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Minerals Matter: A deep dive into Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and the importance of minerals.
Want to know the easiest way to measure your water's quality? The answer is TDS! We're going to take a deep dive into Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and the importance of minerals. Discover how trace minerals prepare your body for working out or competition.
What does TDS stand for and how does it measure water quality?
Have you ever wondered how people can measure their water quality? There is a meter that determines the amount of minerals in your water. This measurement is known as Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). This measurement determines the content of substances in a liquid in molecular form. The higher the TDS, the more minerals your water contains.
But how does TDS measure our water quality? Parts Per Million (PPM) or milligrams per liter (mg/L) contain level ranges that allow us to understand where our water qulity stands. According to the EPA, 500 ppm is the recommended maximum amount of TDS for your drinking water. Ideally you want your drinking water to be around 300-500ppm, because it contains essential minerals and is safe for drinking.
Why do we need minerals?
Our bodies cannot naturally produce minerals, which is why it is important to incorporate certain foods and liquids into our diet that are rich in minerals. This helps increase our bodies bioavailability and absorption of essential minerals. Minerals are vital for normal bodily functions. From supporting the microbiome and immune system to regulating the bodies systems, minerals play an important role in our overall health.
According to MedlinePlus, there are two types of minerals: macrominerals and trace minerals. Studies have shown that a lack of trace minerals, magnesium and calcium, causes issues such as fatigue, loss of energy, etc.
How do trace minerals impact exercise?
In order to properly prepare our bodies for a workout or training it's vital to ensure your body is not deficient in minerals. According to research, "In contrast to vitamins, marginal mineral deficiencies impair performance. Iron deficiency, with or without anemia, impairs muscle function and limits work capacity. Magnesium deprivation increases oxygen requirements to complete submaximal exercise and reduces endurance performance."
Unlike any other sports or mineral water on the market, the fulvic acid in blk. prepares you for a strenuous workout, extend your stamina, increase energy production during active exercise, and enhance recovery. Fulvic Acid is arguably the single most important ingredient for athletes especially when combined with alkaline water.
You might be asking yourself, but what is Fulvic Acid? Fulvic acid is an extraordinary natural organic compound formed over hundreds of thousands of years by the breakdown of plants to form the sedimentary rock from which it is mined. It has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine in cultures throughout the world and is now being discovered as an exciting, all-natural performance and recovery ingredient for athletes. Fulvic acid contains trace minerals, electrolytes and 45% oxygen which is highly bio-available to your body and easily absorbed, supercharging energy production, reducing lactic acid, and neutralizing free radicals produced during exercise.
How does fulvic prepare our bodies for workout or competition? Provides Naturally Occurring and Well Absorbed Electrolytes - Without the proper balance of electrolytes, declines in athletic performance are well documented. Fulvic acid contains over 70 trace minerals and electrolytes to naturally optimize performance, increase endurance, and prevent cramps and dehydration during workouts. These 77+ Trace Minerals also improve performance by increasing ATP and reducing lactic acid. Here's how:
• Supercharges Your Cell’s ‘Engine’ Creating More ATP - Increases the number and efficiency of your mitochondria (the cell’s engine), optimizing ATP production, the source of all energy in the body, to working muscles. Fulvic acid has been shown to promote muscle strength during and after a strenuous workout.
• Decreases Lactic Acid and CO2 in the Muscles - You know the feeling. Too much CO2 and too little oxygen is what makes your body quit even when your mind wants to keep going. Fulvic acid carries out waste like CO2 increasing endurance, improving recovery, and lessening post workout muscle soreness.
Trace Mineral Takeaway
Trace Minerals have a large impact on our bodies overall wellbeing. From improving iron absorption and regulating gut health with healthy bacteria, to supporting immune health and reducing inflammation. Infused with fulvic, blk. reduces inflammation and provides optimal mineral absorption to keep your body thriving! Studies have shown that fulvic acid supports the microbiome, improving the gut function and has a yin-yang effect when it comes to these physiological states. Our fulvic infused functional beverage gives you the ability to incorporate powerful antioxidants and over 77+ trace minerals into your diet all while increasing your bodies bioavailability.