Why Are Minerals Added to Water? - Mayu Water Answers

Why Are Minerals Added to Water?

Essential minerals in drinking water are important for the optimum functioning of the human body. See why you should add them to your drinking water.

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Nevena Radulović - Editor for Mayu Water
Edited by Nevena Radulović

Updated May 10, 2023.

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Essential minerals are necessary for various reasons, including contributing to strong bones and teeth, controlling blood and bodily functions, and turning food into energy. There are a total of 21 essential minerals found in drinking water, including calcium, potassium, and magnesium. If your drinking water is lacking in some of the important minerals, these should be added—and we'll explain why.

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The Importance of Adding Minerals to Water

Purifying water removes unwanted organic and inorganic materials, chemical compounds, bacteria, parasites, and biological contaminants and improves the taste, appearance, and smell of your drinking water.

However, while most water filters effectively remove the potentially harmful chemicals found in water, they often also remove some of the essential minerals our bodies need. This can become problematic, as drinking demineralized water over longer periods of time can result in developing mineral deficiencies.

Remineralize Your Water

Although filtered water has certain health benefits, it should be remineralized to bring back some of the essential minerals beneficial for your health. Adding minerals to water helps reduce the risk of mineral deficiencies and get a boost of important nutrients needed for your body to function optimally. It can even help with arthritis, inflammation, and joint pain.

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In Summary

More essential minerals are absorbed through drinking water than through eating food. With this in mind, adding minerals to water is essential for your body to get all the benefits drinking water should provide.