Why Consider Mineral Water Healthy?

Why do we consider mineral water healthy? What about manganese ionic natural mineral water H20? What about other bottled brands? What's the best choice? Let's see if we can answer those questions here.

Company claims must always be viewed skeptically. The more amazing the claim, the more likely it is to be false. If a US company exaggerates too much, they can be brought up on charges by the Federal Trade Commission for making "unsupported health claims."

Even health supplement companies are not allowed to suggest their products for the treatment of specific diseases, but the manufacturer of manganese ionic natural mineral water H20 seems to think that the rules do not apply to them.

According to their website, their product is supposedly to be good for asthma, carpal tunnel, convulsions, infertility, sex drive, retarded growth rate, shortened leg bone, TMJ, slipped tendons and cartilage formation.

Even if you consider mineral water healthy, those claims are hard to believe. There are a lot of different and unrelated conditions on that list. Here's why I'm thinking, no way.

First off, what really makes mineral water healthy is unknown. We do not even know if it really is healthy. Natural springs rich in calcium may have been a good nutritional source in ancient times when dairy products were mostly unavailable. But, today we have a variety of dairy products and leafy greens that are much better sources of the nutrient.

And, the natural mineral water H20 brand does not even contain calcium. It contains manganese, which is an element. The company claims that drinking their product is better for your health than taking a vitamin supplement that contains manganese, because it is more bio-available in liquid form.

On the contrary the USDA is not quite on-board with that concept. "Because (liquid manganese) may be more bio-available than what is found in food, caution should be taken when using manganese supplements or drinking water that contains it." Not a shining affirmation …

In addition, individuals with liver disease may be distinctly susceptible to the adverse effects of excessive intake of this element. Manganese is stored in the liver and kidneys. Manganese is used for bone building and is found naturally in most plant foods, nuts and legumes. There is no indication that increasing your intake could help with any of the conditions stated on the company website.

So, there is really no way that you can consider natural mineral water H20 healthy, but what about other brands? Well, Perrier has been the industry leader for many years. Their company website makes no health claims at all. They only suggest Perrier as a "sparkling alternative" to an alcoholic beverage.

A few years back, all of the Perrier in America was recalled due to benzene contamination. Benzene is a toxic chemical that causes vomiting, irritation of the stomach lining, dizziness, sleepiness, convulsions and death. The level found was 15 times higher than what the EPA has deemed "safe." Knowing this, it is hard to consider any bottled mineral water healthy.

The FDA has found that several companies are simply packaging tap water! So, depending on where you live, it's quite possible that the spring fresh mountain water you're buying could be coming from the same municipal source that you're tap water is coming from. Ouch!

So what's the best choice? Forget the bottle water. Their containers are bad for the environment on many levels, anyway.

Take control to assure the water you're drinking is pure and healthy. Buy a home filtration system that balances mineral content and pH level while removing harmful chemical contaminants like benzene.

In order to consider mineral water healthy , only a trace amount of minerals should be present. Just enough to give it a fresh taste. Hey, and if you need water to go – bottle your own, saving you money and saving the environment.