A lot of companies make products that promise you ultra pure water. This sounds delicious and far safer than tap water. Can ultra pure water really be as healthy as it sounds?
The truth is that there are a number of problems with pure water. For starters, not all pure water is even pure. Sure, it is free of minerals and sediment, but what about chemicals and drugs? Furthermore, removing minerals from your water creates a new set of problems entirely. Let’s take a look at pure water and some alternatives that may be far healthier.
First, I want to start by saying that there are a number of forms of “pure water”. What I will be referring to as such in this article is water sent through systems such as distillers and reverse osmosis systems, which are two of the most popular water filtration systems in the United States. The phrase “pure water” is for most companies a subjective term, with everyone having their own definition as it applies to their product.
Now, to begin answering the question at hand. Ultra pure water does sound wonderful. It does in fact have many advantages over tap water, especially in the way of lead removal and the removal of some toxins. It is important, however, to note that these systems do not get rid of every single drug and chemical that is found in tap water.
What is more important, however, is that these systems remove trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium from our water. These minerals are not only beneficial to our health, but a necessary component of water. Drinking only distilled or other mineral free water leads to imbalances and deficiencies in the human body.
There are a number of benefits to drinking water with the minerals left in it. In addition to maintaining homeostasis or balance in the nervous system, there are other health benefits as well. For example, drinking mineralized water is good for cardiovascular health and can help prevent atherosclerotic heart disease.
The toxin remnants and lack of minerals are the biggest problems with pure water. There is also the issue of the cost of maintaining these systems as opposed to more efficient systems, but for the purposes of this article we will be focusing on health reasons. What we are left with after learning these things is the need for a system that can effectively remove toxins and drugs without removing valuable minerals.
What is most recommended for this purpose is a multi-stage unit. Reverse osmosis and distillation systems were not designed for drinking water, but rather for photo developers, who needed mineral free water for their jobs. Multi stage units were developed specifically to provide safe drinking water.
These units effectively clean your water while leaving in all of the valuable trace minerals your body needs. The minerals may mean that it can’t be called ultra pure water, but it is most certainly ultra healthy water. At the end of the day, safety and health are far more important than whether or not you can use a term that does not denote either.
In summary, the problems with pure water can be easily solved. Multi-stage units are far less expensive to operate than other systems and provide a quality of water that goes unmatched by other systems. I recommend looking into these units, as you could end up saving a lot of money while doing a great service to the health of yourself and your family at the same time.