Mineral Supplement Scams
I have heard from a couple of our customers lately that they are investing in mineral supplements. I thought it would be good to write an article about the abundance of minerals that are already in our diet and also how alkaline minerals are used in water to trick people into thinking its healthier.
The Fake Health Benefits of Alkaline Water
One of the tricks that certain water companies will use to make their water alkaline is they add magnesium and calcium to it. This magnesium and calcium supplementation comes in the form of capsules that drop in the bottom of water bottles. Or it comes in filters that have extra stages of minerals added to them. Sometimes it even comes in pitchers that have a mineral stage built-in to them. These same companies will tell you that, because they are making their water alkaline, there is a whole host of health benefits that will come from drinking it. That is not true.
The southern states in the of the United States have naturally alkaline water. Whether you live in Southern California or Arizona or Texas or Florida, the water coming out of your tap in your home is usually quite alkaline. In some parts of Florida, this alkalinity can reach as high as a 9 or a 9.5 pH. Statistically, people who live in the southern parts of the United States are not healthier than people who live in the Northern parts of the United States, where the water is softer and more acidic.
If you were to believe these water companies that add alkaline minerals to their water products, everybody who drinks this naturally alkaline water in the southern parts of the United States should have excellent Health. They shouldn’t be getting cancer, they should be all skinny, and what you see instead is that they are as healthy and unhealthy as any other part of the United States.
This should tell you right away that just drinking and alkaline water doesn’t make you healthier. The reason for this is there is already an abundance of magnesium, calcium, and potassium in the foods that we eat and the beverages that we drink.
Minerals Are Everywhere
The ground is full of minerals and any plant grows out of the ground. When it rains, the minerals from the ground get into our streams and rivers and our lakes and our underground water reservoirs. So our water is full of minerals. Also, the animals that we eat consume plants that come from the ground, so the meat that we eat is also full of minerals.
In fact, there are people that are getting so many alkaline minerals in their diets that they are developing kidney stones. You usually find that this happens in the southern parts of the United States where the water has so many alkaline minerals in it, it is considered hard water. All that magnesium and calcium congeals into what is called scale and this scale can gum up water appliances. If you drink too much of this hard water it can get inside your kidneys and cause a blockage.
If you are eating a diet that consists of plants and animals, you do not need to add more minerals to your diet. There are some companies that claim that we are not getting enough trace minerals in our diet. They will put these trace minerals into a capsule and sell them to you. But trace minerals are everywhere. You can get them from your tap water. You can get them from any plant that soaks up water from how our natural water tables. We are simply not lacking minerals of any kind in our diets.
You Need Antioxidants and not Mineral Supplement
What we are lacking most in our diets are antioxidants. Unless you are drinking fruit juice that is freshly squeezed or supplementing your diet with a lot of berries like blueberries or Goji berries or grapefruits or oranges, you are just not getting enough antioxidants. If you are drinking water that is distilled or filtered through reverse osmosis, water that comes from your tap, or bottled water, you are also not getting any antioxidants from your drinking water.
That’s where a product like ours is incredibly helpful. A water ionizer transforms water that doesn’t have any antioxidants in it into water that has as many antioxidants as a glass of freshly squeezed blueberry juice.
It just so happens that the filtration systems of our water ionizers also allow the trace minerals to pass through. That means that you will be getting the benefit of all those trace minerals plus all the antioxidants that are created.
The healthier choice is to drink ionized water from a water ionizer. There a lot of companies that will try to sell you on alkaline water or mineral supplements, but you can get everything you need from ionized water and a healthy and balanced diet.
To your health!