I’ve been researching the best drinking water for more than a year and I’ve finally taken the plunge (groan!) and bought myself a Big Berkey filter.
The water tastes delicious, it’s had up 99.9% of contaminants removed by the huge charcoal filters and its pH is more alkali – win/win/win. I’m very pleased with it and so I’m happy to recommend them. Read the Big Berkey lab results for more information about what is removed. Update February 2019: this independent lab report confirms that Big Berkeys remove 100% of glyphosate (Round-Up). Excellent news!
One of my concerns about charcoal filtering was that the beneficial minerals such as zinc, selenium, etc are also removed. So, I’ve added some Yve-Bio raw mineral and gem stones to the bottom of my Berkey.
UPDATE: Ever concerned about nutrients … I’m adding a few drops of this Electrolyte supplement to my Big Berkey water. This replaces some of the important minerals which are filtered out.
Finally, if you currently use a plastic bottle (or even worse you refill mineral water bottles with tap water), we know that this can leach plastic chemicals (BPAs) into the water – you should consider investing in one that’s stainless steel (or glass but that’s not really practical for carrying). I use this insulated 750ml bottle on the move and a glass Kilner type bottle at home.
Cheers! Salute! Chin-chin!
You must be logged in to post a comment.