Softened Water vs Hard Water for Health

Softened Water and Health

Hard water is better for your health than softened water because of the mineral content in hard water. Large studies of populations in the U.S and Europe show that people who drank hard water had lower rates of heart disease and high blood pressure than people who drank soft water [1]. All of these studies drew the same conclusion: The calcium and magnesium in hard water contribute meaningfully to a person’s daily nutritional needs.

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If you have a water softener, you are better off drinking tap water

The problem with drinking softened water from a water softener is that water softeners remove the calcium and magnesium from hard water. Water softeners replace those minerals with salt. If you are like most people, you probably don’t need any more salt in your diet.

Fact: People who own home water softeners are better off drinking their tap water [1].

Hard Water is the Best Source of Calcium and Magnesium

Fact: Calcium and magnesium are 30% easier for your body to absorb from water than they are from food. Hard water could make a huge difference in your health. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 4 out of 5 Americans are mineral deficient. Mineral deficiency is a factor in many serious health epidemics: Heart problems, high blood pressure, bone loss, blood sugar problems and many more. The reason mineral deficiency is a contributing factor in so many health problems is that virtually every process in the body needs calcium and magnesium to work right.

The US Geological Survey Estimates that close to 90% of US homes are served by hard water. But nobody wants to drink hard water, mostly because it tastes bad. Ironically, people turn to bottled water, which is expensive and in most cases has had most or all of the calcium and magnesium removed from it!

Fact: Most bottled waters do not contain enough minerals (170 mg/L+ total hardness) for health [1].

Water Ionizers make Hard Water Taste Great

Alkaline water from a water ionizer tastes sweet and refreshing; it tastes better than bottled water. It tastes a lot better than softened water! The best part is that alkaline water from a water ionizer contains all of the healthy mineral content from your hard water! A water ionizer is a must-have home appliance for any home with hard water. You get as much great tasting alkaline water as you want, plus you and your family get the calcium and magnesium you need.

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Summary: This study reviewed several large U.S and European studies which established the beneficial effects of calcium and magnesium in hard water. This study also reviewed studies that established the level of hardness water should have for good health.

Gumashta, J, and Gumashta, R, et al. “Hard water and heart: the story revisited.” IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. n.d..Web (2013): n. page. Print. <>.

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