The Benefits Of Drinking Crystal-Infused Water

by Irène Schäppi

The Benefits Of Drinking Crystal-Infused Water

Beyond aesthetics, gem-filled vessels supposedly have myriad benefits, like helping properties, rejuvenation and support of the body, spirit and mind. To learn more about crystal-infused water, we spoke to Nadine Ammari, founder of the Organic Beauty Store Qosms. 

Since stars like Kim Kardashian or Victoria Beckham have discovered lithotherapy – a healing method by using gems or healing crystals – drinking crystal-infused water has become a worldwide trend. No wonder thatso-called crystal water bars – fountains or stylish vessels (a glass bottle withone or several crystals inside) have not only become a hype in spas but are nowalsobeing used at home.This is why several lifestyle brands – such as Vita Juwel – started to produce glass bottles with crystal containers that are kind on the eyes. And definitelyan eye catcher next to your yogamat.

 

 

To learn more about the benefits of crystal-infused water, we spoke to Nadine Ammari from Qosmos.

Which specific crystals or gems should we use for creating crystal-infused water? 

"I prefer to use healing crystals such as Rock Crystal, Rose Quartz and Amethyst. Combined, those gems signify a particularly harmonious mixture, suitable for daily use. In addition, these three gems can be combined with other crystals to enhance their healing benefit." Nevertheless, Ammari points out that there’s the possibility of some elements leaching from the crystal into the water, which can be harmful to health when consumed in high amounts. "Crystals are a composition of elements," she says. "Most elements are health-promoting for the body in small amounts, but some elements can be toxic in high amounts, like mercury, iron, copper, lead, aluminum, and arsenic."

What are the healing properties of the mentioned gems Rock Crystal, Rose Quartz and Amethyst?

"Amethyst is intended to help you with stress or insomnia and has a harmonizing effect on the body. Rose Quartz is considered as the stone of love and self love, that will help you to open our heart and has all in all a purifying effect. Whereas Rock Crystal can support you to clarify your mind and to see more clearly as well as enhance the effect of the other gems."

Does this mean that drinking crystal-infused water is good for our health? 

"There's a lot we don't know," Ammari says. "If someone thinks they are getting health benefits from drinking crystal-infused water, they likely are.” She pointsout that healing crystals and gems act on such a fine plane that the effect is neitherdetected or measurable. However, according to the Japanese Doctor Masaru Emoto, water is an information carrier and can absorb vibrations from gems or healing crystals. In other words: Crystal-infused water carries the "vibration" of the stone and if you think the crystal is contributing to an overall better disposition, there's a chance it is.

Also worth noting, Ammari says there's weight in the power of intention. Crystals often represent intentions like health, energy, or forgiveness, she says, and seeing a crystal in your water bottle every time you take a sip is a consistent visual reminder of the intention behind the crystal. "Visualizing and focusing on positive intentions are likely to make us feel better too," Ammari says. "Every athlete knows the power of visualization."

Which type of crystal water bottle should we purchase?

Before buying or using a crystal water bottle, make sure to do your research and understand what elements your crystal water bottle contains and if there are associated health risks for each. Quartz, Ammari says, is made of silicon and oxygen and is generally pretty safe. 

Silicon is actually a very important mineral for skin integrity and overall health," she explains. "It helps build collagen, which keeps skin elastic and plump. It helps support connective tissue in joints and blood vessels, reducing the risk of injury and keeping blood vessels strong and flexible. Silicon is also important for bone health and may also reduce the risk of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women."
And, rather than buying a bottle with a stone that’s glued to the bottom, Ammari recommends buying a bottle that includes a dome-shaped setting for the stone."These bottles are expensive, but make a small housing for the stones to stay sterile and the glass can be washed," she says.

 



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