- Is simple H2O good enough?
Distilled water is simply pure water that functions perfectly to hydrate, flush, dissolve, transport, lubricate and cushion (all those essentials we should be able to expect water to do). The other important fact to note is, that steam distillation is a time tested and proven method for producing healthy water that is based on real science.
- Does beneficial minerals come from drinking water?
Some people still debate whether the inorganic minerals in water – essentially dissolved rock – can even be absorbed in the human body. We do know, however, the type and amount of minerals found in tap water vary greatly, making water an inconsistent and unreliable source of minerals. We also know a well-balanced diet provides and abundance of healthy, organic minerals. The body’s need for minerals is largely met through foods, not drinking water. Drinking pure distilled water rather than “mineral” water will not cause a mineral deficiency.
- Does distilled water leach minerals from the body?
Once you ingest minerals, they become organically bound and there is no scientific way for distilled water to physically “rob” your body of nutrients that have become part of the body’s cell structure.
- Does distiller water taste flat?
The first thing to consider is that most people don’t like the taste of their tainted tap water. As a result, they often substitute flavoured beverages. You have no idea how delicious water can taste until you experience fresh, homemade distilled water.
- Is distilled water acidic?
Pure distilled water is considered to be neutral, with a pH of 7. Since distilled water has no dissolved solids for buffering, it is extremely sensitive to the addition of minute amounts of any substance. When you drink distilled water, for instance, it immediately combines with the extremely low pH stomach acids. The distilled water adjusts to your body rather than your body adjusting to the pH of the water. Distilled water, therefore, has no effect on the body’s acid/alkaline balance.
- Are home distillers complicated and expensive?
Compared to the uncertainty of filter systems and the expense and storage headaches of bottled water, home distillation is a breeze. Waterwise purifiers are as easy to use as a coffee maker and cost much less to operate than you might think.
If you live in South Africa, the formula below might help to give you an idea of the electricity cost involved to produce 3.8 litres of distilled water.
4000 distiller (example)
.8KW x 4 hours = 3.2Kwh (this is a constant)
.3564c (electricity tariff) x 3.2 Kwh =R1.14 ÷ 3.8 litre (one cycle) = 30c/litre
Replace the electricity tariff with your area’s tariff, so if it is .55c, then the answer will be 46c/litre of water.