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|The Big Pitcher water oxygenator, by Oxygen Orchard. The big picture for us all? Water, vital for life, is all around yet ironically, clean, naturally healthful water is not. Consequently, we avoid raw tap water and rely on bottled water and water purifiers instead. Harmonizing that,Big Pitcher transforms common tap water into clean, healthful, oxygen enriched drinking water. Benefical for everyone, oxygen enhanced water may be of particular interest for hydration aware persons and water therapy. Oxygen Orchard bills itself "The trusted leader in alternative oxygen therapies",yet Big Picture shouldn't be viewed as a fringe,alternative medicine product. The human body is composed almost entirely of water and according to the premise of Oxygen Therapy,oxygen delivered to cells is essential to combat disease and sickness. The elemental need for every living being is water and oxygen. All people...||
|...need clear, clean, oxygen rich, drinking water making Big Picture very much a mainstream health product. Drinking water quality in our modern, processed world is certainly questionable and contains negligible dissolved oxygen content. The Big Pitcher can change that.
An easy addition to your counter top, The Big Pitcher is compact, quiet, pleasing in appearance and the effervescent stream of bubbles is an alluring invitation to drink water. Water is crucial for a litany of physiological needs including:headache relief , digestion, youthful skin, detoxification and healthy weight loss. The Big Pitcher continually at hand you'll find yourself drinking the suggested dosage of 50%,even
75%,in ounces, of body weight,per day. This could equate to 6 or 8 glasses of water per day. That could vary depending the amount of water ingested from a normal daily diet. Water imbued with the benefits of clean, oxygen enhanced water gleaned with every ounce.
In other words: ambient air is steadily infused to water by an electric air pump, housed in the plastic base, which supports a 12" high, acrylic pitcher. The Big Pitcher is constructed from FDA approved materials, is non-leaching, BPA free and holds 62 ounces ( 1.8 liters) of water. Gently invigorates water to 89 % dissolved oxygen saturation in just 20 minutes and will retain it for 3 hours if removed from the base to the refrigerator, or, poured into a portable drinking container. For quality assurance, Oxygen Orchard regularly employs an independent lab to confirm dissolved oxygen content. Water treated by Big Pitcher will be cleansed of about 30 percent of organic solids which drop out of suspension and cling to the sides and bottom. The Big Pitcher is backed by a 3 year manufacturer warranty. Power consumption is 110 volts, 2.2 Watts, or, approx. $12 per year.
Naturally the dissolved oxygen content of water is up to 15 parts per million, should you happen to dip from a river, babbling brook, or waterfall pool. The minimum required for diverse and healthy biology is 5-6 parts per million wherein fish thrive. One might conjecture that historically, people settle near bodies of active water; animals prefer not to drink from standing water; crops grow best at river deltas and house plants thive on water infused with high dissolved oxygen content. Intrinsically life requires healthy, pure oxygenated water as mother nature intended.
Mother nature of Oxygen Orchard is Teri Mathis, a former water treatment technician (and licensed stock broker), aware that municipally treated water is essentially void of dissolved oxygen ( chemicals are added to municipal water to remove dissolved oxygen because it is corrosive to pipes ). Pondering the natural level of dissolved oxygen in water, nearly 2 decades of water/oxygen and related biochemistry research ensued. Mrs. Mathis has since penned a comprehensive, DRAFT, book detailing the science and history of The Big Pitcher, for release soon.
There are only 4 ways to oxygenate water: chemically (hydrogen peroxide, etc), hydrolysis (separates the water molecule using electricity), agitation and diffusion-aeration. Oxygen Orchard incorporates the latter because aeraton-diffusion is the most economic and efficient method according to the US EPA.
Dissolved Oxygen is Healthful and Cleans Tap Water of impurities.
Physics 101, oxygenated water Water as we know it chemically is H2O. Oxygenated water is a physical property rather than a chemical one whereby oxygen from the atmosphere, 21%, diffuses into water. Naturally this occurs as air currents move over lakes; waterfalls cascade; rivers tumble and splash. Consequently, oxygen from air is churned and dissolved in water, imparting many healthful benefits for all living creatures creatures. Further that physiologically oxygen, either the lack, or, presence thereof, plays a vital role in sickness and health repectively. Dr. Milton Helpern, former Chief Medical Examiner of New York City stated: Death, is ultimately a result of a breakdown in the body's oxygen cycle. Dr. Nuland, a surgeon and teacher of medicine, comments, Simplistic though it may sound to a sophisticated biochemist, this pronouncement (above) is all-encompassing. The universal factor in all death, whether cellular or planetary, it would certainly be loss of oxygen.
Enhanced water: Dissolved oxygen cleanses water of minute, suspended particles scrubbing and oxidizing them out of solution. The aerobic, oxidized condition created by The Big Pitcher discourages, even eliminates pathogens, bacteria and viruses that may lurk in drinking water because they cannot flourish, or survive, in an oxygenated environment. The Big Pitcher elevates the oxygen level of common drinking water from perhaps as low as 2 parts per million, to an optimal, natural saturation level of 11-15 parts per million (ppm),that is, 99 percent dissolved oxygen saturation. Natural maximum saturation level in nature, at say, a cascading waterfall could be as high as 12 to 15 parts per million. Gases such as radon chlorine and sulfur are removed by oxygen in water.
A word about oxidative stress and free-radicals: Contrary to what you may have heard, free radicals are actually important for good health and naturally produced by your body to fight infection. Any molecule, or, atom can potentially become a free radical, including oxygen molecules. Oxygen has a weaker bond and may often break from a balanced state of two attached atoms, so is considered a relatively unstable molecule. Separated, the two atoms are unbalanced and to re-balance, will take an electron from a neighboring molecule. In turn, that molecule becomes a free radical and reacts likewise, taking an electron from its neighbor and unless stopped, the chain reaction continues to catastrophe, resulting in ill-health and disease.
What to do ? Chemical physiology is complex ; many studies have been done on oxidative stress and the benefits of anti oxidants which reduce free radicals damage to cells and in the case of krill oil, astaxanthin is the prominent anti-oxidant. We can gain anti-oxidants naturally, it is advised, by eating 5 to 8 servings of fruit and/or vegetables per day. Really ? Well perhaps, but some consider that quite a challenge and pretty open ended, given the quality of food has so diminished, not to mention pesticides, GM (GMO) foods and pollutants, rife in our food supply. So, we balance with top quality nutritional supplements, and select the best possible, natural, nourishing food choices. Some say supplements aren't a good idea and others the contrary. Critically, we do our homework, make informed choices and keep everything in moderation to maintain good health.
Personal trial: For our test , The Big Pitcher has been in operation 10 hours per day, 7 days a week for 18 months. It continues to function very, very well and has provided hundreds of liters of fresh, oxygenated water. Impressively, it has required very little maintenance. Occasionally, and depending on raw tap water quality, the bubbler membrane may need cleaning and you'll know because the bubble volume may decrease and/or you'll notice discoloration of the membrane itself. To clean, pour about a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide on the bubbler membrane and soak overnight. Rinse in the morning and repeat nightly as required and the device will remain in perfect working order. Occasionally, the interior of the pitcher requires periodic cleaning with plain paper towel to remove expelled grime from your raw water source. The grime, actually organic and inorganic particulate, collects on interior walls of the jug as the dissolved oxygen removes it from solution / suspension. Do not use soap to clean the jug. The Big Pitcher lends itself well to your counter top as convenient, reliable source for clean, fresh drinking water enriched with dissolved oxygen.