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Are You Always Tired? Water may be the Problem!

It is a proven fact that not drinking enough water during the day can cause you to become tired. But what if it is your drinking water that is MAKING your tired?
Every year, thousands of Americans seek out medical intervention due to excessive fatigue. Most physicians will typically send them to the lab for blood work, and one of the most common tests they order is a thyroid function test.
Thyroid issues can cause a wide assortment of health problems and excessive fatigue is one of the main symptoms. An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) fails to produce the required hormones needed to regulate many parts of the body. Some symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue of course, along with depression, memory loss, weight gain and sensitivity to cold, just to name a few. But what causes the thyroid to go haywire?
There are numerous reasons why thyroid function can become compromised, but according to several studies, dissolved lithium in drinking water is one potential reason behind hypothyroidism.
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. It is found in varying concentrations in the ground across the world. The element is most commonly used in making batteries as well as being used in medicine, such as for the treatment of bipolar disorder. So, not only does lithium seep into our groundwater from nature, but also from manufacturing and other people’s medications.
The problem with lithium being present in groundwater is that while many municipal water treatment plants filter out many harmful water contaminants, not all of them treat their drinking water for lithium. The result? Your tap water can be contaminated with dissolved lithium.
So what can we do?
The answer is simple.  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 harmful contaminants such as lithium. There is no reason you should have to worry about drinking the water from your tap! Drinking water is supposed to be healthy for you – and we can help make drinking water healthy again!