Is Distilled Water Safe To Drink?
We do not recommend drinking distilled water.
The primary risk of drinking only distilled water is due to the lack of dissolved minerals absent in the water. These minerals are considered as vital to human health, such as magnesium, calcium, and iron..
What Is Distilled Water?
Distilled water is any water that has been purified using distillation. There are multiple types of distillation, but all of them depend on separating components of a mixture based on their different boiling points. Water is heated to its boiling point. Chemicals that boil off at a lower temperature are collected and discarded; substances that remain in a container after the water evaporates also are discarded. The water that is collected thus has a higher purity than the initial liquid.
Can You Drink Distilled Water?
**We do not recommend distilled water for human consumption.** The disadvantage to drinking this water is that most of the natural minerals in the water are gone. Minerals are not volatile, so when the water boils off, they are left behind. If these minerals are desirable (calcium, magnesium, iron), the distilled water might be considered inferior to other types of water, such as mineral water or spring water.
At the distilled Water Company, we offer distilled and demineralised water and is supplied in bulk quantity. Both our distilled water and demineralised water is of medical grade and is supplied in food grade containers. Our distilled water is used in the motor industry, in laboratories and even in small household appliances like steam irons. We do not recommend distilled water as a replacement for drinking water.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact one of our sales team on 0845 006 3309.