Vitashower Vitamin C Shower Filter
Vitashower Vitamin C Shower Filter
The water we use from city water systems has been treated by chemicals such as chlorine and chloramine. By definition, "chlorine is a nonmetallic element occurring naturally as a poisonous, greenish-yellow gas with an irritating, pungent odor." The new technology used in the Vitashower Shower Filter astonishingly uses a vitamin as the agent to remove the harmful chlorine in the water we use to shower.
The Vitashower Shower Filter releases the exact amount of vitamin to neutralize all chlorine or chloramine as the water passes through the shower filter. When the water is shut off, the Vitashower Shower Filter stops releasing the vitamin. This economy of vitamin release increases the useful life of the Vitashower Shower Filter significantly. Also, the Vitamin Shower Filter works in any water temperature, any water pressure and the lifetime of the filter does not depend on the water quality. All of the benefits discussed here will become clearer as you read on.
Vitamin shower filters (Vitashower) use pharmaceutical grade Vitamin as dechlorination agents. Each Vitashower contains roughly 250 grams of Vitamin and is capable of neutralizing 1 ppm chlorine in 25,000 Gallons of water. Since different attributes of water will affect your actual results, it lasts for approximately 15,000 Gallons of water(6 months to one year). The life time is independent on the temperature and pressure of water and about 300% to 400% longer than that of KDF shower filter. The flow rate of the shower head is roughly the same before and after the Vitamin shower filter is installed. It works universally as long as the regular shower head can be used.
Features of the Vitamin Shower Filter
- De-chlorinating agent is 100% pharmaceutical grade Vitamin
- Totally neutralizes chlorine and chloramine
- Improves condition of skin and texture of hair
- Attaches easily to any shower fixture without lowering the height
- Filter life of up to 15,000 gallons
- Meets the de-chlorinating requirements of the EPA’s Clean Water Act
- Environmentally safe
- Contains a nutrient which is essential for better health
- 100% organic
Chlorine and Chloramine
To better appreciate the power of using a vitamin as the dechlorination agent in the Vitashower Shower Filter, the hazards in our water supplies must be better understood. These dangers are real and should not be overlooked or accepted by the general public.
Chlorine is universally used to chemically disinfect public water systems because of its toxic effect on harmful germs, bacteria and disease-causing organisms. As defined above, chlorine is a toxic gas. With greater exposure to toxic chlorine contained in water supplies, the potential health dangers we face become more real.
During the bathing process, the chlorine evaporates out of the water and is inhaled. This toxic gas can also spread through the house and be inhaled by others. Some reports claim that as much chlorine enters the body by inhaling steamy chlorinated shower vapors or through the open pores of the skin as that which enters the body by drinking chlorinated water during the entire day. This increased exposure to the adverse effects of chlorine by household residents can be from 6 to 100 times more than medically recommended.
Chlorine also attacks the skin and skin oils, creating a dermal drying effect. Shower water can also cause or worsen skin irritations and rashes as well as drying the skin. Showering and bathing in chlorinated water will also result in the breakage of hair shafts. Because chlorine is absorbed into the body through the skin, additional physical problems can ensue. Chlorinated water can also irritate eyes, leaving them red, itchy and burning. Inhaling the toxic steam can aggravate the sinuses and lungs. Chloramine, although a more stable compound, contains chlorine and ammonia and is also used to control bacteria in water systems. Its harmful effects cause the same dangers as pure chlorine.
Traditional Shower Filter Technologies
Activated carbon filtration (AC) is effective in reducing certain organic chemicals and chlorine in cold water. Chlorine is attracted to and held (absorbed) into the surface of the carbon particles. However, the efficiency of absorption is quickly nullified when the water becomes warm. The lifetime of an activated carbon shower filter is very short. An activated carbon shower filter gets clogged very quickly by the dirt it is meant to stop. As soon as that happens, it immediately starts to supply dirty water.
KDF, another widely used dechlorination media, is comprised of copper and zinc. It removes free chlorine by reversing the electrochemical process that originally separated the chlorine from sodium in a brine solution. It can't, however, remove chloramines and, it's efficiency depends on water temperature, it doesn't work well in cold water.
There are several other limitations using KDF as a de-chlorinating agent. KDF shower filters are also affected by water pressure. When the water pressure is not high enough, water simply can't pass through the KDF powders. The major problem of KDF shower filters is that the lifetime of the filter depends on the quality of the water passing through it. This is truly a cath-22. When the quality of the water is bad, that's when we need a shower filter the most. The dirt a KDF filter removes from the water quickly covers the surface of the KDF that in turn makes the filter ineffective very quickly. When the quality of the water is clean, we don't need a shower filter and KDF shower filters works great and will last a lot longer.
Other shower filter manufacturers use sulfur-based compounds such as calcium sulfite or sodium sulfite (or sulfate) as de-chlorinating agents. These sulfur-based compounds can be toxic to humans. The addition of excess sulfite and sulfate chemicals to our water supplies has always been a concern.
Advantages of Vitamin over Traditional Technologies
Vitamin C dechlorination has a lengthy history. It has been used in EPA and APHA methods for the dechlorination of lab samples. In the medical industry, it is the standard for critical applications such as dialysis, where the introduction of chlorinated water or toxic chemical would be catatrophic. Breeders of rare fish also choose this method of dechlorination. Very recently, Vitamin dechlorination is being used in the treatment of water. It fully neutralizes both chlorine and chloramines.?There are several powerful arguments for using Vitamin instead of KDF, activated carbon or sulfur-based compounds as dechlorination agents. Vitamin utilizes ascorbic acid chemistry for dechlorination. It is made with an essential vitamin for humans and many animals, which is known to boost the immune system, improve skin and hair of humans. It is also the safest and least toxic of dechlorination agents.
The research by US EPA found that L-Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) reacts rapidly and stoichiometrically with active chlorine and has limited interactions with disinfection byproducts. They found no interference from L-ascorbic acid or its oxidation product (dehydroascorbic acid) in mutagenicity assays of chlorinated NOM using Salmonella typhimurium TA100, with or without metabolic activation.
*Urbansky ET, Freeman DM, Rubio FJ, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 2 (3): 253-256 2000, United States Environmental Protection Agency(US EPA), Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Water Supply and Water Resources Division, 26 W Martin Luther King Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45268 USA.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Vitashower filtering media?
100% Pharmaceutical Grade Vitamin.
How does Vitashower work in removing chlorine and chloramines from water?
Vitashower utilizes ascorbic acid chemistry for dechlorination. Vitamin does not hold the chlorine, it neutralizes chlorine from an element into a harmless compound.
Is there any scientific evidence that Vitamin can be used in dechlorination?
Yes. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), National Risk Management Research Laboratory demonstrated that Vitamin is safe and fast dechlorination agents. Click Research for detailed information.
How much Vitamin is in the Vitashower filter?
There are 250 grams of Vitamin in each Vitashower cartridge. One gram of Vitamin will neutralize 1 ppm (part per million) chlorine in 100 gallons of water.
What is the advantage of Vitamin?
Vitamin is the safest and least toxic of dechlorination media. It not only fully neutralizes both chlorine and chloramines but also provide additional nutrients for skin and hair.
Has Vitamin ever been used in dechlorination?
Yes. Vitamin C dechlorination has a lengthy history. It has been used in EPA and APHA methods for the dechlorination of lab samples. In the medical industry, it is the standard for critical applications such as dialysis, where the introduction of chlorinated water or toxic chemical would be catastrophic.
How do I know when I should change the disposable filter ?
The second generation Vitashower filter cartridge will be transparent. You can actually see the Vitamin crystals. When all Vitamin crystals are dissolved in water, you are still able to use your Vitashower filter for another month, but it is about the right time to order a new one.
Does Vitashower filter require maintenance ?
No. Vitashower does not need any mainenance. You just need to install it and enjoy chlorine free showers.
Do I have to back flush the Vitashower filter?
How long will the Vitashower last and how many gallons of water will it filter?
The life time of the Vitashower filter is about one year or 15,000 Gallons of water and independent on the quality of the water.
Does the Vitashower filter reduce the flow rate?
No noticeable change of flow rate is found before and after the Vitashower filter is installed.
Does the performace of Vitashower dependent on temperature or pressure of water?
No. The Vitashower works for any water temperature (hot or cold), any water pressure (high or low) and any quality of water as long as the ordinary shower head works.
Can I use my own shower head with the Vitashower filter?
Yes, you can use your shower head.
Is the Vitashower filter easy to install?
Yes, simply screw the filter inlet onto your existing shower arm.
Is the Vitashower filter cartridge easy to replace?
Yes, simply unscrew the catridge and screw the new one.
What is the warranty of the shower head water filter?
There is a one year warranty on filter body. Ninety days on filter cartridges.
What is the Vitamin tablets for bath?
The Vitamin tablets made of Vitamin C and Vitamin E fully neutralize the chlorine in bath.
How many are Vitamin tablets needed for bath?
One Vitamin tablet is good for one bath. It is capable of neutralizing 100 Gallons of water. The volume of ordinary bath tub is about 50 Gallons. Therefore, half of the Vitamin will be used for providing additional nutrients for skin and hair.
Can I use Vitamin tablets for dechlorination of my fish tank ?
Yes. This tablet is also safe and effective for dechlorination of fish tank water and one tablet is capable of neutralizing 100 Gallons of water.
Can I use Vitamin tablets in laundry ?
Yes. The major ingredient of detergent is chlorine. During the rinse cycle, adding the Vitamin tablets to your washing machine will neutralize chlorine and protect the cloth fibers against chlorine attack.
About Vitashower Corporation
VITASHOWER is the leading manufacturer of Vitamin shower filters. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the finest, healthiest, and highest quality vitamin shower filters and Vitamin dechlorination tablets for bath. Our headquarter is located in Pasadena, California, adjacent to the city of Los Angeles. We use pharmaceutical grade Vitamin which fully neutralizes both chlorine and chloramines as dechlorination agents in shower filters. The newest and most superior technology (patent pending) ever to enter the shower filter market is more environmentally conscious than traditional activated carbon, KDF or sulfur-based chemicals such as calcium (or sodium) sulfite or sulfate. Vitamin is not toxic to humans and is known to boost the immune system and improve skin and hair. This proprietary Vitamin shower filter let you enjoy chlorine-free, odorless, clean and nutrient-rich showers year around.
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