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What Are The Dangers Of Drinking Distilled Water
More than 5 liters:
May become a problem
2 liters up to 4 liters are fine. ...Read more
One liter/day: Hi ~ depends on how energetic you are.. If you are a lumbarjack ~ way too little, running long distance, too little. Normally we take in about 1.5 -2.5 liters per day at REST and more with exericse.The bodys THIRST mechanism is very finely tuned and the moment you start running dry, you get THIRSTY and you'll find water for sure. Its a very powerful drive. Your body will tell u if u need water ! ...Read more
I would not drink: water from the tap or water served in restaraunts that is not poured from a sealed bottle in front of you. Also, don't eat food served by vendors that is soaking in water (such as sugar cane). I say this because having lived in Asia - the special "drinking water" that may be provided is often contaminated. ...Read more
How much is too much: Depending on how long and how intensely and the conditions in which you exercised you lose a lot of water from your body.An averaged sized person can lose up to 2 liters[128oz or about 2 quarts] of water for the first hour or then a little less for each aditional hour in hot enviroment. You need to replace what you lose and you probably can safely double that amount. The timing should not matter. ...Read more
Hi! is it true that, when mixing some very hot water with cold water from a cooler, a toxic reaction takes place making the water dangerous to drink?
Water Myths: Nope. Absolutely not. This is a very obvious false myth. ...Read more
Drinking salt water: Yes, if that is the only source of fluids because if can lead to hypernatremia which can eventually cause seizures and coma. Otherwise, if used to replace electrolytes, such as sports drinks, it could be potentially be beneficial. Some people drink pickle juice to replenish salt stores after significant exercise. ...Read more
No: Most public fountains for water are safe to druink water from in the us. ...Read more
No: Unless its extremely hot.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it save for one to drink 2 ltr of water in period of 6 hrs, ? 2nd;i asked coz i heard too much water in in shorttime is dangerous, is that true?
Is it dangerous/bad if you don't eat at all?My friend is desperate to lose weight and he's doing this.He's drinking a lot of water.He's being active 2
Extreme dieting is: dangerous, even life-threatening. Weight loss needs to be supervised by a doctor. Blood sugar can go out of balance and cardiac issues can result just for starters. Spectracell lab in Texas has a good nutritional lab panel that can become the basis of a good food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is drinking around two bottles of perrier water a day cumulatively dangerous for the operation of the kidneys?
Is drinking 60oz distilled water a day dangerous? I am doing the Jillian Michaels Detox for 7 days (lemon, cranberry, dandelion root tea)is it safe?
In context.: Drinking 60 oz of water (doesn't have to be distilled) is adequate for hydration. That amount of water, in general, doesn't have any health effects as long as you're healthy otherwise (no kidney disease, &c). However the "detox" plan & its duration isn't generally advisable. Detox is nutritionally deficient & you can get electrolyte problems. Check w/ your doctor before starting any "fad" diets. ...Read more
That depends on dose: That depends on dosage. Optimally fluoridated water (0.7ppm) and/or a little above is perfectly safe and beneficial to our teeth. Dosages between 1.5-3 ppm (naturally found in some water in the midwest) can cause dental fluorosis. Dosages between 3-10 ppm (naturally found in some water in china, india & russia) are dangeruos and can cause skeletal fluorosis. ...Read more
I drink about 40 ounces of water before my 5mile run and i over heat even in cooler temps. Its getting dangerous i get goose bumps and i'm not sweatin?
Heat injury: Sounds like you did more than over heat in the past. The symptoms you describe are attributable to heat exhaustion. Thing is once you have had a heat exhaustion you are prone to it. I would add some electrolytes before running as well with gatorade. If that doesn't help, see a sports med doctor, . ...Read more
Hello doctor, yesterday my friend told me to not drink cold water after meal, he said it's dangerous, i don't believe it. it's "true" or "false?
False.: Drinking cold water, before, during, or after a meal is not dangerous. Have you ever seen Americans and their beverages? We put tons of ice in everything we drink. ...Read more
I've drink ice cold water and now I have a pain in my throat, I have a 4month old baby am i danger for him now?
I drink a lot of bottled water. Noticed dipotassium phosphate was listed in the ingredients. Will this raise my potassium levels to a dangerous level?
Water and K: 44 M from tx drinks lots of water some for which contains K. find out how many mg is in each bottle and then calculate how much you are drinking a day. Most can consume more that 5,000 mg a day with no problem and suspect the is very little in what you are drinking. ...Read more
Usually yes: Generally, distilled water that you would find at a grocery store was made from drinking water, so it is fine to drink. However, distilled water from other sources may not be safe to drink. For example, if you take water from an industrial source that would not be safe to drink and then distill it, the distilled water may still contain enough impurities that it is unsafe for human consumption. ...Read more
I bought a jug of distilled water, it tastes amazing! But I was told that it's not for drinking. Is this true?
I have been drinking/cooking with distilled water and recently heard this is not good for you...Please advise!
Buying water that says steam distilled w/added flouride to make my 23 day old formula. Just wondering if its safe for him to drink?
Yes, it is safe: Small amounts of Fluoride are both safe and help protect the erupted teeth from tooth decay. Like vitamin c, iron, oxygen, and other things to much is not good. To much Fluoride over an extended time can cause dental fluorosis of permanent teeth and in extreme cases skeletal fluorosis. This will not happen from drinking water that is optimally fluoridated. ...Read more
Is it okay that my baby is drinking a mineral water instead of distilled water? She's turning 3 years old this coming August. Thanks!
Hi goodevening! For my baby's drinking water, can i use mineral water instead of distilled water? Thank you in advance and godbless.
Not recommended: Mineral water may contain levels of sodium or other chemicals that are difficult for young kidneys to deal with. By 2 years of age, this is likely no longer a concern. Distilled does not have any of those problems, but remember that the child requires fluoride supplementation. ...Read more
Is distilled water the best available water to drink? I heard that it leaches out inorganic minerals & toxins that build up with everyday metabolism.
Not true: There are no particular health benefits to distilled water over regular water. If you do an internet search you find sites that say distilled water is good for you, distilled water is bad for you. I say it's neither, it's just distilled water. ...Read more