Although water has little nutritional value, if we judge by the few minerals and some sodium it contains, we still need it to live. As natural and safe it may seem, big corporations have found a way to ruin this liquid which is of utmost importance to our health.
Dasani Bottle Water Ingredients
Most people assume that bottled water is made of only water and salt. However, contrary to this popular belief, Dasani water has been found to contain additional ingredients: potassium chloride and magnesium sulfate.
Potassium chloride is invisible to the naked eye as it is dissolved in the water long before we buy it.
This odorless powder has many different uses, including being used as a fertilizer. However, the most alarming use of potassium chloride is being used in lethal injection, where it Is injected into the bloodstream to induce death.
The list of adverse side effects of ingesting potassium chloride is quite extended, including abdominal pain, heartburn, diarrhea, nausea, and having a bad aftertaste. It is recommended to avoid the ingestion of this ingredient in case you are dehydrated, you are taking diuretics, or you have ever suffered from kidney damage or Addison`s disease.
Magnesium sulfate, also known as Epsom salt, is used to treat toenail fungus, athlete`s foot, and other fungal diseases.
Even though magnesium sulfate provides certain beneficial properties, ingesting it can be detrimental to those who are planning on becoming pregnant, those who are already pregnant, and breastfeeding women. According to the FDA, it may cause birth defects.
It has been prescribed to pregnant women in order to prevent seizures that occur during pregnancy, but the FDA recommends banning its use because of the evidence that it affects the developing bones of a fetus.
The FDA reached this conclusion after reviewing 18 studies in which participant were given magnesium sulfate over the course of ten weeks. It has been found that most of these women`s babies were born with birth defects like fractures of ribs and long bones.
Additional Side Effects of Magnesium Sulfate
- low blood pressure
- muscle weakness
- irregular heartbeat
There have been numerous health issues linked to drinking bottled water. Besides the risks associated with drinking a liquid substance which has been soaked BPA-laden plastic and the negative effect that drinking bottled water has in terms of environmental pollution, this recent evidence should definitely bring the consumption of bottled water to an end.