What is “Smart” Water? Do We All Need it?
To be honest, I have not really paid attention to this specialized type of bottled water. The pricey and well-advertised “Smart Water” is apparently the well-known one, but you can get it almost anywhere, i,.e., grocery stores, Sam’s Club, etc. where it is also referred to “alkaline water” or “electrolyte” water.”
Here’s what I have learned:
Q: Is purchased alkaline water better for you than plain water?
A: According to the Mayo clinic: for most people, plain water is better! But always ask your doctor!
Since 3 of Linda’s doctor recommended itm completely independent of each other, it’s a good question to ask our own doctors.
Q: What exactly is “Smart” water? What will it help with? Will it help with bone loss?
A: It is bottled, purified water that has nutrients added to it to achieve an alkaline pH.
“Scientists use pH to describe how acidic a substance is on a scale of 0 to 14. By definition, a substance is alkaline if it has a pH of over 7.
Because alkaline water has a higher pH level than does plain tap water, proponents say that it can neutralize acid in your bloodstream. However, research suggests that alkaline water is unlikely to significantly change blood pH.
Some studies suggest that alkaline water might help slow bone loss, but it’s not clear if the benefit is maintained over the long term.”
(Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.)
Q: So, Who Who Actually Needs “Smart” water?
A: Generally speaking, it has the potential of helping people who are
1) In intense fitness training
2 Not drinking enough water on a daily basis;
2) Sweating or flushing out electrolytes due to heat, over-exertion, etc.; and
3) Older adults. Seniors are often at risk of electrolyte imbalance.
A serving each day would not be be a bad idea for us seniors!!!
Q: I Need A Review!
What are electrolytes and why do we need them?
A: An electrolyte is a substance that conducts electricity when dissolved in water. All humans need electrolytes to survive as many automated process in the body rely on this electric current and “charge” to function.
Common electrolytes include sodium, potassium, calcium and bicarbonate, which are found in a healthy diet including lots of fruits and veggies.
Q: How do I know if I have an electrolyte imbalance?
A: Symptoms of electrolyte imbalance can be twitching, weakness, and if balances get way out of whack, can include seizures and heart rhythm disturbances.
Q: Does It Help With Bone Loss From Osteoporosis?
A: There are thoughts out there that it is beneficial, but once again, there is no science to document this. My thought is that once again, it surely wouldn’t hurt to add an 8 ounce cup each day!
Q: Will drinking “Smart” Water Help With Weight loss?
A: Probably not since it’s just enhanced water. Here’s an interesting review that may be of value:
Smart Water Review: “14 Things You Need To Know” From www.dietsppotlight.com: CLICK HERE
Many years ago, when we first started sharing the tea and learning about it, there were several naturopathic doctors who provided the most fascinating insightful reports on the tea. One in particular spent a great deal of time teaching us how drinking the tea regularly creates the perfect alkaline balance for clean, pure, blood.
I’d give anything to provide those lectures for you! I can’t do that, but I can tell you that I have conversations every week with people who are reordering the tea — who for one reason or another had stopped — and realizing that they feel and function their best WITH THE TEA.
For many of us, it doesn’t have to be much after the first 30-60 days. The important part is the consistency of drinking even 1/2 to 1 cup a day to flush out the crazy stuff and toxins around us that we will NEVER be able to see.
I think adding just one 8-ounce glass a day of “Smart” Water may be of value too! While I don’t think I’d drink the tea and the “Smart” water together, I do think it may be an excellent health protocol — that sure wouldn’t hurt anything!
And in these crazy days, who knows what it will be that keeps us healthy and protected?
Have a great week! Stay safe, healthy … and happy!