Health benefits of distilled water

Written by William Fryer - MA Oxon

Drinking distilled water protects your body from potentially harmful contaminants in regular tap water such as pesticides, viruses and herbicides. It can also help to prevent kidney stones, improve your bodily functions and help to protect your teeth from too much fluoride which can cause tooth discoloration.

The human body is made up of around 70% water, so it is important to choose the type of water you drink carefully. Tap water and bottled water both contain chemicals that are out of your control; the only way to really know what you’re putting into your body is to use a water distiller. Water distillers provide water purity superior to any other method, beating bottled water and reverse osmosis methods, along with a host of additional benefits.

Protect Your Family From Chemicals

By using a water distiller, you will be avoiding potentially harmful chemicals in tap water such as pesticides, nitrates, fertiliser and contamination from your copper or lead pipes. Many of the contaminants and chemicals in our tap water can cause harm to the human body if we are exposed to them over a long period of time so it’s important to do whatever you can to prevent exposure.

Protect Your Family’s Teeth

Distillation will also remove the fluoride from your water, which is now found in toothpaste. Fluoride was originally added to local water supplies to help strengthen teeth, however too much exposure leads to fluorosis, which leaves a brown staining effect on young teeth. By distilling your water you can protect your children’s teeth.

Improves Bodily Functions

Medical professionals say that tap water contributes to arteries hardening and blood vessels calcifying, which can lead to great damage within the body as your brain is made up of many small and delicate arteries, veins and capillaries. Distilled water benefits your body as distilled water takes out the impurities of the water, so your body receives pure water, rather than water it has to filter itself.

Prevents Kidney Stones

In addition to calcification in the brain, tap water can also contribute to hard masses of urine crystals, calcium, phosphate and oxalates forming in the kidneys. Tap water and bottled water can contribute to kidney stones forming when they contain too much calcium. Distilled water is free of these minerals, so the risk is avoided.