WHAT ARE TRACE MINERALS?
The body needs two types of minerals to functional optimally: trace minerals (microminerals) and macrominerals. Trace minerals are required in much smaller amounts than macrominerals, although they are equally important. Trace minerals are a catalyst that helps regulate chemical reactions in the body. Some trace minerals are essential for maintaining health.
WHAT IS ALKALINE SPRING WATER?
“What is alkaline spring water?” is a question best answered by understanding what alkaline water is and what spring water is. Alkaline spring water is high pH groundwater that comes from a natural spring. A spring is the point at which groundwater reaches the land’s surface from an aquifer – an underground layer of water-saturated permeable rock, sand or silt.
WHAT IS A
A functional beverage is a non-alcoholic drink which benefits specific bodily functions in addition to providing general nutritional benefits. Functional beverages are not new. The first manufactured “sports drink” became widely available in the late 1920s. By the late 1960s, these “recovery” drinks, usually ending in “ade”, were ubiquitous amongst athletes worldwide. These first widely marketed functional drinks mainly replenished water, sodium and carbohydrates lost during intense and strenuous sporting activities.
WHAT IS BLACK WATER?
“Black water” is a term that describes water that contains fulvic acid (FvA) and sometimes other minerals or vitamin additives. Black water is also known by other names, such as “fulvic water” and “natural mineral alkaline water”. Black water has higher pH and alkalinity, making it less acidic than most bottled drinking water or tap water. Black water has been getting a lot of attention from health conscious people, naturopaths, and scientific research for its purported health benefits (in addition to the hydration we all need).
WHAT IS FULVIC WATER
/ HUMIC WATER?
Fulvic water and humic water may refer to the presence of fulvic acid (FA) and humic acid (HA) in rivers, creeks, lakes, and springs, or to commercially made bottled water which contains fulvic and humic additives. Fulvic and humic acids are naturally occurring, the by-product of decaying organic matter. Both are found in plants in trace amounts. Shilajit, a pitch-like substance found in mountainous regions, is rich in fulvic and humic acids. Shilajit has been used in traditional Indian medicine for several thousand years and is still used in Northern India today.