Do you love taking long showers and you find the idea of being able to boost your health at the shower attractive? You are not the only one, and it seems the health products market is ready to answer this growing demand for products like the Green World Tourmaline Shower Head.
The theory is simple: you buy this innovative shower head with tourmaline filter, and, as water flows through it, the tourmaline crystals fill it with nourishing minerals. With time, you will enjoy a clearer, youthful, and healthier skin and your overall health and well being will improve.
Whether or not this will actually happen is a completely different story. We will try to clarify it in the following lines by reviewing the manufacturer’s reputation and the product’s details, so keep reading!
About the Manufacturer
Green World Group’s history begins in 1994, in China. The founder seems to be Dr. Deming Li, a doctor who first activated in the United States, in cancer research. We tried to verify this information, but we could not link Dr. Li to any U.S. hospitals or research facilities.
Leaving the background of Dr. Li aside, his company, Green World Group, aims to be a top developer and distributor of healthcare products based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine.
Their portfolio includes:
- Healthcare products
- Health Care Devices
- Nutriplant Organic Plus Fertilizer
- Skin Care
- Personal Care
- Tourmaline series – including this shower head.
Their wide range of products is organized into categories according to the health benefits they provide.
Thus, Green World Group products target:
- Cardio Care
- Cancer Care
- Liver Care
- Metabolic Syndrome
Despite the fact that they claim to offer healthcare products for such serious conditions and illnesses, they do not display any kind of certifications on their website. There is only one mention on the About Us page according to which the company holds the Hygiene License, HACCP System certification, and ISO9001:2008 Quality Management Systems certification.
Even if the claim were true, these certifications only prove that the manufacturing facilities operate under proper conditions of hygiene and safety. They are not an endorsement or certification for the products themselves. But let’s not judge the book by its cover and take a closer look at the product itself.
About Tourmaline Shower Head
As mentioned above, the unique selling proposition of this product is the filter with tourmaline crystals that supposedly purify and alkalinize the water. In order to find out if it can really do that, we decided to find out more about tourmaline, its action, and benefits.
The Truth about Tourmaline
An innovation in the bath care products category, tourmaline is a crystalline boron silicate mineral. It is classified as a semi-precious stone and is available in a wide range of colors, depending on species and variety.
Thus, tourmaline classifies into:
- Schorl species – black to brown-black in color
- Dravite species – brown-black to dark yellow in color
- Elbaite species – with four varieties: red or pink-red in color, light blue or bluish green, green, and colorless.
The colorless variety is the least frequently encountered type of tourmaline. In most cases, the tourmaline crystals are bi-colored or multicolored. Why would someone put this mineral into a shower head? According to New Age, healthy living principles, tourmaline has healing and electromagnetic characteristics, especially in its black variety.
It is supposed to be a cleansing stone that channels spiritual energy and dispels electromagnetic vibrations caused by various devices, such as smartphones, TV sets, and computers. However, as far as we could assess, there is no scientific evidence available to confirm these claims. It all seems an act of faith – you can choose to believe that tourmaline has special powers to heal you, and, just like placebo drugs, it may provide some benefits.
How Does the Tourmaline Shower Head Work?
The shower head has a compartment (in the portion you hold in your hand when showering) filled with tourmaline crystals and germanium beads. As water passes through them, these beads release minerals and far infrared rays.
The presentation page of the product is quite poor in information. However, on affiliate websites, we’ve managed to locate information according to which the tourmaline shower head:
- Balances the water’s pH level
- Ionizes the water
- Retains chloride, heavy metals, bacteria and salt from hard water
- Releases oligoelements into your skin, helping it fight free radicals and, implicitly, aging
According to the same sources, tourmaline shower head users should enjoy the following benefits:
- Eliminate stress and fatigue
- Improve blood flow
- Help with muscle pain
- Anti-inflammatory effect on joints, especially for weather-sensitive persons
- Help fighting jet lag for travelers
- More elastic skin
- Improve hair texture, health, and shine
Although we would love to be able to confirm these benefits, we could not find any reputable scientific research results to back these claims. Even the information on the product page is scarce and unconvincing.
In fact, all websites offering encouraging information on the healing properties of tourmaline belong to various companies selling similar products or focusing on healing by crystals, shamanism, etc. If you remember the copper-infused craze, this is the tourmaline version.
Just like hundreds of companies began selling copper-infused garments which they claimed had impressive health benefits, many companies now sell tourmaline-based products and promise unjustified benefits.
Tourmaline Shower Head Price and Money Back Guarantee
Green World Group does not post any prices anywhere on its website. We could not find any prices on their affiliate websites either. They do not even offer information on how clients can order their products. Most probably, since this is an MLM network, prices vary from one affiliate to another and according to the value of the order.
The situation is not more encouraging when it comes to guarantees either. The Consumer Protection page of the Green World Group website states that customers who purchased the products through formal channels (there is no telling what these channels are, probably authorized representatives) can return or exchange products within 30 days from the acquisition.
After this period of time, the national laws concerning the return and refund of products become applicable. Keep in mind that, in order to receive a refund, you have to return the products unopened and unused, in as-new condition. Even if you do, you still stand to lose the cost of shipping.
Under normal circumstances, we would have provided a list of products strengths and weaknesses, but in this case, we have only identified weaknesses, most of which were already reviewed.
In the end, it is your decision what you do with your money, and you are free to spend it on this particular product if you think it can help you or you really want to have it. At this point, given the lack of information and the unverifiable reputation of the manufacturer, we still wonder whether the shower head really contains tourmaline or some other similar looking mineral.
If you decide to take the leap of faith and locate a Green World Group’s distributor to buy the tourmaline shower head, we would be grateful for any hands-on information you can provide either in the form of a comment or as an independent review.