Alkaline Water the Best Source of Calcium, Magnesium

Alkaline water is the best source of calcium

Health experts say that you need to get 1,000 – 1,200 milligrams of calcium every day for good health. Water is the best source of calcium, and alkaline water is the best source of calcium from water. A study done by the World Health Organization shows that your body absorbs minerals like calcium 30% easier and faster from water than it does from milk, supplements, or other foods.

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World Health Organization recommends water as the best source of minerals

Fact: Soft water lacks the calcium and magnesium you need to get from water

Magnesium from Alkaline Water

Your needs for magnesium vary by mostly by age and gender. For adults, their daily needs for magnesium may vary from 360 mg – 420 mg. Just like calcium, your body absorbs magnesium from water 30% easier and faster than it does from food.

Health Fact: The World Health Organization (WHO) Recommends you get 10 – 20% of your daily needs for calcium and magnesium by drinking water

How to figure out how much calcium and magnesium you can get from your water

The levels of calcium and magnesium in your water are given in your local municipal water authority’s annual water quality report. These levels are typically measured in milligrams per liter (mg/L).

For example: Here in Carlsbad, CA we have about 51 mg/L of calcium in our water, and 20 mg/L magnesium. If you drank 3 liters of Carlsbad water, you would get 153 mg of calcium, and 60 mg of magnesium.

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Water Ionizers concentrate calcium and magnesium in drinking water

A water ionizer increases the concentration of minerals in drinking water by about 10 – 20%. Water ionizers also change the calcium and magnesium carbonates in tap water into calcium and magnesium hydroxides. Calcium hydroxide is an excellent source of dietary calcium, It is used to fortify orange juice and infant formula with calcium. Magnesium hydroxide is the active ingredient in Milk of Magnesia, and is largely credited with giving alkaline water the ability to soothe mild digestive upset.

Drinking alkaline water from a water ionizer is a smart way to get calcium and magnesium in your diet. Alkaline water tastes better than regular water – a lot better in fact. It’s slightly sweet and very refreshing. A water ionizer makes it easy for you to drink more water every day, keep in mind that  3 out of 4 Americans are chronically dehydrated, so chances are good that you need to drink more water!


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