Only the best water
Many bottled waters are tap water that has been filtered and put directly into a bottle. Tap water is often labelled; Reverse Osmosed Water, Purified Water, Vapor Distilled Water, Ultra-purified Water, Filtered water etc.
The most natural, pristine and uncontaminated water source is Spring Water (‘springs’ to the surface from underground aquifers under natural pressure). Mountain aquifers that have large tracts of State forests or National parks next to them as catchment areas make the best spring water. They are away from lowland agrochemical contamination and use good mountain bedrock for filtration. At Balance we infuse our flowers in mountain spring water.
The Real Story
Our stomach is supposed to maintain a pH of between 1.5 and 3.5.
If you add alkaline water at a pH of 8 or 9 or even more it will quickly neutralize your stomach acid (acid + alkaline = salt + water) and thereby stop the stomach from doing its job.
In response to this a healthy stomach will actually secrete more acid to return the stomach to its proper pH level of between 1.5 and 3.5. The DNA and biochemistry of our bodies evolved over 5 million years to drink spring water with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. That is what our bodies are designed to process best. Alkaline water should not be confused with an alkaline diet. A diet rich in leafy greens and non-starch vegetables (alkaline) has always been encouraged as part of a balanced diet.
Fluoride in the form of Hexafluorosilicic acid is an inorganic compound manufactured as a precursor to aluminum trifluoride. It is used as a source of fluoride for water fluoridation.
There is a great deal of controversy surrounding the Fluoridation of water. The practice has now been banned in many countries including Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, Japan, Russia and The Czech Republic.
Balance water does not contain Fluoride.
What's Really in it
Many municipal water systems start off with decent water. New York City uses Catskill Mountain reservoirs which have some of the best water in the US. The problem with tap water is that at the water treatment plants industrial chemicals are added for coagulation, disinfection, fluoridation, water softening, corrosion control, dechlorination and odor removal.
We then drink these chemicals. Ion exchange resins and activated carbon filters, such as found in common water filters like Brita® do not remove most of these chemicals. Balance water does not contain any of the common chemicals used in the treatment of tap water.