|Fluride (mg L/F)||0.1|
|Calcium (mg L/Ca)||1.7|
|Magnesium (mg L/Mg)||1.8|
|Potassium (mg L/Na)||0.2|
|Sodium (mg L/Ne)||< 0.1|
|Sulphate (mg L/SO)||< 5|
What to look for when buying bottled water
[A.] Spring water contains natural minerals and nutrients often healthy and sufficient for human consumption.
[B.] Reverse osmosis is filtered water. Therefore, the minerals and nutrients have been removed through a filtering system. Thus, the water is “dead” just substance that attracts both bad and nutritional qualities out of the body.
[C.] When buying quality water, look at the TDS count and pH which must be
[D.] Specified on the bottled water as per SANBWA (South African National Bottled Water Association)
[E.] TDS = Total dissolved solids. The TDS count is the impurities in the water. The lower the TDS, the better the quality of the water.
[F.] pH – 7 = Neutral. Below 7 the water will have a brackish taste Above 7 the water becomes sweeter
[G.] Any water with a very low or zero rating, is prepared or RO water/Tap water
What does the following mean?
|TDS||Total Dissolved Solids is commonly estimated from the electrical conductivity
of the water. Pure water is a poor conductor of electricity. Impurities
dissolved in the water cause an increase in the ability of the water to
|Alkalinity||The measurement of constituents in a water supply which determine
alkaline conditions. The alkalinity of water is a measure of its capacity to
|Chloride||One of the major anions commonly found in water and waste water. Its
presence is often determined by ion chromatographic or volumetric analysis.
Chloride is a chemical that the human body needs for metabolism. It also
helps the body’s acid base balance.
|Fluoride||Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride
to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay. Fluoridated
water has fluoride at a level that is effective for preventing
cavities; this can occur naturally or by adding fluoride.
|Calcium||A mineral that helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth,
regulate heartbeat and muscle contractions, and ensure proper blood
clotting. Adequate intake can help prevent or minimize osteoporosis.
|Magnesium||A mineral aiding many basic functions, including metabolism, heart rhythm,
bone growth and the function of nerves and muscles.
|Potassium||A mineral essential for body function|
|Sodium||A mineral in the body, which is often called ‘”salt”. The kidneys help to control
the amount of sodium in the body. Sodium helps to control the amount of water
in the body.
|pH||As you might know, water is not considered to be an acid or a base. It is neutral.
This can be seen if we look at the chemical formula of water when compared
|Sulphate||A salt or ester of sulphuric acid.|