Water purified by Reverse Osmosis, a filtration process known worldwide to be the best way to purify drinking water. The process eliminates the possibility of bacteria and biofilm growth, leaving the water 98% pure. This article lists several benefits of drinking purified water.
Reverse Osmosis uses the natural flow of molecules through semi-permeable membranes to separate substances dissolved in them based on their relative solubility. Reverse Osmosis involves pumping water at high pressure through the membrane that filters out larger molecules, including ions of impurities, retaining smaller ones i.e. purified water.
It should be noted that Reverse Osmosis purified water has an optimum pH level of 6.5 to 8; hence any other variation will lead to contamination causing severe health problems such as cancer, kidney malfunctioning, arthritis, among others.
Drinking water improves an individual’s hydration, especially in hot weather when the body loses excessive moisture, but why is purification over simple filtration better?
Because Reverse Osmosis dissolves not only ions and salts, it removes many types of suspended chemical species and biological (bacteria) from the water, an ability most filters are not capable of.
Purified water can improve brain function because it contains essential minerals necessary for proper neurological activity. Individuals prone to migraines reported that their frequency was reduced significantly after drinking purified water.
It has been found effective in treating gout by flushing out excess uric acid from the body system, hence preventing gout attacks before it occurs.
It can also reduce cholesterol levels in the body by preventing or slowing down the constriction of arteries. The reduction in cholesterol is attributed to purified water’s capability to flush out toxins from the system, including bile acids responsible for increasing cholesterol production in the liver.
Purified water aids in weight loss because it provides essential minerals and nutrients required by the body without adding unnecessary calories from sugar, fat, or protein.
It can help prevent/reduce kidney stones by lowering urine PH levels to less than seven, thus preventing crystals from growing over time in the urinary system, resulting in kidney stones formation.