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Hydra High Energy H2O
Status: Dubious Product Claims
image The makers of Hydra High Energy H2O claim that most people in the world are chronically dehydrated. In fact, they claim that even people who are drinking up to half their body weight in water every day, are still dehydrated. They offer their product as the cure for this problem. They state that it "dramatically increases intra-cellular hydration – by an average of more than 22%"

So what makes Hydra H2O more hydrating than normal water? Well, according to the Hydra H2O website, normal water is comprised of large "H2O cluster aggregates" that have difficulty passing through the walls of cells. Hydra H2O, on the other hand, has been transformed via a proprietary process to become "micro-clustered." This micro-clustered water can pass more easily through cell walls, and thus hydrates the body more effectively. In fact, Hydra H2O is so potent that all you need do is mix two capfuls of it with one gallon of normal water "to make one gallon of super-hydrating Hydra Hi-Energy H20."

So what exactly is the secret proprietary process that transforms normal water into micro-clustered Hydra H2O? As far as I can tell, the secret is that they shake the water. However, they're not about to put it this plainly. Instead, they say that they use a "proprietary process of motion." They also note some mumbo jumbo about the use of "electromagnetic influences" and "pulsating vortexes."

In other words, my guess is that, except for its price tag, Hydra H2O is exactly the same as normal (shaken) water.
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Posted by The Curator on Mon Oct 31, 2005


Nothing new about this scam. Run a Google search for "Penta water."
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  04:55 AM
According to their web site:

"Hydra H2O Concentrate Formula: simply mix two capfuls with one gallon of clean drinking water to make one gallon of super-hydrating Hydra Hi-Energy H20."

Don't they have a "Dry version" of dehydrated water.
Posted by Latrina  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  10:05 AM
I wonder if Hydra Beverages Inc actually goes to the trouble of shaking the water, or if the company is merely passing off plain, unshaken bottled watter as the genuine, shaken article? This is the avenue I would take to prosecute them; implant a spy into their workshop and, if the company is found not to be shaking the water - or not to be shaking it sufficiently enough, a mere wobble is not enough - off with their heads!
Posted by Ashley Pomeroy  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  10:10 AM
My internet filter (iPrism appliance from St. Bernard) won't let me go to this website:

The destination IP 68.142.234.44 you tried to acess does not match the site http://www.drinkhydra.com/index.html, but matches the site http://68.142.234.44/index.html (which is rated phishing) .
Posted by azog  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  10:48 AM
These scam artists missed out on a great marketing opportunity. They could have named it 007 Water, "Shaken, not stirred."
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  04:03 PM
Ashley Pomeroy sez:
"I wonder if Hydra Beverages Inc actually goes to the trouble of shaking the water, or if the company is merely passing off plain, unshaken bottled watter as the genuine, shaken article?"

I guess all water has been shaken at some time or other, so you could truthfully market any water as having been motion-treated.
Posted by Big Gary, on spiritual retreat at an undisclosed m  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  09:47 PM
So ... You could drink half your weight in water every day, and still be dehydrated?

Let's see ... For me, that would be about 100 pounds of water, or around 12 gallons, daily. Could I drink that much water and still be dehydrated? Only if I had a record-setting case of diarrhea. Of course, the question is academic, since drinking that much would probably kill me within a few days.
Posted by Big Gary, on spiritual retreat at an undisclosed m  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  09:50 PM
Cranky has a point!!!....Ha!!!!!

I'll start bottling my toilet water....it should give the drinker a "Dizzy" effect cause from witnessing it in the john, it swirls....WoW!!!!
Posted by X  in  McKinney, TX  on  Wed Nov 02, 2005  at  09:32 AM
Actually, it reminds me of the old theory in physics about a stable water polymer, that is a molecule made up of chains of water molecules, that would have similar properties to diamond if it ever formed. This so-called "polywater" would have the effect of catalysing all the awter it touche dinto a solid compound unable to ever be broken due to it's high atomic attraction for itself. Kurt Vonnegut used the principle for the mythical 'Ice Nine' in "Cat's Cradle".

Polywater is possible, but only in odd states of temperature and pressure, and is unlikely to be usable for anything outside a laboratory. Howvere, it could be used to scare people away form this scam - After all, who wants to drink something that could solidify them into a diamond hard statue for all eternity?
Posted by Covert Walrus  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Thu Nov 03, 2005  at  01:48 AM
There's been a *LOT* of variants on 'enhanced water'.. There's a guy out there that lists variants therof and debunking.. Can't find it in my sleep-deprived state, but it's got some amusing variants. What direction is *your* water spinning?

Kinda like this site, only a lot more focussed.

My personal favorite is the old Revigorators.. A simple device, intended to give your water a healthy dose of life-giving radioactivity in every glass!
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Thu Nov 03, 2005  at  03:31 AM
There's a guy around here who used to sell (and probably still does) "Aerobic Water." This water would give you lots of "positive vibrations" because, he said, they ran all the water through a tank that contained a stainless-steel pyramid (an exact scale model of the original pyramid of Cheops)AND a quartz prism that beamed "all the colors of the rainbow" through the water before they put it in the bottles. I met this guy once, and after a few minutes he almost had ME believing I should drink his water. It's a pity he was born too late for the old medicine shows.
Posted by Big Gary, retreating faster  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Nov 03, 2005  at  07:09 PM
I have to say I'm quite surprised by the number of ignorant and obviously uneducated responses on this subject/product. In all fairness some are more educated in their responses, but not many. Take your heads out of the sand and do some research so you can learn something that can and will effect your lives for the better in the long run. Science and nature are multi-faceted and not as cut and dry as some might think. Just because water is wet doesn't mean it hydrates, and can get beyond the cell wall boundary. We have basically killed the energy in our water and it's ability to function as it should because it has been processed/distilled many of hundreds of times, and it no longer hydrates the body as it should. We have added chemicals such as chlorine and flouride to the water to further pollute it and incapacitate it's normal function.

Okay, raise your hands, how many people know that the water we drink and defecate in is processed and chemicalized again and again, only to find it's way back to your faucets to drink again? And this water still has all of the patterns of illness and disease from every person that has used the water... Pure and simply the water is drinkable, but dirty, and it does not go through the process that is natural to nature that would revitalize it. This process is not being done by nature at all but at water treatment plants.

Under normal circumstances nature would not be able to purify and energize fresh water fast enough to keep pace with humanities use, and relentless violation of natural processes. Although modern purification technology (water treatment plants/distillation/reverse osmosis) can remove some toxins from the water, it can not remove the energetic imprint of those toxins/illness that are present in it, and it can not restore the waters natural energy.

This is a serious problem, and humanity, each of us, or children, and grand children, ad infinitum, will all suffer in the long run if we don't find an answer to this problem. We can't live without a viable source of water... period. Come on, wake up!!!! They are already selling bottled water in the stores because most people can't stand to smell or drink the water that comes out of their faucets. It is staring us right in the face.

Certain elements have various qualities that even the modestly educated are aware of. You can see a lead pencil, a lump of coal or a diamond. Water can be a liquid, vapor or solid. Open your minds, learn something useful, and figure it out.

So leave the smart alek and ignorant responses behind and start doing something for yourselves. Do some research and figure out additional ways to solve these deadly problems. Not ony for yourselves, but for future generations. You laugh at the fact that someone has done something wonderful that can help you, but you are not willing to do anything for yourselves, or to even try something to see what a difference it might make for you and your health.
Posted by Objectuve Observer  on  Fri Jan 05, 2007  at  03:01 PM
We have basically killed the energy in our water and it's ability to function as it should because it has been processed/distilled many of hundreds of times, and it no longer hydrates the body as it should.

Are you aware that the water we drink has been processed/distilled billions of times already, long before man even evolved?

We have added chemicals such as chlorine and flouride to the water to further pollute it and incapacitate it's normal function.

While it's true we've been polluting our water, what normal function does water possess? Water is water, it evaporates, condenses, evaporates again. It's been doing it for billions of years on this planet. We evolved to require water, not the other way around.

Okay, raise your hands, how many people know that the water we drink and defecate in is processed and chemicalized again and again, only to find it's way back to your faucets to drink again?

Again, this process existed as a natural one for billions of years before humans came along.

And this water still has all of the patterns of illness and disease from every person that has used the water... Pure and simply the water is drinkable, but dirty, and it does not go through the process that is natural to nature that would revitalize it. This process is not being done by nature at all but at water treatment plants.


Prove this is true. Prove that water treated by a chemical plant is any different from water treated naturally. Demonstrate under a double blind test that it is possible to distinguish one from the other. Don't tell us it's possible, prove to us it is if you want us to believe you.

If you feel that what you are telling us is the truth, then prove it. It's that simple. If you can't provide proof (or at least some reasonable evidence beyond saying "It's the truth!") then your argument is irrelevant.

And before you even say it, illness has existed in humans since the beginning, hundreds of thousands of years (depending on what you consider to be true 'humans') before mankind discovered science and started altering nature. The fact that diseases spread more rapidly now has been shown many times to be due to the ease and speed of modern travel. People are capable of carrying disease with them at a staggering rate compared to the past, but that doesn't mean humans are any sicker - we can just share our illnesses with each other more easily now.

"What about AIDS?"

What about the Black Death? What about Justinian's Plague? Nothing new. Fatal diseases go back a long, long way, even before humans started chemically treating their water.

If you really have new knowledge about this, don't tell us about it. Demonstrate your knowledge in a unequivocal manner.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Fri Jan 05, 2007  at  05:01 PM
Charybdis said:

"The fact that diseases spread more rapidly now has been shown many times to be due to the ease and speed of modern travel. People are capable of carrying disease with them at a staggering rate compared to the past, but that doesn't mean humans are any sicker - we can just share our illnesses with each other more easily now."

I would just add to that that there are billions more people on Earth now than there were just a few decades ago. Many people are living in closer proximity to multitudes of people than ever before in human history. Under those circumstances, it's hardly surprising that certain diseases would be able to spread more rapidly than in the past.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Sat Jan 06, 2007  at  02:17 AM
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