Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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Anybody switch from buying plastic bottles waters every day to a stainless steel bottle like The Coldest One and have any weird issues? Like all of a sudden you get really chapped lips or any aches and pains?

Discussion ongoing at work and wanted more opinions.
 

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So buy better quality.

Have had Klean Kanteen a long time. Never any issues.
They are super good quality. Have a lot of their bottles and mugs and stuff in all different sizes and colors.
They last forever too.
 

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Aren't you losing weight? I ask because I recognize your user name from the fitness thread. If so and you still are, there's your reason. What you describe would be the result of extremely tainted water and or badly manufactured stainless steel that's not what it claims it is and is leaching heavy metals.

Lack of B Vitamins and low fat leading to decreased hormone production would be my educated guess if it's from diet.
 

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Aren't you losing weight? I ask because I recognize your user name from the fitness thread. If so and you still are, there's your reason. What you describe would be the result of extremely tainted water and or badly manufactured stainless steel that's not what it claims it is and is leaching heavy metals.

Lack of B Vitamins and low fat leading to decreased hormone production would be my educated guess if it's from diet.
Yes I am. But the weight loss has slowed down. I started taking vitamin b once a day, too. I think I need to go back to bottled water for a bit and see if that helps.

Thanks to everyone for their input.
 
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Yes I am. But the weight loss has slowed down. I started taking vitamin b once a day, too. I think I need to go back to bottled water for a bit and see if that helps.

Thanks to everyone for their input.
Vitamin B what?
 

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Vitamin B what?
Its super b complex IIRC. the bottle is at home. When I used to get chapped lip all the time, I started to take that and it cleared up. Then I would go off the vitamins and sometimes the chapped lips would come back and I would start the vitamins again and they would go away. now, they aren't going away. and it use a chapstick at night which used to help
 

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Its super b complex IIRC. the bottle is at home. When I used to get chapped lip all the time, I started to take that and it cleared up. Then I would go off the vitamins and sometimes the chapped lips would come back and I would start the vitamins again and they would go away. now, they aren't going away. and it use a chapstick at night which used to help
Recovery isn't instant. Even in low vitamin D patients, it takes considerable dosages daily if not a large once weekly dose to raise and maintain low levels. Ideally, we should be able to get all of our nutrients through food alone, but it simply isn't feasible before you take dietary complications into matter.

That said, any extreme weight loss will cause problems that can't be remedied by exogenous supplement use. You can try maintaining you weight for a couple months and then continuing on, letting your body stabilize a bit and letting hormone development and function to continue.
 
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Well I’m back to Poland springs for a test few days. See if this dry mouth and chapped lips thing goes away. If it does, it’s the bottle or the filtered water at work. I’ll the. Use bottled water in the stainless steel bottle
To see if it comes back. If not, it’s the work water.
 

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Well I’m back to Poland springs for a test few days. See if this dry mouth and chapped lips thing goes away. If it does, it’s the bottle or the filtered water at work. I’ll the. Use bottled water in the stainless steel bottle
To see if it comes back. If not, it’s the work water.
whats the update
ive been using a stainless steel water bottle for the last several years and havent had any issues
since its getting beat up i want to replace it but want to see whats out there
 

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whats the update
ive been using a stainless steel water bottle for the last several years and havent had any issues
since its getting beat up i want to replace it but want to see whats out there
I went back to plastic Poland springs and no more dry mouth or other issues. I now want to dry using my ss water bottle with Poland spring water in it. I just haven’t gotten around to it.
 
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I went back to plastic Poland springs and no more dry mouth or other issues. I now want to dry using my ss water bottle with Poland spring water in it. I just haven’t gotten around to it.
if you do let me know how it goes
im curious as ive noticed differences from some different water fountains and water filters but never thought too much into it
 
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We’ve been using Contigo insulated bottles for years. They get so used we’ve worn out and replaced lids on the older ones.
 
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I've been using a Yeti for a few months with no issues because there's nothing quite like a $50 water bottle.

/s

But for real, I like my Yeti, even though the cost is absurd.
 
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We’ve been using Contigo insulated bottles for years. They get so used we’ve worn out and replaced lids on the older ones.
If you've got a Sam's or Costco membership, they sell tumblers, bottles and whatnots in bundles from time to time during the year.

I've been using a Yeti for a few months with no issues because there's nothing quite like a $50 water bottle.

/s

But for real, I like my Yeti, even though the cost is absurd.
Yeti and Thermos are good. I'm not sure how Stanley ranks these days. They were excellent back in the day. With a lot of these things, I prefer a bottle with a simple cap or growler. Anything extra like Zojirushi's and you're increasing surface area you cannot reach during washing which leads to bacterial sludge growth.
 

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Yeti and Thermos are good. I'm not sure how Stanley ranks these days. They were excellent back in the day. With a lot of these things, I prefer a bottle with a simple cap or growler. Anything extra like Zojirushi's and you're increasing surface area you cannot reach during washing which leads to bacterial sludge growth.
This is the one I have, which was $40:



But then I bought this cap for $10:



I like that you can buy different caps, and that they are replaceable if they get nasty. That said, they are made of top notch polycarbonate and so far no indication of getting nasty. But if it does, I'm not out a $40 bottle.
 
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This is the one I have, which was $40:



But then I bought this cap for $10:



I like that you can buy different caps, and that they are replaceable if they get nasty. That said, they are made of top notch polycarbonate and so far no indication of getting nasty. But if it does, I'm not out a $40 bottle.
Actually, that's not what I was referring to. Those are easy to keep clean. Though that dual cap design looks sweet. I was referring to the flip top tab style bottles that you can't quite clean without breaking. Thermos used to or still does make some mugs that are difficult to clean unless you clean them every day of use with a solution, like hydrogen peroxide. Ideally, you want a bottle to have the most straight forward travel from interior into your mouth or cup.

The Thermos mug I remember having the issue was a cap that was dual layer with an area of dead space in between the two pieces which you couldn't physically clean without breaking the cap in half. I'm not sure what contributes to the biofilm and sludge, but I imagine it's a combination of particulates in the air, backwash (saliva), dead skin cells and the wetness that remains.
 
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I've been using a Yeti for a few months with no issues because there's nothing quite like a $50 water bottle.

/s

But for real, I like my Yeti, even though the cost is absurd.
i have a yeti also but i got it as a gift a few years ago
i probably wouldnt have paid that much for 1 myself but i like it and will probably replace it with the same model
Yeti and Thermos are good. I'm not sure how Stanley ranks these days. They were excellent back in the day. With a lot of these things, I prefer a bottle with a simple cap or growler. Anything extra like Zojirushi's and you're increasing surface area you cannot reach during washing which leads to bacterial sludge growth.
all 3 are still good and i have a few mugs made by thermos and stanley
the simple cap is great because its easier to clean
This is the one I have, which was $40:



But then I bought this cap for $10:



I like that you can buy different caps, and that they are replaceable if they get nasty. That said, they are made of top notch polycarbonate and so far no indication of getting nasty. But if it does, I'm not out a $40 bottle.
i think i have that as well
is that the 20oz tumbler
 

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i have a yeti also but i got it as a gift a few years ago
i probably wouldnt have paid that much for 1 myself but i like it and will probably replace it with the same model

all 3 are still good and i have a few mugs made by thermos and stanley
the simple cap is great because its easier to clean

i think i have that as well
is that the 20oz tumbler
26 oz bottle
 
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