Our health experts tell us to drink more water yet we get conflicting information on a daily basis. Should we drink water out of the tap, use tap filters, boil our water, or drink bottled water? There is plenty of information available, but it takes time to sift through it to find the gems. One of the major concerns today is that when we drink water from a plastic bottle, we are also drinking in many plastic particles too.
At first, we may feel there is no cause for alarm. After all, aren’t our bodies designed to screen out toxins and expel them in our bodily wastes? Well, to some extent. If you have friends or family who have cancer, kidney failure, or liver failure, you know their bodies failed to adequately screen out toxins. Yes, some of it is linked to poor nutrition or genetics, but it can be caused by harmful toxins too.
There is no such thing as good plastics. Plastics take a very long time to decompose. Just take a look at any article that has studied plastics in our landfills. Plastics can take over 100 years to decompose. Yet, our landfills are rapidly filling with plastics, despite the efforts of many to promote recycling.
The topic of plastics harming our bodies is a long one, so we have done the research for you. Here are 3 reasons why you need to stop drinking bottled water right now.
1. Plastic particulate contaminants found in bottled water.
The first initial concern is that your bottled water contains minute plastic particulates or contaminants. Is this something that you want in your body? Sure, the scientists spoon-feed you that a small amount of plastics are acceptable. Sure, if you drink bottled water once a month, but many people drink their 5 to 10 cups of water a day in the form of bottled water. That’s a lot of plastic that adds up over time.
And surprisingly, plastics have also been detected in beer, honey, and salt, but whether that’s due to the containers they’re stored in, we’re not entirely certain yet.
Just how does the plastic get into the water? You may think that it should stay in the surface of the plastic bottle. Even though plastic takes a long time to decompose, it can still erode away. Just grab a knife and scratch at the surface of your bottle. See how small particles come away?
Since water is naturally corrosive—it contains natural chemicals and elements—it can erode away at the interior surface of the bottle too.
According to one study, they have found widespread contamination of water in plastic water bottles. 250 bottles of water were randomly purchased. These researchers tested in over nine countries, including the USA, with the same results—plastics were found in 93% of the samples, and were from the major water companies—Nestle, San Pellegrino, Dasani, Evian, Aqua, and Aquafina.
Apparently, all brands tested told the BBC that their bottled water products were produced to the highest standards.
During these studies, scientists used a red dye, called Nile Red, that would bind to the plastic, but not other contaminants in the water, nor the water itself. (4) Even the purchase and delivery of the water was done on video, for full disclosure and honesty in the testing process.
The testing process is relatively simple and easy for the layman to understand. The dye was poured directly into the bottle. This is a technique developed by British scientists to detect plastic in seawater.
There have already been prior tests done to determine that the red dye sticks to the free-floating pieces of the plastic, rather than the plastic enclosure. When viewed under certain wavelengths of light, the plastic will fluoresce.
And not only were these particles not fibers or powders that would more naturally flow through the human digestive tract, but they were plastic fragments. This means they’re more likely to get stuck in your body and not be expelled.
Apparently, only pieces that were larger than 100 microns were counted, meaning that there is more plastic in the water than expected. 100 microns is about the size of a human hair, which is even more troubling.
There were also many more particles counted that were under the size of 100 microns, such as 6.5 microns.
2. Different types of plastics found in bottled water.
During the study cited, not one brand came out unscathed. Not only are there hazards in the plastic bottles themselves, but in the bottle caps and the inserts of the bottle caps, if there are any—such as for contests.
If the above isn’t enough, there is also a high risk of contaminants from the products used to make bottle caps too. These include polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene.
This means that there is a double concern for drinking water from plastic bottles. And there is no distinction in the cited studies on whether the caps or the bottles themselves are mainly to blame.
During the study, it was also found that nylon, polystyrene, polyethylene, polyester, polyethylene terephthalate, azlon, polyacrylates, and copolymers were found in the bottled water. It can be troubling that perhaps even the bottled water manufacturers don’t even know what is in the plastics that are made into bottles.
3. Particulates from the manufacturing process itself.
Have you ever watched videos on how food and liquids are prepared for packaging? Most likely you’d never eat or drink anything ever again. Some of the plastic gets into the water during the packaging process too.
Apparently, it’s not just independent studies that have been testing our water, but also the water manufacturers themselves, Besides their response that there is no danger from the number of plastics in water bottles, they have said they’ve been conducting their own tests and have found lesser amounts than the studies have cited.
Some experts say that there is no clear evidence that the plastics in the bottled water come from the manufacturing process (3). One thing is for certain, the plastics weren’t originally in the water because the water that goes into the plastic bottles is strictly filtered after being pumped up from the groundwater.
There are studies of glass water bottles that there have been high amounts of plastics detected too. However, it’s possible that the water tanks that the water has been stored in are also made of plastic, and plastic pipes are used to deliver it to the water tankers. And let’s not forget that even glass bottles have plastic caps.
During the study in question, a small number of particulates were realistically subtracted from the results, due to being in the air.
Closing Thoughts On Never Buying Bottled Water Again
Most scientists safely acknowledge that drinking tap water is far safer than drinking bottled water. Of course, there are options for filtering it.
Be aware of the water you drink. If you’re drinking water from work, it likely comes out of a big water dispenser—that’s made of plastic. Find out where the water is sourced when you’re at the local coffee shop or restaurant. Think up ways that you can do better for your body.
Remember good old glass bottles? Weren’t they called bad for the environment at some point in the past? Even many city garbage services won’t take glass anymore—you have to cart it to a glass recycling depot. How ridiculous is that when glass used to manufacture food products is 100% safe for you?
Yet it’s definitely our fault for decreasing the production of glass containers for plastic containers. Humans have certainly brought this on themselves, but it’s good that we still have options when purchasing products for consumption.
With a bit of awareness, you can learn to avoid water that is stored in plastic bottles by opting for a healthier option. Let’s put the plastic bottled water manufacturers out of business. This will give you an edge on living a longer and healthier life.
What Can You Do About This?
There is something so simple and yet so effective that you will be amazed that it can create profound changes in your health.
It’s called alkaline water, the Japanese call it Kangen water.
The word Kangen, translate as “return to origin.”
Alkaline water is used in over 100 hospitals and medical clinics in Japan for its scientifically documented health benefits.
Ionized alkaline water starts out as ordinary tap water, but it is transformed through water ionization to something only found in nature.
It becomes water that is super hydrating, it becomes water that is loaded with anti-aging antioxidants, and it becomes water that detoxifies, flushing toxins and acidic wastes out of our cells like true nature’s water was intended to do.
What Are The Benefits Of Kangen Water?
The cutting-edge Kangen water ionization technology brings water back to its original state, it provides these significant benefits…
Benefit #1: Kangen water is antioxidant water that strengthens the body’s immune system
When drinking Kangen water, you are drinking a glass of anti-oxidants.
This Kangen water delivers a massive amount of negatively charged electrons, to cling to & neutralize the free-radicals causing daily damage & premature aging within our bodies.
(FACT: Free radicals are the result of poor diet, stress, pollution, chemicals, medications, and more.)
Benefit #2: Kangen water is high pH 9.5 Water
In our modern world, many of us are too acidic physically.
Acidosis is the cause of many major and minor diseases, aches, and pains.
There is, therefore, an urgent need to alkalize. Furthermore, cancer, chronic fatigue, and many other illnesses thrive within an acidic body.
Ionized water restores alkalinity and flushes acidic toxins out from the body, leaving your blood clean and able to transport critical nutrients to the cells.
Most waters like tap water and bottled water have an alkalinity of 6.4 to 7, which is not enough to raise your body alkalinity.
A disease cannot flourish in an alkaline environment. Most city tap water and some bottled drinking water are acidic.
Many of the foods we eat are also acidic.
Our body has the ability to alkalize itself, however, the rate of acidic intake and stress is too much for the body to counter and reverse.
Our blood being 79% water can gradually become acidic, filled with yeasts, molds, bacteria, and wastes and/or heavy metals.
Kangen water can assist your body to an alkalized state again.
Water from the Alkaviva ionizer filter is 100’s of times more alkaline than even the freshest spring water. (1000’s of times more so than tap or bottled water.)
Gaining fat is a result of an acidic body, it stores the excess waste in the form of fat.
As the body alkalizes, excess body weight may naturally melt away as acids are gradually and naturally removed from the body.
Benefit #3: Kangen water energizes your body
Water is a nutrient, this is a known fact. Kangen water is a super nutrient.
As proven by Nobel prize winner Otto Heinrich Warburg, cells in the body deficient of oxygen run the risk of turning cancerous, because they the body is acidic.
As stated above, Kangen water helps deliver nutrients to your body cells more efficiently than tap or bottled water, giving you more energy throughout your day.
Benefit #4: Kangen water hydrates the body better
This structured water molecule is smaller in size making water up to 6x more absorbable.
Kangen water easily penetrates your body at cellular level, bringing a continual flood of better hydration and renewal.
Cells begin to function as they should for optimum health and peak performance.
Alkalinity or being pH balanced is the perfect environment for health and wellness.
What does Kangen Water do?
By electrolysis, not chemicals it separates H2O into negative charged HO-(Ho Ho Ho?)Alters the potential hydrogen, breaks molecular bonding. Negative ions are beneficial for the human body while positive ions are harmful. In fact, you will find the highest concentrations of negative ions in natural, clean air. Ions are invisible charged particles in the air – either molecules or atoms, which bear an electric charge.
Most natural and wild flowing waters have a negative charge (millivolts-mV). These waters are found in some groundwater sources (mineralized), springs and wild (unpolluted) rivers. The world’s healing water sources (sometimes called miraculous, magic or energized water) are often discovered in wells, bores, and springs where the water is in close contact with the minerals and magnetism of the rocks. These waters are known for their homeopathic and healing effects for animals and humans. So what are the properties of water that make it life-affirming or healing?
Clearly, water is critical to body function as it represents 70% or more of the body. The science of water is relatively new and largely incomplete, however, there is enough science to demonstrate that water with a negative millivolts charge is life-affirming or sustains life. Human and animal cells have a healthy charge of between -20mV to -50mV. The cells of an injured part of the body will rise to a negative (-) 50mV in order to accelerate healing and make new cells. This change in polarity facilitates the movement of nutrients to the area that requires healing. Therefore, we can assume that in order to heal the body you require a capability (ie. negatively charged cells and nutrient availability in the body) to deliver a negative charge (-) 50mV on demand.
How and when to use Kangen Water
Doctors say to drink half your body weight in ounces. A 200 lbs person would drink 100 oz of water. AND any increase in consumption is good for your health with hydration and detoxification. Hook it to your tap. First thing in the morning and all day. One glass before a meal will create a pattern to lose weight. There are multiple uses of the machine to alter the PH of the water for cleaning, disinfecting, toning, cooking….
What to expect from drinking Kangen water
When you fill out the acidic checklist we have created a benchmark to see where you are and maybe with a question or two find out where you want to go. We all know from the KANGAN Mission Statement we are increasing a person’s health, therefore, cutting medical costs. Cleaning up the environment by eliminating plastic bottles and poisonous chemicals. And building wealth for those who chose to take on the water project to change the world.
What is the cost of health?
Cost: Bottled vs. Enagic Kangen Water
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Quote:
“We generally pay much less for our drinking water than we do for most other goods and services…On average, tap water costs are slightly more than $2 per 1,000 gallons…Each of us, on average, uses over 100 gallons of water per day for everything from drinking and bathing to watering our gardens…This equates to an average annual water bill of about $300 per household“
The 15 year Kangen™ Water information is based on the Enagic SD501, with a retail price of $3,980.00. It also includes the cost of a high-grade filter, replaced annually; 2 cleaning cartridges, used annually; 5 cleaning services, once every 3 years, performed by Enagic technicians and the average cost of tap water, as indicated by the US EPA, at the rate of $.002 per gallon
NOTE: Figures were calculated based on a family of four, using a recommended daily water consumption formula of ½ the body weight of each individual in ounces of water: Father – 190 lbs, Mother – 160 lbs, 13 year old son – 100 lbs, 10 year old daughter – 75 lbs. Weights based on National Center for Health Statistics for average weights of individuals living in the US. This family should consume 262.5 ounces, or 2.05 gallons, of water each day. The calculations above have been figured using 2 gallons of daily consumption.
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