*Showerhead not included
De-chlorinating agent is 100% pharmaceutical grade Vitamin.
Totally neutralizes chlorine and chloramines.
Improves condition of skin and texture of hair.
Attaches easily to any shower fixture without lowering the height. Use your favorite showerhead.
Filter life of up to 15,000 gallons
Environmentally safe - 100% organic
Bathing with Vitashower Filter or VitaBath Tablets invigorates skin and hair by using a pharmaceutical grade vitamin mix as a de-chlorination agent which fully neutralizes both chlorine and chloramines The newest and most superior technology (patent pending) ever to enter the shower filter market.
It 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 lets you enjoy chlorine-free, odorless, clean and nutrient-rich showers year around.
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 stops releasing the vitamin.
The vitamin is released economically thereby increasing the useful life of the Vitashower significantly. Use your own favorite showerhead. The Vitashower cartridge filter lasts up to 15,000 gallons of water use in any water temperature, any water pressure and the lifetime of the filter does not depend on the water quality.
Why Choose Vita Water for bathing?
Vitamin C de-chlorination has a lengthy history. It has been used in EPA and APHA methods for the de-chlorination 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 chemicals would be catastrophic. Breeders of rare fish also choose this method of de-chlorination. Very recently, vitamin de-chlorination is being used in the treatment of water. It fully neutralizes both chlorine and chloramines.
To better appreciate the power of using a vitamin as the de-chlorination agent in the Vitashower, 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. The water we use from city water systems has been treated by chemicals such as chlorine and chloramines. By definition, "chlorine is a nonmetallic element occurring naturally as a poisonous, greenish-yellow gas with an irritating, pungent odor." As defined, 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 hair & 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. Chloramines, 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.
There are several powerful arguments for using Vitamin instead of KDF, activated carbon or sulfur-based compounds as de-chlorination agents.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Sodium Ascorbate fully neutralize both chlorine and chloramines. Ascorbic Acid is mildly acidic and sodium Ascorbate is in a pH neutral form. Neutral form will require approximately 10% more to achieve the same chlorine neutralization. One gram of Vitamin C will neutralize 1 ppm (part per million) chlorine in 100 gallons of water.
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 NOT 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.
Several leading 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.
1000 mg - 100 tablets
De-chlorination agent: 100% Pharmaceutical Grade Vitamin C blend.
Totally removes chlorine and chloramines from your bathwater.
Improves skin and hair.
Relief from dry, itchy skin.
Meets the requirements of the US EPA’s Clean Water Act.
Contains a proprietary nutrient blend which is essential for health.
VITABATH is the same great technology as Vitashower but easy to use for your bathtub! Just drop one tablet in your bathwater for chlorine-free bathing. Turn your bathtub into a luxury spa tub!
Effervescent vitamin C de-chlorination tablets are comprised of ascorbic acid, citric acid and sodium bicarbonate. This powerful formula is designed to neutralize chlorine and chloramines in bath tub or spas. As Vitabath dissolves, the vitamin C will become effervescent and begin to fizz.
One Vitabath effervescent tablet is able to neutralize 1 ppm chlorine and chloramines in 100 gallons of water and completely eliminate the dry itchy skin caused by chlorine in your hot tub, bathwater or spas.
Ascorbic acid, citric acid, sorbitol,
Suggested Use: One tablet fully neutralizes 1 ppm chlorine and chloramines in 100 gallons of water. Preferably one tablet per bath. Not for human consumption.
Store at room temperature; Avoid excessive heat and moisture
VITA WATER RESEARCH
Ascorbic acid reduction of residual active chlorine in potable water prior to halocarboxylate determination
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 2 (3): 253-256 2000
Urbansky ET, Freeman DM, Rubio FJ
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
In studies on the formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs), it is necessary to scavenge residual active (oxidizing) chlorine in order to rx the chlorination byproducts (such as haloethanoates) at a point in time. Such research projects often have distinct needs from requirements for regulatory compliance monitoring. Thus, methods designed for compliance monitoring are not always directly applicable, but must be adapted. This research describes an adaptation of EPA Method 552 in which ascorbic acid treatment is shown to be a satisfactory means for reducing residual oxidizing chlorine, i.e., HOCl, ClO-, and Cl-2, prior to determining concentrations of halocarboxylates. Ascorbic acid rapidly reduces oxidizing chlorine compounds, and it has the advantage of producing inorganic halides and dehydroascorbic acid as opposed to halogenated organic molecules as byproducts. In deionized water and a sample of chlorinated tap water, systematic biases relative to strict adherence to Method 552 were precise and could be corrected for using similarly treated standards and analyte-fortified (spiked) samples. This was demonstrated for the quantitation of chloroethanoate, bromoethanoate, 2,2-dichloropropanoate (dalapon), trichloroethanoate, bromochloroethanoate, and bromodichloroethanoate when extracted, as the acids, into tert-butyl methyl ether (MTBE) and esterified with diazomethane prior to gas chromatography with electron capture detection (GC-ECD). Recoveries for chloroethanoate, bromoethanoate, dalapon, dichloroethanoate, trichloroethanoate, bromochloroethanoate, bromodichloroethanoate, dibromoethanoate, and 2-bromopropanoate at concentrations near the lower limit of detection were acceptable. Ascorbic acid reduction appears to be the best option presently available when there is a need to quench residual oxidants fast in a DBP formation study without generating other halospecies but must be implemented cautiously to ensure no untoward interactions in the matrix.
Ascorbic acid reduction of active chlorine prior to determining Ames mutagenicity of chlorinated natural organic matter (NOM)
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 2 (2): 161-163 2000
Urbansky ET, Schenck KM
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
Many potable water disinfection byproducts (DBPs) that result from the reaction of natural organic matter (NOM) with oxidizing chlorine are known or suspected to be carcinogenic and mutagenic. The Ames assay is routinely used to assess an overall level of mutagenicity for all compounds in samples from potable water supplies or laboratory studies of DBP formation. Reduction of oxidizing disinfectants is required since these compounds can kill the bacteria or react with the agar, producing chlorinated byproducts. When mutagens are collected by passing potable water through adsorbing resins, active chlorine compounds react with the resin, producing undesirable mutagenic artifacts. The bioanalytical and chemoanalytical needs of drinking water DBP studies required a suitable reductant. Many of the candidate compounds failed to meet those needs, including 2,4-hexadienoic (sorbic) acid, 2,4-pentanedione (acetylacetone), 2-butenoic (crotonic) acid, 2-butenedioic (maleic and fumaric) acids and buten-2-ol (crotyl alcohol). Candidates were rejected if they (1) reacted too slowly with active chlorine, (2) formed mutagenic byproducts, or (3) interfered in the quantitation of known chlorination DBPs. L-Ascorbic acid reacts rapidly and stoichiometrically with active chlorine and has limited interactions with halogenated DBPs. In this work, we 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 (S9). This was demonstrated for both aqueous solutions of chlorinated NOM and concentrates derived from the involatile, ether-extractable chlorinated byproducts of those solutions.
The research by the U.S. 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.