Why Reverse Osmosis Is NOT the Answer to Chromium-6

Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 6, 2018 7:00 am

 
The cancer-causing contaminant Chromium-6, brought to the public gaze by Erin Brockovich, is at levels exceeding public health goals in 50 states.

Chromium-6 – Here to Stay?

Millions of people are trying to find a workable solution to protect themselves and their families and to avoid drinking contaminated water.  

What Reverse Osmosis Water Does to the Pipeline

A reverse osmosis water system is sometimes touted as a possible solution on both a domestic and municipal level.  After all, it removes contaminants and that’s the goal, right?

Unfortunately, reverse osmosis is not a solution on either front.  On a city-wide basis, aside from the prohibitive cost of building the plant, the stripped-back water – though admittedly free of contaminants

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Crisis in Texas – Is Reverse Osmosis Water as Good as a Water Ionizer?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 3, 2017 7:00 am

 
Our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and it’s wonderful to see the heroic relief efforts of individuals and the large-scale aid that has been arriving since the Tropical storm hit.  

Crisis is often followed by kindness.
Helping Those in Need

Among the companies delivering assistance – in this case 1 million bottles of water – is Nestlé, in an act of charity that will help to repair its image after recent negative publicity.  

Big Companies With Big Hearts

There was also a big-hearted offer from Blackwater Draw Brewing Company, promising that affected residents could collect as much water as they needed.  But this isn’t regular water – it’s reverse osmosis water, used in the

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Is a Water Ionizer Much Better than a Reverse Osmosis Unit?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 25, 2017 7:00 am

 
Reverse osmosis water units are important in survival situations or in war zones where the usual water infrastructure has broken down, for example.  The idea is that dirty water is pumped through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes salt, some bacteria and other contaminants.

Reverse Osmosis = dead water.
Want the Good News First? 

The good news?  It works.  Nearly everything is removed from the water.  The bad news?  That includes the good stuff — the elements we need our drinking water to contain.

That’s not a problem in the very short term.  However, drinking reverse osmosis water as our main source of hydration carries a real risk of denying our bodies the essential minerals we need to thrive.

WHO
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Tyent Water Ionizers Versus the Competition, Part 4: Water Ionizer vs. Reverse Osmosis System

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 24, 2016 12:00 pm

 
We really hope that you’re all enjoying our “How Does an Ionizer Compare to…” series as much as we’re loving putting it together!  We try to be as big on information as we are broad, so hopefully you feel as though you’re getting a clear picture and enough pointers to make an informed decision.

With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at a well-known alternative to an ionizer – a reverse osmosis system.

We give you the facts.  You make the decision.
We give you the facts. You make the decision.

How Great is Reverse Osmosis Water?

Regular readers will know that we’ve talked about RO water before.  As then, we feel the need to acknowledge its immense value in challenging environments: …

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Will My Water Ionizer Work with Reverse Osmosis?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 25, 2016 7:00 am

We’ve written about Reverse Osmosis (RO) water here before, and truth be told, it hasn’t always been in exactly glowing terms.  In short, RO water is entirely free of vital minerals, so while it’s great in an emergency, drinking it frequently, over any significant period of time, can actually cause harm.

Reverse Osmosis water can be safe if used with an ionizer.
Reverse Osmosis water can be safe if used with an ionizer.

Bringing Dead Water Back to Life?

But here’s an interesting thing.  Reverse Osmosis water can be revived from it’s somewhat “dead” state by flowing through an ionizer. RO water is clean, but devoid of goodness.  Running clean Reverse Osmosis water through your ionizer  will re-mineralize and stabilize the water, making it safe and good to drink, …

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3 Reasons to NEVER Drink Reverse Osmosis Water

Posted by: William Poole On April 30, 2016 9:00 am

 
Reverse osmosis. It’s a fancy scientific term to describe a process of water purification, but most people probably don’t know what reverse osmosis (RO) actually is.

Ridiculous scientist with chemistry liquid

That, in itself, is an issue because without understanding the process it is difficult to see the disadvantages of reverse osmosis. After reading this, you will understand that reverse osmosis water is not safe for human consumption long term, nor for the environment.

What is Reverse Osmosis?

Reverse osmosis is a process of removing contaminant from source water by applying pressure and running the water through a series of artificial, semi-permeable membranes. It is used around the world for many different water purification purposes.

At home RO machines are commonly used to “improve” …

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Five Reasons a Water Ionizer is Better than Reverse Osmosis

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 21, 2016 9:00 am

 
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a method of producing clean, drinkable water from seawater, brackish water or any kind of water that contains impurities that untreated, renders it unsuitable for safe drinking.

Only one of these will try to steal your calcium.
Only one of these will try to steal your calcium.

It is produced by pumping water through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes undesirable elements such as salt, effluent, bacteria and particle matter.  Excellent, right?  Well, yes and no.  Let’s take a closer look.

  1. What’s in RO Water?

Not a lot.  Almost everything gets removed.  And that includes the good stuff.  In order to make sure the toxic and undrinkable constituents don’t make it into the drinking water, the minerals that your body needs also get filtered out.  Short …

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Is Alkaline Water As Good For You As Reverse Osmosis Water?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 23, 2016 9:00 am

 
A quick read about Reverse Osmosis water and it sounds great…the water is filtered to remove any of the bad stuff, and what splashes into your glass is pure and clean liquid refreshment.  Well yes, it is.  But that’s all it is.  It’s the watery equivalent of a wasteland.  No life, no minerals. But you could manage without them, maybe?  Take a supplement?

Victim of Crime?  Is Your Water Stealing Your Minerals?
Victim of Crime?  Is Your Water Stealing Your Minerals?

Well, yes you could, but the news about Reverse Osmosis water gets worse.  Not only is it “dead” water, in that it doesn’t deliver anything beneficial to your system except for simple hydration, but it is so mineral-deprived that it actually scavenges minerals from your body.  …

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Tyent Water Ionizers vs Reverse Osmosis Part 2 (Version 2)

Posted by: acray On January 27, 2015 6:19 pm

Yesterday we looked at the way in which the process of Reverse Osmosis works to purify water.  In a nutshell, this is how RO works:  water is forced by pressure through a semi-permeable membrane that allows the water molecules to pass through but not larger molecules like iron, salts and minerals.

glasses of water on a wooden table
How does RO water compare to Tyent Water?

The final product is water that contains fewer impurities, but also has had all the important minerals and salts filtered out.  As mentioned yesterday, many industries rely on non-corrosive RO water for use in the manufacture of their products.

Moreover, drinking water purified by this process requires that those minerals be reintroduced into the water to make it healthier. 

It’s Tyent’s

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The Tyent Alkaline Water Ionizer Company Explains the Reverse Osmosis Process (Updated)

Posted by: acray On January 26, 2015 7:11 pm

 
What is Reverse Osmosis Water and is it better than Tyent Ionized Alkaline Water?  That is an interesting question. We first need to describe what osmosis is before reversing it. 

Nope. Not learning by osmosis.
Nope. She’s not “learning by osmosis.”

Osmosis is a process that occurs naturally in the world.  When plant roots extract water from the ground or your kidneys extract water from the blood that is the natural process of osmosis.

Reverse osmosis or RO, is not a type of water.  Reverse osmosis is the purification process by which regular water is transformed into water that has been purified by reverse osmosis.  The concept and process itself is rather simple. 

Water is introduced into a chamber that is separated from another

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