SPRING WATER: it rains chemicals and acid rain (the pollution cycle). When rainwater falls from the clouds as rain, it falls through air filled with bacteria, dust, smoke, smog, chemicals, minerals, gases, radioactive fallout, etc.
WATER IONIZERS: remove acids from tap water; you drink acid free tap water. The water is loaded with the same contaminates found in the source water i.e. fluoride, heavy metals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, disinfection by-products, etc. Check the TDS (total dissolved solids) of the source water with a TDS Meter, then check the TDS of the product water: both have the same TDS.
Don’t get me wrong, the Water Ionizer was a great step in our understanding of water. It taught us that the acids in water were causing major health complications. However, under close examination (a Laboratory Analysis) we found it was merely acid free Tap Water!
PristineHydro does NOT electrocute your water. The concept of electrocuting dead polluted water with a water ionizer to revive it is pseudo-science. Water ionizers rupture already lifeless water releasing hydroxyl ions. Chemically speaking it is not even natural water anymore, it is more or less a man-made liquid concoction. That is the reason the pH of ionized water only lasts for 24 to 48 hours; any other water on earth with that much TDS, would keep its pH reading for months if not years. PristineHydro produces pristine water the way nature designed it; PristineHydro maintains its pH for up to one year.
BOTTLED WATER: quality is unregulated. Over 24,500 chemicals found in plastic bottled water. Plastic wastes are harmful to the environment.
REVERSE OSMOSIS: removes most contaminates, except acids (which are liquids and gasses) i.e. sulfuric and nitric acids (acid rain), hydrofluorosilicic acid (industrial waste fluoride), hypochlorous and hydrochloric acids (chlorine reactions), haloacetic acid (chlorine and bromine reactions); in turn RO produces aggressive acidic water that is void of bicarbonate salts.
DISTILLED WATER: rising steam is supposed to leave all impurities behind in the distilling process, but in fact gases, some chemicals, and some organic compounds are taken along with the steam. Distilling does not removes acids or chlorine/chloramine, which are liquids and gasses i.e. sulfuric and nitric acids (acid rain), hydrofluorosilicic acid (industrial waste fluoride), hypochlorous and hydrochloric acids (chlorine reactions), haloacetic acid (chlorine and bromine reactions); the chlorine/chloramine, acids, and other chemicals evaporate and end up in the product water; in turn produces highly aggressive acidic water void of bicarbonate salts. In fact, in the 1950s distilled water was sold in drug stores with the label “Not for Drinking!” It was predominantly used to fill car batteries and steam irons.
Natural water has mineral content. By removing minerals, water becomes acidic and aggressive, meaning it will seek to replace the ions (minerals) removed. Water treated by either distillation or RO will become even more acidic upon contact with air airborne carbon dioxide that reacts with the water and makes carbonic acid, which takes the place of the ions (minerals) that were removed.
The use of distilled and/or RO water will cause electrolyte imbalance in your body because it is stripped of all minerals. In turn, your body will leach electrolytes and minerals from tissue and bone in order to neutralize the acids in the water you are drinking.
Clean, healthy water should not be pure. In fact, the waters with the most epicurean interest are acid free and contain bicarbonate salts and trace elements.
CARBON BLOCK FILTERS: insufficient as stand-alone filter; produces acidic water that is loaded with contaminants.
TAP WATER: not recommended for drinking; acidic and chemically treated lifeless water that contains many contaminants including sulfuric, nitric, hydrofluorosilicic, haloacetic, hypochlorous, and hydrochloric acids; fluoride, heavy metals, chlorine/chloramine, disinfectant by-products, pharmaceuticals, etc.