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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Average Consumer Rating: 2.6
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5 star: 14 4 star: 5 3 star: 5 2 star: 4 1 star:  25
Bottom Line: 42% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 36 out 39 people found this review helpful

    Very satisfied

    • Washington County, IN,
    • Feb 3, 2017
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    We've had this product for a few days now and love it! Our water comes our clear and tastes good, and with no odor. We especially love this particular filtration unit because it alkalinizes the water, which is so important for all areas of physical health!

    It is a fraction of the cost of other alkalinizing systems! I plan to purchase it for my children as well.

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

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  • 39 out 42 people found this review helpful

    No headaches.

    • Beaverton, Michigan,
    • Feb 20, 2017
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    I have been using the TuraPur pitcher for about two weeks now. I have not had a headache since I started using the water for cooking, drinking ice cubes, etc.; it is delicious. I used to get headaches daily, and I am 66 years old, and hubby is 73.

    I told several friends, and I never expected it to be this good. So I am just thankful that I ordered it. Thank you, thank you!

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

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  • 44 out 46 people found this review helpful

    I love it!

    • Anaheim Hills, CA,
    • Feb 20, 2017
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    I'm honestly not sure what all the negative feedback is about. My family and I love our TuraPur Pitcher and were surprised to see the negativity here.

    The water tastes great, it saves us HUNDREDS a month on not having to buy bottled water, and we're also more encouraged just by HAVING IT to drink more water, which I'm pretty sure is good for us.

    Anyways, my two cents: this thing is great.

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

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  • 73 out 82 people found this review helpful

    Lives up to advertisement

    • Arkansas,
    • Feb 20, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    When I read the advertisement, I was somewhat skeptical. I then found the paper that was referenced in the advertisement about hydrogen reducing oxidation and inflammation.

    I am a massage therapist and do remodeling, so my joints get quite the workout. For the past ten years, I have had increased inflammation in my hands, hips, elbows and knees, along with muscle cramps in my back and legs. For this, I discovered that celery, freshly juiced, helped with the inflammation and taking magnesium supplements helped the cramps.

    I have been using the TuraPur Pitcher daily for the past three months and consuming at least a gallon per day. I had to get my wedding ring resized due to the lack of swelling and inflammation in my hands. I no longer suffered from cramps in my back and legs, I had renewed energy, and my libido went through the roof. I felt 21 again.

    I recently took my pitcher on an out of town work trip, and after accidentally leaving the pitcher at my boss's for the weekend and for two days and not being able to drink the TuraPur water, my hands are hot and swollen, my legs and back are cramping, and my kidneys hurt like I've been kicked.

    All I know is, I need my pitcher back. I am hooked on this water, the taste is really good, but I don't care about that, I only care about the positive benefits.

    By the way, I'm 46 years old and feel 46 without the water and 21 with it.

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

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  • 82 out 85 people found this review helpful

    Very good

    • Texas,
    • Mar 31, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have been distilling my water and adding minerals back in for some time now. While I have been satisfied with the results (the removed material from tap water looks like diesel fuel), I was never that impressed with the taste. It was clean, but the minerals never lived up. I saw the reviews and ordered the pitcher.

    My process remains; distill the water, then filter, then refrigerate in Schott/Duran 250ml containers. The results are fantastic! I explain my process to new visitors, they smile politely and continue to talk and finally take a sip. Their response is always, "Wow, that is good." I, being an electrical engineer and having a curious mind, actually bought the pinpoint Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) meter. It verified the distilled water at +434mv, Tap Water at 328mV and filtered water at -119mV.

    I timed the change over time and found the loss of hydrogen at 25mV per hour. So there was a significant loss, which supports the claim of adding hydrogen without the excess heat of other processes. I also recommend using the Schott/Duran scientific containers for storage, because they hold the more efficiently. I recorded a 30mV loss over a 24-hour period. So we get by using eight 250mV containers for drinking water cooling and storage purposes.

    For cooking, we filter stored distilled water as needed. Overall I would rate this product as very good.

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

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  • 34 out 35 people found this review helpful

    Great product

    I received my TuraPur two days ago and am already hooked. I add ice cubes to the container and then tap water, and I love the taste. I find myself less interested in diet sodas and always have some cold water with me. I think I will be saving a lot of money on bottled water, and yes, on sodas.

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

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  • 34 out 35 people found this review helpful

    Relieves my acid reflux and tastes good.

    I have been using the TuraPur Pitcher for over six months, and I love the water. It tastes so much cleaner and has no smell. I didn't drink much water until I got my pitcher, and now I drink it all the time. I have stopped drinking tea and sodas.

    My acid reflux is so much better after I started using it. It could be because I am leaving everything else off.

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

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  • 28 out 30 people found this review helpful

    This is absolutely amazing.

    • Liverpool, England,
    • Aug 2, 2017
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    I can use this water for EVERYTHING, and when I say everything, I mean everything. I use it on my face, and my face feels so much smoother. I use it as a moisturizer and my hands feel much smoother. The water tastes silkier and doesn't smell like chlorine or chemical water like the tap water does, and it feels so much more refreshing. When it says it can help with your junk food habit, it means it. I prefer drinking this water over eating junk food, and this is coming from someone who has eaten a lot of junk food and can't get enough of sugary stuff.

    I recommend buying this as it's the best thing you could possibly have, especially since water is absolutely necessary for your everyday life. I give this a five out of five stars.

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

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  • 30 out 32 people found this review helpful

    Great tasting water

    It only took a couple of pitchers to say this is my favorite water ever! Tastes great, and even helped me lose like 10 lbs. I didn't do anything different except drink a bunch more water than usual. I give the smooth texture and great taste of TuraPur Pitcher credit for this. There may be better pitchers out there, but this works for me.

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

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  • 32 out 37 people found this review helpful

    TuraPur Pitcher

    I've been using one for three years, on good well water with a bit of iron in it in filtered water after. TuraPur Filter has no smell, looks clear-looking and seems like I can drink more, and it is lighter tasting to me. Cheers. I am Joseph, 86 and in good health. Be it the water or in my head, I care not, it works for me.

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

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  • 50 out 64 people found this review helpful

    The Fountain of Youth?

    I was skeptical when we started using the TuraPur pitcher one week ago. Now, I searched out this venue to say thank you, Nate Rifkin, for sharing this with me and my family. I watched Nate's very informative video to learn more about this fabulous water!

    I agree absolutely with all the other 5-star reviews! Especially Joseph P.! (P.S. To the girl who only gave a one-star review because the water doesn't taste as good when it's warm. I make ice cubes out of the TuraPur water, then in the morning, fill an insulated travel mug with TuraPur ice and TuraPur water, and it'll stay cold all day. Yum!)

    After the fourth day, we felt so energized! I started using the water not only for drinking, but cooking (making coffee and tea and in meal prep), and taking care of other living things that need fresh, clean water, i.e., my dog, my plants, etc.

    Everything and everyone loves it! They are all having positive responses to the TuraPur water.

    Maybe all the people who yell scam are just trying to sell a different product?

    Or maybe they just never tried this. Maybe they don't know that it really does produce water to which living things respond positively. More focused. More energized. Healthier.

    Did I tell you that my dog jumps up on the bed now!?

    I don't have the joint pain I had in my hands and knees from my arthritis. It may be just a coincidence, but I haven't had a migraine for three days, and that is crazy for me! I have suffered getting migraine headaches for 22 years, and until recently I was getting migraines daily.

    Believe me or not, it doesn't matter to me. We are just regular consumers like you. But drinking this water has been amazing!

    My husband and I both have more energy and focus.

    I could go on and on...

    I read all the scam reviews about Nate Rifkin and TuraPur, and we decided to try it anyway. Best decision we ever made!

    It's working. It tastes wonderful. Everybody loves it!

    My plants are flourishing! They usually only look near this good in summer when they get a lot of sunlight. They are growing...wow! They love the water!

    Did I say my 9-year-old dog started jumping on the bed again? She hasn't done that for about six years. We've tried all kinds of medications and vitamin supplements, but nothing has worked until this week. And we weren't even trying. Her water is the only change in her routine. Could it be the TuraPur water difference?

    It really is the fountain of youth! I know it has only been a week, but I can already say that I feel like I have stumbled upon The Fountain of Youth. I am 63, but I feel like I did when I was 53. I can only keep drinking in anticipation of more benefits! And more years repaired. This is awesome!

    Sorry this is so long.

    Thanks again, Nate!

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

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