FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is deuterium ‘D’?

Deuterium is one of the three forms (called isotopes) of the first element, hydrogen. The first hydrogen isotope is named ‘protium’ (the most abundant by far and the lightest), consisting of a proton and an electron. Protium is commonly expressed by the symbol '1H’. The second isotope is named ‘deuterium’ (much less abundant than protium but twice as heavy due to the addition of a neutron). Deuterium is commonly expressed by the symbol ‘D’ or ‘ 2H’. The most important fact to know is that in nature, both protium and deuterium combine with oxygen to form water molecules.
Hydrogen Isotopes

PREVALENCE OF HYDROGEN ISOTOPES ON EARTH:

Protium - 99.98% (by number)
Deuterium - 0.0156% (by number)
On our planet, for every 1,000,000 atoms of Hydrogen there are about 150 atoms of deuterium, (150 ppm)*.
Deuterium Concentration on Earth

*‘Parts-per-million’ means ‘out of a million’. It is commonly used to describe the concentration of something in a solution of water. One ppm is equivalent to 1 milligram of something per liter of water.

WHAT IS DEUTERIUM DEPLETED WATER?

What we commonly refer to as water, consume every day, use to prepare foods and beverages, irrigate our lawns, wash our clothes and put out fires, is more complex in its composition than is indicated by the popular chemical formula “H2O”. Chemically speaking, natural water predominantly consists of three molecules: H2O, HDO and D2O, and if you consider all the isotopes of oxygen and the various configurations, there are really 63 different types of water molecules known, in approximately the following ratios.

Breakdown of Hydrogen Isotopes in Earth's Water

 

Deuterium depleted water (DDW), also referred to as light water is a term given to a unique composition of water in which the natural deuterium content is at least 15% less than 155 ppm, which the the deuterium content of the ocean and the highest level present in the natural waters on Earth. In a 1 Liter bottle of regular water there is about 6 drops of heavy water a.k.a, HDO.

WHY REMOVE DEUTERIUM?

Scientists, studying the cause of aging, discovered that even when a small amount of Deuterium containing Heavy Water is removed from normal water, the benefits are profound. Excess deuterium interferes in all biological process and is known to damage the mitochondria over time. Drinking deuterium depleted water allows you to reduce your total body burden of deuterium.

A few drops of heavy water in every glass of water we drink doesn't seem like much, but the cumulative effect is eye-opening, we have four times more deuterium in our blood than the most essential nutrients and minerals we require to live while deuterium slows down all reactions upto 9 times (9x)! This is known as the Kinetic Isotope Effect.

deuterium in blood plasma

In 2007 it was published for the first time exactly how deuterium damages our ATP Synthase Nanomotors, responsible for producing ATP, (Adenosine-triphosphate) the main energy currency of life.

how deuterium damages mitochondria

WHAT IS LITEWATER?

Litewater is our brand of deuterium-depleted water (DDW). It is water which has a lower concentration of deuterium than occurs naturally. Daily consumption of Litewater eliminates deuterium interference. Litewater has a 94-97% lower concentration of deuterium than regular water. Litewater is the most deuterium depleted water in the world which makes it ideal to be dilute with regular water from 1 to 4 times to obtain between 80 ppm -120 ppm deuterium depleted water. More value, less carbon footprint.

Why is Litewater so expensive?
Removing deuterium, which cannot be done by any standard filtration, either distillation or reverse-osmosis is a complex energy intensive and time consuming process that must be done on an industrial scale. Our production is based on a method known as Low-Temperature Vacuum Rectification which imitates and amplifies the natural condensation, precipitation, and evaporation cycles of mother nature with better efficiency to remove up to 97% of the deuterium in water. The caveat is it takes specialized columns between upto sixty feet high to make it work, so a special facility was built. Only a few facilities exist in the world that produce deuterium depleted water on a commercial scale, in Russia, where it all started, Romania, Hungary, and a few Asian countries.
 
Where is Litewater produced?
Litewater is produced in our facility in a remote area of Russia called Tambov. Tambov oblast (state) is unique because the entire state is organic certified, a designated chemical and GMO-free green zone. Water is obtained from a natural artesian well, purified by membrane technology and then processed using the method described above to separate the deuterium and using our proprietary technology Litewater 5 & 10 ppm are created. It is analyzed and verified for purity then bottled at the source and shipped to North America and other global locations.
 
deuterium depleted water production
 
How is Litewater different than other brands of deuterium depleted water?
We offer the lowest available concentration of deuterium (most depleted) in the world. Litewater is in a category below 25 ppm which is often referred to as ‘super light’. We offer the lowest deuterium water in world in plastic and glass.
 
How do I know Litewater is truly deuterium depleted to 5 & 10 ppm?
Every batch is tested before bottling and we guarantee accuracy to within ±3 ppm. We use the world’s most advanced stable isotope testing equipment known as fourth-generation cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CRDS) for unsurpassed precision and high accuracy. We test at both of our facilities in Russia and the U.S. and also verify our results with an independent 3rd party lab. Click here for a lab report.

Does deuterium depleted water exist in nature?

There is no ‘perfect” 100% deuterium depleted water with 0 ppm deuterium in nature. All natural water contains different concentrations of deuterium. The’ lightest’ water on Earth, formed as a result of natural meteorological processes, is the snow and ice in Antarctica, which is approximately 89 ppm, the closest to the water inside our cells which is 40-60 ppm.

Unfortunately, as perfect as this water would be to drink, its remote inaccessibility keeps it from being used as a water resource. Deuterium depleted water may only be obtained in large quantities by artificial means. Litewater Scientific processed ‘light water’ water far surpasses Antarctic water in purity.

Is Litewater safe for everyone?

Yes, deuterium depleted water can be used like any other drinking water for daily use with no age restrictions. Nevertheless, always seek the advice of your physician or qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding the introduction of anything new to your diet.

Can Litewater be combined with medication and supplements?

Yes, there are no restrictions on the use of Litewater. Use as you would any drinking water.

Are there any side effects to Litewater?

Litewater is water depleted in deuterium. It is the purest, cleanest water that exists, free of all impurities and the closest water to the metabolic water inside our cells. With regular consumption of Litewater, a more complete purification of the whole body from deuterium occurs. This process may assist to increase the functional activity of cells, organs and some body systems.

Does Litewater have a distinctive taste?

Litewater is technically deuterium depleted distilled water and has no specific taste as there are no impurities or flavorings in it. However many people have expressed that it feels cleaner and lighter on the palette. You can add QuintEssential ocean minerals & trace elements for additional health support or use Celtic sea salt for more taste.

Can Litewater be heated, boiled or frozen like natural water?

Litewater can be used like any other water. Freezing, heating, boiling will not affect the deuterium levels of Litewater. Only dilution with other liquids will impact the amount of deuterium in the water.

Are there any other precautions to be taken with Litewater?

Litewater is perfectly safe for everyone, although if you are pregnant, nursing, or have an illness, always consult your doctor or medical professional before embarking on any deuterium depletion protocol.

How much Litewater or Litewater-Mix should I consume?

1/2 to 1 liter per day of 10 ppm diluted to 100 ppm is a excellent amount to deplete your deuterium levels to 131 ppm and below over a period of 45 days. Keep in mind the Hunza people which were studied for their great health and extreme longevity drank glacier water of @130 ppm total deuterium.
 
People that want to deplete their deuterium levels faster and lower will dilute to 80 ppm or below, and drink that every day. The chart below illustrates how to dilute properly for the deuterium depletion level desired as well as the corresponding cost and time to the desired depletion level.  ddw dilution and depletion
 
 

When would I want to use Litewater 5 vs. Litewater 10?

Litewater 5 is 97% deuterium free, the most deuterium depleted water on Earth, available only in half liter glass this is the crown achievement of our process and significantly more difficult to make. Litewater 5 is for immediate effect; for athletes, biohackers, weekend warriors, drink when you simply want the rarest most beneficial water on the planet. Litewater 10 is a better value for long term use, to use daily in a dilution protocol to achieve the desired level of deuterium depletion. Litewater 10 is 94% deuterium reduced and is available in two liter P.E.T. plastic, (bpa/bps free).

Where can I find more research on Litewater?

Within the last 50 years, the leading research institutes in Hungary, UK, Japan, China, France, the USA, Russia. and other countries have been studying biological properties of light and heavy water. The first known study linking deuterium depletion to increased wellness and longevity was published in Russia in 1961. Dozens of studies on deuterium depleted water exist and are readily available via a search on the world wide web. Researchers can visit deuteriumdepletion.org for more information.

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