Hydration and Other Leg Cramp Causes

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A leg cramp, or a sharp, sudden contraction or tightening of the muscle in the calf, is a very common injury that most people experience at some time in their life. Proper hydration is a big part of combatting leg cramps, and our water filter systems at Kinetico can help ensure you’re properly hydrated.

What are some of the reasons you might be experiencing leg cramps?


Dehydration is perhaps the classic cause of leg cramps, and athletes or people who exercise often deal with them regularly. They’re especially common during dry months in the summer, as we lose more fluids while exercising.

Mineral Deficiency

When we sweat, we lose more than just water. We also lose electrolytes, another potential cause of cramping. Imbalances in sodium, calcium, magnesium or potassium can all lead to leg cramping. Sports drinks can help with sodium, as can a proper diet balanced with muscle-friendly minerals.


Pregnancy raises the risk of leg cramps for expecting mothers, particularly during the second and third trimesters. Pregnant women should stay hydrated and consider magnesium supplements with a doctor’s approval.


Even if you’re properly hydrated, overuse can still lead to cramping. This is usually caused by the nervous system becoming overexcited during exercise creating an involuntary cramp. Resting and stretching are important steps to avoid this.

Exercise and Fatigue

If you exercise regularly, be sure to make gradual increases if you’re looking to up your intensity level. Your body needs time to get used to the new intensity and movements, and cramps can take place if you over-extend them.

In addition, you’re more prone to leg cramps if you’re already tired. Consider when your leg muscles are already tired, and look to get them some relief.

Sitting or Standing

If you have to sit or stand for long periods of time, you may experience some leg cramping. Muscles need to move around, so make sure you take a break from repetitive activities.

Medications and Conditions

If none of the other items we’ve mentioned appear to be the cause of leg cramps, they could be due to medications you take. Speak to your doctor if you’ve just started a new medication and are experiencing leg cramps.

In addition, spontaneous leg cramps can sometimes be due to underlying conditions like peripheral artery disease or osteoarthritis. Again, check with your doctor if this is the case.

For more information on how our water filtration systems can help with hydration, speak to the pros at Kinetico today.

Anti-Aging Benefits of Drinking Water

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In today’s modern age, people are looking for ways to stop the inevitable progression of aging. People use everything from creams and serums to alternative medicines, but they often overlook one of the simplest anti-aging remedies available: Drink more water.

At Kinetico, we’re dedicated to providing highest quality drinking water. How can clean water from a water purifier help reduce the effects of aging and help you maintain beauty? Let’s take a look.

Hydrated Skin

Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to keep the skin hydrated. Hydrated skin will look younger and have a “glow”. In addition, water also helps fill in and plum the skin, which helps get rid of undesirable wrinkles and lines that may form in the skin. Skin appearance is one of the first signs of aging, so this is a valuable benefit of drinking water.

Redness and Acne Reduction

Cold water on the face has been proven to help reduce redness and the visual appearance of acne. Follow the simple process of first washing with warm water to open the pores in the face and follow that with a cold cloth over the skin. This will seal those same pores right back up and prevent clogging that can lead to acne.

Hair Growth

Drinking water triggers the circulatory system, which controls hair follicle stimulation which can enhance hair growth – some people who have growth issues can find benefits simply from drinking more water.


Another area the circulatory system controls is the growth of nails. More water will increase blood flow to the nails and make them grow stronger and healthier.

Toxin Flush

Water also helps flush toxins out of the body, and can help with skin appearance. Water intake can be one of the most significant factors in skin appearance for many people.

For more on how clean drinking water can benefit your anti-aging remedies, or to learn about our water filtration system, speak to the experts at Kinetico today.

Health Benefits of Drinking Pure Water

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At Kinetico, the primary goal of our drinking water filtration systems is to supply you and your family drinking water that’s clean and pure. In fact, the Kineitco K5 Drinking Water Station is certified to remove more impurities than any other water purifier.

In addition to tasting better, drinking pure water has several specific health benefits, let’s look at 5.

Keeps You Young

A consistent supply of pure drinking water will help you have a more youthful appearance. Proper hydration helps keep skin moisturized, and goes a long way to preventing fine lines and wrinkles on the face and in other visible areas.

On the flip side, if you don’t drink enough water – or if water isn’t pure, and contains contaminants that reduce the actual hydration effect – your body will try to retain water whenever possible to conserve resources. This makes the skin puffy, and can lead to wrinkling and bloating.

Helps Lose Weight

Pure water acts as an appetite suppressant for many people. It also prevents fluid retention, which helps you keep a slim, trim look without extra water weight.

Removes Toxins

Without enough water, the heart is forced to work harder pumping fresh, oxygenated blood to the organs. This can lead to toxin formation, and eventually to significant health issues. Proper hydration will help prevent this.

Helps Build Muscle

Staying hydrated with pure water allows muscles to work harder and longer before they become tired. Carrying pure water with you everywhere is a great way to make sure your body is never thirsty.

Improves Joint Health

Joints need moisture to remain strong and flexible, to keep movement smooth and pain free. Pure water helps keep you hydrated better than other drinks, and will help keep your joints young and strong.

To learn more about what pure drinking water can do for you, or for details on our water filtration systems, speak to the experts at Kinetico today.

Why Softening and Reverse Osmosis Go Together

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Within the water filtration sphere, there are a few different layers of water treatment. You may be familiar with reverse osmosis filters that are installed under a sink and provide purified for drinking and cooking.

Kinetico’s Drinking Water Station is certified by NSF to remove more impurities than any other reverse osmosis and is rated number 1 by the leading consumer publication. Another of our services, that’s as vital for many, is our whole-home water softener. In fact, many people who choose one of these systems end up choosing both for their family – and they actually complement each other in several ways. Let’s look at the benefits of installing both a reverse osmosis drinking water system and a water softener in your home.

Quality Water

For all the water in your home, a water softener removes calcium and magnesium, which are the minerals found in hard water. For some people, especially those on a low-sodium diet or those who are looking to limit their sodium intake in any way, water softening can add slightly higher levels of sodium to the water.

This is where reverse osmosis comes in. Reverse osmosis systems can be hooked up to a single sink or a refrigerator/freezer line (or both), and will remove the sodium added to softened water – along with heavy metals like lead and many chemicals. For the highest quality water possible, both water softening and reverse osmosis systems are recommended.

Protects RO Units

Reverse osmosis membranes are very effective at removing many elements from your water, but they can be fragile.  Hard water has the same effect on reverse osmosis membrane as it does on you appliances and fixtures, it ruins them.

A water softener protects the reverse osmosis unit by filtering these elements before they ever reach it. This will extend the life of the RO unit significantly, often by nearly double.

Cost Benefit

Softening the water in your home and purifying your drinking water provide your family the benefits of soft water and the best quality water for drinking and cooking. In addition you will save money, when factoring in things like appliance lifespan and lower usage of soaps and detergents, they pay for themselves in short order. Reverse osmosis systems remove the need for bottled water, and many families find they purchase fewer sugary drinks once they install an RO system.

To find out more about benefits of soft water and purified drinking water speak to an expert at Kinetico Utah today.

Three Facts About Reverse Osmosis

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Even though many companies offer home water softening systems, we think that we offer customers the very best options. Reverse osmosis water is some of the purest and most delicious water available anywhere in the world – and you can have a virtually unlimited supply at your home with surprisingly little cost. Your entire family can enjoy the pure, perfect taste of RO water just the way nature intended it.

Pressure Is Used to Remove Major Contaminants

A reverse osmosis system utilizes the finely tuned application of pressure to drive water through a semi-permeable membrane.  This membrane is only about as thick as a sheet of plastic but it is capable of removing many different inorganic solids that are dissolved into water.  Dissolved solids are any minerals, heavy metals, salts, etc that were once a solid that have now dissolved into the water.

You Never Come in Contact With Contaminants

The contaminants removed from the water by the reverse osmosis membrane are removed and flushed away. Your home reverse osmosis system will remove many major contaminants, including:

  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Iron
  • Sulfate
  • Sodium
  • Nickel
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Cyanide
  • Chloride
  • Phosphate

A home reverse osmosis system will also include two to four additional filters to remove other impurities that affect the taste, smell and quality of your drinking water.  These additional filters will remove sediments and particulates, chlorine and many other chemicals.

All that is left is clear, deliciously drinkable water.

Reverse Osmosis Is Very Affordable

In terms of cost-per-glass, reverse osmosis is one of the most affordable water filtration systems available. The system’s components last so long that each glass costs homeowners only pennies. Your family can cook, make ice cubes,   and enjoy clean delicious drinking water all without breaking the bank. The system’s ease of use and overall convenience also make it a valuable addition to any home.

Discover RO Water Today

Contact Kinetico of Salt Lake City Utah today to learn more about this water purification technology. In no time you can discover exactly what makes reverse osmosis water so exciting.