What water is beneficial for our health?
To promote optimal health and well-being, water should adhere to specific criteria:
- Water should be free from chemicals.
- Water should not contain toxic metals, infectious bacteria, or parasites.
- The water should have moderate mineralisation.
- Water should be slightly alkaline, with a pH of 7.5 to 9.5.
- The Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) of water should be negative.
- The surface tension of water should be approximately 43 dynes/cm.
The World Health Organisation states that over 80% of diseases are waterborne due to water quality or absence. Each year, nearly 25 million people lose their lives to these diseases. Environmental experts report that in the past decade, more people have died due to the consumption of poor-quality and substandard water than in all the wars of the 20th century combined.
Unfortunately, almost all water sources are unsuitable for direct consumption. The reckless disposal of chemical and toxic industrial waste into rivers and lakes has led to severe pollution in many drinking water sources, with over 13,000 toxic elements found in some waters. Humans lack natural mechanisms to neutralise such a large quantity of exotoxins; thus, drinking contaminated water contributes to the spread of numerous diseases.
THREE VITAL QUESTIONS!
- What is the quality of your water?
- What are you currently drinking, and how does it impact your health
- Could the water you and your family consume be harmful to your health?
It is often said that “you are what you drink!” Choosing the proper water can assist in restoring or maintaining optimal health and vitality, supporting your body’s immune system, ensuring a balanced metabolism, and providing deep hydration.
Let’s now examine the various types of water available to the modern consumer from the perspective of their impact on human health.
Reverse Osmosis Filters
While many health professionals consider water filtered through reverse osmosis to be clean, it is often labelled “unhealthy” because it removes everything, both beneficial and harmful. Typically, tap water contains various minerals, some of which are essential for our bodies. However, reverse osmosis systems also eliminate these substances. Drinking such water over an extended period can result in losing crucial minerals like potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium. This is why modern health professionals do not recommend reverse osmosis filters.
A renowned expert on water purification, R. Darrell, highlighted depletion in one of his articles: “Reverse osmosis filters remove everything, including dangerous and beneficial minerals. This depleted water cannot sustain life, not even in a fish tank, as all living organisms, including fish, require minerals to survive. If you drink this water for an extended period, your body may lose valuable minerals such as potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium. The mineral-rich water is vital for various cellular functions. When the water you drink lacks minerals, your body will extract them to fulfil its needs.”
Distilled water and deionised water produced through reverse osmosis are the two types of water that doctors frequently advise. Both types of water are usually very clean, though they may contain residual contaminants. Unfortunately, many advocates of ultra-pure water are unaware that it is not suitable for continuous consumption and poses a significant long-term health risk.
Reverse osmosis units are often praised for producing the highest quality drinking water.” However, it has been proven that water treated with reverse osmosis systems is:
- Distilled (demineralised)
- Deionised (oxidised) because its Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) is positive and falls within the range of + (200–400) mV.
Water obtained through distillation and reverse osmosis actively absorbs carbon dioxide from the air, making it more acidic. The fewer minerals retained in the body, the greater the risk of conditions like osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and numerous degenerative diseases often associated with premature ageing. Prolonged consumption of demineralised water results in a continued deficiency of minerals in the body and increased acidity.
Nowadays, many doctors, nutritionists, and researchers believe and have demonstrated that premature ageing and diseases stem from the body’s acidity due to a lack of essential minerals. Respected Canadian physician and clinical nutritionist Professor Zoltan P. Rona further emphasises that drinking extremely demineralised water over time leads to complex mineral deficiencies.
Distillation and Boiling
Distillation and boiling are two commonly used methods for purifying water. Water is heated to its boiling point during distillation, causing it to vaporise into steam. This steam is then collected and condensed into distilled water.
While boiling water for a while can effectively kill bacteria, this method has its limitations:
- It can only treat a limited amount of water at a time.
- Boiling cannot kill or inactivate certain viruses, some of which can withstand boiling temperatures.
- Boiled water is often considered tasteless.
- Recent research has raised concerns that boiled water lacks energy and may be detrimental to health.
Dr. Eric Gauchmann, a leading researcher in this field from Germany, demonstrated that boiled water loses its crystalline structure and behaves as a foreign substance in our bodies, leading to pathological increases in red and white blood cells.
Tap water originates from lakes and rivers and enters municipal water supply systems. While tap water may contain harmful chemicals, it can also contain valuable minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
In many nations, there is a lack of transparency regarding the quality of water supplied by municipal water supply systems. Analytical data is often unavailable, leaving users in many parts of the world to consume water of questionable quality. Older water systems constructed decades ago, and out-of-date filtration and purification systems in big cities that don’t meet contemporary standards worsen this situation and contribute to additional water pollution.
Tap water is often far from being potable. Although water chlorination is a standard and effective measure to combat bacterial and amoebic infections, chlorinated water can harm your health. When combined with organic substances, chlorine forms various toxic compounds, such as dioxins.
Here is how certain substances found in “drinking” tap water can affect the body:
- Chlorine- damages nerve tissue and kills intestinal flora.
- Lead – disrupts hormones, enzymes, and the blood
- Aluminium – paralyses the nervous system.
- Arsenic – kills brain neurons.
- Fluoride – affects the kidneys and liver.
- Iron – reduces immunity and promotes cancer cell growth.
- Cadmium – causes cancer and damages the kidneys.
- Strontium – weakens the immune system.
To improve tap water quality, purifying it using multi-stage filtration and pre-filter systems is highly recommended. For hard water rich in limestone and scale, common in many regions, a more advanced system costing around 10,000–11,000 BGN is required to safeguard your health and that of your loved ones by avoiding using hard and contaminated water.
An increasing number of people turn to bottled water for safe drinking. However, only some are aware that the only requirement for such water is to meet the minimum global standards for tap water, which include the absence of visible solids and live bacteria. Unfortunately, these standards do not address organic substances, heavy metals, or radionuclides.
In recent years, the consumption of ordinary bottled water worldwide has risen significantly. While bottled water manufacturers may list the mineral composition and specific characteristics on the labels, this information must often align with reality. Nonetheless, they continue to market it as “mineral water.”
Actual mineral water is sourced from mountain streams or artesian wells. According to reports from foreign research institutes on mineral resources, mineral water must meet specific requirements for the content of various substances:
- Calcium: 193 mg/l
- Magnesium: 58 mg/l
- Phosphorus: 4 mg/l
- Zinc: 5 mg/l
- Potassium: 5 mg/l
- Sodium: 0.5 mg/l
- pH: 7.5 – 9.5
Mineral water from well-known manufacturers is often fraudulent, as it typically constitutes simple filtered healthy water using the reverse osmosis method. Some producers claim to ozonate the water, but the efficacy and safety of this method are disputed.
Ozone treatment involves using oxygenated water to eliminate bacteria but fails to remove chemicals, lead, asbestos, and particles. Additionally, this process incorporates coal blocks to enhance its effectiveness. Ozone treatment plants are costly to establish and maintain. Furthermore, ozonation can generate hazardous byproducts, including formaldehyde and ketones. Excess oxygen can also facilitate the rapid proliferation of bacteria in untreated pipes, leading to water recontamination.
Recent research has revealed that bisphenol A, a plastic hardener used in the production of plastic bottles, partially dissolves in water, ultimately entering the human body over time. In 2010, the US Food and Drug Administration officially acknowledged the harmful effects of bisphenol A on human health. Due to its structural resemblance to the female sex hormone, estrogen adversely affects the brain, reproductive system, and hormonal balance in both men and women. It is linked to various prostate, testicular, and breast cancers. Bisphenol A also causes DNA damage in sperm, disrupts reproductive function, hinders brain development, and contributes to diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases.
Bisphenol A is especially dangerous because it can leach into food when heated or stored for extended periods in plastic containers, even in minuscule amounts. Furthermore, plastic containers contain harmful substances like dioxins and phthalates. Dioxin is a highly toxic industrial compound with potent mutagenic, immunosuppressive, carcinogenic, and embryotoxic effects. Phthalates are toxic to the liver, kidneys, reproductive organs, endocrine and nervous systems. They are implicated in oncological diseases, endocrine disruptions, asthma, and infertility in both men and women. Phthalates negatively affect the male reproductive system, lowering testosterone levels and impairing sperm quality and quantity.
Global sales of bottled water average 100 billion litres annually.
- Most bottled water is tap water that has undergone some level of filtration, invariably containing preservatives.
- Worldwide, between 500 billion and 1 trillion plastic bottles are produced yearly, equivalent to one million per minute. Billions of these bottles end up in landfills annually, with only 5% of produced plastic being recycled.
- The production of plastic bottles consumes 17 million barrels of oil yearly, with the manufacturing of one litre of bottled water requiring seven litres.
Is It Worth It?!?
THE IONISED ALKALINE WATER!
Water ionisers have gained popularity across different regions worldwide. These devices purify water and alter its physical composition by generating a high concentration of negatively charged ions through electrolysis.
A water ioniser produces two distinct streams of water: one with a positive charge and a low pH and the other with a negative charge and a high pH. Negatively charged water is intended for consumption, while positively charged water is used for body care and disinfection.
As far back as 1966, the Japanese Ministry of Health and Rehabilitation affirmed that alkaline ionised water is beneficial for enhancing health and vitality. Similar endorsements were received from the Korean government in the early 1970s.
Nowadays, water ionisers are prevalent in Asia, with over 30 million Japanese having access to ionised alkaline water. Japanese hospitals and clinics have used purified, electrically restructured, ionised, and alkaline water for over 30 years to treat numerous ailments. More than 6,500 Japanese doctors recommend this water as the best drinking water. Nowadays, this technology is becoming accessible to people worldwide.
The world’s number one company for water ionisers, TYENT (South Korea), offers the most advanced and high-quality ionisers for alkaline water. With a history spanning 26 years and a presence in over 55 countries, TYENT provides these remarkable and essential health products.
Starting in 2021, we TYENT Bulgaria introduce ”PREMIUM” CLASS WATER IONISATION SYSTEMS to the Bulgarian market directly from the globally recognised industry leader, “TAEYOUNG E&T Co., Ltd.” in Korea.
In Bulgaria, hundreds of families have already experienced the beneficial properties of delicious, vibrant, and healthful TYENT Energising Water. You can now have the purest and healthiest water in the world at your fingertips for yourself and your loved ones.
YOUR CHOICE MATTERS!