The Benefits of Staying Hydrated with Spring Water
We all know that drinking water and staying hydrated is extremely important for your health and bodily functions. Hydration boosts focus and productivity, helps with blood circulation, acts as a digestive aid, and can reduce stress and allow for better sleep at night. Water is essential for keeping everything running as it should. But is there a way to take that a step further?
If you’re like most people, you probably purchase and consume bottled water. A survey conducted by the International Bottled Water Association in 2022 found that 96% of Americans purchase bottled water, outselling soda for the 7th year in a row. Because of this, there’s no shortage of different brands and types of bottled water being sold, with two of the most popular being purified water and spring water. So what’s the difference? In short, purified water is usually sourced from local municipalities and mechanically filtered and processed to remove impurities such as bacteria, pollutants, and viruses. Spring water comes from underground and is naturally filtered through the earth, flowing to the surface where it collects at the opening of a spring. Spring water contains the highest level of minerals of any form of water, making it widely believed to offer additional health benefits beyond just keeping the body hydrated.
Spring water naturally contains high mineral contents that are crucial for our bodies like magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc and calcium. These minerals also enhance the taste of the water. Because spring water allows these important nutrients to be more easily absorbed into the body, it’s reported that it can contribute to better heart health, lowering bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol, lowering high blood pressure levels, and can even minimize the symptoms of acid reflux. One of the most obvious benefits is that it is free from chemicals that would otherwise leach into water sourced from municipal sources and ultimately into your body, such as fluoride, mercury, and even lead.
When choosing which spring water to buy, it’s important to make sure that what you’re purchasing is the real deal. Research shows that only 53% of water that is marketed as spring water is actually so. Per FDA regulations, spring water must contain between 1500 milligrams per liter of total dissolved minerals. There are a few things you can do to make sure you’re purchasing real spring water. Always make sure that the brand you're purchasing from is reputable, bottled at the source, and has information about how and where their water is sourced on the bottle.
At RAIN, we value transparency and love to give our consumers everything they need to know about our process. We love to share videos on our social media channels about where our water comes from, information about our natural spring source, and how we bottle and distribute our product. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, and Linkedin for behind the scenes content @responsiblyrain. We hope to see you there!