By now you know all about how water softeners work to remove those pesky hard water minerals and how Kinetico filtration systems help filter out chlorine, sulfur, lead, and other unwanted water contaminants. What you don’t know though, is that in small doses, certain minerals are actually beneficial to your health.
What are minerals, and why do I need them?
Great question! In the simplest terms, minerals are inorganic substances (think rocks and rock particles) that can be found mixed in with soil. While many minerals have little or no effect on the body, there are also those that can have an adverse effect, like lead or arsenic, and those that have health benefits, too. We’ll talk a little more about those below!
3 “Healthy Minerals” Your Body Needs
- Calcium: The body needs an adequate amount of calcium to support the muscular and nervous system, without having to deplete bones of their calcium in the process.
- Magnesium: This mineral works closely with calcium, to help keep neurotransmission, blood coagulation, energy production, and more in check. It helps keep calcium levels balanced within the body.
- Potassium: Working alongside sodium, potassium helps keep the body’s blood pressure at a healthy level, while also acting as an electrolyte to defend against dehydration.
Is it bad to remove minerals from drinking water?
Here’s the thing… the amount of minerals found in water alone is not enough to meet the body’s daily demand. Sure, it may help, but you would still need to supplement with foods calcium, magnesium, and potassium-rich foods in order to meet your necessary mineral intake goal. Not to mention that eating your minerals allows you to receive them organically, rather than inorganically, which means your body will retain more of their benefit.
Choose Aquarius Water Conditioning to soften, filter and perfect your water.
There are so many great benefits of water softening, and though it may be true that having some minerals in the mix can be helpful, we’re confident in saying that the benefits of having pure water running through your faucets far outweigh the alternative! Find out how you can start your journey to softened, filtered, mineral-free water today with a complimentary water analysis.
For more information, check out our blog: Water Softener FAQs: Common Water Softening Questions Answered