Theoni water is bottled right at the source, in a unique area with very special geological formations. The source lies at 1100 meters altitude, right inside the virgin nature, that’s why the water is crystal clear and doesn’t need any admixture, input or process. The virgin forest and land of the surrounding environment ensures a special natural mineral water of superior quality and unique flavor, enriched with exceptional natural characteristics. This is the reason why it is awarded with the Gold Award by the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Organization based in West Virginia, USA, for the best taste and quality of bottled water worldwide. It is the only Greek Mineral Water that has received 13 International Quality Awards overall.
Theoni water has an alkaline pH 8, a feature which according to “Trends in Food Science & Technology” it is expected to have preventive and positive effects on oxidative stress-related diseases such as diabetes, cancer, arteriosclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases, and side effects of hemodialysis. It also detoxifies, neutralizes, hydrates and alkalizes the human body.
The balanced hardness (113 mg/L) and the low Sodium content (1,2 mg/L), which is one of the lowest ever recorded, strongly contribute to the maintenance of a good human health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is a relationship between elevated sodium intake and hypertension, which has also been the subject of considerable scientific researches. Moreover, hard water with high sodium concentrations has been proved to be dangerous for infants, while low sodium contributes to lower blood pressure, better hydration, no water retention and better operation of stomach and kidneys.
The presence of Calcium (47,7 mg/L) may assist in strengthening bones and teeth and may also decrease the risk of heart conditions. It is well known that calcium is also present in muscle tissue and in the blood as it is required for cell membrane development and cell division, and it is partially responsible for muscle contractions and blood clotting. Calcium regulates membrane activity, it assists nerve impulse transfer and hormone release, stabilizes the pH of the body, and is an essential part of conception.
It is worth mentioning, the low rates in Nitrite (<0,05 mg/L), Nitrate (1,5 mg/L) and Chloride (<5 mg/L), which according to the U.S. maximum contaminant level and World Health Organization guidelines for nitrate in drinking water they were promulgated to protect infants from developing methemoglobinemia, an acute condition. The few epidemiologic studies that have evaluated intake of nitrosation precursors and/or nitrosation inhibitors have observed elevated risks for colon cancer and neural tube defects associated with drinking-water nitrate concentrations below the regulatory limit. The role of drinking-water nitrate exposure could be a risk factor for specific cancers, reproductive outcomes, and other chronic health effects. Finally, WHO suggests that there is an increased risk of bladder cancer which appears to be associated with the consumption of chlorinated tap water in a population-based, case–control study of adults consuming chlorinated or non-chlorinated water for half of their lifetimes.
Not only Theoni water benefits the human health but also its complex concentration of mineral salts offers a unique flavor.
Drinking water with Total Dissolved Solids in the range of 100-400 ppm results better in sensorial tests as it results in good-tasting water and Theoni water with a value of 130 ppm has an exceptional neutral and fresh flavor, a fact that agrees with several findings of the Sensory science.
The maintenance of the hygiene in all the parts of the factory is certified through the continuing Cleaning in Place cycles that are performed daily and are set according to the instructions of Food and Beverage experts. This ensures that the water from the source all the way to the consumer maintains its natural benefits and excellent quality.