Does a reverse osmosis unit remove minerals that are essential to health?
It’s true that RO units remove minerals—about 95% of the mineral content. But remember water is not a significant source for daily vitamins and minerals. Water only makes up less than 3% of most humans daily diets. You get most of your minerals from food, which provides organic, easily assimilated minerals. The human body is a sophisticated instrument capable of adapting to a wide range of circumstances and capable of thriving in areas having water of high or low mineral content. As long as water is palatable, it’s usually within the body’s acceptable range. The main issue with water is chemicals, not minerals.