Many people take great care about what they eat, but somehow they don't consider hydration to be as important. Many people drink water only when thirsty, or as an afterthought. This is like putting the cart before the horse. Any type of balanced nutritional plan, and more importantly, our health [...]
The short answer is No. There are several issues with waiting to get thirsty (see below). For most people, it makes sense to have regular meals. Similarly it is best to develop a regular habit for hydration. 1) If you consistently allow yourself to get thirsty before you drink water, [...]
Although drinking 8 cups of water per day is a good starting point for most adults, one size (or 8 cups) does not fit all! In fact, staying well hydrated depends on several factors. First of all the quality of water is at least as important (if not more) as [...]
First of all, good quality drinking water should be pure and should not have any significant level of toxic biological or chemical contaminants. A good level of purification can be achieved by reverse-osmosis (RO) filter systems, or by distillation of tap water. Further, good drinking water should have a significant [...]
There is so much confusion about good quality drinking water. What type of drinking water do you recommend?
We agree that there is tremendous confusion about drinking water. There is a dizzying array of bottled water products available in stores, including purified water, vapor-distilled water, spring water, mineral water, electrolyte-enhanced water, alkaline water, alkaline-mineralized water, ionic water, infused water, vitamin water and so on. At the other end of [...]
Essential Minerals are minerals (elements found in the earth) that are essential for our survival and proper functioning. There are at least 15 different minerals in this category, and we normally get these minerals from food and water. The most commonly known essential minerals are calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, [...]
Why should I be concerned about intake of essential minerals? Which minerals are the most important?
Health surveys consistently indicate that most people have deficient intake of calcium, magnesium, and/or potassium. However, sodium is an essential mineral that most people consume too much of. For this reason, the EMDROPS formula includes calcium, magnesium and potassium, but no sodium.
What’s the difference between “trace minerals” versus “essential minerals”? Which ones are more important to have in drinking water?
Trace minerals are micro-nutrients that are required in very small or "trace" amounts, generally less than 20 mg (milligrams) per day. There are several trace minerals that are necessary for regular intake, including iron, iodine, selenium, and zinc. Since trace minerals are needed in trace quantities, it is relatively easy [...]
Although most of our regular mineral intake occurs from food, having some mineral intake via drinking water is very beneficial. This is especially the case for calcium and magnesium, since it is quite common to have deficiencies of these essential minerals, even when eating healthy, and particularly when we eat [...]
Unfortunately, we have not come across sports drinks that provide a balanced proportion of the most important essential minerals. Most sports drinks are either completely lacking in calcium and magnesium, or have these essential macrominerals only in trace quantities. Further, sports drinks are typically very rich in sodium (and sugars), [...]
The answer is yes to all of the above questions. However, it may not be necessary to add EMDROPS, in case your drinking water already has good levels of calcium and magnesium. If you use a reverse-osmosis filter, a distillation system, a water softening system, or if you use purified [...]
Add 1 to 2 drops of EMDROPS per cup (8 fl. oz.) of purified water, if you want a subtle and smooth taste to the water Add 3 to 5 drops of EMDROPS per cup (8 fl. oz.) of purified water, if you want a more obvious mineral water taste [...]
IF ADDING TO ONE LITER Add about 4 to 8 drops of EMDROPS per liter of purified water, if you want a subtle and smooth taste to the water. Add about 10 to 20 drops (1 mL) of EMDROPS per liter of purified water, if you want a more obvious [...]
Yes, EMDROPS can be added to sports drinks, particularly if you want to boost the level of calcium, magnesium or potassium in your drink. Please note that most sports drinks provide plenty of sodium and sugar, but not calcium and magnesium. It is best to check the ingredients label of [...]
Yes, EMDROPS is great for adding to drinking water for rehydration after any type of mild to moderate exercise by a healthy individual. However, in cases of intense physical exercise with profuse sweating, severe dehydration, diarrhoea etc, it is important to add some table salt (sodium chloride) or sea salt [...]
Yes, EMdrops can be used to make an excellent oral rehydration solution (ORS), when combined with purified or boiled water, salt (sodium chloride) and sugar. It is easy to make an ORS at home if you wish to avoid using store bought ORS. To 1 liter (or 1 quart) of [...]
How does EMDROPS-enhanced water compare with mineralized or electrolyte-enhanced water bought from a water store?
"Mineralized Water" bought from a water store has some added minerals, mainly calcium and magnesium. We have frequently observed that water stores sell purified water (usually reverse-osmosis filtered water) for about 50 cents per gallon, and "mineralized water" or "electrolyte-enhanced water" is sold at about $1 to 2 per gallon. [...]
How does EMDROPS-enhanced water compare to “smart” water, and to electrolyte-enhanced bottled water?
"Electrolyte-enhanced" bottled water has mineral electrolytes added to purified water . We have frequently observed that electrolyte-enhanced bottled waters of various brands (including "smart" water) have mineral electrolytes at about 20 to 30 ppm (parts per million). A single drop of EMDROPS in a full 8 oz (~240 mL) cup [...]
EMdrops can be added to practically any beverage as a dietary supplement to boost intake of healthy mineral electrolytes, particularly calcium and magnesium. We recommend consuming wholesome beverages in moderation; healthy beverages that you know are good for your mind and body. Examples include various types of drinking water (our [...]
When using EMDROPS as a Calcium-Magnesium mineral supplement, what is the suggested dose for adults?
The suggested dose of EMDROPS as a mineral supplement is up to 1/2 teaspoon (or up to 2.5 mL), added to a cup of healthy beverage such as fruit juice, smoothie or soup. It can be also added to tea or coffee. Please note that 1/2 teaspoon of EMDROPS provides [...]