elements in water

Trace elements in water

First of all, people drink water to maintain the body's daily water needs, and there is no rigid need for other substances in the water. It means that except for supplementing water, which is the main purpose of drinking water, everything else is trivial. You can say that there are impurities in the water that do not meet the needs of the human body, and you can also say that there are essential elements in the water that can be beneficial to the human body. However, the supply of human body water is guaranteed, and the other is indifferent.
trace elements in water

Secondly, the concept of trace elements is a very broad concept. According to the general concept, most of the trace elements in drinking water are calcium and magnesium (this concept is ambiguous, is it divided by human body or water quality?), but the main way of ingesting these elements is by no means daily drinking water.
From a nutritional point of view, drinking water is not only to quench thirst, it is also an important way to provide essential minerals and trace elements to the human body. The mineral elements in drinking water especially purified by water filter dispenser are in the state of soluble ions, and their bioavailability is much higher than that of solid food. In addition, the content of beneficial mineral ions in natural water is very rich, which can provide a good supplement for the deficiencies in food. For the elderly, infants, and special populations under certain disease states, drinking water will be an important way of mineral supplementation.
Certain elements in water are not found in other foods, such as silicon and vanadium. They are possibly essential elements, but not essential trace elements, so even if you drink pure water for a long time, they may not be able to reflect them. But if the water you drink can contain these elements, it is also very good for the human body.
In the WHO "Nutrients in Drinking Water", it is pointed out that for some specific trace elements and electrolytes, the contribution rate of drinking water accounts for 1%-20% of the total dietary intake. Relative to food, the micronutrients with the largest intake in drinking water are calcium and magnesium, and the amount of these two elements provided by water can be as high as 20% of the daily intake. Therefore, ensuring that the drinking water has sufficient calcium, magnesium and other natural minerals and trace elements is of great significance to the health of American residents.
In summary, the human body’s daily drinking water needs are water supplements. As for the absorption of trace elements, there is no uniqueness of salt intake and the importance of sugar intake. We probably don't have to worry about the lack of other substances in the water. Even drinking pure water and ultrapure water used in experiments will not cause any harm to the human body. What's more, the water quality of the water filter is generally lower than the standard of commercially available purified water, not to mention the harm of trace element deficiency, it is better to talk about the harm of not replacing the filter element and consumables in time.