Is RO water healthy? Is reverse osmosis filtered water good or bad for you? Do you need to drink treated water? Today, we will discuss this topic.
First of all, we understand what is reverse osmosis process, how does reverse osmosis work?
What is reverse osmosis?
Reverse osmosis (RO) is typically used to desalinate salt water or seawater into drinking water. People started boiling water in ancient times to get safe water, but it does not remove salt water. So, they invented condensation process to gain drinkable water. Desalination was achieved by heating water and condensing the steam (distillation): great on a small scale, if you’re a sailor using the sun to produce a cup of water, but terribly energy expensive on a large scale. RO was a game changer when it became commercially available in the mid 20th century. By using an ultrafine reverse osmosis membrane to push the water through, it leaves salt and impurities on one side and pure water on the other accordingly.
How does reverse osmosis system work?
Reverse Osmosis (RO) is the process of purifying water through a semi-permeable membrane to remove unwanted contaminants and molecules. In regular osmosis, as demonstrated in a thousand high school science lessons across the land, freshwater and salt (or sugar) water are separated by a semi-permeable membrane. The water migrates through the membrane from the weak to the strong solution until the water is equally salty (or sugary) on both sides accordingly.
Meanwhile, this process can be reversed if pressure is applied to the stronger solution. When that happens, water migrates through the semi-permeable membrane away from the dissolved solids. Hence, iIt is this process that is used in reverse osmosis to separate dissolved salts and minerals from your feed water. So, it’s more effective than using inline filter cartridges (which usually use carbon as filter media) and results in up to 98% rejection of dissolved contaminants.
Is reverse osmosis water healthy to drink?
Many people and especially parents are concerned about using Reverse Osmosis Water. Because they are thinking that reverse osmosis removes beneficial minerals from water. But i tell you one scientific fact, if you drink a full of bathtub water per a day, you might not get 10% of the minerals your body needs. And also, without reverse osmosis you would rather risk drinking water potentially filled with contaminants such as lead, chromium 6, arsenic, nitrate, chloramine and about over 30.000 other chemicals which reverse osmosis easily remove from your water. And do you know you cannot remove these dangerous minerals by boiling your water.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that drinking water should contain 10 mg/L of Magnesium, 100 mg/L dissolved salts, 30 mg/L of Calcium and 30 mg/L of bicarbonate ion accordingly. Hence, a chapter in the WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. But there is no scientific result, if your water mineral content is less than this level.
How many grams mineral my body need per a day?
First of all, you have to understand that our body need minerals and vitamin. So, if you are thinking that you can get minerals from drinking water, it is wrong. As a result, you cannot drink such a big amount of water. Daily one person (adult) can drink 2L water. And fresh water’s total minerals content is about 500 mg/liter accordingly. It means that in one liter, there are 500mg minerals. 2 liters make 1000mg minerals. And now we check how many grams of minerals and which minerals our body needs?
- Adults ages 19-50: 1,000 milligrams per day
- Women age 51 and older: 1,200 milligrams per day
- Men age 51 – 70: 1,000 milligrams per day
- Men 71 and older: 1,200 milligrams per day
- Men: 550 milligrams per day
- Women: 425 milligrams per day
- Pregnant women: 450 milligrams per day
- Breastfeeding women: 550 milligrams per day
- Men ages 19-50: 35 micrograms per day
- Women ages 19-50: 25 micrograms per day, unless pregnant or breastfeeding
- Pregnant women: 30 micrograms per day
- Breastfeeding women: 45 micrograms per day
- Men age 51 and up: 30 micrograms per day
- Women age 51 and up: 20 micrograms per day
- Adults: 900 micrograms per day, unless pregnant or breastfeeding
- Pregnant women: 1,000 micrograms per day
- Breastfeeding women: 1,300 micrograms per day
- Men ages 19-30: 400 milligrams per day
- Men age 31 and up: 420 milligrams per day
- Women ages 19-30: 310 milligrams per day, unless pregnant or breastfeeding
- Women age 31 and up: 320 milligrams per day, unless pregnant or breastfeeding
- Pregnant women: 350-360 milligrams per day
- Breastfeeding women: 310-320 milligrams per day
- Adults: 700 milligrams per day
- Adults ages 19-50: up to 1,500 milligrams per day
- Adults ages 51-70: up to 1,300 milligrams per day
- Adults age 71 and up: up to 1,200 milligrams per day
This list is continuing, and as you see, you cannot get necessary minerals from water by drinking accordingly. Because it is not enough, as I told you before, if you drink one standard full of bathtub water, maybe you just cover 10% of your body need. If you ask any expert in diet or medical, they tell you it is better to remove dangerous minerals from your water and get necessary minerals from your daily diet than drink contaminated water. So, reverse osmosis water is not bad for your body and health.
Where and how we get most of beneficial minerals for our body?
We get most of minerals and vitamin by our daily diet.
- Milk and dairy foods
Hence, they are containing plenty of minerals inside which quite enough for your body.
Why do we need minerals?
Minerals are necessary for 3 main reasons:
- building strong bones and teeth
- controlling body fluids inside and outside cells
- turning the food, you eat into energy
Does Reverse Osmosis remove bacteria and viruses?
And also, do not forget reverse osmosis also remove all bacteria, viruses and microorganism from your water. Maybe you are thinking that you are living in developed city, your city management uses highest technology to clean water, and they supply to you most clean water. I agree on this one, but how you can be sure when there is a problem on underground water pipes, for example, pipes were damaged, and water was contaminated with outside or everything is good, but your water storage tank is not clean enough. So, I suggest you that don’t put yourself and your family at risk. So, reverse osmosis water is most healthy water for you and for your child.
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