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From pH Levels to Mineral Retention: Why Water Ionizers Are the Better Choice Over Reverse Osmosis

Water is a fundamental element for life and having access to clean and safe water is essential for good health. Two popular methods of water purification are water ionizers and reverse osmosis (RO) systems. While both methods have their props and cons, there are several reasons why water ionizer may be a better option for you.

We receive a lot of questions, how does WaterAg water ionizer differentiate itself to RO system. We think, it would be good to share it with you in one short post.

1. Mineral Retention – This is the most important one. While removing bad minerals (such as chlorine, sulphur, phosphorus, etc), water ionizers retain beneficial minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which can contribute to the taste and health benefits of the water. In contrast, Reverse Osmosis systems can remove these beneficial minerals, leading to a bland taste and the need for mineral supplementation.

Long story short – RO filters remove all minerals from your water, including minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Calcium, for example, is essential for healthy teeth and bones, muscle contraction, and the nervous system. If you use RO system, you will need to add those minerals back in to make your water beneficial to you.

2. pH Balancing - Water ionizer can balance the pH of the water to make it alkaline, which may have potential health benefits such as reducing acidity in the body and improving digestion. In contrast, Reverse Osmosis systems do not adjust the pH of the water and may produce acidic water if the system is not properly maintained.

Both RO system and WaterAg water ionizer require maintenance. However, you may spend $50-$100 a year for maintenance on RO system. In contrast, the only maintenance WaterAg requires is a regular cleaning of electrode, which can be done by you with a simple spray and cloth already provided in a box.

3. Energy Efficiency - Water ionizers are generally more energy-efficient than reverse osmosis systems. RO systems require a significant amount of energy to operate, particularly when compared to other water purification methods. Water ionizers, on the other hand, only require a small amount of electricity to operate the ionization process.

4. Convenience - Water ionizers are typically more convenient to use than reverse osmosis systems. Reverse osmosis systems have a slow flow rate and require a large storage tank to hold purified water, which can be inconvenient for households that require a large amount of purified water quickly. WaterAg water ionizer, in contrast, produce ionized water on demand within a few minutes and do not require a storage tank.

5. Environmental Impact - Reverse osmosis systems produce a significant amount of wastewater, which can be wasteful and costly to dispose of. Your water bill will likely be higher due to wasted water from the reverse osmosis process.

WatreAg water ionizers don’t produce wastewater and is therefore more environmentally friendly. Read here about how it works.

Water ionizer may be a better option for you, if you are looking for a more convenient, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly method of water purification that also retains beneficial minerals and balances the pH of the water. WaterAg water ionizer is a portable device. It doesn’t require any plumbing, installation under the sink and can be used straight after the purchase. It is easy and affordable for anyone to maintain.

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