Health Aspects of Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water

Health Aspects of Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water

It is a known fact that Calcium and Magnesium are the most important nutrients for the body. Inadequate intake of either nutrient can impair health. The nutritional essentiality and benefits from sufficient dietary intakes of calcium and magnesium are well established but quantitatively imprecise. Many of the ecological epidemiological studies conducted since the mid-1950s have supported the hypothesis that extra magnesium and/or calcium in drinking-water can contribute to reduced cardiovascular disease and other health benefits in populations. 

Available evidence suggests that, because of food habits, many people in most countries fail to obtain from their diets the recommended intakes of one or both of these nutrients. Mineral-rich drinking-waters may provide substantial contributions to total intakes of these nutrients to the people. Water treatment processes like RO can affect mineral concentrations and, hence, the total intake of calcium and magnesium for individuals.

Now let us see how these Minerals affect our body

Inadequate intakes of Calcium have been associated with increased risks of osteoporosis, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), colorectal cancer, hypertension and stroke, coronary artery disease, insulin resistance and obesity. Most of these disorders have treatments but no cures.

Low Magnesium levels are associated with endothelial dysfunction, increased vascular reactions, elevated circulating levels of Creactive protein and decreased insulin sensitivity. Low magnesium status has been implicated in hypertension, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome.

For the detailed study of effects of these nutrients in the body, you can refer to the below mention link of World Health Organization

Thus to keep these diseases at bay, it becomes essential for us to drink Calcium and Magnesium rich water but it is sad to know that the water we are drinking lacks these nutrients as they are treated with RO (Reverse Osmosis) process through machines which we have installed in our kitchen.

Now the question arises how to take a proper intake of these nutrients 

The best option present is the Water Ionizer which retains the nutrients present in the source water and makes the drinking water rich in Calcium and Magnesium. 

To your surprise Water Ionizers are easily available at Affordable cost in India also now. To know more about Hunza Water Ionizer, please visit our website 


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