One of my customers today sent me a link to something that she found online called the AlkaMug. It sounds pretty cool so I want to see how it compares to the Nikken Pimag Sport Bottle.
They are both portable water filters, so let’s see how they stack up against each other.
Keep in mind that I don’t have an AlkaMug, so I’m comparing it based on what they say about it on their website.
Water Filtration and Enhancement with the AlkaMug
The most important factor to me is the water filtration. If I have something like this then I want to know that I can be out somewhere and refill it with the knowledge that it is going to make the water safe to drink.
The AlkaMug website doesn’t stress the filtration capability very much. I was able to find in various places that it has a “Nano-Filter”, it removes chlorine and some fluoride. The filter is replaceable and is reasonably priced considering that they say it can last up to a year. There is one thing that concerns me about the filtration. If you watch the video, they show that the filtration component sits near the bottom of the container. How do they guarantee that all of the water gets filtered?
The filter contains all sorts of ceramics, zeolite, and other elements that alkalize the water, soften the water, adjust the pH, and reduce the oxidation reduction potential (ORP). There are also magnets placed inside the top of the lid and somehow configured to direct magnetic energy downward. I’m not sure how effective this is because my experience with static magnets is that the energy field isn’t likely to extend more than an inch or two from the magnets.
There are a few things that make this device very unique. There is a polarized chip on the bottom of the bottle and a yantra mandala symbol on the top. I don’t know what they will actually do to the water, but based on Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work on how intent can affect water I am willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.
The filter also contains colloidal silver and colloidal gold. Other than silver acting as a disinfectant to prevent bacterial growth in the filter, I have read and heard only a little about what they do for you.
There are two more things that concern me about the AlkaMug. If you look on the “Use” page under AlkaMug Classic, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and you will see two warnings. One, don’t leave your water in the container for more than 12 hours. Two, “Keep your AlkaMug out of reach of children.” I don’t know about you, but I try not to put anything into my body that comes from a container that says “keep out of reach of children.”
The price? $134.99 for one bottle with filter.
Water Filtration with the Nikken PiMag Sport Bottle
The filtration component for the PiMag Sport Bottle meets or exceeds the NSF or EPA standards for particulates, chlorine and chloramine reduction, taste and odor reduction, lead reduction, and VOC and MTBE reduction. It also removes about 60% of the fluoride. The filter is attached to the lid of the bottle and you squeeze the bottle to force the water through the filter when you drink, so all of your water is filtered before you consume it. The filters are replaceable and last about 3 months.
The filter adjusts the pH to between 8.5 and 9.5 so it is perfectly alkaline for the body and reduces the ORP so that the water will act like an antioxidant once you drink it. The four magnets in this bottle are below the filter and placed opposite each other so that they create a magnetic field between them that the water passes through before it gets filtered.
There are no polarized chips or ancient symbols on this bottle, but if you believe in the work of Dr. Emoto then please intend love or some other blessing on the water as you fill the bottle and you should get the same benefit.
Nikken also doesn’t have any warnings about how long you can leave your water in the bottle. The plastic is BPA free and thoroughly tested to make sure that there are no chemicals that can leach into your water. Finally, it is safe for children to drink the water and my kids love these bottles.
The price is $55 for the bottle with one filter. If you like, you can sign up for my newsletter and get a 20% discount, which brings the price down to $44. The sign-up for the newsletter is on this page at the top of the right sidebar under the search box. Just scroll up and you should see it.
You can find out more about the bottles here: www.getmywellness.com/piwater/nikken-water-bottle/.