C’mon Get HAPPY

I had the chance to try Happy Water for the first time last week.  Happy Water is new bottled water product containing lithium (lithia salts).  For those of you that don’t know, lithium is a mineral with chemical salt properties that has been used since the 1940’s for the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder.  So, in theory, if you drink the naturally occurring substance in the water, you will feel happier – hence the name. When I first noticed that the product contained 0.1 parts per million of lithia salts, my curiosity peaked (to say the least).  In my quest to understand the science behind it all, I learned that in certain studies, trace concentrations of lithium in drinking water actually resulted in lower rates of suicide and violence. In fact, 7-Up originally contained lithium as medicinal, mood-boosting ingredient until 1948 when it was removed from the lemon-lime soda….