It's actually an altered form of water. Nature itself alters many different substances, but in this case, the water is altered by a patented catalyst. Is altering structure important?... Consider the fact that both diamonds and pencil leads come from carbon--they simply result from different molecular arrangements of it!
It is much the same with Willard Water. In Willard Water when the catalyst micelle is added to the regular water it alters the molecular structure of the water. Changing a substance's structure results in changes to its known properties ... Think of the characteristics of diamonds and graphite. Diamonds are hard--Graphite is soft. Dr. Willard's Water has some very unusual properties, setting it apart from regular water, including:
Those properties explain many of the benefits reported over the years. After all, most people now recognize, if you improve nutritional absorption and elimination of toxins, you'll see some health benefits. Additionally, some experts say 80% to 90% of all adverse health conditions are caused by free radicals and Willard's Water has been found to be an exceptional scavenger of them (because of its nearly endless supply of electrons to "give up"). And anyone in pain knows that reducing swelling can be a big positive.
Dr. Willard's Water is the only Patented product of this type and the only one seen on "60 Minutes"--no matter what anyone may tell you, there Is Nothing Else Like Dr. Willard's Water!
And, yes, it's SAFE! It's been classified as non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-carcinogenic, and causing no mutagenic activity within the framework of the Spot Test of Ames, McCann and Yamasaki. Translation: to the best of today's knowledge, Dr. Willard's Water, and its derived solutions, are harmless.