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Benefits of the minerals in water for the body

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Definition of the spring and natural mineral water enables us to understand the benefits of the minerals in water better.

According to the definition contained in the Regulation on Waters Intended for Human Consumption, spring waters are underground waters which naturally occur within geological units with suitable geological conditions, which spontaneously come out to the ground from one or more points of exit or brought out using technical methods and which bear any qualifications as contained in Annex-1 without being subjected to any processes other than those permitted, which satisfy the labeling requirements and which are packed and launched to the market for selling purposes.

According to the Regulation on Natural Mineral Waters, natural mineral waters are underground waters which naturally occur under suitable geological at various depths of the earth’s crust, which spontaneously come out to the ground from one or more springs or brought out using technical methods, which are characterised by their mineral content, residual elements and other constituents, which are protected against any kinds of contamination risks, which possess the properties as specified in the articles 5, 6 and 7 of this Regulation and which are approved as per the article 8 hereof.

 

Minerals which are inorganic substances which the body is not capable of forming by itself ensure vitamins to effectively reach those areas of the bodies where they are needed most. Therefore, the human body needs minerals just as it needs vitamins. And water is the most natural source of minerals.

Water which is the source of life contains several minerals of vital importance. In particular, such minerals as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphate which are of vital importance for our body are naturally available in water.

Water which is the source of life contains several minerals of vital importance. In particular, such minerals as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphate which are of vital importance for our body are naturally available in water.

To briefly summarise some of the minerals in water and their functions in the body;

Calcium in Water: It plays an important role in the contraction and relaxation of muscles, in bone and skeleton health and in the formation of teeth. If the need for calcium is not satisfied, then the calcium stored in bones starts to be used and this causes the bone tissue to weaken over time. If this continues for a long time, then the risk of bone loss called osteoporosis increases. Calcium is a key mineral which plays a role in the contraction of all muscles. In case of calcium deficiency, such prolems as muscular fasciculation and motive difficulty depending on contraction problem may be observed.

Magnesium in Water: The body must generate energy for life. To do this, the metabolism must be able to achieve several chemical events. Magnesium has a key role in all these events. Briefly, energy production is not possible in the body without magnesium. Magnesium is available in the composition of several enzymes and takes part in such vital events as energy generation, digestion and absorption. As calcium takes part in muscular contraction, magnesium is responsible for the relaxation of the muscles. Our every day motions are only possible through regular contraction and relaxation of our muscles.

Potassium in Water: Potassium cooperates with sodium in the body and provides water and electrolyte balance of the body. It ensures the regulation of the cardiac rhythm, thus undertaking a vital role. Further, potassium is effective in the stabilisation of the blood pressure an deven in the reduction of high blood pressure. Recuperation of the muscles after some activity and regulation of the rhythm of contractions and relaxations occur by the help of potassium.

Fluoride in Water: It has beneficial effects in bone and tooth health. It is not however desired to be contained in water at high concentrations. Waters with high fluoride (more than 1 mg per litre is high-fluoride water) may cause fluorosis.

Sodium in Water: It is the most important mineral in providing the water and electrolyte balance in the body. Transition of substances from the cells to the blood and vica versa is regulated by means of sodium. In particular, sodium loss occurs in the body through perspiration in summer months. If too much sodium is excreted, such symptoms as low blood pressure and fainting depending thereupon, weakness, fatigue may be observed. And too much sodium intak emay cause oedema, increase in blood pressure and dysfunction in kidneys. We need 2-3 grams of sodium per day. Water does not have much influence on sodium intake due to its very little sodium content but plays an important role in providing the water and electrolyte balance.

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