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Is Your Water Dangerous?
Submitted by Markit Health

Water contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and several others that are necessary to maintain overall good health. Water filtration systems such as distillation and reverse osmosis can remove these beneficial minerals. However, drinking tap water without filtering it first is also not a good idea due to it potentially containing very harmful chemicals such as chlorine, fluoride, and lead.

Drinking de-mineralized water can lead to multiple mineral deficiencies because it contains high levels of hydrogen and has a pH below 7, making it acidic. Your body tries to neutralize the acid by pulling minerals from your teeth and bones, hence leading to mineral deficiencies. Another problem that occurs when your body lacks naturally-occurring minerals is the production of more free radicals. Ideally, the water you drink should be alkaline, with a pH level of 7 or higher (9.5 Max).

The increase in free radical production can cause a decline in health. Studies show that the people who live the longest, healthiest lives in the world have access to a clean, mineral-rich water supply.

Enhancing Water Quality
There are arguments from both medical professionals and the water industry as to which type of drinking water is best for human consumption. Regardless of that debate, every source of water will benefit from adding trace mineral electrolytes to it.

We suggest adding Supplement BOOST trace minerals to all of these types of water:
    • Tap Water: All public water systems contain some level of contamination and should be filtered.
    • Reverse Osmosis Water: No matter how contaminated, there are natural minerals in water which are important to the body. Reverse osmosis removes these natural minerals, leaving it with very little nutritional value.
    • Filtered Water: Filters, including high-end carbon filters, may remove fluoride and nitrates, but they also remove the healthy minerals. This results in demineralized water which is not considered ideal.
    • Bottled Water: Bottled water usually tests at low pH levels and is acidic. Bottling companies that use filters will greatly reduce the amount of trace minerals considered to be essential to the human body. The bacterial count allowed in bottled beverages is actually higher than that allowed by the EPA for public treatment facilities. Up to 40 percent of bottled water that you buy in the store or vending machine is just filtered tap water!
    • Distilled Water: This is perhaps the cleanest version of bottled water available, but it is not good for human consumption. Distillation is not very effective at removing organic chemicals. The reason is that organic chemicals vaporize at a lower temperature than water and are transferred in the steam thus ending up in the water.
Your body is approximately 70 percent water. It needs water to regulate body temperature and to transport nutrients to organs. It also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs. The best thing you can do for your health is to drink plenty of alkaline, mineral-rich water every day.

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