Differences Between Spring, Purified and Natural Mineral Water
Water, the elixir of life! The benefits of getting the right doses of this precious liquid are well-known: it carries nutrients and oxygen to your cells, flushes bacteria from your bladder, it’s an aid in digestion, prevents constipation, normalizes blood pressure, stabilizes the heartbeat, cushions joints, protects organs and tissues, regulates body temperature and maintains electrolyte or sodium balance in your body.
With so many options available nowadays, you may find it interesting to know the differences between spring, natural mineral and purified water.
Spring water originates from an underground aquifer and is collected as it flows naturally to the earth’s surface or via a borehole that taps into the underground source.
Purified water is any type of water coming from a variety of sources like groundwater wells, that has undergone a controlled filtration and purification process to remove impurities and contaminants.
Natural Mineral Water
Natural Mineral Water comes directly from an underground source —which has to be named on the bottle— that’s guaranteed to be protected from pollution, and it has to contain consistent mineral composition like calcium, magnesium, potassium and sulphates.
Your body has different needs throughout different stages in your life, so it is essential to identify the benefits a specific water will bring to you, and consult an expert to help you clarify doubts and establish a dose. The main goal is to maximize your health and well-being.
We share a list of 11 of the most popular brands in alphabetical order to check quick, interesting facts:
Acqua Panna Water Natural Spring (Link)
|This still natural mineral water is sourced in the Mugello area and bottled in Tuscany, at a height of around 800 m. The height and the composition of the ground gives a mineral balance to the water.|
Alkaline Water 88 (Link)
|Alkaline 88 offers hydration with a balanced 8.8 pH. This alkaline water is purified ionized water, enhanced with Pink Himalayan Rock Salt and Electrolytes for taste.|
Eternal Water Spring Alkaline (Link)
|Eternal Water is sourced from naturally alkaline springs in the Shasta-Trinity Alps of California where ideal conditions are met for the formation of underground springs. These protected underground springs flow year round and are fed by the snowmelt from the higher elevations.|
Evian Water Natural Spring (Link)
|Sourced from the French Alps, Evian water starts as snow and rain and travels slowly through layers of glacial rocks where it becomes naturally filtered and enhanced with electrolytes and minerals.|
Fiji Water Natural Artesian (Link)
|Originally from Viti Levu, the largest island in the archipelago of Fiji — comprising more than 300 islands— this water is filtered through volcanic rocks. Rich in silicon, it preserves its purity, as this area is unpolluted.|
JUST Water (Link)
|JUST Water is 100% mountain-sourced spring water from a watershed in the Adirondack Mountains. It’s replenished by rain and snow, and complete with naturally occurring minerals.|
Perrier Natural Mineral Water (Link)
|This sparkling natural mineral water comes from a source in the south of France near the small village of Vergèze, in Provence. Fresh rain falls on the plains into the limestone, sand and gravel deposit below the surface. Moving through this sub-strata, the water is naturally filtered and acquires minerals.|
Qure Water Purified Alkaline (Link)
|This water undergoes a nine-stage reverse osmosis purification and mineralization process. It is infused with traces of naturally-occurring ionic alkaline minerals and electrolytes with a high pH of 10.|
San Benedetto Artesian Water (Link)
|This water comes from glaciers in the Dolomites, part of the Italian Alps in North Eastern Italy. After flowing a great distance underground, the water, which was tapped at the surface in ancient times, is now drawn from 1,000 feet below, in an underground basin in the Veneto Plain. This ensures that all its original features are unchanged.|
San Pellegrino Water Sparkling Natural Mineral (Link)
|This mineral water flows from a natural spring in the San Pellegrino Terme area in Val Brembana, nestled in the foothills of the Italian Alps, where it surfaces naturally enriched with mineral salts to then be added carbon dioxide to provide acidity and the sparkling water’s sensation of scent and taste.|
|Extracted from an aquifer body protected by rocks and ice, this Norwegian water is low in sodium and helps regulate hypertension patients. The bottle was designed by Neil Kraft, former Calvin Klein’s creative director.|
Did you Know?
The water supply for the Los Cabos region is piped from aquifers in Sierra de la Laguna mountain range as well as from desalination plants and is acknowledged to be pure. Rest assured that major hotels and restaurants use purified water, and many locals actually drink tap water, but keep in mind that a change in drinking water can cause stomach distress so it is recommended to drink only bottled water.
If you’re trying to drink more water, here are some helpful tips:
- Keep a reusable water bottle with you.
- Sip water every 15 to 30 minutes.
- Add fruit or herbs to enhance the taste.
- Set reminders on your phone.
- Replace sugary drinks, with water.
Quite interesting to find more about different types of water, right? If you already have a favorite, please share in the comments section!