Vita Fresh Shower Filter Review:
10 Benefits You Need To Know
The Vita Fresh Shower Filter at a Glance
The Product: Vita Fresh Shower Filter Rating: 4.7 stars (out of a possible 5)
So if you’re looking for an effective shower filter, the Vita Fresh Shower Filter makes a great addition to any bathroom.
In this Vita Fresh shower filter review I’ll uncover the benefits of the Vita Fresh, plus look at why Vitamin C shower filters are generally far more effective than other types of shower filters, such as activated carbon or KDF filters.
Key Benefits of Using a Shower Water Filter
The main reasons for using a filter in your showerhead are these:
- Many municipal water supplies contain artificially added chlorine or chloramine and whilst a small amount of chlorine will likely not do much harm, long term exposure and build-up of chlorine can damage hair and skin, both of which are highly absorbent.
- Chlorine is also re-vaporized in the shower, meaning it can easily be inhaled into the lungs, plus the heat of the water opens your skin pores, allowing the skin to absorb contaminants more easily.
- A huge percentage (up to approximately 60%) of the chlorine that a lot of people absorb on a daily basis can come from showering, so using water filters for showers can definitely be an effective way to reduce your exposure to chlorine and chloramines.
Main Types of Shower Filters Available on the Market
There are many brands of water filters for showers available on the market today – many making considerable claims about their effectiveness.
Generally, however, the common brands of water filters for showers fall into 3 categories:
- Activated carbon shower filters
- KDF shower filters
- Vitamin C shower filters
One of the main problems with both activated carbon filters and KDF shower filters is that the are only really efficient in removing ‘free chlorine’. Free chlorine is chlorine that has not been combined with any other constituents in water.
Both activated carbon and KDF shower filters have little effect on ‘total chlorine’, which is chlorine that has combined with other contaminants and the form that often exists in tap water.
For example, many water suppliers today add ammonia to chlorine, to produce longer lasting water treatment. Carbon shower filters are not effective at removing chloramine or combined chlorine in general. Vitamin C based shower filters however, can effectively neutralise both chlorine and chloramines.
If you are not sure what type of chlorine your household water supply contains, contact your water supplier and ask or try a water test kit.
June 10, 2018