While water's chemical composition is as basic as H2O, it is actually a very complex liquid. A variety of factors influence its composition, the resulting natural water contains traces of gases, minerals, organic water, and even pathogens in its raw form. As a result, no groundwater or surface water source has ever been chemically pure H2O. Every country has set maximum allowable limits on the quantity of dissolved inorganic and organic components in water to ensure that the water we drink is safe for human consumption.
These tolerable values are based on a number of criteria, including the natural environment, soil conditions, and other community characteristics. While some dissolved components are harmful to human health, others, such as dissolved critical minerals (such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and others), are essential for our overall well-being. However, certain water filtration procedures remove these essential dissolved minerals. We lose the added health benefits of these minerals when we drink the dematerialized water.
WHAT IS DEMINERALIZED WATER?
The method of reverse osmosis (RO) is frequently used for water treatment. Pathogens, pollutants, and, sadly, mineral ions are removed by forcing pressurized water over a semi-permeable membrane. Previously, RO water purification was limited to laboratories and industry, but, as water pollution has increased, RO water purification has spread to the average person, who now uses RO water filters to purify water for daily use.
It's important to remember that while RO provides pure water, it also removes certain minerals that are necessary for human health. Consumption of mineral-depleted water has negative consequences for our health.
POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES ON OUR HEALTH
Drinking water with low mineral content, such as water with low TDS (Total Dissolved Salts), disrupts our bodies' balance. Furthermore, when a low mineral intake is combined with mineral loss through urine excretion, a further mineral imbalance occurs, which has been proven to have a negative impact on hormone secretion, renal function, and bone mineral density. An increase in the removal of important minerals such as sodium, calcium, chloride, and potassium ions cause an electrolyte imbalance by disrupting the blood's delicate osmotic pressure.
Increased excretion of vital minerals such as sodium, calcium, chloride, and potassium ions disrupt the blood's delicate osmotic pressure, resulting in an electrolyte imbalance.
- 1. CARDIO VASCULAR, NEUROLOGICAL AND DEVELOPMENT IMPACT: Although water is not a major source of calcium and magnesium, research has linked low-calcium and low-magnesium water consumption to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, pediatric fractures, preterm birth or low birth weight, and certain neurodegenerative diseases, among other things, when compared to natural water consumption.
- 2. IMPLICATIONS ON BONE STRENGTH, BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD FORMATION: The human body requires specific minerals and micronutrients to function properly. Natural water enriched with minerals, plants that flourish in such water, and animals that consume these plants are all sources of such nutrients. Mineral components from water are more easily absorbed in the body than those from dietary sources, according to research. Increased intake of junk food, which is naturally devoid of critical nutrients, along with the use of dematerialized RO water, has a significant negative impact on human health. Calcium insufficiency causes brittle bones, magnesium and potassium deficiency causes high blood pressure, and low iron intake from dematerialized water causes blood formation to be disrupted.
- 3. INCREASES RISK OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS: pH is a measurement of acidity or alkalinity in a solution, with a range of six to eight being neutral and lower values being acidic. The pH of water obtained by the RO filtration process is low. Long-term drinking of low pH water has negative health consequences, including an increased risk of kidney disease and gastrointestinal problems.
It is suggested to add minerals in the water treated from RO when used for drinking purposes. In this way, both pure water as well as mineralized water will benefit our health.
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