For years, medical experts have recommended a wide range of diets, foods, supplements, and medicines as well as exercise and other lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy heart. Interestingly, there has been nothing said about the effect of the water we drink on heart health, and studies show that water may have a significant impact on hearth health. A study published by The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1997 examined the role of magnesium in preventing Ischemic Heart Disease – loss of blood flow to the heart – and found that adequate magnesium intake is frequently observed to be associated with lower risk of heart attacks.
Two studies show benefit of drinking alkaline water
Two pilot studies using urinary analyses revealed that waterborne magnesium is absorbed about 30 percent better and 30 percent faster than dietary food-based magnesium. Animal studies also support this finding; studies showed that even tap water (as long as it contained alkaline minerals) was actually more effective in meeting magnesium requirements than dietary supplementation.
Alkaline Water: A Small Change, A profound Effect
One of the most profound things to come from the study is that while mineral-rich alkaline water “contributes orders of magnitudes less” magnesium to dietary intake than does food consumption, it has a huge impact on dietary health. Researchers in East Germany found that even a slight increase in waterborne magnesium in a local water supply resulted in a 38% decline in heart disease. Researchers compared five villages with different water supplies and found that even a slight increase in magnesium content was related to substantially lower rates of heart attack.
Best way to get minerals from hard water, a water ionizer
The best source of magnesium is coming out of your faucet, your hard water contains a lot of magnesium. But you won’t drink it because hard water tastes bad. A water ionizer makes hard water taste great! Alkaline water from a water ionizer tastes sweeter, and more refreshing. You will drink more water if it tastes good, so you will get more minerals in your diet if you use a water ionizer, it really is that simple!
The ionization process used to produce alkaline water concentrates alkaline minerals like magnesium and calcium that are in the water. Harmful minerals that may be present are drawn out of the water and discarded. Bottled water is a terrible way to get magnesium, most bottled water is acidic, and therefore will contain little or no available magnesium. Water softeners are even worse, as they strip magnesium from the water. Because water from a water softener is mineral deficient, the water actually strips minerals out of your body if you drink it!
Hard water from a home water ionizer will always contain beneficial amounts of magnesium and other alkaline minerals. This is because magnesium and calcium are the principal elements in hard water.
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Has the FDA evaluated drinking water for heart health?
Yes, but not alkaline water from a water ionizer specifically. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The preceding information and/or products are for educational purposes only and are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. Please consult your doctor before making any changes or before starting ANY exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using this information or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.