Effects of Demineralised water on body functions

Effects of Demineralised water on body functions

Reverse Osmosis (RO) and low mineral content water whose TDS is less than 100 can have negative taste characteristics to which the consumer may adapt with time. This water is also reported to be less thirst quenching.

Consuming water of low mineral content has a negative effect on homeostasis mechanisms, compromising the mineral and water metabolism in the body and increases the urine output. An increase in urine output (i.e., increased diuresis) is associated with an increase in excretion of major intra- and extracellular ions from the body fluids, their negative balance, and changes in body water levels and functional activity of some body water management-dependent hormones, decreases serum potassium concentration, increases the elimination of sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium ions from the body. It was thought that low-mineral water acts on osmoreceptors of the gastrointestinal tract, causing an increased flow of sodium ions into the intestinal lumen and slight reduction in osmotic pressure in the portal venous system with subsequent enhanced release of sodium into the blood as an adaptation response. This osmotic change in the blood plasma results in the redistribution of body water; that is, there is an increase in the total extracellular fluid volume and the transfer of water from erythrocytes and interstitial fluid into the plasma and between intracellular and interstitial fluids. In response to the changed plasma volume, baroreceptors and volume receptors in the bloodstream are activated, inducing a decrease in aldosterone release and thus an increase in sodium elimination. Reactivity of the volume receptors in the vessels may result in a decrease in ADH release and an enhanced diuresis. Inadequate body water redistribution between compartments may compromise the function of vital organs.

Symptoms at the very beginning of this condition include tiredness, weakness and headache; more severe symptoms are muscular cramps and impaired heart rate. The so-called “water intoxication” (hyponatremic shock) may also occur with rapid ingestion of excessive amounts not only of low-mineral water but also tap water. The “intoxication” risk increases with decreasing levels of TDS.

It can be easily derived from above theory that demineralised water has negative effect on metabolism and other body functions and it is also mentioned in the study by World Health Organization.

You can view the study in detail on page number 150 by clicking “https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/43403/9241593989_eng.pdf?sequence=1

After reading, I am sure you will immediately want to get rid of water machine at home which demineralises the water and switch to a technology which can provide you mineral water and keep you and your loved ones healthy.

Visit www.hunzalivewater.in to know more about such technology and be part of the next revolution.



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