Wa­ter clas­si­fi­ca­tion

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Pu­ri­fied wa­ter

De­rived from a mu­nic­i­pal source and fil­tered through re­verse os­mo­sis, with a min­i­mum amount of added min­er­als.

Spring wa­ter

The most au­then­tic form of wa­ter, sourced from nat­u­ral springs.

Min­eral wa­ter

Comes from nat­u­ral springs and must have a min­eral con­tent, also known TDS, of at least 250 parts per mil­lion (ppm).

Dis­tilled wa­ter

Wa­ter that has had many of its im­pu­ri­ties re­moved through dis­til­la­tion. Dis­til­la­tion in­volves boil­ing the wa­ter and then con­dens­ing the steam into a clean con­tainer. Long-term con­sump­tion of dis­tilled or dem­iner­al­ized wa­ter con­tain­ing low TDS lev­els is not rec­om­mended and can be linked to in­creased di­ure­sis, body wa­ter vol­ume, serum sodium con­cen­tra­tions, de­creased serum potas­sium con­cen­tra­tion and in­creased elim­i­na­tion of sodium, potas­sium, chlo­ride, cal­cium and mag­ne­sium ions from the body. Sim­ply put, drink­ing dis­tilled wa­ter for an ex­tended pe­riod of time can jeop­ar­dize your health.

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