Are You In Danger? Your Water Is Made Up Of More Than Just H2O

We learn in elementary science class that water is comprised of two elements: hydrogen and oxygen. H2O is the chemical name for water, and as it suggests, it is made from two hydrogen molecules bonded to an oxygen molecule, no more, no less. Well, that used to be the case before water was mass produced, manufactured and put into bottles for us all to drink.

The water you buy in the store is not simply hydrogen and oxygen anymore. Much of what we drink, and think is water, is actually water with a large number of added ingredients.

Have you ever taken the time to look at the ingredient list on the side of the water bottle you're drinking from? The majority of us haven't, and that's because we trust in the makers of our refreshing water; we trust that the water we are drinking is pure, when in fact it isn't.

Popular bottled water brands list added chemicals and ingredients on their water labels, things like magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, and even salt. Other noted ingredients making their way into water more and more are things like calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium bicarbonate.

According to many health care professionals, these added extras aren't an immediate cause for concern. The additives being put into the water are naturally found in water and the quantities being used are not likely to do any major damage to the body. In fact, these chemicals are added to give water the "water taste" that we have become accustomed to.

Taste tests often reveal that people find regular distilled water to taste flat as opposed to spring water, which can taste sweet.

Many of the chemicals with absurdly long names that sound close to poisonous actually occur naturally in tap water and in our daily diets through the foods we consume. Potassium chloride can even help boost heart health and aids normal muscular and digestive functions.

Regardless of the fact that you now know your water isn't killing you with these added ingredients, it is still vital that you check labels when purchasing water. Labels showing calories do so because sugars have been added.

If you're ever in doubt, purchase a home filtration system to weed out many of the chemicals in your tap water, or just drink straight from the tap. Bottled water can be a little tricky, so sticking to something that you know hasn't been tampered with could be best.

Consult your primary care physician or chiropractor for any medical related advice.




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