Should I Buy Distilled Water and Drink it?
If you’re looking to buy distilled water, I sincerely hope it is because you are scientist and need pure water to clean your lab instruments. Because if you’re not a scientist and just want to drink distilled water, don’t do it! It’s very acidic and will over time will make you sick.
Distilled water and reverse osmosis water was created so it wouldn’t leave behind residue. Lab equipment is very sensitive, so when you clean it, you don’t want alkaline minerals like calcium and magnesium left behind. It was never created with idea that people would want to drink it.
Fast forward to today and throw in some greedy corporations with deceptive marketing campaigns, and you’ve got products like Dasani and Aquafina and the Pure Water Store, all selling this “zero” water. Why? Because they argue that pure water is better for you. It’s not!
Don’t Buy Distilled Water to Drink
So, why don’t you want to buy distilled water to drink? For one, it’s empty, and that’s a very bad thing when it comes to your health. Water is supposed to have stuff in it make you healthy like alkaline minerals, oxygen, and antioxidants. When you purify it with a distilled or reverse osmosis, you take all that good stuff out, and leave behind an empty vessel.
When water is empty, it is acidic, and when something acidic comes in contact with something else, it oxidizes it. Oxidation is rust. If you drink distilled or reverse osmosis water over time you will leach valuable minerals from your bones, leaving you susceptible to conditions like osteoporosis. The rusting occurs at a cellular level where drinking pure water over time will raise oxidative stress levels (think free radical damage). The higher these oxidative stress levels, the more likely you are to develop adult onset diseases like arthritis, cancer, and diabetes.
High levels of oxidative stress have been determined to be the cause of or linked to over 200 illnesses and diseases we face. When it comes to water, you certainly don’t want to drink something that increases oxidative stress in your cells and increases the chance you will get sick!
So If I Don’t Buy Distilled Water, What Else Is There?
If you don’t buy distilled water, you may be tempted by other types of bottled water. If it’s Aquafina or anything other brand using reverse osmosis to purify the water, the end result is the same acidic water as distilled water. Some bottled water brands, like Fuji, are bottled spring water. This water is usually much better than distilled or reverse osmosis water because it has natural alkaline minerals in it that keeps the pH around 7, or neutral.
If you have a choice, you should choose a spring water. But there is a big problem with any kind of bottled water, regardless of how it started out, that’s the fact it’s been sitting in a bottle for a long time.
A natural spring water has energy from the sun in the form of ions. These ions combine with the hydrogen in water to make hydrolx ions, which are water’s natural antioxidant. But if you take natural spring water away from the sun and stick in it a bottle, those natural hydrolx ions will fizzle out just like carbonation fizzles out of a soda. This natural water, once alive and ready to make you healthy, becomes stagnant and dead.
Don’t Buy Distilled Water — You Need Antioxidants!
Most of us don’t have access to a natural spring or glacial stream to get water that’s naturally full of antioxidants. Luckily, water ionizers replicate the sun and create the same quality healthy water. The first water ionizers made in Japan used the Fountain of Youth in Lordes, Frances as the model for the natural water they wanted to created. When scientists tested this water and water from other longevity springs and glacial streams, they discovered that it had about a 9.5 pH and -330 ORP. ORP stands for oxygen reduction potential and in natural water, it is a measurement of the antioxidants in the water.
Japanese scientists discovered that using water electrolysis could take stagnant water, like from a tap, and transform it into natural alkaline water water full of antioxidants that measured the same as the longevity springs and glaciers and even the Fountain of Youth.
Now, the technology has improved even more with advanced 16 stage filtration systems to go along with superior quality platinum-titanium plates. A modern water ionizer like the EOS Genesis Platinum 9, will remove 99.99% of toxins and impurities from your water, create the perfect drinking water at a 9.5 pH and -330 ORP, and create multiple other water pH levels that you can use to clean, water your plants, clean your face, and even sterilize bacteria and viruses in your sponges and tooth brushes!
So, don’t buy distilled water to drink, it’s not healthy and it’s expensive. The cost of a liter of water from a water ionizer is only about $.02 cents! You’ll save money with a water ionizer and get the healthiest possible water to drink.