Is Pure Water, or Purified Water Safe to Drink?

Somehow the idea of drinking pure water has been made questionable by several multi-level marketers.

You have to ask yourself:

How is the idea of drinking pure water less desirable than breathing clean air?

Our company is obviously biased. We design, sell, and install Reverse Osmosis purification equipment for our commercial and residential clients.

Let’s take a step back, and look at the role water plays in the body. Then you can decide whether or not its quality or purity could have an impact on your health.

Water’s Role in the Body

The human body is over 70% water, and as you can imagine, it plays several crucial roles in the body:

  1. To serve as a solvent and medium for the transport of nutrients into cells
  2. To flush the body and remove waste and toxins
  3. Regulate temperature
  4. Lubricate joints
  5. Participate in biochemical reactions

Each day we are exposed to toxins in the environment.

Health problems tend to occur when these toxins build up. Water is the only medium the body has to flush out these toxins.

It has been documented that the purity of water is directly related to its capacity to collect and cleanse these compounds from the body.¹

Does that mean that water could “strip mine” the body of its nutrients? NO! Cells in the body are smarter than that. They let in what they need, and they let out what they need. They are in control. Water can only remove the matter that the body allows it to.

“It is more important to have an adequate intake of water than it is to have enough calories. Water for drinking should be free of unpleasant odors and flavors in order to make sure the individual will ingest enough to meet his/her requirements.”
- Dr. Olaf Mickelson, former president of the American Institute of Nutrition

Purified Water Doesn’t Have “Dead” Minerals

It is believed that mineral waters help furnish elements for body metabolism.

There is scientific proof that most of these minerals are in an INORGANIC (dead) form. While they may enter the body, they cannot be used in the physiological process of building the human cell.

Only after inorganic minerals have passed through the roots of plants do they become organic (through photosynthesis) and capable of being assimilated into our tissues as ORGANIC Minerals.

With this in mind, we can see that mineral water may give “dead” or “inorganic” minerals to the body which cannot be properly assimilated. These inorganic minerals only interfere with the delicate and complex biology of the body.4

The body’s need for minerals is largely met through foods, NOT DRINKING WATER.”
-The American Medical Journal

Another important fact to consider is that organic minerals in tap water only represent 1% of the total mineral content of the water.

One glass of orange juice contains more beneficial minerals than thirty gallons of untreated tap water.

Pure water removes the inorganic mineral deposits in your body. Organic minerals, on the other hand, are fully absorbed and remain in your tissues.

According to many nutritionists minerals are much easier to assimilate when they come from foods.

Can you imagine going out to your garden for a cup of dirt to eat rather than a nice carrot; or drinking a whole bathtub of water for LESS calcium than that in an 8 ounce glass of milk?

Could Drinking Water with High TDS be Dangerous?

Purified Water could be considered low in Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) as it usually contains less than 50ppm of dissolved solids.

Most Tap Water in the Twin Cities could be considered “High TDS” as it contains 300-600ppm of dissolved solids.

On the surface, high TDS water is more of a nuisance. It may taste chalky, bitter, salty, or metallic and may have unpleasant odors. High TDS water is less thirst quenching, and can interfere with the taste of foods and beverages, and makes them less desirable to consume.

Many of the individual mineral salts that make up TDS pose no health risk. Other contaminants like Arsenic, Barium, Chromium, Fluoride, Manganese, and Nitrates can be problematic.

An Australian study reported that mortality due to ischaemic heart disease and acute myocardial infarction was increased in a community with higher levels of total dissolved solids and total hardness when compared with a community in which levels were lower.(31)
The results of a limited epidemiological study in the former Soviet Union indicated that the average number of “cases” of inflammation of the gall bladder and gallstones over a 5 year period increased with the mean level of dissolved solids in the groundwater.(32)

Is Drinking Water Quality More Important for Children?

The current health standards that determine the allowable levels of contaminants we’re permitted to consume in our drinking water are based on the potential effects on adults, NOT children.

A child’s immune system and detoxification system are still developing throughout early childhood and teen years. Exposure to even very low levels of toxic chemicals or lead in drinking water at a young age can lead to increased risks of degenerative diseases and learning disorders in later years.

Since many of the crucial defense systems that help protect adults from disease and environmental pollutants are not fully developed in children, they are much more sensitive to contaminants.

A child consumes 3 times as much water per pound of body weight than an adult does, so they get a much bigger dose of the contaminants in our water.²

Conclusion

We hope you agree that purified water looks pretty good after all. To our staff, families, friends, and clients, it’s a no-brainer.

Not only do we provide small Reverse Osmosis systems for drinking water, we also design and install Pureoflow systems for whole-house purification, and whole-business purification for restaurants.

Give us a call at (952) 479-4553 or sign up for a FREE WATER TEST to see how we can help you get better water.

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3 Responses to “Is Pure Water, or Purified Water Safe to Drink?”

  1. Bottled Water OC March 28, 2012 6:15 am #

    Great Analysis! It is definitely good for health as it keeps us hydrated and tastes best. I would also recommend it.

  2. ann ray April 14, 2012 4:58 pm #

    IS PURIFIED WATER SAFE TO DRINK? According to your Summary, the Question Has Not been answered. QUESTION?;—–IS PURIFIED WATER SAFE TO DRINK?????

    • admin April 16, 2012 11:58 am #

      Drinking “pure water”, is akin to breathing “clean air”.

      Hard to imagine how this could be problematic.

      We are not medical professionals, and do no make recommendations based on health claims.

      This article was written to clear up exaggerations of what pure water can and cannot do. Hope that helps :)

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