Hey guys, not sure if anyone else has any experience with this product but I decided to try it a month ago after lots of rave reviews in various raw food circles. It's a ionic trace mineral supplement that is supposed to help purify and structure the water (any water, even tap water) and of course help your body to detoxify.
So I've been using it a few weeks now and feel pretty good, but tested my urine the other day it's about pH6. I tested the bottle itself is around pH1, and when I add the drops to my distilled water it goes to about pH4. I saw a clip on Youtube where Matt Bakos talks about pH myths but he never specifically addresses urine, and I've heard from lots of other sources that your urine should be pH neutral, so just wanted to throw it out there. What does everyone think is it safe? Maybe my body is just throwing out a lot of junk right now? My skin is quite itchy atm and breath isn't too hot either, which are supposedly some of the side effects...
Read my previous comment.
I said filter it.
Do your best.
Just don't try to take it apart and rebuild it, it's not going to work and it's a waste of time.
If you use water that has had its memory erased (distilled, r/o & deionized), then adding ionic minerals back into the water is a smart thing. I recommend half the suggested dosage that the bottle says with distilled water, because you only need that amount (it doesn't need to clean at this point, only re-mineralize) and it will last you twice as long. Water in nature has minerals, so when distilled water goes into your body without any minerals, then it will seek them out from within your body, potentially leaching them out. You could distill and then add cucumbers, mint, or lemon (i.e. food sources).
I personally wholesale Adya Clarity, so I am definitely biased. But I started out just like you, seeking the best, most natural water to drink when fresh spring water was not immediately available. Adding Adya and running that through a ceramic filter definitely improved the taste, removed the chlorine, sodium fluoride, and significantly lowered the heavy metals in the city water. It is also great for camping/survival, as it gets rid of Giardia, E.coli, and the rotting matter typically found out in nature (fecal matter and so on).
I have never got into the habit of testing my urine. I used to test my saliva, and didn't get results with an ionizer/alkaline water. I got immediate results with Adya Clarity. I would wake up and test my saliva, which was acidic. Then I would take a dropper-full of Adya in an ounce of water (a lesser dosage of the "supershot"), followed by a 16 oz glass of water with the minerals in there. When I would test the second time, my pH would go from 6-6.5 up to 7-7.4. I found these to be fantastic results coming from a mineral solution that has such a low pH.
People need to stop buying useless crap.. and start using some logic:)
It takes time to shake off the 'conditioning',that is thrown at people every moment of the day,whether it's tv,the internet or the paper. That Real health comes from supplements,it clouds the humble old ripe raw and organic fruit and veg,and makes this lifestyle seem so oversimplified,too easy,perhaps lacking.
Live this lifestyle,and all reveals itself sooner or later.
Keep it simple,spend the dollars on great produce and life is sweet :)
Haha Michael I got huckerstered into buying that Adya Clarity because of my lack of clarity on what it really takes to be healthy. Yeah I probably spent around $300 bucks on that crap.......that's a lot of bananas! The minerals in water are irrelevant to our health. We can't absorb the minerals until plant matter (fruits and vegetables) has absorbed the minerals from the soil and converts it into an absorbable form. Otherwise flipping out about not having your water full of minerals is akin to chowing down on a pile of dirt saying "I'm getting my minerals in me". I remember Dr. Graham talking about this a while ago in one of his recordings.
As far as water goes, avoiding toxic chemicals and traces of drugs in your tap water is not "overly pure" by any means. Fill up a big plastic jug of reverse osmosis water down at your local grocery store. I go down there at least once a week and get 6 gallons worth in big jugs. A cheap carbon filter isn't going to get rid of all the crud in tap water, so I wouldn't rely on that. But just find a water machine that has either reverse osmosis or distilled water, fill up big jugs of it so you don't have to worry about running out, and you're good to go! I haven't got a decent countertop filter yet, so filling up jugs works well for me.
That being said, I would definitely drink that nasty, chemical laden tap water if I really needed the hydration and nothing else was available. If I drank a liter or two of tap water, it wouldn't have noticeable effects on my health. But if you're drinking up to a gallon a day of unfiltered/poorly filtered tap water, I would be concerned.
In conclusion, ditch the Adya and save the money for buying the best quality organic fruits and vegetables you can find. High quality fruits and vegetables contain all the minerals you need to be healthy, you don't need to rely on a snake oil salesman to sell them to you! :)
Excellent, Chris!!! Keep up the good work, my friend!!! Definitely spend the energy/cash on things that promote health (fresh ripe raw organic fruits and veggies) and provide pleasure of existence.
I would use it in bath water if not going to take it internally.
Ok let's keep it civil please. I think supplements have their place even in a raw organic vegan diet, because unless you are growing them in your own biodynamic farm the chances are the soil quality isn't great and there are lots of studies showing this. Besides doesn't DR even take B12 supplements, I guess his supplier is a snake oil salesman too? I'm not really trying to debate mineral supplementation on this thread though so it's a bit of a tangent.
I eat lots of fresh organic produce and I'm not taking Adya to make my body more alkaline, but to return the water (as close as possible) to its natural state. AFAIK noone in Singapore sells bottled spring water, and even if they did it's not feasible for me as I drink 4-5 litres a day in this climate. I used to buy bottled mineral water but if you think how long it's been sitting on a shelf there's probably more plastic than minerals in there by now.
Water is a huge part of the health equation guys and it's nice to think we can get all the water from fruits, but I eat a watermelon a day and I still drink 4-5 litres on top of that. So I need to be smart about it. Interesting point Matu made about the Adya turning his saliva pH, will have to test that out and check back here with the results.
DR I noticed you never responded with any actual advice on getting good drinking water in a city?