Types Of Bottled Water
Below are the types of bottled water available on the market today. You will read for yourself that not all bottled waters meet the distinction of pristine water.
Distilled water is water that has been purified by distillation. The mechanics of the process use a rapid high-temperature environment to separate out the solids and draw off the water as steam and then condense it back to its liquid form. The process does produce a very pure water which meets standards setup in the United States Pharmacopeia, 23rd Revision, January 1, 1995. Part of this specifies that the water contain no more than 10 ppm of total dissolved solids. In the distillation process ions are stripped from the water molecule in a violent manner in contrast to the gentle heat evaporation in nature. This leaves “holes” in the molecular structure and the water becomes “aggressive”. It waits to complete its structure by filling in the “holes”. Distilled water is thus an ideal water for cleansing, colonics, etc. because it binds with and pulls “junk” out of our systems. Unfortunately it does not discriminate, and naturopathic doctors will tell you that it pulls the central minerals from your body as well.
Spring waters Just as Mother Nature provided to us. Nothing added, nothing taken away. Purified by UV light, ozonation, and sub-micron filtration Spring Waters are derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth. Many factors, both natural and manmade, influence the purity levels of a spring. The composition of the soil and rocks may add naturally occurring but unwanted substances to the water, i.e. radon, fluoride. Many of the treatment processes used to produce purified water cannot be used to treat spring water as they would change the characteristics of the water and it could no longer be labeled spring water. Many people choose spring water because they hope to get minerals their body needs. The minerals in spring water come from rocks and are inorganic in form. Our body cannot process them. When the plants take in these waters through their root system they transform them to an organic form – something our body can process – which is why we really do need to eat our fruits and veggies!
Purified water is water that has been produced by one of the following processes: distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or other suitable processes which ensure the purity levels are no greater than 10 ppm as stipulated by the United States Pharmacopeia, 23rd Revision, January 1, 1995. Water produced by these methods is process oriented and not source dependent. The source could be a well, spring, municipal supply etc. as the process ensures the purity of the finished product.