There are a lot of loose interpretations about what “pure” water is, but to put it simply, “pure” water is H2O – two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen. That’s it. Nothing else…Not H2O plus minerals, plus chemicals or plus anything else.
Pure water should be absolutely free of foreign particles, chemicals, minerals, bacteria or other contaminants. Today you may find water that has been purified to some extent, but the real question should be “to what extent?” Steam distillation is widely recognized as the single most effective method of purification. At Le Bleu, not only do we steam distill our water but we perform a 5 step purification process through our patent-pending purification process. Le Bleu ultra pure water is just that-ULTRA PURE.
“Is drinking distilled water dangerous? I’ve read that it’s harmful because distilled water easily becomes acidic and supposedly robs the body of important minerals. True?”
Dr. Weil’s Answer
First of all, let me review for the record what distilled water is–it’s water that has been turned into steam so its impurities are left behind. The steam is then condensed to make pure water. The process of distillation kills and removes virtually all bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, and other organic and inorganic contaminants. Once distilled, the water is as pure as water can reasonably be.
For reasons I don’t understand, any number of myths-some quite extreme-have grown up over the years about distilled water. A quick Internet search today will take you to sites that put forth such views as “distilled water leads to early death.” Nonsense. One claim holds that distillation removes all of water’s beneficial minerals. While it’s true that distillation removes minerals as well as various contaminants from water, we don’t know that the human body can readily absorb minerals from water. We get our minerals from food, not water. By one manufacturer’s estimate, you would have to drink 676 eight-ounce glasses of tap water in Boston to reach the RDA for calcium.
Your question as to whether distilled water leaches minerals out of the body reflects another persistent myth. While pure water helps to remove minerals from the body that cells have eliminated or not used, it does not “leach” out minerals that have become part of your body’s cell structure. Neither does distilled water cause your teeth to deteriorate, a false claim made by a filter manufacturer looking to boost sales. As far as acidity goes, distilled water is close to a neutral pH and has no effect on the body’s acid/base balance.
I hope I’ve set your mind at ease. Distilled water not only isn’t dangerous, it’s the purest form of water. It’s also the kind of water I drink.
Coastal Carolina Water Inc. delivers bottled water in Virginia to South Hampton Roads including home and office bottled water delivery to the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth. We also deliver bottled water to the Outer Banks area of North Carolina including home and office bottled water delivery to Currituck, Moyock, Camden, Dare, Hyde and Tyrell counties.
Many times, Coastal Carolina Water, Inc. can begin your service in as little as 24 hours, depending upon the availability of our staff. Or, we can schedule the most convenient day for you. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Coastal Carolina Water, Inc. charges a $1.00 Delivery Fee every time we stop at your home or office. If you want to cancel a delivery because you are out of town or do not need water, call our office and cancel the delivery. You will not be charged if we do not stop.
We can leave the bottles according to your instructions and where it is most convenient for you (backyard, front door, side of house, garage, etc.).
We offer home and office bottled water delivery service every 20 business days (or approximately once per month). Please contact us if you need to alter your schedule and we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.
A “water only” account does not require any type of long-term commitment. If you are renting a cooler, there is a one-year service contract.
There are advantages to renting a cooler. Coastal Carolina Water provides our customers with quality commercial grade coolers In the event that the cooler experiences a problem, we will repair or swap out your cooler at no charge to you. In fact, for a healthier cooler, we like to swap out our customers’ coolers every year at no charge. Just call the office or tell your driver that you would like to exchange your cooler. If you own your own cooler, Coastal Carolina Water is not responsible for repairs. Coastal Carolina Water does have some refurbished commercial grade coolers for sale with a 1-year warranty. Please call the office for availability if you are interested in purchasing a refurbished cooler.
Coastal Carolina Water has several outlets where our customers can take a bottle and swap it out without having to pay a deposit. You will, of course, have to pay the outlet price. Please call the office to find the nearest outlet in your area.
We can reschedule an off-route delivery for you, but in many cases, there will be a $5.00 delivery fee.