Lime in drinking water
In households where hard tap water flows from the tap, residents cannot overlook the high lime content: Whitish coverings are deposited on the fittings and tiles, and stubborn residues also arise in the kettle. Lime in drinking water flakes out in tea and floats visibly on top as a thin layer. Descaling drinking water is a proven means of removing minerals and improving taste.
HOW MUCH LIME IS IN DRINKING WATER?
How hard your tap water is dependent to a large extent on where you live. Water suppliers extract drinking water from groundwater, rivers and lakes. The originally soft rainwater penetrates many layers of the earth and accumulates minerals and trace elements. How much lime is contained in drinking water is determined by the soil layers of the region. In London for example the water I s very hard, 276ppm. Whereas in Manchester it is below 60ppm so it is a soft water area.
HOW MUCH LIME IS HEALTHY FOR THE HUMAN BODY?
The lime in tap water consists of calcium and magnesium. These minerals are important for the body. Calcium is the building block for bones and teeth, it supports the function of bones and nerves and regulates the acid-base balance of the body. Magnesium ensures good cell function and regulates the tension and relaxation of the muscles. Athletes can experience painful cramps when the body has lost minerals through sweat. From a health point of view, it is not necessary to decalcify drinking water. Even with hard water, you can't absorb your daily calcium and magnesium needs by drinking alone. You can cover your mineral needs with a balanced and varied diet. It therefore has no health benefits not descaling tap water and thus to forego the full enjoyment.
HOW DO I MAKE SURE THAT MY DRINKING WATER CONTAINS THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF LIME?
The innovative product world of LUQEL supports you in optimally supplying your body with water and minerals. Discover the unique LUQEL Water Station: The drinking water dispenser can descale drinking water and remove all pollutants such as chemicals from industry and agriculture as well as drug residues. In the next step, it enriches the water with valuable minerals – always according to your wishes and needs. Soft water for tea is possible as well as vigorously mineralised water after sport, which replenishes the body's own reserves.