3 Reasons to Think Before You Drink Reverse Osmosis Water

Feature | Reasons to NEVER Drink Reverse Osmosis Water

In this article, find out why reverse osmosis water can be worse than untreated water.

In this article:

  1. What Is Reverse Osmosis?
  2. 3 Reasons to Reconsider Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water
    1. Reverse Osmosis Water Does Not Have Minerals
    2. It Doesn’t Hydrate as Well as Alkaline Water
    3. RO Is Extremely Wasteful

Here’s Why You Should Avoid Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water

 

What Is Reverse Osmosis?

What Is Reverse Osmosis? | Reasons to NEVER Drink Reverse Osmosis Water

“Reverse osmosis water” is a fancy scientific term used by many these days. You produce it through reverse osmosis (RO), obviously. It is a process of purifying water, but most people don’t know what an RO system is.

It is an issue for one crucial reason.

Without understanding how the reverse osmosis filtration works, it is difficult to see the disadvantages of the system. Reverse osmosis water is not safe for human consumption.

It is also not good for the environment. Later, you will know why.

What is reverse osmosis? RO is a method of removing contaminants from the source water by applying pressure. The machine lets the water flow through a series of artificial, semi-permeable membranes to further remove impurities.

Many homes and businesses use it for many different water purification purposes.

At home, RO systems should help “improve” tap water. Some industrial-scale water purification plants also use them.

Unfortunately, reverse osmosis is not as effective as a water treatment solution. It can create massive problems.

3 Reasons to Avoid Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water

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Just like distilled water, Tyent discourages drinking reverse osmosis water. Here are the reasons:

1. Reverse Osmosis Water Does Not Have Minerals

Part of the definition of reverse osmosis water is it is “purified water.” It means all the sediment, heavy metals, hard minerals, nutrients, viruses, and bacteria (both the good and bad) are no longer present.

Recent worldwide studies focused on the health risks of drinking demineralized water discovered:

Drinking water should contain minimum levels of certain essential minerals . . . . Sufficient evidence is now available to confirm the health consequences from drinking water deficient in calcium or magnesium.

– Frantisek Kozisek, National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic

In contrast, Tyent alkaline water quality maintains high levels of antioxidants. It also contains essential nutrients like magnesium, which is essential to human life.

2. It Doesn’t Hydrate as Well as Alkaline Water

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The ALL NEW Tyent Alkaline H2 Hybrid Water Ionizer

Alkaline water can hydrate the body more efficiently than tap water.

Meanwhile, all indications cite how reverse osmosis water is less hydrating than even untreated water. This is because RO water has zero electrolytes.

When the machines filter the water, they also remove them.

Zero Electrolytes and No Antioxidants = Less Hydrating Water

Of course, alkaline water is rich in antioxidants and electrolytes. These help hydrate the body and neutralize harmful free radicals.

Electrolytes Definition: A combination of dissolved salts, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. All together, they regulate the flow of water of the cells. They are also essential in maintaining nerve impulses.

3. RO Is Wasteful

A 2013 study by researchers at North Dakota State University revealed:

An RO unit delivering 2 gallons of treated water per day may discharge 8 to 15 gallons of waste water per day to the septic system.

– Tom Scherer, Ph.D., and Roxanne Johnson

To produce reverse osmosis water, the machines have to expel 4 to 8 times the amount of waste as they do potable water!

Tyent water ionizers use filtration and alkalization. These processes treat 100% of the water that enters the unit.

 

Hveragerthi’s channel discusses how reverse osmosis and distilled water works and what it does to your body when you drink it:

With all these downsides, here’s our suggestion: drink alkaline water. It is very much the opposite of reverse osmosis water.

A water ionizer is more efficient than an RO system. It also produces mineral-rich, ultra-hydrating alkaline water.

Avoiding drink neutralized mineral-ridden reverse osmosis water again. Instead, use a Tyent water ionizer to create alkaline water.

Have you tried a water ionizer? What was the experience? Share your thoughts about it in the comments section below. Don’t forget to read our Tyent Water Ionizer Buyer’s Guide for more information.

Up Next: Put That Sparkling Water Down! Drink from Water Ionizers Instead

 

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on April 30, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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52 thoughts on “3 Reasons to Think Before You Drink Reverse Osmosis Water

    1. Hi Donna,
      Thanks for the comment. Any of our water ionizers would work for getting you the cleanest and healthiest water. Please call one of our experts now so that they can help you find the machine that’s best for you 855-893-6887.

    1. Hi, Paul. Unfortunately, options like RO and bottled water are no longer pure, as they’ve been stripped of essential minerals and filled instead with chemicals used to treat or filter the water. Tyent’s alkaline water is cleaner, full of the essential minerals that the other options lack, and even contains antioxidants and molecular hydrogen, the smallest and most powerful antioxidant on the planet. It’s therefore a much healthier choice.

  1. I used to buy bottled water my whole life. Last I bought bottled water was a gallon of Poland Springs about 2 years ago. I was so thirsty I started chugging it straight from the bottle. After I finished drinking there was this strong taste of burnt paint. I went quickly back to the store with it. Burped it up for the next 2 days. Later to find out they are in a lawsuit. Nestle also faces lawsuits over their fraudulent water.

    After this we were buying the 15 gallon mountain valley glass bottles. After drinking that for few months, we were traveling so got water in plastic bottles. You guys I was in shock how much I could taste the plastic! I couldn’t believe this is what I was drinking every single day. And this is what you guys are drinking you just don’t taste it because you’re used to the taste. Stop drinking it for a while then go back to it and see the difference in taste yourselves.

    We are eating very very healthy, I even have my own organic garden with fruit trees and almost every vegetable. I have my own chickens, fed organic feed, for eggs. We rarely eat meat, once in 2-3 weeks. We exercise. We cook and eat at home from scratch. We both have fertility issues. Going to the doctor and seeing all those patients this is more common than you think. People don’t talk about it so you don’t know how common this is until you go through it. They stay in the closet about their infertility. This is going to be the next big business, not cancer. Could it be the plastic who knows what kind of water?

    We just installed reverse osmosis to our well water, 2 days ago. I am planning to drink only RE water for next 6 months and see the difference (including all our test results at my clinic compared to previous ones).

    1. Hi, Beatrice. We’re sorry to hear about your situation. However, your experience emphasizes how unhealthy bottled water can be for our bodies.

      If you’re looking for a healthier and long-term water option, we recommend purchasing a Tyent water ionizer and drinking our hydrogen-rich alkaline water instead. We don’t suggest drinking RO water because your body needs healthy minerals and it gets a lot of minerals from mineral-rich water. Since RO water has none, it can be a big problem for your body. Reverse osmosis removes the bad stuff from your water as well as the good minerals that your body needs. This recent eco-epidemiological study of 13,723 girls and 16,161 boys noted that – among other issues – low-mineral water can retard height growth and increase the possibility of dental decay.

      Alongside the health risks, this report also draws attention to another important issue with demineralized water; that it is corrosive to metal pipes, containers, and storage tanks, giving rise to the risk of contamination.

      In addition to these studies, the World Health Organization (WHO) took a comprehensive look at minerals in water and the potential risks of reverse osmosis. Ultimately, we align our view with the WHO statement: that long-term consumption, “has a definite adverse influence on the animal and human organism.”

      Please do more research on the dangers to your health from drinking reverse osmosis water. You can browse our blog for more informative articles on alkaline water and its positive impact on your health.

      Given this, we recommend that you keep your reverse osmosis machine to deep clean your water, and then hook up a Tyent water ionizer so that you get healthy antioxidants and minerals in your water, as well. What you don’t want to do is take out all of the minerals in your water and then drink it because your body needs these minerals, and water is a big part of where your body gets these minerals from. Not only is owning a water ionizer more environmentally friendly, as you won’t need to buy and recycle hundreds of plastic bottles, but it’s better for your health in the long term, too. Give us a call at 855-893-6887 so our water ionizer experts can discuss the benefits of our machines with you and explain the hookup.

    1. Hi, Kazim. Drinking chemically-treated structured water is not good at all, which is why alkaline water is still the better option. We don’t use chemicals in our water ionizers. Instead, our ionizers filter the bad stuff from your tap water and retain the minerals that your body needs. Plus, Tyent’s alkaline water is the only water on the market that is filled with molecular hydrogen, the smallest and most powerful antioxidant on the planet.

  2. Your correct on most all points but you forget that it takes out everything bad and you can add to it what you want knowing that its pure.

    1. Hi, Frank. Thank you for your comment. We absolutely support the short-term use of RO water systems in the field and in emergencies – they can be vital in so many situations. The World Health Organization (WHO) took a comprehensive look at minerals in water and the potential risks of reverse osmosis. Ultimately, we align our view with the WHO statement: that long-term consumption, “has a definite adverse influence on the animal and human organism.”

      We do try to point to the fact that drinking reverse osmosis (RO) water on a short-term basis of 4 to 6 weeks is frequently necessary and in some cases, life-saving. Indeed, most people would not find that their health is adversely affected by drinking RO water for a limited period of time. In the case of municipal RO water programs, the water is likely to be remineralized to stabilize it before use. However, it is the case that RO water that has not been remineralized is devoid of essential minerals, and that can be potentially problematic in the long term. This recent eco-epidemiological study of 13,723 girls and 16,161 boys noted that – among other issues – low-mineral water can retard height growth and increase the possibility of dental decay.

      Alongside the health risks, this report also draws attention to another important issue with demineralized water; that it is corrosive to metal pipes, containers and storage tanks, giving rise to the risk of contamination.

      “RO industry has become aware of the reality that long term consumption of demineralised water is not good for health. They are also trying to find solutions to make their RO filtered water healthy.”
      – Dr. Rummi Devi Saini, Associate Professor of Chemistry, S. M.D.R.S.D. College, Pathankot, India

      We are very happy to answer any questions that you have about the relative merits of a water ionizer and thank you once again for your comments and interest.

        1. Hi, T. Heart. We can understand how you would be upset if the info that you read online said otherwise. However, the studies that we cite in our article are from a multitude of very reputable sources such as this 2016 study on the effects of demineralized water and this 2014 article on demineralization. We’ve had other commenters who were concerned about us being a competing product to reverse osmosis, but we’re really not. It would be very easy for us to sell RO systems, and we’re not saying that RO systems are all bad when used correctly (i.e. use an RO to clean your water, and then remineralize it – and then ionize it). In fact, a lot of our customers with very contaminated water use an RO system in addition to hooking up a water ionizer. What we want to draw attention to is the lack of minerals in RO water. While your body doesn’t get all of its minerals from water (they come largely from a balanced diet), having a mineral-rich drinking source keeps you healthy, especially when your diet isn’t great.

          We always point to the fact that when there is an emergency situation that drinking reverse osmosis (RO) water on a short-term basis, for a limited period of time of 4 to 6 weeks, is frequently necessary and, in some cases, life-saving. Indeed, most people would not find that their health is adversely affected by drinking RO water for a limited period of time.

          In the case of municipal RO water programs, the water is likely to be remineralized to stabilize it before use. However, it is the case that RO water that has not been remineralized is devoid of essential minerals, and that can be potentially problematic in the long term. This recent eco-epidemiological study of 13,723 girls and 16,161 boys noted that – among other issues – low-mineral water can retard height growth and increase the possibility of dental decay.

          Alongside the health risks, we also want to draw attention to another important issue with demineralized water; that it is corrosive to metal pipes, containers, and storage tanks, giving rise to the risk of contamination.

          “RO industry has become aware of the reality that long term consumption of demineralised water is not good for health. They are also trying to find solutions to make their RO filtered water healthy.”
          Dr. Rummi Devi Saini, Associate Professor of Chemistry, S. M.D.R.S.D. College, Pathankot, India

          We absolutely support the short-term use of RO water systems in the field and in emergencies – they can be vital in so many situations. The World Health Organization (WHO) took a comprehensive look at minerals in water and the potential risks of reverse osmosis. Ultimately, we align our view with the WHO statement: that long-term consumption, “has a definite adverse influence on the animal and human organism.”

          If you have more questions or would rather talk over the phone, please give one of our water experts a call at 855-893-6887. Thank you for your comment.

    1. Hi, Susan. We’re glad to have helped you realize this. Read this blog to learn more about the RO process and why it’s not a viable long-term option for drinking water.

  3. If you still want an RO system, there are always solutions to the problems.
    1 – You can get the minerals removed by an RO system from food.
    2 – There are alkaline filters for the RO system that helps to balance the alkaline in RO water.
    3 – An RO system with a permeate pump can help to reduce the wastewater ratio.

    1. Hi, Daniel. Thank you for your comment! We do try to point to the fact that when there is an emergency situation that drinking reverse osmosis (RO) water on a short-term basis, for a limited period of time of 4 to 6 weeks, is frequently necessary and, in some cases, life-saving. Indeed, most people would not find that their health is adversely affected by drinking RO water for a limited period of time. However, we don’t suggest drinking RO water because your body needs healthy minerals and it gets a lot of minerals from mineral-rich water. Since RO water has none, it can be a big problem for your body. Reverse osmosis removes the bad stuff from your water as well as the good minerals that your body needs. Please do more research on the dangers to your health from drinking reverse osmosis water. You can browse our blog for more informative articles on alkaline water and its positive impact on your health.

      If you wish to keep your RO machine, we recommend that you do so only to deep clean your water, and then hook up a Tyent water ionizer so that you get healthy antioxidants and minerals in your water, as well. What you don’t want to do is take out all of the minerals in your water and then drink it because your body needs these minerals, and water is a big part of where your body gets these minerals from. Not only is owning a water ionizer more environmentally friendly, as you won’t need to buy and recycle hundreds of plastic bottles, but it’s better for your health in the long term, too. Give us a call at 855-893-6887 so our water ionizer experts can discuss the benefits of our machines with you and explain the hookup.

  4. Thank you for your information. Past 3years we are using RO water. After reading all the information I’m getting afraid. So, can you suggest which one is good

    1. Hi, Maruthaiyan. We’re happy that the information we’ve shared has helped you. We recommend that you keep your reverse osmosis machine to deep clean your water, and then hook up a Tyent water ionizer so that you get healthy antioxidants and minerals in your water, too. Water helps provide a lot of the minerals that your body needs. Having a water ionizer is more cost-effective and environmentally friendly in the long run, and drinking alkaline water produced by these machines is proven to boost your body’s energy levels and anti-aging defenses.

      To add a Tyent machine to your home, call at 855-893-6887 today, and our water ionizer experts can guide you through the features of our machines and the process of the hookup.

  5. Lots of information about not drinking osmosis water. I live in the country in WI and have high levels of nitrates and copper and other chemicals. I stopped buying bottled water, because of chemicals in the plastic and water
    What is left to do ??????
    Where is the good water ?????
    I have Thyroid problems and IBS , try to live healthy, try to eat mostly organic .
    But the most important , the water supply is not safe !!
    And what truly is the better water to drink in our state of WI . Let me know .

    1. Hi, Ria. It’s good to hear that you’re choosing to live a good lifestyle by actively taking care of your health. We recommend that you keep your reverse osmosis machine to deep clean your water, and then hook up a Tyent water ionizer so that you get healthy antioxidants and minerals in your water as well. What you don’t want to do is take out all of the minerals in your water and then drink it because your body needs these minerals, and water is a big part of where your body gets these minerals from. Not only is owning a water ionizer more environmentally friendly, as you won’t need to buy and recycle hundreds of plastic bottles, but it’s better for your health in the long term, too. Give us a call at 855-893-6887 so our water ionizer experts can discuss the benefits of our machines with you and explain the hookup.

      1. Hi, Nilda. I’m sorry to hear about your condition, too. I would recommend contacting your general health practitioner for a full assessment. If they recommend drinking alkaline or hydrogen water, please give one of our water ionizer experts a call at 855-893-6887.

        Please keep in mind that the filtered water you drink is just from municipal tap water and may thus contain dangerous contaminants that regular filters can’t clean. On the other hand, the dual filtration system in all of Tyent water ionizers has the same .01 micron filtration capability as a kidney dialysis machine. The primary filter contains ACF active carbon that removes large contaminants like organic compounds, chlorine, rust, and sediment, while the secondary filter contains ceramic material that balances the ions and minerals in the water. Tyent’s Ultra Filters come standard with each of our ionizers, and they remove over 200 contaminants including 99% of lead, and up to 99% of mercury, beryllium, and uranium. You can read our lab report about those here.

  6. Our system is max. 2:1 waste water because we have a booster pump before the RO filter. Health Canada claims that the minor amounts of lacking minerals in RO filtered water is accounted for in our typical Canadian diet. Also, some RO filters have Alkaline boosters as an option to the filtered water supply, basically a cartridge filled with mineral pellets and salts so the cost is minimal. We have high TDS, Manganese and Sodium content from our well so RO with Alkaline cartridge was our best option. And the replacement cartridges are not ‘pressure containers’ so the waisted plastics are reduced.

    1. Hi, Shawn. It’s great to know that you have a water filtration system that currently works for you and your home. The American diet is usually is not enough to provide the minerals that your body requires, and RO water can satisfy hydration needs for short period on time in an emergency situation. But alkaline water is a far healthier option because it provides minerals and a load of antioxidants too. Plus, it’s got molecular hydrogen, which has over 1000 studies to support the health benefits. We guarantee that a Tyent water ionizer is an investment that’s worth looking into. For more details, give us a call at 855-893-6887 and our water ionizer experts will happily talk to you about the awesome features of our machines.

        1. Hi, Miriam. Please don’t drink reverse osmosis (RO) water for long periods of time as it’s dangerous for your health. We do try to point to the fact that when there is an emergency situation that drinking RO water on a short-term basis, for a limited period of time of 4 to 6 weeks, is frequently necessary and, in some cases, life-saving. Indeed, most people would not find that their health is adversely affected by drinking RO water for a limited period of time. RO does remove contaminants from your water but it isn’t the best method out there. We don’t suggest drinking RO water because your body needs healthy minerals and it gets a lot of minerals from mineral-rich water. Since RO water has none, it can be a big problem for your body.

          In the case of municipal RO water programs, the water is likely to be remineralized to stabilize it before use. However, it is the case that RO water that has not been remineralized is devoid of essential minerals, and that can be potentially problematic in the long term. This recent eco-epidemiological study of 13,723 girls and 16,161 boys noted that – among other issues – low-mineral water can retard height growth and increase the possibility of dental decay.

          If you have or want to buy an RO water system, we recommend that you keep it to deep clean your water, and then hook up a Tyent water ionizer so that you get healthy antioxidants and minerals in your water. Not only is owning a water ionizer more environmentally friendly, as you won’t need to buy and recycle hundreds of plastic bottles, but it’s better for your health in the long term, too. Give us a call at 855-893-6887 so our water ionizer experts can discuss the benefits of our machines with you and explain the hookup.

    1. Hi, Stojko. Thanks for the comment and for sharing your opinion. We don’t suggest drinking RO water because your body needs healthy minerals and it gets a lot of minerals from mineral-rich water. Since RO water has none, it can be a big problem for your body. Reverse osmosis removes the bad stuff from your water as well as the good minerals that your body needs. Please do more research on the dangers to your health from drinking reverse osmosis water. You can browse our blog for more informative articles on alkaline water and its positive impact on your health.

    1. Hi, Azhar. Research has proven that alkaline water provides numerous benefits for our bodies, and our water ionizers and happy customers are proof of that. Thanks for your comment about reverse osmosis and alkaline water.

  7. Hi what are the main benefits of a water ionizer versus an RO filter? My family and I have one and I’m thinking about making the switch after reading this.

    Thanks

    1. Hi, Richard. We’re so happy to hear you were convinced by our article! We’d love to help you learn more about the RO filtration system and its detailed process.

      We also recommend reading our Water Ionizer Cheat Sheet if you want more information. Our water ionizer experts would love to discuss the good things about our machines with you, so call us at 855-893-6887.

    1. Hi, Alexa! Thanks for visiting Tyent’s blog. Alkaline water provides numerous health benefits, so we’re pleased to hear you’re drinking it and loving it.

      If your friends are interested in learning more about Tyent water ionizers, then they can give us a call! We’ll happily compare any water ionizers that they’re currently considering side by side. Please give one of our water experts a call at 855-893-6887 so that we can answer any questions you might have.

    1. Hi, Marce. It’s good that the cartridge you have adds the minerals back in. However, drinking a pH of 11 is really high, and we suggest drinking up to a 9.5 pH only. It’s also important to get molecular hydrogen in your water, which you can get from a Tyent water ionizer or from Tyent’s new Hybrid unit.

      While we don’t suggest drinking reverse osmosis (RO) water as it isn’t as rich in minerals as our alkaline water, we do try to point to the fact that drinking RO water on a short-term basis is frequently necessary and, in some cases, life-saving. Most people would not find that their health is adversely affected by drinking RO water for a limited period of time. In the case of municipal RO water programs, the water is likely to be remineralized to stabilize it before use. However, it is the case that RO water that has not been remineralized is devoid of essential minerals, and that can be potentially problematic in the long term. This recent eco-epidemiological study of 13,723 girls and 16,161 boys noted that – among other issues – low-mineral water can retard height growth and increase the possibility of dental decay.

      Instead, we recommend that you keep your reverse osmosis machine to deep clean your water, and then hook up a Tyent water ionizer so that you get more healthy antioxidants and minerals in your water. What you don’t want to do is take out all of the minerals in your water and then drink it because your body needs these minerals, and water is a big part of where your body gets these minerals from. Not only is owning a water ionizer more environmentally friendly, as you won’t need to buy and recycle hundreds of plastic bottles, but it’s better for your health in the long term, too. Give us a call at 855-893-6887 so our water ionizer experts can discuss the benefits of our machines with you and explain the hookup.

  8. How can you trust an opinion of manufacturer of essentially a competing product? You can’t. Simple as that. I agree that certain minerals are essential for good health but too much can be worse than not enough. And let’s be real. Unless water is absolutely all that you ever consume, than such a minuscule amount of minerals missed when drinking ro water isn’t really worth going crazy over.

    1. Hi, Martin,

      We can understand how you would come to your conclusion about us being a competing product to reverse osmosis, but we’re really not. It would be very easy for us to sell RO systems, and we’re not saying that RO systems are all bad when used correctly (i.e. use an RO to clean your water, and then remineralize it – and then ionizer it). In fact, a lot of our customers with very contaminated water use an RO system in addition to hooking up a water ionizer. Here’s why: RO water lacks the essential minerals that your body needs. While our bodies get a lot of those minerals from the food we eat, drinking mineral-rich water greatly supplements this process. Reverse osmosis removes the bad stuff from your water as well as the good minerals that your body needs.

      RO water that has not been remineralized can be potentially problematic in the long term. This recent eco-epidemiological study of 13,723 girls and 16,161 boys noted that – among other issues – low-mineral water can retard height growth and increase the possibility of dental decay.

      Alongside the health risks, this report also draws attention to another important issue with demineralized water; that it is corrosive to metal pipes, containers, and storage tanks, giving rise to the risk of contamination.

      “RO industry has become aware of the reality that long term consumption of demineralised water is not good for health. They are also trying to find solutions to make their RO filtered water healthy.”
      Dr. Rummi Devi Saini, Associate Professor of Chemistry, S. M.D.R.S.D. College, Pathankot, India

      We absolutely support the short-term use of RO water systems in the field and in emergencies – they can be vital in so many situations. The World Health Organization (WHO) took a comprehensive look at minerals in water and the potential risks of reverse osmosis. Ultimately, we align our view with the WHO statement: that long-term consumption, “has a definite adverse influence on the animal and human organism.”

      We are very happy to answer any questions that you have about the relative merits of a water ionizer. Thank you once again for your comments and interest.

  9. thanks for sharing the blog information. i have read this blog easily and use the tips for our fullife. the water ionizer is most useful. and again thanks for sharing the water ionizer blog information.

  10. My bore water is 1600 tds, so i have to go for RO system. Already with RO plus alkaline addition purifiers r there. Your system doesn’t do removal of scale to below 300.

    1. Hi, A.K. It’s good that you’re using alkaline purifiers with your RO system. However, having a Tyent water ionizer is still the better, healthier option because you’ll get alkaline water that’s rich with minerals and antioxidants, which your current filters may not give you. This is why we recommend that you keep your reverse osmosis machine to deep clean your water, and then hook up a Tyent water ionizer so that you get healthy antioxidants and minerals in your water, as well. What you don’t want to do is take out all of the minerals in your water and then drink it because your body needs these minerals, and water is a big part of where your body gets these minerals from. Not only is owning a water ionizer more environmentally friendly, as you won’t need to buy and recycle hundreds of plastic bottles, but it’s better for your health in the long term, too. Give us a call at 855-893-6887 so our water ionizer experts can discuss the benefits of our machines with you and explain the hookup.

    1. Hi, Tiffany. While an RO system does get rid of the bad stuff in your water, we don’t recommend relying solely on it as it also removes the essential minerals that your body gets from water. Instead, it’s best to use an RO system along with a water ionizer so that you’re deep cleaning your water and remineralizing it at the same time. With a Tyent water ionizer, you’ll be getting high-quality alkaline water that’s full of minerals and antioxidants, like molecular hydrogen. As the smallest antioxidant in the world, molecular hydrogen can penetrate your blood/brain barrier and energize and hydrate you from deep within your cells. There are over 1,000 clinical studies on the benefits of this antioxidant.

      We can check the quality of your water for free when you sign up for our Water Report. Our water experts would also love to talk to you about our water ionizers and how to remove the contaminants in your water, so please give us a call at 855-893-6887.

  11. Yes whole house reverse osmosis system makes sense now also as it saves lot of cost. Reverse osmosis is a filtration process that forces your water through a series of fine membranes. The main reason for installing reverse osmosis systems in homes is to provide clean drinking water for families.

    1. Hi, Luciana. We want to be clear that reverse osmosis water is not good for drinking unless it is remineralized before drinking. In emergency situations, drinking reverse osmosis (RO) water for a short-term period of 4 to 6 weeks, is frequently necessary and, in some cases, life-saving and may not immediately affect your health. RO does remove contaminants from your water but it isn’t the best method out there. We don’t suggest drinking RO water because your body needs healthy minerals, which it absorbs from mineral-rich water as a supplement to the nutrients we get in our diet. Since RO water has none, it can be a big problem for your health.

      Municipal RO water programs likely remineralize the water to stabilize it before use. However, RO water that has not been remineralized is devoid of essential minerals, and that can be potentially problematic in the long term. This recent eco-epidemiological study of 13,723 girls and 16,161 boys noted that – among other issues – low-mineral water can retard height growth and increase the possibility of dental decay.

      Alongside these health risks, we also want to draw attention to another important issue with demineralized water: that it is corrosive to metal pipes, containers, and storage tanks, which can lead to the risk of contamination.

      If you have or want to buy an RO water system, we recommend that you keep it to deep clean your water, and then hook up a Tyent water ionizer so that you get healthy antioxidants and minerals in your water. Not only is owning a water ionizer more environmentally friendly, as you won’t need to buy and recycle hundreds of plastic bottles, but it’s better for your health in the long term, too. Give us a call at 855-893-6887 so our water ionizer experts can discuss the benefits of our machines with you and explain the hookup.

    1. Hi, Cindy. Yes, our dual active carbon filters are able to get rid of volatile organic compounds or VOCs along with a multitude of other toxic matter, like dust, rust, and over 200 contaminants, including lead, beryllium, chlorine, fluoride*, and Chromium-6* (*with specialty pre-filters installed). Our second filter combines active carbon and ceramics to filter out the harmful chemicals and keep the minerals in your water. You can read our filtration report to see how effective our dual filtration systems are. Plus, these Ultra Filters have the same 0.01-micron filtration power as kidney dialysis machines.

      We’re also proud to say that Tyent is the only company with pre-filters specially designed to remove 99.9% of Chromium-6. It’s a 4-stage filtration system with a 6-month lifespan. Find out more about these pre-filters in our Chromium-6 pre-filter video.

  12. What about this ‘add unrefined Himalayan pink salt to your RO water or distilled water to put the minerals back into the water’? I’ve been reading about this recently and quite frankly it’s all a bit confusing, I just want healthy good mineral water to drink. I read that the recommended amount of salt is half a teaspoon to 1 gallon of distilled or RO water. What are you thoughts on this? Thanks.

    1. Hi, Noel. Thanks for your engaging question. Adding Himalayan salt might be a temporary solution to cleanse your bottled water and fill it with essential minerals that distillation and reverse osmosis get rid of. However, too much salt generally isn’t good for our bodies. Ingesting too much salt, even Himalayan salt, can lead to illnesses. The salt content that you consume may accumulate if you keep using Himalayan salt to remineralize each gallon of water that you drink.

      Even if your body isn’t negatively affected by the salt, drinking distilled water by the bottle adds more plastic waste to the environment. Also, RO water that has not been remineralized is devoid of essential minerals, and that can be potentially problematic in the long term, which is why we only advise drinking it for a short-term period of about four to six weeks. This recent eco-epidemiological study of 13,723 girls and 16,161 boys noted that – among other issues – low-mineral water can retard height growth and increase the possibility of dental decay.

      It’s better and more cost-effective to switch to drinking alkaline water, especially Tyent’s. Our water ionizers not only fill your drinking source with the essential minerals that distilled water and RO water lack, but they also produce molecular hydrogen, the most powerful antioxidant on the planet. Please check out the 1,000 studies on the benefits of molecular hydrogen.

      To learn more about the benefits of alkaline water, give one of our experts a call at 855-893-6887.

    1. Hi, Caroline. If you want to keep your RO machine, we recommend that you just hook it up to a Tyent water ionizer so that you get healthy antioxidants and minerals in your water, as well. What you don’t want to do is take out all of the minerals in your water and then drink it because your body needs these minerals, and water is a big part of where your body gets these minerals from.

      If you want to get rid of your RO machine entirely, then getting a Tyent water ionizer on its own is the best choice. Our ionizers get rid of over 200 contaminants (check out our third-party filtration report) and fill your water with essential minerals and antioxidants. Also, not only is owning a water ionizer more environmentally friendly, as you won’t need to buy and recycle hundreds of plastic bottles, but it’s better for your health in the long term, too. Give us a call at 855-893-6887 so our water ionizer experts can discuss the benefits of our machines with you and explain the hookup.

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