What is osmosis water?

There is a lot of talk about osmosis water - about its purity, about possible health effects and about possible dangers that it poses. What exactly is osmosis water, and what it actually has and health and household properties and effects, is therefore explained here.

Recovery of osmosis water

Osmosis water is recovered in reverse osmosis plants. Such systems are also available for the household.

It is the end product of the osmosis process. The production requires a lot of energy and a very high amount of water for rinsing. For recovery of one liter of osmosis water about 3 liters of water are needed.

Properties of osmosis water

Osmosis water is almost completely pure. It is similar to distilled water. Only a very small residual content of the previously dissolved substances still remains in the water.

Osmosis water also contains no ions and dissolved salts and no minerals. It is a kind of demineralized water.

Due to the absence of minerals and ions, its pH drops to 5, as with distilled water. It reacts as a slightly acidic, very soft water (hardness zero) also aggressive. This can lead to cables being exposed to higher corrosion.

Solving soap, which requires minerals in the water, also works harder with osmosis water. For all drinking water contaminants are removed from the water.

Disadvantages for the health

Some people swear that osmosis water is especially healthy. This is medically but not tenable.

Due to the absence of minerals, it also reacts aggressively in the human body and releases a large number of important and vital trace elements and electrolytes from the body. Most people in the Western world already have a serious mineral deficiency anyway.

In particular, the reduction of sodium in the human body can not only be harmful in the long term, but also dangerous. If the sodium level in the blood plasma falls below a certain value, severe symptoms also occur in the heart control. In the acute case, this can even lead to death.

Tips & Tricks

Reverse osmosis systems are expensive and cause high operating costs. Their use in the household is certainly not required due to the strictly controlled drinking water quality in Germany.

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