The most misunderstood home filtered water may be bad for your health!
Reverse Osmosis systems are sold all of the time without giving accurate health information regarding drinking this "PURE" water. Yes, it is pure water! So, how can that be bad for you?
Let's look at pure water at the molecular state. It is defined as H20. Did you know that pure H20 does not exist in nature? No, it is not because we humans have desecrated the earth and ruined all of the water. It is because it likely never existed. Huh? The water molecule is extremely unstable. What does that mean? In simple terms, it does not like being H20. It wants to latch on to another type of molecule in order for it to become stable. The lack of stability is why all faucets that pass Reverse Osmosis water through them have to be certified. Certified regarding what? Well, the first culprit is lead. Even tiny traces of lead will latch on to the H20 molecule and strip it from the base metal. We all know lead is very dangerous to breathe or ingest, so all R/O faucets contain no lead, mercury, arsenic or other nasty metals.
So, if the faucet is fine, why is the water not so healthy to drink?
Remember what I said above? Water is unstable and likes to attach to other molecules? Well, when you drink pure water, it hunts down minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and other trace minerals (in your system) and combines them with the pure water and you urinate them out of your system!
This is a quote from the World Health Organization.
“Demineralised water that has not been remineralized, or low-mineral content water – in the light of the absence or substantial lack of essential minerals in it – is not considered ideal drinking water, and therefore, its regular consumption may not be providing adequate levels of some beneficial nutrients.”Wow, I bet the folks that sold you an R/O system didn't tell you that! Well, don't be too alarmed. Simply go to your regular doctor, explain you are drinking distilled water as your regular source of water (distilled water is basically R/O water). Ask your doctor which supplements you should be taking and how often. You might want to get a blood test prior and then 6 months later.
There are some areas in the country where R/O is the only option. That being said, I speak to clients almost weekly who are about to invest in a costly R/O system with no need whatsoever. There are alternate, less expensive and healthier options out there.
I have studied water systems for over 20 years and have a great deal of information to share beyond what you read here. If interested, give me a call. 407-880-6903 Dino Rachiele, A.C.S.D.
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