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Magnesium helps to reduce arrhythmia, heart disease, and DNA damage, and helps maintain bone density. Is a calcium channel blocker. ‘Magnesium water’ can be made by adding 3 tbsp of magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia - MoM) to one liter of chilled plain carbonated water to produce Magnesium Bicarbonate. To make it:

Chill a one-liter bottle of fully carbonated water in the refrigerator. Only use plain carbonated water.

Shake the bottle of MoM well to insure it is well mixed. Measure out 3 tbsp of MoM in a small cup (the measuring cup that comes with the MoM works well).

Remove the bottle of carbonated water from the refrigerator without agitating it. Open it slowly and carefully to minimize the loss of CO2. Use the carbonated water or transfer it to another container that can be sealed so it is air-tight under pressure (like a 64oz juice bottle). Add the pre-measured MoM to the carbonated water. Promptly replace the cap on the water bottle and shake it vigorously for a few seconds, making the liquid cloudy.

Put the carbonated water/MoM mixture in the refrigerator. After ½ hour or so the liquid will have cleared, and any un-dissolved magnesium hydroxide will have settled to the bottom of the bottle. Again shake the bottle vigorously for a few seconds, making the liquid cloudy again. Again wait ½ hour. You may note that the sides of the bottle “cave in” as the reaction proceeds. This is normal. A third shake & wait may be needed. When the liquid is clear without residue at the bottom, all of the magnesium hydroxide in the MoM should have reacted with all of the CO2 to become dissolved (ionized) magnesium and bicarbonate. A small amount of un-dissolved magnesium hydroxide still remaining in the bottom of the bottle as a sediment may be ignored. This 1 liter of concentrated magnesium bicarbonate water will have approximately 1500 mg of magnesium and approximately 7500 mg of bicarbonate. It should be kept in the refrigerator…

Fill up another 64 oz juice bottle with water, and add ¼ to ⅓ cup of the concentrated magnesium bicarbonate water to make a diluted water you can drink. This water can be kept unrefrigerated.