Reverse Osmosis now at Double Edge Fitness

So, as many of you know, I have been learning a lot about inflammation and gut health because of my daughter’s recent diagnosis of Crohn’s.   I have had to look at every variable in our life.  Water is one of them.  When my wife and I decided to have kids, she was adamant about putting in reverse osmosis water at our house.  We did the research and pulled the trigger.  The benefits heavily outweighed any risk.  Well, evaluating my own water consumption, I was drinking most of my water at the gym every and since I have to do everything that Claire has to do, because that is how my family is living.  I looked into putting RO at the gyms.   Made some calls, and the next day, the drinking fountains at both gyms are now supplied with healthy and clean RO water, and I hope you all enjoy the water at the gym. 

Something to remember: RO also strips out minerals.  True hydration you need electrolytes to be hydrated.   I use Unflavored LMNT packets, usually 3 per day, to get my electrolytes, and I also eat liver.  Just make sure you are all mindful of your electrolyte intake with training and sauna usage.   Although I don’t think tap water provides a meaningful level of electrolytes anyway.           

Chat GPT explaining the benefits of RO.    

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification process that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove impurities, contaminants, and particles from water. The resulting purified water offers several benefits, making it a popular choice for both residential and commercial applications. Here are some of the key benefits of reverse osmosis water:

1. **Improved Taste and Odor:** RO systems effectively remove many taste- and odor-causing impurities, such as chlorine, sulfur, and certain minerals, which can significantly improve the taste and odor of the water. This makes the water more pleasant to drink and cook with.

2. **Removal of Contaminants:** RO systems are highly efficient at removing a wide range of contaminants, including heavy metals (such as lead, mercury, and arsenic), dissolved solids, bacteria, viruses, pesticides, and pharmaceutical residues. This makes RO water safe and suitable for consumption.

3. **Reduced Sediment:** RO membranes filter out particles, sediments, and suspended solids from the water, leading to clearer and cleaner water. This is especially important in areas with high turbidity or sediment in the water supply.

4. **Mineral Reduction:** While RO systems effectively remove contaminants, they also reduce the levels of minerals in the water. While some minerals are beneficial, the reduction of certain minerals in drinking water may be desirable for individuals on specific diets or those with certain health concerns.

5. **Savings on Bottled Water:** Having an RO system at home can lead to substantial savings over time compared to purchasing bottled water. RO water provides a convenient and cost-effective alternative to bottled water, which is also more environmentally friendly.

6. **Healthier Cooking:** RO water is often preferred for cooking, as it does not introduce impurities or off-flavors to food. It can enhance the natural flavors of ingredients and is ideal for making coffee, tea, and soups.

7. **Extended Appliance Life:** The use of RO water in appliances such as water heaters, dishwashers, and coffee makers can extend their lifespan by reducing the buildup of mineral deposits and scale.

8. **Environmentally Friendly:** Choosing RO water over bottled water helps reduce plastic waste and the carbon footprint associated with the production and transportation of bottled water.

9. **Customizable Water Quality:** RO systems can be customized to achieve specific water quality goals. By adjusting the system’s filters and membranes, you can tailor the water’s mineral content and other characteristics to your preferences.

10. **Peace of Mind:** Knowing that your drinking water is purified through a reliable and effective process like reverse osmosis can provide peace of mind regarding water quality and safety.

It’s worth noting that while reverse osmosis offers numerous benefits, it may also have some drawbacks, such as water wastage during the purification process and the removal of beneficial minerals. Therefore, it’s essential to consider your specific water quality needs and preferences when deciding whether to install an RO system.

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