Types of Mineral Water & Why it’s good for you

Clean water is essential for our survival and healthy body function. It is in charge of everything from natural detoxification, lymph fluid production and immune-boosting.

But what is the difference between mineral water and the prepared water that comes from our taps? And which one is best for our health and our planet?

Prepared/Tap Water
vs. Mineral Water

While both types of water contain minerals and undergo a certain amount of processing, mineral water must have a certain level of mineral content and bottling must take place at the source.

Here are a few more differences between

Prepared Water & Mineral Water:

  • Prepared / Tap Water
  • Mineral Water
Prepared / Tap WaterMineral Water
SourceFrom surface or underground sources including municipal supply systems.From natural underground reservoirs and mineral springs.
ContainsAdded minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Higher mineral content than tap water containing calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonate, iron and zinc.
ProcessingWater is modified to comply with chemical, microbiological and radiological for pre-packaged water requirements. CO2 can be added or removed to prevent oxidation and limit bacterial growth. Certain minerals such as iron and manganese can also be removed.

Potential Benefits of Drinking Mineral Water

A Magnesium Source

Present in mineral and tap water, magnesium is essential for regular blood pressure, levels of blood glucose and nerve function. The daily recommended allowance for magnesium is 310–320 mg for adult females and 400–420 mg for adults. If you are magnesium deficient, you could experience some of the following symptoms such as loss of appetite, muscle weakness, fatigue, nausea and vomiting.

Lower your Blood Pressure

Mineral water with magnesium can assist in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. Low levels of magnesium could contribute to high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and conditions causing irregular heartbeats.

Regulate your blood circulation

A large amount of calcium, magnesium and potassium all promote blood circulation. When it comes to building strong bones and regulating the heartbeat’s rate and rhythm, calcium is crucial.

Strengthening bones

The calcium content in mineral water can assist with bone strength. Once you’re in your twenties, bone loss can be speedier than bone formation ultimately leading to weaker and brittle bones. A diet rich in calcium plus regular exercise can serve to strengthen bones and prevent bone loss. Research has shown that a higher magnesium intake in older women revealed more bone density than those with a lower intake.

Promotes digestive health

Sufficient magnesium can aid the overall health of the digestive system by bringing water into the intestines, supporting regular bowel movement and relaxing intestinal muscles Click here to find out more about the Importance of Staying Hydrated to Boost your Immunity.

Increase your magnesium intake the environmentally-friendly way

Put your health and the health of our planet first and avoid the use of single-use plastics. Research shows that tap water processing methods and filtration are the best options as plastic is responsible for increasing global pollution levels and glass bottles use a large amount of raw material and required the most energy.

Read more about our purified H2O | BWT Magnesium Mineralized Water.

A few of our H2O | BWT products which

purify & mineralize your household tap water:

An under-counter water purifier which enriches your tap water with magnesium minerals and Catridge.