Is Reverse Osmosis water acidic?
Reverse osmosis water is acidic, to put it simply.
While tap water usually has a pH range of 7.1 to 8.4, reverse osmosis water has a pH of roughly 6.5_ 7, ranging from slightly more acidity to pure form.When this pure water is exposed to air, RO water becomes acidic, with a pH range of 5–5.5.
Why does it happen?
Pure water is a voracious eater. It literally snatches CO2 from the air! A glass of pure RO water can decline from a pH of 7 to 5.5 or below in approximately an hour, resulting in acidic water. Reverse osmosis treated water does not have a pH of more than 7, hence it is not alkaline water. Calcium and other minerals must be added to alkalize it.
Will this have an effect on your health?
Most likely not. Water with a pH of 6.5 is totally safe to drink, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Why does reverse osmosis water become acidic when exposed to air?
Oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams are becoming more acidic as carbon levels in the atmosphere rise. When water absorbs CO2 from the air, it forms a carbonic acid solution.
The chemical reaction is as follows:
H2CO3 = H20 + CO2.
The purer the water supply, the more CO2 it may collect, and the more acidic it will become. Both reverse osmosis and distillation generate very pure water, therefore when exposed to oxygen, both types of water will quickly become acidic.
Reverse osmosis water with a pH of 6.5 would be 10 times acidic than unfiltered water with a pH of 7.5. Before you freak out and start urging all your friends to get rid of their reverse osmosis systems, have a look at the pH values of some other substances:
- Lemon Juice (pH: 2)
- Orange Juice (pH: 3)
- Tomato Juice (pH: 4)
- Black Coffee (pH: 5)
In other words, on a regular basis, you have liquids that are significantly more acidic than RO Water.
Would Reverse Osmosis water impact an Alkaline Diet?
Given the acidity of reverse osmosis water, one would wonder if it might work against an alkaline diet.
While the alkaline diet has certain advantages, nothing you eat or drink (not even reverse osmosis water) will have a significant influence on the pH level of your blood. Your body manages this level quite well on its own.
This isn't to imply that eating an alkaline diet isn't beneficial; the things you consume in this diet will enhance your health. It just doesn't happen the way you think it should!
In reality, the chemicals you'd drink if you didn't have a reverse osmosis filter (or another sort of system) would be far more harmful to your health than any slight acidity. This is why reverse osmosis systems are so popular.
The reverse osmosis treatment makes your water slightly acidic by filtering alkaline minerals. This is very typical and occurs with all the forms of filtration. The rise in acidity is negligible and has surely no effect on your health. Regardless of the matter what you eat, your body maintains a stable internal pH level.
To put it another way, drinking reverse osmosis water won't "throw your blood off balance" or anything.
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