With growing consciousness of health and well-being amongst people, we have started re-evaluating our choices by opting for products which are natural, unfiltered and which most importantly benefit their overall health and lifestyle.
While till now, we have been talking about minerals in the context of food and dietary supplements, there is an emerging stream of conversation around Mineral Water Purifiers.
What are mineral water purifiers?
Water before reaching our homes, is carried in the form of rainfall, passing through various layers of soils, seeping through stones and pebbles, and thus getting mineralized during the process. This water is infused with essential minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, etc.
While these minerals are good for health, they often get mixed with various contaminants that are harmful for human body. This is because of the increasing pollution and discharge of wastes into water bodies making it hazardous for human consumption.
Also, it’s crucial to note that while these minerals offer a host of health benefits, any excess amount of these can have adverse health effects. Thus, these minerals are beneficial only when consumed in regulated quantities.
This is where the role of Mineral Water purifiers come into the picture. Mineral water purifiers are in essence RO water purifiers equipped with an additional Mineral Cartridge.
These RO water purifiers remove the harmful impurities present in water along with getting rid of the excess TDS (Total Dissolved Solids containing these minerals) through multiple water purification stages.
Once, the water is purified, the essential minerals are added back into the purified water through the Mineral Cartridge.
This ensures, the water that you consume not only is free of all harmful chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides but is also rich in the essential minerals.
When should you buy a Mineral Water purifier?
A mineral water purifier is needed only when your water contains a high level of TDS i.e. more than 300ppm. Water with a high level of TDS tastes salty and may not be suitable for consumption.
An excess of TDS indicates presence of large amount of total dissolved solids in your source of water which could only be removed through the process of Reverse Osmosis (RO) water purification.
An RO water purifier removes the excess TDS along with other impurities like chemicals, heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, etc.
Along with the TDS, the minerals are also flushed out with the impurities. Hence, an RO water purifier with an added mineral cartridge helps make up for the lost minerals. Mineral water purifiers such as the one from Pureit not only remove the harmful microbes, bacteria and other contaminants from your drinking water, but also add essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, back into the purified water.
When would you not need a Mineral Water purifier?
When the source of your water contains a TDS of less than 300 ppm, you can choose a UV water purifier.
Ultraviolet (UV) water purifiers use the UV light to kill germs and microbes, while retaining the natural minerals present in water. UV water purifiers are only effective so long as the concentration of dissolved particles or solids in your water, is less than 300 parts per million.
Hence, if your source of water is municipal, you can safely choose a UV water purifier as Municipal water is already treated before reaching your homes.
We hope the above article answers your various questions about mineral water purifiers. If you have any further queries, feel free to reach out to us at 1860 210 1000.