Dangers of Reverse Osmosis Water – Updated Blog for 2021

What is reverse osmosis water and why is it considered both a brilliant emergency resource but a health hazard if drunk on a regular basis?

We’re here to find out!

Dangers of Reverse Osmosis Water

 

 

What Is Reverse Osmosis Water?
Does Reverse Osmosis Work?
Why is Reverse Osmosis Water ‘Too’ Clean?
What Are the Dangers of Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water?
Reverse Osmosis Water and Water Waste
Is a Water Ionizer Better than Reverse Osmosis?

What Is Reverse Osmosis Water?

Reverse osmosis water is defined as ‘purified water.’ It means that all the sediment, heavy metals, hard minerals, nutrients, viruses, and bacteria (both good and bad) are no longer present.

Reverse osmosis water is produced by applying pressure to force undrinkable water through semi-permeable membranes in order to remove particles and contaminants from the water.

Does Reverse Osmosis Work?

When executed properly, reverse osmosis works well – too well. And that’s the problem.

Why is Reverse Osmosis Water ‘Too’ Clean?

The process of reverse osmosis is incredibly efficient. It removes everything from contaminated water, and we mean everything.

The problem is that reverse osmosis also strips the water of the essential minerals that the human body needs to thrive and be healthy. It is because of this that while reverse osmosis is brilliant and positively lifesaving in emergency situations, it is completely unsuitable for drinking every day in place of regular water.

In fact, the World Health Organization underlined this very thing by publishing a report that made plain its concerns about drinking reverse osmosis water in the long term.

What Are the Dangers of Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water?

Reverse osmosis water can be considered ‘unstable’ due to its complete lack of minerals. When it comes into contact with a potential source of minerals, it will attempt to aggressively bond with them. In the human body, that means that it will seek to re-mineralize itself by drawing on the minerals in bones and teeth. Demineralized water will also drastically reduce the minerals and vitamins from any food cooked in it for the same reason

“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

Also, reverse osmosis water is less hydrating than even untreated tap water. This is because it contains zero mineral electrolytes which support healthy hydration.

Reverse Osmosis Water and Water Waste

Reverse osmosis is not an efficient way to clean water for regular daily consumption. In order to remove contaminants, reverse osmosis systems can waste up to 85% of the water it processes. On average, 4 gallons of wastewater is produced to every gallon of potable water.

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

Tom Scherer, Ph.D., and Roxanne Johnson

Is a Water Ionizer Better than Reverse Osmosis?

Yes, ionized water from a Tyent Water Ionizer contains naturally occurring, bioavailable essential minerals to support good health. Our bodies cannot thrive and be healthy and strong without them.

Each glass of Tyent ionized alkaline water contains high levels of potent antioxidants and thousands of bubbles of therapeutic molecular hydrogen. It is ultra-hydrating and filtered to produce clean, safe, delicious water – and complete peace of mind for you.

 

Here to Help!

Do you have any questions about why a water ionizer is better for you than reverse osmosis? We’re right here to answer them! Call our team at 855-TYENT-US (855-893-6887).

 

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