As specialist distibutors of mineral waters for over fifteen years, we continually seek to discover and deliver the finest waters to quench your thirst and nourish your body. In our pursuit of excellence, we partnered with Hallstein Natural Mineral Water and were proud to visit the factory in March 2023.
Hallstein: Discovery of ‘the’ source
In 1999, the Muhr family gathered around their dinner table, questioning, “Is the water we’re drinking high quality?” and “What does “high quality” drinking water actually mean?”
In their relentless pursuit of water perfection, the Muhr family’s journey led them to discover Hallstein Water. Working alongside scientists and water experts, they formulated eight core parameters for Hallstein Water quality. These criteria set the foundation for what is now known as the Hallstein Octagon.
High Natural Alkalinity
Hallstein Water boasts a pH of 8.3, making it naturally alkaline. This essential quality helps to restore the body’s pH balance, counteracting the acidic elements we encounter daily. An ideal pH level for drinking water is between 8 and 9.5.
Low Sodium Levels
Hallstein Water is remarkably low in sodium, with just 0.15 mg/l. The Muhr family recognised the significance of sodium levels in the water, as they can influence pH. The low sodium content makes it a safe and healthy choice for all, including infants and adults striving to avoid hypertension.
High in Dissolved Oxygen
10 mg/l or higher levels of Dissolved Oxygen (DO) adds a crisp fresh taste to water. Hallstein water has a DO level of 10.8 mg/l. Unlike municipal water supplies that contain lower DO levels to preserve water pipes.
Low Nitrate Levels
The UK drinking water standard requires the nitrate concentration to be less than 50 mg/l, while the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require the nitrate concentration to be less than 10 mg/l. Hallstein Water sets an exemplary standard by keeping its nitrate level at 1.83 mg/l.
Low Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
At just 0.09 mg/l, Hallstein Water has an impressively low TOC score. Organic carbon levels in drinking water are akin to “bacteria food,” indicating that higher levels pose an increased risk of bacterial formation. By keeping TOC levels to a minimum, Hallstein Water ensures that every sip remains pristine and free from potential contamination.
Moderate Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Natural Mineral Waters need to be microbiologically pure at source, with a consistent presence of minerals in the stated volumes. Depending on its unique mineral composition, water can treat your taste buds to a myriad of flavours – from subtle sweetness to a touch of bitterness and even a hint of pleasant saltiness or a gentle metallic note. With 84 mg/l TDS Hallstein Water has a lightly balanced and smooth taste.
Calcium and Magnesium Ratio
Hallstein Water embraces the importance of balanced mineral content, providing the body with the ideal 2:1 ratio of Calcium to Magnesium. This harmonious ratio ensures optimal absorption, benefiting overall well-being.
Low Exit Temperature
Deep wells with low exit temperatures produce cleaner water. Hallstein Water has an exit temperature of just 5.6°C (41°F), signifying its pristine origins and the protection it receives from environmental contaminants from above.
Now that you’ve delved into the remarkable world of the Hallstein Octagon, it’s time to experience the excellence firsthand. Hallstein Natural Mineral Water is available in 750ml glass bottles. Visit our page to purchase a case for yourself, also available on subscription.
At Aqua Amore, we take pride in delivering the water you love – water that matters.