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Magnesium Prill Beads Details

Magnesium Prills provide a simple, inexpensive and portable way to alkalize and energize drinking water. Three ounces of Prill Beads, enclosed in an organza sack, are enough to transform one gallon of water at a time, over and over again.

Depending on the source water, one small bag of prills can impart multiple benefits to your drinking water for months and even years. These benefits may include the following…

Alkaline water

Acidic drinking water is promptly made alkaline by these beads – a transformation easily demonstrated with a pH metre or a pH reagent. (Please note that paper pH strips are intended for use with saliva or urine and will not indicate pH changes in water).

Micro-clustered water

Prill beads make drinking water noticeably lighter, smoother and finer-textured – appealing qualities that make water easy to consume.

Energized water

Kinesiology tests demonstrate a marked energetic enhancement when the body is exposed to ‘prilled’ water; the chi or life force emanating from the body may increase significantly (double).

Heavy metal and contaminant reduction

Prill beads were originally developed to clean up toxic, radioactive waste from cooling water used in nuclear reactors. There are indications that prill beads may also pull heavy metals out of water.

Room temperature water

Prill water does not encourage bacterial growth, even if left at room temperature. However, prill water does support the growth of algae, especially if exposed to warmth and sunlight.

Lasting benefits

Prill Beads will last indefinitely, imparting their beneficial properties to water. They do not dissolve and can be used over and over again. Their ability to raise the pH of water does slowly lessen (over months of use), especially when used with acidic water.


What are Prill Beads made from?

Prill Beads are made from naturally occurring alkaline-rich minerals. They have been fired at a very high temperature, making them ceramic-like and insoluble in water. A proprietary, energy-charging process is then applied to the beads which gives them their unique energizing properties.

Prill beads are made of magnesium oxide which is produced from naturally occurring salts of magnesium  found in rich brine deposits located approximately 2,500 feet below ground. Dolomitic limestone is used to extract magnesium from the brine. The resulting magnesium oxide is ‘prilled’ into small, hard pellets by a firing process involving high temperatures – hence the name ‘prill beads’.
Prill beads are a product of the USA, including raw materials.

How to make ‘Prill water’.

  • One 3oz. bag of Prill Beads is meant for use with one gallon of filtered water poured into a glass or ceramic container. Never use plastic for Prill water.
  • Place the beads (in their organza sack) in the bottom of the container and fill with high-quality filtered water.
- When making your first batch of Prill water, leave the water in the glass or ceramic container with the beads for 24 hours. 
- After the initial 24 hours, pour off up to 3/4 of the water for use.
  • Leave the beads (in their organza sack) in the bottom of the glass or ceramic container.
- After your first batch, subsequent batches of Prill water are ready after only one hour of introducing more water. 
- Always leave ¼ of the water in the container to ‘start’ the next batch.
- The beads always remain in the container.
  • Use the highest quality of filtered water to make Prill water.
- Water that has been left in the container, unused for many days and in contact with Prill Beads, may become overcharged and develop a metallic taste. Just discard the water and start over.

For making prill water in a 3 – 5 gallon container, such as a porcelain crock, a minimum of two bags of prills are recommended unless only one gallon of water is used.

Try these taste tests

Reconstitute frozen juice with regular water and with Prill water. Taste the difference. It’s striking!
Place some dried fruit (apricots, raisins, cranberries) in reverse osmosis water (or tap water) and some in prill water. Compare taste and texture after several hours.

Use with caution for plants and animals.

Many plants require acidic water.
 High levels of magnesium have been linked to Feline Urinary Tract Syndrome in cats.
 Do not use prill water in fish tanks.


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