4 Minerals in Alkaline Water & Their Benefits
Alkaline water is a rich and refreshing way to stay hydrated while providing your body with tons of nutrients. And the best part is that, as beneficial and enjoyable as it is, there’s no complicated process behind it!
In fact, water naturally becomes alkaline in streams as it flows through rocks and absorbs their mineral nutrients. Calcium, magnesium, and potassium are only a few examples of the nutrients water collects through this process.
The good news is that you don’t have to follow the streams every day to get your alkaline water.
At DYLN, we’ve developed a way to emulate the natural alkalizing process through the VitaBead Diffuser that sits at the bottom of your DYLN Bottle! When you fill-up your bottle, the minerals instantly start working to raise the pH level of your water and alkalize it in minutes.
To break down just how effective this small device is, today we’ll be talking about the 4 main minerals that we use to alkalize water and the benefits they individually offer you!
Found in a wide range of foods, magnesium does wonders for your body and mind!
Firstly, magnesium powers tons of biochemical reactions throughout your entire body.
The following points are just a few examples of how magnesium works in your body:
- Converting the food you eat into your source of energy
- Maintaining gene health by repairing your DNA/RNA
- Regulating neurotransmitters to help your brain communicate with the rest of your body
- Converting amino acids to new proteins
And it’s precisely this level of influence on the brain function that links specifically low levels of magnesium to negative emotions.
It’s quite common for people who suffer from depression to also suffer from a magnesium deficiency. And studies show that participants who increased their magnesium intake felt fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety.
This compound has also been found to fight and prevent physical ailments like muscle fatigue, migraines, and even high blood pressure!
An increase in magnesium can result in tons of benefits in your day-to-day such as increased or improved physical activity/performance, relief from chronic inflammation, and decreased or regulated PMS symptoms.
Another essential ingredient found in DYLN’s specially-formulated VitaBead Diffuser is Zinc - a trace mineral responsible for tons of chemical reactions that you only need in small amounts.
This mineral is also an essential nutrient, which means it’s highly recommended to include Zinc in your regular diet.
We’ll give you a few of our favorite ways to make sure we’re getting the right amounts of Zinc, but first, let’s talk about all the wonders it does for your body!
Zinc has incredible benefits for your body, both inside and out. Benefits that make a difference in your life in more ways than you think.
Below are some evidence-backed health benefits of Zinc:
- Boosts your immune system
- Accelerates the healing process for different types of injuries to the skin
- Treats acne by reducing the production of certain bacteria and controlling oil glands
- Decreases chronic inflammation
- Reduces the risk of certain age-related effects such as loss of cognitive function and vision
Zinc also helps support the function of other senses like taste and smell.
It’s no coincidence that in the past couple years, these two senses have been the center of attention. Loss of taste and smell have become virtually synonymous with the COVID-19 virus.
And in September of 2020, a study showed that a significant amount of patients had a Zinc deficiency. What’s worse is that those deficiencies were associated with more complications and a longer hospital stay.
Now that you know how invaluable Zinc is to your health, here are some foods to help you increase your supply:
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Black Beans
Much like Zinc, Silica is a trace mineral naturally found in common parts of every diet. It’s been dubbed the beauty mineral due to its strengthening effects on hair, skin, and nails!
Several studies have found that participants’ hair strands strengthen over time after implementing an increase in their silica intake. And while it cannot reverse hair loss, it can certainly help prevent it!
It also works to protect your skin by boosting the production of collagen, which improves and maintains your skin’s elasticity, texture, and youthful appearance. And stronger nails come as a result of orthosilicic acid - a prominent compound in silica that helps treat and prevent nail brittleness.
However, as is the case with most trace minerals, most people aren’t getting a proper amount of silica in their diet. So here are a few ways to get a steady supply of silica to reap the benefits:
- Leafy greens
- Brown rice
In addition to the 3 valuable minerals listed above, our VitaBead Diffuser also contains Tourmaline. This mineral is known for its detoxification abilities, as well as the great taste it adds to your drinking water!
Fun fact: Tourmaline is also classified as a gemstone, and some groups believe it can have emotional benefits such as boosts in confidence and stress-relief.
The benefits just keep on coming! This mineral-rich diffuser also boosts the hydrogen in you water and significantly lowers the oxidation-reduction potential (ORP).
Low ORP values means higher antioxidizing effects for your water. And DYLN’s diffuser reduces the ORP to -150, meaning it’s even more antioxidant than other alkaline water options!
At DYLN, we value health, wellness, and knowledge. And that comes with transparency about what exactly you’re putting in your body when you enjoy a drink of our delicious alkaline water.
Now that you know all about how our water is created, enjoy your DYLN Bottle with even more peace of mind!