Hydration, Nutrition, and Exercise

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Hydration #

We have all heard some variation of the quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.”
~ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Bottled, spring, distilled, well, soft, hard, reverse osmosis, chlorinated, fluoridated, rain, and many other options for simple water! Then there is the question of the packaging: plastic, stainless steel, glass, or straight out of the hose? Is there ANY scientific evidence that one is better than another? Do you really need 8-10 glasses of water a day for optimal health? Is there a difference worthy of the added price for purchased water? Likely not. Consider this: While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards over drinking water, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has jurisdiction over bottled water, and since the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, nearly every regulation put forth by one agency has been echoed by the other. Neither agency has any regulatory authority over private well water which should be tested annually for contamination, more frequently as necessary. People with compromised immune systems – HIV/AIDS, cancer patients, those on long-term steroid use, the elderly – could benefit from bottled water over tap or well water. Tap, mineral, and bottled waters can also be sources of magnesium, but the amount of magnesium in water varies by source and brand (ranging from 1 mg/L to more than 120 mg/L). Of course the same hygroscopic and laxative principles apply to fortified water as other oral magnesium supplements.

Water is required by the human body and, based on scientific evaluation; the preferred variety we choose to consume appears to matter little. What should matter is what you can do to improve satiety in the water you DO consume and use. Although not a source for dietary magnesium, Health and Wisdom’s Magnesium Prills effectively reduce water’s overall surface tension to increase cellular hydration and the usability of water in drinking water, teas, juicing, and cooking. Even plants love Prill Water! Kiln-hardened for prolonged durability that lasts for years, Magnesium Prills’ unique effects on water have also been shown to enhance the surfactant properties of soaps and detergents when added during laundry wash cycles and in baths, allowing for less soap used and increased personal and home financial savings!

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