At DIVINIA we get tons of questions from customers who come across a lot of misinformation while on their paths of discovery. Steven Sedlmayr, our CEO, is not only the inventor of our patented purification technology but it also our resident scientist. His interests lay in the realm of research, and personally collaborating with Dr. Pollack and the late Dr. Roy to study water is one of his many accomplishments. As a leading mind in water research, Steven gets many questions from inquiring minds as to why or why not its imperative we drink good, beneficial h2o - in particular, DIVINIA.
Below are busted myths about water, listed from the least rampant to the most.
5. Alkaline/Kangan water is structured water.
As mentioned in the related post, it's best to stay away from the term "structured water" when casually discussing such a topic. Alkaline water is simply water that has been infused with minerals or naturally carries minerals that buffer its chemical interactions, making giving it a high level of pH. This does not necessarily mean the actual molecules of alkaline water are re-arranged or carry a higher energy.
4. All water is the same.
Simple reply is "no." As Steven has mentioned in past podcasts and interviews, water varies from pH to chemical compounds to hexagonal structure. This is where the magic behind DIVINIA Water comes in. Our proprietary purification technology aligns the directional spin of the water molecule, making it fundamentally more energetic than what you would drink from the tap, or, even another bottled water. This is what helps make DIVINIA so much more hydrating than deionized water, per the 2017 study conducted on human participants in India with Amity University.
3. Drinking out of plastic containers is not harmful.
This one is not only wrong, it is VERY wrong. With all of the news concerning microplastics in water - whether it be ground water to tap water to water bottled in plastic - more studies are revealing the dangers of ingesting plastic particles. A groundbreaking study in 2018 made headlines when doctors found that 8 of 8 participants, from different countries, had plastic in their stool samples. Although the jury is still out on how harmful plastic can be (we still have to give it a few more years to know), it is believed to contribute to hormonal problems, adrenal problems, cognitive issues, and overall organ function.
2. I need to drink 8 glasses of water a day?
There is no single answer to this question. Decent intake is considered to be 91 ounces (2.7 liters) per day for women and 125 ounces (3.7 liters) per day for men; this is the total intake of water from all sources, not just pure water. This serves as a guideline, but you must consider other factors, too, such as: environment, activity level, body composition, diet, etc.
The needs of people are so individualized that 8 glasses may be enough for some people and too much for others... so let your body, and your thirst, be your guide!
1. Drinking distilled/purified waters will strip my body of minerals!
After years, days, and hours of research I have yet to find where this myth originates whether it be from a specific scientific study or doctor. I have, however, have found numerous studies from around the world, spanning decades, that cannot explicitly prove that drinking distilled water is "bad." I have, though, found all sorts of articles outlining that drinking hard water, laced with too many minerals and metals, can be bad for child development with possible negative future implications. This blog is similar to my path of research, noting many of the studies are conducted in Germany and Russia with little to no research currently being done in the states.
My feeling is that this myth comes from bottled water companies that started to find footing in the 60's or 70's. Many of these companies find their margins by peddling semi-filtered water in plastic bottles. Their business model isn't conducive to processes associated with deeply purified water that's bottled in glass.