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    They are really about the same. Both force H2O into a state that removes it from all other compounds so the only way you get mineral in them is from the storage equipment and such. It sort of bugs me that they sell it to drink though cause it sucks human bodies dry of minerals [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    There are no ill effects from drinking RO or distilled water.

    RO will vary in quality depending on many factors so you have to be careful that it is good quality. Another place to check might be a high quality pet store. Sometimes they sell pure water for people keeping sensitive fish/coral etc.
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    Quote (Tony Paroubek @ Oct. 22 2002,09:12)
    There are no ill effects from drinking RO or distilled water.

    RO will vary in quality depending on many factors so you have to be careful that it is good quality. Another place to check might be a high quality pet store. Sometimes they sell pure water for people keeping sensitive fish/coral etc.
    Tony[/QUOTE]
    LOL, Who told you that? The very coment defies the logic of physics. You might as well say soda pop has no ill effects. Look, do you know what osmosis is? Read up on it some time and you'll learn why and how it sucks minerals out of your body (or rather, affects the ablity to absorb minerals). I do agrea with you on the rainwater thing, polution has really screwed it up for use on cp [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] ... hey, I bet a dehumidifyer could supplie water if it was kept clean enough and then the water boild. I'll have to try that this summer [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Darcie... I am going to be nice here despite your rude comments. I have gone through years of biology schooling thank you very much.

    Osmosis of minerals does not occur through cell membranes as cell membranes are selectively permeable. Meaning they can can control the flow of minerals (and other compounds). Water such as RO, distilled etc.. will not cause the minerals in a cell to get sucked out by osmosis. In fact cells are capable of transporting minerals etc in and out of the cell in an opposite direction to osmosis pressure.

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    Darcie, have you ever looked on a bottle of Dasani water? It is RO filtered and sold as drinking water. BTW, here's a site worth reading FYI......RO FAQ

    BTW, here's a quote from Dr. Barry Meyers Rice.

    Incidentally, have you ever heard the urban legend that you should not drink distilled or RO water because the "water is so pure that it osmotically disrupts (explodes) the cells in your throat?" Snicker snicker. (My species believes the dumbest things sometimes.)

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    Quote (Tony Paroubek @ Oct. 22 2002,09:59)
    Darcie... I am going to be nice here despite your rude comments. I have gone through years of biology schooling thank you very much.

    Osmosis of minerals does not occur through cell membranes as cell membranes are selectively permeable. Meaning they can can control the flow of minerals (and other compounds). Water such as RO, distilled etc.. will not cause the minerals in a cell to get sucked out by osmosis. In fact cells are capable of transporting minerals etc in and out of the cell in an opposite direction to osmosis pressure.

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    Sorry, that wasn't ment to be rude. Let me change that post, it reads wrong... Anyways, I know how cells work and such, lol! I was refering to robbing of minerals, not blowing up of cells. ROFL, I've never heard the blowing up cells one though, thats funny. Naw, seriously, I ment it pulls minerals out of certain areas and reduces mineral absorption in the digestive track... but now that you mention it, I should check into it some more as I'm going off of my Mom who is going off of my Grandpa who is a OD.....Cell go boom *giggle*
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    Quote (nepenthes gracilis @ Oct. 22 2002,7:38)
    Darcie, have you ever looked on a bottle of Dasani water? It is RO filtered and sold as drinking water. BTW, here's a site worth reading FYI......RO FAQ

    BTW, here's a quote from Dr. Barry Meyers Rice.

    Incidentally, have you ever heard the urban legend that you should not drink distilled or RO water because the "water is so pure that it osmotically disrupts (explodes) the cells in your throat?" Snicker snicker. (My species believes the dumbest things sometimes.)[/QUOTE]
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] yah, okay... that site is on how plants use water. I've read it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] it's good for CP's cause it makes it easy for them to absorb the water (same for human, but our cells don't like it and spend lots of energy pumping it out again). I'm not saying RO is bad, I'm saying it's not the best idea to inclued in your uh... diet? is that what you would call it, lol, unless you take a mineral supliment [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] People like minerals and "washing " it all out can be a problem.
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    Darcie

    Very pure water (distilled or Reverse Osmosis) does not rob you of any minerals, or anything else for that matter. The reason, like Tony said, is that the plasma membrance of the cells lining your digestive tract is selectively permeable. If the cell membrane didn't have this property of selection, minerals would diffuse to the hypoosmotic solution of very pure water in the digestive tract, just as you say. However, since the solutes in the body can't pass the plasma membrane, water moves into the body, diluting the fluids therein.

    Jœl

    EDIT: Also, the notion that drinking pure water is "unhealthy" is incorrect. Drinking water with high concentrations of disolved solids can increase the chance of getting kidney or gallbladder stones.



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