WATER COMPOSITION

Bottled at the source from the legendary Ölfus Spring, the Icelandic Glacial water supply is so pure that nothing needs to be added or taken away.

TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS)

Icelandic Glacial is among the purest bottled waters in the industry with a TDS level of just 62 parts per million (PPM). The TDS level is the amount of sodium, calcium, magnesium and other minerals within the water. With such low mineral levels, ice cubes made from Icelandic Glacial are crystal clear and leave no residue, whereas other bottled waters will appear cloudy. TDS levels also affect the taste and balance of water. The ideal level is considered to be between 50 – 120 PPM. You will find the typical mineral analysis for Icelandic Glacial displayed to the right:

ALKALINITY

Icelandic Glacial also features an uncommonly high, naturally occurring alkaline pH level of 8.4.

UNTOUCHED PURITY

The first time Icelandic Glacial comes into contact with the open air is when you break the seal.

TREATMENT

Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water has been found to be naturally free of impurities. In the interest of safety, the following extensive purification methods are employed to ensure you are drinking the purest water on the planet:

Filtration: Source water passes through 5 µm and 1 µm filters.

UV Disinfection: Ultra violet light destroys any microorganisms and provides an additional level of safety and quality.

TESTING & CERTIFICATIONS

Ongoing testing is continually conducted to ensure Icelandic Glacial Water meets top food safety and quality standards. Our facilities and products are fully accredited by the NSF (recognized as the world’s leading third party standards certification authority) and always meet or exceed U.S.A. Food & Drug Administration and World Health Organization requirements. Both the Ölfus Spring source and our facility are also regularly inspected by the Icelandic Public Health Authority, which carries out stringent tests to ensure the facility is operating in compliance with WHO standards. In addition to governmental requirements, Icelandic Glacial carries out extensive daily testing with its own in-house laboratory.

To view the most current reports and certifications, click on the links below.
Kosher Certificate – Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
Kosher Certificate – London Beth Kashrut Division (KLBD)
Carbon Neutral Company Certificate
NSF Test Report 2012 – Product Water
NSF Test Report 2012 – Source Water
NSF Certificate 2012
Trace Pharmaceuticals Report
Bottled Water Report 2013 – English
Bottled Water Report 2013 – Spanish

 Staying Hydrated

ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER?

Our bodies are composed of 70% water. It is the single most vital component of our daily diet; essential for growth and maintenance of vitality, health and wellbeing. Throughout our daily activities we lose up to 2.5 liters per day through perspiration, breathing and bodily functions, so it is imperative that we replenish and stay hydrated.

The average human brain is 75% water and even moderate dehydration can result in headaches or dizziness.

Water regulates our body temperature and carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells in our bodies. It protects and cushions our vital organs, helps to convert food into energy, allows for nutrient absorption and assists in removing waste. Scientific research suggests that we should consume 2.5 liters of water per day. App 0.5 liters from our food intake and the other 2 liters should be obtained directly from beverages.

Without the suggested amount of water throughout the day our body’s performance is abnormally affected. Becoming dehydrated can cause symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and loss of concentration.

REASONS TO STAY HYDRATED

The elixir of life – The human body can survive for about 1 month without food but for only for about 1 week without water. Water is essential to the body’s wellbeing and vitality.

Increased energy levels – The root cause of most fatigue throughout the day is dehydration due to falling blood pressure. Regular intake reduces this and boosts energy levels.

Cleanse your system – Drinking plenty of water assists in flushing out toxins and bacteria in the body that can cause disease, as well as helping the immune system

Radiant skin – Water acts as a natural moisturizer to the skin, preventing it from drying out, helping to maintain its elasticity and giving it a general healthy glowing appearance.

Keeping regular – Correct water intake assists digestion and prevents constipation.

 WATER 101

Not all waters are created equal. The seemingly endless sea of labels and brands on the market often makes it difficult to determine which are best. Many water drinkers incorrectly assume a bottle of purified water from a major soft drink company to be spring water sourced from a protected mountain valley in a land far, far away. To the contrary, many contain nothing more than filtered water from a municipal supply.

NATURAL SPRING WATER

Spring Water is widely recognized as the product of choice for the discerning and the thirsty. To carry the title of Natural Spring Water, the water must be derived from an underground formation and, from there, flow naturally to the surface of the earth. Spring water must be collected only at the spring or through a shaft, which taps the underground formation.

PURIFIED WATER

Water that is processed by means of distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or any other recognized method meeting the definition of purified water in the United States.

MINERAL WATER

Distinguished from other types of bottled water by its constant level and relative proportions of minerals and trace elements at the point of emergence from the source. No minerals can be added to this product.

ARTESIAN WATER

Bottled water from a well or spring that taps a confined, water-bearing underground layer of rock or sand, called an aquifer, in which the water level stands above the top of the aquifer.

WELL WATER

Bottled water from a hole that has been bored, drilled or otherwise constructed in the ground, which taps a water aquifer.

SPARKLING WATER

Water that after treatment or possible replacement with carbon dioxide, contains the same amount of carbon dioxide that it had as it emerged from the source. Sparkling bottled waters may be labeled as sparkling drinking water, sparkling spring water or sparkling mineral water.