An investigation was carried out to ascertain the effect of drinking Fiuggi water on the macrocrystalline structure of the calcium oxalate monohydrate present in urinary sediments provided from patients suffering from recurrent idiopathic oxalic calculosis. The experimental group was administeed tap and Fiuggi water for ten days. The control group was administered tap and Fiuggi water according to the same procedure as for the experimental group. The comparative data show that drinking Fiuggi water leads to a strong reduction, and sometimes even to the elimination, of the calcium oxalate monohydrate present in the urinary sediment reducing the risk of oxalic calculosis. Fiuggi water contains organic molecules belonging to the fulvic acid family. These acids are capable of complexing the calcium ions and interact preferentially with the cristal lattice of the calcium oxalate monohydrate via the formation of a film and behave as pumping systems by linking the calcium ion, demolishing the crystal lattice and dissolving calcium and oxalate ions. Mineral water treatments must therefore be viewed as a function of the specific composition of the water administered. The ecosystem influnces the composition of water, as a complex matrix containing a number of organic molecules which are potentially biologically active.

Effect of water of Anticolana Valley on urinary sediment of renal stone formers / Fraioli, Antonio; DE ANGELIS CURTIS, Simonetta Carla Benedett; Ricciuti, Gian Piero; A., Serio; G., D'Ascenzo. - In: LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA. - ISSN 0009-9074. - STAMPA. - 152:6(2001), pp. 347-351.

Effect of water of Anticolana Valley on urinary sediment of renal stone formers

FRAIOLI, Antonio;DE ANGELIS CURTIS, Simonetta Carla Benedett;RICCIUTI, Gian Piero;
2001

Abstract

An investigation was carried out to ascertain the effect of drinking Fiuggi water on the macrocrystalline structure of the calcium oxalate monohydrate present in urinary sediments provided from patients suffering from recurrent idiopathic oxalic calculosis. The experimental group was administeed tap and Fiuggi water for ten days. The control group was administered tap and Fiuggi water according to the same procedure as for the experimental group. The comparative data show that drinking Fiuggi water leads to a strong reduction, and sometimes even to the elimination, of the calcium oxalate monohydrate present in the urinary sediment reducing the risk of oxalic calculosis. Fiuggi water contains organic molecules belonging to the fulvic acid family. These acids are capable of complexing the calcium ions and interact preferentially with the cristal lattice of the calcium oxalate monohydrate via the formation of a film and behave as pumping systems by linking the calcium ion, demolishing the crystal lattice and dissolving calcium and oxalate ions. Mineral water treatments must therefore be viewed as a function of the specific composition of the water administered. The ecosystem influnces the composition of water, as a complex matrix containing a number of organic molecules which are potentially biologically active.
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