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Do You Know that Your RO Water Has Serious Health Implications

  • Posted on April 20, 2023
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Drinking reverse osmosis (RO) water has some potential drawbacks, although it is considered safe for most people. Here are a few possible side effects of drinking RO water:

To minimize the potential side effects of drinking RO water

Low mineral content: The RO process removes most minerals from the water, including essential ones like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Consuming water with low mineral content may not provide the necessary minerals your body needs for various functions, such as maintaining bone health and electrolyte balance.


Drinking reverse osmosis (RO) water has some potential drawbacks, although it is considered safe for most people
Homemade Reserve Osmosis Filter (Image Credit: Tetiana Garkusha/istock/Getty Image)

Leaching of minerals from the body: Some studies suggest that drinking demineralized water, like RO water, may cause the body to lose essential minerals. This is because the water may leach minerals from the body to maintain an osmotic balance, potentially leading to mineral deficiencies.



Taste: RO water can taste flat or bland due to the removal of minerals and other impurities. Some people may find this less appealing than water with a higher mineral content, like mineral water or tap water.

Environmental impact: While this is not a direct side effect of drinking RO water, it is essential to consider the environmental impact of using RO systems. These systems generate wastewater during the purification process, which can contribute to water waste if not properly managed.

Maintenance: RO systems require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance, including filter replacement and cleaning. Failure to maintain the system can result in reduced effectiveness and potential contamination of the purified water.


RO process removes most minerals from the water, including essential ones like calcium, magnesium, and potassium
Poring purified RO water to the Glass (Image : ANI)

To minimize the potential side effects of drinking RO water, you can opt for an RO system with a remineralization stage, which reintroduces essential minerals back into the purified water. Additionally, maintaining a balanced diet rich in essential minerals can help ensure that your body receives the necessary nutrients. Always consult a healthcare professional if you have concerns about the water you drink and its potential impact on your health.


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