I have had this filter for about a year now and use it all the time. I haven't really noticed any of the promised results, but it is all subjective, I guess. I'm not dead yet, so that's good.
My first impression when I got the filter was it looked like something from the 99 cent store. It is hard to pour from, and it comes out slowly.
Now for the bad part. I was sent an offer from TuraPur offering a deal on replacement filters, three for $75. When I finished filling out the order form, a message came up saying that they could not ship to California. What? They had no trouble sending the product!
Now I have a useless unit with no filters. I hope this filter lasts forever.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend