildup. Softened water reduces the attack of hard water on your faucets and pipes.
  6. Ideal for your face and body: Hard water is harsh on your face and body. You will find that you tend to use a lot of moisturizing lotions and crèmes to soften your skin.  Conditioned water leaves your skin feeling cleaner and fresher.
  7. Wonderful hair: Hard water can contribute to damaged hair. Conditioned water will contribute to manageable, radiant and healthier looking hair. You will also use less shampoo.

 

Our certified Filters Fast Lifestyle Expert recommends some of the following solutions for tackling your hard water issues:

Hydrotech Water Softener System CAB5600CC-835-75

This basic cabinet model valve water softener features a brine safety float for convenience and worry-free operation.

Pentek PCC-1 Phosphate Cartridge

This filter cartridge reduces lime, scale build-up, rust staining and corrosion caused by hard water.

We offer a complete line of water filter cartridges and water filter housing units that will be ideal for your residential, commercial or industrial water application. Water softeners require periodic regeneration once their softening capacity has been exhausted. During the regeneration process, water will bypass the softener and subsequently come out hard. Water test kits are a convenient way of testing your water for contaminants. Water softeners should not be used to treat water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection.