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Big Berkey Water Filter 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.

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Never Hungover

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

About Never Hungover:

“NEVER HUNGOVER is an innovative and exciting hangover prevention drink that is set to revolutionize the category of beverages that claim to prevent or cure hangovers. NEVER HUNGOVER is a great tasting dietary supplement that is comprised of a natural vitamin blend, antioxidants, amino acids, nutrients, and minerals. It’s formula helps neutralize and process the toxins caused by alcohol in the liver and kidneys (known as acetaldehyde’s), by turning them into acetic acid which is flushed out of the body, thus drastically reducing the cause of a hangover. NEVER HUNGOVER is produced in America, and has zero carbs, calories, or sugars. It is also caffeine and gluten free.

NEVER HUNGOVER can be consumed as a shot or a mixer. The product is designed to take up to an hour before or while consuming alcohol. For optimal results, take one bottle of NEVER HUNGOVER per four drinks. Party Tonight and Feel Great Tomorrow only with Never Hungover.

Ingredients:

As we mention on our product page, the Never Hungover formula helps neutralizes and processes the toxins that are caused by alcohol in the liver and kidney’s known as acetaldehyde by turning them into acetic acid. Then, the acid is flushed out of the body drastically reducing the cause of a hangover. But what exactly do the specific natural ingredients of Never Hungover contribute to the success of the product? Let’s get into a few of the amazing ingredients of our natural formula…

Obviously, buying all these ingredients separately would cost you a fortune and carrying them around with you might require a new set of luggage. Never Hungover combines all of these amazing hangover preventing ingredients along with several other natural supplements into a great tasting lemon-lime drink that is available in a 2oz travel size bottle or 750ml bottle perfect for your home. The benefits of ingredients of Never Hungover don’t just stop at preventing your hangover, but don’t just take it from us, try it yourself!”

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My Thoughts:

A a health enthusiast, I would say that drinking alcohol is acceptable at times but only in moderation. I personally save it for special occasions and such. You can even get your hands on organic wines or liquors that will help minimize the toxin overload that alcohol provides the body with. That said, on those occasions a product like this can come in handy to prevent having to pay for a fun night the next morning.

I like that the ingredients are naturally based, though they’re not organic.

In regards to effectiveness, I found these shots to be effective in preventing a headache the morning after drinking a few glasses of wine. Though the shots are recommended for every 4 drinks, I drink seldom, so two glasses of wine were sufficient for me to feel satisfied.

Back in college when I consumed more alcohol, I could have used a product like this. Again, while I don’t recommend drinking heavily, I see these Never Hungover shots as a healthier compliment to your fun night out that will make the morning brighter and more bearable.

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