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Escondido, CA 92025
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Is Drinking Water Making You Tired?

There are numerous benefits to drinking water – from increasing energy and relieving fatigue to helping with weight loss and boosting your immune system, the list goes on and on. But, instead of benefiting your body, what if your drinking water is making your TIRED? Yes, this has actually been the case in some areas! But why?

Why would drinking water make you tired?

drinking water making you tired

The answer is dissolved lithium in your drinking water. Sound familiar? It probably is, since lithium is commonly used to make batteries, and to treat mental conditions such as bipolar disorder. It is also found naturally, in varying concentrations, in the ground, all around the world.

Lithium is an alkali metal that is found in nearly all igneous rocks (rocks formed from lava and magma) and in mineral springs. Lithium is the lightest metal with a density about half that of water. When lithium is exposed to groundwater, which happens frequently across the U.S., it can make its way into your home drinking water.

Why would lithium make you tired?

The problem stems from the effect lithium has on your thyroid. Several studies have linked hypothyroidism to dissolved lithium in drinking water. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain important hormones resulting in depression, memory loss, weight gain, sensitivity to cold and of course excessive fatigue.

Lithium, when used to treat bipolar disorder, is known to have negative impacts on both your kidneys and your thyroid. While these side effects might be a necessary evil for some patients, we shouldn’t all have to suffer them. Unfortunately, many of us are exposed to this metal everyday – just by drinking water from our tap.

Will a Water Filtration System Help?

Most cities have municipal water treatment facilities that treat drinking water, making it safe to drink. However, these treatment processes don’t always remove all contaminants; some contaminants just aren’t known yet to exist in the water, whereas others have not yet been identified as dangerous.

When it comes to safe water, perhaps the safest water, is water that we have treated ourselves. Home water filtration systems, such as our reverse osmosis systems, do a remarkable job of filtering out contaminants such as lithium. There is no reason why we should have to be exposed to potentially dangerous compounds in something that is so healthy!

Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to improve our health. Why compromise that by ingesting contaminants that can cause us harm? For more information on drinking water systems and how to make sure your drinking water is the cleanest, safest, water available, visit our website.


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