Mg++ k+ CL– Na+ Ca++
I write frequently about the necessity of having minerals and electrolytes in your drinking water. Once drinking water has gone through distillation and reverse osmosis the minerals have been removed. Sadly, this is negative about those processes.
It occurred to me that we know we need minerals and electrolytes but are we sure why they are critical to our overall health?
Let us examine the function of minerals and why they are so critical to your health and well being.
Calcium helps maintain healthy teeth and bones. Proper levels of calcium can help prevent osteoporosis.
Other than keeping your bones and teeth strong calcium helps your body with:
- Clotting of blood
- Sending and receiving nerve signals
- Squeezing and relaxing your muscles
- Releasing hormones and other chemicals in your body
- Keeping a normal heartbeat
Magnesium is a power house mineral. Most is stored in your bones and soft tissue.
- Assist in muscle and nerve function
- Required for energy production
- Contributes to structural development of bone
- Blood glucose control
- Natural blood thinner
- Required in the synthesis of DNA, RNA and the antioxidant glutathione
- Active role in transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes
- Assist in lowering your blood pressure
Potassium is a mineral that is needed for your body to function properly. It is a type of electrolyte.
Your body needs potassium to:
- Break down and use carbohydrates
- Build muscle and muscle contraction, low levels can cause muscle cramps.
- Maintain normal body growth
- Control the electrical activity of the heart
- Control the acid-base balance
- Reduces incidence of strokes
- Signal transmission throughout the nervous system
You may have heard someone say; my doctor tells me to reduce my salt intake. We get most of our sodium from table salt. Sodium plays an important role.
- Control muscle contraction and nerve function
- Regulate blood pressure. This one is big.
- Gives taste to food, really?
- Helps to maintain acid base balance
- Regulate water balance in our bodies
Chloride is one of the most important electrolytes in the body.
- Assist in conduction of electrical impulses
- Has a close relationship with sodium and potassium.
- Distributed in all body fluids including, blood, lymph and fluid inside and outside the cells.
- Combines with hydrogen in the stomach to make hydrochloric acid. Important for digestion.
- Assist with the conversion of waste carbon dioxide to a water soluble substance to transport to the lungs and out of the body.
Most minerals are dependent upon each other to operate properly in our bodies. They are important to the billions of functions it takes for our body to remain in a healthy state.
Do not cheat yourself. Drink Kangen water with an abundance of minerals and electrolytes for your health and well being.