What are the health benefits of storing and drinking water from clay water containers?
A key feature of a clay water container is its ability to naturally cool water through perspiration. This feature is unique ONLY to a clay water container and no other containers have this feature. Most significantly, clay water containers transfer the chill to the water based on the climate. The hotter the climate gets, the cooler the water becomes. This ‘ability’ to naturally cool water is attributed to the porous nature of clay. This natural cooling of water, as opposed to cooling in a refrigerator, maintains the ‘health’ of the water. In the scorching summer heat the clay water container is able to cool water as good as a refrigerator.
It is claimed that water stored in a clay water container develops therapeutic qualities. It is gentle on the throat and is an ideal drink for people suffering from cough or cold. It is assumed that people, who drink water from clay water containers, have lesser chance of developing throat infection compared to those, who drink chilled water from the refrigerator.
A clay water container also heals water with elements of the earth. Water stored in a clay water container is brimming with micro-nutrients that it soaks up from the klin-fired clay container. Elements such as calcium ion, which is the key element in clay, is proven to improve the structure of water and create micro water molecules that can be absorbed by our cells. A clay water container also has the ability to purify water by absorbing chlorine ions from the water. Chlorine ions work in reverse to calcium ions and creates unhealthy water structure.
There are health risks involved with consumption of demineralized water (from reverse osmosis / RO Water) as it has an effect on the intestinal mucous membrane, metabolism and mineral homeostasis or other body functions. Little or no intake of calcium can lead to weaker bones and frequent tooth bleeding. Moreover, it may also lead to loss of body immunity to fight against diseases. Clay water containers sustain these minerals in the water and make it healthy for drinking as compared to distilled water.
Another benefit of a clay water container is the alkaline nature of clay. The alkaline clay interacts with the acidity of water, providing proper pH balance and producing alkaline water. Water ‘treated’ in a clay water container, can help curb acidity and in turn provide relief from gastronomic pains. This alkaline nature of clay is quite useful and is one of the few well-documented benefits of drinking water from a clay water container. A clay water container is a MUCH cheaper and healthier alternative to many of the conventional water purifiers and water ionizer, in attaining alkaline water. Conventional water ionizers produce artificial alkaline water through ionization, which is unnatural and unhealthy. Clay water containers produce STABLE MINERALIZED ALKALINE water which is the same water available in nature. This is what we should be drinking.
Why are Naturalized Water's clay water dispenser or carafe shaped the way they are?
The shape of a water container plays an important part in revitalizing water. Water containers that adopt shapes found in nature (egg & gourd), allow water to circulate naturally within and reach its most refined energetic state. As such, apart from the materials used to make the water containers, the shape of a container, is also a very important factor. The most popular containers used since the Neolithic period and in ancient Greek civilization, are the amphora and pithos. Both have shapes similar to an egg.
Most conventional water dispensers and pitchers available in the market are either square-shaped or have too many edges. This is unnatural.
Naturalized Water's clay water dispenser and carafe adopt shapes that have been in use for centuries in Asian cultures. Given its unique shape and design, it will look exotic and beautiful in any household and will add a rustic feel to the surroundings.
What does water stored in a clay water dispenser or carafe taste like?
It tastes great - fresh, clean and pure! Like spring water from the mountains.
Will the water stored in a clay water dispenser and carafe get contaminated by harmful micro-organisms?
No! Clay water dispensers and carafes are fired at an extremely high temperature and this kills all micro-organisms, if at all, any was present. As long as the water dispensers and carafes are stored with clean water, there should be no risk of contamination by harmful micro-organisms. As such, ensure only clean filtered water is stored and regularly rinse the water dispensers and carafes.
Why does white powdery substance form on the outer surface of the clay water dispensers and carafes?
The white powdery substance you see on the outer surface of the clay water dispenser or carafe is the chlorine leeched from the water or dust from the air. This can be removed by regularly washing the dispensers and carafes as recommended.
How do I care for the clay water dispensers and carafes?
Upon receiving your clay water dispenser or carafe, rinse and scrub (using a non-metallic scrubbing pad) thoroughly with clean water mixed with lemon juice and vinegar (be sure to rinse and scrub all parts, including the lid and base). Then soak it (all parts) in clean water mixed with lemon juice for 24 hours. After a final rinse, leave the clay water dispenser or carafe to dry, preferably under the sun. Once dried, the clay water dispenser and carafe is ready for use. DO NOT use any soap or dish washing liquid when rinsing or soaking the dispensers and carafes. It is recommended that you regularly use water stored in the clay water dispenser or carafe. DO NOT pour hot water into the clay dispenser or carafe. Make sure water is brought to ambient temperate before pouring into the clay dispenser or carafe. Keep the clay water dispenser and carafe in a bright and well ventilated area. Note that certain surroundings (poorly ventilated, cold, dark, etc) may result in mold forming on the clay water dispenser, as the outer surface of the clay water dispenser is damp. If this happens, you are advised to clean the clay water dispenser thoroughly and let is dry completely before moving them to a suitable surrounding. It is also recommended that you clean all parts of the dispenser (lid, dispenser and base) and carafe (lid and carafe) once every 1 to 2 weeks.
How long do I need to store water in the clay water dispenser or carafe for it to 'naturalize' and purify the water?
It is recommended that you store water in the dispenser or carafe for at least 8 hours before drinking, to reap the health benefits.
How long does a clay water dispenser or carafe last?
One of the key features of a clay water dispenser or carafe is its ability to mineralize water. This ability will reduce over time as minerals are soaked up. As such, it is advisable to change the dispenser or carafe every 2 years.
Where are these clay water dispensers and carafes manufactured?
Naturalized Water clay products are made from high-quality clay found along the Perak river, in the district of Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia. The clay found in this district is purported to have healing benefits. This district is well known for its clay water dispensers and carafes, and people here have been producing them for centuries. All products are hand-crafted traditionally at small cottage industries in this district. All ingredients used in making the clay water dispenser and carafe are obtained from natural sources.