Mineral hydroxides in alkaline water considered nutritious by the FDA
The minerals found in tap water in the US come mostly from a mineral called dolomite. Dolomite supplies calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate, both of which are good for you. But there is a problem: When these minerals in drinking water come from dolomite, they are hard for the body to absorb!
A water ionizer changes the calcium and magnesium carbonates that come from dolomite into calcium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide. Both of these hydroxide minerals are recognized by the FDA as safe. The FDA also recognizes calcium and magnesium hydroxide as valuable sources of mineral nutrition.
Benefits of better-tasting alkaline water
Many people don’t drink enough water, and suffer the effects of dehydration as a result. Alkaline water from a water ionizer could have a huge beneficial effect on health for the simple reason that it tastes better.
It is human nature to prefer to drink something that tastes good. For that reason alone, alkaline water can help you improve your hydration. When your water tastes better, you’ll drink more of it.
Benefits of calcium hydroxide in alkaline water
Calcium hydroxide is used in orange juice and infant formula to fortify both with calcium. According to the FDA: “calcium hydroxide as used in foods contributes to the total biologically available dietary calcium.”
Research on alkaline water reveals that it is a great source of beneficial calcium for bone health. Studies show that even if you get enough calcium in your diet, you can benefit by drinking alkaline water!
Benefit of magnesium hydroxide in alkaline water
According to the FDA, most adults do not get enough magnesium from food in their diet: “The usual adult intake is about 300mg or less per day from all sources and the contribution of food additives to total magnesium intake is very small”. Alkaline water can provide additional magnesium because magnesium hydroxide is easy to absorb.
You may need to talk to your doctor about alkaline water
Magnesium hydroxide is the active ingredient in Milk of Magnesia, it is a laxative. For this reason, alkaline water can help improve digestive health if a person has trouble expelling waste. However, if a person has chronic diarrhea, they may wish to consult with their doctor before drinking alkaline water.
Better hydration = better health
If healthy hydration is in your health plans, a water ionizer is a great investment. Better tasting water is easier to drink. Think about this: You will drink water every day for the rest of your life. A water ionizer will make the water you drink taste better – for pennies per gallon!
Give better tasting water a try… One sip and you’ll be sold! Call us at (415) 203-55199 to find out how easy it is to get a water ionizer in your home!
Has the FDA evaluated alkaline water for health?
The FDA doesn’t evaluate water, it only evaluates food and drugs. LIFE Ionizers urges you to talk to your doctor before starting to drink alkaline water. Only your doctor knows for sure if alkaline water is right for you.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The preceding information and/or products are for educational purposes only and are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. Please consult your doctor before making any changes or before starting ANY exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using this information or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
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