Silica, a mineral commonly found in mineral water was found to reduce risk of dementia. 10 mg/day was enough to reduce oral absorption of aluminum, enhance aluminum excretion through urine and protect against aluminum-induced adverse effects (3).
Mineral Water To Detox Aluminum
As reported by Daily Mail, professor Christopher Exley, of Keele University, led a research on how to apply this knowledge in real-life applications (4).
The study followed 15 patients with Alzheimer’s as they drank a liter silica-rich Malaysian water called ‘Spritzer’ every day for 13 weeks.
Over the course of the study, their cognitive decline came to a halt and the aluminum levels in their bodies dropped by up to 70%. Three participants even showed an improvement in their mental health.
He said: ‘There were two parts to our research. The first is that drinking silicon water does remove aluminum from the body. When you drink silicon-rich mineral water aluminium throughout the body is gathered up into the blood and then excreted through the urine. We now know we can use this silicon-rich “therapy” water to reduce aluminum.’
‘The most interesting thing was that we did see this potential relationship between the removal of aluminum and the positive improvement in cognitive function.’
‘The second part of our research was looking at the cognitive abilities of people with Alzheimer’s and whether these changed as the aluminum was reduced.’
While the mineral water studied contained 35mg of silicon per liter, it can be hard to find in North American stores. Similar available brands include ‘Volvic’ which has 20mg/liter and Fiji water, which contains 45mg/liter.