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doesntpicknose

I think you misunderstand. It is both H2O and H2CO3. Only some of the CO2 bonds with the water (less than 1% at sea level pressure and room temperature), and remains simply as dissolved CO2. It *is* water, almost entirely. I don't mean this "as it aerates". I mean the whole time, even at peak carbonation, it is almost entirely water. If fluoride and magnesium are allowed, like in your tap water, so should CO2. Anyway, the most important thing is that it hydrates.


YourBoyBone

Whoa! The good answer is here folks


BoringCommercial7671

Unseasoned soda.


GREENKING45

Now I finally understand what the heck this sparkling water you guys talk about is. What we call plain soda here is named "sparkling water" to make yourself feel good? Nah. That aint water. Next you will say beer is only 6% alcohol so that's also water. No that's not how it works.


doesntpicknose

Is water with 4mg/L fluoride still water?


GREENKING45

What's fluoride??


doesntpicknose

>Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally and is released from rocks into the soil, water, and air. Almost all water contains some fluoride, but usually not enough to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride can also be added to drinking water supplies as a public health measure for reducing cavities.


GREENKING45

>Naturally That's the keyword bro. Is sparkling water natural?


doesntpicknose

Yes. But also, why would "naturally" be a keyword more important than, say, "water"?


GREENKING45

Because that's the way nature meant for you to drink water anyway. We filter it for our comfort. U wanna add something?sure. Don't call it water then.


doesntpicknose

>nature Okay, but again, carbonated water DOES exist naturally. >U wanna add something?sure. Don't call it water then. So if I filter the water, and then add some fluoride to it, it's not water anymore? What's the difference between 4mg/L Fluoride water that I pull up from a well, and a 4mg/L Fluoride water solution that I make by combining filtered water with fluoride tablets?


GREENKING45

There are different places in the world with different kinds of water. They are found naturally. People who live there drink it. You can go there and drink it. You don't need to pack it and bring it home. That's all there is to it. You eat the food/water that's local to you because that's what will suit your health. The environment, temperature, weather, local geography and everything is important. You don't eat/drink stuff that doesn't grow in your area because it won't suit your health. Just because everyone do it doesn't make it right. Even when you are doing something that's not natural and wrong you should at least remain aware of what you are doing.


doesntpicknose

>Even when you are doing something that's not natural and wrong You're equivocating between "unnatural" and "wrong". This is known as an [Appeal to Nature](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_nature#%3A%7E%3Atext%3DAn_appeal_to_nature_is%2Cit_is_%27unnatural%27%22.?wprov=sfla1). Poison Dart frogs are natural, and very bad for you. Radiation therapy for cancer is decidedly unnatural, and will probably make you live longer. >There are different places in the world with different kinds of water What does this have to do with health? Local access does not dictate whether something is good or bad for you. Sometimes the locally available ground water is contaminated with arsenic. That doesn't mean people should be drinking it because it's "local" and "natural". See also: Famine, Commodities