Good morning, I’m your host, Pete. Today, I’m going to teach you how to remineralize water with Himalayan pink salt.
You’ve probably seen Himalayan pink salt as a healthy alternative to standard table salt. Well, it’s also good for remineralizing reverse osmosis water and distilled water.
Pink salt is loaded with trace minerals, but like all salts, it should be consumed in moderation.
I began using pink salt as my primary salt over a decade ago and really enjoy everything about it.
Reverse Osmosis Filtration Strips Minerals from Water
RO water filters do an excellent job of purifying water, so much so that they strip all minerals from water.
This isn’t exactly a good thing.
Humans need minerals, and demineralized drinking water isn’t something that occurs in nature.
Yes, demineralized water is purified and safe to drink, but it’s not exactly the tastiest choice.
Leading water filtration companies have already begun including remineralization filters with their RO systems.
We published an article explaining how to remineralize RO water, and one of the solutions is to invest in an RO system with remineralization.
In addition to removing vital minerals from water, reverse osmosis also tends to make water more acidic.
The reason this happens is that the system removes alkaline mineral buffers, but does not remove carbon dioxide, which later converts into carbonic acid.
As a result, carbonic acid lowers the pH of RO water.
How to Remineralize Water with Himalayan Pink Salt
One way to replenish RO water with minerals is by adding Himalayan pink salt to it.
Himalayan salt contains a comprehensive mineral profile of 84 trace minerals.
The alkaline minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium in Himalayan salt all help to neutralize RO water pH.
Now, let’s discuss how much Himalayan pink salt is the right amount to put in each glass of water because it’s important not to overdo it.
In reality, adding salt to your drinking water shouldn’t be a long-term remineralization solution.
I recommend choosing a finer grain salt, so it dissolves more quickly.
Also, pink salt is available in large chunks that’ll take longer to dissolve.
If you prefer bigger chunks, the brand below is one I like that’s available in a grinder bottle at Amazon #ad:
Where to Buy Himalayan Pink Salt
If you don’t have a nearby health store or want to buy pink salt in bulk to save a few bucks, Amazon offers a couple of brands I’ve used over the years.
My first choice is the San Francisco Salt Company:
What I like most about this brand is it’s packaged in the U.S. in a GMP-certified facility.
Also, it’s kosher-certified, non-GMO, and doesn’t contain any artificial fillers or ingredients.
Plus, since I’m a North Bay guy, I like that it’s sold by the San Francisco Salt Company.
If you prefer coarse grain pink salt, the company below is another good brand:
The Pros & Cons of Remineralizing Drinking Water with Salt
While I do love Himalayan pink salt because of its impressive mineral profile and superior taste, it’s important to remember that it’s salt.
The American Heart Association recommends a daily maximum salt intake of 2,300 milligrams.
Additionally, they recommend a daily intake of 1,500 milligrams or 1.5 grams.
Now, imagine how much salt the average person eats on a daily basis.
A LOT more than that.
However, it’s important to take these recommendations with a grain of salt.
The claim is that a reduction in salt consumption lowers blood pressure.
According to Healthline, eating too little sodium is more dangerous than consuming a little too much.
Pink salt is a great alternative to traditional table salt, but it’s not the best way to remineralize your water on a daily basis.
Below are the pros & cons of using Himalayan pink salt to remineralize water:
If you choose to remineralize your water with Himalayan pink salt, always remember that a little goes a long way.
Like most things in life, it’s best to use it in moderation.
Personally, I love the taste of Himalayan pink salt and have been using it for over a decade.
I’ve noticed that when I add a pinch to my water in the morning, it gives me a little extra energy.
Lastly, for long-term remineralization of RO water, it’s best to add a mineral filter cartridge to your existing system or purchase an RO system with remineralization.