3 Reasons to Think Before You Drink Reverse Osmosis Water

iCrowdNewswire   Feb 6, 2021  2:24 AM ET

Reverse osmosis or RO water is a commonly used scientific term nowadays. RO water is produced using a process of reverse osmosis that is a water purifying technique. However, many people are unaware of the reverse osmosis system.

It is important to understand the process of reverse osmosis to decide what the disadvantages of drinking reverse osmosis water are. RO water is not safe for drinking due to many reasons.

Before going into the reasons why RO water is not safe for human consumption, let’s have a brief overview of what is Reverse Osmosis.

What is Reverse osmosis?

It is a water purifying technique where contaminated water is forced to move across a semi-permeable membrane that is the film that only permits some substances to pass through it and prevents the passage of others.

The Reverse Osmosis process forces the contaminated water to cross the membrane and applies pressure on water to take out contaminants, large molecules as well as minerals. The membrane is specially designed to have small holes that only allow water molecules to pass through while collecting all impurities and large substances in the procedure.

The resultant water is fully pure and it is one of the commonly used methods to purify water for cleaning as well as drinking purposes throughout the world.

Why think before drinking reverse osmosis water?

RO Water Lack Minerals

As Reverse Osmosis water is purified, it has no sediments, hard minerals, heavy metals, nutrients, minerals, bacteria, and viruses. Both the bad and good ingredients no longer exist in the water.

Reverse Osmosis water doesn’t have enough minerals and when this water is consumed, it leaches minerals from the human body. It will result in the removal of minerals that are consumed in vitamins and food through urine. Low mineral in the body causes serious adverse effects on health.

RO Water Doesn’t Hydrate

The question is how RO water doesn’t hydrate as well as alkaline water or even untreated water. It is because of the lack of electrolytes in reverse osmosis water. During the reverse osmosis process, the machine filters out all the electrolytes. When water doesn’t have antioxidants and electrolytes it will be less hydrating.

By definition, electrolytes are the combination of dissolved salts, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Together, they control the water flow in the cells.

pH Levels is not ideal

It is commonly believed that RO water doesn’t have an ideal pH. Normal water has 7 pH, the neutral one. When the water is processed, all the impurities are removed resulting in lower pH of water, making it more acidic. The acidic nature of water may result in stomach issues like acid reflux condition.

If you are concerned about the pH, it is advised to use a pH testing kit to check the pH of the water before drinking. If the pH of water is less than the range of 6.5 to 8.5, ensure that you are not having any symptoms of mineral deficiencies.

Keeping in mind these 3 reasons, you need to think before drinking reverse osmosis water.


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