Does anyone know anything about extra hydrating water?

Tracey - posted on 02/23/2012 ( 28 moms have responded )

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My daughter's school has changed all the water fountains for extra hydrating water claiming it will improve children's concentration.



A quick look online shows that it can have wonderful health benefits, may cause sterility or death and that adding extra hydrogen may be radioactive.



Does anyone know anything about this? The school has not given parents any information.

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Tam - posted on 02/26/2012

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Something's fishy. Why's performing the study? Who is funding it? Where's the contract regarding it? If it's a public school, the government is going to require paperwork with all the details, and that paperwork should be available to parents.



Screw contacting the school. I'd contact the district offices at this point. No child is able to participate in a study without parental consent, particularly when it requires ingesting something. The only way a school can participate in a study without parental consent is if they were asked for demographic information that has already been gathered through their normal operation, kinda like how third parties conduct consumer surveys.



Make some noise.

Tam - posted on 02/24/2012

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Also, water is absorbed into cells by osmosis, which is dependent on your body's function, not any crazy chemical makeup of water.



By the way, I'm not a scientist - but this is anything you could learn in a high school science book.

Tam - posted on 02/23/2012

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You can run hydrogen through water, but all it does is give it a negative charge, if I remember right.



Thing is, when it comes to water the term 'hydration' doesn't have anything to do with how much hydrogen you get in your body. It's just another way of saying hydro, or water.



As in, adequate amounts of water in your body that you need to survive.



Hydrogenated water won't injure you, but it's not some sort of super-liquid that you need less of. You can't make water more watery than normal water, if that makes sense.

Tam - posted on 02/23/2012

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I'm sure it's complete stupidness.



By the very nature of the makeup of water, you can't add anything to H2O without it becoming something different - like, not H2O. I also did a google search, both for 'extra hydrating water' and for 'adding hydrogen to water'.



The first came up with a couple suspect looking websites, and the second came up with methods for high school students to learn about pH levels in chemistry class. And a lot about people who want to add hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to water for whatever reason.



Any school that recommends only drinking a minimal amount of water needs to have a health and safety inspection. Also, if they are implementing something like this, there should at least be accessible information on it from a scientific journal. I mean, at the very least there should be someone with credentials who would be able to explain it in layman's terms. We aren't talking about something that is commonly known here, this is a thing that falls into the realm of science at least.



I wouldn't trust it. Sounds fishy to me. I'd call the school officials and demand some info - if they are going to drop this on parents they need more of a justification than 'we have a contract with suchandsuch company so it needs to be filled.'

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Merry - posted on 02/26/2012

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That sounds really creepy and I'd remove my kid from that school if I couldn't get a decent response.talk to the principal, general paperwork and facts on this. Sounds absolutely retarded.

Jodi - posted on 02/26/2012

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Yeah, I'm with Mary on that. Sorry, but no school puts my kid in some study unless I consent to it AND totally understand it, AND at least have the option to opt out.

Mary - posted on 02/26/2012

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Ummm - how the hell could a school decide to have the kids participate in any type of study without parental consent (which would have included some type of explanation about this stuff)?

Tracey - posted on 02/26/2012

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I have given my daughter a water bottle totake to school.

The kids have been told that the are part of a study to measure how the new water improves their performance in school and once they start drinking the new water they are not allowed to go back to normal water or the survey will not work. This makes no sense as the kids are going to drink whatever they like for the 17 hours a day they are out of school. And they weren't told about the new water until a week after it was installed.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 02/25/2012

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My daughter too. I always give her a 1ltre water bottle filled and she drinks it throughout the day in classes. Water is so important, I don't know about this "fake" water crap or whatever it is, I haven't researched it to get a better understanding. It sounds really fishy to me (just a figure of speech, I don't know if it is really fishy smelling or tasting...) ;)

Jodi - posted on 02/25/2012

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I can't understand why they don't just let the kids have water bottles in class either. I mean, that makes sense. My kids have always been encouraged to have one in their class room and just sip at it as they need to.

Janice - posted on 02/25/2012

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I would definitely be asking questions. Can't find that such a thing even exists!

Melissa - posted on 02/25/2012

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seems odd why not let students have a water bottle in the classroom if they are worried about it! Encourage them that way! I know where i lived in Ohio when the weahter got hotter they encouragedwater bottles to be sent so they could have water and fill them up as need through the day! I know i did it at school through the day for activity days in Canada at school too!

Tam - posted on 02/24/2012

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Ionized water doesn't really do anything for you. Ionized water has a negative charge - that's all. Hydrogen imparts electrons, giving the water molecules a negative charge.



Your body is also normally negatively charged, as you have electrons firing through it. Taking something that is negatively charged into a container that is negatively charged does not increase absorption - simple law of physics. Negative charges are only attracted to positive charges and vice-versa.



As someone posted above, the only thing you can do to water to make it easier to absorb is to bring it to room temperature. Your body absorbs things better at room temperature because it doesn't have to work to cool them down or warm them up to a suitable degree.

Elfrieda - posted on 02/23/2012

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I wonder if that's what my cousins were talking about... apparently in Texas it's this big fad. They charge the water to make it a different pH? Possibly? I really don't know, but they do something to it, and then you drink it and your skin glows, your hair becomes glossy, and unicorns come to take you riding over the rainbow.



Or something like that. I didn't inquire too much because my husband was all set to be skeptical and snarky, and I didn't want to hurt her feelings (she had just bought a machine to do that to their water in the house instead of buying it pre-bottled), and we were only visiting for a couple of days.

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lol i had no idea there was even such a thing as "extra hydrating water" i thought water was water. just give the kids regular water. they'll be fine

Jodi - posted on 02/23/2012

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Hey, this is the third site that comes up when I google extra hydrating water! lol Just so you know!

Jodi - posted on 02/23/2012

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Ummmm...if this were such a great thing...wouldn't we be using it everywhere? It seems a bit shady to me, and definately something they should better inform you on and probably had some sort of meeting on...I mean...water's pretty good...why monkey with it in the first place?

Jennifer - posted on 02/23/2012

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umm, don't know anything about it, but will be looking it up. Sounds a bit scary!

Tracey - posted on 02/23/2012

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The school is telling kids that instead of drinking 8 cups of water a day they only need 1 cup of the new water to keep them healthy.



My first thought was if this water is so good why isn't it being used in deserts and drought areas.



Second thought was will this stop kids drinking enough water. I'm telling my daughter to keep drinking the old amount of normal water until we know more.

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