Distilled water removes virtually all contaminates in water making it 99.99% pure. Only the purest water comes from distillation. With our bodies being approximately 70% water, hydration is very important. Distilled water has a low viscosity, meaning that it can efficiently transport stored toxins out of cells, tissues and bones. A myth about distilled water is that it has a “leaching” effect on one’s body, by means of removing volatile minerals. This myth is only far from the truth, for there is no scientific evidence to support that statement. The minerals that our bodies need come from the foods we eat, not the water we drink. An example of this is that one would have to drink 650 eight-ounce glasses of tap water to reach the recommended daily allowance for calcium. How many of us can even drink the recommended amount of water per day?
The following are supporting statements from health experts and their opinion’s on distilled water.
'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'. - Dr Andrew Weil
"Distilled water has an inherent quality. Acting almost like a magnet, it picks up rejected, discarded, and unusable minerals and, assisted by the blood and the lymph, carries them to the lungs and kidneys for elimination from the body. The statement that distilled water leaches minerals from the body has no basis in fact. It doesn't leach out minerals that have become part of the cell structure. It can't and won't. It collects only minerals that have already been rejected or excreted by the cells...To suggest that distilled water takes up minerals from foods so that the body derives no benefit from them is absurd." - Harvey & Marilyn Diamond, Fit for Life II: Living Health
"The body’s need for minerals is largely met through foods, not drinking water." - American Medical Journal
"The minerals which the human body needs that are in the water are insignificant to those in food… and anyone simply eating a varied diet, not even a balanced diet, could hardly suffer a mineral deficiency." - Dr. Henry A. Schroeder, Dartmouth Medical School
"The only minerals that the body can utilize are the organic minerals. All other types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be eliminated. Distilled water is the only water that can be taken into the body without any damage to the tissues." - Dr. Allen E. Banik, The Choice is Clear