5 Reasons To Never Drink Distilled Water [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Reasons To Never Drink Feature | Distilled Water [INFOGRAPHIC]

How much do you know about distilled water? Here we outline five reasons to stop drinking distilled and what to do instead.

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In This Article:

  1. What Is Distilled Water?
  2. How Is Distilled Water Produced?
  3. Top Reasons to Never Drink Distilled Water

Why Drinking Distilled Water Should Never Be a Habit

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What is Distilled Water?

Distilled water is water that has undergone a filtration process. There are many methods of distillation, but all are dependent upon isolating parts at different boiling points.

Water is boiled, evaporated, had its vapors captured, and condensed back into H2O. It is not the process, but the effect of the process on the water that makes distilled water a dangerous beverage.

How Is Distilled Water Produced?

Distillation is a water purification process that involves boiling and cooling water.

Water has a low boiling point. When exposed to heat, it transforms into a vapor.

It, then, leaves the contaminants behind.

The boiling water can also kill viruses and bacteria.

It can remove impurities such as chemicals. It can soften hard water by removing the mineral deposits such as calcium and magnesium.

In reality, it’s not the water treatment process that is the problem. It is its effect that makes distilled water a less desirable beverage.

We often associate distillation with the production of alcoholic spirits. You, though, can distill any liquid.

During distillation, it loses some of its best properties. That is why alkaline water from a Tyent water ionizer will always be superior to distilled water.

Top Reasons to Never Drink Distilled Water

Why should you avoid drinking distilled water? These reasons may convince you:

1. Distilled Water is Acidic

Normal distilled water has a pH of less than 7.0 and acidic because it dissolves carbon dioxide from the air. But, the healthiest state for the body is slightly alkaline, something that alkaline water ionizers encourage through water output at the pH 9.5 level.

As the US Environmental Protection Agency says:

Distilled water, being essentially mineral-free, is very aggressive, in that it tends to dissolve substances with which it is in contact. Notably, carbon dioxide from the air is rapidly absorbed, making the water acidic and even more aggressive.

2. Dissolved Minerals Are Absent

The process of distillation takes the evaporated steam yet removes all the beneficial electrolytes and trace minerals from distilled water, leaving it essentially neutral.

Remember, many nutrients found in water in small quantities are vital to human health, and mineral deficiencies can cause health problems over the long term.

3. Soft Drinks Are Made from Distilled Water

Terrifying facts swirl around soft drinks. They are a risk factor for obesity, osteoporosis, and diabetes and can also lead to high blood pressure.

A part of the reason is soft drinks use distilled water, which can sap the body of healthy minerals and excrete them.

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4. Acid Build Ups and Lactic Acid Causes Aging and Disease

Aging is a natural biological process. No amount of supplement or treatment can stop it. But, acid buildup can result in a faster aging process for some.

Lactic acid is a buildup of acid which then causes an imbalance of the body’s pH level. As we mentioned earlier, one’s ideal pH level is slightly alkaline as opposed to acidic.

According to medicalnewstoday.com, “free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells causing aging and illness.”

They can create free radicals and disrupt the way the molecules in the cells work. They can damage the mitochondria and DNA.

Why drink something like distilled water that will speed up the process?

5. Alkaline Water Is a Readily Available Substitute

The most convincing reason to never drink distilled water is you can get alkaline water fast and easy today. Tyent alkaline water ionizers are a perfect, healthy substitute you can install at any home, anywhere.

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Watch this video below and check out some surprising facts about distilled water!

 

The point is clear: some risks outweigh the benefits of distilled water. Don’t take any chances. For clean water, drink alkaline. Stay away from distilled water!

With these facts, would you still drink distilled water? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 

If you are interested in antioxidant-rich alkaline water and all the health benefits it provides, visit the Tyent Water Ionizer Buyer’s Guide for more information.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 20, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

26 thoughts on “5 Reasons To Never Drink Distilled Water [INFOGRAPHIC]

    1. Hi, Franco. We understand why you’d feel that way. While we are aware that distilled water is the more readily available option, what we want to point out is that there is a much healthier kind of water that is a long-term investment for your health and pocket. That water is Tyent’s alkaline water. Unlike regular distilled water, our water ionizers are able to filter over 200 contaminants in our tap water system and fill the produced water with antioxidants and minerals, including molecular hydrogen, which is one of the smallest and most powerful antioxidants on the planet.

      If you’d like to know more about our machines and water, we’d love to talk to you! Give us a call at 855-893-6887 to get in touch with any of our water ionizer experts.

  1. Add a pinch of pink himalayan salt to distilled water and you have all the correct minerals in a balanced format and none of the toxins in tap water.

    1. Hi, Michael. Thanks for the comment. Adding Himalayan salt might be a temporary solution to cleanse your bottled water and fill it with essential minerals that distillation gets rid of. However, too much salt isn’t good for our bodies. Ingesting too much salt, even Himalayan salt, can lead to illnesses. It’s better and more cost-effective to switch to drinking alkaline water, especially Tyent’s. Our water ionizers not only fill your drinking source with the essential minerals that distilled water lacks, but they also produce molecular hydrogen, the most powerful antioxidant on the planet.

      1. A pinch of salt in a gallon will not cause health affects. While drinking too much water can lead to illnesses, in fact it can kill. One can also buy mineral drops if they fear salt.

        STEAM distillation removes toxic fluoride from the water. That is all the reason I need to drink distilled water, made with my own distiller at pennies a bottle..

        1. Hi, Nod. Thanks for your comment. We want to point out the harmful health effects of relying on distilled water so our readers know what to avoid. All water should be consumed in moderation, which is why we advise our customers to drink six to eight glasses of alkaline water per day. Mineral-rich water supplements the health benefits you get from a balanced diet while hydrating your body. Since distilled water is lacking in mineral content, it won’t replenish minerals that you lose after sweating. Distilled water is thus especially dangerous to rely on if it’s the only kind of liquid you’re drinking, which is why it’s not a good choice for a water fast.

          Even WHO advises against drinking distilled or demineralized water due to its low or nonexistent mineral content. Distilled water could also mess with water distribution in your body and thus “may compromise the function of vital organs.” Additionally, you are putting yourself at risk of consuming toxic metals as this aggressive water more readily dissolves those in the places it’s stored in and passes through (ex. pipes, tanks).

          Our alkaline water also helps you remove plastic bottle waste, as you won’t need to buy multiple bottles of water just to get a healthy drinking source. It’s a far more eco-friendly choice.

          At Tyent, our water ionizers bring you clean, mineral-rich, and hydrogen-filled alkaline water. We also have filters that can remove over 200 contaminants, including 99% of fluoride (with a specialty 2- or 4-bank pre-filter). If you have further questions, we’d be happy to talk over the phone. Please give one of our water experts a call at 855-893-6887.

  2. Watch out! Tyent water can be very addicting! I can’t stop drinking it as it taste great and very refreshing! The best beverage you can possibly have! Makes me feel like a teenager again and I’m 67!!

    1. Hi, Gary. This is wonderful! We’re so happy to know that our hydrogen-rich alkaline water helps keep you young and refreshed. We’d love for you to share a picture with us, and we can feature your testimonial on our testimonials page.

  3. What a good article! Tap water or spring water only provides maybe 15% of minerals for the body, but they do provide chlorine and heavy metals which is very dangerous to the body. Distilled water helps detox’s your organs

    1. Hi, Nicole. Thanks for the comment. While distilled water is readily available everywhere, it’s a terrible thing to drink because it has no beneficial minerals. We recommend our hydrogen-rich alkaline water instead, which boosts your body’s immunity, energy levels, and overall hydration.

      You can learn more about Tyent water by calling us at 855-893-6887 so that our water ionizer experts walk you through the benefits of drinking our water.

  4. What a shock! Someone selling mineralized water says distilled water is “dangerous”. Been drinking it for 30 years and immediately get dehydrated if I drink water loaded with worthless minerals that the body cannot absorb from water. The body digests minerals from food (fruits & vegetables) not from water. Water is used to hydrate and detoxify. You should be ashamed for this bogus, non-scientific junk article.

    1. Hi, Jonny. Thanks for your comment. We want to point out the harmful health effects of relying on distilled water so our readers know what to avoid. It’s true that you get most of your essential minerals and nutrients from food. However, the good kind of water helps supplement those while hydrating your body. Since distilled water is lacking in mineral content, it won’t replenish minerals that you lose after sweating. Distilled water is thus especially dangerous to rely on if it’s the only kind of liquid you’re drinking, which is why it’s not a good choice for a water fast.

      Even WHO advises against drinking distilled or demineralized water. The organization emphasized that the modern human diet may not be enough to give us all of the minerals and nutrients that we need, which is why it’s beneficial to drink mineral-rich water so that we can easily absorb these minerals. Distilled water could also mess with water distribution in your body and thus “may compromise the function of vital organs.” Additionally, you are putting yourself at risk of consuming toxic metals as this aggressive water more readily dissolves those in the places it’s stored in and passes through (ex. pipes, tanks).

        1. Hi, Nod. Adding Himalayan salt might be a temporary solution to cleanse your bottled water and fill it with essential minerals that distillation gets rid of. However, too much salt isn’t good for our bodies. Ingesting too much salt, even Himalayan salt, can lead to illnesses. The salt content that you consume will accumulate if you keep using Himalayan salt to remineralize each glass of water that you drink. It’s better and more cost-effective to switch to drinking alkaline water, especially Tyent’s. Our water ionizers not only fill your drinking source with the essential minerals that distilled water lacks, but they also produce molecular hydrogen, the most powerful antioxidant on the planet. Please check out the 1,000 studies on the benefits of molecular hydrogen.

  5. You would have to drink a bathtub of water to get your mineral intake from water alone. Ridiculous reason not to drink pure water. Food works great, and add mineral supplementation to the water if you are paranoid. And baking soda adjusts the PH of distilled water just fine.

    We drink distilled water, to get the chlorine out of the water, and most importantly to get the genotoxic, mutagenic, EPA designated class 4 developmental neuro toxin called fluoride out of the water.

    Our kids are stupid enough with piss poor educations, without poisoning them stupid. As for the grown ups? keep drinking that fluoride, and soon enough you will have the dementia…

    1. Hi, Nod. Thanks for your comment. You’re right when you say that fluoride – and any other contaminants – is not a good or healthy thing to have in your water. That’s why we offer a 4-bank filter that removes fluoride and Chromium-6.

      If you want to deep clean your water and then ionize and remineralize it, instead of relying on distilled water, we recommend that you hook up a reverse osmosis machine to a Tyent water ionizer so that you get healthy antioxidants and minerals in your water. What you don’t want to do is take out all of the minerals in your water and then drink it because your body needs these minerals, and water is a big part of where your body gets these minerals from. You face that risk when you drink distilled water, which lacks mineral content. We get a lot of our minerals from our diet, but having a mineral-rich water source supplements the supply and absorption of these minerals. Also, owning a water ionizer more environmentally friendly since you won’t need to buy and recycle hundreds of plastic bottles. Plus, it’s better for your health in the long term.

      If you still want to drink distilled water from a bottle, then you can ionize it by hooking up a FloJet. Ultimately, what your body really needs is clean and healthy water that’s filled with both essential minerals and antioxidants.

      At Tyent, our water ionizers bring you clean, mineral-rich, and hydrogen-filled alkaline water. We also have other filters than can remove over 200 contaminants, including 99% of lead. If you have further questions, we’d be happy to talk over the phone. Please give one of our water experts a call at 855-893-6887.

  6. A pinch of salt in a gallon of distilled water, will not cause me health problems. It isn\t too much. And as I said, there are also drops.

    I use a pinch of salt in every gallon I drink. That is all I need. I get most of my minerals from food, as I have for the 30 years I have been drinking distilled water. I take no medicine, I am almost 60 years old with no health issues at all.

    I use distilled water. And I have all the antioxidants I need.

    1. Hi, Nod. It’s good that you have a water option that works for you and that you’re staying healthy. However, distilled water doesn’t let your body reach the optimum state of alkalinity since it has a neutral pH level. This could lead to headaches and even effects on organ function. Also, it’s true that the majority of our minerals come from the food that we eat, but drinking the right kind of mineral-rich water supplements the nutrients you get from your diet. Drinking mineral- and antioxidant-rich water is especially helpful when you’re not able to eat healthy food all the time.

      If you want to continue drinking distilled water but are interested in ionizing it, you can look into hooking up your bottle to a FloJet. We want to emphasize the importance of drinking mineral- and antioxidant-rich water, which our water ionizers give you with no added equipment.

      We would be happy to explain more about how the FloJet works and answer any other questions you may have over the phone, so please call us at 855-893-6887.

  7. I recently purchased a water distiller and use it intermittently to detox. I have also purchased a Hydrogen Water Maker Machine, my question is can distilled water be put through the Hydrogen Water Maker and would this improve the PH level ??

    1. Hi, Amigo. Thanks for your question. We’re glad that you’ve taken the steps to purify your own water at home. However, please note that distilled water isn’t the best kind of water to drink because it strips away all the essential minerals in your water along with the contaminants. This means that you’re left with water that has no mineral content, so your body has one less major source of nutrients (it gets the majority of those from your food).

      Using a Hydrogen Water Maker will add extra hydrogen molecules to your distilled water but will not ionize it or make it alkaline, so the pH level will not necessarily increase. Plus, the hydrogen machine won’t add the minerals that were lost in the distillation process.

      If you want the benefits of mineral-rich alkaline water that’s filled with molecular hydrogen, we recommend looking into getting a Tyent water ionizer instead. Our water ionizers remove over 200 contaminants from your tap water, ionize it, and fill it with essential minerals and molecular hydrogen to give you the healthiest water available. Plus, if you’re still interested in running distilled water through a machine to get alkalinity and molecular hydrogen, then we could provide you with re-mineralizing filters, and you can do that with a Tyent ionizer. Should you have any questions, our water experts would love to discuss the awesome features of our ionizers with you, so please give us a call at 855-893-6887.

    1. Hi, Su. We’re happy to hear that! If you want to know more about a healthier kind of water than distilled water, read up on hydrogen water. Tyent’s water ionizers produce hydrogen-rich alkaline water, which gives you essential minerals and antioxidants without the chemicals and contaminants from unfiltered tap water. Our water ionizer experts are happy to talk to you if you have more questions, so please call us at 855-893-6887.

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