In trying to promote alkalinity, the bottled water industry is putting out a plethora of alkaline waters, which are often referred to as vitamin waters. These may give the body a temporary boost as they are high in the alkaline-forming minerals like sodium and potassium, but please take notice of where the water comes from, how it has been filtered (if any), and what type of bottle it is in. PET BPA-free bottles are the best, but plastics still tend to leech toxins when in juxtaposition with minerals so a highly mineralized water may become contaminated just by being containerized.
There are also many alkalizing additives for water, but most of them, like bottled waters and sports drinks only contain , at most, 5 minerals. Although this may alkalize the blood, it does little to replace the myriad of electrolytes lost through exercise, stress and daily living. Consumers often believe their sports water or alkaline water will give them sufficient replacements. That is not true. You need a well-balanced multi-electrolyte mineral supplement to put into your water to restore needed support for the neurotransmitters in the brain which ultimately control all bodily functions. The most convenient and economical of these is a Concentrated Electrolyte Spray from EnduroPacks to add to any liquid. It has the full complement of 13 minerals, so will facilitate raising the pH as well as providing all the necessary electrolytes.
The above excerpt is from a publication from author and nutritionist, Nina Anderson (SPN), who has been writing about the sports drink industry and electrolyte replacement for many years, including "Analyzing Sports Drinks" by Safe Goods Publishing. Copies of this booklet are available in PDF by request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website https://antiaginglady.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/502/ for more publications from this author.
We need to hydrate. But how can you hydrate and replace electrolytes without the harmful additives like sweeteners and artificial flavoring common in sports drinks that are harsh on your stomach?