Deuterium is not a contaminant and plays a vital role in biological processes, especially in the early years of life.
If we live the way nature intended (outdoors and technology free) our bodies can easily regulate deuterium levels in our body. However, most people tend to spend 95% of their time indoors under artificial light surrounded by microwave emitting technology.
Under modern living conditions, deuterium can build up in your mitochondria over time and clog your energy generating ATPase nanomotors. Every 3.5 times your nanomotor spins, one molecule of ATP is made. Only hydrogen can spin the ATPase nanomotor. Deuterium cannot spin the nanomotor and in many tissues it can destroy it. As deuterium flows into the cell matrix less ATP is made. The higher the levels of deuterium in your mitochondria, the less energy you can produce and the more likely you will develop a chronic disease.
Your body also loses its ability to clear itself of deuterium as you age. Deuterium levels can also increase when you spend lots of time in an indoor technology filled environment, if you eat highly processed foods, foods naturally loaded with deuterium foods (e.g. fruits and grains) and experience poor quality sleep.
Commercial quantities of deuterium depleted water (DDW) can only be made by using ultra-purifying water technology. It requires a large-scale processing plant constructed with food grade stainless steel and requires vast amounts of energy (8-12 kW/litre) to produce DDW.
Here is a basic summary of how our manufacturing process creates the world’s lowest deuterium depleted water by mechanically separating hydrogen from deuterium.
In 1934 Prof Gilbert N. Lewis first reported heavy water (high deuterium) was harmful to living beings.
The biological role of deuterium depleted water (DDW) began in mid-1960’s when former Soviet Union scientists studied two population groups in different geographical areas of Russia. Both communities had an unusually high percentage of elderly but perfectly healthy senior citizens. Their diets where vastly different but both groups lived in high altitudes on the top of mountains and consumed glacial water. The scientist hypothesized that it was the consumption of glacial water was the primary reason for their populations longevity and good health. Glacial waters are naturally lower in deuterium (120-30 ppm) than normal tap water (140-160 ppm).
In the last 20 years there have been hundreds of scientific papers published by Hungarian, Russian, American, Chinese, Indian and Iranian researchers on the unique properties of DDW.
Most of the research published on DDW originates from Russia and Eastern Europe. The Russian Government now includes DDW as a drug free treatment and prophylaxis as part of a strategy for healthy lifestyle and chronic disease prevention.
“Experiments on plants show a general increase in productivity, e.g. 56% in wheat and up to 250% in cucumbers and radishes.
“Experiments on chickens found 50% decrease in mortality and doubling in the number of eggs laid.
“Experiments on mice lead to a life expectancy increase of 50% and an increase in sexual activity.
Research on humans has primarily focused on diabetes, metabolic disorders, chronic fatigue, mental illness, premature aging, athletic performance and lung, prostate, breast, and pancreatic cancers. The book Defeating Cancer: The Biological Effect of Deuterium Depletion outlines experiments carried out using DDW and human clinical trials in Hungary.
The exact biological mechanisms that drive the biological effects of depleted deuterium are not fully established. They might be directly related to deuterium’s interferences on cellular enzymes, DNA structure and protein folding. However, recent research suggests it is the modification/replacement of the deuterium concentrations with hydrogen in the TCA/urea metabolic cycles, improving ATPase nanometer spin rates in our mitochondria that best explains the biochemical mechanism.
Deuterium is a rare but naturally occurring stable isotope of hydrogen. Only 1 in 6500 hydrogen atoms are deuterium. Deuterium levels in drinking water vary with approximately 95% of the global potable water ranging between 143-157 ppm. Lowest deuterium water levels are found at the north and south poles and on top of glacial mountains. The highest levels are found along the equator at sea level and in desert groundwater.
Deuterium is a naturally occurring element. You acquire deuterium through the food you eat, the water you drink and the air you breathe.
Deuterium levels differ in different part of your body. Where deuterium is required for biological processes it is high, like your blood (150 ppm). But in your mitochondrial ATPase nanomotor (rotary engine) it must be low or preferably absent as they only use hydrogen to rotate. Some researchers feel deuterium in tissue should not exceed 130 ppm based on levels found in green plants and grass-fed animals.
Research shows that decreasing the level of deuterium in the tissues and organs is a natural biological process. However, the body’s ability to deplete deuterium decreases as we get older, sicker and get less exercise or sunlight. The easiest way to influence the deuterium content of our body is to decrease the deuterium concentration of drinking water. This can be complemented by consuming deuterium-depleted foods. Animal fats are low in deuterium and burning fat helps your mitochondria make deuterium depleted water.
Yes. One of the primary roles of your mitochondria is to produce DDW for your cell matrix. When functionally optimally your mitochondria make all the DDW you require. However, if deuterium build up in your mitochondria you ability to produce both water and energy is reduced.
Modern processed food products containing refined and natural sugars, carbohydrates, and proteins, especially when they contain gene modified (GMO) products. Fruits, grains and non-green plants also contain elevated deuterium levels. Other things that increase deuterium are exposure to artificial blue light (especially at night), EMFs from wireless devices and cell phones, supplements and pharmaceuticals. Natural, fatty food like grass fed meat, wild caught fish and seafood, green vegetables and nuts all have low deuterium.
The short answer is no, not in a practical way. Home distillers can achieve a maximum 1 ppm decrease and would require the distillation process to be repeated multiple times to achieve a modest decrease. The freezing method is similarly inefficient. Substantial decrease of deuterium content in water can only be achieved by an industrial scale fractional vacuum distillation technology. Mito DDW contains 84% less deuterium than normal drinking water, whereas home methods alter the deuterium content of water by a mere 1-2%.
It’s not necessary but some people drink Mito DDW to improve athletic performance, to feel even better, to increase cognition, to lose a little more body fat and as an anti-aging tool.
Mito DDW contains a very low 25 ppm deuterium level to allow our customers the ability to make their own concentration of DDW in collaboration with their medical advisors. It is easy to dilute and make your ideal level of DDW with Mito 25.You can make 65, 85, 105 and 125 ppm DDW simply by diluting with regular spring or filtered water.
Eastern Europe is the only place that currently has a manufacturing plant for this quality of 25ppm DDW. By supporting Mito you are also supporting our plans to build manufacturing plants in USA and Australia in the next year or two, which will bring costs down, allow for more environmentally friendly packaging and reduce energy required to produce.
The more support we get the sooner we can build a plant where our production facility uses glass bottles and ships in bulk, instead of 500ml/16.9fl.oz plastic bottles currently. Because we don’t own the manufacturing plant we have no control over packaging at this point unfortunately.
1 Carton contains 36 x 500ml (16.9fl oz) bottles