3 Health Benefits of Distilled Water

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on , Last Updated on


Distilled water is water that’s been purified of contaminants through distillation. The process is relatively simple; water is brought to a boil and converted to steam. The steam flows through cooling tubes and condenses back into pure water. This is different than simply filtering water in that this process removes all potentially harmful organisms and chemicals. As you may imagine, there are benefits to drinking and using distilled water beyond superficial smell and taste improvements.

1. Removing Contaminants

The most important health benefit distilled water offers is the elimination of water borne contaminants that may potentially be found in water. Drinking contaminated water is one of the fastest ways to spread disease, toxic metals and industrial pollutants. By removing the contaminants from water through distillation, we can help alleviate the risk of future illnesses and toxic buildup.

2. Elimination of Chemicals

The most common problem with drinking municipal water is that chlorine and/or fluoride are added as part of the water treatment process. The addition of fluoride is a huge can of worms alone and perhaps one of the greatest scams perpetrated in modern times. Among a host of other problems, too much fluoride in your drinking water can have adverse effects such as tooth discoloration and breakdown of tooth enamel. Chlorine can be harmful to your skin in undiluted amounts, it can also be harmful to your body in the diluted amounts of city water. Distilled water has filtered out these chemicals as well as others to make what is called pure water.

3. No Additives

Many municipal water supplies also contain calcium. While calcium is essential to maintaining good health, too much calcium can be a precursor to kidney stone formation. For some people, kidney stones can be a constant and painful problem and drinking distilled water can reduce the risk of developing more kidney stones. And, if you just prefer to be in complete control of how you receive your vitamins and minerals, there is no substitute for distilled water.

The Flipside to No Additives

Distillation will remove impurities found in water but will also remove the naturally occurring minerals. The World Health Organization has stated that 14 necessary micronutrients are absent from distilled water; our bodies do require these minerals to function. If you’re not receiving your daily amount of these minerals in your water, it is necessary to get them from food sources or a multivitamin.

How to Make Super Water

Add the following to 1 gallon of distilled water to give it a boost of enzymes and nutrients:

To receive the maximum benefits that super water offers, divide your body weight by two to determine the number of ounces of super distilled water to drink daily.

†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

  • http://twitter.com/revjallah Dr. John Jallah

    Drink Kangen Water instead.

  • http://www.highperformanceheating.com/heating/heating-cooling-experts-trust/ riley4510

    Nice one..

  • IvLiberty

    I heard that distilled water is bad for you because of its lack of minerals. Distilled water is rumored to rob the body of its minerals in an attempt to make itself whole and replace the stuff it’s missing ( I do understand that water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen).

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center

    That’s somewhat correct, it is a hungry water. That can be beneficial in helping you detox but can also pull minerals. That’s why we recommend adding raw, organic apple cider vinegar to it.

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  • Mark Cooper

    Excellent article! Thank you…Thank you…Thank you! I’ve been a bit confused as to what to do re. my water. I’m on well water and it’s MANY times better than the city water I was previously on. But, I want to consume the BEST water possible. Your recommendation for the distilled water with lemon, ACV and aloe vera juice is excellent. I enjoyed this mixture during my colon cleanse and was wondering if this was something I could consume on a regular basis. Now I have my answer! :-) Thank you….Again!

  • Wuch

    Aren’t the minerals found in water inorganic, and cannot be utilized by the body? And, since distilled water has a negative charge, as well as that of organic minerals the body does use, when you drink it it only pulls out the inorganic minerals that have a positive charge, that are polluting the body?

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center

    There are some out there who agree, yes —


  • Jacob

    A few problems
    1) Minerals are minerals are minerals – there is no such thing as ‘organic minerals’
    2)Distilled water isn’t negatively charged, it is slightly polar

  • Diesel

    Yes it is bud water minerals are metallic and untreated soil minerals are organic

  • LN

    There are two meanings for the word Organic, I think we were meant to be confused – organic chemistry is that involving carbon.

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  • Aimers

    What distiller would you recommend?

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  • stillbill22

    Opinion and not backed by credible research.

  • stillbill22

    You will never find research from any medical or university sources espousing any dangers of distilled water. Pure water can’t be bad!

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  • Hester

    What about using the store bought distilled water in your cpap machine? Can it harm your lungs? I have a problem with congestion and coughing and don’t know the cause. Could the chlorine in distilled water be the cause?

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