These are some of the ingredients found in the Dasani bottled water.
– Potassium chloride
– Tap water
– Magnesium sulfate
According to the Dasani label, these ingredients are there for taste. But do we really know what is in the bottled water?
Ingredient #1: Salt
Salt, or sodium is usually added into almost every processed food available. This is why there it gets a bad reputation. Table salt isn’t actually dangerous, but unspecified amounts of sodium can actually cause plenty of health problems to arise. However, the bottled Dasani water does not have much salt, unless you consume six or seven bottles of Dasani water in a day!
Ingredient #2: Tap water
Tap water tastes considerably different from spring water, and it is an environmentally better choice. Dasani bottles tap water, which makes it redundant though. A subsidiary of Coca-Cola, Dasani is well known to bottle tap water; but the choice is simple – tap water is just much better consumed from the tap rather than from plastic bottles.
Ingredient #3: Potassium Chloride – FDA pregnancy category
Potassium chloride actually has a bitter, weak, unsalty flavor, with a chemical/metallic after taste. How is this ingredient actually good to be put into the Dasani bottled water? Potassium chloride also has many side effects such as:
– Bowel lesions
– Cardia arrhythmias
– Muscle weakness
– Abdominal pain
– GI tract bleeding
– Nervous system damage
– Gastrointestinal disriptions
These are just some of the many side effects caused by excess potassium chloride. Potassium and magnesium are actually important for the body, and can be found from natural food sources. Separating the chemical from the natural food sources however may cause them to interact differently in your body.
This justifies that it is impossible to overdose on bananas, but easy to overdose on potassium chloride, when ingested as a chemical. It also explains why people can’t lose weight and stay healthy by only consuming processed foods too.
Potassium chloride is also used to fertilize plants, stop the heart in criminal lethal injections, and to induce abortions by inhibiting the fetus’ heartbeat.
Ingredient #4: Magnesium sulfate/Epsom salts/bath salts: FDA pregnancy category D teratogen, laxative, and drying agent
As anhydrous magnesium sulfate is actually a drying agent, it makes us wonder that after drinking Dasani water, the traces of magnesium sulfate on our tongue would make it difficult for us to actually quench our thirst. This might be a ploy from Coca-Cola to make us boy more of their bottled water!
Magnesium sulfate has also been used to inhibit uterine contractions in pregnant women, but this has been reducing. This is because magnesium sulfate, in high doses can cause severe birth defects. Coca-cola would probably not want pregnant women to know, that by drinking their Dasani water at high doses, it may actually affect their unborn babies. This is because FDA has recommended that this ingredient be categorized under Category D Teratogen, which can cause birth defects!
The effect of magnesium sulfate on babies is quite critical, as it can show symptoms within 5-7 days. Some birth defects may include weaker bones and bone structure changes.
Magnesium sulfate is also known to have a bitter taste, which makes us ask the question – why is Coca-Cola adding this foul taste into their bottled water? It just does not make sense!