Paul Mason, PresidentHealthy Water Association
To encourage bottlers and health authorities to add 100 mg/l magnesium to all bottled beverages, in order to end global magnesium deficiency that is causing countless heart attacks, strokes, and other debilitating illnesses.
Article in February 2007
Life Extension magazine:
Is Your Bottled Water Killing You? This article addresses the widespread lack of magnesium in bottled waters.
(That's a large pdf file; If that's a problem, here is a smaller, faster, lower quality file,
Is Your Bottled Water Killing You?.)
Newsletter of the Healthy Water Association
Membership Roster of the Healthy Water Association
Science Advisory Panel of the Healthy Water Association
Suit Against the Secretary of Health and the FDA
Press Release--FDA Suit for 3 Million Deaths
Motion to Compel Joinder with the U.S. Department of Justice
AFFILIATE: Arab Healthy Water Association
News: Donald W. Short, vice president of Coca-Cola, announced that Coke is creating "The Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness" to help Coca-Cola identify new functional beverage ingredients and possible formulations that address a particular health or nutritional need worldwide. Location: Houston, Texas.[The most obvious and pressing need: Mg!]
Hard water can be an important source of magnesium. Desert springs and wells are often rich in magnesium, but modern water treatment plants use Reverse Osmosis or other purification which removes magnesium from water.
Most Mg-deficiency deaths are a result of heart disease, but asthma, migraine, cramps, and many other illnesses can be caused by magnesium deficiency.
Adult males should get 420 mg of magnesium per day, but are actually averaging only 327 mg/day, according to an exhaustive literature review.
Worldwide, there are 79 brands of bottled water containing 110 mg/L magnesium or more.
Natural springs containing magnesium bicarbonate may be found in geologic "ultra-mafic" rock formations containing the rock called "serpentine."
There are three ways of putting magnesium into purified drinking water without impacting flavor:
(a) magnesium lactate
There may also be extra health benefits from the bicarbonate.
To see the medical journal articles supporting these statements, please see below.
The Arab Healthy Water Association petitions that your Health Agency recommend that all bottled water and soft drinks contain at least 100 mg/L magnesium. Such a recommendation would encourage bottlers to improve the healthfulness of their beverages, saving numerous lives.
A short list of medical journal articles about magnesium in water:
A book about magnesium:
Some articles about magnesium:
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