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We all know that Reverse Osmosis is one of the best options when it comes to purifying your drinking water, but there are some things that its owners don’t know, and some questions that need to be answered.
First off, let’s explain for those who don’t know how exactly a RO system works.
The RO system effectively removes 99% percent of all harmful contaminants, all with the help of the membrane and the special filters.
The Reverse Osmosis system stops anything larger than 0.0001 microns from getting into your glass.
This all sounds great, but, and there’s always a but, here’s the most important thing you need to know about the RO system.
Even though it removes all known harmful contaminants in the drinking water, it also removes all of the other healthy minerals your body needs, on the other hand, the good news is you can remineralize the RO water.
Now, we gathered some information to answer the question “How to remineralize water after reverse osmosis”, and it looks easier than ever.
Why Should You Remineralize Your RO water?
We are going to start with the reason, why you should remineralize your RO water, and here’s a few important reasons.
- First off, the minerals. We all know the importance of minerals, and as we mentioned earlier the RO system takes them away along with the harmful contaminants. So if you don’t remineralize the RO water you are going to miss out on many important minerals, like calcium, sodium, and magnesium.
- The taste. Because the water loses its minerals, the taste changes, so if you have any problem with the new taste of the water, we suggest you start remineralizing your water.
- The pH level. When the water loses its minerals, it also has a lower pH level. So remineralizing the water will help get a higher pH level, meaning your body will be able to absorb the drinking water easily.
How To Remineralize RO water?
Here are a few of the most simple ways to remineralize your water.
- Use salt that is rich in minerals. Now before you go and grab your table salt, hear us out. One of the best ways to remineralize your water is using Himalayan salt. It has more than 80 minerals, it’s cheap and it’s very easy to find. The way to use it to put a pinch of salt into your water glass, or just a tablespoon in a gallon of water. Simple but effective.
- We suggest you use an alkaline pitcher. Now, this is maybe the most simple way to add minerals and get the pH level higher. The alkaline pitchers are excellent in remineralizing water, and there’s a lot of quality ones on the market as well.
- Another way is to use mineral drops. This is also a way that requires little to almost no work done. All you have to do is add a few drops to your drinking water. These drops can be found almost everywhere, and are somewhere between $15.
- Green blends. This might be the healthiest way we found. With the use of vegetable and seed powder, you can remineralize your water to the maximum. Now here’s one downside to this, the water turns green…so if you can drink green water, this way is definitely the right one for you.
Now we put some effort into finding the best, easiest and healthiest ways to remineralize your water, but we have to admit they all seem really easy, with almost no work for something of great importance.
So we leave it up to you to decide which way is the best way for you, but no matter which way you choose you won’t be wrong.
Wayne is a water quality expert – The founder of Water Filter Data. He has a degree in microbiology and his field of expertise is drinking water. His goal is to allow for clean and healthy water for as many people as possible.