About TuraPur Pitcher

The TuraPur Pitcher and Countertop water ionizing systems promise to deliver hydrogen-rich water with high levels of antioxidants. As a result, we’re told your water will taste and smell better, and may even help you experience increased energy, more radiant skin, and healthier joints.

In fact, TuraPur mentions in several places on their website that these systems can “revitalize your cells from the inside out” and provide you with a “fountain of youth”!

Once we step away from the sales pitch though, what can you realistically expect from drinking TuraPur water, whether from their Pitcher or Countertop system? Will you find it worth the price? Sit back, grab an ice-cold glass of water, and we’ll discuss what we learned during our research.

How Does TuraPur Provide Healthier, Better Tasting Water?

TuraPur manufactures two different filtration systems; a Pitcher and a Countertop model:

TuraPur’s Pitcher

Made of BPA-free plastic, we’re told that TuraPur’s pitcher filters water over three different stages:

  1. A layer of NSF-certified activated carbon
  2. A layer of ion exchange resin that softens the water and gets rid of bad tastes and odors
  3. Here, the hydrogen is released while enriching the water using magnesium, infrared ceramics, and tourmaline

In addition to these benefits, TuraPur claims their Pitcher produces water around 9 pH (we’ll talk more about this shortly), that it fits in your refrigerator, and can be used on the go for trips and picnics. Other than putting the 3-stage filter in place, there is no assembly or installation required.

TuraPur’s Countertop Model

At about 3.5” wide and 11.5” tall, TuraPur’s Countertop water system is about the size of a half-gallon jug of milk and is designed to sit right next to your sink.

Although it’s not quite as easy to setup as their pitcher, we’re told you can install the Countertop model in minutes, without the assistance of a plumber. All you need to do is attach the nozzle to your sink faucet (it comes with 2 adapters, so you’re sure to get the right fit). For a more in-depth look at the process, be sure to read through TuraPur’s installation instructions.

From there, the company tells us you simply need to turn on your sink and the 3-stage filter will get right to work:

  • A 1” layer of KDF process media, which the company claims is “backed by 15 patents and an NSF International certification”
  • A layer of Nuchar® AquaGuard® 325, a form of granular activated carbon that’s claimed to be 8-10X more absorbent than regular activated carbon
  • Finally, similar to the Pitcher, the Countertop’s filter will free the hydrogen in the water using magnesium, infrared ceramics, and tourmaline

According to TuraPur, each Countertop filter is good for about 500 gallons, or about six months of use for an average family.

While activated carbon water filters have been used for years to help improve the taste and odor of tap water, what does the science have to say about TuraPur’s specific health claims? Let’s take a detailed look.

What Is Alkaline & Hydrogen Water? Is There Any Science Behind Them?

pH: Alkaline & Acidic

Without going into unnecessary detail here, you’ve probably heard of pH before, which is defined as “a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration of a solution.” In layman’s terms, pH is a number that references the acidity of something—the lower the number, the greater the acidity (such as battery acid), while higher numbers mean that a solution is alkaline (household ammonia, for example).

In nature, water is made alkaline by passing over rocks and picking up minerals. In the instance of TuraPur’s Pitcher, it seems they’re looking to accomplish much of the same in the comfort of your home using specialized filters.

While it’s obvious that water with a very high acidity could be harmful to your health, does this mean that alkaline water can do the opposite and provide a health boost?

Is There Any Benefit to Drinking Alkaline Water?

Here’s how Healthline puts it:

“Alkaline water is a somewhat controversial topic. Many health professionals argue against its use, saying there isn’t enough research to support the many health claims made by users and sellers. According to Mayo Clinic, regular water is best for most people as there is no scientific evidence that fully verifies the claims made by alkaline water proponents.”

However, the article goes on to mention that there are some studies showing alkaline water may be able to provide benefits in specific circumstances, such as reducing acid reflux. In some studies, it’s also been shown to provide benefits related to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

Does hydrogen water have more clinical evidence to support TuraPur’s claims?

What About Hydrogen Water? Is It Proven to Provide Health Benefits?

Compared to alkaline water, hydrogen water seems to have a meaningfully greater number of clinical studies behind it—although they might not necessarily support TuraPur’s claims. What do we mean?

Back in 2007, Nature published a study that found rats who inhaled hydrogen gas reduced oxidative stress in their brains by a marked amount. While this referenced inhaled (versus oral) hydrogen, it seems to have set off a chain reaction, leading to dozens more studies in its wake.

To see what we mean, you can quickly hop over to the National Institutes of Health’s PubMed and browse through nearly 50 different studies specifically looking at the potential benefits of drinking hydrogen infused water (here is one quick example). Like the original Nature study though, you’ll find that many were conducted on mice and were focused on very specific issues (e.g. metabolic syndrome, muscle degeneration, detrusor overactivity, etc.).

This means 1) these benefits may not necessarily transfer to humans and 2) there seems to be limited clinical evidence that hydrogen (or alkaline) water can help you look younger, increase your energy, improve joint condition, or many of the other claims made by TuraPur’s manufacturer.

Before moving on, let’s talk about one more thing: antioxidants.

Will Antioxidants Provide Any of These Benefits?

The term antioxidants describes a class of substances that inhibit oxidation. What’s this mean?

In a nutshell, when oxidation occurs, molecules called free radicals are released, which may be a contributing factor toward serious conditions like narrowed blood vessels, cancer, and more. So, by inhibiting these free radical, antioxidants are thought to benefit our health.

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The issue is that medical science still doesn’t have a clear understanding of which antioxidants are best for you, whether or not they actually provide any benefits, and if they do, which amounts are needed to provide the desired effect. How does this relate to TuraPur’s filtration systems?

While we didn’t test either the Pitcher or Countertop models, even if they really do create antioxidant-rich water, it seems the overall body of clinical evidence is limited that this will translate into any real-world benefits.

How Much Does the TuraPur Pitcher Cost?

TuraPur’s systems are priced as follows:

  • Pitcher: $69.95 plus $4.95 S&H
  • Pitcher Replacement Filter (add $4.95 S&H):
    • 1 Filter: $17.95
    • 3 Filters: $49.95
    • 6 Filters: $97.95
  • Countertop: $199 for one; $379 for two
  • Countertop Replacement Filter: $129 plus $7.95 S&H (note: These can be purchased for the reduced price of $99 when purchasing the Countertop system)

TuraPur’s Pitcher and Countertop models come with a 3-year warranty for free replacement of defective parts. Outside of this, however, no refunds are available.

In order to process a warranty claim, you’ll need to contact customer service at (866)-706-5304 or customerservice@lfb.org.

Given the price and available clinical evidence for TuraPur’s systems, are customers expressing satisfaction with their purchases?

Are TuraPur’s Customers Leaving Positive Reviews? Are There Other Options?

We didn’t encounter any direct online customer feedback for TuraPur’s Pitcher or Countertop systems at the time of our research. However, based on the scientific claims made by the company, Chem1.com didn’t exactly mince words in their summarization of the evidence:

“… part of [TuraPur’s Pitcher] is made of metallic magnesium, which, they tell us, reacts with water to release hydrogen gas, of which a minute quantity dissolves in water: Mg + 2 H2O → Mg(OH)2 + H2. What they don't tell you, as any chemist could, is that this reaction only takes place when the H2O is in the form of steam; Mg does not react with water at room temperature. Another example of exploiting the scientifically ignorant.”

Despite Chem1.com’s strong-handed wording, as well as the general lack of clinical evidence we outlined above, this hasn’t stopped several different manufacturers from producing their own alkaline-inducing, hydrogen-freeing water pitchers. Some of the more popular models include Pitcher of Life, Anself, and even one specifically named “The Alkaline Water Pitcher.”

Outside of these, you can purchase whole bottles of pre-alkalined and hydrogenated water online (and even some big box retailers, like Walmart), as well as sticks and tablets that promise to accomplish much of the same.

From a company perspective, TuraPur’s systems are manufactured by Laissez Faire’s Living Well, LLC, who also manufactures a line of nutritional supplements intended to support brain health, joint health, and more. The company is headed by Nate Rifkin, who specialized in direct response marketing and spent years as a copywriter before launching into the world of nutritional supplements and water filters.

According to one of Nate’s long-form landing pages, he got into the industry after meeting a man who was 50, but who looked no older than 30. Nate claims the man revealed his “fountain of youth,” which ended up being some kind of briefcase-sized electrolysis machine that produced hydrogen-rich water.

Nate sampled the water and was so convinced by its beneficial properties that he paid the man $4,000 for it, which he then used to create a less expensive machine that could accomplish much of the same. The result is the TuraPur Pitcher.

Alright, we’ve talked a lot about the TuraPur Pitcher and Countertop systems, so let’s bring everything together to help you make a more informed purchase.

Is a TuraPur Pitcher (or Countertop) System Right For You?

Ask any doctor or health specialist, and they’re sure to tell you about all the potential health benefits related to drinking plenty of water, including calorie control, energized muscles, healthier-looking skin, improved kidney function, and more. On top of this, drinking alkaline water may help reduce symptoms related to acid reflux.

On the other hand, based on the available clinical evidence and professional feedback (on NIH’s PubMed, as well as on other third-party online resources), it seems up in the air as to whether or not hydrogen-infused water will provide any real world benefits.

The good news is that activated carbon filters (such as the ones used in TuraPur’s Pitcher) can certainly help your water taste and smell much better—just keep in mind that you can find hundreds of different activated charcoal pitchers online, as well as at nearby retailers. Often times, you’ll find that these options (as well as their replacement filters) are priced meaningfully lower than TuraPur’s Pitcher.

Given this, is it worth spending the extra money on TuraPur’s systems? Ultimately, this is a question only you can answer once you’ve carefully weighed the evidence, as well as some of the pros and cons outlined here. Just remember that if you decide to roll the dice, no refunds are available if you’re dissatisfied.

If you do purchase the TuraPur Pitcher or Countertop system, be sure to tell the world about your experience and write a review below!

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45 Consumer Reviews for TuraPur Pitcher

Average Consumer Rating: 2.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 12 4 star: 5 3 star: 5 2 star: 2 1 star:  21
Bottom Line: 44% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 12 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Waiting for reply

    • Berthoud, CO,
    • Nov 21, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I just sent my third request for information in the past 2 months and I have never received an answer to my requests. I am very concerned, if I bought the pitcher and had a problem, that I would have trouble getting it resolved. I am not sure I want to do business with a company with such poor customer service.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money

    • Denver, CO,
    • Nov 18, 2018
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    I tried it and I was really looking forward to the changes they touted - both because I was willing to try almost anything for better health and because sometimes our water tastes like chlorine. After a solid six weeks, I gave up. Not only had I not noted any physical improvement whatsoever, but because sometimes our water still tasted like chlorine.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Does not work

    • Colorado,
    • Oct 21, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was excited to receive my countertop pitcher and filter a little over a month ago.

    I put it to use immediately.

    After using it for one week I felt no different - water tastes the same as it did before filtering it through the pitcher.

    I would not purchase this product again and frankly think it's a scam. Not being able to return the pitcher is also annoying. A few companies refuse returns if a customer is not happy.

    Bottom line - don't buy it!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 14 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Hoax

    • New Mexico,
    • Oct 20, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I felt no noticeable difference after using the pitcher. I agree with chemists mg only releases hydrogen when in contact with steam, not tap water! The infrared given off by certain minerals in that small amount in a filter is negligible at best. Hey, put a quartz crystal in the sun and then in your water, send me $50.00 for instructions (joke)!

    It was late, I was tired and fell for the sales hype!

    Avoid this!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 19 out 24 people found this review helpful
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    • Milwaukee, WI,
    • Oct 17, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have a change of heart to this item TuraPur Pitcher, because for some reason, I think is finally doing something good, as I have decided to continue using it. For the past few weeks, I've finally started to feel good/a whole lot better in health - today than a few weeks ago. Slowly, but I think it is doing something good to me.

    I like/wish to know how could I go about purchasing one or two more filters to continue using it and see if this pitcher is the one improving my health issues!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Previous review
    • Aug 21, 2018

    Return policy

    I order the TuraPur Pitcher about three months ago, and like to know if it's too later to return it for a full or any refund at all? Sorry, but I don't think it has done any different in my health for these past months I've been using it.

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  • 19 out 20 people found this review helpful

    My pitcher

    • Texas,
    • Sep 13, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I started using the TuraPur a year ago. In the beginning I had problems with getting the cover on right, I then marked the cover so I would know how to line it up. Once I did that no more cover problems.

    Drinking the water has become a way of life for me and I have felt better about myself and my feeling of being more healthy. I didn't plan it, but I stopped mixing fruit juices with my water, and I stopped putting Apple Cider Vinegar in my water, I just drink it plain without any additives. I have become just satisfied with the TuraPur water. I am 70 years old and my son who sees me once a year immediately noticed a difference and said I got out of the car with a spring in my step. I walk 3-4 miles effortlessly and enjoy near perfect health, my blood tests came back and everything was normal.

    For the couple of dollars for a TuraPur filtering pitcher, I say it's worth every penny, and I personally will not go without it. I easily drink 8-10 water bottles of it everyday. I now take the pitcher with me on trips so I won't go without my water. Oh, I was told I look and act like 50, who knows, but I feel good hearing that.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 25 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Scam warning!

    • Houston, TX,
    • Sep 11, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    This pitcher is crap. Then after sending an email saying NOT to send any filters and not to charge my account, they DID! I am reporting them to the FTC for fraud. Do NOT purchase anything from the company. The customer service is a joke, the reps leave you on hold for over 20 minutes and barely speak understandable English.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 26 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Don't buy from this company

    • Virginia,
    • Sep 6, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I would not buy from this company! I called after I had received the TuraPur pitcher and filters to confirm that I was not on any schedule to automatically receive any more filters. I was assured that I was taken off of that list, but six months later, I now have received tow more filters and my credit card has again been charged. I called customer service to complain, and the girl who answered said she has now removed me from the automatic shipments list, but had an attitude when I asked that the company pay for return shipment, and said there was no way they could do that. Her attitude plus rushing me off the phone tells me they get a lot of complaints!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 26 out 27 people found this review helpful

    I like my TuraPur!

    • Texas,
    • Aug 25, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I've used my TuraPur Pitcher in my fridge for a couple of years. I just came on this page to see what people are saying. I don't agree with any of the less-than-great findings of those comments posted here, but I want to register my own findings.

    I've had Dallas' tap water for decades out of the faucet. Now, I only drink 100% of my water and coffee from my TuraPur pitcher and filters. My health is fantastic. TuraPur is only one element in my dietary intake regimen besides a 100% organic raw food diet, MMS protocol, and a number of organic capsules of vitamins , minerals, boron, grapeseed extract, granulated garlic, etc.

    If you don't get the lid on correctly, turn it 1/4 turn and reseat it. It really isn't that difficult. The ergonomics of the pitcher seem irrelevant. It holds water and filters it and pours it.

    Maybe there are some cheaper filters and maybe some remove more contaminants, but my TuraPur water tastes great, and even if there isn't substantiated clinical documentation of the hydrogen-enriched water and whether it's of direct health benefit, I'm happy with it.

    It isn't bad. It can't hurt. It's better than what I was doing before. It may cost a little more than others, but in 65 years I've learned that the adage is usually true that you get what you pay for. I could change to a different water filtration system in the future but it wouldn't be because of any dissatisfaction with my TuraPur filter.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 21 out 22 people found this review helpful

    Works for me

    • Maryland,
    • Jul 21, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have an RO system for drinking water. I fill the pitcher with RO water, and that is all I have been drinking the last five days. All I can say is that my energy level has increased tremendously. I am 71 and am remodeling our house and usually gas out after 2-3 hours and then have diminished energy the rest of the day and fall asleep watching TV. The past two days I have put in 10 and 12 hours with taking 10-minute breaks when needed. I have been drinking about 6 quarts a day...I sweat a lot when working. The difference is remarkable with sustained energy throughout. I now think I can finish the work this year if this energy level is sustained. All I can say is that it works for me.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 23 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Mixed feelings

    • Mesa, AZ,
    • Jul 20, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased the TuraPur Pitcher and filters over a year ago. Because Arizona water is SO bad. I also use the Clearly Filtered pitcher system that I absolutely love. So I would fill my Clearly Filtered pitched from the filtered water that comes through my refrigerator, pour that filtered water into the TuraPur and then drink it. So basically I was drinking triple filtered water.

    The taste is great, but honestly, it is with the Clearly Filtered alone. I didn't necessarily notice a difference in how I feel, but I did notice that my houseplants love the TuraPur water and thrive on it. It also seems to do good in my fish aquarium. So even though I can't physically see or feel a difference in myself, it is visible in my plants. I personally take so many supplements, I don't know what is helping and what isn't. My grown children laugh at me. But I'm 56 and look ten years younger. So there!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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