Nikken Shower Filter

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The Nikken PiMag shower is available either as a wall-mounted shower head, or hand-held shower wand. Click on the picture below of the shower heads or the replacement filters for more information and to order directly from Nikken.

PiMag MicroJet Nikken Shower Filter

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Do you have a shower water filter? Are you concerned about chlorine in your shower water?

Unless you are on a well, you probably have chlorine in your water. Chlorine is a toxic gas that was put in your water by your city or county to kill whatever might be living in that water. It doesn’t automatically stop killing when it comes out of your water faucet, so you filter your drinking water. Did you think to filter the water you shower in too?

It’s actually worse in your shower.

Chlorine evaporates out of water at a relatively low temperature, so while most of the water goes down the drain, the chlorine gas hangs in the air for you to breathe into your lungs. Chlorine is also readily absorbed by the skin and in a hot shower your pores relax and open, increasing the amount of chlorine that your body can absorb. A chlorine filter shower head can take care of that.

It is essential to have a shower chlorine filter to remove the free chlorine.

When your city chlorinates your water, they add free chlorine so that it can kill things in the water. Free chlorine is also what causes us problems. Once the chlorine is combined with something, it can no longer cause trouble, at least not in the same way.

For example, when chlorine combines with sodium it forms sodium chloride, or table salt. It doesn’t react with the body in the same way and doesn’t cause the same damage as free chlorine.

The Nikken shower filter doesn’t remove the chlorine from the water. It combines the chlorine with zinc to form zinc chloride which then dissolves in the water and is washed harmlessly away. Keep in mind that the chlorine is still there. If you test your shower water for chlorine you will still detect it. It is no longer in a free, reactive form though.

I have really enjoyed my Nikken shower head. In addition to neutralizing the chlorine, I have found that it softens my water some allowing me to use less soap and shampoo to get clean. It is very easy to install and maintain without needing any tools. Nikken recommends that you change the filter cartridge once every 6 months, so it is pretty inexpensive to own.

The NSF has documentation for some of Nikken’s water filters including the shower filter.

How to Get Your Own Nikken Shower Head

Click on the picture of the item you want below. The first picture links to both the wall-mounted shower head and the hand-held shower. The second picture links to the replacement filter cartridges for both shower heads.

Replacement Filter for the older PiMag Ultra Shower System

The previous version of the Nikken shower filter was the PiMag Ultra shower filter. It uses same filter cartridge as the wall-mounted model of new PiMag MicroJet shower filter. To order replacement filters for either system, just click on the Replacement Filters link or picture above.


As independent Nikken wellness consultants we do not represent or speak for Nikken. The contents of this shower water filter page represent my opinions based on my use of the Nikken shower filter. None of these statements have been reviewed or approved by the FDA. I am a massage therapist and therefore unable to diagnose, treat, or prescribe specific products for specific conditions.

10 Responses to Nikken Shower Filter

  1. Marie says:

    I am glad I found your page Wayne, I have been using Nikken products for a while, however you website is very informative. I did not know so many details about the shower water system and how the chlorine was dissolved thru this process. I have bookmarked your website and as soon as I need replacements or any other Nikken products I will definitely come back. Thank you! Marie.

  2. Enid Follman says:

    I used to have a whole house water filter but now I am renting and our water tastes HORRIBLE! I have a filter for drinking water but have neglected to take action against when I am showering in. This looks like a great solution I will be looking into!

  3. Julie says:

    I’ve recently been consulting with a health expert about a number of problems I’ve got, and one of the environmental toxins that I wasn’t aware of was chlorine. I thought that my biggest worry was what I was drinking, but as you point out in your article, and as my health guy told me, the real danger is what you are absorbing through your skin every time you have a shower!
    It’s really convinced me to buy one of these filters!

    • Thanks for visiting my website and for your comment Julie. Sounds like your health guy is a smart person. I think a lot of people are suffering from chlorine poisoning but don’t know it because we are told that the chlorine in our water is safe.
      If you want to buy one of these shower filters, or any other item on this website, sign up for my newsletter to get the 20% discount. The sign-up form is on the right-hand side of this page near the top.

  4. James says:

    Thank you for telling us about this one. A friend of mine used to work for Western Australia’s “Water Corporation”, and attended a talk by their lead chemist, who told the audience that he wouldn’t let his own children drink unfiltered, chlorinated water. It is a shame that governments don’t see fit to require mandatory filters on shower heads (like the Nikken Shower Filter you mention above) when the hazards of chlorinated water are widely known.

    • I agree with you. The governments need to let people know that the chlorine they put into the water isn’t safe. I understand that it is needed to kill what may be in the water but they should take more responsibility to let people know that they should have a filter on the water coming into their house. I don’t think they can make it mandatory because people don’t like to be told what to do by their governments, but they can at least educate people.

  5. Linda Gunden says:

    Where can a Nikken shower filter be purchased?

    • To order products from any of the pages on this site you can just click on any of the links or pictures. The pictures and text in the little product menu areas in the middle of the pages link to the products.

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