Researchers claim that the unspoiled mineral rich “glacial milk” that seeps out from under the tremendous weight of a glacier produces water that is “the best of the best”. Perhaps it is, but I just don’t see myself up rooting my life to move to Pakistan to live in the Hunza Valley. I’m also not prepared to spend Madonna-like money to have water shipped half way around the world.
What I can do is continue to search for the best water money can buy…but not too much money. I’m prepared to do what it takes within reason to drink great water because I understand how important great water is to my health.
What has become clear during my search for the best drinking water is that it must be clean and healthy.
Clean is easy to understand because it simply means the water is free or almost free of contaminants. The most cost effective and efficient way to get clean water is to use a Reverse Osmosis “RO” system. The RO membrane removes almost every dissolved solid from the water. The problem is that the membranes are too effective as they remove healthy minerals and leave the water acidic.
Healthy water refers to water that provides energy for your body. The energy from water is derived from hydrogen atoms that become disassociated from water molecules when alkali metals are present in water. The “free” hydrogen is almost pure energy, and is used by the mitochondria found in every cell of your body. The hydrogen also acts as the best antioxidant in the world because the free hydrogen combines with the free radicals (unattached oxygen atoms) in your body.
The cleanest water has never been healthy. Healthy water has never been very clean because the water ionizer industry has never put any effort into removing contaminants other than chlorine.
How To Create Perfect Drinking Water
This should be simple. Make clean water healthy! All you have to do is find a way to make RO water alkaline.
Unfortunately, a simple solution has elluded the water industry for years.
The primary roadblock to finding a solution to great drinking water has been the attitude of the owners and sellers of RO systems. They have maintained for 30 years that the most healthy water in the world is produced by their RO systems. They also preach that the human body doesn’t absorb alkali metals from water because the calcium and magnesium are inorganic (molecules that don’t contain carbon). The RO industry has been wrong on both arguments and is only prepared to acknowledge the truth now because of overwhelming evidence.
The secondary roadblock to finding a solution to great drinking water was overcome when it became known that you can effectively ionize water naturally without the need of an electric water ionizer.
Current Solutions Are Flawed
The simple solution would be to combine a RO system with a water ionizer. Good concept, but it doesn’t work. The RO systems take the alkali minerals out of the water which render the electric water ionizers almost useless. The reason for this is that electric water ionizers can’t ionize pure water. When I was selling electric water ionizers a few years ago, which was long before I understood natural ionization, I would include a Calcite (calcium based) or a Corosex (magnesium based) remineralization filters with the water ionizer for customers who had soft water. The remineralization filters were installed “in-line” before the water ionizer. The results were great because the water ionizers were able to ionize the alkali metals that leached into the water before the ionization process. So why not just apply the same remineralization filters to a RO system?
Unfortunately, when it comes to RO systems, the aggressive nature of the acid water produced by the systems works too well with Calcite and Corosex filters. The acidic water chews through the calcium or magnesium filters in a hurry and leaches too much of the media into the water. As a result, the filters typically deplete very quickly. The cost of replacing the filters is annoying but that is not the real problem. The real issue is that the abundance of calcium or magnesium that enters the water supply can surpass the filtration capabilities of the kidneys. It is a case of “too much of a good thing”. When kidneys can’t handle a surplus of calcium or magnesium, a number of things begin to happen. One of the results can be the formation of kidney stones. I have never had kidney stones but I have talked to enough people that have passed kidney stones to know that you want to avoid them at almost any cost.
A New Solution That Works
I’m sure you have heard about time release capsules that are used by drug companies. The time release process is achieved by the capsule releasing portions of a drug bit by bit as the acid in the stomache dissolves the capsule. The slow release allows just the right amount of drug to enter your system over time. The solution to great drinking water lies in the ability to use a RO system that doesn’t release too many alkali metals into the water.
I visited a company that manufactures non-electric water ionizers in America last fall. The company has a reputation as the best manufacturer of filters and components in America. My objective for the visit was to see if their high standards of quality control could be adapted to water ionizers in a cost effective way. Water ionizers have been the domain of Asian countries since they were invented. Anybody in the industry will tell you that dealing with Asia is not easy. It turns out that high quality products can be made in America at competitive prices.
While I was at the factory, I watched a demonstration of a Reverse Osmosis machine that used bioceramics to remineralize the water. When I saw and the results, I couldn’t believe my eyes….clean water with amazing ionization capabilities that didn’t cause health issues by releasing too many alkali metals into the water. The water flow rate during the test was 5 liters per minute, which blows away any electric water ionizer. When I asked the technician how long the filter had been in use, he replied 13 months. I asked him how long the bioceramic remineralization filter lasted and he replied “two years or more depending upon usage”. I was stunned…… Bingo….the solution! What made it even better for me was that the company has been using the solution for 8 years and it has been certified by the WQA (the Water Quality Association who uses NSF standard testing).
I couldn’t understand why I hadn’t heard of this amazing product because the results were far better than anything I have ever seen in terms of “clean and healthy” water. Then I found out why. The product was being sold through a small number of water dealers for more than $3,400. No wonder nobody knows about it.
I talked to the owner about the possibility of dropping the price by a substantial amount so that people could afford it. He didn’t think that made sense as there wouldn’t be enough profit in the product for dealers to make money. I continued to work on him during numerous phone calls over the last few months. I ended up making him a promise that I would promote his product on my blog if he would drop his price. I also told him that I would find a network of ethical water dealers who would buy his product and promote it on their website. He was slowly coming around but the math still didn’t make sense.
The next step was to find a company to represent the product who would put their desire to help others above maximizing profits. That may sound easy to do, but it wasn’t. Despite what you might hear or read about companies and dealers wanting to help people with the water, I have found that profits come first baby…and second…and third!
I connected with people I have worked with over the years that I trust (it was a short list). They agreed to take on the product. I don’t mention company names in my blog because that is not what this blog is about. I will be happy to share the name with anyone in private off the record if you contact me.