Are You at Risk for a Mineral Deficiency?

Did you know that 4 out of 5 Americans are mineral deficient?

It’s no wonder–with our fast food lifestyles and the depletion of minerals in our agriculture lands, we are by and large an overfed and undernourished nation.

Minerals support body cells and structures and work to regulate many body processes such as conducting electricity in our nervous system. In fact, every cell in the body needs calcium and magnesium to function properly.

The pH of our blood must remain at about 7.365 at all times in order to live. When we eat, drink and perform acidic functions like rigorous exercise, our body is forced to rob itself of alkaline minerals in order to neutralize the acidity and keep us alive. But if we keep our alkaline reserves up through a healthy plant-based diet and adequate mineral intake, our body does not need to steal minerals from our bones and organs.

But taking minerals and supplements to bridge the gap isn’t the best solution, because many minerals are not readily absorbable in pill form, and certain substances can block the absorbency when supplements are taken together.

We’ve been told all of our lives that milk is a great source of calcium and promotes bone health, but this is a myth. While milk does have an abundance of calcium, it also contains phosphorus which blocks the absorption of calcium, and studies show that those who drink large quantities of cow’s milk actually have weaker bone health!

The seven macrominerals–minerals needed in large quantities–are calcium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, potassium, sulfur and phosphorus. Trace minerals like iron and zinc are needed in smaller quantities.

While you may get a sufficient amount of minerals from a well balanced diet of foods like kale, almonds, avocados, spinach, broccoli, organic soy products, collard greens, brown rice and lentils, an easier and more efficient solution is to drink mineral-rich water that has been ionized. It is believed that the body can absorb calcium and magnesium 30% easier and faster from water  than from food or supplements.

70% of Americans have hard water, which is rich in alkaline minerals but difficult for the body to absorb. While reverse osmosis systems strip the water of all minerals, water ionizers use the process of electrolysis to make the naturally occurring minerals in tap water become bio-available. If you are part of the 30% of Americans who have soft water, or if you already have a reverse osmosis system installed, you can benefit from a mineral remineralizer which will add powdered calcium and magnesium to your water.

Don’t be a victim of mineral deficiency. Protect your health and the health of your family with a Chanson water ionizer and (if needed) an Inline Mineral Remineralizer. You simply cannot get the same results from taking supplements or drinking bottled mineral water.

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