So about 10 days ago I get a Groupon in the email box. The deal of the day was a
10 cup Zerowater pitcher for only $15 bucks!! I had been looking into them and decided
to go out and buy one but when I looked, no one seemed to have them. I purchased
a britta filters, an 8-cup filter pitcher for the home and one of those 'Pur' 'thing-a-majiggies'
you attach to the faucet for the office.
Life went on and we drank our Britta & Pur filtered water until I get this groupon email
offering the Zerowater 10-cup filter
pitcher for a special promo price of $15. I almost didn't go for it because it was
just days before that I bought those Britta filters, but from everything I've read,
this was the filter I really wanted so I did the groupon deal and purchased one
for the house and another for the office.
Today, yes just a little while ago my trusted UPS guy brings the 2 packages. I un-box
one of them and follow the instructions, washed it out with warm soapy water and
filled it up. Before it had a chance to filter the first batch of Zerowater through,
I had taken the water testing device that comes with it and tested the tap water
vs the Pur filtered water and then finally the Zerowater once it had filtered through.
The tap water (Miami Beach's Finest) tested 181 parts per million (ppm), the Pur
filter tested 167 ppm and then Zerowater earned its name and tested 000. As soon
as I get home and test the Britta pitcher tonight, I'll edit the post to reflect
those number as well.
But that's numbers. That was for
my brain, now it was time to do the taste test. I've been drinking purified water
since I was a young kid. My dad use to sell and install those under the sink units
and as I got older (college degree, wife, kids, yada yada yada) I got into distilled
water. I loved the purity and the taste of it. In my opinion, distilled water is
the best water to drink. And to those that sell Alkaline water, water should be
pH-Neutral. I'll be happy to argue that point with you 'til the end of time. Water=Neutral
pH. Your diet however should be slightly alkaline.
Let me say, from a tongue with filtered water experience, zerowater tastes amazing.
Personally, it taste similar if not the same as distilled water. To say I'm pleased
with it is an understatement. I can't wait to take the other unit home for my family
I highly recommend the Zerowater products. This pitcher is well thought out and
not only can you pull it out of the refrigerator and pour it like any other pitcher,
but it has a spigot so you can simply open the 'fridge', push the button and drink
some really nice fresh tasting clean water.
For those of you doing the Standard Process 21-Day Purification Program
, this would be a great product
for you so you can drink nice clean pure water throughout your program. Don't worry
about missing the groupon though, just go out and get one. It's worth the money.
For my fellow athletes out there. You want to make sure you give yourself the purest
water you can. Sediment, toxins and other yucky stuff can reduce performance. This
is a quick and easy way to get it.
So, great job to the folks at Zerowater
I'm a believer! Just make me a water bottle that does the same thing so I can take
it on my longer bike trips. This way I can re-fill anywhere.
Just for kicks and giggles I took my water tester and checked the drinking fountain
outside my office. It tested at 114ppm. So the dirty yucky water fountain in the
hallway had cleaner water than the PUR water faucet attached water filter. Interesting.
OK, I set up the Zerowater 10-cup pitcher at home. I tested the faucet water and
it was 187, about what I expected. I took the Britta 8-cup filter pitcher out of
the refrigerator and poured about 2 inches of water into a freshly washed cup (I
swirled the cup a few times with the Britta filtered water). In went the water ppm
detector and the Britta water rang up a 123. The same probe went into the new 10-cup
Zerowater pitcher and yet again, it earned its name - 000. So, the Britta water
was cleaner than the tap water by about 50%. But for the total costs, plus the cleanliness
of the water you get, I'd take your Britta and Pur filters and just throw them in
the garbage. The Britta was 123 compared to 181 tap water and the Pur was 167 compared
to the 181 straight from the faucet water. So neither really performed it's basic
fundamental tasks as far as I'm concerned. This Zerowater tastes amazing, tests
clean and it's simple and easy to deal with. I think I'm now gonna splurge for the
large Zerowater 23 cup dispenser.
I'm still hoping they will make a smaller version that can be taken biking or hiking...Until
then, I'm extremely pleased with the ZeroWater product and think it's a great tool
for anyone wanting to improve their health. 80% of your body is water, make sure
you refill with the best H2O you can get.
Dr. Narson is a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Association's
Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and was honored
as the recipient of the coveted Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year Award
in 1999-2000. Dr. Narson was a member of the COPAG International Chiropractic Sports
Medicine Team for the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara Mexico. He practices
in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center;
A Facility for Natural Sports Medicine.