Frequently Asked Questions
Oxygen Orchard is happy to be as transparent and crystal clear as the oxygenated water we promote, which is why we invite you to read through some of our most frequently asked questions and their answers. We are excited to spread the word about the benefits of The Big Pitcher and how quality oxygen-rich water supplements your journey to improved wellness.
“What is The Big Pitcher?”
The Big Pitcher is a small electric appliance that oxygenates and purifies your drinking water. It holds about 64 ounces (1/2 gallon) of water. It operates anywhere there is an electrical outlet without the hassle of filters or faucet attachments. There are three parts: the Base, the Pitcher and the Lid. The Big Pitcher carries a 3-year factory warranty.
“Why should I drink water with oxygen?”
It is a medical fact that our bodies need oxygen for healthy living. Because of lifestyle choices, our cells may demand more oxygen than our pulmonary systems can deliver. The Big Pitcher is a convenient and safe way to supplement your body’s oxygen.
Why would you drink water with no to low oxygen if you have the choice? You shouldn’t! Your drinking water should have the highest possible natural saturation of oxygen, which is about 11 parts per million. We have designed a durable, attractive appliance to add the maximum safe amount of oxygen to your drinking water.
“I use a filtration unit for my drinking water at home. What does your product remove that isn’t already removed with the filter?”
The Big Pitcher eliminates the bad taste caused by chlorine, radon, fluoride and sulfur gases, as well as particulates that make water “hard.” And remember, carbon filtration removes oxygen from water.
“What’s wrong with just drinking tap water, since it’s already pretty inexpensive?”
For less than 10 cents you can have your recommended 64 ounces of tap water per day in ordinary tap water. But if oxygen supplementation is your goal, which it should be, tap water typically has less than 2 parts per million dissolved oxygen, plus significant measures of chlorine. (Note: We measured dissolved oxygen saturation in dozens of tap water samples and none were above about 3 parts per million. Why? Your city’s water treatment facility doesn’t want oxygen in the water they send to your tap because it will cause corrosion of the pipes.) Oxygenate your tap water with The Big Pitcher and enjoy the refreshing taste of 95-98 percent oxygen-saturated water with no chlorine!
“Does The Big Pitcher purify water?”
Yes, but a better description might be that The Big Pitcher “polishes” your drinking water. The Big Pitcher purifies but does not purify as effectively as filtration or reverse osmosis. The Big Pitcher should not be substituted for your filtration system. The ideal is to complement purified water with The Big Pitcher. For those who require very pure drinking water, distilled is the purest water available. Even more important is that The Big Pitcher oxygenates your water.
“My doctor said the GI tract does not absorb oxygen from water and that drinking oxygen-rich water is a waste of time and money. Why would he say this?”
It is true that your GI tract is not designed to absorb gases such as oxygen. But your GI tract can and does absorb liquid. It absorbs liquid with no oxygen, liquids with sugar, such as soft drinks, liquids which scavenge oxygen, such as alcohol and liquid with oxygen. The oxygen becomes a property of the water itself – it is no longer a free gas.
Movement of the water once it has been swallowed has been the subject of at least one clinical study, which shows that all water ingested is absorbed by cells within one and half hours.
Medical professionals are beginning to see positive results in their patients who drink oxygen-rich water. It does make a difference!
“I’ve read about super-charged oxygen drinks for athletes and bodybuilders in the fitness mags. Are athletes the ones who would benefit the most by drinking your oxygenated water?”
Everyone, including you, can benefit! Oxygen is depleted in many ways:
- As your body metabolizes what you eat, drink, breathe;
- If your Body Mass Index is inappropriately high (i.e. more fatty tissue than the recommended muscle tissue);
- As you exercise and your muscle tissue requires more oxygen than it is receiving;
- Everyday stress creates hormone secretions, which is a natural “toxin” that must be metabolized;
- If your choice of food and drink requires more oxygen to metabolize;
- Aging means more deterioration of cells and therefore greater metabolic/oxygen need;
- Taking medications and supplements greatly reduces the body’s available oxygen.
There are many more scenarios in which oxygen is depleted. Please inquire about the book, to be published in 2015 – Oxygen: The Cure for Death and Disease by Teri H. Mathis.
“What kind of maintenance does The Big Pitcher require and how often?”
All water contains minerals and to dissolve these minerals, you will clean your The Big Pitcher about once a month, using hydrogen peroxide. Fill the “wagon wheel” at the bottom of The Big Pitcher with the cleaning solution and operate for about 15 minutes. Rinse, refill the Pitcher with water and in about 15 minutes, your oxygen-rich water is ready to drink!
A customer said he had great success using effervescent denture cleaning tablets – and it is very inexpensive.
If your source water is more pure, i.e. already filtered, maintenance is required less often.
“How does the water taste after it’s been in The Big Pitcher for a couple of days?”
Great! You’ll be continuously recharging with your choice of water each time you pour a glass or two to drink and this can go on until you clean The Big Pitcher. The Big Pitcher is designed to operate continuously.
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