Avoca Water Properties
Medical Properties of Avoca Spring Water Content Analysis

Avoca Mineral Spring Water is rich with a multitude of health-enhancing nutrients. These minerals are both natural and essential to the human body. If our intake of these important nutrients is inadequate, we suffer impaired functioning. The effects of mineral waters carrying a high percentage of these minerals are aperient (mild laxative) and diuretic, thereby helping to cleanse and detoxify the body. Medical research demonstrates that the following minerals in Avoca Spring Water are indicated for numerous conditions.


Calcium is an essential mineral that we often do not get enough of in the food we eat. Calcium builds bones and teeth, regulates the permeability of the cell membrane, plays a role in normal liver function, and helps our muscles to contract and our heart to beat. Calcium carries nerve signals, regulates hormone secretions, and helps enzymes do their vital jobs. Epidemiological studies have shown that calcium-rich water can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.


Clinical studies have indicated the importance of magnesium in helping reduce our risk of heart disease. Magnesium is an important part of more than 300 body enzymes that regulate the body's functions. These include protein production, energy production, and the proper functioning of the nerves and muscles, including the heart. Magnesium is critical for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system and for stabilizing blood sugar levels. Magnesium is essential for the formation of bones and teeth. Magnesium is used in the treatment of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. The standard American diet is deficient in magnesium. Magnesium can be easily absorbed by the digestive system by drinking magnesium rich mineral water. Mineral waters containing magnesium are mild laxatives and the best of alkaline waters to relieve acid conditions of the stomach and sick headache when caused by constipation.


Drinking sulfated waters to treat liver and gastrointestinal conditions is very popular in European spas. Diseases that are treated with sulfated waters include chronic infections of the respiratory tract, such as laryngitis, rhinopharyngitis , bronchial catarrh, and bronchial asthma; skin diseases, such as chronic eczema; rheumatism and other problems of the locomotor system; postoperative conditions relating to the locomotor system; and gynecological troubles.


Potassium is an important mineral that playas role in numerous body functions, helping to transmit nerve impulses, regulate fluid and mineral balance in the body, and maintain normal blood pressure. Potassium helps with osmotic pressure and muscle contractions. It can dissolve and remove uric acid from the body. Potassium can be absorbed easily by the digestive system by drinking mineral water with trace amounts of potassium.


Silica is found in bones, skin, and all body organs. Silica is viewed as important in promoting cardiovascular health and plays a key role in bone formation and bone remineralization. Silica is also used to restore health to aging skin, hair, and nails. Silica works synergistically with minerals such a calcium, magnesium, and potassium, as well as with ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Although normally found in foods, silica is often lost in food processing, so supplementation with mineral water containing silica is indicated for everyone.


Strontium is used for bone remineralization, Strontium is indicated for both osteopenia and osteoporosis, and has been shown to be helpful for pain associated with osteoporosis. Strontium has been shown to build new bone.


Lithium in mineral water is in trace quantities. Lithium readily dissolves uric acid and the abnormal accumulation of uric acid in the system, which can help in the treatment of gout and some kidney stones. Elemental lithium improves brain function and helps memory. Elemental lithium has been used to prevent Alzheimer's and has been used with success in alleviating the pain from migraine and cluster headaches and in alcoholism. Lithium may also help sleep disorders.


Boron deficiency is involved with bone metabolism problems and arthritis. Boron is indicated for osteoporosis (bone loss) and osteoarthritis. Recent research shows that boron may reduce osteoarthritis pain. Boron is also indicated for rheumatoid arthritis.


Manganese is a component of several enzymes. Manganese is needed for connective tissue and bone function, including skin integrity, tendon and ligament strength, and skeletal development. Manganese is necessary for bone remodeling. Manganese is indicated for arthritis, connective tissue damage, and bone repair. Certain non-healing fractures may respond well to manganese. Manganese is indicated after joint replacement for bone and tissue repair. Manganese is vital in preventing bone loss and the kind of cellular damage the plays a role in aging, heart disease, arthritis, and a variety of chronic diseases.


Chloride is an essential component in many body fluids, such as blood, tears, and perspiration. Chloride helps regulate fluids both in and out of the body cells, facilitates the digestion of food and the body's absorption of nutrients, and helps transmit nerve impulses to and from the brain. Mild chloride waters are believed to increase appetite, improve digestion, and relieve constipation. Mild chloride waters are indicated for adults with disease of the central and peripheral nervous systems, skin problems, and gynecological disorders. For children, mild chloride waters are indicated for respiratory infections and enuresis (bedwetting).

Water Analysis Provided By

Les Moore, ND, MSOM, Lac.
Medical Hydrology Consulting
Clifton Springs Hospital
Clifton Springs, NY