Water Quality Basics

Water Quality Basics

Our position is that water and water quality are fundamental factors in the overall health of our environment and ourselves.

Water quality consists of ‘source and history’ along its journey. In today’s world, water is heavily processed.  In addition, shortening the natural hydrological process drastically reduces its subtle and overall quality. With current populations and densities, most human beings will never experience drinking ‘high-quality mature water’ straight from a mountain spring stream. Or simply, most people may not benefit from functional water. However, there are solutions.

In an attempt to restore the water as close as possible to the condition of natural water involves creating ‘functional water’. Since all source water varies and can have its own various problems, we see all methods of water correction as valuable. The methods involve; separation (usually filtration), revitalization (passive modulation), and can include mineral additions from natural sources which emulate highly functional water found in nature. The difference is in the quality of these processes.

If filtration is deemed necessary, the highest quality filters should be used. The downside to filters are the accumulation and pressure processing of unwanted concentrates, which can transfer into the water. Structuring afterwards can help correct potential problems, but the main idea is to remove as much of the unwanted substances, while leaving as many of the trace elements as possible. High quality filters are available with an NSF report (or similar) indicating the filter’s performance.

Water revitalization must also be verified for quality.  Both subtle properties and general properties are assessed through Crystal Microscopy, which provides an overall water quality assessment and degree of improvement. Hagalis Labs  

Mineral Revitalization can be as simple as adding natural salts such as Celtic Sea salt or Himalayan salt.  All-natural colloidal volcanic minerals of certain types can really amplify the effect of functional water and have an enormous additional effect on pathogens and many other chemicals of concern by binding, neutralizing, and precipitating them out of solution, which can be verified by lab reports.  Natural Action Minbiotics ™

Ultimately, Natural Action’s intent is to provide a one stop location on your journey to water health through filtration, water structuring, and functional colloidal mineral supplements, with the highest quality constituents widely available.

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Water Quality has both objective and subjective aspects. 

Objective: It is generally accepted that objective water quality deals with the limitation of physical substance which may be considered harmful, or at least not useful to ingest.  A wide variety of Brand and Governmental standards are set up worldwide and are always changing. This aspect typically deals with the ability to separate constituents from the water and can consist of many methods such as mechanical trapping, reverse osmosis, boiling, centripidation, centrifugation, ion exchange, and others. As far as filtration goes, we recommend high-quality Carbon Block Filters, which are very different from standard off the shelf filters.

Subjective: Subjective Water Quality can include objective factors, but generally deals with the overall subject of quality. This can include measurements such as PH, conductivity, ORP, Oxygen levels, turbidity, etc. To date, there is not worldwide accepted ‘methods of standard’ for subjective or overall water quality. Arguably by opinion, Crystal Microscopy may be the best foundational pre-cursor we have seen to date. Along with other objective methods, we believe an excellent functional water assessment can be predicted, depending on the application.

In addition, there are passive forms of water treatment such as UV radiation, ‘structuring’, (which may be induced by magnets, piezo electric effects, vortexing, and other means.) These primarily fall under the subjective category and can include a number of objective factors. Some of the objective factors are measurements made by both complex and simple means to determine the changes in the water. Their repeatability is the most important factor in consideration to the objectivity, which assists in the overall subjective understanding. 

All in all, what initially seems fairly simple, is quite a complex subject. However, there are ways to simplify. Many conventional technologies that are well known and developed have good objective test methods which allow for objective assessments. However, this does not guarantee any performance when installed into a complex system. 

In the field of water revitalization, there are some objective and subjective methods that are repeatable.

Everything is up for debate, including the sub-atomic physics of electrodynamics itself. Until that is clearly sorted, it is likely no clear-cut understanding at a scientific level can be achieved, in assessing water quality. Applications testing and observed results, with a mixture of repeatable systematic behavior, combined with a systems (holistic) approach will likely be the most productive level of assessment. Structured Water is not going to go away, simply because it is water before excessive processing or contamination.