Reverse Osmosis (RO) and distillation remove all minerals leaving the water “dead”. Ionized water concentrates health-giving alkaline minerals like magnesium and calcium, after removing all harmful contaminants.
Water from RO and distillation is very acid (pH 4.5-5.7) and so contributes to the over-acidity of our bodies. Alkaline water, from a water ionizer, helps counteract acid / alkaline imbalance.
Because RO and Distilled waters are mineral deficient and strongly acid, there are warnings from a number of physicians not to drink them on a sustained basis.
In fact, plants watered with only distilled water fade quickly.
While RO and distilled waters are strongly oxidizing, alkaline ionized water is a proven powerful antioxidant, equivalent to fresh squeezed orange juice.
Having been completely demineralized, RO and distilled water are understandably flat tasting. The tastiness of water from our AlkaViva and AlkaWay ionizers is one of its most immediate qualities: it brings delighted responses from everyone! Along with this go superior hydrating qualities.
Finally, let’s compare the ongoing costs of ionizers vs reversed osmosis vs distilled water purifiers:
- In-home RO water is approximately 20% more expensive than ionized water. Factoring in the high electrical cost of water distillation, in-home distillation can be 700 to 1000% more expensive than ionized water.
See our drinking water and filters report for a more thorough comparison of all types of water purification methods.
This FAQ article topic: Ionizer vs Reverse Osmosis vs Distilled Water Purifiers