About The Glacial Spring Water

THE WATER

Iceland. Home to gorgeous glaciers, spouting geysers, vibrant volcanos and raging rivers. Iceland boasts one of the world cleanest, purest ecosystems, which is now right at your fingertips. Iceland is also home to the famous Bláfjöll ranges; the secret behind every precious GlacierFire product. For more than 5000 years, this spring has provided abundance to its every visitor, shielded by an impenetrable barrier of lava.


THE COMPOSITION

The Purity

Did you know that hundreds of billions of liters of Icelandic spring/glacial water flows into the open ocean year after year? This pure, raw source of replenishment is naturally filtered by ancient lava fields, representing the most natural form of water known to man. 20,000 years ago, this precious resource was essentially “frozen in time”; well before man put the Earth at risk with pollution, toxins and the ever-present danger of the industrialized world.

Unfortunately, other various beverages are indulging in an ongoing battle with our precious water sources; requiring extensive reverse osmosis, ozonation, filtration and cleansing. Why don’t they provide (or claim to provide) an ultra-pure product? Because it’s something they simply can’t offer, and they know it. Ethically, morally and realistically.

Slowly but surely, the world is starting to become increasingly aware of the life-changing benefits provided by pure Icelandic water. More and more people are becoming growingly health conscious than ever before. Just turn on your TV and switch over to the news – every day will introduce a new, pure product with revolutionary health benefits. Guaranteed. The only difference is that Icelandic water is nothing new. It has boldly worn the crown of purity for millions of years, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to introduce the world to its vast, unbridled power.

Iceland boasts a global reputation as an environmentally flawless slice of paradise, with a superior positioning statement for easy access into the North American and European market. This unblemished arctic utopia hangs on the edge of the world; a place so many people search for, but don’t realize is right within their grasp.

Calcium 4.5 mg/L
Magnesium 0.92 mg/L
Sodium 11.5 mg/L
Sulfates 5 mg/L
Potassium 0.5 mg/L
Chlorides 10.9 mg/L
Nitrates < 0.1 mg/L
Fluorides 0 mg/L
Iron 0.03 mg/L
TDS Total Dissolved solids is 48 mg/L.

THE PUREST WATER

Minerals & Elements
GLACIERFIRE
EVIAN
VOLVIC
VITTEL
Calcium
4.5
78
9.9
214

Calcium

The mineral calcium is well-known for its key role in bone health. Calcium also helps maintain heart rhythm, muscle function, and more. Because of its health benefits, calcium is one of the best-selling supplements in the U.S.

Calcium is crucial in growing new bone and maintaining bone strength. Calcium supplements are standard for treating and preventing osteoporosis -- weak and easily broken bones -- and its precursor, osteopenia.

Calcium is used for many other conditions. It's an ingredient in many antacids. Doctors also use calcium to control high levels of magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium in the blood. There's good evidence that calcium can help prevent or control high blood pressure. It also may reduce PMS symptoms as well as play a role in preventing certain cancers. Calcium with vitamin D, for instance, may help protect against breast cancer in premenopausal women. The data, though, are still inconclusive as to whether it might do the same for postmenopausal women. Calcium also has been looked at for other uses, for example, aiding weight loss. But so far, these studies have been inconclusive.

The people at highest risk of a calcium deficiency are postmenopausal women. Since dairy products are one of the most common sources of calcium, people who are lactose intolerant or vegan are also at increased risk of calcium deficiency.

Calcium supplements are used to prevent and to treat calcium deficiencies. The Office of Dietary Supplements (National Institutes of Health) recommends that no more than 600 mg of supplement should be taken at a time because the percent of calcium absorbed decreases as the amount of calcium in the supplement increase.

Magnesium
0.92
24
6.1
38

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that's crucial to the body's function. Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong, and the heart rhythm steady.

Experts say that many people in the U.S. aren't eating enough foods with magnesium. Adults who consume less than the recommended amount of magnesium are more likely to have elevated inflammation markers. Inflammation, in turn, has been associated with major health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Also, low magnesium appears to be a risk factor for osteoporosis.

Sodium
11.5
5.5
9.4
5

Sodium

Sodium is an extremely important electrolyte and an essential ion present in the extracellular fluid (ECF). One of the health benefits of sodium is the pivotal role it plays in enzyme operations and muscle contraction. It is very important for osmoregulation and fluid maintenance within the human body. Some other health benefits include improved heart performance, nervous system and glucose absorption.

Sodium is the primary ion and electrolyte within the body, and it is needed for blood regulation. Serious impairment of bodily function is caused due to the absence of sodium. It is a versatile element and occurs in more than eighty different forms. As an electrolyte, it regulates the bodily fluids and transmits electrical impulses in the body. Unlike other vitamins and minerals, heat has no effect on it. Therefore, it can be used in different ways and preparations without losing its effects. Also, it is an important constituent of nerves and helps regulate muscle contractions

Sulfates
5
10
6.9
314

Sulfates

Sulphate is anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant. It is needed for making stomach acid and digestive enzymes, so that we can break down the food we eat into useful components.

It keeps the gut wall healthy, so that too large fragments of food cannot pass through. If they did, it would lead to the production of antibodies, and to allergy.

It detoxifies chemicals in foods and drugs, chemicals made by the body and others from the environment. This protects us from cancer.

Potassium
0.5
5
5.7
2

Potassium

Potassium is a mineral that's crucial for life. Potassium is necessary for the heart, kidneys, and other organs to work normally.

Most people who eat a healthy diet should get enough potassium naturally. However, many Americans don't eat a healthy diet and may be deficient in potassium. Low potassium is associated with a risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility.

Chlorides
10.9
4.5
8.4
7

Chlorides

Chloride is better known as part of the double-act “sodium-chloride” otherwise known as table salt. It’s not a mineral you’ll read much about in the health magazines but it is still important to your health nonetheless.

Chloride is a type of electrolyte which works in conjunction with sodium and potassium. This particular electrolyte is found mainly in the body fluids surrounding cells. It works with the other members of the electrolyte family to help control fluids within the body and maintain electrolyte balance.

Because our bodies prefer to be pH neutral, chloride helps maintain this by reducing acid levels. Chlorides act as neutralizing agents and their work helps to bring the acid/alkaline level back into balance.

Within the stomach, you’ll find that chloride appears in the form of hydrochloric acid. In order for your body to effectively digest food, hydrochloric acid helps break the food down so that it can be absorbed by the small intestines. In the liver, chloride may also help in the process of removing waste.

Nitrates
< 0.10
3.8
6.3
6

Nitrates

Nitrate (NO3-) is a small molecule produced in the body to limited amounts (as a byproduct of nitric oxide) and is obtainable via consumption of vegetables, particularly beetroot and other low-calorie tuber vegetables such as turnips and leafy green vegetables such as spinach or rocket. It appears to be a potent regulatory of blood flow and vasodilatation via its metabolite nitric oxide, and has greater relative affinity for areas of the body with poor oxygenation as the conversion of nitrite (NO2-, a metabolite of nitrate) to nitric oxide is undergone by deoxygenated blood.

In regards to cardiovascular health, it appears to reduce blood pressure in instances where blood pressure is raised. This appears to occur in people with hypertension and can occur in otherwise healthy persons undergoing exercise with little effect on resting blood pressure in healthy persons. It may exert endothelial protective effects, and is thought to be a link between vegetable intake and cardiovascular health.

Fluorides
0
0
0
0.2

Fluorides

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in all water sources, even the oceans. The fluoride ion comes from the element fluorine. Fluorine, the 17th most abundant element in the earth's crust, is never encountered in its free state in nature. It exists only in combination with other elements as a fluoride compound.

Fluoride is effective in preventing and reversing the early signs of dental caries (tooth decay).

Iron
0.03
0
0.01
0

Iron

Iron is a mineral that’s vital to your health. All of your cells contain some iron, but most of the iron in your body is in your red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen from your lungs to the organs and tissues throughout your body.

Iron has a role in creating energy from nutrients. It also contributes to the transmission of nerve impulses — the signals that coordinate the actions of different parts of your body. If you have more iron than is needed, it’s stored in your body for future use.

Total Dissolved Solids
(TDS) mG/L
46
309
109
867
Information source: The Good Water Guide. The World´s Best Bottled Waters, by Maureen & Timothy Green. Rosendale Press Ltd., London. Revised edition 1994.

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 9001

International Standard for Quality Management systems. Orkuveita Reykjavíkur has implemented a Quality Management system in all aspects of the Company’s operations. The Company’s Quality Management system has been certified and is audited twice a year by those responsible for carrying out the audition.

ISO 14001

International Standard for Environmental Management Systems. In accordance with the certification all of the Company’s operations meet environmental standards. The system is audited by the certification authorities twice a year.

OHSAS 18001

An international occupational health and safety management system specification. The system applies to all aspects of maintaining safety and health in the work environment. The system is audited twice a year.

HACCP/GÁMES

HACCP/GÁMES – Hazard Analysis, Critical Control Points, an International Food and Safety Monitoring System. Orkuveita Reykjavíkur is the largest food producer in Iceland as the Company’s production of potable water is defined as food production. The system is certified by the Public Health Service of each municipality concerned. Orkuveita Reykjavikur was the first waterworks in the world to implement and obtain a certified HACCP system for waterworks.


THE SOURCE OF THE WATER

Our water that is sourced from Reykjavik where water flows originates from Bláfjöll ranges; the secret behind every precious GlacierFire product. For more than 5000 years, this spring has provided abundance to its every visitor, shielded by an impenetrable barrier of lava.
The spring is continuously replenished by rain, snow and melted ice from the mighty mountains that pepper the area.

These waters come from the numerous glaciers in the south west of Iceland, especially the famous, Eyjafjallajökull, which is know for its eruption in 2010 that caused total aviation disruption in Europe.

THE BOTTLING

Bore Hole

01

Our water that is sourced from the Bláfjöll Ranges; the secret behind every precious GlacierFire product. The water makes it way to Reykjavik from Heiðmörk water reserve.

Machinery

02

Our facility in Rekjavik is a completely sustainable operation fueled entirely by geothermal and hydroelectric power. Our water is transported in sealed tanks that feed the filling machines in our factories.

Bottling

03

Thousands of new Glacierfire bottles are born everyday, filled by this pure spring water from the glaciers. The water is used to craft out various drinks

Distribution

04

The drinks are packaged and transported to hundreds of restraurants, shops and businesses around the world for a taste of Iceland at their pleasure.

GREEN, RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE

GREEN ENERGY

The water collected flows directly into our state-of-the-art bottling plant located right at the source in Reykjavik. We take great pride in manufacturing using a completely sustainable operation, fueled entirely by geothermal and hydroelectric power.

Low Carbon Foot Print

We ship products by utilizing otherwise empty cargo space on vessels already returning to the United States and Europe.

Recycling

Our packaging is 100% recyclable and designed in a way to let you enjoy these wonderfully crafted drinks withotu compromise.

Renewable

The Bláfjöll Range is naturally replenished from rain in the north of Iceland. Using less than 0.01% of the overflow to the sea in our bottling operation.