Calcium: for Bones and Teeth
Calcium is considered the most important mineral in our body. We own up to 1.5 kilograms of it – mostly in our bones and teeth. Calcium is necessary for our bone metabolism, for nerves and muscles, for blood clotting and the transmission of hormonal signals. In addition, it regulates the activity of various enzymes and has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. Calcium deficiency can lead to muscle cramps and osteoporosis. Visit forbes.com to know more.
Calcium Suppliers: We mainly consume calcium via milk and dairy products such as cheese and yoghurt.
Waiakea water contains many natural minerals and trace elements. Please note: Water drinking is not enough to cover the vital needs of minerals. It is also important to eat a balanced and healthy diet.
Magnesium: for Muscles and Nerves
With a share of 20 grams, magnesium is the second most abundant mineral in our body. Magnesium activates a variety of enzymes that initiate different chemical reactions. It plays a significant role in the function of the muscle and nerve cells and is therefore important for the heart and circulation. A lack of magnesium can manifest in irritability, lack of concentration, muscle spasms or arrhythmia.
Magnesium Suppliers: Whole wheat bread, nuts and bananas are particularly rich in magnesium.
Potassium: for Muscles and Heart
Potassium is an important mineral that occurs predominantly in the body’s cells where it provides the fluid content. It also controls the muscle activity. An empty potassium depot can lead to general fatigue, muscle cramps or cardiac arrhythmias. Visit BevNet to know more.
Potassium suppliers: Potassium can be absorbed particularly well over dried fruit, fresh bananas, kiwis or mushrooms.
Iron: for Blood Formation and Energy Metabolism
At around 4 grams, iron is the most common trace element in the human body. More than two-thirds of the body’s iron forms the blood pigment hemoglobin. Iron is responsible for both the formation of blood as well as the transport and storage of oxygen. A balanced iron content promotes the entire energy metabolism. Iron deficiency can manifest in fatigue or anemia.
Iron Suppliers: There is a lot of iron in animal liver, kidneys, legumes, wild garlic and spinach.
Hydrogen Carbonate: for the Acid-Base Balance
Hydrogen carbonate helps to regulate the acid-base balance in the body (see also Sodium and Chloride). In the gastrointestinal tract bicarbonate neutralizes excess acid. One-sided diet with too much protein, sugar, fat and alcohol promotes the formation of acid. There is a risk of acidification of the body. Here, bicarbonate-containing water can help restore balance.
There is no maximum, because you cannot “overdose” the healthy, natural bicarbonate in the body.
Sodium: for the Acid-Base Balance
Together with chloride, sodium regulates the water and acid-base balance of our body. And in conjunction with potassium, the mineral regulates our fluid balance and is important for nerve and muscle function. Too little sodium in the body can lead to low blood pressure, dizziness or orientation difficulties.
It is recommended to take no more than 6 grams of sodium chloride (saline) daily. One gram of salt contains 0.4 grams of sodium.
Sulphate: Digestion, Skin, and Nails
Sulphate is a natural sulfur compound and essential mineral for the human body. Sulfate is supposed to stimulate the bile flow and to promote digestion. In addition, sulfate is involved in the construction of proteins and in the firmness of skin and hair. The Drinking Water Ordinance (TrinkwV 2001) specifies a limit of 250 mg per liter, as too high a sulphate content for pipes can have a negative effect (corrosive).
High sulphate concentrations from 1,200 mg sulphate per liter are contained in medicinal waters .
Chloride: for the Gastric Juice
Together with sodium, chloride is responsible, among other things, for the distribution of fluid in the body. As a component of the gastric juice, the mineral ensures the maintenance of the acid-base balance. Chloride deficiency can manifest itself in muscle spasms or cardiac dysfunction.
It is recommended to take no more than 6 grams of sodium chloride (saline) daily. One gram of salt contains 0.6 grams of chloride.