Drinking Osmosis Water: Health Benefits and Myths

What differentiates osmosis water from tap and bottled water and is it really a healthier alternative? This article explains how osmosis water is produced using reverse osmosis systems, what the special advantages are and what you should consider when choosing your system. 

We dispel myths and show why filtered water is by far the best choice for home and office.

Key facts at a glance

Would you like to finally be able to drink water without hesitation? Then these are the most important facts:

  • Osmosis water is extremely pure, filtered water as almost all impurities and pollutants are removed. It offers many health benefits, helps the body detoxify and improves the taste of drinks.

  • Osmosis water contains fewer minerals and lime. This is harmless because we humans primarily absorb minerals through food.

  • Installing a reverse osmosis system at home and in the office is incredibly easy.

What is osmosis water?

Osmosis water is filtered water. To put it simply, the process known as reverse osmosis involves purifying water by breaking down water and dirt particles. Reverse osmosis produces extremely pure water because the filter system removes almost all impurities, bacteria and pollutants.

And that's not all: the osmosis process gives the water a sweet to neutral taste and leaves a velvety, soft feeling on the tongue.

This water is therefore particularly suitable for people who want to remove all pollutants from the water without filtering the water to the point where distilled water is created.

Distilled water is not the goal of this process as we naturally have minerals etc. want to keep in order to maintain the cell penetration of the water. This is why distilled water is not suitable for drinking. Our bodies cannot process it.

How a reverse osmosis system works

Reverse osmosis systems use a semi-permeable membrane to filter impurities from water by separating them from water molecules. This is a physical process in which the water runs through membranes - also known as filters.

Water containing impurities has a so-called Osmotic pressure on pure water. As every system tries to stay in balance, simplified, dirty water attracts the clean water to create balance. The salts dissolved in the water act like a magnet.

We reverse this process with reverse osmosis. This happens through pressure, for example through the normal pressure of the water pipe, where we push the tap water through the membrane to the “clean side”.

The pure water cannot be contaminated again because the membrane is only semi-permeable, meaning the water can only flow in one direction.

The main components of such a system are the reverse osmosis filters and, if necessary, A pump that pushes water through the filter. Some high-quality systems, like ours, even use multiple filter stages to clean the water of various pollutants.

Water pressure also plays an important role in how a reverse osmosis system works. High pressure allows the water to be pressed through the membrane more efficiently and thus achieve higher purity. This is particularly important if the tap water has a high salt concentration or lime content.

The pressure of the tap is usually absolutely sufficient to achieve an excellent result. For higher requirements, there are additional devices with a built-in pump that can enhance this process even further.

Difference between osmosis water and tap water

Compared to tap water, osmosis water is softer, purer and less contaminated with pollutants. It is in the nature of things that water that flows through kilometers of pipes comes into contact with all sorts of deposits, such as rust.

Osmosis water is characterized by its particular purity and freedom from chemicals, making it a healthy choice. In addition, osmosis water can help rid the body of toxins and promote detoxification processes, which has a positive effect on the cells in the body.

One of the biggest advantages of osmosis water is that it no longer contains microorganisms. This is especially important for people with weakened immune systems or for those preparing baby food.

In comparison, tap water can contain bacteria and other microorganisms that can cause health problems. The contamination caused by drug residues in drinking water has now also been scientifically proven.

Benefits of osmosis water for household and health

Osmosis water offers numerous household and health benefits. On the one hand, it improves the taste of drinks such as coffee and tea as by-products and pollutants are eliminated. In addition, it protects household appliances from limescale deposits and can thus extend their service life and reduce the amount of cleaning required.

By removing pollutants, chemicals and drug residues, osmosis water also contributes to better health. It is a healthy choice for everyday use and can even help detoxify the body and promote detoxification processes.

What is filtered out

A reverse osmosis system filters impurities and pollutants from our tap water. Especially those that are bound to salt. This mainly removes:

  • Ammonium

  • Drug residues

  • Chlor

  • To demand

  • Sulfate

  • Nitrite

  • Germs

  • Heavy metals

  • Nitrate

  • The enterococcus

  • Phosphor

The result: A reverse osmosis system produces clean drinking water and removes unwanted traces of substances.

Health aspects of osmosis water

Osmosis water is not only pure and free of pollutants, but also harmless to health. Due to the filtering process, it contains fewer minerals than normal water. But that's not a problem because the body gets its minerals from food anyway.

Let’s take a closer look at the health aspect.

Can osmosis water harm the body?

There are always concerns that osmosis water could harm the body by stripping it of important minerals.

But scientific research has shown that these concerns are unfounded.

Osmosis water does not remove any vital minerals from the body, as the nutrients we need are mainly absorbed through our food.

The influence of osmosis water on the mineral balance

Although osmosis water contains fewer minerals than normal water, it has little impact on the body's mineral balance.

This is because the body gets most of its minerals from food, not water. Therefore, it is unfounded that drinking osmosis water leads to mineral deficiencies.

Practical use of osmosis water in everyday life

Osmosis water can be used in many ways in everyday life, for example in the kitchen, for cleaning or for plants and animals. In addition to being healthy for humans, it is also good for the environment and can help extend the life of household appliances and improve the quality of food and drinks.

Osmosis water in the kitchen

Osmosis water has many advantages in the kitchen:

  • It improves the taste of drinks such as coffee and tea because it does not contain by-products and harmful substances.

  • It can also improve the taste of cooked foods because it is free from impurities and annoying traces of substances.

  • In addition, it is ideal for preparing baby food as it is free of harmful substances.

Osmosis water also has the advantage that it:

  • is lime-free

  • leads to a milder taste

  • The tap water is descaled and freed from pollutants

  • The lifespan of household appliances such as kettles and coffee machines can be extended.

Osmosis water in cleaning

Osmosis water is ideal for cleaning because it leaves no limescale residue. It is therefore particularly suitable for cleaning and wiping purposes. This makes it ideal for cleaning windows, mirrors and other shiny surfaces, such as sinks.

In addition, osmosis water is also useful for cleaning household appliances. Is:

  • Does not cause limescale deposits

  • Can help your devices last longer and work more efficiently

  • is safe for use on delicate surfaces

  • Can be used to clean dishes and cookware.

Osmosis water for plants and animals

Osmosis water can also be used for watering plants and as drinking water for animals.

Tap water often contains too many unnecessary substances, especially salts. These do not occur in rainwater, for example. This is why filtered water is beneficial for plants as it helps regulate pH and prevent damage or death to plants. Some plants, such as orchids, citrus plants and hydrangeas, particularly benefit from osmosis water.

If you also have a problem with your houseplants, it could also be due to water.

For animals, osmosis water can help reduce mineral deposits in the kidneys and urinary tract, supporting their health.

Due to their much smaller bodies, our pets often have even fewer opportunities to deal with and eliminate pollutants and medication residues.

Buying advice: Which osmosis system is right for me?

If you decide to buy an osmosis system, you should consider a few factors:

  • Quality of the system

  • Performance/size of the system

  • Filter capacity

  • Maintenance effort

These points are important to make the right decision.

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Different types of osmosis systems

There are different types of osmosis systems, including:

  • Tabletop Filters: These are in the shape of a jug and are easy to use.

  • On- and under-table systems: These are installed near the sink and connected directly to the water connection.

  • Whole-house systems: These supply the entire house with purified water.

Each type has its advantages and disadvantages:

  • Benchtop filters are easy to install and use but have limited filter capacity.

  • On- and under-table systems require a small installation, but immediately provide permanently purified water.

  • Whole-house systems are the most expensive, but offer the advantage of supplying the entire house with purified water (ideal for single-family homes).

What should you pay attention to when buying an osmosis system?

When buying an osmosis system, you should pay attention to quality, performance and filter capacity. The quality of the system is particularly important as it determines the effectiveness of water filtration. A high quality system will last longer and perform better.

The performance of an osmosis system can be determined using a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) measurement, which indicates the amount of dissolved solids in the water. A low TDS reading means the system is working effectively and purifying the water well.

Filter capacity is also important because it determines how much water the system can purify per day.

Care and maintenance of osmosis systems

Regular care and maintenance of an osmosis system is important for optimal water quality and longevity. This includes regular rinsing, replacing the filters and membranes as well as cleaning, disinfecting and descaling the system.

Maintenance work on an osmosis system should be carried out at least every six months, although shorter intervals are recommended for harder or contaminated tap water. Regular maintenance will help keep your osmosis system working efficiently and providing you with clean, healthy water for many years.

Environmental and sustainability aspects of osmosis water

Osmosis water is an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to bottled water, despite some energy consumption. It is less resource intensive because less waste is generated in the production of bottled water.

Let's take a closer look at the different aspects.

Osmosis water vs. bottled water

Compared to bottled water, osmosis water has many advantages. It reduces the consumption of plastic bottles and thus protects the environment. Additionally, osmosis water has a lower carbon footprint than bottled water.

From an economic standpoint, osmosis water is also cheaper than bottled water. It only costs about half a cent per liter, compared to the average price of bottled water, which is between one and two euros per liter.

Sustainability and water resources

Using osmosis water has several advantages:

  • It contributes to the conservation of water resources

  • It promotes sustainable water use

  • Removing pollutants and chemicals from water reduces environmental impact

Modern reverse osmosis systems are extremely efficient and can remove up to 95-99% of the substances dissolved in water.


In summary, osmosis water is a healthy, environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to bottled water. It offers numerous health, household and environmental benefits.

Choosing the right osmosis system and regular maintenance will help ensure you can enjoy clean, healthy water for many years to come.

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