Is it true that drinking too much “mineral water” is dangerous and can cause kidney stones?

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“Mineral water” is one option for health -conscious people . However, there is another trend that says drinking mineral water for a long time can be harmful to the body or cause “kidney stones”. Is this true?

Is it true that drinking too much "mineral water" is dangerous and can cause kidney stones?

Is drinking too much “mineral water” harmful to your health?

Asst. Prof. Dr. Wanthanee Kriangsinyos from the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, stated that mineral water is water that comes from natural sources. In terms of the law, there will be a stipulation of the amount of certain substances that are already dangerous. As for mineral water, there will be an amount of various minerals, most of which may be calcium, magnesium, etc. If the body receives too much of these minerals. They will be excreted on their own, depending on the amount of various nutrients that are eaten together.

Does drinking too much “mineral water” increase the risk of kidney stones?

Dr. Pinida Sakulrattanasak, a doctor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, stated that drinking mineral water does not increase the risk of developing kidney stones. You can drink it as usual. In addition, some minerals help prevent kidney stones from forming.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Wanthanee agreed that some research has found that some mineral waters can even reduce the risk of kidney stones. The cause of kidney stones is drinking less water. Which makes urine more concentrated.

Mineral water is not suitable for everyone.

Although mineral water is not harmful to the body or causes kidney stones as many people think, mineral water that contains many minerals is not always suitable for the health of “everyone”. 

Professor Dr. Pinida gave information that some groups of people are not recommended to receive too much of certain minerals, such as patients with kidney disease whose kidneys are not able to fully remove excess minerals from the body or have abnormal functions, such as removing potassium and sodium.

Is mineral water better than plain water?

In fact, if you don’t want to have kidney stones, just drink enough water to meet your body’s needs each day. It is not necessary to always drink mineral water because mineral water does not increase the risk of kidney stones, but it also does not increase the prevention of kidney stones. And in mineral water that does not have the exact amount of each type of mineral. It is not recommended to drink a lot or for a long time. But you can drink it in normal amounts. It does not harm the body in any way.

Is mineral water good for the body?

In fact, the minerals in mineral water can be obtained from the general food that we eat. There is no need to drink mineral water to obtain more minerals or to have better health than usual. Drinking mineral water every day does not increase the amount of minerals in the ยูฟ่าเบท body beyond the body’s needs. It does not cause any harm. But it also does not have any clear benefits.