What is the source of the water?
Are you looking for the best bottled water for your family? You first need to understand what the source is. Is it purified tap water or spring water? Purified water is good, but spring water is much better as it’s natural, full of naturally occurring minerals, electrolytes, essential trace elements and usually tastes much nicer. If purified water ( reverse osmosis ) is not re-mineralised, it won’t contain any minerals or electrolytes and will have an acidic pH value of 5-6.5pH.
Are the bottles BPA chemical Free?
Many water suppliers are still using 15 litre Polycarbonate water bottles which contain the chemical BPA (Bisphenol-A).
This chemical can leach into the water, which you then consume. There are many studies linking BPA to a long list of adverse health effects such us cancer, infertility, hormone disrupting, obesity, diabetes and much more.
Alkasprings 15.2 litre bottles are BPA Free.
How do they sterilise the water?
Ozone injection and Silver Ion are commonly used methods to kill bacteria in water, but this can also kill your good gut bacteria when you consume it.
Alkasprings method is Double Ultraviolet light, which is like the suns UV which will kill any possible bacteria in the spring water. UV light will not alter the spring water in any way unlike Ozone and Silver.
Has the water got a good amount of minerals?
Some water can be very low in minerals. Distilled and reverse osmosis water have basically no minerals, as the minerals have been removed. Even some spring water can be very low in minerals. Below 60 TDS would be considered low in mineral and above 200 TDS would be considered a high amount of mineral for spring water. Our spring water has a TDS of about 180, which is classified as a medium blend amount of minerals. One litre of our water contains 15 milligrams of silica which is the daily recommended amount. Silica is essential for healthy skin, hair, nails and bones.
What is the pH of the water ?
The pH level is a number that measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is on a scale of 0-14. The middle of the scale is 7, which is neutral. Below 7 is acidic and above 7 is alkaline.
Our pH range is 8.6 – 9.2 pH which is Alkaline.
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How are the bottles delivered?
We delivery in fully enclosed vehicles, keeping the bottles away from sun exposure, traffic fumes, road dust and other pollutants. These pollutants coat the bottles and end up in water dispensers which you then consume. Direct sun light is also not good for the water bottles as it will slowly break down the plastic, which will eventually end up in the water.