Electrolyte Balance™ – Four Bicarbonate Salts with Silica

    • Electrolyte Balance™ is predominately Magnesium Bicarbonate and Silica, with traces of Calcium, Sodium, and Potassium bicarbonate. Our unique formula re-creates the same optimum circumstances nature uses to properly prepare Bicarbonate Salts and Silicic Acid.
  • Electrolyte Balance™ is a natural way to neutralize acids and help balance the pH of the body.
  • Electrolyte Balance™ effectively replenishes magnesium bicarbonate reserves; it also facilitates the voltage-gated calcium, sodium, and potassium bicarbonate ion channels.
  • Magnesium bicarbonate helps protect cells from heavy metal poisoning, such as aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, fluoride, etc., and may help with insomnia, headaches, and inflammation. Up to 90% of Americans have a severe magnesium deficiency, which is akin to diabetes, and it has been found to be at the root of many cardiovascular problems. Sufficient magnesium reserves may help increase memory, focus, and deep relaxation.

USAGE: One to two ounces before bedtime. Throughout the day, add one or two teaspoons of Electrolyte Balance™ per 12 ounces of PristineHydro™ Water. This will effectively replenish magnesium bicarbonate reserves. (Electrolyte Balance™/PristineHydro™ Water [Magnesium Mountain Milk] is not suggested to be consumed with meals.) Electrolyte Balance™ is 100% CHEMICAL FREE, NON-GMO, and GLUTEN FREE.

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Bicarbonate salts are composed of bicarbonate ions (HCO3) paired with magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, and chloride hydroxides. Therefore, in nature we never came in contact with: magnesium chloride, sulfate, citrate, aspartate, oxide, carbonate, glutamate, threonate, amino acid chelate, orotate, lactate, glycinate, malate, or taurate. So why would you take a compound that did not naturally occur in nature? Magnesium is not easily absorbed in the body unless first attached to a transporting substance i.e. a bicarbonate ion and in its natural transporting medium: water.

Magnesium Bicarbonate – Paradigm Shift

Magnesium bicarbonate is a complex hydrated salt only found in liquid form, it is naturally present in pristine drinking water, it is not found in any foods. Prior to the industrial revolution, when food was food, there were 84 organic plant based minerals in the foods we ate and bicarbonate salts in the water we drank. It is impossible to get magnesium bicarbonate through eating food.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human’s body and is essential to good health. Some 60% of it in the human body is contained within the bones, over 25% in the muscles and the rest in soft tissue and body fluids; only 1% is found in the blood, which makes it very difficult to test for a magnesium deficiency. The problem of measuring accurate amounts of magnesium in the body is difficult because intracellular magnesium is what needs to be measured… and it cannot be done with routine magnesium tests. The implications of this widespread magnesium deficiency are frightening.


There are over 10 types of magnesium being pawned off to the uninformed public as nutritional supplements. Magnesium Chloride is being pawned off as a bioavailable form of magnesium… I will ask you one question: do you want magnesium or chloride? We are already exposed to excess isolated chloride in many of the foods we consume. Where did we come in contact with isolated Magnesium Chloride in nature? We didn’t! When you put Magnesium Chloride on your skin the chloride causes a burning pain and you feel a heavy tingling sensation… that is a clear warning of chloride poisoning.

In nature magnesium bicarbonate was absorbed with water into the bloodstream through the small intestine. Just think about this, if magnesium bicarbonate is delivered to the body in water, how can taking metal magnesium pill or rubbing magnesium chloride on your skin be a replacement for drinking magnesium bicarbonate water, the majority of these supplements are excreted in the stool or urine.

Magnesium bicarbonate is necessary for the “spark of life”. The brain and the heart which both produce lots of magneto-electrical activity are very sensitive to levels of magnesium bicarbonate.

Excess inorganic calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphates, fluoride, aluminum and many other toxic metals deplete magnesium reserves – because they bind to magnesium, which carries them out of the body. So if we look at the toxins and metals in fertilizers, food, oral hygiene products, and water additives, almost everything we consume depletes magnesium our reserves. Magnesium bicarbonate is more important than calcium, potassium, chloride, and sodium bicarbonate as it regulates all of them.

“Once Magnesium falls below a certain level, just about everything goes… The cell is not able to have a fully integrated membrane system. it just starts to get weaker and weaker. It doesn’t have the energy to do all the things it needs to do.” Dr. Andrea Rosanoff, M.D., Ph.D. Co-Auther; The Magnesium Factor

“Up to 50 percent of sudden heart attacks may be due to magnesium deficiency…” Dr. James Pierce, P.h.D Author; Your Nutritional Key to Cardiovascular Wellness

“Some 300 enzymatic processes within your body rely on Magnesium…” Magnesium plays a role in activating many enzymes in the body. It also plays a role in maintaining the electrical charges of cells, especially in the nerves and muscles, and in muscle contraction and relaxation. Further, this mineral is involved in cellular functions such as energy production, cellular replication, lipid synthesis and protein formation. It even contributes to bone formation, as it helps regulate calcium metabolism.

Magnesium plays a critical role in heart health, contributing to energy production and heart muscle contraction. By raising the solubility of calcium in urine, magnesium helps prevent the formation of kidney stones. Indeed, magnesium bicarbonate supplementation has been found to help with preventing kidney stone recurrence. Research also suggests that dietary magnesium bicarbonate intake is directly linked to lung function and the severity of asthma.

Top 5 Health Benefits of Magnesium Bicarbonate

  1. Magnesium may reverse osteoporosis

Multiple research studies conducted have suggested that magnesium improves bone mineral density. Magnesium deficiency alters calcium metabolism and the hormones that regulate calcium, resulting in osteoporosis. Intake of recommended levels of magnesium is important because it averts osteoporosis.

  1. Magnesium prevents cardiovascular diseases

One of the most important benefits of magnesium is that it is associated with lowering the risk of coronary heart diseases. Dietary surveys have suggested that sufficient magnesium intake may reduce the chance of having a stroke. Magnesium deficiency increases the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, which increases the risk of complications after a heart attack. Therefore, consuming recommended amounts of magnesium dietary supplements may be beneficial to the cardiovascular system.

  1. Magnesium regulates high blood pressure (Hypertension)

Magnesium plays a key role in regulating blood pressure naturally. All of our products work synergistically and many, including Magnesium Bicarbonate, are consistently associated with lowering blood pressure.

  1. Magnesium treats diabetes

Studies show that individuals with a magnesium deficiency have a risk of developing type-2 diabetes and severe diabetic retinopathy. Magnesium aids in carbohydrate metabolism and influences the release and activity of insulin, thereby controlling blood glucose levels. It has been proven that for every 100 milligrams of increase in magnesium daily intake, there was a 15 percent decrease in the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

  1. Magnesium treats migraines, insomnia, and depression

The numerous magnesium health benefits also include the treatment of migraines, insomnia, and symptoms of depression. Magnesium is also known to cure severe forms of psychiatric dysfunctions including panic attacks, stress, anxiety, and undue agitations. Magnesium bicarbonate considerably reduce the severity of such attacks and may also help in reducing the rate of recurrence.

Magnesium bicarbonate also activates enzymes that control digestion, absorption and the use of proteins, fats and carbs. Magnesium bicarbonate also enables insulin to escort glucose into cells, where it is converted into energy for the body. Without enough magnesium bicarbonate, both insulin and glucose levels become elevated; and when your body is unable to use the insulin properly, excess glucose is stored as fat — most visibly around the waste. Chronic magnesium bicarbonate deficiency can lead to hypoglycemia, anxiety, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

In general, magnesium is essential for the survival of our cells, but takes on further importance in our age of toxicity. We are being bombarded on a daily basis with heavy metals, pesticides, and a barrage of other toxins.

Glutathione is a very important detoxifying agent, enabling the body to get rid of undesirable toxins and pollutants. It is found in every cell in the body, where it acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals and prevent cellular damage. Not solely an antioxidant, glutathione is also essential in other vital biochemical functions such as energy utilization, immune system activity, detoxification, and disease prevention. Proper glutathione levels are actually required so other antioxidants can be properly utilized within the body. Glutathione requires magnesium for its synthesis.

The ravages of toxic fertilizers, contaminated acidic water, metabolic acidosis, poor diet, stress, medications, vaccines, infections, radiation, and other toxins deplete glutathione reserves. Our bodies need the right building blocks for natural glutathione production. It is well known that glutathione supplements have repeatedly performed poorly in studies testing their absorption.

Magnesium deficiency causes a lack of glutathione production, which is not affordable because glutathione protects the body from things that can cause problems, including pesticides, toxic chemicals, exposure to radiation, chemotherapy, smoking, alcohol, and just about everything else. Glutathione also helps the immune system to fight bacteria, viruses, and fungi, which protect us from infections and diseases.

Low magnesium is associated with dramatic increases in free radical generation as well as glutathione depletion. The involvement of free radicals in tissue injury induced by magnesium deficiency causes an accumulation of oxidative products in heart, liver, kidney, skeletal muscle tissues, and in red blood cells. Glutathione is also vital since it is one of the few antioxidant molecules known to neutralize mercury.

Without magnesium and glutathione the body accumulates toxins and acid residues that degenerate tissues and accelerates premature aging.

There are a variety of other things that can place demands on glutathione. These include physical injuries or surgery, exposure to toxic chemicals such as pesticides, solvents, or heavy metals like mercury, arsenic or lead, exposure to infectious agents or vaccinations.

By supporting the body with the proper nutrients and movement that it needs to reside in a state of harmonious balance, one can optimize glutathione production over the long-term.

Magnesium, potassium, and sodium bicarbonate also have a close relationship. Magnesium bicarbonate is necessary for the function of the sodium/potassium pump. If a magnesium bicarbonate deficiency occurs, then pumping sodium bicarbonate out of the cell and pumping potassium bicarbonate into the cell is impaired. That is how our cells get hydrated; it is part of the ATP cycle. The ATP-ADP cycle is a process by which energy is stored and used in the bodies of many animals.

One of the leading researchers on magnesium deficiency, Dr. Mildred Seelig, found that many of the side effects of drugs are actually symptoms of magnesium deficiency. The drugs either increased the demand for magnesium in the body, or they depleted magnesium.

If there is little or no magnesium, then the calcium builds up in the cells causing angina, arrhythmia, hypertension, headaches, and asthma. That is why magnesium is often called nature’s calcium channel blocker.

Magnesium regulates blood sugar levels and heart rhythm, boosts the immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also can help protect us from hypertension, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Experiments on animals have shown that severe magnesium deficiency reduces physical performance and in particular the efficiency of energy metabolism.

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

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  • issues with nerve conduction and muscle contraction
  • muscle cramps and spasms
  • poor coordination
  • weakness
  • chronic fatigue
  • headaches – including migraines and tension headaches
  • appetite loss
  • insomnia
  • cravings for sweets
  • mental confusion
  • irritability
  • personality changes
  • being easily stressed

People with low levels of magnesium are more prone to ailments such as insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, hair loss, swollen gums, high blood pressure, kidney stones, heart disease and even cancer.

In fact, it has been found that persons who suffered sudden and fatal heart attacks had very low magnesium levels in their hearts. When magnesium levels are low, a spasm of the coronary arteries could take place, affecting the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart — this could then trigger a heart attack.

Persons with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are also commonly found to have low magnesium levels. In addition, women with osteoporosis have been found to have lower bone magnesium levels than those without the condition.

Magnesium and Concussive Brain Injury

Intracellular magnesium levels are immediately reduced after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and remain low for up to 4 days. This reduction in magnesium has been correlated with post injury neurologic deficits, and pretreatment to restore magnesium levels results in improved motor performance in experimental animals. Decreased magnesium levels may lead to neuronal dysfunction via multiple mechanisms. Both glycolytic and oxidative generation of ATP is impaired when magnesium levels are low. Magnesium is necessary for maintaining the cellular membrane potential and initiating protein synthesis. Finally, low levels of magnesium may effectively unblock the NMDA receptor channel more easily, leading to greater influx of Ca2+ and its potentially deleterious intracellular consequences. Christopher C. Giza and David A. Hovda. “The Neurometabolic Cascade of Concussion” J Athl Train. 2001 Jul-Sep; 36(3): 228–235.

To put this is layman’s terms, if you are low on magnesium and you get a concussion or multiple concussions it will cause more brain damage. The brain needs magnesium to operate and to recover, so it pulls it from the cells, unless you are deficient in magnesium. It is estimated that up to 90% percent of Americans are magnesium deficient.

PristineHydro’s Acid Free, High Alkaline pH, Magnesium Bicarbonate Water and ElectrolyteBalance™ will help athletes balance their pH, treat their magnesium deficiency, and help prevent permanent brain damage.

Understanding the use of magnesium bicarbonate begins with understanding the pancreas, which is the organ most responsible for providing the bicarbonate our bodies need. The pancreas is a long, narrow gland, which stretches from the spleen to about the middle of the duodenum. It has three main functions. Firstly, it is to provide digestive juices, which contain pancreatic enzymes in an alkaline solution to provide the right conditions for the digestive process to be completed in the small intestines. Secondly, the pancreas produces insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar by the metabolism of sugar and other carbohydrates. Thirdly, it stores and secretes bicarbonate salts to neutralize acids coming from the stomach to provide the right environment for the pancreatic enzymes to be effective. These bicarbonate salts also act as buffers to maintain the normal levels of acidity (pH) in blood and other fluids in the body.

The bicarbonate buffering system is, functionally, the most important buffering system in the body. The body has a number of ways it synthesizes and obtains its bicarbonates.

Several of the main processes are:

The Carbonic Acid/Bicarbonate Buffer System of the Blood:

The carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood reacts with water (H20) in red cells and result in production carbonic acid (H2C03). Carbonic acid is stable at 4o Celsius, when it warms up it dissociates a hydrogen ion (H+) and becomes H+ and a bicarbonate ion (HCO3).

The equation is H2O + CO2 <=> H2CO3 <=> H+ and HCO3

Bicarbonate ions are very unstable and to survive they couple themselves with calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride hydroxides found in the blood. Bicarbonate salts (electrolytes) are stored in the pancreas and secreted when needed to maintain the pH balance of our body fluids.

The kidneys take glutamine and metabolize it to two molecules each of ammonium and bicarbonate (both bases); the flow of glutamine to the kidneys is essential for generating base (alkaline substances).

The kidneys regulate serum bicarbonate; they reabsorb all the filtered bicarbonate and generate 50-100 mEq/day new bicarbonate (to replace the bicarbonate lost by reaction with metabolic and ingested acids). For each mEq of excess net acid excretion by the kidney, one mEq of new bicarbonate will be generated and added to the blood. When the body is overload with acids, the kidneys cannot generate enough base (ammonium and bicarbonate) to counteract the acids.

We obtained much of our bicarbonate salt reserves (HCO3 ions coupled with calcium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, and potassium hydroxides) when consumed pristine spring water. Pristine water is acid free and contains five electrolyte salts: calcium, magnesium, potassium, chloride, and sodium bicarbonate salts.

There are two other important buffer systems in our bodies:

The Phosphate Buffer System

Phosphoric acid changes pretty quickly into dihydrogen phosphate. Dihydrogen phosphate is an excellent buffer, since it can either grab up a hydrogen ion (H+) and reform phosphoric acid, or it can give off another hydrogen ion and become monohydrogen phosphate (a weak base). Therefore, the phosphate buffer system can accept or donate hydrogen ions depending on the solution it is in.

The Protein Buffer System

Proteins themselves can act as buffers. When bicarbonate ions form in the blood, hydrogen ions are produced; blood proteins absorb hydrogen ions.

Amino acids can accept or donate hydrogen ions, making them excellent buffers. And any given protein typically has hundreds of amino acids. So, proteins make superb buffers.

Metabolic acidosis is characterized by a primary reduction in serum bicarbonate along with a decrease in pH.

One or more of the following may account for it:

Poorly Functioning Kidneys:

Inability of the kidneys to excrete the metabolic acids

The kidneys are not generating sufficient bicarbonate

Excessive loss of bicarbonate via kidney or gastrointestinal tract

Poorly Functioning Liver:

The liver is important in acid-base physiology and this is often overlooked. It is important because it is a metabolically active organ which may be either a significant net producer or consumer of acids. The acid-base roles of the liver may be considered under the following headings:

Complete oxidation of carbohydrates and fat, which occurs in the liver, produces carbon dioxide but no fixed acids. As the liver uses 20% of the body’s oxygen consumption, this hepatic metabolism represents 20% of the body’s carbon dioxide production; as the carbon dioxide diffuses out of the liver it helps sustain the carbonic acid/bicarbonate buffer system of the blood.

The metabolism of various organic acids in the liver results in consumption of H+ and regeneration of the extracellular bicarbonate

Metabolism of ammonium to urea (a weak base). Our bodies cannot tolerate high concentrations of urea, however, it is less toxic than ammonia and urea is removed efficiently by the kidneys

Excess Production of plasma proteins

Increased Production of Fixed Metabolic Acids:

Over exercising – production of excess lactic acid

Catabolism of excess proteins

Excessive stress can increase the production of acids

Ketoacidosis (over production of ketoacids) the pancreas is producing insufficient insulin to slow this production and/or carbohydrate stores are inadequate or the body cannot use available carbohydrates as a fuel.

Fasting, particularly if prolonged, can lead to mild ketoacidosis.

Net Addition of Strong Acids:

Consuming acid rain (sulfuric acid [H2SO4] nitric acids [HNO3]) mitigates the carbonic acid/bicarbonate buffer system of the blood. (Not to mention the hydrofluorosilicic acid [industrial waste fluoride], hypochlorous and hydrochloric acids [chlorine reactions], haloacetic acid [chlorine and bromine reactions] in our urban water supply).

Natures equation: H2O + CO2 <=> H2CO3 <=> H+ and bicarbonate (HCO3)

New deadly equation: H2O + H2SO4 + HNO3 + CO2 => acids

Acid-producing diets i.e. processed foods like white flour, sugars, high fructose corn syrup, meats, grains, beans, nuts, and dairy products

Overeating, too much alcohol, tobacco, chemicals, carbonated drinks, coffee, etc.

Salicylic acid found many vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, and seasonings (primary active ingredient in aspirin)

Toxic alcohols, including methanol, ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, and propylene glycol (found in many consumable products)

Aspartame — the methanol carbon of aspartame converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid. Formic acid it the toxic methanol metabolite that can contribute to metabolic acidosis. Methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. Aspartame can change chemical levels in your brain that affect behavior, and human studies reported depression, menstrual irregularities, constipation, headaches, and fatigue as common side effects! Aspartame is in over 5,000 products.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol), formic acid, glycolic acid, and oxalic acid (found in many consumable products)

Many prescription and over-the-counter drugs contribute to an acid-forming environment.

Failure to Ingest Sufficient Bicarbonate Salts via Drinking Water.

In the majority of cases of metabolic acidosis increased acid production and the decreased ability to buffer the acids are mainly due to dietary habits and contaminated dead water. The elimination or control of the underlying cause is obviously a high priority in the treatment of all forms of metabolic acidosis.

Dr. Robert Young, states, “Excess acidity is a condition that weakens all body systems. The pancreas is one of our body’s organs charged with the awesome responsibility to alkalinize us.”

The pancreas, an organ largely responsible for pH control, is one of the first organs affected when general pH shifts to the acidic. A highly acidic pH level puts the pancreas, liver, and all the body’s organs at risk. When our pH levels are imbalanced we cannot effectively assimilate vitamins and minerals.

Our blood pH has a very narrow range of around 7.35 to 7.45. If our blood’s pH deviates from this range, we will be sick or have symptoms of falling sick. If it falls below 6.8 or above 7.8, our body cells will stop functioning and death will occur.

Metabolic acidosis—acute or chronic—can have considerable adverse effects on cellular function and can contribute to increased morbidity and mortality.

Bicarbonate generation is stimulated by a high protein diet and exercise. However, metabolic acidosis—acute or chronic overwhelms the pancreas’ ability to operate effectively. With excess acids in the body the pancreas cannot store or secrete enough bicarbonate salts to neutralize the acids and balance our pH. Without sufficient bicarbonate salt reserves, the pancreas is slowly destroyed; the body is not able to maintain its normal pH levels. The body is now forced to pull calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium from the bones to counteract the acids and keep the pH of our blood in check. If this process is not sufficient the liver goes into ammonia cycle to neutralize the acids. Metabolic acidosis—acute or chronic, which manifests as depleted alkaline (bicarbonate salt) reserves, is the underlying cause of much of human disease.

Although acute metabolic acidosis affects a number of organ systems, animal studies suggest that it affects the cardiovascular system most critically. Adverse effects primarily include decreased cardiac output, arterial dilatation with hypotension, altered oxygen delivery, decreased ATP production, predisposition to arrhythmias, and impairment of the immune response. Mental confusion and lethargy are often observed in patients, despite minor changes in cerebrospinal and brain pH. Lymphocyte function is suppressed, leading to increased inflammation and an impaired immune response. (Lymphocytes are any of the nearly colorless cells formed in lymphoid tissue, as in the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, and tonsils, constituting between 22 and 28 percent of all white blood cells in the blood of a normal adult human.)

The main adverse effects of chronic metabolic acidosis are increased muscle degradation and abnormal bone metabolism, as well as indirect effects on these tissues emanating from alterations in the secretion and/or action of several hormones. These abnormalities are more frequent and severe with greater degrees of metabolic acidosis, but even mild metabolic acidosis contributes to the development of bone disease and muscle degradation. Cellular energy production is compromised.

In addition, the cellular response to insulin is impaired, partly as a result of a pH-dependent decrease in the binding of insulin to its receptor, which plays a role in type 2 diabetes (the most common form of diabetes). Metabolic acidosis also causes brain damage and cerebral palsy in newborn babies.

When calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium bicarbonates are supplemented in the body they buffer excess acids; this allows the pancreas to store bicarbonate; the pancreas now has sufficient reserves to secrete bicarbonate when needed and keep our pH balanced. The most important effect of bicarbonate ingestion is the change in acid-base balance as well as blood pH and bicarbonate concentration in biological fluids.

As changes in extracellular and intracellular pH underlie the adverse effects of metabolic acidosis, the administration of base—primarily in the form of sodium bicarbonate—has been the mainstay of therapy. However, sodium bicarbonate administration has also been postulated to be a contributory factor in the development of cerebral edema in children with ketoacidosis. Furthermore, controlled studies of sodium bicarbonate administration were not shown to improve cardiovascular dysfunction in patients with acute metabolic acidosis. Moreover, consistent high intake of sodium increases risk of fluid retention and swelling of the extremities, or edema, high blood pressure (hypertension), heart or kidney disease. Consequently, there is disagreement among clinicians about the value of sodium bicarbonate administration in these acid-base disorders and criteria for the administration of sodium bicarbonate vary widely.

On the subject of salt, sodium chloride (table salt) is poison. Sea salt contains 84 inorganic minerals bound by sodium chloride. The electrolytes found in our blood closely resemble the ocean. We can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about three minutes without oxygen, and about thirty seconds without salt. We should be on a no sodium chloride diet and a high sea salt diet (without added iodine)!


One study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health shows that 68% of Americans are magnesium deficient. Other experts put the number closer 90%. The first thing we should ask is, “why?” Here are a few of the facts.

  • The fertilizer used to grow our food (even organic) is NPK (nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium) and it is highly acidic, it kills the microbes in the soil. The plants can no longer convert inorganic minerals into organic plant based minerals. To combat acidic soil the farmers started using agricultural lime (calcium hydroxide) to alkalize the soil to grow vegetables; the vegetables now uptake inorganic nitrogen, phosphate, potassium, and calcium. Inorganic calcium and potassium are magnesium antagonists—every vegetable we eat depletes our magnesium reserves.
  • There are over 45 different types of inorganic calcium used in many of the foods we consume. The list is beyond insane. They are used as flavor enhancers, intensifiers, anti-mold agents, anti-rope agents, buffers, neutralizing agents, stabilizers, suspending agents, foaming agents, gelling agents, thickeners, whipping agents, anti-caking agents, drying agents, dough conditioners, maturing agents, firming agents, nutrients, dietary supplements,
  • To add insult to injury, there are over 38 different types of inorganic potassium used in many of the foods we consume. They are used as antimicrobial agents, buffers, neutralizing agents, preservatives, acids, acidifiers, emulsifiers, foaming agents, gelling agents, stabilizers, suspending agents, thickeners, whipping agents, bleaching agents, dough conditioners, maturing agents, oxidizing agents, dietary supplements, general purpose additives, antioxidant synergists, preservatives, etc.

When we have a magnesium deficiency, inorganic calcium builds up in the cells causing angina, arrhythmia, hypertension, headaches, and asthma. Magnesium is nature’s inorganic calcium channel blocker. Magnesium is also a potassium antagonist. Magnesium is our defense from inorganic calcium and potassium poisoning.

When people talk of magnesium deficiency, they rarely talk about what kind of magnesium they are deficient in. There are many types of magnesium i.e. amino acid chelate, orotate, lactate, glycinate, malate, taurate, citrate, sulfate, chloride, aspirate, oxide, carbonate, hydroxide, bicarbonate, hydroxyl, organic magnesium, etc.

In nature we came in contact with organic magnesium (which a plant converted into organic plant based magnesium) in the food we ate, magnesium bicarbonate in the water we drank. Magnesium bicarbonate is a bicarbonate ion (HC03) with the mineral magnesium hydroxide attached to it. Magnesium bicarbonate is an excellent base (buffers acids). The bicarbonate our body synthesizes will bind with magnesium hydroxide and produce magnesium bicarbonate.

Obviously, if we are constantly bombarded with inorganic calcium, potassium (magnesium antagonists), and sodium chloride, and up to 90% of Americans have a magnesium deficiency, and we want to buffer excess acids from our bodies, it is paramount to use the base our body needs–magnesium bicarbonate. When excess acids are buffered with magnesium bicarbonate we are more capable of resisting and chelating toxins. Magnesium bicarbonate protects us from the constant assault of noxious chemicals, heavy metals, and radiation exposure we are subjected to everyday in our water, food, and air.

Metabolic acidosis, magnesium deficiency, insufficient organic plant based minerals and a lack of bicarbonate salts are the main cause of most human disease. They are not only pivotal in preventing heart disease, they also prevent diabetes by helping the body properly regulate sugar metabolism. Excess vitamin D may lead to magnesium deficiency.

Without magnesium we could not produce energy, our muscles would be in a permanent state of contraction, and we could not adjust the levels of cholesterol produced and released into the blood stream.

Magnesium is the central element in chlorophyll and the basis of early life on the planet. It is crucial to more than 300 enzyme-driven biochemical reactions occurring in the body on a near constant basis. Enzymes are the basis of the body’s ability to function while supporting life. Without enzyme co-factors, including hormones and vital minerals, our health will spiral out of control. In fact even slight imbalances can chronically impact the body’s level of performance and health. Enzymes also play a vital role in the reactions that generate and use ATP, the fundamental unit of energy within the body’s cells.

Magnesium is the second most abundant element inside human cells and the fourth most abundant positively charged ion in the human body. Within the body’s cells, it serves literally hundreds of functions.

Magnesium is one of the most common co-factors in the body. Its presence is crucial to:

  • Glucose and fat breakdown
  • Production of proteins, enzymes and antioxidants such as glutathione
  • Creation of DNA and RNA
  • Regulation of cholesterol production

Magnesium and Heart Disease

The benefits of magnesium include the well-known decrease in ischemic heart disease and sudden death; prevention of platelet clumping (clot prevention), dilation of blood vessels, and improves the functioning of the heart muscle.

Magnesium calms the nerves. It mediates digestive processes; a lack of it is associated with many eating-related problems, including vomiting, indigestion, cramps, flatulence, abdominal pain, and constipation. When under stress, we use up much magnesium. Magnesium deficiency has been implicated in depression, diabetes, heart disease, migraines, and menopausal symptoms.

Hypermagnesemia (to much magnesium in the blood) is an uncommon clinical finding, and symptomatic hypermagnesemia is even less common. This disorder has a low incidence of occurrence, because the kidneys are able to eliminate excess magnesium (as long as the magnesium supplemented is in the correct form).

As changes in extracellular and intracellular pH underlie the adverse effects of metabolic acidosis, the administration of all four bicarbonate salts—primarily magnesium bicarbonate—is the new mainstay of therapy.

Bicarbonate physiology and chronic metabolic acidosis are entirely ignored for the host of medical problems we see today. Who would stop long enough to think deeply, and make the connection between drinking acidic water (acid rain), acid-producing diets, and over exercising with the destruction of the pancreas and a cascade of health problems?

Scientists already know a great deal about how acidification can disrupt the natural order, from the molecular level to the scale of living organisms:

  • Enzymes, which catalyze vital reactions inside cells, are dependent on the acidity of the surrounding environment and are rendered less effective or totally inactive by increases in acid levels.
  • Proteins, which comprise a significant part of the matter in all cells, undergo changes in geometry and function when altered.
  • Organisms generally cannot reproduce and maintain themselves in optimal fashion unless their environment stays within a fixed range of acid/alkaline balance.

If we have metabolic acidosis and a magnesium deficiency—what is the result? Cancer, arthritis, decreased bone density, diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, allergies, dry skin, weight gain or inability to lose weight, depression, inability to concentrate or focus, prone to colds and bronchitis, parasites, fungus, Candida, kidney stones, trouble with sleep patterns, just name it. At low pH levels (acidity), our immune system weakens and leads to dysfunction, allowing degenerative agents to thrive. One of the basic things that stand between you and perfect health is a magnesium deficiency your body’s pH—your basic metabolic body balance.

When magnesium bicarbonate enters body cells, the concentrations of bicarbonate ions inside body cells are increased. The bicarbonate derived from magnesium bicarbonate produces hydroxide ions (OH-) inside body cells, which neutralize the acid (H+) from carbon dioxide concentrations, ATP hydrolysis, and other sources. This occurs via a series of sequential and simultaneous reactions. Magnesium bicarbonate enters body cells and dissociates to increase bicarbonate ion concentrations inside body cells. Magnesium is not easily absorbed in the body unless first attached to transporting substance i.e. a bicarbonate ion (HCO3).

It is to be emphasized that magnesium bicarbonate assists in the maintenance of cell homeostasis. Intracellular homeostasis is very dependent on the “here and now;” it is very dependent on the immediate maintenance of ideal biochemical conditions.

Because magnesium bicarbonate decreases the accumulation of acids in body cells, it decreases the load for carbon dioxide elimination from the lungs and the acid elimination by the kidneys, this plays a role in homeostasis of the cell — ageing is greatly delayed.

The PristineHydro Solution

PristineHydro’s water purification and water brewing technology recreates the natural process found in nature necessary to provide pure acid free H20 that contains four bicarbonate electrolyte salts.

Electrolyte Balance™

“Not Just minerals, but Natures Electrolyte Salts.”

Electrolyte Balance™ is nature’s way to neutralize excess acids, which allows the pancreas to balance (store and secrete) the internal pH of the body.

This unique formula is achieved through a patented brewing technology that re-creates the optimum circumstances that nature uses to properly prepare bio-available bicarbonate electrolyte salts. The benefits of Electrolyte Balance™ are as follows:

  • Replenishes the severe magnesium bicarbonate deficiency shared by up to 80% of all Americans.
  • Facilitates calcium, potassium, and sodium voltage gated ion channels that allow magneto-electrical signaling in neurons and other excitable cells.
  • Treating magnesium bicarbonate deficiency increases memory, focus, and deep relaxation.
  • Magnesium bicarbonate helps protect cells from heavy metal poisoning, i.e. inorganic aluminum, mercury, lead, nickel, cadmium, fluoride, etc; noxious chemicals and radiation exposure.
  • Magnesium bicarbonate helps with insomnia, headaches, and decreases inflammation in the body.
  • All experiments with mammals have shown that magnesium bicarbonate increases life span up to 30%. This increase in life span is due to low carbon dioxide concentrations in body’s intracellular waters.

With the addition of our “Electrolyte Balance™ Solution,” you can buffer the excess bad acids out of your body and allow the pancreas to balance (store and secrete) your pH. When your pancreas is unable to keep your pH balanced, you can manually balance your pH until your pancreas recovers.

Magnesium Bicarbonate Regulates our Electrolyte Balance

Within every cell in the body, a proper balance of mineral content must be maintained. Magnesium’s role in the healthy balance (“homeostasis”) of important minerals such as calcium, sodium and potassium bicarbonate affects the conduction of nerve impulses, muscle contraction, and heart rhythms. Magnesium bicarbonate is more important than calcium, potassium, chloride, and sodium bicarbonate as it regulates all of them.

The body allows mineral ions to flow into and out of the cell from the extra-cellular fluid, depending on concentrations inside or outside the cell. Minerals, in their bicarbonate form, seek to equalize their concentrations by flowing through open membrane channels designed to allow movement of ions, water molecules, and small water-soluble compounds.

However, ideal levels for minerals inside and outside the cells are not equal, as minerals serve various purposes inside the body and the cells. To keep cells healthy, a distribution such as the following must be maintained.

Inside the Cells Outside the Cells
Calcium Low High
Sodium Low High
Magnesium High Low
Potassium High Low

Because of the tendency of bicarbonate salts to equalize across membranes, like water flowing toward the sea, the cell must actively move bicarbonate ions into or out of the cell, expending energy to create a healthy balance using special “exchange pumps”.

These mineral exchange pumps perform one of the most vital functions of the cell membrane, regulating the electrical action potential inside and outside of the cell, and maintaining homeostasis of minerals in the body. Without constant efforts by exchange pumps, cells would be flooded with calcium and sodium moving in, and potassium and magnesium moving out as they strived to achieve equilibrium.

One such exchange pump, known as the “sodium-potassium pump,” pumps sodium out of the cell in exchange for potassium. Embedded in the cell membrane, the sodium-potassium pump is activated by magnesium inside the cell.

Magnesium deficiency impairs the sodium-potassium pump, allowing potassium to escape from the cell, to be lost in the urine, potentially leading to potassium deficiency (hypokalemia). Those with a known potassium deficiency, therefore, often do not respond to treatment until magnesium deficiency is also corrected.

Similarly, magnesium’s role in calcium regulation is pivotal to its role in maintaining heart health. Magnesium is a known modulator of calcium, competing with calcium for entrance into cells and keeping many cellular processes in balance.

  • The effect of magnesium on blood vessels is one of dilation, whereas calcium promotes contraction.
  • Magnesium is also thought to antagonize excess calcium promotion of blood clotting.

You can make smart changes in your lifestyle by drinking more PristineHydro™ water, adding Electrolyte Balance™ to the water you drink, taking Electrolyte Balance™ before bed and/or first thing in the morning, eating more alkaline-friendly foods, and using our natural PristineHydro™ Health products, and monitoring bicarbonate mineral reserves.

Magnesium bicarbonate is a complex hydrated salt that exists only in water under specific conditions. It does not occur in a solid form. Energized water containing all four electrolyte salts with extra magnesium bicarbonate is the best water on earth. Indeed, medical research has demonstrated that people live longer when they drink water that is acid free and appropriately mineralized. When consumed, magnesium bicarbonate rapidly enters body cells. This occurs because magnesium is an intracellular element and magnesium functions as a bicarbonate co-transporter into cells.

With its role in regulating the thousands of biochemical reactions that occur on an ongoing basis, sufficient magnesium is essential to achieving the delicate balance necessary to the body’s function. Protecting this delicate balance should be considered a fundamental goal in achieving optimal health and wellbeing.

Electrolyte Balance™ contains laboratory grade alkalizing bicarbonate salts that will help buffer excess acids that overwhelm the pancreas, which allows the pancreas to recover its bicarbonate reserves and do its job— balance your pH. This gives your body the best chance of healing itself.

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This is the only valid test for chronic metabolic acidosis. Salivary and urinary pH tests are not reliable because they fluctuate with what, when, or how much food we have eaten; what, when, and how much we drink, and/or how much we exercise, what kind of exercise, and when we exercised, and if we are fasting we become acidic. This tends to give varied pH readings.

The Food and Drug Administration have not evaluated these statements; this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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