Drinking water is usually a natural, flavourless, odourless, colourless water, which does not contain any more mineral or organic additives than allowed by applicable standards.
Table waters contain a certain amount of mineral components. They have their own taste and effect on the body.
Natural table waters usually consist of some valuable mineral water (health water), which has been diluted with a natural drinking water. Some types of spring water can also be classified as a natural table water, which are actually obtained from a bore hole and bottled without processing. Authentic spring water, which is particularly pure and good tasting, has been valued by people since ancient times.
Natural mineral waters contain abundant minerals, biologically active components, ions, gases and more and they may also have therapeutic properties. Natural mineral water has formed over thousands of years and it is difficult to synthetically recreate all of its properties.
Natural mineral water falls into several different classifications, depending on the concentration of ions. The therapeutic effect of the water is primarily from the ions.
However, all commercial mineral waters are not natural, since these are also artificially produced.