As you know water is a molecule composed of two elements – Hydrogen and Oxygen. What you may not know is that there are different forms of Hydrogen (isotopes).
Simply put there is heavy and light hydrogen; Deuterium and Protium respectively. Too much heavy Hydrogen is detrimental to the body and difficult for the cell to use effectively.
Most of our water in common use contains too much Deuterium.
What is Deuterium?
Deuterium is a stable isotope of hydrogen with an atomic mass two times as much as hydrogen. Therefore deuterium is commonly referred to as heavy hydrogen and can interact in chemical reactions in place of regular hydrogen.
Deuterium is naturally occurring in nature and helps organisms like bacteria, flies and young animals (including human babies) grow faster.
In humans, as we reach biological maturity, excess amounts of environmental deuterium from food and water can make you age faster and may contribute to diseases like cancer, obesity, diabetes and depression.
Excess deuterium may be disruptive to your energy-producing mitochondria and all three-dimensional structures in the body like enzymes, proteins and DNA.
Mitochondrial Health is expected by many to be the biggest health trend for the next decade, with deuterium depletion being a huge driver.
The body has natural mechanisms to deplete deuterium from your body, one being a healthy gut microbiome.
Unfortunately, the location you live in, poor water quality, environmental pollution and poor diet and lifestyle choices may cause excess accumulation of deuterium in your body. This may impede your ability to effectively deplete deuterium leading to sickness, accelerated ageing, the inefficient function of organs, enzymes and a lack of energy.
Australian Water has one of the highest deuterium levels in the world at approximately 154 ppm, very close to seawater at 155 ppm.
The ideal level to maintain health for an adult is 125 ppm
and even less for serious health problems
Deuterium Content of Water Samples
|Water Source||Deuterium Content (PPM)|
|Happy Hippy Lemon Lime Bitter||157|
|Cocobella Coconut Water||155|
|Melbourne tap water||154|
|Remedy Kombucha Ginger Lemon||153|
|Aqua Pura (Reverse Osmosis)||153|
|Low D (water from nourishmeorganics)||136|
|Preventa (water from nourishmeorganics)||25|
Deuterium Content of Food Samples
|Food Source||Deuterium Content (PPM)|
|Soluble Corn Fibres||155|
|Pork Fat (Bacon)||118|
|Palm Kernel Oil||117|
|Capsaicin (Chillies)||65 to 120|
What is the Solution?
One of the highest exposure to deuterium comes from your water and food. To assist your body to naturally deplete deuterium, experts recommend choosing water and food sources with a depleted deuterium content.
Deuterium can be depleted in the body via diet and by drinking deuterium depleted water.
Low D is an affordable source of Deuterium Depleted Water for everyday use
Note :- What is interesting about the above table is that some of the items may have low Deuterium but may not be considered healthy in other ways ie lard and bacon. Whereas others such as coconut water may have high levels yet have other health benefits. Sugar scores poor in both aspects.
Obviously the answer here is the need for a balanced approach so you can meet all of the body’s needs – Deuterium depletion and nutrition.
To your health,