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Nutrient Absorption >>

Coughs, Colds & Sore Throat >>

Fatigue >>

Skin Conditions, Acne & Psoriasis >>

Diarrhea >>

Hangovers >>

Gout >>

Cold Sores >>

Muscle Cramps >>

 

Coughs, Colds & Sore Throat

The most typical causes of the common cold are viruses -- rhinoviruses, coronaviruses, and the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The rhinovirus group causes 10% to 40% of colds. The coronaviruses and RSV are responsible for 20% and 10% of cases, respectively.

Sore throats are also known as pharyngitis, laryngitis or tonsillitis (depending on where the infection is located), a sore throat occurs when your immune system reacts to an allergen or infection, triggering a flash flood of inflammatory chemicals like histamines and leukotrienes that irritate membranes.

Your immune system usually clears these infections within a few days whether caused by a virus or a bacterium.

Your best defense is a good offense. Everything you can do to maintain a healthy immune system will bolster your chances of reducing the severity of an illness or avoiding it altogether. Boosting your immune system will assist your body to shorten the length of a sore throat.

Web MD states: Drink plenty of fluids to help break up your congestion. Drinking water or juice will prevent dehydration and keep your throat moist. You should drink at least 8 to 10 eight-ounce glasses of water daily. Include fluids such as water, sports drinks, herbal teas, fruit drinks, or ginger ale. (Avoid cola, coffee, and other drinks with caffeine because it acts like a diuretic and may dehydrate you.)  Return to Top of Page >>

Diarrhea 

The most common cause of diarrhea is a virus that infects the gut. The infection usually lasts for two days and is sometimes called "intestinal flu" or "stomach flu."

The National Institute of Health states: Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means the body has lost too much fluid and too many electrolytes and can’t function properly. Dehydration is particularly dangerous in children and in older adults and must be treated promptly to avoid serious health problems.

The fluid and electrolytes lost during diarrhea need to be replaced promptly because the body cannot function without them. Electrolytes are the salts and minerals that affect the amount of water in your body, muscle activity, and other important functions.

Although water is extremely important in preventing dehydration, it does not contain electrolytes. Supplement CHARGE adds these electrolytes to your water.  Return to Top of Page >>

Hangovers

Alcohol is a diuretic -- that is, it tends to increase urination, and therefore, dries you out, explains alcohol metabolism researcher James Schaefer, PhD, professor at the Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Drinking plenty of water the morning after helps to compensate for the dehydration.

Besides filling your stomach before you drink, eating almost any kind of food the morning after can help alleviate a hangover, says Stephanie Brooks, MS, RD, a nutrition consultant in San Francisco. Food and minerlaized water provide electrolytes that replenish the body after dehydration. This is especially important for someone who's vomited within the last 24 hours. Brooks particularly recommends a fruit smoothie or a sports drink. Schaefer explains that the pain comes from a mix of dehydration and your body's adjustment to the rapidly dropping blood-alcohol level.

Supplement CHARGE is used as a base for many electrolyte sports drinks, however has no sugar, flavoring or empty calories.  Return to Top of Page >>

Muscle Cramps

Heat Cramps:

The exact cause of heat cramps is unknown. They are probably related to electrolyte problems. Various essential minerals, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, are known as electrolytes. They undergo chemical changes in your tissues. An imbalance can cause problems.

Rest in a cool place and drink fluid mixed with salt.

Commercially available electrolyte beverages will provide adequate dietary salt intake, too.

Muscle Cramps:

Muscle cramps can have many possible causes.

They include: Dehydration, magnesium and/or potassium deficiency.

To help reduce the risk of cramps in the future, try the following:

• Eat more foods that are rich in calcium, potassium, and magnesium. 

• Stay well hydrated.

• Stretch properly before exercise.

Adding Supplement CHARGE to your water supplies the missing calcium, potassium, and magnesium as well as nine other essential minerals.  Return to Top of Page >>

Cold Sores

There is no cure for cold sores, nor is there a cure for the herpes simplex virus (HSV) that causes them. Most cold sores will go away on their own. But medicines may slightly reduce the duration of cold sores and sometimes prevent a future outbreak.

No complementary medicines have been proved through scientific studies to be effective in the treatment or prevention of cold sores. But several complementary treatments are available if you wish to try an alternative way to ease your symptoms.

Vitamin C, lysine supplements, and lemon balm are examples of complementary treatments that may provide some relief during a cold sore outbreak.

One study showed that zinc oxide/glycine topical cream reduced the duration of an outbreak.

Cold Sores can be addressed with anti-oxidants and these anti-oxidants can work more effectively by adding Supplement CHARGE to a glass of water.  Return to Top of Page >>

Fatigue

The Merck Manual mentions the effects of electrolyte imbalance of calcium can increase drowsiness and fatigue as an effect of too low amounts of potassium. By blending energy-restorative and electrical communication of ionic minerals the formula helps replenish and restore the bodies energy supply. Supplement CHARGE has been researched for over 40 years to create the best combination on minerals to maximize electrolyte production.  Return to Top of Page >>

Gout

Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood. Most of the time, having too much uric acid is not harmful. Many people with high levels in their blood never get gout. But when uric acid levels in the blood are too high, the uric acid may form hard crystals in your joints.

Understanding Your Body's pH and Gout
It is important to understand that the pH of your body fluids are either acidic or alkaline. Being overly acidic is an indicator that you will suffer from gout. A healthy body must be neutral or slightly alkaline. pH (potential hydrogen) is acidic if it falls between 1-7 and alkaline if it scores 7-14

Your body is accustomed to processing certain amounts of acid in your diets. However, when a person's diet is overly acidic for years, the acid builds up to a point that Uric Acid crystals form in the blood and are trapped in the joints of the feet and hands causing gout.

Increasing the body's pH level is part of natural gout treatment. This theory is supported by studies. It shows that higher body pH levels contribute to a reduction in uric acid levels because uric acid becomes more soluble if the body is more alkaline. The higher your pH, the more alkaline your body is and the more uric acid you should dissolve.

Remember too, that there are other ways of raising pH, notably drinking alkaline (ionized) water. Drinking lots of regular water daily also raises pH. So too do alkalizing minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Make your pH rise and your uric acid levels should fall. Ensure that your body is not acidic.

Adding Supplement CHARGE to your water supplies the missing calcium, potassium, and magnesium that raises the pH level.  Return to Top of Page >>

Skin Conditions, Acne, Psoriasis

Experts don't completely understand the cause of acne, but research now reveals some main triggers, one of which is a pH imbalance. 

The skin’s pH value is one of the major contributors to acne and other skin problems.

Individuals prone to acne, the number of P. acnes is greatly increased. It has been found that the growth of this bacteria is very dependent on the pH value of the skin and its growth is at its minimum at the normal skin pH of 5.5.

The body functions optimally at a neutral level, however, normal skin is slightly more acidic at 4 to 6.5. This environment is known as the "acid mantle," and one function is to help skin cells grow and function. Obtaining healthy skin pH level is "akin to breeding cells in a test tube," says Dr. Michelle Copeland, author of "The Beautiful Skin Workout." Another primary function of pH is to kill bacteria before it enters the body, according to the National Skin Care Institute.

Adding Supplement CHARGE to your water supplies the missing calcium, potassium, and magnesium that raises the pH level.  Return to Top of Page >>

Nutrient Absorption

By supplementing your drinking water with electrolyte forming trace minerals and by raising your pH level you better prepare the body to utilize the nutrients it recieves from supplements and diet.

Minerals act as catalysts for many biological reactions within the body, including, muscle response, the transmission of messages through the nervous system, and the utilization of nutrients in food. 

If electrolytes are deficient then the body will be less likely to use nutrients from food and vitamins.

Every metabolic and organ/system function depends entirely on our delicately balanced pH, including all regulatory mechanisms such as digestion and metabolism.  Return to Top of Page >>

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