What are the disadvantages of the water distillation process?

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Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

The disadvantages of distillation are the energy needs of the unit, the cost, and the slow output. There is also the concern that since distilling water removes all minerals, drinking distilled water may "leach out" minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and fluoride from the body.

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