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Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code

This post contains my Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code. Use code FMG20 to save 20% on your first order!

Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code

About Laird Superfood:

It all started with a cup of coffee. 

A note from co-founder, Laird Hamilton:

“I’ve always been the sort of person that looks a little deeper at the things I consume on a daily basis. Coffee, for instance, is a morning go-to for so many people, including myself. I wondered how I could improve it.

Growing up surfing and trying to maintain consistent energy was tough and I was in need of a serious boost to keep me energized. I started to add functional fats to my coffee to fuel me throughout the day. It was more of an experiment really, and it proved to be so powerful that I started making cups of my “special coffee” for all of my friends too. Those friends noticed a positive difference and asked me what I had done to their coffee.

I realized that I had tapped into a way to help myself and my friends perform at their best using simple, clean, whole-food ingredients, and that’s how Laird Superfood came to be. For me, it’s about creating essential everyday products that are accessible for everyone. I love the Ohana we’re building and am so grateful for everyone who is a part of it.”

A Note From Founder, Laird Hamilton:

A Note from Co-Founder, Laird’s Wife, Gabby Reece:

Our promise: 

We are committed to the consistency and quality of the products we produce. We believe that the foods you eat should be as good for the earth as they are for you. And we believe that food should enable you to perform at the highest level, no matter what you’re doing. We promise to deliver on these values with every product we create, every day.

Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code

Use code FMG20 to get 20% off your first order

From a young age (approaching middle school) as highly motivated young athlete, I found myself really looking up to a few professional athletes that live their lives in a way that i aspired to. Their personal training philosophies, outlook on life and approach to nutrition.

These professional athletes are Laird Hamilton & Gabby Reece. They are both uniquely gifted in their own right,  endlessly transparent, light and unveiled–and they’ve been partners + endured heaps of transformation over 20 years of marriage.

Through the years since middle school, i’ve watched them both evolve from afar as athletes, parents, professionals and business people.

When i saw they were creating Laird Superfood, I just literally couldn’t have been more stoked. Such a no-brainer. So, here i am now, 7+ years into running a blog platform comprised of all the things i believe fuel a good life. I’ve written over 400 blog posts which means i’ve tried and reviewed a whole ton of products.

One of very few out of that 400, Laird Superfood products are a mainstay + a big focus of mine now.

These guys are in a league of their own. I couldn’t be more proud to support Laird + Gabby and their brand. I even checked off a bucketlist item at the 2019 Expo West and got to meet both of them. So cool. Both of them are supremely present and authentic in real life; just as I would have imagined.

Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code: The Products I’ve Tried

 

Superfood Creamer

Flavor Options: Original, Original + Functional Mushrooms, Turmeric, Cacao, Vanilla, Chocolate Mint, Unsweetened, Pumpkin Spice (seasonal)

About:

Our Superfood Creamers are an all-natural blend of pure, whole-food ingredients. If you’re looking for a clean alternative to the chemical-laden coffee creamers on the market, you’re in the right place! We never use anything artificial in our products, and all of our creamers naturally contain a full range of MCTs. Best of all…they’re absolutely delicious!

Whole Bean Coffee

Roast Options: Medium & Dark.

About:

Laird Superfood Peruvian Ethically Sourced Dark Roast Ground Coffee is one of the top-rated premium coffee beans in the world. Ethically Sourced:We put people and the planet first. We emphasize sustainability and social responsibility in all of our product choices. Organic:This coffee is USDA Certified Organic.

Functional Mushroom Coffee

This blend comes ground.

About:

Functional mushrooms in every sip! Supercharge your morning cup with organic coffee beans infused with three of our favorite organic functional mushrooms: Chaga, Lion’s Mane, and Cordyceps.
Just brew and add your favorite creamer – it’s that easy.

Hydrate Coconut Waters

About:

Simply put, Hydrate is freeze-dried coconut water. Each flavor of Hydrate is made with whole-food ingredients and has 72 minerals in trace amounts. No matter how you Hydrate, there’s a flavor for you. Our Hydrate Coconut Waters are free of added sugars and include nothing artificial, ever. All-natural ingredients means you know exactly what you’re putting into your water…that’s a drink you can feel good about reaching for throughout your whole day.

Instafuel

Flavor Options: Unsweetened, Original, Matcha

About:

What is Instafuel? Put simply, it’s instant fuel. A functional latte that only requires one step to make. Whether you’re Original, Unsweetened, or a Matcha person, there’s an Instafuel for you.
Just add hot water and mix – it’s that easy.

Liquid Superfood Creamers

*These are currently only available in participating stores. Check out their Store Locator to see if there’s a store near you.

Super Charged Bottle – 18oz & Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle – 18oz

About:

Take your favorite Laird Superfood beverage with you on-the-go! These premium double-walled stainless steel insulated bottles keep your beverages hot or cold for hours!

Barrel Mug – 19oz

About:

This durable ceramic coffee mug was specifically designed to work with our 14″ Hand Mixer. Its large, double-mold barrel is the perfect shape for mixing your beverage without splashing or spilling.

Power Frother

About:

Take your Laird Superfood experience to the next level! Our lightweight, easy to use and travel-friendly, power frother can blend Laird Superfood products to the perfect frothy texture within seconds.

Dual Speed Power Frother

About:

Our powerful Dual-Speed Frother gives you the optimal experience with the entire line of Laird Superfood products. Create delicious coffee or tea lattes with ease, or whip up your Hydrate or Activate solutions in a matter of seconds. Includes batteries.

My Thoughts + Experience with Laird Superfood’s range of products:

In a few words: exceptional quality, exceptional feels. If you read my backstory with this incredible brand (above), then it’s clear that I’m a huge advocate for the people behind the products. The products themselves are a big heaping pile of icing on the (paleo) cake 🙂

The best way to articulate how much I value these products is to walk you thru a day with me.

How I Use Laird Superfood Products in a Full Day

First thing upon waking, chug a big glass of water and get the coffee making started. We mix the medium + dark roast whole bean coffees together, grind them, then brew the coffee in our percolator (our current brew method of choice). I appreciate that with these organic beans, I don’t have to worry about ingesting pesticides or any other harmful chemicals in my cup of coffee.

Coffee Brewing

When the coffee is ready (it always lights up the kitchen with the most robust, mouth watering scent), I grab my barrel mug out of the cabinet, add a heaping tablespoon of superfood creamer (I rotate the flavors; they are all awesome–but I’ve been loving the Pumpkin Spice and the Chocolate Mint lately), then I fill up my barrel mug about 3/4 of the way with the fresh coffee.

Also, I’ve been stoked to try out their new liquid creamers and have added them into the rotation as well!

Mixing

Next, I use the dual speed power frother to mix the creamer into the coffee. It only take a second and then I’m ready to drink it! Oh–and I do add a few ice cubes to my coffee because it’s usually piping hot and I want to drink it right away.

Commuting/Driving

Then, when I’m leaving the house for something (nowadays it’s not as frequent but it’s usually to grocery shop, go to the dog park or head to the gym), I pour another serving of the coffee + creamer into my insulated mug andI can guarantee it will stay warm for as long as it takes me to drink it.

Also, this is a great time to use the Instafuel if you did not brew coffee at home that morning. All you do is mix the coffee + creamer powder mixture with hot water and you’re set!

Post Workout

After I finish my workout (I mostly do Crossfit workouts at our gym here in south Kansas City), I add a tablespoon of the pineapple mango Hydrate powder to my water and drink it shortly after finishing movement.

Equips Me for Each Day Ahead

In summary, the good fats + clean coffee get me fueled up to take on the day and the hydrate powder helps replenish my electrolytes and re-up my mineral intake after sweating so much (I’m a heavy sweater).

Nighttime

I aim to stay away from caffeine after noon, so if I want something warm to drink, I make an herbal tea and add a scoop of the superfood creamer to make a sort of fatty tea latte.

Aquamin: A Thoughtfully Selected Ingredient

An added perk that can really give you a glimpse into the thought that is put into these products; the creamers and hydrate products all contain a marine algae-derived calcium called Aquamin.

My understanding is that heavy coffee consumption over time can deplete us in certain vitamins/minerals (I’m thinking this might have something to do with caffeine causing the bladder to be more spastic).

So, to combat that and make sure that’s not an issue for you, Laird Superfood adds Aquamin to all of these products. I just think that’s super cool and good to know that you’re getting even more good fuel in these drinks/products that you may initially think.

The Laird Superfood Quality

I’m a huge advocate for Laird Superfood because I believe in the people, the products and I believe they can be beneficial to you, too. The quality and thoughtfulness of the sourcing will have you feeling good about the caliber of the fuel you’re putting into your body.

Have Questions?

If you have any specific questions or need product recommendations, leave a comment below! I’ll answer any and all questions and will pass along questions as needed to the experts over at Team Laird Superfood 🙂

Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out my Laird Superfood Review + Coupon Code.

Be sure to check out my recipe for a Mushroom + Cacao Superfood Coffee featuring exclusively Laird Superfood products!

Araza Beauty Organic, Paleo Makeup Review

This post is my Araza Beauty Organic, Paleo Makeup Review.

Use the code FeelMoreGooder to get 10% your order!

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Here are the products I’ve tried:

 

 

Sweet Mint Healthy Lip Balm

About:

You know you’ve found a good lip balm when you don’t immediately lose it. That’s this one. A sweet, minty treat for your lips, made with a lush blend of certified organic ingredients. One swipe will leave your lips silky, tingly, and nourished. Trust us, this one’s a keeper.

Citrus Illuminating Raw Beauty Oil

About:

Give this juicy little oil a squeeze. A colorful blend of citrus and cold-pressed organic oils restores natural balance and brings life back to damaged, stressed skin. Then things get really exotic when a mix of green tea, borage seed, sea buckthorn, jojoba oil, and sweet orange join forces to combat the forces of aging. It’s rich, it’s dewy, and it’s good for your skin – any way you slice it.

Coconut Cream All-In-One Foundation

About:

Powerful and delicate. Strong and smooth. A foundation that’s more than skin deep – giving you even coverage while improving your skin health with probiotics, skin superfoods, and a decadent blend of certified organic oils. Hard-working ingredients nourish below the surface, while above, a dewey, vibrant finish illuminates your natural glow. One fuzzy tropical fruit reincarnated as a featherlight magical skin charm. When we say, all-in-one, we mean it.

Jojoba Infused Mineral Powder Foundation

About:

Ever heard of jojoba? It’s a silly word that’s fun to say. JO-JO-BA! But more importantly, it’s an oil known for its incredible moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. And this powder foundation is chocked full of it. With the added superpowers of wild picked araza fruit and neem extracts, your skin will be nourished from the inside while pure silk powder provides a luxurious feel on the outside. A divine complexion starts with jojoba.

Primer + Finishing Translucent Clay Powder

About:

Sometimes the night calls for a full face of makeup. Other times, a light dusting will do. That’s where this comes in – an ultra-fine, silky smooth powder that diffuses light and creates a flawless, airbrushed finished. Certified organic ingredients keep your skin healthy while the translucent finish works to erase the look of imperfections or wrinkles. Say goodbye to excess oil and shine, and say hello to powder that’s as light and airy as you’ll feel.

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Araza Beauty Organic Makeup Review

Wow. The all-in-one coconut cream foundation has completely changed by clean beauty game. If you are a heavy sweater like I am, this is YOUR foundation. It stays put, truly doesn’t go anywhere (no running down your face with sweat) and of course has the purest ingredients; nothing artificial to make this foundation perform.

This foundation provides a dewy finish, so I love to use their jojoba infused mineral powder foundation on my most oily areas so that those areas don’t get too shiny. Also, I use the translucent powder similarly when I don’t need more color on my face, but shine coverage.

The sweet mint healthy lip balm + citrus illuminating beauty oil were sample sizes, so I didn’t have a huge amount of time to try them over time. But, I would definetly repurpose the lip balm. It’s minty goodness on your face; I love that refreshing zing from mint. It’s also super nourishing. The beauty oil did a good job of sinking mostly into my skin after application; which was nice, so that it wasn’t coming off on my pillow at night.

Overall, LOVE this brand. A few of the products I tried are immediate repurchases (they did gift me a round of product first, so perhps it’s more like an initial purchase, but you know what I mean). And the others I will likely purchase when I need more lip balm/face oil.

Use the code FeelMoreGooder to get 10% your order!

Check them out at this link! Have you tried Araza Beauty before? Let me know in the comments!

 

Morrocco Method Review: Natural Hair Care

This post contains my Morrocco Method Natural Hair Care Review. My experience with growing thicker, healthier hair has been very positive using Morrocco Method’s line of hair care products.

Use code FeelMoreGooder to save 15% off Morrocco Method, sitewide.

About Morrocco Method:

Our philosophy began with one simple question: “Why compromise your health with chemical products when you can achieve radiant beauty with safe, all-natural hair care?”

Morrocco Method International has provided the world’s finest in raw, vegan, and Paleo hair care for more than 50 years. All of our products are sulfate free, gluten free, and free of synthetic chemicals.

Each product, from our line of all natural shampoos and conditioners to our natural henna hair color, is created using a synergistic blend of live, wildcrafted ingredients that detoxify and nourish your hair and scalp. Begin detoxing and enjoy beautiful, naturally luxurious hair with Morrocco Method products.

Morrocco Method Info

My Experience with Morrocco Method Products:

I’ve been using Morrocco Method products on my hair for about 1 year now. Before beginning MM products, I had a pretty decent head of hair length-wise, but it was thinner around my temples and didn’t always feel nourished. I also had a dry scalp and dandruff after a few days without washing.

I’m so glad that I made the switch because there’s been a noticeable difference in my hair. One of the biggest differences between Morrocco Method shampoos and others (even natural & organic ones) is that because they are raw and botanical based, they minimally foam.

Though this is an adjustment for some people, it actually helped my dry scalp to have their shampoo perform this way. Also, I hardly ever need much conditioner.

Some Rituals That Helped:

Making sure to shampoo twice (I know, sounds extra, but it’s worth it) makes all the difference.

Using the Mixed Nylon/Boar Bristle Brush in the shower while washing out both the shampoo and conditioner. I noticed that doing this made a big difference in getting the products evenly distributed through hair and then thoroughly rinsed out.

Doing a weekly hair mask with the Zen Detox powder. This is big for the first few weeks of using Morrocco Method products! I use the Zen Detox product and then mix it with Apple Cider Vinegar, leave in for about 10-20 minutes, then rinse out in the shower and shampoo + condition like normal.

-Apply a Scalp Elixir before shampooing. I typically massage it in and let them sit for a few minutes beforehand. This ritual really helps stimulate the hair follicles at the root level.

-Use the Scalp Massager daily. This is as routine to me as brushing my teeth! It’s only takes 30 seconds or so and helps bring blood flow to the scalp and stimulate lymph movement in the head and neck. Doing this is a huge help if you are looking to grow hair.

-Cut hair according to the Lunar Hair Chart. If this idea is new to you, check out more here. I trim/cut my own hair at home and have for about 10 years now. Since my goal is to thicken my hair, I cut on thickening days and alternate that goal with root work days to keep the foundation of my roots healthy and thriving.

Use code FeelMoreGooder to save 15% off Morrocco Method, sitewide.

 

Naturepedic Organic Mattress Review

This is my Naturepedic Organic Mattress Review, which was generously gifted to us. In this blog post, I share my experience and candid thoughts with the EOS Classic Organic Mattress. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

naturepedic mattress EOS classic organic

To say that we were excited to be gifted a king-size mattress from Naturepedic is one gigantic understatement! We were so thrilled to have the chance to try out this mattress. Since initially researching this brand, we have been so impressed by the materials. Now, we are experiencing how good it feels (and it’s only been a few weeks).

About Naturepedic Organic Mattresses:

(exerpt directly from from the Naturepedic website)

When it comes to your health and a good night’s sleep, there’s just no room for compromise. Naturepedic was founded by passionate sleepers who wanted the absolute safest and healthiest mattress without having to sacrifice comfort or support. Naturepedic also recognizes that no two sleepers are exactly alike, and believes strongly in customizable mattress design. Years of research and testing have gone into the development and refinement of our products and we are happy to share our learnings with you.

The Problem

There is growing concern among physicians, health professionals, public safety officials, environmental advocacy groups, and consumers regarding the possible effects of chemicals on our bodies. Many researchers suspect that toxic chemicals are playing a significant role in the dramatic increase in cancers and other illnesses, placing an impossible burden on our immune systems. Your bedroom, and mattress in particular, should be a safe haven for rejuvenation, not another source of chemicals.

Adults typically spend 6-9 hours a day sleeping and relaxing on their mattress. Since the mattress is in such close proximity to our bodies and the air we breathe for such a prolonged period of time, it can easily become a significant source of chemical exposure. In fact, every breath while sleeping is no more than six inches away from these chemicals. Conventional mattresses are notorious for releasing chemicals like VOCs and aldehydes, making an organic mattress a smart choice.

The Solution

Remove chemicals such as flame retardants, adhesives, vinyl, polyurethane foam, per fluorinated compounds and other questionable chemicals from the products we surround ourselves with and replace them with more natural non-toxic ingredients that don’t carry the same risk.

At Naturepedic, we believe that education is the key to making the right decisions for your health. Naturepedic has become the standard for healthier organic mattresses and offers a much needed solution to the chemical and safety issues, as well as the quality and comfort concerns, of today’s discerning consumers.

 

I was fascinated to learn more about the engineering of this mattress, how many layers it is comprised of, and how Naturepedic chooses the highest quality materials to construct it.

Check out these materials! Sleeping on a mattress made of organic materials helps limit your exposure to toxic chemicals, as many mattresses can contain toxic chemicals that are included in the manufacturing process. We are new to this (this is our first mattress of this kind) but so happy to have this peace of mind now.

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A few additional points about EOS Classic Organic Mattress, from the founder himself, Barry Cik:

  • Certified organic to the GOTS standard (the whole mattress, not just components)
  • Virtually entirely free of petroleum based materials
  • Not highly flammable, and easily meets the government flammability requirements without needing flame retardant chemicals or flame barriers.
  • The “best” part: no matter how organic and non-toxic a mattress is, that’s not enough.  It must be as, or more, comfortable as any other mattress.  And, frequently, I’ll tell people that even if you don’t care about chemicals, etc., this is the best mattress simply because it’s the most comfortable.  Why?  Because we add a zipper, you can flip up the top, you can have soft or medium or firm latex, and you can have plusher or firmer encased coils.
  • So, you can sleep on Jello if that’s what you want, or concrete if that’s what you want, or anything in-between.
  • Then, it gets better – why do you have to put up with your partners preferred firmness, and why does your partner have to put up with your preferred firmness?  The EOS Classic lets each partner design what firmness they want.
  • You can even swap components for free for 90 days and just pay the shipping.  Years later, if you want a different firmness, you can simply buy a new component without having to throw out the entire mattress. Because of this, this model is the most sustainable design.

My Experience with the Naturepedic EOS Classic Organic Mattress

To start off, I just feel immensely grateful that Luke and I get to sleep on this every night. It’s been our dream for a while now to upgrade to a king-size bed. The fact that our upgrade mattress contains consciously-chosen organic materials and handcrafted to perfection–well, it’s something that we never could have imagined would be a reality.

Our delivery from Naturepedic came with:

-1 king-size bed frame

-2 twin-sized mattresses (that you combine in the layered, zip-up case that creates the kind-size bed)

-2 twin sized box springs (they work similarly to the mattresses as far as placing them next to each other to achieve the king-size proportions)

*This affords you the ability to choose two different firmnesses for each respective side of the bed. This way, you and your partner have a customized bed that best suits you. Also worth mentioning, after construction of the bed layers, you cannot tell (at all) that there are two twin-sized components.

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naturepedic mattress EOS classic organic

Assembly of our Naturepedic EOS Classic Organic Mattress

The total time that it took us to assemble our mattress (including unpacking each piece) was about 1.5 hours. It didn’t feel like it took that long, but we did take our time and read through the directions at our own pace. That time also includes setting up the bed frame.

My fiancee, Luke, did the majority of the leg work and I wouldn’t have wanted to do it without his help, as moving heavy objects and using a wrench was way less intimidating with him helping.

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The instructions + product information came handy in the package and were easy to understand & implement.

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The cozy, fluffy layer lays on top of the coils inside of the outer casing that zips up all the way around. This structure allows you to explains implements if you ever want a different padding firmness, etc.

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Like all of the materials in this mattress, the cotton used is organic.

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The final, assembled mattress is beautiful. We were so excited to sleep in for the very first night! (and every night after)naturepedic mattress EOS classic organic

Sleeping on the Naturepedic King-Size EOS Classic Organic Mattress

Laying down on this mattress for the first time reminds me of sinking into a meditation or getting bodywork done. I immediately felt the tightness in my body release and all noticeable stiffness throughout my body dissipate.

It feels like laying on a supported cloud. The support is the perfect firmness for my preference. We opted to get a firmness of 6 on both sides of our bed. This firmness was offered up to us as a suggestion, since many high-end hotel beds are around this firmness. It was the right choice; we both love the feel of it.

Size-wise, we have always dreamt of a king-size bed as Luke and I are both 5’9″ and I am a sprawl-out type of sleeper. So, the more room, the better! Not to mention that our black labrador, Kona, loves to join us in bed. We now have space to comfortably lay with all 3 of us having plenty of room.

So, How’s the Sleep?

I can confidently say that Luke and I have both experienced much deeper sleep than usual since sleeping on the Naturepedic EOS Classic Organic Mattress. On multiple mornings, we have both woken up, looked at each other and laughed because we knew how deep of a sleep we just had. There are few better feelings than that!

Thoughts About Organic Materials

In regards to the organic, mindfully-sourced materials that this mattress is made of, my fiancee and I still feel like we are learning in regards to the importance of sleep hygiene and all of the variables that we can control. Of course there are small adjustments you can make, like wearing a sleep mask or putting up black-out blinds.

But, what deserves the most attention is what your body is in contact with your every minute of every hour that you are sleeping. If you think about how many hours of your life you are horizontal on your bed, it adds up quickly. It also makes sense that the materials would matter.

For instance, many mattresses are known to contain toxic chemicals and flame retardants that you are essentially surrounded by when you sleep on those mattresses. It makes sense to us that over time, breathing them in can’t be a good thing. It’s something that we have ignored for many years, but it’s something we are more aware of now and really loving that I can help spread knowledge surrounding that.

A special thank you to Leah at Bookieboo for introducing me to such a stellar organic brand and Barry at Naturepedic for his generosity in gifting us such a beautiful product.

Big Berkey Water Filter Review

This post contains a Big Berkey Water Filter System Review.

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Big Berkey Water Filter Review

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Berkey:

This powerful water filter purifies both treated water and untreated raw water. Including: such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for everyday use, outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

The versatile Big Berkey Water Filter removes viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites. It also extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces rust, silt, sediment, foul taste and odors and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury.

This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

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Specs of the Big Berkey

The Big Berkey is constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel. The system comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances. This water filter has a storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters) and when in use it stands 19.25″ in height with a diameter of 8.5″. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13″ in height.

Configured with two Black Berkey™ Purification Elements the system will purify up to 3 1/2 Gallons (13.3 liters) per hour*. This system can be expanded to use four purification elements and is capable of purifying up to 7 Gallons (26.5 liters) per hour*.

*Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines.

Big Berkey Water Filter Removes:

The powerful Black Berkey™ purification elements also remove or reduce viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, cloudiness, silt, sediment, heavy metals, foul tastes and odors. Yet, they leave in the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs.

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Why a Berkey Filter?

The water my family and I drink has always been in the forefront of my mind and at the top of my priority list in regards to health. I do not go the bottled water route for a few reasons:

1. Bottled water is typically bottled in questionable plastic (made in large amounts, often containing BPA and other potentially other harmful substances).

2. Bottled water is not cost efficient! Investing in a filter for your home will ultimately save you money and is more convenient, to boot.

3. The water in bottled water sits in that same container for potentially months before it is actually consumed. This means that whatever that plastic is made of is having a gigantic window of time to leach into the water.

Those are a few reasons that made me choose a Big Berkey for my family’s drinking water supply. Berkey also offers fluoride filters (without getting into an elaborate discussion about fluoride–I’ll just say I avoid it).

Benefits of Using a Berkey:

-Takes heavy metals out of our water

-heavy metals cause a multitude of health defects including hormone disruption, brain fog and chronic inflammation)

-Strips contaminants from water so you don’t ingest them

-As scary as it sounds: parasites, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollutants and mold can all be present in our water supply. Each of those will impact your health negatively, especially through daily exposure through drinking water.

-You’ll experience increased health overall

-I notices that my skin is clearer, I sleep better, my energy levels are higher and my tests came back very low for toxic contamination in my system.

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Daily Life With Our Big Berkey

This filter sits in our kitchen and is our source of water for drinking, cooking, making coffee, filling up our dog’s water bowl–you name it. I would say that we use quite a bit of water! I’m frequently making almond milk, brewing coffee, making smoothies and filling up blender bottles. All of these activities require water from that filter.

We keep a big pitcher next to the Berkey for a quick fill up. We usually have to refill the filtering tank every 1-2 days. It’s not inconvenient, and only takes a few minutes a day. All in all, we love our Berkey filter and are happy to have it as a staple in our daily routine.

I recommend this filter to everyone! Even my parents & brother own one.

I highly recommend this filter to anyone–especially families looking for a non-contaminated source of water. This size works well for us! But, Berkey also makes them bigger and also smaller (more portable) with the same thorough filtering. You don’t need to replace the filters until they’ve filtered 3,000 gallons of water, or 6,000 gallons for two filter elements (we have two). For us, I believe it will end up being every 3 years.