Posted by Water Ionizer Expert on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
The Pitcher of LIFE is an alkaline water filter pitcher offered by LIFE Ionizers for under $50. The Aqua Ionizer Deluxe is a water ionizer offered by a company called Real Spirit USA for $895. How does a simple alkaline water filter pitcher stack up against a water ionizer that costs $845 more? The Pitcher of LIFE crushed the Aqua Ionizer Deluxe in both water pH and -ORP. If you were thinking about plunking down the $895 asking price for the Aqua Ionizer Deluxe, you had better read this first.
What are pH and -ORP? Why are they important?
pH stands for potential hydrogen - a measure of how much hydrogen is potentially available for chemical reactions. Hydrogen reacts with oxygen to make water. What this has to do with your health is this. Acids in the body damage tissues and DNA by chemically attacking them with oxygen in a process called oxidation. Water with an alkaline pH has extra hydrogen available to react with acids in the body and neutralize them. Water with an acidic pH has extra oxygen available in it to damage and destroy tissues and DNA, that’s why you don’t want to drink acidic water.
Oxygen Reduction Potential (ORP) measures the potential of the water to neutralize (or reduce) free radicals. Oxygen reduction potential works just like it sounds, it reduces the amount of oxidative oxygen (carried by free radicals) in the body. Alkaline water with a high negative ORP has been shown to be effective at reducing the oxygen in hydrogen peroxide, a product of harmful free radicals in the body. You want a high negative ORP because you are subtracting oxygen. Water with a positive ORP increases harmful oxidants, water with a negative ORP reduces them.
The Pitcher of LIFE alkaline water filter pitcher
The Pitcher of LIFE offers an economical means of getting healthy alkaline water that offers some of the health benefits that you can get from a quality water ionizer. It filters and alkalizes your water by using a filter that adds minerals to your water. The filter in the Pitcher of LIFE was shown in testing by ETR independent laboratories to reduce levels of chlorine and some metals found in water.
We used tap water with a pH of 7.9 and a positive ORP of +240 to test the Pitcher of LIFE. It made alkaline water with a pH of 10, and an -ORP of -289. This is impressive performance for an alkaline filter pitcher, beating many bargain basement water ionizers that cost hundreds more, like as the Aqua Ionizer Deluxe 7.0.
The Aqua Ionizer Deluxe 7.0 water ionizer
The Aqua Ionizer Deluxe has 7 plates and one internal filter. The company that sells it lists it’s price as $1,997, but actually sells it on Amazon for $895. That was the first bright, red warning flag we noted about this machine.
Why this is a warning flag: It’s normal for a company to mark down their products for sales, but it’s not normal for any company to constantly sell their product for less than half of what it’s supposed to be worth. That is the case with the Aqua Ionizer Deluxe. This machine has been sold for $895 since it was first put on the market. We’ve never seen this machine sold at it’s “list” price of $1997, or even close to that price. You also have to ask yourself: ‘If Real Spirit USA can’t sell the Aqua Ionizer Deluxe for what they claim it’s worth, there must be a reason why’.
The next problem we discovered with this machine is that it doesn’t perform the way the company that sells it claims it does. Real Spirit USA claims this machine can make alkaline water with a pH as high as 11, and an -ORP of up to -850, but our testing told a different story:
The Aqua Ionizer Deluxe was only able to reach a pH of 8.4, and it produced a positive ORP of +220, which means the water it produced is an oxidant! The manufacturer also claims this machine can make acid water, but we weren’t able to get acidic water from this machine. In fact, the “acid” water output from this machine had a pH of 7.65, which is still alkaline.
Pitcher of LIFE - Hands down winner of this water ionizer comparison
The Pitcher of LIFE makes much better alkaline water than the Aqua Ionizer Deluxe, for hundreds less. Alkaline water made by the Pitcher of LIFE was 1.6 pH higher than the Aqua Ionizer deluxe, which means it made the water 16 times more alkaline. The Pitcher of LIFE also was able to give the water an antioxidant -ORP level, where the water produced by the Aqua Ionizer Deluxe was oxidative.
Don’t waste your money on cheap water ionizers
The point of this comparison is simple, if all you can afford is a cheap water ionizer, you are better off buying an alkaline filter pitcher like the Pitcher of LIFE. Cheap water ionizers don’t perform well, and they often have poor quality filters that don’t really work. If you are really serious about getting the best alkaline water available, save your money and buy a name brand water ionizer from a well-established company.
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