Distilled water is the result of removing impurities from regular drinking water. This is achieved by boiling water and collecting the condensed steam into a sterile container.
Distilling water has been performed for thousands of years to get clean water to drink. In ancient times, distilling water was used to obtain clean drinking water from salt water.
Chemical and biological laboratories use distilled water when other alternatives are not sufficiently pure such as deionized water.
I use distilled water in my Constant Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine when I sleep to avoid mineral build up in my machine and to make sure the humid air I breath is purified. (Charles Sauvageau, Executive Editor, HealthTopics4You)
Distilling water for drinking is common and ensures purity and taste. Distilling helps to remove impurities in the municipal drinking water such as volatile organic compounds and other chemical compounds not removed by conventional filtration or on-faucet carbon filters.
Using distilled water is a way of consuming fluoride free water.
Sodium is removed when distilling water. This helps those of us on a sodium restricted diet due to heart problems. Magnesium is removed during the distilling process as is calcium. However, these are easily replaced by using vitamin and mineral supplements. These and other minerals removed by distilling water are also found in the food we eat.
So distilling water is a way for you to control the purity of the water you drink.
Randy Johnson states, “there is no compelling evidence that for most people drinking distilled water is more harmful than drinking regular water.” He goes on to say, “distilled water is not ‘dead’ nor has it lost its ‘vital force’.” and “These ideas are scientifically meaningless.”