Source and composition of natural mineral water
Natural mineral waters, of which Donat Mg® natural mineral water is one, are subterranean waters with specific constant chemical and physical properties.
Due to their exceptional properties, mineral waters could perhaps be called the life juice of the Earth.
As it flows into the depths of the Earth, the water gets to work intensively on dissolving the subterranean rocks; this is due to its physical-chemical properties and to factors such as pressure, temperature, gases, etc. The greater the presence of carbon dioxide, the more aggressive and efficient this activity becomes.
In this manner, aqueous solutions are formed, which differ in terms of the quantity and diversity of dissolved mineral matter. When it comes to natural mineral waters, the diversity of the dissolved mineral matter depends on the subterranean environment through which the water flows, the depth of the water’s paths and the amount of time the water is retained underground.
Of the 92 natural elements, only one quarter appear as constituents of mineral waters.
|Cations: Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+|
|Anions: Cl-, HC03-, S042-|
|Other elements: Sr2+, Fe2+, Mn2+, F-, J-, Br-, SiO32- and a number of trace elements|
Based on the ions they contain, they can be classified into different types by using an appropriate methodology.
Donat Mg® is a magnesium-sodium-hydrogencarbonate-sulphate-acidulous natural mineral water.
Natural mineral water is uncontaminated
A characteristic of natural mineral waters is that they meet hygiene and bacteriological standards at their source. This purity is the result of the great depths from which natural mineral waters originate.
Pharmacological, physiological and clinical studies
Natural mineral water can have favourable nutritional and physiological effects.
A number of studies have researched the properties of natural mineral water and its effects on the human body (e.g. neutralisation of stomach acid, regulating digestion, influencing kidney functions, maintaining electrolyte balance, etc.).