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Where is the source of Magnesia?

Where is the source of Magnesia?

The Slavkov Forest

Welcome to the magnesium
heart of Europe!

It is the only place in Europe which is the source of natural magnesium for everyday replenishment, thanks to its rare mineral springs.

Composition of MAGNESIA

The extraordinary nature of the Slavkov Forest

On its journey from the depths of nature, Magnesia has to make its way through a layer of serpentine – a rock especially rich in magnesium. Magnesium is released into the water with the help of carbon dioxide, a remnant of past volcanic activity.

The combination of serpentine and carbon dioxide is so rare that, in Europe alone, it can be found only on a few square kilometers of the Slavkov Forest.

The Slavkov Forest is a protected landscape area extending over 606 square kilometers around the source of Magnesia.

The local nature has remained untouched and protected from human disturbance for 40 years.

The abundance and variety of mineral waters make it one of the most valuable natural sites in Europe.

160 springs of six different types of water rise to the surface from the depths of the Earth in total.

One of the local curiosities are the so-called mofettes, or carbon dioxide vents.

The uniqueness of the local nature is also shown by endemic plants – species that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

The most valuable area and a true paradise for botanists is the Mnichov serpentine belt.

You can find 21 NATURA 2000 areas of European significance in the Slavkov Forest.

Apart from springs, there are also peat bogs, as well as wetlands and low-moor meadows.

How did nature create Magnesia?

The Slavkov Forest Protected Landscape Area

an isle of virgin nature in the heart of west Bohemia, provides the utmost protection to the local springs.

The water from the infiltration area of the central part of the Slavkov Forest penetrates through several layers of rock, which function as a natural filter. The water is protected against any influence of modern civilization.

The meeting of water with carbon dioxide of Tertiary magmatic origin – CO2 rises to the surface through fissures and along fault lines. It meets with water and dissolves in it, which in turn aids in the dissolution of other minerals. Carbon dioxide makes Magnesia naturally and very delicately sparkling.

In the depths of the Earth, the carbonated water is naturally enriched with minerals from the surrounding rock environment.  Magnesia acquires its unique magnesium content from the rock known as serpentine.

Depth of 100 meters

Magnesia mineral water is collected directly from its natural source in the depth of 100 meters without any human intervention.

Composition of MAGNESIA

Mg2+ 170
Ca2+ 37,4
Na+ 6,17
Cl- 2,11
SO42- 11,1
HCO3- 970

Dissolved solids: 788 (mg/l)

Magnesia, unique all over Europe

BrandMgNaTotal dissolved solids
Magnesia 170,00 6,17 788,00
Hépar 110,00 14,00 2580,00
Quézac 95,00 225,00 1656,00
Badoit 85,00 165,00 1200,00
Contrex 75,00 9,00 2078,00
San Pelegrino 56,00 44,00 1109,00

Source: www.mineralwaters.org.

The uniqueness of Magnesia mineral water is founded in its high content of magnesium and simultaneously low content of sodium with overall medium mineralization. What does it mean? You replenish magnesium (Mg) without burdening your body with other substances, namely sodium (salt).

One liter of Magnesia mineral water contains 170 mg of magnesium. By drinking a 1.5l bottle you will consume 68% of the daily recommended intake of magnesium.

Magnesia is an ideal and natural source of magnesium for your body.


Grün acidulous water – the older sister of Magnesia

The historical predecessor of today’s Magnesia mineral water was the rare Grün acidulous water, which had been valued for its beneficial effects already in the 19th century.

  • 1893: Documented collection and use of the Grün acidulous water.
  • 1899: The spring owner, Engelbert Zuleger, distributes the acidulous water around the world.
  • 1902: The positive effects of the acidulous water on human health are supported for the first time by expert physicians.
  • 1928: Mr. Löser and his wife trigger the largest boom of the Grün acidulous water and modernize the filling plant.
  • 1928: The legendary Almbrünnl Inn is founded. Its specialty is superb coffee, which was probably prepared from the acidulous water.
  • 1939: World War II begins. According to some sources, the spring falls into the hands of Germany.
  • 1990: With the fall of the Communist regime, a new well is drilled under the auspices of the West Bohemian Springs state enterprise.
  • Present day: The unique spring named Magnesia is collected and distributed by the joint-stock company Karlovarské minerální vody. It is an irreplaceable source of magnesium for everyday replenishment.

Recommended by experts
for your health

The positive effects of magnesium in Magnesia mineral water on our health is confirmed by a number of studies carried out by renowned European scientific organizations.

“Magnesium is the fourth most common element present in the human body and the second most common element found inside cells. Magnesium is crucial for more than 300 life-related processes and metabolic reactions in the human body. As a result of nutrition low in magnesium and a lifestyle typical for our modern industrial society, people are regularly experiencing a deficiency of this element, which is important for the normal functioning of the muscles, particularly of the heart muscle, as well as for nervous functions and energy generating reactions in the body.” Prof. MUDr. Zdeněk Zadák CSc., Center for Research and Development, Charles University in Prague

“Magnesium is essential for the life of cells and it cannot be replaced by any other element. It is indispensable for the generation of energy (it is important for muscles during various sports, for example) and generally in connection with protein exchange in the body (formation of muscles, enzymes and most living tissues in the body), it also supports the functioning of the nervous system, e.g. when learning, etc. Aside from that, magnesium increases fertility and decreases the occurrence of miscarriage.” Prof. Dr. Sándor A. Kiss, University of Szeged, Budapest

Magnesia mineral water is recommended by the Czech Medical Chamber based on expert opinions published by the CMC Scientific Council.

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