Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of water bottles: Spider Bottle.
The Spider Bottle is the optimal accessory for sport, fitness, and a nutritious diet, as well as being an ideal multipurpose device for use in everyday life, during travel, or in the kitchen. All Spider bottles are BPA-free and all parts are made from recyclable material.
The innovative Spider Bottle contains a high-grade, patented SpiderMix spiral, manufactured from highest quality, surgical-grade stainless steel. Spectacular mixing results and super-easy cleaning are guaranteed thanks to its high flexibility and cutting-edge design.
Created by the GSI (German Sport Innovation), an innovative team of athletes and engineers whose aim is to revolutionize the current shaker market, this sensational product offers the highest standards of function, design, and quality. The result is a shaker with an absolutely breathtaking design that delivers the best mixing results ever.
The Spider Bottle is perfect for a variety of uses from the conventional mix of nutrition drinks to mixing salad dressings, from water storage to yogurt smoothies, and much more. In addition, the Spider Bottle offers a convenient Powder and Pill Storage 2Go solution which can be used by filling the two bottom containers with the supplements of your choice and screwing both onto the bottom of the Spider Bottle Cup. You can place the practical and easy to insert pillbox in the middle bottom container.
With a diverse and unlimited variety of applications, the Spider Bottle is always the perfect companion for an active, healthful person.
Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce a new concept of pure, healthy antioxidant water: Alkazone.
Alkazone has developed unique antioxidant alkaline water systems capable of producing healthier water. These water ionizers have helped thousands of people achieve a well balanced diet that allowed them to live a longer and a healthier life. The company introduced the first antioxidant alkaline water fountain in 1996, based on the same technology as the water ionizing systems introduced over 50 years ago in Japan. Through continuous research and development, water ionizing systems have become a major part of everyday living all over the world.
Additionally, Alkazone offers Alkaline Booster, a top quality product which contains potassium bicarbonate as its base ingredient along with calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc and Aminozone, formulated to enable better absorption by the body. The drops can be added to water, tea, coffee, and juices to raise the pH level and help offset the acidity within the body. Alkaline water helps neutralize acidity, aiding the body to naturally dissolve acidic wastes.
Alkazone products are manufactured by Better Health Lab, Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of pH balancing and antioxidant products. In 1994, BHL began research and development for products with an alkaline mineral dietary supplement. Today, the company has top technology to produce high quality water systems along with other supplements that would help maintain internal pH balance, including the pH booster Alkazone drops, which can be a powerful part of your alkaline life-style for a better health.
In 2004, Klean Kanteen created the first BPA-free stainless steel personal hydration bottle on the market to give health and environmentally conscious people an alternative to plastic. “The Original” Klean Kanteen Classic remains a top seller and is now available in a variety of new colors, sizes and cap styles.
News in the outdoor industry has once again brought much attention and questioning about the presence of the chemical, bisphenol-a (BPA), in reusable bottles. Many scientific studies indicate BPA has the potential to act as an endocrine-disrupter when ingested, and fetuses, infants, and children are most susceptible to develop negative human health effects associated with BPA such as diabetes, heart disease, cancers, infertility, obesity, and neurological disorders.
Klean Kanteen makes bottles from high quality, 18/8, food-grade stainless steel, a metal superior in both strength and safety that contains no harmful chemicals or toxins, including BPA. In fact, the National Toxicology Program recommends choosing glass, porcelain, or stainless steel containers to prevent exposure to BPA. Unlike aluminum bottles, there’s no requirement for a liner in Klean Kanteen, since stainless steel is recognized around the globe as a safe, food-contact material. Sure it costs more to produce a stainless steel bottle compared to aluminum or plastic, but it’s certainly worth it.
Lucky Vitamin is now offering free shipping on all Klean Kanteen items. Just enter promotion code KANTEENSHIP at checkout for free Standard Shipping and savings equivalent to $5.95 off (cost of standard shipping). A $50 minimum purchase of Klean Kanteen products is required.
If you are still mixing your shakes the old fashion way, it’s time to give “shaker cups” a try and you’ll be amazed by these efficient and practical products.
Shakers have become a “must have” item for active people and fitness enthusiasts. Running, biking, fitness classes and weight lifting are activities that may require supplementation for optimal results. Powder supplements generally offer the best formulas and are easily absorbed but preparation has always been an issue.
Now, with an easy-to-use shaker, workout enthusiasts can enjoy a smooth mix with no mess, quickly transforming powder supplement into delicious drinks.
The Sundesa BlenderBottle has been the most successful model as this unique, affordable and innovative portable mixer works without batteries and no cord. It’s powerful enough to mix the thickest ingredients with ease thanks to a magic ball named BlenderBall. Made of surgical-grade stainless steel, the ball wire whisk makes short work of your mixing needs and is designed to remain in the cup until you’ve fully enjoyed all the contents. Available in two sizes and in many different colors, the Blender Bottle fits most car drink holders.
On the other hand, Fit & Fresh also offers a premium line of shaker cups including stainless steel models. The Fit & Fresh Power Mixer Pro can mix powdered drinks, batters, dressings, omelets and more. The enhanced motor instantly blends powdered drinks, combining a fast and powerful mixer with a convenient 20oz. supplement cup. An innovative triple fan wand reaches to the bottom of a cup for a smooth mix, combining liquid and powder, simply using AAA batteries. All Fit & Fresh products are BPA (bisphenol A) free, and meet FDA regulations for food grade plastic.
Mavea offers professional water filter systems for coffee machines, vending machines and combination ovens. A family owned business, the company production takes place in Taunusstein, Germany.
Founded in 2007, Mavea aims to become the leader brand in commercial water filtration in all of North America. Mavea is a subsidiary of the BRITA Group. More than 40 years ago, the parent company BRITA GmbH invented pour through water filtration and the water filter jug. Today, it is one of the most renowned producers in the optimization of drinking water worldwide.
In 2000, Brita GmbH sold the “Brita” brand in the Americas to The Clorox Company. Since then, Clorox has developed and marketed its own products under the Brita brand in these markets. The Mavea brand was developed and introduced by BRITA GmbH, expressly to bring a portfolio of premium water filtration products to North American markets.
Mavea ensures the high quality of products by concentrating on research and development. The success of the company is based on the consistent expansion of the product range. All Mavea products and raw materials are permanently being checked and tested for established quality requirements in the factory. Thanks to Mavea multilevel filtration, you can enjoy cleaner, clearer, great tasting filtered water straight from the water dispenser.
Furthermore, Mavea fully support a comprehensive recycling program. Every part is broken down, cleaned and re-used and nothing goes to landfills. The company also makes it easy for you to recycle. You can either return your filter to the recycle bin at participating stores, or get a Mavea paid shipping label to return it to the company.
Lucky Vitamin is proud to present Santevia Water Systems to our customers. Santevia products can help you save the environment, save money and save your health.
Santevia Water System transforms ordinary tap water into clean, clear, mineralized drinking water. The eight stage Santevia water process brings clear, fresh mountain taste to every glass of water with a pH of over 8.0. The water is purified by natural ceramics, infused with essential minerals and invigorated by magnetic energy.
Regular tap water is transformed into clean, alkaline water at a lower cost than any other common filter system. More than a water filter, the Santevia Water Process adjusts water’s pH to mildly alkaline by reintroducing minerals that promote ionization and oxygenation, which helps your body maintain its active equilibrium.
Most importantly, using a water system can significantly reduce the waste of plastic water bottles. Santevia can create a more eco- friendly future as every time a plastic water bottle is used it contributes to the growing amount of pollution and toxins released into our fragile ecosystem. One Santevia Pure Earth Water System can eliminate up to 14,600 single use plastic water bottles every year. The average adult spends over $400 every year on bottled water and out of the 28,000,000,000 plastic bottles used each year, 86% end up as garbage.
Furthermore, Santevia Pure Earth Water System helps to eliminate plastic pollution. The Pacific Ocean’s plastic vortex is growing daily and causing widespread harm to marine life. As the quantity of garbage grows in the Pacific, so does the amount of toxins leeching into the water. These toxins are contributing to the death of certain marine species that rely on the ocean for their survival.
Lucky Vitamin is now offering this affordable, environmentally friendly, pH controlled Santevia water system at our always discounted prices.
Lucky Vitamin is happy to offer another environmentally-friendly brand to our customers: Culligan.
Culligan offers the most technologically advanced, state-of-the-art water filtration products available, with an entire line of water softeners, water filtration systems, drinking water systems, and whole-house filtration systems.
Culligan delivers only the highest standards of quality for drinking water, saving you money as it costs far less than buying expensive single serve bottles of water and, most importantly, protecting the environment, saving thousands of plastic bottles of water from ending up in landfills.
Founded in 1936, Culligan has emerged as the world’s leading water treatment company, leading the way in water treatment technology, providing the most advanced products and solutions for the world’s water problems.
From water softeners to water filters to drinking water systems to whole house systems, all of Culligan’s innovative products and solutions are guaranteed to address your unique water problems and deliver cleaner, clearer water to you and your family.
Water is vital to your home and your health. You rely on water for cooking and cleaning, washing and bathing, drinking and nourishing. When you think about all of the ways water touches our lives, you see why it’s so important that we make sure that water is as clean as it can be.
First, you can save the planet. Millions of empty bottles of water end up in landfills every year. When you buy a reusable water bottle, you can help minimize the number of discarded plastic containers piling up in landfills and rivers. You can buy a top-quality water bottle that will last months, possibly years, and will no longer waste a single disposable plastic bottle.
Second, you can save money. Many people often spend more money than they should in bottled water. The human body needs water for all important functions including digestion, nutrient distribution, energy production and most importantly detoxification. You can’t and should not stop drinking water but you can definitely save money buying a water bottle and refilling with filtered water. You can find several top quality reusable bottles for less than $5.
In addition, water filtration is a priceless investment in your family and it pays for itself in a matter of weeks. Most work places offer filtered water as well as other places such as schools, fitness centers, and gyms. If you still don’t have filtered water at home, an entire water purification system won’t cost you more than $100.
Finally, you can save yourhealth. The majority of bottled water brands do not disclose complete information regarding source, purification, testing and advanced treatment. A significant number of brands use municipal water in the production of their products. So, depending on your location, drinking bottled water can be harmful to your health.
A recent report posted on the web shows scary results of the best and the worst bottled water brands. The study by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed 173 bottled water products to determine if companies disclose information on where water comes from, how or if their water is treated, and whether the results of purity testing are revealed.
The results show that the majority of brands do not disclose complete information regarding source, purification, testing and advanced treatment. Not even a single brand was graded A, only three brands received grade B, a few brands were graded C but the vast majority were graded F “murkiest labels”.
It’s no surprise the results show this much lack of information regarding sources of bottled water. Past reports have shown a good number of brands use municipal water in the production of their products.
More than half of the bottled water products surveyed failed EWG’s transparency test. An incredible 18 percent didn’t say where their water comes from, and another 32 percent did not disclose any information on treatment or purity of water.
So, instead of spending money on “murky” labels of bottled water, buy a water bottle and enjoy pure water at no additional cost to you and our environment.
Buying a water bottle is one of the smartest ideas. You are protecting the environment, saving money, and improving your health by increasing your chances of drinking more water and less soda.
Most work places offer filtered water and, if you still don’t have one, consider purchasing a water filtration system for your home. A water filter is definitely one of the best investments for you and your family as it pays itself in a matter of weeks.
Bottled water manufacturers’ claims their products are purer and safer than tap water. Not always the case. A recent report shows that bottled water may come from city pipes, just like the tap water you drink at home. About 25 percent of all bottled water is taken from municipal water sources, including Coca-Cola’s Dasani and Pepsi’s Aquafina.
Furthermore, according to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council, about 22 percent of brands tested had at least one sample of chemical contaminants above the strict state health limits.
So, why would you pay for a bottle of water when the quality of the water is just as pure as tap water? Think about how much money you could be saving. If you buy one or two bottles of water a day, you are spending anywhere between $1000 and $1500 a year.
An entire water purification system won’t cost you more than $100. Top-quality water bottles cost anywhere between $5 and $10. We are talking about a priceless investment for your family.
Plus, let’s not forget the environment. Think about it when you take the recycle trash outside (we really hope you do recycle). You can reduce or completely end the waste of empty bottles of water. Approximately 1.5 million barrels of oil are used to make plastic water bottles, while transporting these bottles burns even more oil.
Sounds like a perfect plan. Buy a water bottle, start saving money and protecting our planet.
A recent study published by the University of Pennsylvania raises questions about the daily amount of water needed by average healthy individuals. Are we questioning the good old saying: Drinking eight glasses of water a day is healthy.We all know the importance of water for our bodies. Water prevents dehydration, promotes healthy skin and improves kidney function, just to mention a few. In addition, headaches are often attributed to water deprivation. However, the standard eight glasses of water a day is now proved to be only necessary by athletes and individuals living in hot, dry climates, according to the study by Dr. Dan Negoianu and Dr. Stanley Goldfarb of the University of Pennsylvania, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.A few things need to be considered when planning your daily amount of water intake.First, your diet. Do you eat enough fruits and vegetables, which may provide you up to 25% of your water needs? Apples, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes? Second, are you exercising on a regular basis? Does your workout “make you sweat”? Are you doing any cardiovascular activity? Do you feel thirsty? Finally, do you have drink enough liquids on a regular basis? Milk, juice, shakes?Drinking eight glasses of water will never hurt you but you might be forcing yourself into an unnecessary routine or be drinking more water than you actually need.Planning a healthy balanced diet and an exercise program should help you decide whether you really need more, less or just eight glasses of water a day.�
The articles keep coming, but you let them pass on by. It doesn’t matter that some medications may cause compulsive gambling or sleep driving. You don’t need to be advised to wear dark pants . . . just in case. It’s no big deal that cancer risks last long after the final dose. And you doubt that an increased chance of suicide will ever affect you, because you don’t take medications. Or if you do, it’s rare. You keep the drugs to a minimum, relying on them only when you must, only when there’s no other option. Therefore, the substances aren’t in your body, at least not regularly . . . but, actually, they are.
An analysis of “treated” water across the country found small quantities of antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones in much of the nation’s supply. Philadelphia alone had 56 pharmaceuticals or byproducts. Southern California had anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety medications. Kentucky, Oklahoma, New Jersey, New York – all of them had similar findings. At least 41 million people are drinking trace amounts of drugs every day, and they have been for quite some time because the government doesn’t require testing. And many facilities fail to remove all pharmaceutical residues when treating the water. At small, sporadic doses, this wouldn’t be a concern, but when people are consuming the chemicals for fifty-odd years, health problems become a possibility, a very real possibility.
Now, you personally cannot restructure the water treatment plants or the watersheds supplying the country with tap. However, you can work to encourage change, and you can work to make your own water safer. Filtration systems won’t eradicate every undesired substance in your glass, but they will get rid of some. Bottled water isn’t undeniably more pure than tap, but in a questionable situation, it is the better choice. Make smart water decisions, and keep your unintentional medicating to a minimum.
You feel so eco and trendy with your plastic water bottle. Walking around with it, you scoff at the wasters carelessly throwing disposable containers in the garbage. They can’t even recycle. The fools. You are clearly environmentally superior. You save the world one refilled bottle at a time while they deplete it. You look down on them, and eco-wise, you can. You are working in the Earth’s favor; they are working against it. However, health-wise, it may be a different story. Take a closer look at your bottle. Is there a number seven in the center of the recycling symbol? If so, I hate to break it to you, but that’s not a sign of luck. In fact, it’s pretty much the opposite.
The number seven, when stamped on products, is a sign that polycarbonate plastic was used to manufacture the item. This material is found in water bottles (disposable and refillable), baby bottles, food cans, and some dental amalgams and sealants. Found in it is a chemical known as BPA. BPA doesn’t last in our bodies any longer than 24 hours but, thanks to our love affair with all things plastic, we are chronically exposed to it. It, through animal testing, has been linked to genital tract changes, prostate enlargement, low levels of testosterone, pre-cancerous breast cells, prostate cancer, early puberty and hyperactivity. It is thought to disrupt development and, as such, to be particularly dangerous to children, pre- and post-birth. No conclusive and statistically significant human risks have been found, but that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous. Continue Reading >>
Every six months, a postcard appears in my mailbox, featuring a frighteningly happy, giant tooth and a reminder that it is, once again, time for a trip to the dentist. The notification is followed by a great deal of procrastination and a flood of distressing memories. Past visits have, after all, included unnecessary tooth-pulls (it would have come out on its own), horrible tasting cleaners (berry is NOT better than mint) and drills, very loud, very scary drills. If there is anything I can do to numb the pain of the dentist’s chair, I will do it, which is why the idea of fluoride sounds so good. Fluoride helps fight tooth decay by strengthening tooth enamel and allowing damaged teeth to re-mineralize themselves. The oral-care section of every store is stocked with fluoride toothpastes and mouthwashes. It seems to be the chemical that makes mouths happy. But then, why did the Fluoride Action Network release a statement, signed by 600 health professionals, calling for an end to fluoridation? Continue Reading >>
Face it. Bottled water is so last year. It just isn’t cool to walk around with a disposable bottle anymore. Everyday the bottled water resistance builds, and the love for tap follows suit. More and more people are saving their money and turning on the faucet when they’re thirsty. And many of them prefer the taste. In a recent taste test, Time Out magazine served Londoners seven types of water, six bottled and one tap. The winner: tap water from the Thames and River Lea. Even better, most of the reviewers felt that the bottled water tasted like tap. What does that tell you? Do we suffer from the Starbucks phenomena where it must taste better simply because it costs more, but when blindfolded there’s not a shred of difference? I’d say so.
But what about all those disgusting “things” in tap water? Well, if you’re a loyal reader, as I’m sure you are, you’ll remember back in June when the Lucky Blog talked about FDA and EPA water regulations (if your memory is faulty, click here and read up). Bottled water companies are not held to the same standards as public water facilities. And, some bottled water (America’s most popular included) is actually tap in a to-go container. Not exactly what you thought you were paying for is it? If you still need a little more convincing, consider this: work is constantly being done to further clean the water coming into our homes. Dendritic Nanotechnologies Inc. recently received the go ahead from the United States Department of Defense to use its technologies to purify water. It will initially target perchlorate, a contaminant found to impede women’s health. It will also rid the water of several metals including copper, lead and chromium. Of course, they did just get started, so some patience is needed. Meanwhile, water filters are always great options for your home. Still holding out?