Frequently Asked Questions
- LiveWell Fresh Filter™
Why should I use the LiveWell Fresh Filter™
Testing by water utilities has found 300 pollutants in the tap water Americans drink, according to an Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) drinking water quality analysis of almost 20 million records obtained from state water officials. More than half of the chemicals detected are not subject to health or safety regulations and can legally be present in any amount. The government has not set new drinking water standards since 2001.
In 2010 the EPA came out with the following statement: Due to recent contaminant issues we recommend that you filter your tap water beyond public system treatment standards.
Note: A new report from the President’s Cancer Panel suggests, in order to reduce your exposure to known or suspected carcinogens and hormone disrupting chemicals, that you filter your tap water, and drink and store your water in BPA free plastic containers.
Will the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ improve the taste of my tap water?
Yes, the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ is designed to meet or exceed several NSF 42 International standards for chlorine, taste and odor reduction.
Why is the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ superior option to many other point-of-use water filters?
The LiveWell Fresh Filter™ is versatile. The LiveWell Fresh Filter™ is designed to fit most commercial water bottles as well as LiveWell’s ECO Bottles and Sports Bottles. Most high quality filtration systems are installed inside your home, but the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ can go anywhere your life takes you!
The LiveWell Fresh Filter™ uses Zorflex®, a proprietary silver impregnated 100% activated carbon cloth. Zorflex® is used worldwide by medical institutions and militaries. The Zorflex® used in the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ is so effective in removing odors that NASA has used this material in several scientific studies for odor reduction. Zorflex® was developed by Calgon Corporation / Chemviron, one the world’s leaders in the fields of water treatment and purification.
How much money will I save by using the LiveWell Fresh Filter™
Using the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ and LiveWell Fresh Filter™ can save you hundreds of dollars. Instead of buying bottled water, simply refill the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ with tap water for pennies a day. A single LiveWell Fresh Filter™ is rated for up to 30 days.
The LiveWell Fresh Filter™ provides portable point of use filtration, so keeping the LiveWell Healthy Hydration System™ with you at all times will ensure access to inexpensive, clean, filtered water wherever you go. Keep additional bottles at work and in your car so that you will always have access to cleaner, better tasting water. There is no need to waste money on bottled water again!
Where is the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ made?
The LiveWell Fresh Filter™ is made in the USA, with a strong focus on maintaining a low carbon footprint and sustainable practices. Additionally, the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ will be registered with the EPA for bacteriostatic properties, which inhibits the growth of bacteria within the filter.
How does the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ work?
It’s very simple, as you drink, the water passes through the Zorflex® cloth, filtering contaminants, chemicals and odors. Water quality varies by area, many municipal water sources contain contaminants such as chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticalsand TTHM’s, a known disinfecting by-product of chlorine that is suspected to cause cancer. When water passes over the positively charged carbon surface of the filter, the negative ions of the contaminants are drawn to the surface of the carbon, where they remain.
Does the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ remove Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) from my tap or bottled water?
Testing authorities have not established protocols to evaluate the removal of PPCPs. However, the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ contains activated carbon, which is designed to treat organic substances, such as the active ingredients commonly found in PPCPs.
Can I use the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ to safely filter stream water?
No, the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ is only designed for tap water or other potable water. WARNING: Do not use where water is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality.
Is the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ effective on other brands of bottled water?
Yes, the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ fits on approximately 85% of the 1 billion single use consumer water bottles sold every week in the United States. Bottled water is not regulated by the EPA but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a study (EWG.org) comparing 25 different branded bottled waters, most of the samples exceeded the contaminant level set by the EPA for mercury, thallium, and thorium.
How do I begin using the LiveWell Fresh Filter™
Before drinking from the LiveWell ECO Bottle™, rinse with warm water, and then gently squeeze one full bottle of cold water through the filter. This will ensure the carbon is fully activated and the filter is ready for use.
How often should I change my LiveWell Fresh Filter™
For best results we recommend changing your filter once a month.
Can bacteria build up in the filter?
Yes, bacteria buildup is a major concern with reusable water bottles. The LiveWell Fresh Filter™ uses Zorflex®, which is undergoing EPA registration for bacteriostatic qualities, meaning it inhibits the growth of bacteria within the filter itself.
How do I know when to change my LiveWell Fresh Filter™?
The taste will tell you. We recommend changing your filter once a month for healthy hydration. The level of chlorine and other contaminants present in your local tap water will also affect how often your filter needs to be changed. In general, a fresher filter will provide fresher water.
What do I do when my LiveWell Fresh Filter™ reaches the end of its lifespan?
To dispose, remove the LiveWell Fresh Filter™ from the bottom of the LiveWell Cap, wrap in paper, and discard. Check with your local recycler.
- The LiveWell ECO Bottle™
Is the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ made from safe plastic?
Yes, the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ is made from PET plastic and is BPA free, and contains no Phthalates or PVC. Additionally, it contains an FDA approved additive for enhanced biodegradability.
Where is the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ made?
The LiveWell Fresh Filter™ is made in the USA, from foreign and domestic materials, with a strong focus on maintaining a low carbon footprint
How long will my LiveWell ECO Bottle™ last?
The LiveWell ECO Bottle™ has been designed for multiple uses, and proper care can lengthen its useful life. With proper care, a single LiveWell ECO Bottle™ could prevent up to 300 water bottles from ending up in landfills.
Why is the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ shaped the way it is?
The LiveWell ECO Bottle™ is the result of substantial engineering and design. The plastic of the bottle is flexible enough to squeeze, yet strong enough to use over and over. Ergonomically shaped, the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ fits well in your hand, your refrigerator and your car cup holder.
Is the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ customizable?
Yes, the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ can be customized with a variety of colors and logo’s for special events, promotions and company partnerships.
Why did LiveWell go to the expense of including an additive for enhanced biodegradability?
Approximately 38 billion plastic water bottles end up in landfills each year. The LiveWell ECO Bottle™ helps eliminate unnecessary waste. By increasing the weight, and thickness of the bottle, we created a bottle that will last longer. We also included an additive for enhanced biodegradability, so when you do finally throw it away, the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ continues to help reduce landfill waste.
Are the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ and LiveWell Fresh Filter™ dishwasher safe?
We do not recommend placing the LiveWell components in the dishwasher. Hand wash in warm soapy water and dry for best results. DO NOT wash the LiveWell Fresh Filter™, simply rinse in cold water. The LiveWell ECO Bottle™ is designed to be used over and over again, with proper care and cleaning.
Is the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ freezer-safe?
We do not recommend placing the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ in the freezer. You can place the LiveWell ECO Bottle™ in the refrigerator.
- The LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™
Can I use other everyday supplements in the LiveWell Enhancement Chamber™?
No, other supplements won’t dissolve properly. The LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™ are specially designed to dissolve over the course of drinking up to 20oz of water.
What is the benefit of taking LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™ over other oral supplements?
Convenient, portable, easy to take, and great tasting, LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™ eliminate the difficulty of swallowing pills. Compared to oral supplements, LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™ deliver nutrients directly into the body via water, supporting high bioavailability and absorption.
LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™ can be mixed and matched to create an ideal formula and dosage, customized for your performance and lifestyle needs.
What is the benefit of taking LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™ over premixed beverages?
Protective packaging helps to ensure the LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™ are not weakened or destroyed by light, oxygen or moisture exposure which can begin to happen to pre-mixed beverages in as little as 24-hours after bottling.
LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™ can be mixed and matched to create an ideal formula and dosage, customized for your performance and lifestyle needs. LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™, are a great tasting alternative to sports drink that are loaded with sugar and carbohydrates. Sweetened with Stevia, LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™ contain no added sugars or carbohydrates, and no artificial sweeteners or colorant.
- The LiveWell Cap™
What is the LiveWell Enhancement Chamber™?
The LiveWell Enhancement Chamber™ is a moisture-resistant compartment that holds between one and four LiveWell Enhancement Tablets™ that can be stored and released before drinking. Great idea right? The enhancement chamber allows the consumer to mix and match their functional ingredients and even create their own dosage amounts.
What types of water bottles will the LiveWell Enhancement Chamber™ work with?
The LiveWell Enhancementt Chamber™ fits directly onto all proprietary LiveWell ECO Bottles and Sports Bottles, as well as a majority of the 1 billion water bottles sold every week in the U.S.
The LiveWell Enhancement Chamber™ is 100% BPA free with an additive for enhanced biodegradability.
Is the LiveWell Enhancement Chamber ™ customizable?
Yes, the LiveWell Enhancement Chamber™ can come in a variety of colors and have custom logo’s for special events, promotions and companies.
- Weight20™ Weight Loss Tablets
What is WellTrim® iG?
WellTrim® iG is the patented, authentic and clinically proven Irvingia Gabonensis seed extract (U.S. Patent 7,537,790). This remarkable nutraceutical ingredient is clinically proven with substantiated structure/function claims to aid in the reduction of body weight and body fat, control appetite and promote satiety, and support blood sugar levels already in the normal range.* WellTrim® iG is a very safe ingredient as it is derived from a seed kernel that is a culinary staple in West African communities.
How does WellTrim® iG work?
- WellTrim® iG enhances leptin function by reducing C-reactive protein and leptin resistance. Leptin is the key hormone that regulates appetite and weight loss. In the body, leptin serves as a regulator of body fat storage by managing satiety, appetite control, metabolism and blood sugar. Overweight individuals have high levels of leptin in their blood yet are resistant to its effects, a condition known as leptin resistance. Research shows that reducing leptin resistance and lowering serum leptin enhances leptin function which is critical to successful weight management.
- Up-regulates the expression of adiponectin which improves insulin sensitivity. High circulating levels of adiponectin are associated with cardiovascular health benefits, lower body weight and increased insulin sensitivity while low levels of adiponectin are associated with higher body weight.
- Inhibits the enzyme glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase which is an enzyme produced by adipocytes (fat cells) to assist with the conversion of blood sugar into fat. This inhibition process helps to reduce the amount of blood glucose that coverts to fat.
What are the clinical studies supporting WellTrim® iG
The health benefits of WellTrim® iG are supported by a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trial. The study was published in the peer reviewed journal Lipids in Health and Disease. The 10 week study included 102 healthy, overweight and/or obese volunteers (BMI 26 or higher). The treatment group received 150 mg of WellTrim® iG or matching placebo, 30 to 60 minutes before lunch and dinner. Significant improvements in body weight, body fat, waist circumference, as well as fasting blood sugar, blood lipid levels, C-reactive protein (CRP), adiponectin and leptin were observed. In fact, at the end of the study, the WellTrim® iG group lost an average of 28 pounds, 6.7 inches from their waistlines and reduced their body fat by 6.3%! Total cholesterol was reduced by 26%, LDL cholesterol by 27%, fasting blood sugar by 22.5% and CRP levels by 52%.
- LiveHealthy™ Probiotic – Digestive and Immune System Tablets
What is GanedenBC30®?
GanedenBC30® is the trademarked name for the patented strain of probiotic bacteria, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086. GanedenBC30® is not a drug. It is a natural supplement that can help support your digestive health and maintain your immune system.
What makes GanedenBC30® Different from Other Probiotics?
GanedenBC30 is unique because inside each cell is a hardened structure, or spore, which is similar to a seed. This spore, or seed, serves as a natural protective shield against the heat and pressure of manufacturing and the strong acids in your stomach to arrive alive and then thrive in your intestines* — their intended target. Other traditional probiotic bacteria such as lactobacillus, acidophilus and bifidobacteria are not able to form these protective spores, making them more vulnerable to manufacturing processes and stomach acid.
GanedenBC30 significantly improves abdominal pain and bloating in patients with IBS. GanedenBC30 is designed by nature to survive and thrive so more probiotic cells can help support your digestive and immune system.