There are lots of mineral water benefits – retailers of reverse osmosis type filtration units know this. They also know their design indiscriminately removes all minerals from any water filtered.
To counter one of the many inherent flaws in their filtration concept, some companies are adding another step to their designs. They are then referring to their units as mineral revitalization water purification systems.
What they are doing is artificially adding minerals after their primary filters remove them, leaving water with basically the same mineral content as before filtration. While any mineral water benefits are better than no mineral water benefits, these companies are asking you to pay big bucks for something you already have.
Mineral water benefits range from reducing swelling of joints and muscles, increased immune system function, and treatment of certain chronic diseases. Removing minerals and electrolytes from your water is just not a good idea.
Reverse osmosis retailers know this, but until recently based their careers on keeping us ignorant of the fact the design must remove minerals and electrolytes from water. To gloss over these facts, they’re rebranding their products as mineral revitalization water purification systems.
The problem with all mineral revitalization water purification systems is the “re.”
The “re” means the core design of the filter was developed to remove anything heavier than water. The main purpose is desalination, or turning ocean water into drinking water.
Since electrolytes and minerals are also heavier than water, this means they must be removed as well. It is not the filter’s fault, but you would be paying these companies to remove mineral water benefits and then add them back later.
Home reverse osmosis manufacturers and retailers are hoping you won’t know your tap water already has a sufficient amount of naturally occurring minerals.
They’re hoping you think the only other way to gain mineral water benefits is to buy mineral water by the bottle. They’re trying to sell you on the idea that their mineral revitalization water purification systems will give you something you wouldn’t otherwise have.
The problem is, adding another step to the reverse osmosis design isn’t solving any of the design’s issues, it is simply covering them up with a few big and official sounding words.
Rather than throw money away on mineral revitalization water purification systems, designs that have become so obsessed with correcting their flaws, and are large, expensive, redundant space-hoggers, you could just avoid them altogether and purchase an activated carbon filtration unit.
Despite all the new (and old) technology on the market, activated carbon technology is still the most effective. The design efficiently scrubs away any harmful contaminates without stealing any mineral water benefits.
Not to mention any unit that claims to be able to do anything beyond desalination will also have an activated carbon component. Meaning any product referring to itself as mineral revitalization water purification systems will not only waste time and space reintroducing the minerals and electrolytes they remove, their core design is also completely dependent upon a third system to function at all.