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Need further clarification on water to purchase

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 05, 2012 at 3:41 AM

PHD recommends drinking mineral water to get Mg. I see people here going back and forth between mineral and spring water. The significant difference seems to be the concentration of minerals, with mineral water being at least 10 times as concentrated as spring water. More is not necessarily better though. So which should I aim for?

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on February 05, 2012
at 04:19 PM

With the phytates, possibly not!

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on February 05, 2012
at 03:05 PM

I doubt grains are considered a good source of magnesium though...

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on February 05, 2012
at 01:07 PM

You are right when you say more is not better, btw. There is a natural water in my supermarket with 400mg of calcium in every liter, but I'd rather have enough magnesium with that.

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Just drink random natural mineral waters and change regularly. Perrier and dasani, for example, are not natural (perrier is not naturally carbonated). Just like with food, there has to be variety, quality, and it has to be natural.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on February 05, 2012
at 02:33 PM

I think it's cheaper to buy a supplement, honestly.

That said, Apollinaris is supposed to have a good amount of Magnesium for bottled water, but it's only 120 mg/LITER.

I supplement 300-400 mg of Magnsium a day, so it could get pretty expensive!

ETA: Here's a list of high magnesium foods derived from the USDA database. Interesting to note that grains are a very high source of magnesium. Since I tend to avoid nuts (phytates), it makes sense to me that I became magnesium deficient when I went Primal (as have many others!)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on February 05, 2012
at 04:19 PM

With the phytates, possibly not!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on February 05, 2012
at 03:05 PM

I doubt grains are considered a good source of magnesium though...

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on February 05, 2012
at 02:37 PM

You can purchase any low cost filtered water and just add liquid trace minerals to the water.

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on February 05, 2012
at 09:47 AM

How much do you want to spend?

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