Welcome to our expert GoFiltr review. GoFiltr is a new line of alkaline water sticks made in California with a fresh twist on an old product. Is it a revolutionary new advancement in alkaline electrolyte water, or just another prettied-up version of an existing product? Better yet, are GoFiltr products worth the money, and will they save you money compared to buying bottled alkaline water?
These are two of the key questions we answer in our GoFiltr review. We want you to know everything you need to know before you decide to buy a GoFiltr alkaline water stick.
In this review and guide, we’ll explore the available GoFiltr products, determine if their products are better than alkaline water drops, and finish up with our two cents.
Let’s see what GoFiltr has to offer.
GoFiltr Product Overview
#1 Alkaline Original
GoFiltr Original Alkaline contains a blend of alkaline mineral balls that boost the pH of your drinking water up to 9.5.
#2 Alkaline Vitamin C
GoFiltr Alkaline Vitamin C contains the same minerals as the Original version with added Vitamin C.
#3 Alkaline Magnesium
GoFiltr Alkaline Magnesium is made for quicker recovery from a hangover or exercise with added magnesium.
#4 Electrolyte Infuser
The last type of GoFiltr stick is the electrolyte enhancer. This blend contains Vitamin C, magnesium, and the Original ingredients.
- All 4 sticks fit into any type of water bottle with a 1″ opening or larger (compatible with Hydro Flask and ThermoFlask)
- Each stick lasts up to 750 refills or 3 months
- Made in California with ingredients from California, Minnesota, and Inner Mongolia
- The balls are made of tourmaline and enhanced with essential minerals and electrolytes that boost pH (similar to other alkaline water sticks on the market)
- Boost negative ORP (antioxidant potential) without the use of a water ionizer
- The GoFiltr does not filter your water, it’s intended to be used with filtered water
- Negative ORP and pH Boost Time: 15 minutes
- BPA-Free & BPS-Free
Now that you know which products are available and have a basic understanding of how they work, let’s see what to expect from the GoFiltr experience.
What to expect?
Before we offer our two cents and draw our final conclusions for a product, we investigate current info to get a feel for user experience. We then pass our findings along to you to help you make the most informed buying decision.
Do GoFiltr sticks work or are they just another gimmick alkaline water product? Here’s what we concluded:
- One of the drawbacks of alkaline water sticks, in general, is that it’s impossible for everyone to achieve the same pH boost. You may find that the GoFiltr doesn’t boost the pH of your drinking water to 9.5.
- You may find the taste of the water pleasant with no aftertaste, or you may notice a strange mineral taste. When I used an alkaline mineral filter cartridge similar to this all the way back in 2009, I did not like the taste of the water and ended up tossing the thing.
- The greatest advantage of an alkaline water stick is that it’s portable and good for travel. We don’t recommend alkaline water sticks for everyday use since they rely on adding minerals to boost pH. Water ionizers do not add minerals to boost pH; instead, they use the minerals that are already in your tap water.
- GoFiltr losing effectiveness after a few weeks
- In our opinion, GoFiltr is a new spin on an outdated product that’s perhaps a bit better than its predecessors.
GoFiltr pH and ORP Tests
Before we wrap up this guide with our GoFiltr review, I want to share the GoFiltr pH and ORP test videos. Let’s start with the pH test video:
Now for the ORP test video:
What’s the significance of negative ORP?
Negative ORP has an anti-aging antioxidant effect on the body while positive ORP water has an oxidizing effect. Oxidation is what happens when an apple turns brown after it’s been cut.
Quality water ionizers make water with a higher negative ORP without adding minerals. The reason I want to point this out is that I don’t equate the negative ORP created by an alkaline water stick with the ORP created by a quality water ionizer.
However, the results do show that the GoFiltr reduces ORP to create alkaline antioxidant water. This in itself is somewhat impressive and a worthy result to consider before you buy.
Our GoFiltr Review
Is the GoFiltr worth it?
- Our main concern with alkaline water sticks is the fact that they add minerals to every glass of water you drink if you use them daily. We would like to see an accurate ppm reading for GoFiltr water. There’s a strong chance that the ppm is too high for daily consumption. While ppm isn’t an accurate measure of water quality, there’s no reason to overdo your daily mineral intake similar to the way it’s no good to load up on vitamins every day.
- As I mentioned earlier, my experience with an alkaline mineral filter cartridge was no good. You may find the taste of GoFiltr water funky.
- We don’t like the idea of having to fish the GoFiltr out of the water bottle, especially since we wouldn’t want to let it sit in our bottle for more than 15 minutes to avoid over-mineralizing.
- It’s impossible to control the resulting pH with an alkaline water stick. You may end up with water that’s too alkaline or not alkaline enough to experience therapeutic alkaline water benefits. One of the greatest advantages of an ionizer is pH control.
- The filter not remaining effective for the advertised period
- Alkaline water sticks are good for travel and occasional alkaline water on the go. They may also help reduce hangover symptoms or muscle soreness after a hard workout by replenishing electrolytes.
- We like that GoFiltr doesn’t use pseudoscience in its marketing. The company appears honest, which is a difficult attribute to find in the alkaline water realm. For example, in our DYLN water bottle review, we found pseudoscience terms such as “micro-clustering.” We also appreciate that GoFiltr doesn’t claim to filter water or make “hydrogen-rich” water.
- GoFiltr products are made in the USA with no ingredients sourced from China.
- The materials are BPA-Free and BPS-Free.
- The filter fits into the most popular insulated stainless steel bottle & plastic water bottle brands.
- We appreciate the range of sticks available. The Vitamin C filter is an interesting option we haven’t seen before.
Overall Score: 7.5/10
After reading through the current GoFiltr info and completing our own analysis, we do believe GoFiltr is one of the best alkaline water stick brands currently on the market. However, we don’t generally recommend alkaline water sticks for daily drinking because they rely on the addition of minerals to boost pH.
There are better long-term solutions such as a countertop alkaline water system, alternate alkaline water filter, or water ionizer.
If you’re looking for a budget alkaline water solution, you may find that alkaline water drops are a better on-the-go option than alkaline water sticks since they don’t require you to fish a stick out of your water bottle.