SW Effect on Animals

Only in the past 2 decades has it been consistently shown that structured water (SW), when used as a nutrient source for animals, results in many positive responses including increased growth and productivity in agricultural settings (Ebrahim and Azab, 2017). Water is an essential nutrient and also the most abundant molecule in biological systems; when water is not in adequate supply or of adequate quality organisms do not thrive and may die. While the importance of water in biology may be taken for granted (Warner, 1970), it is universally recognized that water is needed for hydration and for optimizing health and performance (Bondy and Campbell, 2018). The importance of water in general, and SW in particular, remains underestimated and underappreciated in biology—the science of life. It is important that biologists are well trained in the fundamental principles underlying the physics and chemistry of water, whether it is in a beaker or in living systems. SW is very complex and poorly understood and, accordingly, the topic of SW and its effects on biological systems has been largely ignored. In order to begin the story of SW 2 unrelated discoveries need to be mentioned. The first is that water treated with electromagnetic radiation gains structure (Del Giudice et al., 1988); see Pang 2014 for extensive review. The second is that the consumption of “magnetized” water was shown to have positive effects on animals, including those in agricultural production systems (Patterson and Chestnutt, 1994; Ebrahim and Azab, 2017). A theme of the SW research in agricultural settings continues to be improvement of water quality (Goldsworthy et al., 1999) while simultaneously improving animal wellness and productivity (Ebrahim and Azab 2017; Gilani et al. 2017). Continue Reading this article from The US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health Here