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Mythbusting Minerals in Water: The Mineral Fallacy

Continuing PureH2O’s popular Mythbusting series, this blog post explores the problems with minerals in drinking water.
What kind of minerals are in drinking water?

The minerals found in spring and mineral water are inorganic. They are not of a form that can be easily assimilated by the human body. True, we all need minerals to maintain a healthy living but they must be of an organic origin.

What it all comes down to for all of us is quality of life. If you don’t have health, everything else loses its value. So let us take a look at what makes us healthy. Very little research has been carried out on the most important thing we put inside us… water. We’re approximately 85% water, yet water is taken for granted!

Water has five functions

Water has five important functions; it is a lubricant, solvent, transportant, coolant and dispersant (electronegative enhancer). If water carries a load (mineral salts, heavy metals, and pollutants dissolved into itself) then the water cannot be efficient in these vital functions.

If your car has rusty water in the radiator it overheats. If we have an abnormal waste level in our blood, we overheat and develop fever. In sports medicine physicians advise athletes to drink water. Research shows water consumption during activity increases endurance and muscles remain relaxed rather than tense when activity is over.

Drinking pure water free from minerals aids sports recovery
Hydration aids exercise performance and muscle recovery.
Kidney stones: blocked pipes

Our kidneys have to filter 400 gallons of fluid each day. If there is enough water present, kidneys operate easily. If not, kidneys are forced to recycle too much and deposits may be left behind in the form of stones. Many of a kidney stone’s mineral constituents are the same as those found in tap water or bottled spring water.

These minerals are plant food, in-organics from rocks. It is not until the plant absorbs these minerals, and through the process of osmosis and photosynthesis converts them into an organic form, that they can then be readily assimilated by humans.

When doctors at an Ohio medical convention were shown a picture of a blocked vessel, their unanimous decision was that it was a blocked artery from a person needing multiple aorta bypass surgery. Whilst their diagnosis was correct they were amazed to discover that the vessel was nothing more than a mains water pipe feeding a house.

The inorganic minerals that line a thirty year old pipe will eventually line our own internal pipes. Also the inorganic materials (preservatives) that give our food an extended shelf life, take shelf life from us.

Water treatment plant
Aluminium sulphate is used in water treatment
Minerals and other health problems

We should not eat processed meats, yet we drink processed water (electronegative reducers). Many physicians and dieticians are calling for low and no-salt diets because of the propensity towards higher blood pressure. But consider other minerals too; i.e. aluminium. This is the most powerful coagulator known to man. It is used to stop bleeding from cuts. We use aluminium chlorohydrate to shrink the pores of our underarms to avoid perspiration.

Further, municipal water authorities add ferrous aluminium sulphate to water in the treatment process to coagulate and precipitate the particles to provide clear water. The brain of prematurely senile Alzheimer’s victim is overdosed with abnormally high levels of aluminium. We consume aluminium leavening agents in bread, dissolved in canned foods, leached from the surface of cooking utensils and most recently in the air we breathe from space shuttle launches and every day air traffic.

What is the best kind of water to drink for good health?

Water that is void of inorganic materials is the type of water we need to consume. Drinking two litres of PureH2O pure water daily will improve the roles that water plays within our bodies through its ability to move nutrients deeply into tissues, pick up wastes, keep us cool and maintain joints without leaving deposits.

Hence PureH2O™ Ltd purification systems are designed to remove wastes found in tap water using the same principle that kidney dialysis machines use to remove waste from blood. PureH2O™ Ltd utilises reverse osmosis and deionisation for maximum rejection and removal of waste contaminants. Most people will have a filter either installed beneath the sink or in the form of a jug. These are mostly carbon and cannot remove salts or heavy metals, and only reduce a few of the pollutants in the spectrum of pesticides and industrial wastes.

Tap water contains minerals that cannot be used by the body
It’s not just inorganic minerals that are a problem in tap water; many chemicals are found in UK drinking water
Tap water and chemicals

Millions of families are drinking water every day containing toxic chemicals.*

  • Over 350 different man made chemicals have been detected in British tap water.
  • Fluoride has now been confirmed as being carcinogenic and linked to bone and oral cancer.
  • Drinking water all over the country is subject to extensive and illegal contamination by an unstable cocktail of highly toxic pesticides and herbicides.
  • Between 1979 and 1989 water pollution incidents involving farm waste increased by 150%.
  • Land fill sites containing hazardous radioactive, medical and household wastes allow toxins to seep into the water table where they pollute our drinking water supplies for centuries to come.
Reverse osmosis water purifiers for the home

PureH2O™ Ltd’s RODI+ process removes 99.99% of the organics and 98%+ of the inorganics. Getting rid of these contaminants, the causes of degenerative disease, can only improve the quality of our lives.  And after all, our great grandparents drank pure water collected in rain barrels. This water was pure. Water is the key to life, and PureH2O™ Ltd is the key to a healthful qualitative life

“PureH20; optimum health requires the purest of water – this is it.”

Dr. R Sharma MB, BCh, BAO, LRCP(I), LRCS(I), MRCH, MPHom, Medical Director, The Hale Clinic London W1N

You can find out more about water purifiers here. For advice or to order a water purifier for your home or business, please call our team on 01483 617000 or fill out our contact form here.

RODI+ home water purifier installed in kitchen cupboard
RODI+ home water purifier removes 98% of inorganic minerals and 99.99% of organic contaminants and impurities from tap water

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*Craig F & P: Britain’s Poisoned Water published by Penguin Books, 1989

Further Reading

Mythbusting blog series

Copper in tap water linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Mineral supplement linked to Dementia


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