Purified Water VS. Distilled Water?!?!
- 02-16-2010, 12:36 PM
- 02-16-2010, 02:56 PM
IMO you should drink both but drink more Purified than Distilled water. the problem with distilled water is that you lack any valuable minerals in the water. magnesium and calcium are 2 of the ones that i can think of off the top of my head. you need these minerals in order to exist and its easier to drink water than it is to pop supplements in order to replace them. having said all of that i do know that municipal water supplements with fluoride ions as well. having too much fluoride in the body can be detrimental to your health(too much of anything will kill you). so i would say that either way its water and therefore okay. but try not to consume too much municipal water. 60% of daily intake from municipal supplies and the other 40% from either distilled store bought water or use something along the lines of a BRITA filter to remove the fluoride. that is just my humble opinion
02-16-2010, 09:48 PM
I also heard that distilled water will take vital minerals from your body because its so pure. Is that true?
02-16-2010, 10:22 PM
02-17-2010, 02:49 PM
02-18-2010, 12:08 PM
So is Distilled water okay to drink some of the time, to clean out your system from toxins and stuff
03-02-2010, 06:40 AM
03-02-2010, 08:12 AM
I dont think it is good to drink distilled water all of the time unless there are special circumstances. I know I need to drink less distilled water than I do. Been meaning to get a water filter or something. Especially since I am on cycle right now and constantly drinking water.
03-02-2010, 12:21 PM
Ill ask Dr. Colgan at the Colgan Institute who has written many articles on water.
Last I knew, distilled water was much better than any tap water. Simply put, DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER....that is if you want the best performance possible from your body.
The best water will be one that is reverse osmosis filtered.
03-02-2010, 12:41 PM
RO was invented for the printing industry as a way to get pure water without minerals so it wouldn't gunk up the printers.
Interestingly, I usually drink spring water that I get in 5 gallon jugs. This is fully mineralized but sanitized. I had to drink RO water for a few days and the number of times I had to go to the bathroom went way down even though water intake volume was the same. For some reason with only drinking RO water, my body did not want to release as much water. This leads me to believe the lack of minerals in the water was the reason.
03-02-2010, 01:02 PM
I expect some reps for this info. Solid info from the Colgan Institute. Info was from a few years back, I can only imagine that it has worsened as far as the contamination.
The Environmental Protection Agency figures show that about 85% of water in America is now contaminated which is beyond help. More than 55,000 regulated chemical dumps across the nation are leaking into the ground water. Imagine the state of an estimated 200,000 illegal, unregulated dumps sites. The EPA estimates that 50-60 million tons of toxic wastes a year, where do you think the bilk of that toxic waste is going?---Into the aquifers to pollute the ground water for hundreds of miles around.
The water treatment authorities cant protect you. There are more than 60,000 chemical contaminants of water. Any municipal water supply is likely to harbor at least a 1000. The Office of Tech. Assessment reports a test of the water supplies of 954 cities, showing that at least 30 of them of seriously contaminated.
It is far too expensive to make out tap water healthy enough to drink which is only treated to minimal standards by sedimentation, filtration, chemical conditioning, and disinfection with chlorine. The toxic metals, pesticides, industrial chemicals are all still in there when it comes out of the tap as are the 50 or so chemicals used in the water treatment as are the dead bacteria killed by the chlorine, so are the carcinogenic trihalomethanes from the cholrine itself, that are known to cause liver and colon cancers. Tap water wont kill you, but your body cant function at its best with poisons it it.
Most bottled water is merely tap water put through minimal conditioning filters to make it taste better. Spring water is nothing special either. The FDA does not require water bottlers to test their wares for many minerals or for the other toxic contaminants likely to be present.
Bottled distilled waters are the best. Everything is removed from the water by steam distillation running at 2-12ppm contaminants..about as clean as it gets. Typical tap water is about 350-1000ppm contaminants…those contaminants build into every cell of your body…top performance cant be achieved.
So..go with reverse osmosis filtered water or distilled. The epmtiness of minerals will not leach them from the body. Those that say they do have no understanding of biochemistry. As soon as you drink the water, it becomes a soupy mixture with all of the contents in your gut. On absorption throughout the intestinal wall, the mixture immediately blends with your body fluids and becomes a part of you. There is no physiological way it can suck minerals out of you.
Others claim that distilled water doesn’t have minerals found in ground water. If you relied on water for your minerals, you would be sadly lacking. It is the growing produce that takes up the water and concentrates its minerals, that provides most of your mineral requirements. The calcium content of a 1 cup serving of pumpkin, for example, is about 80mg if the pumpkin is grown in an area with 60ppm calcium in the water. The calcium content of a cup of water is less than 10ppm. Plant materials will supply you your main source of minerals. So, avoid tap water and drink either distilled water or reverse osmosis filtered water. You also have to understand that because information is on the internet, doesn’t mean that it is true. The Colgan Institute has the largest database in the world on sports nutrition, second to none. Look them up as their info is more solid than anything I have ever read. Period.
03-02-2010, 01:19 PM
Another reason why Ill eat organic vegetables if i can afford them. Produce grown with fertilizers are generally done in areas that have used fertilizers for years. If they dont recondition their soil over time, many minerals are wiped out from the soil. In turn, you get what appears to be good looking veges from the ferts but essentially they lack the mineral content they should have when grown organically. In other words, if I buy an organic bell pepper, I can be assured that that bell pepper is going to have the most bang for the buck and not be an inflated piece of garbage that looks good.
03-03-2010, 10:22 PM
03-03-2010, 11:05 PM
03-03-2010, 11:26 PM
Allen, Lol...you obviously didnt read what the article just said....if you relied on water for your minerals than you are sadly lacking.
Derick..get a home water distiller.
03-03-2010, 11:32 PM
03-04-2010, 12:07 PM
Not sure what specific brands are the best as you will have to research that one. A cheaper option to a home distiller and one that is almost as good is a reverse osmosis system that can go under your sink. Many of the water companies (or a good plumber) can obtain one of these for you and install it. You need to change the three filters out regularly, depending on the quality of your tap water. They clean water to under 50 ppm.
Apart from that you should buy a distiller as close to home as possible if you got one, and one with warranties. Ask the company for references etc, etc. The more automatic the distiller then the higher the price. Many distillers are sold through multi-level companies, so you will find several companies selling the same product. I would go with one that offers the best service and warranties.
03-04-2010, 12:11 PM
03-04-2010, 12:43 PM
Is there other specifications I should look at? like if the container the water goes into is plastic? Is plastic that bad? I heard something like some plastics are bad some are okay. Either way milk comes in a plastic container.
03-04-2010, 01:17 PM
Shouldnt matter if it goes into plastic. Just transfer it to glass....some may say it alters the taste..kind of like beer in a can verses a bottle. Glass is always the best and will harbor less bacteria because it can be cleaned easier.
im sure there are plenty more........
03-05-2010, 01:53 AM
When I was younger, my parents only made me drink distilled water. I noticed that I easily get sick that time because of this. Then, when we started drinking purified water instead, I was more resistant to sickness. I'm not sure if it's just me, though. This is just something I noticed.
03-15-2010, 06:31 PM
Bodybuilders use distilled water near competition just because it has little to no sodium to keep bloating down. That's when it may be benificial to a competitor. Otherwise.. don't see much use. I use it for my radiator in my car so I won't get deposits. It has it's uses but not too much for drinking.
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03-15-2010, 06:49 PM
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03-15-2010, 09:02 PM
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