Oh! Got it. Thanks, aspire.
this might be a bit off topic but…don’t trust the tap water in San Diego. I was there for a few days visiting. I started sneezing like no tomorrow, I got hay fever from the water that has a high content of sulfur, something I didn’t realize I was allergic to until then. Has anyone else had that problem in SD?
Microwaved water won’t sprout seeds, so i’ve heard, must try this. Tapwater makes a great bed tho, i’ve slept on one for years. I put a silver ring in the cats water after i heard it kept the water fresh, if you put it in a silver jug, could’nt afford the jug.
KEVIN - I appreciate and share your skepticism. I saw several sites advertising “Precious Prills are magnesium oxide infused with Life Force.” Why can’t I just get me a can of Life Force? The information I found that I consider most reliable is the change in the PH of WATERBABY’s water. She isn’t in the prill bead business. I did find a site called Magnesium.com with appears to be legitimate info on magnesium oxide (although no reliable info could be found to factor in the life force). Upon closer inspection, the site is run by the magnesium industry so that makes me wonder although the information seems legit (although the sources for that article are drugs.com and the NIH, which equals a healthy dose of mistrust). What do I know about magnesium?. Prill beads are suppose to be a spin off from a product (perhaps the one called Ocean Forest listed on the left side of the page in the above link). Go to that link and the source is Dan Reid. I have read some fo this guy’s stuff before and I find him very interesting. If he doesn’t know what he is talking about he sure spins a good tale. Not sure what to make of him.
For the sake of personal scientific knowledge, I ordered a sack of prill beads. There might be something to it and vendors just make up these ridiculous product lines to make people OOH and AWH. I will post if it changes the PH of my water or if I can tell if my skin absorbs it differently. I am trying to get off my last Rx for hypertension and I will monitor that as well since magnesium oxide is suppose to have an effect on that as well, if it is actually absorbed by the water. I read that it is “slighty absorbed” by water.
One thing I do want to mention is that if the magnesium oxide IS absorbed by the water, this product MIGHT be dangerous for people with kidney disease as there are frequent warnings about those with kidney disease taking magnesium oxide.
Thanks Meditating, I look forward to hearing about your experience!
meditating—to answer that question on my end, i don’t notice anything for me, but my plants are doing a lot better. go figure. i was used to RO water, and they were used to tap water though.
i decided that tap water + prill beads might not be enough, so i bought a filter that at whole foods that just screws on the tap and claims to de-chlorine the water, make it alkaline, and it soften it through coconut fibers. anyway, too soon to say, but GEEZ this water thing is complicated!
kevin—oh not at all. i think you were totally right to question. it made me realize i wasn’t. =)
Thanks for posting the information on prill beads.
We ordered some prill beads as well. But for some strange
reason, I could not bring myself to use them. Something
just didn’t feel right. I have been really busy lately, so I
have not had the time to look into it any further.
So, they have sat. However, with the information you posted
I might have discovered why it did not feel right for me.
I have a horseshoe kidney and was told years ago that one of them was
very weak. While one of my kidneys did much of the work, the other one was
not expected to function much longer.
Thanks once again, for the post. I will be researching more.
Personally, I really believe the alkaline ionizer is the way to
go, if you do not have access to a pure, natural spring water source.
It is just trying to figure out how to remove the fluoride, from the ionized
water that troubles me.
Pianissima – I whole-heartedly agree…this whole water thing is Complicated!!!
(Although, I am happy we can come here and learn from each other. More minds are
better than one.)
Thinking about today’s World….
maybe there is no One solution.
Although, I wish there was.
I know this is an old thread, but are any of you still using the beads? Seen more improvements?
Kait – If remember correctly Waterbaby12347
uses them regularly and Meditating mentioned
using them in her water coolers in the following
In my own research on the water topic…I have come to
the conclusion that uncontaminated Natural Spring Water
is best. On youtube they show people in some areas
taking their own glass containers and filling them
with Spring Water. Some sources of Natural Spring Water
can be found near roads. I am still in the process
of trying to locate a source in my area.
Daniel Vitalis gives speeches on Spring Water
However, I was in a place when I started this thread,
that alkaline was best if you could not access
pure spring water.
I have read different claims about alkaline, distilled
and RO water. Gabriel Cousens at one time said distill
water was best when fasting. Now I have read that this
is the recommended drink water he suggests. I have read
scientific reports that distill is only good for fasting,
but is harmful to the body if consumed on a regular basis.
I have also read RO is horrible to drink. I have
recently read, if you are going to
do distilled or RO it is best to do distill.
So, this is where I am…I wish someone would
just write an honest report about the “Truth”. The
truth about a good drinking
water source. I like what I have read about
alkaliners…but I would like it to remove flouride.
I think it is important, if you go with distilled or reverse osmosis that
you need to make sure you re-mineralize the water.
Most things on the internet tend to be information to
support certain water filtration systems.
Water is a topic that still racks my brain. What to do???
Best of Luck to You on your Water Journey!:)
OMG!! My head is spinning and I cannot get my brain around this. I knew about RO, distilled, spring and tap but quite frankly thought it was just a personal taste preference (ignorantly). So please tell, what is a person to do? Spend hundreds on a system or what?
RubyLaine – I wish I had an answer for you.
I think it comes down to researching and doing
what you think is best for you.
It is kinda of like the Presidential Election
...we the people are not going to be given a
straight answer about our government, food,
However, I do think it comes down to purchasing
some kind of filtration system, if you do not
have access to a source to fill your own containers.
Whether those containers be for roadside spring water
or water from a dispenser at a local store.
I do stay away from plastic containers and we do not
drink the tap.
I hope your head stops spinning soon.
But I do understand…like I said earlier,
the water topic still racks my brain.