Purified water mineral concerns?

Answered on September 11, 2014
Created September 10, 2014 at 9:44 PM

This sounds crazy to me but was reading on a nutrition forum that distilled water is unhealthy because all the minerals are removed. Also said that purified water is acidic to the body? That it takes away minerals from the body? I drink reverse osmosis water which I thought was the cleanest and best. With city tap water full of chlorine and fluoride aren't we supposed to be avoiding this? What gives?

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on September 11, 2014
at 01:34 PM

You are just beginning to scratch the surface my friend :D

There is much conflicting info on which water is best.

I decided to go with remineralized reverse osmosis water in steel containers.

Plastic containers contain xeno-estrogens, even the bph free ones.

If you don't remineralize reverse osmosis or distilled water yes it will be too acidic.  I eventually will remineralize reverse osmosis water with carbon dioxide, magnesium carbonate and calcium carbonate to create water similar in mineral profile to evian.

Currently I am using burton water salts and sodium bicarbonate (red mill baking soda, aluminum free).  Burton water salts mimic the water profile of san pellegrino water and the baking soda increases the ph.  It's easy to use but preferable to use purified salts.

Basically I am making my own spring water.

Also, stay away from the magnesium oxide prill beads scam.  I bought some of those before I knew what I was doing.

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