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Which mineral water to buy?

Answered on December 23, 2014
Created January 22, 2012 at 6:13 AM

Perfect Health Diet recommends mineral water and I would like to try some. Unfortunately, I poured over the hundreds of choices for water at my supermarket and not a single one is mineral water. I am considering checking out Whole Foods and Amazon instead. Which ones should I try? Are there any pitfalls? There seems to be some water that claims to be "Deep Sea Water" - is that the same? Should I be concerned about mineral water sodium content and/or presence of unwanted minerals and which brands have this problem?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:47 AM

Balor123 - I take Magnesium Chelate (glycinate) supplements instead. http://www.iherb.com/Doctor-s-Best-High-Absorption-Magnesium-100-mg-120-Tablets/15?at=0

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:33 AM

Jesse - Epson salt baths are one way... It all depends on what each person finds works for them and their schedule...

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on January 22, 2012
at 06:57 PM

We could bring that approach to everything in our homes, refrigerators, pantries...And it's not like mineral water is carefully regulated for contaminants.

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on January 22, 2012
at 06:12 PM

the problem with tap water is all the unknowns. government agencies charged with providing a safe water supply can't afford to test for all the possible contaminents that could be present in the water supply. while they may be able to demonstrate a safe level of the contaminants they do test for, they can not speak to what they do not test.

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on January 22, 2012
at 05:47 PM

I'm all for tap water since it doesn't add tons of empty bottles to our already too-polluted world. I use a Brita filter.

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on January 22, 2012
at 05:09 PM

Wouldn't Epsom salt baths be easier for raising just Mg levels?

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on January 22, 2012
at 05:08 PM

I've been adding mineral water into my routine for some time but hadn't seen any 'named' Paleo-diet resources refer to it. I found published absorption studies that were favorable, but they didn't address multiple mineral absorption. Not sure that the levels are particularly high enough in mineral water to be considered high calcium. Even Pelligrino has somewhere around 100mg if you drink the whole bottle. It would depend if you were focused on increasing a single mineral but I am unsure of when it would be better to focus on that, rather than just improving overall mineral status.

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on January 22, 2012
at 03:28 PM

Calcium and magnesium tend to inhibit each other's absorption. High calcium in the water means you're not going to be getting the most bang for your buck for the Mg.

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on January 22, 2012
at 03:24 PM

Why would you want to avoid Calcium-containing water?

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on January 22, 2012
at 03:07 PM

By neutralizing acid in the stomach? I assume you take it with a meal then? It's interesting since it also increases distension.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on January 22, 2012
at 03:06 PM

Good details - thanks! My serum bicarb is already slightly elevated for unknown reasons. Do you think I should avoid it?

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on January 22, 2012
at 03:04 PM

Mostly for electrolytes like Mg I think

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on January 22, 2012
at 06:28 AM

why mineral water?

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on January 22, 2012
at 06:32 AM

Natural mineral waters with high concentrations of magnesium and bicarbonate ions have long been prized for their health promoting qualities. The famous Apollinaris water contains 104 mg/L of magnesium, but unfortunately is also fairly high in sodium and calcium. Mendocino water contains 130 mg/L of magnesium, but again has fairly high calcium and sodium levels. A more ideal water is Noah???s spring water bottled from the Adobe Springs in California. Noah???s California Spring Water contains 110 mg/L of magnesium, but only 3 mg/L of calcium and 5 mg/L of sodium. It also contains 529 mg/L of bicarbonate ions and has a pH of 8.3.

Magnesium-rich mineral waters are easily absorbed and have many health benefits due not only to their magnesium content, but also because of their content of bicarbonate ions that help neutralize the carbonic acid formed in the body during metabolic processes. Several studies have shown that an increased intake of bicarbonate may help prevent muscle wasting and bone loss.

A manufactured magnesium/bicarbonate water, ???Unique Water???, has recently been developed in Australia. It contains 120 mg of magnesium and 650 mg of bicarbonate per liter and has a pH of 8.3.

Below is a link on how to make it. However you have to wade through some talk about heart affib. However for this particular group magnesium is crucial and they know the subject really well...

http://www.afibbers.org/Wallerwater.pdf

Ea0154532caf2b4f600f8d30d74b0d3a

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on January 22, 2012
at 03:24 PM

Why would you want to avoid Calcium-containing water?

Ea0154532caf2b4f600f8d30d74b0d3a

(112)

on January 22, 2012
at 05:08 PM

I've been adding mineral water into my routine for some time but hadn't seen any 'named' Paleo-diet resources refer to it. I found published absorption studies that were favorable, but they didn't address multiple mineral absorption. Not sure that the levels are particularly high enough in mineral water to be considered high calcium. Even Pelligrino has somewhere around 100mg if you drink the whole bottle. It would depend if you were focused on increasing a single mineral but I am unsure of when it would be better to focus on that, rather than just improving overall mineral status.

Ea0154532caf2b4f600f8d30d74b0d3a

(112)

on January 22, 2012
at 05:09 PM

Wouldn't Epsom salt baths be easier for raising just Mg levels?

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on January 22, 2012
at 03:06 PM

Good details - thanks! My serum bicarb is already slightly elevated for unknown reasons. Do you think I should avoid it?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 23, 2012
at 04:33 AM

Jesse - Epson salt baths are one way... It all depends on what each person finds works for them and their schedule...

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on January 22, 2012
at 03:28 PM

Calcium and magnesium tend to inhibit each other's absorption. High calcium in the water means you're not going to be getting the most bang for your buck for the Mg.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 23, 2012
at 04:47 AM

Balor123 - I take Magnesium Chelate (glycinate) supplements instead. http://www.iherb.com/Doctor-s-Best-High-Absorption-Magnesium-100-mg-120-Tablets/15?at=0

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on January 22, 2012
at 12:58 PM

I use pelliogrino or perier sorry for the sp. It does help with my relfux

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on January 22, 2012
at 03:07 PM

By neutralizing acid in the stomach? I assume you take it with a meal then? It's interesting since it also increases distension.

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on December 23, 2014
at 05:11 PM

Topo Chico Agua Minerale, all the way baby. Goes great with a lime too.

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on January 23, 2012
at 01:07 AM

What I do is buy some unrefined salt (the ones that contain all the mineral goodies, and put a bunch at the bottom of my water pitcher, so as it filters down, it naturally adds back in some minerals that the filter took out.

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on January 23, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Most grocery stores sell natural spring water and that should have minerals in it.

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on January 22, 2012
at 02:46 PM

As far as commercially available brands go Jana and Naya have decent amounts of magnesium (and low sodium). Fiji is low in magnesium but has interest on account of its high concentration of silica.

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