Friday, August 13, 2010



The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) has just recommended that drinking water contain 25-50 mg of magnesium per liter to prevent deaths from heart attack and stroke: American bottled water averages <5 mg of magnesium (Mg) per liter, while bottled water in the rest of the world averages about 20 mg of magnesium per liter. The US National Academy of Sciences estimated that the US deaths from soft water were 150,000 per annum, and that was in 1977!

The FDA and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) caused the Mg-deficient-water problem by Un-Constitutionally destroying the American mineral water industry in the 1930’s, in the mistaken belief that pure water was good, and that mineral water was just impure water. No other country has ever destroyed their mineral water industry.

For decades, the evidence has been overwhelming that Americans are very deficient in Mg, as evidenced by the 23% shortfall from the RDI, yet the FDA and DOJ have covered up their blunder, getting a Federal lawsuit dismissed before the evidence could be shown, and keeping silent about the millions of deaths indicated by over 50 epidemiological studies from nine countries. Recent studies clearly confirm that water-borne Mg is far, far better in preventing cardiovascular pathologies than food-borne Mg.

Epidemiological studies indicate that millions of Americans have died due to the FDA’s and DOJ’s destruction of the American mineral water industry. See:
Now, it is up to the FDA and DOJ to end this travesty, requiring the Mg content of bottled or canned beverages to be put in labels’ nutrition panels, and requiring that all bottled or canned beverages contain at least 25 mg of Mg per liter. FDA and DOJ have ignored petitions and a lawsuit, continuing to cause vast numbers of deaths just to cover-up their blunder.

It is not practical to fortify tap water with magnesium, because 99% of tap water is used for washing, flushing, etc., not drinking, so the cost of fortifying tap water would be prohibitive.
The best way of Mg-fortifying beverages is with "magnesium bicarbonate", as the bicarbonate has the added benefit of reversing the harmful acidification found in aging bodies. Magnesium bicarbonate is made by adding magnesium carbonate to carbonated water, which reacts.

Paul Mason, Mg Librarian
Adobe Springs Water Co. LLC

Note:  I tend to agree that softened water is not the best and water with very high hardness, i.e., very hard water, can create aesthetic problems (staining, coatings, films, difficulty washing using soaps, etc)- This article is not an endorsement of the product or company.

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