H2o : The Mystery, Art and Science of Water
“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”
- Loren Eiseley
Water is elemental to life, but often overlooked and under-appreciated. They may all be clear and transparent. Indeed, not all water is the same! Water from different sources will vary in taste.
Just like wine, terroir affects water.
To vary the taste of the water, TDS plays a crucial role! So, what is TDS?
TDS stands for total dissolved solids. It measures the mineral composition of any given water, which results in creating its own specific flavor profile and character. TDS levels determine how much sodium, magnesium, calcium and other minerals are present, therefore informing how your water of choice will pair with your food of choice. The following natural minerals are often found in natural mineral water. Content of each vary the taste of each sip of water significantly.
Sodium regulates fluid balance in the body. It is essential to regular blood pressure, activate many enzymes and maintain the acid-base balance in the body stable. Together with chlorine, sodium forms our normal salt used.
Calcium is an important substance in bones, teeth and tissues, and is responsible for the transmission of impulses in nerve and muscle cells. It activates many enzymes involved in blood coagulation and the formation of numerous hormones.
Hydrogen is the smallest molecule in the universe that can make the biggest impact on our health. Hydrogen water is loaded with hydrogen molecules that can extinguish free radicals and cross the blood-brain barrier, cell membrane, mitochondria, and even the nucleus. Because of its unique properties, molecular hydrogen has therapeutic benefits in virtually every organ in the body where it exerts antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anti-allergy actions with no known side effects. Hydrogen water is not a hype or trend, yet, there are over 700 medical /scientific studies to discuss its benefits.
“TDS levels determine how much sodium, magnesium, calcium and other minerals are present, therefore informing how your water of choice will pair with your food of choice.”
Magnesium is known as “fuel for the heart”, “component of strength”. It helps build bones and teeth, contributes to the transmission of nerve impulses and muscle relaxation, activates over 300 enzymes and regulars electrochemical system. It also inhibits blood clotting, protects against thrombosis.
Biocarbonate / Hydroben Carbonate (HCO3)
Biocarbonate acts as an alkalizing agent in the body. It is an expectorant and attenuates inflammation of the gastric mucosa. Biocarbonate-rich water considerably reduces the risk of the formation of kidney stones.
Silicon is known as the “wellness mineral” because it helps strengthen teeth, bones, nails and skins. It supports the absorption of calcium, and is connected to the strength of ligaments, tendons and connective tissues.