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Busting Reverse Osmosis Myths Contintued...

Busting Reverse Osmosis Myths Contintued...

Myth - Reverse Osmosis Produces Very Acidic Water with Low pH


Fact - Reverse Osmosis Produces Mildly Acidic or Neutral Water


Reverse Osmosis will reduce pH levels as it removes unhealthy inorganic minerals from tap water. The truth is, water pH will automatically change when it is ingested and comes into contact with the food in your stomach. Even on an empty stomach, your stomach acid alone is already several times more acidic than Reverse Osmosis water with a pH level of 2. The human body regulates pH levels constantly to find balance and equilibrium. Therefore under normal conditions it will always maintain a neutral 7.4 pH balance. Even eating very acidic foods (very low pH) only alters the body’s pH by a very tiny amount and only for a short time. The healthy body is very robust and it will restore homeostatic pH fairly quickly and easily. As long as you eat a well balanced diet, which includes fruits and vegetables, you can pretty much drink whatever you want without ever worrying about your pH balance.

2 Comments

Lou G - Feb 26, 2019

Given that the human body regulates the pH, why would someone use the Watts pH “filter”?

Michael - Feb 26, 2019

Water produced through the Reverse Osmosis process maintains an acidic pH level between 5 and 6. Some individuals request or require their water intake to be at a near neutral or balanced pH level of 7 due to health concerns. Some also believe that drinking RO water increases the chances of heartburn or indigestion in those who regularly suffer from these symptoms. It is for these reasons that a pH balancing filter is offered to our customers so that they are not consuming water too acidic for their diet.

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