Health Impact of Sodium in Water and Beverages
Syfo Beverages are sodium free. Most health advocates, including The American Heart Association and The Center for Disease Control recommend that people limit their daily consumption of sodium. Recommendations range from 1500 milligrams to a maximum limit of 2,300 to 3,000 milligrams per day based on a person’s age and medical history. According to the Mayo Clinic website you should: “Keep in mind that these are upper limits, and less is usually best, especially if you’re sensitive to the effects of sodium. If you aren’t sure how much sodium your diet should include, talk to your doctor. Most sodium in the diet doesn’t come from adding salt to foods but in the highly processed foods we consume.”
Many manufacturers add sodium in the form of sodium benzoate to their products to neutralize the pH of their carbonated water. Syfo Beverages have always been sodium free. Any naturally occurring sodium found in underground water supplies is removed by our multi-step purification process. All groundwater contains some sodium because most rocks and soils contain sodium compounds from which sodium is easily dissolved. The most common sources of elevated sodium levels in groundwater are:
• Naturally occurring brackish water of some aquifers
• Salt-water intrusion into wells in coastal areas
• Infiltration of surface water contaminated by road salt
• Irrigation and precipitation leaching through soils that are high in sodium
• Groundwater pollution by sewage effluent
• Infiltration of leachate from landfills or industrial sites.
Sodium molecules are captured in our reverse osmosis membrane and the water is further purified before being bottled. You can rest assured that the Syfo you are drinking is absolutely free of any sodium.