By: Gordy Jordahl, Water Physiologist
Rations with balanced minerals are required to maintain water retention. Water carries energy when mineral salts are split into positive and negative ions forming a lattice structure called clusters. Being energized, these clusters are free to pass over and through all fluids and tissues in the body to retain equilibrium and supply the electrical energy needed for metabolism to exist.
Cells are the receptors of this energized cluster form.
There are three main life support systems in the body that make up 70% of the water retained in the body. 5% in blood plasma 15% in extra cellular fluids surrounding the cell 50% in the inner cell.
When this objective is reached, water retention is acquired to establish optimal digestion for development, growth and overall health. However, when numerous ions are present in the form of high TDS (total dissolved salts), the mineral salts no longer stay split in lattice form, but combine together and the mobility of a single ion decreases. Being immobilized, the reserve minerals in the body are no longer able to replace lost energy within cell tissue to balance equilibrium in and between cells for metabolism.
Also, when combined together these ions form a crystalline structure increasing the surface tension in water.
The key is keeping the ions of minerals such as potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium split and balanced in a lattice form that are then not only energized but will manifest organized structured water molecules in a cluster. This is key when choosing an electrolyte that will display balanced charges of ions. They then retain charge like a battery in an automobile and the animal will retain water for most all biological functions to take place in the body.
The cells expend a great deal of energy constantly pumping their contents to keep most of the potassium inside the cell and sodium outside in the cellular fluids. Sodium and potassium ions are the electrically charged particles. Their separation inside and out causes the cell membrane to become polarized. The sodium solution outside the cell is positively charged relative to the more negatively charged potassium inside the cell. This electrical polarization helps electrically charged particles of nutrients to flow into the cell and waste particles to be eliminated into surrounding fluid, eventually to find their way into the bloodstream and be eliminated from the body.
Sodium saturation is most commonly the cause of potassium shortage in the cell, which causes an imbalance of equilibrium or metabolism. When sodium content in water is somewhat high from the water analysis, or there is a combination of salt in feed and high sodium in water, this can lead to higher sodium absorption ratios, causing potassium shortage within the cell. Water softening with sodium chloride also leads to the same problems.
Note! Metabolism is the continuous process by which living cells or tissues undergo chemical changes such as this equilibrium in and between cells to constantly build up living matter in the system to supply energy.
If potassium is not concentrated enough inside the cell, the sodium/potassium pump is hard pressed to keep out enough sodium, called dehydration. With high sodium adsorption comes too much water and the cell becomes waterlogged possibly to the point of bursting, causing a drop in blood pressure.
Without the sodium/potassium pump common to all cells in the body, no other biochemical action can take place. When a cell dies due to this imbalance, sodium slowly seeps in and potassium diffuses out.
The electrical polarization of the cell membrane diminishes to zero and the flow of nutrient particles in and waste out ceases.
This all adds up to the fact that water retention within the body plays a key role in health.
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