If you've ever taken a
shower with really hard water, you
notice it right away. Your shampoo
and soap don't lather up as well,
and sometimes you are left with a
slimy feeling of build-up on your
skin and hair. Drinking hard water
leaves you with a metallic, heavy
taste in your mouth. So it makes
sense to get a water softener,
right? Don't be so sure.
As it turns out, softened
water isn't so good for you either.
According to the American Heart
Association, fatal heart attacks and
strokes are more common in areas
where water is either naturally soft
or has been treated with water
softeners to remove calcium and
magnesium. The AHA also indicates that salt-softened water may
cause an elevated sodium level,
which has been linked to a variety
of other health problems, including
high blood pressure, water
retention, gall bladder disease and
It's quite a dilemma. If you
soften your water, you expose
yourself and your family to possible
health risks - but living with
extremely hard water isn't a viable
Scale build-up from hard
water can cause numerous
problems, including clogged water
pipes, reduced water pressure,
"frozen" valves on faucets, soap
film on shower tiles and doors,
white deposits on shower heads,
spots and milky clouds on
glassware and silverware, crusted rings in toilet
tanks, and performance decreases
in your hot water heater and other
appliances that use water.
Well, there actually is a
healthy and practical alternative to
water softeners: condition your
water magnetically. Magnetic
conditioning devices condition your
water with magnetics instead of
salt. What this means is that they
do not increase the sodium level in
your water, making them
completely safe for people with
heart conditions and hypertension.
Plus, they leave the minerals in the
water that are essential to human
health. Even plants and grass
respond to magnetically conditioned
water by growing faster and healthier.
water feels fresher and cleaner than
water conditioned with salt-based
water softeners. There is no
slippery feeling when showering.
Hair has more luster. The unsightly
water spots on dishes, glasses, and
even cars and trucks are greatly
reduced. Clothes last longer.
Swimming pools and spas stay
clean and crystal-clear with smaller
quantities of chlorines, clarifiers, and purifiers.
If you're looking for a
healthier alternative to a salt-
based water softener, magnets
are the answer.