In 1913 Cabot Yerxa discovered the sparkling clear, curative mineral waters of Desert Hot Springs. In 2020 Desert Hot Springs was awarded BEST TASTING MUNICIPAL WATER IN THE WORLD, by Berkley Springs International Water Tasting Contest, making it the most decorated city in history for its outstanding water.
These internationally acclaimed waters start as snow melt from Mount San Gorgonio and travel for seven years to reach the aquifers beneath the city. This pure and delicious water seeps down through fissures deep into the earth, where it is then heated by the earth’s magma and rises back up as superheated steam, warming the water held in the hot water aquifer. Spa resorts draw out the earth’s liquid treasure out via wells.
The very hottest water in Desert Hot Springs is contained in a small 6 to 8 block radius known as MIRACLE HILL. It is home to some of the finest spas in the city and home to Cabot Yerxa’s Pueblo Museum. The mineral spring water at AZURE PALM HOT SPRINGS RESORT OASIS emerges at an amazing 174 degrees.
Desert Hot Springs mineral water is rich in minerals, yet crystal clear, silky and odorless. Following is a partial list of minerals contained in our water and their health benefits. Our water is equally rich in trace minerals including lithium, iron, zinc, iodine, copper, manganese, fluoride and selenium..
what are the health benefits of hot springs mineral water
Chloride helps regulate fluid flow in and out of body cells. It facilitates digestion of food, absorption of nutrients, and aids in the transmission of nerve impulses to and from the brain. Bathing in these waters is popular among those who have recently been in accidents or have undergone joint surgery.
Sulfur is thought to help destroy abnormal (unhealthy) cells, while protecting the body against environmental toxins. It can help reduce pain and inflammation, and is one of the most prevalent minerals in our water. Amazingly, due to the high temperature of the water, there is the benefit of the sulfur without the sulfur smell.
It is a natural component of blood and is essential for proper digestion, metabolism, and overall functioning. Drinking waters with high bicarbonate stimulates the appetite, raises alkalinity and increases the secretion of gastric juices necessary for proper digestion.
Boron is an essential mineral for bone calcification. It is necessary for cartilage repair and formation. It affects the calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus levels in the body. It plays a role in regulating the hormones, especially estrogen. The parathyroid contains more Boron than any other part of the body.
Calcium is one of the major essential elements needed in human nutrition. It is vital to every organ of the body, including the brain. It is one of the first things to go out of balance when the diet is inadequate. Called the “knitter,” it promotes healing in the body.
Iron is called the “energy-giver.” It attracts oxygen and builds blood. It is necessary to produce hemoglobin. It is essential for recovery from illness. Iron is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in people today.
Magnesium is necessary for a variety of bodily processes and plays a role in over 300 chemical reactions in the body. It has a calming effect, aids in regularity, induces restful sleep, and lowers fever.
SODIUM AND POTASSIUM
Desert Hot Springs Water contains both sodium and potassium, two minerals that play a large role in balancing fluids in the body and are also important for nerve conduction and muscle contraction.
Silica helps heal wounds, build bones and support connective tissues, particularly collagen. It leaves the skin soft and silky. It also helps prevent premature aging, cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s.