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|Distilled Water: Frequently Asked Questions|| |
DISTILL YOUR WATER
1. What is distilled water?
Distilled water is literally water that has been boiled, evaporated and condensed - leaving all chemicals, toxins and waste behind and creating pure, clean water. Distillation will remove bacteria, viruses, cysts, heavy metals, radionuclides, organics, inorganics, and particulates.
Distillation is literally the method seen in nature, whereby: the sun heats the water on the earth's surface, the water is turned into a vapour (evaporation) and rises, leaving contaminants behind, to form clouds. As the upper atmosphere drops in temperature the vapours cool and convert back to water to form water droplets. Then once the droplets fall as rain (precipitation) the cycle starts over again.
This is exactly the same process in a water distiller - the tap water is heated to boiling point so the impurities are separated from the water, and the water then becomes steam. This is then condensed back into pure liquid form. The impurities remain as residue and are removed leaving 100% pure, pH balanced water.
2. I heard that distilled water is leeches minerals from the body, is this true?
It is unsure where this myth came from, but it is not based upon any scientific fact and is literally a lie. It is presumed that it was a rumour started by an individual or company with vested interests (possibly a manufacturer of an alternative filter or purifier).
'Your question as to whether distilled water leaches minerals out of the body reflects another persistent myth. While pure water helps to remove minerals from the body that cells have eliminated or not used, it does not "leach" out minerals that have become part of your body's cell structure. Neither does distilled water cause your teeth to deteriorate, a false claim made by a filter manufacturer looking to boost sales. As far as acidity goes, distilled water is close to a neutral pH and has no effect on the body’s acid/base balance'. - Dr Andrew Weil
"Distilled water has an inherent quality. Acting almost like a magnet, it picks up rejected, discarded, and unusable minerals and, assisted by the blood and the lymph, carries them to the lungs and kidneys for elimination from the body. The statement that distilled water leaches minerals from the body has no basis in fact. It doesn't leach out minerals that have become part of the cell structure. It can't and won't. It collects only minerals that have already been rejected or excreted by the cells...To suggest that distilled water takes up minerals from foods so that the body derives no benefit from them is absurd." - Harvey & Marilyn Diamond, Fit for Life II: Living Health
3. Isn't distilled water void of minerals that my body needs?
Another popular myth. The simple fact is that the human body can only use and absorb certain types of minerals (organic as opposed to inorganic) and only from certain sources. The human body is designed to get it's minerals from foods, not from water and so the best thing we can do for our water is make it as pure from toxins and chemicals as possible.
While it is true that the process of distillation removes certain minerals from the water it is highly unlikely that any of the beneficial minerals could be used by the body. Research has shown that the body is unlikely to be able to absorb the minerals from water and one study has even claimed that you would have to drink over 650 eight-ounce glasses of tap water to reach the Recommended Daily Allowance for calcium. The fact that distillation makes water 100% pure should not be of concern.
"The body’s need for minerals is largely met through foods, not drinking water." - American Medical Journal
"The minerals which the human body needs that are in the water are insignificant to those in food… and anyone simply eating a varied diet, not even a balanced diet, could hardly suffer a mineral deficiency." - Dr. Henry A. Schroeder, Dartmouth Medical School
"The only minerals that the body can utilize are the organic minerals. All other types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be eliminated. Distilled water is the only water that can be taken into the body without any damage to the tissues." - Dr. Allen E. Banik, The Choice is Clear
4. Are distillers expensive to run?
Home distillers take about 3 kilowatts to make 4 litres of distilled water. The average price of a kw in the UK is approximately 5.5p and therefore, for four litres of distilled water the cost is likely to be approximately 16.5p - or only just over 4p per litre!
Is 4p per litre too much to pay for pure distilled water made fresh in your home?
The alternatives are to buy bottled distilled water, or mineral water - both of which cost between 40p-£2.50 per litre and are not available on demand.
From the perspective of return on investment - it would take you approximately 99 days for your distiller to pay for itself:
3 litres of distilled water per day = 12.37p
Difference = £1.92
Price of a Fresh & Pure Distiller = £189.99
Days to pay for distiller based upon saving above= 99 days!
If there are any other questions that you might have regarding distillers, please do not hesitate to get in touch by email, or speaking to one of our friendly staff on the phone number at the top of the page