What Is Distilled Water And Is It Really Good For You?

By Brian Lemay 10 comments

– A water distiller is a
water treatment process that mimics mother nature’s
natural filtration process, the hydrologic cycle. The sun evaporates water,
turns it into clouds, and it returns to the earth
in the form of precipitation. A water distiller does the same thing. It boils water into steam and cools and condenses that steam back into liquid and in the process, anything that won’t turn
to steam is left behind. A water distiller works by boiling water and turning it into steam. The steam is then condensed and cooled, returning it back to liquid. In the process, anything
that will not turn into steam like minerals,
micro-biologic things, are left behind. The uses for distilled water are many. They’re used in a
laboratory or medical field where water has to be
relatively mineral free. It’s used for cooking. It’s used for making baby formulas, and it’s used for drinking. Distilled water has lots of uses. Water distillers eliminate anything that is inorganic in mineral, things like lead, things like arsenic, and things like fluoride. It also removes micro-biologic,
living organisms. They cannot survive the
boiling and steaming process. If you’ve ever heard of a boil order, that’s because it kills bacteria. Well that happens in a water distiller. Water distillers are important because they can produce
a very high quality water that’s mineral free,
it’s living organism free and depending upon their application, it could be very useful
for medical applications, for pharmaceutical applications. It’s also good for consumption because it doesn’t have
things like chemicals, like inorganic minerals
or living organisms that your body’s just
gonna have to deal with. There’s a variety of water
distillers available. The question of which one’s best starts with the one that can make enough water to meet your demand. If you’re in an office
and you have 20 people that’ll be using this water, than you’re gonna need
something that’s capable of generating enough water
and storing enough water that your office staff has
plenty of water to drink. Something like this unit here has a three gallon storage
container on the bottom. This can also go all
the way to 12 gallons, and it’d be considered a
residential water softener. A homeowner with just a few people at the house using the water, something like this countertop
would work very well. Besides that the decisions are what is the distiller made out of. Sometimes stainless and glass are probably a preferential choice over plastic. A water distiller can be
used to distill alcohol, but be careful it’s still illegal, unless you’re permitted
to distill alcohol. Distilled water is very healthy to drink. It removes the inorganic mineral. It removes micro-biologic organisms and it removes most chemicals and that provides a
very high quality water to drink or to cook with. There is a controversy surrounding whether or not water of that
quality leeches minerals from your body or doesn’t
provide you enough of the essential minerals. Well providing essential minerals, we don’t get minerals
from our water supply. We get our minerals from the foods and vegetables that we eat. Water is a lubricant, it’s for hydration. Bodies are made up of 70% to 80% water, so the water that we intake should be very high quality so that our kidneys don’t have to filter things out. There’s also a belief that water of this quality will leech
minerals from your body, stripping you of minerals
you’ve already ingested. Well if you’re working or if you are on a nutritious diet where
you’re getting adequate minerals, the little tiny microscopic amount of minerals that could be pulled out from the water aren’t gonna
really make a difference. Distilled water has removed a lot of the things that could be harmful, that may potentially be
present in untreated water. Municipality treated water is supposed to meet certain guidelines. So they do a good job at
making sure the water’s safe, but there are times when things happen that are out of their control, so protecting our drinking water by using a distiller
is actually keeping us from having an issue that
we didn’t see coming.


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Jul 7, 2019, 2:53 am Reply

So i can drink it & be just fine. Great!


Aug 8, 2019, 8:11 pm Reply

Do you think distilled water is ok during pregnancy? I drank it for a year while pregnant and felt like it was harsh on my body and then everyone told me after I got pregnant that it would rob my baby of nutrients

aoe roflstomp

Aug 8, 2019, 1:25 pm Reply

so true the simpler ive made my grows the better ive gotten. ive been trying everyting and the cheapest easiest not hardly watering no nutrients grows are coming out the best

aoe roflstomp

Aug 8, 2019, 1:27 pm Reply

also for anyone who hasn't done there research vigourously to find the best water. there is 2, distilled is # 1 because it is always the same. rain is # 2 because its harder to get it and it also comes down polluted for the first few hours or 20 minutes or however hard the rain falls it will eventually stop looking yellow in a glass and then you have water that is slightly better then distilled only because eit has a nicer odor. but in truth the plants dont care.
the grow the same way

angrydragon creed

Aug 8, 2019, 2:24 am Reply

That's high quality H2O

victor zarb Cousin

Aug 8, 2019, 10:13 am Reply

Is car parts store distilled water pure? OK to drink?

sri g

Aug 8, 2019, 3:45 am Reply

Why you shouldn’t drink distilled water

Victor Pereira

Nov 11, 2019, 9:33 am Reply

Can pets consume distilled water? Or at least temporarily?

Eru Kun

Nov 11, 2019, 11:12 am Reply


Patrick C

Nov 11, 2019, 3:29 pm Reply


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