Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Most refillable water bottles are made of polycarbonate, even though scientists have known for years that Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used in the polycarbonate manufacturing process, leaches into whatever liquid goes inside (BPA is a known hormone disruptor that's been linked to birth defects). That's why the Kor One is made from Eastman Tritan, which offers the clarity and performance of polycarbonate but without the dangers of BPA. It's also safer to refill the Kor One than to re-fill single-use bottles, which tend to act as breeding grounds for bacteria. Many single-use bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which studies indicate leaches potentially harmful amounts of antimony and other chemicals, especially as the bottle breaks down from re-use. The KOR ONE, by contrast, is easy to clean and stays safe throughout its lifetime.
Perhaps the most important benefit that the Kor One provides, however, is an immediate delivery system for your body's most important substance: water. Your body contains up to 70 percent water, and every metabolic system depends on it. Even minor dehydration can have significant effects, ranging from fatigue and headaches to indigestion and muscle cramps. The KOR ONE helps overcome these problems by giving you instant access to water, helping keep your muscles and joints happy and lubricated, distributing vitamins and other nutrients throughout the body, and helping remove lactic acid, dead cells, and toxins that would otherwise slow you down (or worse).
A Sustainable Choice
According to the Pacific Institute, the amount of petroleum required to make, ship, and distribute the average single-use water bottle would fill 25 percent of the bottle itself. So when you drink a bottle of water, you're also consuming the equivalent of a quarter of the bottle's volume in oil. The Earth Policy Institute estimates that bottled water consumption is the global warming equivalent of three million cars driven for a year. Drinking from a reusable water bottle, however, is a simple but empowering change. You may not be able to reverse global warming single-handedly, but collectively we can make a difference by changing our water consumption habits.