Here at Vitaclean, we have a secret we want to share with you. What is it? Shungite.
It sounds strange, we know, but, this powerful little rock might just be the answer to our water problems.
What is Shungite?
Shungite is a unique mineral rock formation, formed of 98% carbon. It’s only found in the Russian region of Karelia, close to a place called ‘Shun’ga’, which is where it got its unusual name.
While the first recording of the rock being used was in 1719, it’s estimated to be 2 billion years’ old. Local people have used the rock for centuries for its healing properties. Today, it’s known for its ability to purify water, which is so effective that the water in Lake Onega, where Shungite is found, can be drank without treatment.
At Vitaclean, we’ve just launched our exclusive Elite Shungite balls that can be used with our hand held or wall mounted shower heads to give you the purest water possible.
Why is Shungite so good?
When we say pure, we mean pure
The rock contains 98% carbon, making it highly efficient at filtering toxins from water. Carbon fullerenes in shungite attract and neutralize waterborne contaminants including bacteria, nitrates, metals and pesticides, so you can rest assured you’re showering in the purest possible water.
It has a high resistance to chemicals
Shungite isn’t affected by chemicals that might be in your water stream or piping system. In combination with our Vitamin C shot, it can effectively remove chlorine from your shower water. Chlorine is often the unexpected culprit behind our skin and hair problems, if you’re suffering from dry skin or a flakey scalp, this could be the reason. Removing it from your shower water can show results instantly.
Contains natural antioxidants
At Vitaclean, we like to keep things natural, that’s why all of our Vitamin C Shots are plant-based and contain only natural ingredients. Shungite is a natural mineral formation and we don’t treat it before using it in our shower heads. It’s also packed full of antioxidants that neutralize harmful free-radicals in water. This helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone.
It energizes water
Not only does Shungite purify water it also energizes it. This, along with its natural antioxidant properties, means that shungite water can help to relieve muscle tensions, aches and pains.
It delivers even more essential minerals
It’s no secret that we love our vitamins, that’s why we try to pack vitamin C in to most of our products. We also appreciate anything that infuses minerals into our shower water and shungite does just that. It’s packed full of oxygen, calcium and magnesium, all of which are vital to healthy skin and hair and which our bodies can absorb while we shower.
It has ‘healing’ energy
This might sound like folklore but in the area that shungite is found, it’s been used as a healing tool for centuries. Throughout the years, it’s been used for everything from bathing sore joints to cleaning cuts and even (supposedly) curing diseases. There is some fact behind this, the mineral has antibacterial properties, which can help to clear up damaged skin.
How to your harness shungite’s health benefits?
We’ve made that part simple. You can simply switch the ceramic balls in your Vitaclean shower head for our new shungite version. We’re currently proud to be the only brand using the rock in our innovative filtration system, helping us to give you the purest shower water possible.