Alkaline vs. Distilled vs. Reverse Osmosis
Who would have ever thought water would be such a hot topic?
To get started I suggest reverse osmosis water as my preferred drinking water of choice, and add trace minerals to the water. I will explain why later.
I also like alkaline and distilled water but not as a preferred drinking water. Alkaline and distilled waters are considered “medicinal waters”, meaning they should be used only for a short period of time and under the supervision of your natural health professional. Why?
Alkaline water is great to bring an acidic bio environment towards alkalinity. However, to much of anything is not good. If the body’s pH is too alkaline it may be the perfect environment for unwanted bacterial growth. Or precious digestive enzymes, needed to digest foods, may be weakened.
According to Healthline “…some examples of negative side effects include the lowering of natural stomach acidity, which helps kill bacteria and expel other undesirable pathogens from entering your bloodstream.
Additionally, an overall excess of alkalinity in the body may cause gastrointestinal issues and skin irritations. Too much alkalinity may also agitate the body’s normal pH, leading to metabolic alkalosis. Alkalosis can also cause a decrease in free calcium in the body, which can affect bone health.
What about distilled water?
“Distilled water is a type of purified water that has had both contaminants and minerals removed. Companies produce distilled water by boiling water and then condensing the collected steam back into a liquid. This process removes impurities and minerals from the water. Since distilled water doesn’t contain its own minerals, it has a tendency to pull them from whatever it touches to maintain a balance. So when you drink distilled water, it may pull small amounts of minerals from your body, including from your teeth.
Purified water, like Reverse osmosis filters the water through a special material called a semipermeable membrane. This material allows hydrogen and oxygen molecules to ass through (water) but prevents larger molecules from entering such as trace minerals, salt and impurities.”
Suggested products: Reverse Osmosis Water Unit and trace minerals.