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There has been a lot of buzz lately about hexagonal water. Some say it is pure 'hokum', and that it is impossible, while others cite chemistry and physics principles in an attempt to bolster confidence in this little-understood phenomenon. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in-between the two extremes. To understand hexagonal water, we need to know a little about the molecular structure of water in general.
Most people know that a single water molecule is one hydrogen atom bonded to two oxygen atoms.
What most people don't know is that the molecules also bond to each other, and in different ways. The way they bond has a lot to do with their appearance and properties. The difference between an iceberg and a snowflake is only the way the molecules have bonded together. It's the same type of difference between a piece of coal, and a diamond. Hexagonal water is composed of six water molecules that are bound together by common hydrogen bonds. This creates a hexagonal liquid crystalline structure that is much smaller than non-structured water.
This occurs naturally in spring and glacial water, and is the way snowflakes are put together. Recent studies have shown that biological processes actually require this type of water structure to function. It seems to be involved in cellular communication, various endocrine functions, inter-cellular water movement, and other vital processes. Larger structures of water molecules cannot penetrate the space between cell molecules, so the body has to re-structure them into the more usable smaller form, using up valuable resources. Studies have shown that the water surrounding healthy cells in the human body is hexagonal water. Water surrounding diseased, and abnormal cells was not hexagonal water.
Almost all water contains some hexagonal structures within it. Many water additives, such as chlorine and fluoride, inhibit waters ability to form these hexagonal structures. The percentage of hexagonal structures in tap water is very low. There are many places in the world where the water has a naturally high concentration of hexagonal water, and are known as 'healing' springs. Other areas with high concentrations are known for the local inhabitants having above average life-spans, and a low incidence of disease.
Hexagonal and structured water is created naturally by the action of moving fresh water over soil and rocks, allowing them to oxygenate, and add trace minerals to it. This increases the amount of hexagonal structures significantly. There are devices on the market that closely duplicate this process, greatly improving the quality of your drinking water.