4th Phase of Water – Structured Water


Dr. Gerald Pollack, University of Washington Professor of Bioengineering

Dr. Gerald Pollack, University of Washington Professor of Bioengineering, has developed a theory of water that has been called revolutionary. He has made amazing breakthroughs while researching water and its properties. He has earned many distinctions, medals, and honors. Dr. Pollack’s most recent book “The Fourth Phase of Water, Beyond Solid, Liquid or Vapor,” defines structured water. Dr. Pollack’s research shows that structured water contains more oxygen than bulk water. Vortexing or swirling, puts water into continuous contact with oxygen, both from the air above and from bubbles trapped beneath. Thus water continuously mixes with oxygen, enabling structured water to build.

One of Dr. Pollack’s earlier books – Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life – is about the biology of water. The book is about the cell and how it functions. Research suggests that much of the cell biology function may be governed by a single unifying mechanism – the phase transition.

Water is absolutely central to every fundamental function of the cell – whether it’s muscle contraction, or cells dividing, or nerves conducting, etc.

Dr. Pollack, has developed a theory of water that has been called revolutionary. Dr. Pollack discovered a new phase of water he calls “The Fourth Phase of Water”.


Solid – Ice Phase

 Gel like phase – Structured Water

Liquid Phase – Water

Vapor Phase – Steam 


Structured Water is a hexagonal crystalline lattice structure between liquid water and crystal

The only way many of the properties of structured water can be explained is by understanding this water has a unique molecular structure. A hexagonal crystalline structure between water (liquid) and solid.

Dr. Pollack explains in his discovery that some water forms a massive “exclusion zone” (EZ), and this zone of water excludes solutes (substances dissolved in the water).

Basically, this means that water can form a crystalline structure hundreds of microns thick when associating over certain surfaces, such as the proteins in your cells and tissues. This means that the more structured a water becomes, the more potential it has for enhancing hydration and cell-to-cell communication.

There is evidence that (exclusion zone) structured water is physically different from bulk water. Dr. Pollack’s tests show structured water:

The following tests were conducted.

Molecules are more constrained (NMR) (nuclear magnetic resonance)

Molecules are more stable (infrared radiation)

Has negative charge (electrical potential)

Absorbs at 270 nm (light absorption spectrum)

Is more viscous (falling ball viscometry)

Molecules aligned (polarizing microscopy)

Molecular structure different (IR absorption – Infrared absorption)

When light hits water and separates the charge – creates potential energy and builds structured water which builds your cells. Water converts electromagnetic energy into mechanical energy of flow. We receive this energy just like plants…do we use photosynthesis? The research suggests we might use light in some way. If you think about it, the plant that is on your window sill, it is doing the same thing. It is taking light energy and transducing that light into chemical energy which drives metabolism, bending, and growth.

Sunlight is critical to our health. Light builds structured water in our cells.

The energy is coming in and it is getting transduced into some kind of potential energy from which you can get a lot of interesting things. You cannot really think about water without thinking about energy. Some of this energy may contain information. (Memory). That is another story beyond this.

Research shows chronic dehydration to be the root cause of many diseases. Even mild dehydration slows metabolism, causing fatigue, reduces short – term memory, and increases existing health challenges. Low oxygen content in the blood can be associated with poor health and headaches.

Because structured water contains stable oxygen, it does not dissipate immediately. This added oxygen can help to raise oxygen content in the blood.

Pollack, Gerald H., Ph.D. The Fourth Phase of Water, Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor. Seattle. Ebner and Sons Publishers . 2013 . Print