Biocera Alkaline Jug Filter Review – Unique Alkaline Pitcher

Product Summary

Contamination Removal: 50%
Ease to Use: 95%
Filtration Rate: 60%
Space Saving: 96%
Water usage: 99%
Warranty: 55%
Features: 80%

Price: $$$

Summary:

What makes Biocera jug unique is that this not standard pitcher filter as you usually use. This pitcher is not primarily designed to purify water, but to actually make it alkaline and remineralized.

Although, this filter removes some contaminants, don’t expect high performance on this. This jug will be an excellent option for people that already have some kind of purification in place and just want to make water healthier.

This sleek design is a cost-effective choice if you’re looking for alkaline drinking water. The Biocera alkaline jug and its filters are unique – it uses ceramic balls and other materials to increase the pH of tab water.

Biocera explains that their ceramic beads produce a negative ORP in the filtered water. Traditionally, electrolysis is used to produce a negative ORP in drinking water using ionization machines. However, another method is by dissolving magnesium in the water as explained in this article by Dr. Julian Whitaker.

The Oxidant Reduction Potential (ORP) and pH are measurements used to indicate whether treated water might have anti-oxidant properties that help reduce cancer-causing free radicals in the body. What really helps reduce free radicals is the molecular hydrogen (H2) dissolved in the water. To be entirely sure that your treated water has these qualities, you need to know the H2 concentration.

What’s great about Biocera is that they report the expected results for all three measures: pH, ORP, and hydrogen:

  • pH: 8.0 ~ 9.5
  • ORP: -50 ~ -400 mV
  • Hydrogen: Over 100ppb~

The filter also provides some removal of lead and copper along with chlorine and pesticides. This pitcher filter is not designed to purify water. If contaminant removal is essential to you, then use another water filtration or purification method first, then treat your water with Biocera.

You may also want to consider models that provide all this treatment in one. Many of the undersink systems offer high-quality reserve osmosis treatment as well as the addition of minerals, which helps raise the pH and may increase molecular hydrogen, especially if magnesium is added.

The jug has sliding markers on the lid as reminders for when to change the filter. The filters will treat 150 liters, and the pitcher has a 1.8-liter capacity.

Customers have noted that the filtration process can be slow. It may take a half hour or so for one batch to filter completely. That said, slow filtration is not always a bad thing. Passive filters that have slower filtrations rates tend to provide better results.

The pitcher style is well designed both regarding quality and look. The bright and black design will go with most kitchen décor. Customers have found that this pitcher is less likely to cause spills compared to other similar models.

The lid has a perfectly sized hole for refilling. This provides a convenient, one-handed refilling method. The hole is not covered although the filtered water is always covered by design. The only concern with this is any dust or dirt that might enter the reservoir during the half-hour filtration process.

This may only result in the need to clean the reservoir more frequently as it is unlikely that any dirt would pass through the filter.

Pros
  • Reputable pitcher
  • Antioxditant filter
  • Increase the pH of water
  • BPA-Free
Cons
  • No warranty information available
  • This pitcher is not designed to replace the filter
  • Slow filtration rate

The product is BPA-Free as you would expect for the provided quality. Whole construction is made of Tritan and Polypropylene, you can find more information on this material in my other article.

 

I could not find any information online regarding any warranties or guarantees. Unfortunately, for warranty information, you will have to contact the manufacturer directly, which can be annoying.

It provides a reliable, cost-effective way to produce hydrogen-rich, anti-oxidant water while providing some contaminant removal. The Biocera website provides a wealth of information on their products and how they work. You may also be interested in reading peer-reviewed research on the benefits of molecular hydrogen.

Finally, the Molecular Hydrogen Foundation’s website explains the facts and myths about alkaline drinking water, ionization, and molecular hydrogen. It is important to know the facts before making an investment in an alkaline filter.

FAQ

Q: My water has a slight cloudiness after the filtration is it normal?

A: This happens sometimes. Please, just give an additional rinse to filter and coudiness should vanish.

Q: Does this jug removes impurities out of water?

A: This filter removes very little of impurities. This is not primary function of this system. It improves the taste and overall quality of water by making water alkaline, mineralized and removes activated oxidants.

Q: How long does the filter last?

A: Considering daily consumption of 1.5 liters the filter should last about 1 year.

Q: Can I pour hot water in a jug?

A: No, this jug is designed to be used with cold water only.

Conclusion

Biocera is the great option for people who already have some kind of purification in place. In particular I am talking about people that have reverse osmosis system in place without remineralization stage.

The reverse osmosis system removes nearly 99% of all elements in water, including the healthy ones. You might want to add those healthy ones back and increase the pH of the water to make it more alkaline.

This filter gives you a filtration of water to some extent as well. However, performance is not as high as compared to some other filters.

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