WHY DRINK VITAL WATERS?
Natural water, unpolluted ground water or spring water in the environment, is normally alkaline and mineralized. Rain water, or pure water, collects on or in the earth’s surface where it becomes infused with naturally occurring minerals and trace elements. This water has served as a source of drinking water for all living creatures, including humans, for millennia. It is vital to our existence.
Total alkalinity is an important component of water, particularly in relation to our health. It is a measure of the amount of hydrogen ions plus minerals such as the carbonate and bi-carbonate ions of calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese and sodium. These minerals create a strong buffering, or stabilizing effect for the pH of the water. The higher the alkalinity the more stable the pH. Water with high pH and alkalinity supports the body`s digestion process in the absorption of nutrients, minerals and essential trace elements.
There are a number of natural water sources around the world that are regarded as having remarkable healing qualities. These waters all have high pH (8.5 or greater) and high alkalinity (dissolved salts and minerals). This is the hallmark of high quality, healthy water; they are alkaline.
ALKALINE WATER FOR ACTIVE PEOPLE
Exercise generates acidity within the body through the production of lactic acid, pyruvic acid and CO2. Exercise also disrupts mineral balance through increased cellular metabolism and perspiration. Acidosis and mineral imbalance significantly impairs athletic performance and slows recovery. The consumption of mineralized alkaline water is considered to substantially improve athletic performance.
HOW ALKALINE WATER BENEFITS ATHLETES
There are many benefits of drinking mineralized alkaline water before, during and after exercise, including:
Reduction in muscle and whole body acidity
Improved muscle function
Improved exercise intensity
Faster recovery time during and after exercise
Increased training volume
Reduced muscle soreness
Reduced cellular oxidation damage
Increased hydration volume of the body
Increased rate of rehydration
Improved digestion and uptake of nutrients and protein during and after exercise
Vital Waters pH Plus and Himalayan Plus are the ultimate in premium alkaline drinking waters. Infused with natural minerals and trace elements, this water is the perfect foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
FOOD, WATER & GOOD HEALTH
Your body is more than 60% water and this water is maintained very tightly in an alkaline state (about pH 7.35). All food needs to be in an alkaline state in order for it to be absorbed by the body. Food is digested in the acid environment of the stomach and is then made alkaline in the upper intestine by the addition of bicarbonate ions from the pancreas. Alkaline foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and Vital Waters alkaline water contain an abundance of minerals and natural carbonate ions and are thus easily and efficiently absorbed by the body.
Acidic foods that are rich in protein, highly processed carbohydrates and sugars, and highly acidic soft drinks contribute to metabolic acidosis of the body, a condition that is considered to be fundamental to the generation and maintenance of chronic disease. Water which is both high pH (>7.8) and high alkalinity (>15mg/L) strongly supports the digestion process and the natural absorption of nutrients, minerals and essential trace elements by the body. That is why natural alkaline waters have historically been attributed with remarkable healing qualities.