RO water is NOT good!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

There are some folks out there who believe that it is safe to drink distilled and reverse osmosis water, claiming there are no potential health risks - although there is never any supporting data associated with these claims, only to the contrary. These same few folks also claim that distilled water has a neutral pH... even though any litmus paper or a pH meter can see the pH is usually between 5.2 - 6pH, and drops lower as it sits exposed to open air. Why then would anyone say that it is safe to drink distilled and R.O. water, even though basic chemistry tells us differently?

Zoltan P. Rona Md MSc stated that "fasting using distilled water can be dangerous because of the rapid loss of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride) and trace minerals like magnesium, deficiencies of which can cause heart beat irregularities and high blood pressure. Cooking foods in distilled water pulls the minerals out of them and lowers their nutrient value." He also mentioned that "distilled water is an active absorber and when it comes into contact with air, it absorbs carbon dioxide, making it acidic. The more distilled water a person drinks, the higher the body acidity becomes."

It is ok to take RO water every once in a while (once in a week) to
cleanse or detoxify the system but be careful not to drink too much of it as it can be deadly.