Is Drinking Distilled Water Safe?December 4, 2015
Myths About Distilled Water
There are many myths floating around about the safety of drinking distilled water. Some believe it is too acidic and others think it is devoid of useful minerals. Some think distilled water doesn’t taste good, while others think the only use of distilled water is to keep the iron from getting clogged with minerals deposits. Our distilled water is 99.9% pure. Nearly all of the toxins, biological contaminants and chemical contaminants are removed during the distillation process. It is the simplicity of distillation, mimicking the hydrologic cycle, that makes is so effective. Regarding minerals, our bodies rely on fresh fruits and vegetables for mineral requirements. Minerals in water are poorly absorbed as they are inorganic and the body must work to eliminate the majority of them.
Distilled Water pH is around 7.0 – Neutral
With rare exception, freshly distilled water has a pH very near neutral, which is 7.0 on the pH scale. Solutions with a pH below 7.0 are considered to be acids and solutions with a pH above 7.0 are considered to be bases or alkaline. Claims made online or anywhere else, that distilled water is very acidic are simply not true. This can be easily proven using pH test paper or a pH meter. It is true that when distilled water has been sitting around in an open container for a long period of time, that it will absorb some of the carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. This forms a very weak carbonic acid and will drop the pH slightly below its normal reading.
Distilled Water is Not Acidic
Claims made online about distilled water being acidic or acidic water causing cancers are not based on scientific facts. The idea that drinking alkaline water will somehow get rid of cancer is untrue. It is much more likely that distilling tap water will remove carcinogenic compounds from the water. Your body does an excellent job of managing itself and the pH of all parts of the body. The various organs of a healthy body do an excellent job of managing the pH of all parts of the body. By drinking clean, toxin free, distilled water, you are providing your body with the best water possible.
“The only type of water that seems to be fit for consumption is distilled water…Distillation is the single most effective method of water purification.” Peter A. Lodewick, M.D., A Diabetic Doctor Looks at Diabetes
Distilled Water Tastes Great
Some say the distilled water doesn’t taste good. People who say this are likely tasting the plastic bottle in which it is stored. Our distillers collect water in a glass jar to preserve the pure taste. Every distiller made in our factory is tested before we ship it out. Our machines use both filtration to remove VOC’s and distillation. AquaNui distillers provide water that is clear and refreshing, without odor or bad taste.
“We believe that only steam-distilled water should be consumed.” James F. Balch, MD. & Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., Prescription for Nutritional Healing
Distilled Water Removes Toxins
Distilled water does not contain minerals. It is true that minerals are removed with the toxins and other unwanted parts of tap or well water through the distillation process. However, humans get their minerals through food, not water. One would have to drink over a hundred glasses of water a day to get the required amount of minerals needed to survive. We recommend that drinking distilled water be part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. If food does not provide enough minerals, supplementation may be recommended by your doctor.
“Distilled water is the world’s best and purest water!” Dr. Paul C. Bragg & Dr. Patricia Bragg, Water – The Shocking Truth
Distilled Water is Good for You
Some ask, “is drinking distilled water good for you”? Our answer is a resounding yes! Distilled water is pure water plain and simple. The health benefits of drinking distilled water are many. Imagine all of the bad chemicals that never get into your body. Think of all the potential biological organisms that need not be introduced into your digestive tract. Not all contaminants are made-made either. Some enter into the water supply via erosion. Avoid anything bad in tap water by distilling it first. It is both healthy and refreshing.
“If you decide on bottled water, make sure it’s distilled, (however), in the long run you’ll save money if you clean your water at home.” Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr., M.D., Maximum Health
Distilled Water is Safe To Drink
There are no dangers associated with drinking distilled water. It is perfectly safe to drink distilled water because it is natural. There’s nothing more normal than harnessing the power of evaporation and condensation. Distilled water is used in many kinds of machines as a way to deter scale and buildup. It is also useful to remove foreign bodies. For example, CPAP machines, humidors, and automotive cooling systems and engines all use distilled water. Embassies and navy ships use distilled water for drinking. If the purpose of distilled water is to keep contaminants out and to make sure there’s no corrosion or buildup, it would make sense that this is indeed the best kind of water for drinking.