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The Power of Water - #2

Water—most of us drink it every day without giving it much thought. And yet, this unassuming compound is the very essence of life. From sustaining biological functions to quenching spiritual thirst, our need for water is unsurpassed by any other supplement of any kind.

But, is all of this bottled water just a fad, and which water is the very best for consumption?

The concept of water as a consumer product is not as contemporary as it might seem. Dating back to ancient civilizations, access to clean water has been a luxury in many parts of the world. In 1767, Joseph Hawkins of England used a patented process of steam distillation to produce purified bottled water that was enamel-lined and corked in bottles. By the early 1800s, natural spring water was bottled and sold by Jacksons Spa in Boston, Massachusetts.

The industry started to take off with the founding of renowned water companies like Poland

Spring, which began as a local Maine business in the 1840s. In Saratoga Springs, the deep, fast-moving springs and their healing mineral waters were first discovered and used more than 200 years ago, and soon, the springs were fabled and visited by the high and mighty from around the world.

In the late 19th century, the Hygeia water machine from Italy entered the US market. It was the first water-dispensing equipment, allowing consumers to purchase water based on thirst or health-related needs. This innovation marked the first time water was sold without any kind of regulation, and the rise of the Hygeia machines marked the transition of water sales from saloons and other unsanitary locations to health spa and pharmacy outlets. It was at this time that the bottled water industry as we know it began to take shape.

The bottled water market has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, with a

wide range of options now available. These extend beyond the traditional bottled spring water to include mineral, alkaline, and even vitamin-enhanced versions. Each type boasts its own unique health benefits and environmental considerations. For example, alkaline water is

praised for its potential to neutralize acid in the bloodstream, leading to various health

benefits. On the other hand, mineral water is celebrated for its natural filtration and mineral

enrichment processes. These diverse options reflect the increasing consumer demand for

healthy and sustainable choices and highlight the complexity of making informed decisions

about water consumption.

The thirst for variety has led to the rise in popularity of carbonated and flavored waters.

Sparkling water, in particular, is experiencing a surge in sales, with many seeing it as a healthier alternative to sugary soft drinks. Beyond this, the trend of functional beverages is introducing waters infused with everything from vitamins to CBD.

But what is the best water to drink? Researchers say that “purified water” is the best water to

drink. Noted at Zonia in their research about water. (

“If we had to choose one type of water to label the “best,” it would have to be purified water, even though hydrogen water is definitely the runner-up.

Purified water is the cleanest, safest form of water to drink. You can buy purified water in

bottles or install your own in-home purification system to purify your home’s tap or well water


It’s the cheapest, smartest, and most efficient solution in the long term.

However, hydrogen water now shows positive evidence of anti-inflammatory benefits, so it

may be worth trying it out.”

In closing, drink up. Most of us do not drink enough water, and we should. There is no excuse for not taking in your daily allotment with so many options available.

So, here's to your health—take a moment to drink up and prioritize your well-being. Cheers to taking good care of yourself!


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