Pınar Waters,Pınar,Mineral Water,Water,MineralBenefits of the minerals in water for the body?Definition of spring and natural mineral water helps us better understand the benefits of the minerals in water.

Benefits of the minerals in water for the body?

Definition of spring and natural mineral water helps us better understand the benefits of the minerals in water.

According to the definition stated in the Regulations On Water For Human Consumption, spring water is the groundwater which forms naturally in geologic units with appropriate geologic conditions, comes up to the surface by itself from one or more outlets or taken out by technical methods and carries the properties stated in Annex-1 without being processed in the ways not described in this regulation, meets the requirements of labelling and packed for sale purposes.

According to the Regulation About Natural Mineral Waters, natural mineral water: is the groundwater which forms naturally under appropriate geologic conditions on different levels of the Earth’s crust, comes up to the surface by itself from one or more outlets or taken out by technical methods, defined with its mineral content, trace elements and other components, possessing the features protected against all pollution risks stated in the 5th, 6th and 7th articles of this regulation and approved by the 8th article.

Minerals, the material body cannot form on its own, help vitamins actively reach the areas in which they are most needed in the body. Therefore, human body needs minerals as much as vitamins. And water is the most natural mineral source.

Some minerals have a vital importance for our body

There are many minerals in the water, source of life, which have a vital importance. Especially the minerals with a vital importance for our body such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphate occur naturally in water.

To give a short summary of some minerals in water and their functions in the body;

Calcium in Water: Plays an important role in contraction and relaxation of the muscles, health of bones and skeleton, and teeth growth. If the calcium need is not satisfied, the calcium stored in the bones would start to be used which then causes the bone tissue to get weak. If this situation carries on for a long time the risk of bone loss, also called osteoporosis, increases. Calcium is a key mineral which plays an important role in all muscle contractions. In calcium deficiency problems such as muscle twitches, difficulty in movement related to contraction issues might be seen.

Magnesium in Water: The body needs to produce for life. Because of this, metabolism has to be able to perform many chemical reactions. Magnesium has a key role in all of these reactions. In short, energy generation in body is not possible without magnesium. Magnesium participates in vital processes such as energy generation, digestion and absorption by being present in the structure of many enzymes. Magnesium is responsible for the relaxation of muscles as the calcium does for the contraction. Our daily movements are possible with the regular contraction relaxation of our muscles.

Potassium in Water: Potassium balances the water and electrolytes by cooperating with sodium in the body. It takes a vital role by setting the heart rhythm. In addition, potassium is effective in balancing the blood pressure and even lowering the high blood pressure. Recurrence of the muscles after activities, determining the contraction relaxation and rhythm are again happens with the aid of potassium.

Fluoride in Water: It has beneficial effects on bone and tooth health. However, it is not desirable to have high amounts in water. Waters with high fluoride (more that 1 milligrams in a litre is a high fluoride water) might cause

Sodium in Water: It is the most important mineral in balancing the water and electrolyte in the body. Cell to blood or blood to cell material transfers are organized by sodium. Especially in summer sodium is lost from the body through sweating. If a great deal of sodium is lost, symptoms such as low blood pressure and fainting related to that, weakness, tiredness might be observed. Sodium is present in almost all nutrients particularly in salt. Having excessive amounts of sodium; might cause swelling, increasing blood pressure and kidney malfunctioning. We need 2-3 grams of sodium daily. Water, with its very low amount of sodium content, does not help much with the sodium intake, however it plays an important role in providing the water and electrolyte balance.

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