Don’t fall for the snake oil claims of ‘structured water’.

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C C Offline
A chemist explains why it’s nonsense
https://theconversation.com/dont-fall-fo...nse-188159

EXCERPTS: Is there a “fourth phase of water”? From time to time you might see people talking up the health benefits of so-called hexagonal water, or structured water, or exclusion-zone (EZ) water.

A few weeks ago Kourtney Kardashian’s Poosh website was spruiking a US$2,500 “structured water filter”. Last weekend even Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald got in on the act, running a now-deleted story on the virtues of “structured water”.

So what’s going on? As a professor of chemistry, I can tell you “EZ water” is nonsense. But let’s talk about what it’s supposed to be, and how it’s supposed to work.

[...] The now-deleted Sydney Morning Herald article interviewed a supposed expert in water structure science called Rob Gourlay.

He makes many common claims for structured water: it is more natural, it has negative electric charge, it flows into our cells more quickly than ordinary water, and has many other supposed health benefits.

Though the article failed to mention it, a quick search reveals Robert Gourlay’s job title as “chief scientist” of a company called Phi’on, which sells water structuring devices.

Let’s have a look at these claims. Some of them are plausible, while some are preposterous... (MORE - missing details)
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RainbowUnicorn Offline
(Aug 5, 2022 09:09 PM)C C Wrote: Kourtney Kardashian’s Poosh website was spruiking a US$2,500 “structured water filter”.

$150.00 Chinese water filter being sold for $2.5 k
thats how you make money in the usa

her brand is endless plastic pollution & rampant consumerism
and she does it well
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Kornee Offline
Shamefully the reviewer left out...Magnetized Water!!!
https://www.omnienviro.com/magnetized-water/
https://magnetisedwater.com/

In case you haven't already got it - the 'science' behind it is equally as bunkum as 'structured water'. And there are other varieties out there.
Including iirc correctly 'Shaman blessed water' and so on. The one thing that makes sense is using a decent standard water filter instead of bottled water if concerned about local water quality.
Unfortunately fluoride removal (where it is still forced on everyone for no good reason) is forbidden by law, in some places anyway.

[I had just thrown in 'shaman blessed water' as a lark, but lo and behold, it's true (not as in genuine though), and somewhat ironic in one instance at least:
https://www.news18.com/news/world/sri-la...37115.html]
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RainbowUnicorn Offline
(Aug 6, 2022 03:54 AM)Kornee Wrote: Shamefully the reviewer left out...Magnetized Water!!!
https://www.omnienviro.com/magnetized-water/
https://magnetisedwater.com/

In case you haven't already got it - the 'science' behind it is equally as bunkum as 'structured water'. And there are other varieties out there.
Including iirc correctly 'Shaman blessed water' and so on. The one thing that makes sense is using a decent standard water filter instead of bottled water if concerned about local water quality.
Unfortunately fluoride removal (where it is still forced on everyone for no good reason) is forbidden by law, in some places anyway.

[I had just thrown in 'shaman blessed water' as a lark, but lo and behold, it's true (not as in genuine though), and somewhat ironic in one instance at least:
https://www.news18.com/news/world/sri-la...37115.html]

millions of people do it at churches drinking sacramental water
then they are asked to give money
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