nature copy It’s summertime in the Unites States and that means people are getting outside with their boats, picnic blankets, and camping gear. Whatever your outdoor activity of choice this season might be, make sure you stay hydrated in the summer heat with the right kind of water. You might assume that any water will keep you hydrated, and the “right” kind of water is the kind that is wet. Here’s the thing, though: not all water is the same. Water from the tap can contain harmful chemicals or simply lack the essential minerals and electrolytes your body needs. Castle Rock Water is especially essential in the summer because it’s an alkaline, natural whole water. What does that mean? Our water is not artificially filtered, treated, or modified in any way. It contains natural minerals including magnesium, sodium, potassium, and chloride; minerals your body uses fast and needs to replace in the summer heat. Unlike other bottled waters, Castle Rock Water comes from crisp mountain streams that originate high in the glaciers of Mt. Shasta. That water is renowned globally for its exceptional purity and taste. This summer, as you explore the beautiful natural areas this country has to offer, make sure your bring a water that is as pure as the lands you’re exploring. Your body needs it.      
Shasta_american There’s a common misperception that bottled water imported from other countries is superior to U.S.-sourced water. Water imported from Fiji, France, Italy, and Norway is perceived to be more exotic, more pure, and better-tasting. What many people don’t know is that the best-tasting water in the world comes from right here in America. Castle Rock Water is born high in the glaciers of Mt. Shasta in Northern California and won the gold medal at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition, which names the best-tasting water in the world. Our blog series explores the importance of where your water comes from, large corporate bottlers versus small family owned bottlers, imported water, the social and environmental responsibilities of water bottlers, and how Castle Rock Water stands out in the mass of bottlers. Feel free to leave comments and let us know your thoughts. American Sourced, Part 1: Where Does Your Water Come From? American Sourced, Part 3: The Family Owned Water Bottler American Sourced, Part 4: Does Imported Water Make Sense? American Sourced, Part 5: Responsibilities of Water Bottlers American Sourced, Part 6: Our Place in the World
castle_rock_water There’s no doubt you’ve heard the word “electrolytes” in marketing for all kinds of sports drinks and foods. But do you know what electrolytes are, how they benefit the human body, and where to find the best source of them? Electrolytes are certain minerals that interact with the human body to sustain health. Specifically, they include sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and bicarbonate. These minerals help the electric functions of our bodies (our nerves and muscles) perform. Without electrolytes the human body couldn’t survive. In addition to regulating our nerve and muscle function, electrolytes help maintain a body’s hydration, blood pH level, blood pressure, and the rebuilding of damaged tissue. Needless to say, electrolytes are vital to our existence and our continued good health. Because electrolytes are so vital, many sports drinks and bottled water companies market their products as “high in electrolytes” and promote their products as best for rehydrating during and after sports. In fact, sugary sports drinks only provide a quick burst of minerals, but deplete the body over time. Dr. Edward Group said,
When we expend sweat and lose these vital minerals, we need to replenish, not only with water but with minerals. If we combine intake of fluids with electrolytes, we will actually hydrate quicker, as water follows electrolytes. Moreover, taking in electrolytes like sodium reduces the amount of water lost in urination, allowing the fluids to be more readily absorbed back into the muscles, tissue and nerves.
One of the best ways to get these electrolytes is through spring water that has naturally occurring electrolytes in it. Castle Rock Water routinely has its water tested and analyzed. That analysis, which you can find here, shows the natural electrolytes sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and bicarbonate present. That means Castle Rock Water is a naturally occurring electrolyte-rich drinking water that is better for hydration than any sports drink. Professional athletes in the NFL and NBA drink Castle Rock Water to hydrate, as do health and fitness coaches throughout the United States. In addition to having natural electrolytes to properly hydrate, Castle Rock Water is naturally alkaline. It’s pure living structured water that is never processed or touched by human hands. It’s as pure as water gets, and it’s exactly what your body needs to perform at its highest level. Have you tried elecrolyte-rich Castle Rock Water yet?  
Mt_Shasta_castle_rock_water There’s a lot of misinformation online about alkaline water. Alkaline water, or water with a high pH level, is the new fad in drinking water. For reference, most tap water and bottled water has a pH level between 6 and 7. Numbers closer to 1 represent high acidity, and numbers closer to 10 represent very high alkalinity. A naturally alkaline drinking water typically has a pH between 7 and 8, while artificially alkaline water can have pH of up to 10. So how do you know which water is best for you? What are the positives and negatives of naturally alkaline water and artificial water? Marketing claims surrounding alkaline water range from slowing the aging process, to regulating your body’s pH level, to preventing chronic diseases such as cancer. Some bottled water companies are selling water, modified with chemicals and baking soda, to reach higher pH levels than their competition. But there’s a problem with that. Water in the natural environment becomes alkaline by flowing over rocks and picking up vital minerals along its journey. Castle Rock Water is a great example of a naturally alkaline water that is never modified from its natural form in any way. Artificial alkaline water likely contains fewer minerals necessary for good health than its high pH would have you believe, and overuse of that kind of water could leave you deficient. Water manufacturers often begin with a distilled water, stripped of all beneficial minerals, then add chemicals to increase the pH. This is not only unhealthy water, it can also negatively alter the taste. Because Castle Rock Water is naturally alkaline, its pH can change from bottle to bottle. Typically the water found in Castle Rock’s glass bottles has a pH between 7 and 8, which is in the perfect range to be considered a living whole alkaline water. Plus, it retains its living structure that other bottled waters lose in the storage and treatment processes. Castle Rock Water flows naturally through the streams of Mt. Shasta and is bottled in its purest form, without additional filtration or modification. No chemicals or additional nutrients are ever added, and the taste is as natural as water gets. In fact, Caste Rock Water is consistently named one of the best tasting bottled waters in the world. If you’re looking for a naturally alkaline water that retains the pristine form of nature, we hope you’ll give Castle Rock Water a try.


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