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ELECTROLYTE ENHANCED EVOLVE
Why Does My Bottled Water Contain Other Things?
Taste tests have shown that distilled water tends to taste a little flat. Mineral waters have a more appealing taste.
That’s just ONE of the reasons we are adding “Electrolytes”… valued minerals to our new bottled water – “EVOLVE”!!! We are adding Potassium Bicarbonate, Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride.
Electrolytes are minerals with an electrical charge and are vital to functions in your body.
They help maintain fluid balance, maintain the proper acidity of your blood and aid in muscle movement.
Examples of electrolytes include potassium, sodium, phosphorus, chloride, calcium and magnesium. These are all inorganic salts.
You lose electrolytes when you sweat, and they are replaced through the fluids you drink. The more you sweat, (read… heavy workouts) the more important it is that you get enough fluid and electrolytes to maintain balance.
Let’s take a look at those ingredients….
Potassium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods and is necessary for many normal functions of your body, especially the beating of your heart.
Maintaining a healthy level of potassium in the blood is important. Potassium helps your cells, kidneys, heart muscles, and nerves work properly. Potassium is an electrolyte, a substance that conducts electrical impulses in your body. It is crucial for healthy muscular and digestive function. Your heart requires the presence of potassium for its activity. Potassium also comes in different salt forms, such as potassium bicarbonate, (which is what we add to our water) and offers notable health benefits.
Calcium Chloride is an electrolyte added to sports drinks to replenish the minerals you lose through sweating. Dehydration can lead to chloride loss… It has a low sodium content (so those needing a low sodium diet will be pleased).
Calcium chloride can replace salt in food processing to lower sodium content. Calcium chloride breaks down into calcium and chloride ions in your body. Calcium is important physiologically for healthy nerves, muscles and bones. A lack of calcium can reduce the signals going from your brain to your muscles. As a result muscles can become weak and your heart may beat irregularly. Chloride ions regulate the PH balance of the blood and help to control your body fluid levels.
Magnesium is a mineral that occurs naturally in the body and is found in certain foods. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles, nerves, heart, and bones. For purposes of cellular detoxification and tissue purification, the most effective form of magnesium is magnesium chloride, which has a strong purgative effect on toxins and stagnant energies stuck in the tissues of the body, drawing them out through the pores of the skin. In addition to its functions as an electrolyte, magnesium chloride combines with hydrogen in the stomach to make hydrochloric acid, a powerful digestive enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of proteins, absorption of other metallic minerals, and activation of intrinsic factors, which in turn absorbs vitamin B12.
Don’t forget… just because additives are sometimes naturally occurring, that doesn’t mean that consumers shouldn’t look at labels. If labels show calories, that means sugars have been added. Some bottled waters can be high in sodium, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends only drinking water that contains 20 mg of sodium per liter or less.