Water

The Bernese Oberland’s world of mountains and glaciers creates an imposing and inapproachable setting, full of hidden secrets, both pure and beautiful. Adelboden is nestled within this breathtaking landscape. A truly special mineral water surges from one of the highest springs in Europe, right in the heart of the Swiss Alps: our Adelbodner.

Water that is sheltered and protected, far away from the environmental influences of civilisation. Perfect - like the unique landscape from which it flows. Precious – as it contains all the valuable minerals in a balanced mineralisation. Its very high calcium content is remarkable - calcium as we know helps to strengthen the bones. It also contains high levels of magnesium and sulphate. It is a proven fact that our body loses minerals through physical exertion and these must be replenished. Our mineral water is not only thirst quenching, it also replenishes the body’s necessary minerals. This provides exceptionally valuable additional benefits to the customer.

The mountains gave it its purity, the power of the minerals give it its wonderful fresh flavour – you can taste its very essence! Adults who take their fitness and health seriously are always on the look-out for new, innovative and refreshing soft drinks. Adelbodner offers a product range, which fulfils the desires of modern consumers.

Unmistakable - inside and out!

Source/Origin

Adelbodner mineral water originates from the Schwandfeldspitz. The rain that does not flow off the surface penetrates into the infiltration zone.

The water works its way through the different rock formations for around seven to ten years until it meets the source at the earth's surface.

On its journey the water slowly enriches itself with important minerals such as calcium, magnesium and sulphate. The water automatically reaches the ground surface through the natural pressure of impermeable layers. The spring is therefore an artesian well.

Mineralisation Adelbodner

Adelbodner mineral water is one of the mineral waters containing the highest level of minerals in Switzerland. 1 litre of Adelbodner contains 2,185mg of minerals, 579mg of which is calcium. The magnesium and sulphate contents are likewise high, but it is low in sodium and nitrate.

Thanks to its high mineral content, Adelbodner mineral water greatly assists in the strengthening of bones. That is why Adelbodner is also recommended by doctors and is in demand by over 600,000 osteoporosis patients in Switzerland.

It is a proven fact that our body loses minerals through physical exertion and these must be replenished. Our mineral water is not only thirst quenching, it also replenishes the body’s necessary minerals.

Treat yourself to something from the Bernese Oblerland mountains that is good for you!

Sulphate 1268 mg/l
Sulphate removes excess water from the body and stimulates biliary and intestinal activity. High concentrations of sulphate have a laxative effect.
Calcium 579 mg/l
Calcium is a building block for bones and teeth. Furthermore it is important in the fight against blood clotting and promotes muscular activity. Lack of calcium leads to muscular cramps. Calcium is used in the treatment of osteoporosis and assists with the treatment of allergies (e.g. hay fever, skin allergies). In addition to this, calcium reduces nerve hyperexcitability. The daily requirement is approx. 1,000mg per person.
Hydrogen carbonate 284 mg/l
Hydrogen carbonate can neutralise surplus gastric acid and is therefore responsible for restoring the acid-base balance.
Magnesium 39 mg/l
The human body requires half a gram of magnesium (500mg) a day. The mineral helps to strengthen bones and tendons as well as assisting effective muscular activity by transmitting impulses from the nerves to the muscles. Like calcium, magnesium reduces the risk of blood clots and helps against muscle cramps. Magnesium is involved in over 300 metabolic functions, so for example in the framework of bone metabolism, it reduces the risk of heart attacks and helps reduce cholesterol.
Chloride 7.4 mg/l
Chloride is always found in an organism combined with sodium or potassium. The function of chloride includes maintaining the water and acid-base balance. It is a component of gastric acid.
Sodium 6.5 mg/l
Sodium is important for the water regime, hydration and for the acid-base balance. Furthermore it supports the functions of the nervous system.
Nitrate 1.2 mg/l
Fluoride 0.17 mg/l
This trace element is essential for strengthening teeth and bones. It guards against fillings, in particular with children, hardens the tooth enamel and hinders the acidification of oral bacteria.

Osteoporosis

One in every three women and one in every seven men around the age of 50 must consider that sooner or later they will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis (deterioration of the bone) is a widespread illness so its prevention is of great importance.

This age-related illness is a normal process. It becomes dangerous if the bones deteriorate too quickly and lead to osteoporosis. If the density of the bone trabecula is reduced, the bone becomes porous. Weakened bones can then break even under minimal impact, often even without any external pressure.

Sufficient exercise and a balanced diet rich in calcium all help in reducing the risk of osteoporosis. The daily intake of 1 litre of Adelbodner is a pleasurable way of accounting for over 50% of your recommended daily amount of calcium!

The Region

The holiday region of Adelboden-Frutigen is in the middle of the western Bernese Oberland.

The village of Adelboden is a popular holiday destination and plays host to over 500,000 tourists a year.

Adelboden is located on a wonderful sun terrace (1,350m above sea level) at the foot of the Wildstrubel (3,243.5m above sea level) and extends over 88km2. There are 3,600 inhabitants in the village and the surrounding hamlets.

FAQ

Why buy mineral water when there is good tap water in Switzerland, which is almost free of charge?
The drinking water from the mains supply network undergoes numerous processes, it is thereby either treated chemically (addition of chlorine or ozone) or physically (UV irradiation, sterile filtration). Drinking water can be mixed at random and comes from different sources (spring, ground or sea water). Although the drinking water from the tap is hygienically perfect at the waterworks, it may become polluted with micro-biological or chemical impurities as it travels to its ultimate place of use. Contrary to mineral water, the ingredients of the drinking water from the tap can undergo significant changes. With an untreated natural product such as Adelbodner, the strict legal stipulations and constant controls always guarantee the consistent high quality of the water right up to when it is in the hands of the consumer. In addition, mineral water usually contains substantially more minerals and trace elements that are relevant to peoples’ health than tap water does. In contrast to tap water, the consumers can actually choose the mineral water that best suits their tastes.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
Is it possible to have a guided tour around Mineral- und Heilquellen AG?
Innumerable customers have expressed their interest in a tour of the spring and the production plants. However, since its IFS certification ((link to the corresponding page)) Mineral- und Heilquellen AG must refuse such requests because there are strict regulations for the tour of an IFS certified enterprise by visitors. These measures are time and cost-intensive, which means that unfortunately it is no longer possible to satisfy such a large interest and have tours around Mineral- und Heilquellen AG. We thank you for your understanding.
Where does the unique flavour of Adelbodner come from?
The high mineralisation of the Adelbodner mineral water has a huge influence on what it tastes like. You can really taste its contents in the still Adelbodner Crystal: The water’s journey over many years through the rock has left a unique flavour, plus the valuable minerals of course.
Are the sweeteners in the Adelbodner sweet and near-water drinks harmless to our health?
Yes, in accordance with the today's scientific findings, all the sweeteners contained in Adelbodner drinks do not pose any risk to your health.
How can you differentiate one type of mineral water from another?
There are thousands of mineral waters all around the world and none of them have the same ingredients. A declaration of the mineralisation on the label is mandatory in most countries. Many mineral waters contain between 500 and 1,500 milligrams of minerals per litre (Adelbodner contains 2,170 milligrams per litre). People cannot taste the flavour of many minerals. Others are instantly recognisable such as sulphur compounds and salts. If water contains carbon dioxide, it tastes rather sour. Many mineral waters are very pleasant to drink, unlike the normally bland tasting tap water.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
The high mineralisation of Adelbodner gives it its unique flavour, which is really prominent in the Adelbodner Crystal (still).
How much and what should we drink in a day?
A person should drink 1.5 to 2 litres of fluids a day, preferably in the form of unsweetened beverages, for example tap and/or mineral water or fruit and/or herbal tea. Drinks containing caffeine (coffee, black or green tea) should be consumed in moderation.
Source: Food pyramid from Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Ernährung – [Swiss Society for Nutrition].
How do the benefits of Adelbodner support me in my sporting activities?
Every time we engage in a physical activity that makes us perspire, our body does not just loose water but also minerals and trace elements. We must replenish these - in particular magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium - simply by enjoying a drink of Adelbodner mineral water, for example. Although it is rich in minerals, compared with most other mineral waters, Adelbodner has particularly high levels of calcium and magnesium.
Do you recommend Adelbodner for digestive problems?
Water with a high sulphate content helps with digestive troubles, and also when you feel bloated or are suffering from heartburn. This kind of water helps you to digest because the sulphate helps to detoxicate the liver and to separate the toxicities through the kidneys. A high content of hydrogen carbonate fights against heartburn and makes meals that are rich in fat more readily digestible. Adelbodner is one of the mineral waters that has a very high sulphate and hydrogen carbonate content. It a great supportive measure in helping with digestive troubles.
My child is in their growing phase. Is Adelbodner suitable at this age?
It is exactly during this phase, when we are growing, that we create calcium depots from which our body can draw over a lifetime. Calcium forms the basis for strong bones, healthy teeth and beautiful skin. The benefit of Adelbodner for children and young people is therefore ideal owing to its high calcium content!
Is Adelbodner also suitable for infants aged 18 months or less?
Infants up to one and a half years old should drink water that has a very low content of minerals. All the essential minerals for the infant are in the mother's milk and now baby food is also enriched accordingly. There have been isolated instances where babies have been observed to slightly increase the frequency of their stools in the first months of their life if their milk was prepared with water containing sulphates. Swiss Paediatrics recommend that you prepare baby milk with water that has a sulphate content of under 250mg/l. Since Adelbodner has a clearly higher sulphate content, it is therefore not recommended for children under 18 months old - however it is highly recommended for everybody else!
I am pregnant/I am breastfeeding. What should I be aware of with regard to Adelbodner?
A mother has an increased need for calcium and magnesium during her pregnancy and when she is breastfeeding. A sufficient supply of calcium is important not only for the child’s bone growth, but it also reduces the mother’s risk of osteoporosis. Adelbodner is thus an ideal mineral water during this time because of its high content of calcium and magnesium.
How long can I store mineral water for?
Mineral water in glass bottles has a practically unlimited shelf life. In order to ensure that the bottles and stock are rotated on a regular basis, a shelf life of 1 to 2 is years indicated on the labels. This is different for sparkling water in PET bottles. These have the advantage of weighing less, however, the carbon dioxide can slowly dissipate out of the PET since it is not a completely sealed material. Therefore there may be less carbon dioxide in old mineral water than the consumer is usually accustomed to. That is why there is an expiration date on the packaging, even though pure water can practically last forever if stored correctly.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
How and for how long can I keep an open bottle of mineral water?
An opened bottle should be drunk within a few days. Generally speaking, drinks are to be stored in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight, strong scents and chemicals.
Why is imported mineral water frequently cheaper than Swiss mineral water like, for example, Adelbodner?
Reducing the price means lowering the manufacturing costs (cheaper pay for workers, packaging, energy costs, etc.). Swiss producers such as VALSER who did indeed "dive down" were soon faced with economic difficulties. Now around a third of the mineral water consumed in Switzerland is imported – mainly for price reasons. It is also a question of ecology (shorter transport routes within Switzerland).
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
Does it really make sense to choose a mineral water that must be transported long distances from where it was bottled?
The transportation of bottled water over long distances can often not be avoided since the bottling site must be in the direct proximity of the spring, and transportation in large tanks (containers, tankers) is not permitted. Transporting the water in bottles guarantees its constant high quality right up to when it is in the hands of the consumer. In a free economy, goods must have the chance to compete even if this means travelling over greater distances. Aside from an ecological standpoint, there can be no objection to this, for just as foreign mineral water is for sale within the Swiss market, Swiss mineral water is offered, albeit to a more modest extent, to markets abroad. In the long run it is the consumer alone who is responsible for deciding to chose a certain brand over the others.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
Do Adelbodner Mineral, Adelbodner Crystal and Adelbodner Special or both Adello-mineral waters have the same ingredients?
Yes, except for the different levels of carbon dioxide.
Is carbon dioxide naturally present in Adelbodner Mineral and Adelbodner Special?
No, the carbon dioxide is added during the bottling process.
What is the point of lugging bottles and crates of mineral water home when you can simply create fizzy drinks without the hassle using so-called “carbonation devices”?
You may want to carbonate your tap water, but this won’t turn it into natural mineral water!
We should not confuse mineral water with straightforward fizzy water. Furthermore, the carbonated tap water is soon flat if it is prepared with “home devices”. If one considers how much it would realistically cost to make carbonated tap water for a household and think in particular in terms of the return on investment and the amount of carbon dioxide that would be needed based on the normal average consumption of a modern family, that ’homemade’ carbonated water would cost approximately twice as much as bottled natural mineral water from the middle price category.
The hygienic safety of the drink produced cannot be guaranteed if the devices are not carefully cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. Bacteria could be everywhere.
The addition of carbon dioxide to water does not improve its quality. It does not remove chemical residues (taste of chlorine) or eliminate possible pathogenic bacteria. You cannot make a “dubious” water “safer” by adding carbon dioxide.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
What is the mineralisation of Adelbodner drinks?
Adelbodner is one the most mineralised waters in Switzerland. For more detailed information please refer to the overview of “Mineralisation”. (Link to the corresponding page)
Is it better to drink a mineral water that has too many or not enough minerals?
Whether for the young or the old, a highly mineralised water such as Adelbodner is positive on the whole. Water that is low in minerals is preferable for babies (see our section on Health).
Which mineral water is right for me?
That depends entirely on your taste. A more highly mineralised water like Adelbodner, for example, would be right for those people who love the full, characteristic taste of water packed with minerals and who think it is important to provide the body with vital minerals. Water with a low sodium content like Adelbodner would be preferable for those people who want to avoid salt. Whether it is carbonated or not does not make any difference with regards to its mineralisation. Sparkling mineral water does not infer that it is a water of outstanding quality by any means.
Adelbodner mineral water has particularly high levels of calcium. What is the exact content of calcium and what is its purpose?
Adelbodner contains 562 milligrams of calcium per litre. The daily requirement of calcium is approximately 1,000 milligrams per day (in accordance with the Swiss Society for Nutrition). So by drinking a litre of Adelbodner you have already accounted for more than half of your daily requirement of calcium. Take a look at our overview on the Mineralisation of Adelbodner. (=Link to the Mineralisation Table).
What does “low in sodium” mean with regards to mineral water?
The regulation of the EDI on drinking, spring and mineral water states that if a mineral water contains less than 20 milligrams of sodium per litre then it is defined as being low in sodium.
How much sodium does Adelbodner contain?
With only 5.5mg/litre, Adelbodner is very low in sodium making it one of the mineral waters with the lowest content of sodium in Switzerland.
Are mineral waters that are low in sodium preferable?
People who suffer from high blood pressure or kidney problems should make sure they drink water with a low sodium content. Healthy people can even drink water with high contents of sodium and have nothing to fear; a high sodium content can have a positive effect when consumed after strenuous sporting activities that make the body perspire heavily.
What is nitrate and/or nitrite and why do certain (mineral) waters contain it?

Since nitrogen (chemical element/symbol: N) is a vitally essential nutrient for plants, it is supplied from the ground where it is converted by bacteria into nitrate so that it can be used by the plants. Nitrate enters the groundwater primarily from fertilizers used in farming such as muck, liquid manure, compost or mineral fertilizer.
Source: www.kal.ch (cantonal office for food control, St. Gallen).

The majority of the nitrate we consume on a daily basis is found in our vegetables (about 70 per cent from vegetables, 20 per cent from drinking water and drinks, 6 per cent from meat and meat products). 5 per cent of the nitrate found in food on a daily basis is converted into nitrite by the bacteria in our saliva. The nitrite continues to react in the acidic areas of our stomach creating nitrosamines, among other things.
Source: www.bag.admin.ch, Federal Office of Public Health.
Is nitrate and/or nitrite harmful?
Nitrates can, as has been proven, be harmful to your health. That is why it is not recommended to drink water that contains more than 40 milligrams of nitrate per litre, so it should not be consumed in that amount. Mineral water containing as little sodium and nitrate as possible is ideal.
Source: Swiss Society for Nutrition, Tabula No. 2/April 2001.

In terms of acute toxicity, nitrate is comparable with sodium chloride (common salt), while nitrite is 100 times more toxic. Furthermore, nitrosamines appear to have carcinogenic properties.

Increased concentrations of nitrite in the blood of babies can lead to methaemoglobinaemia (cyanosis), reduced amount of oxygen circulating in the bloodstream. Babies have a particularly sensitive reaction to nitrite because they have not yet fully developed certain enzyme systems. However, a case of methaemoglobinaemia that could be attributed to the nitrate content of drinking water has not been recorded in Switzerland in the last 60 years.
Source: www.bag.admin.ch, Federal Office of Public Health.
Is Adelbodner low in nitrates?
With a nitrate content of under 2 milligrams per litre, Adelbodner is one of the mineral waters with the lowest content of nitrate in Switzerland.
The level of sulphate in Adelbodner is comparatively high. Is this good for us?
A water that contains sulphate, such as Adelbodner, is ideal to help combat the problems of constipation. But that is also exactly why this kind of water must not be used for the preparation of baby food. By the time a child is 2 years old, however, they can freely drink up to two glasses of Adelbodner per day; this should not have any laxative effect.
Which packing material is better: Glass or PET?
Scientific findings show that the two types of packing are essentially on a par in terms of quality, hygiene and the environment. The heavier and more fragile glass bottle is more suitable for periods of longer storage.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
Which packing is preferable from an environmental standpoint?
Glass and plastic are practically the same from an ecological point of view. The important thing is that the empty packing is returned and reused and/or recycled. Bottles that can be returned are to a large extent ecologically equivalent to disposable bottles. The bottles that are returned are generally seen as being more environmentally friendly, but they still require energy for the cleaning process, transportation and dealing with the waste water they generate. Due to a so-called ecological balance, the Federal Office for the Environment (BAFU) decided in the end that the glass bottle is a little more environmentally friendly when based on relatively short distances of transportation. However, if the distance amounts to several 100 kilometres, the packing made from plastic (PET) performs more favourably, providing that the empty packaging is collected within the context of a suitable organisation and then recycled. The retail trade’s policy for a product range, however, can often deprive the consumer of the option, because they do not want to burden themselves anymore with empties made from glass.
www.petrecycling.ch
Can Adelbodner fill up my individualised bottles in small quantities?
Unfortunately it is not really feasible to offer individual bottling services for small quantities. There are strict regulations (declaration) for the labelling of beverages, these apply in particular to mineral water. If you have larger quantities (starting from approx 30,000 units) please send us your enquiry.
Where can I buy Adelbodner products?
The products are for sale on the shelves of Migros Aare, at the Co-op in the region of Berne/Bernese Oberland as well as at various drinks distributors across Switzerland. You can find a drinks distributors in your local area using the corresponding reference list for your region: (the following are links to PDFs)
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Water

The Bernese Oberland’s world of mountains and glaciers creates an imposing and inapproachable setting, full of hidden secrets, both pure and beautiful. Adelboden is nestled within this breathtaking landscape. A truly special mineral water surges from one of the highest springs in Europe, right in the heart of the Swiss Alps: our Adelbodner.

Water that is sheltered and protected, far away from the environmental influences of civilisation. Perfect - like the unique landscape from which it flows. Precious – as it contains all the valuable minerals in a balanced mineralisation. Its very high calcium content is remarkable - calcium as we know helps to strengthen the bones. It also contains high levels of magnesium and sulphate. It is a proven fact that our body loses minerals through physical exertion and these must be replenished. Our mineral water is not only thirst quenching, it also replenishes the body’s necessary minerals. This provides exceptionally valuable additional benefits to the customer.

The mountains gave it its purity, the power of the minerals give it its wonderful fresh flavour – you can taste its very essence! Adults who take their fitness and health seriously are always on the look-out for new, innovative and refreshing soft drinks. Adelbodner offers a product range, which fulfils the desires of modern consumers.

Unmistakable - inside and out!

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Source/Origin

Adelbodner mineral water originates from the Schwandfeldspitz. The rain that does not flow off the surface penetrates into the infiltration zone.

The water works its way through the different rock formations for around seven to ten years until it meets the source at the earth's surface.

On its journey the water slowly enriches itself with important minerals such as calcium, magnesium and sulphate. The water automatically reaches the ground surface through the natural pressure of impermeable layers. The spring is therefore an artesian well.

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Mineralisation Adelbodner

Adelbodner mineral water is one of the mineral waters containing the highest level of minerals in Switzerland. 1 litre of Adelbodner contains 2,185mg of minerals, 579mg of which is calcium. The magnesium and sulphate contents are likewise high, but it is low in sodium and nitrate.

Thanks to its high mineral content, Adelbodner mineral water greatly assists in the strengthening of bones. That is why Adelbodner is also recommended by doctors and is in demand by over 600,000 osteoporosis patients in Switzerland.

It is a proven fact that our body loses minerals through physical exertion and these must be replenished. Our mineral water is not only thirst quenching, it also replenishes the body’s necessary minerals.

Treat yourself to something from the Bernese Oblerland mountains that is good for you!

Sulphate 1268 mg/l
Sulphate removes excess water from the body and stimulates biliary and intestinal activity. High concentrations of sulphate have a laxative effect.
Calcium 579 mg/l
Calcium is a building block for bones and teeth. Furthermore it is important in the fight against blood clotting and promotes muscular activity. Lack of calcium leads to muscular cramps. Calcium is used in the treatment of osteoporosis and assists with the treatment of allergies (e.g. hay fever, skin allergies). In addition to this, calcium reduces nerve hyperexcitability. The daily requirement is approx. 1,000mg per person.
Hydrogen carbonate 284 mg/l
Hydrogen carbonate can neutralise surplus gastric acid and is therefore responsible for restoring the acid-base balance.
Magnesium 39 mg/l
The human body requires half a gram of magnesium (500mg) a day. The mineral helps to strengthen bones and tendons as well as assisting effective muscular activity by transmitting impulses from the nerves to the muscles. Like calcium, magnesium reduces the risk of blood clots and helps against muscle cramps. Magnesium is involved in over 300 metabolic functions, so for example in the framework of bone metabolism, it reduces the risk of heart attacks and helps reduce cholesterol.
Chloride 7.4 mg/l
Chloride is always found in an organism combined with sodium or potassium. The function of chloride includes maintaining the water and acid-base balance. It is a component of gastric acid.
Sodium 6.5 mg/l
Sodium is important for the water regime, hydration and for the acid-base balance. Furthermore it supports the functions of the nervous system.
Nitrate 1.2 mg/l
Fluoride 0.17 mg/l
This trace element is essential for strengthening teeth and bones. It guards against fillings, in particular with children, hardens the tooth enamel and hinders the acidification of oral bacteria.
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Osteoporosis

One in every three women and one in every seven men around the age of 50 must consider that sooner or later they will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis (deterioration of the bone) is a widespread illness so its prevention is of great importance.

This age-related illness is a normal process. It becomes dangerous if the bones deteriorate too quickly and lead to osteoporosis. If the density of the bone trabecula is reduced, the bone becomes porous. Weakened bones can then break even under minimal impact, often even without any external pressure.

Sufficient exercise and a balanced diet rich in calcium all help in reducing the risk of osteoporosis. The daily intake of 1 litre of Adelbodner is a pleasurable way of accounting for over 50% of your recommended daily amount of calcium!

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The Region

The holiday region of Adelboden-Frutigen is in the middle of the western Bernese Oberland.

The village of Adelboden is a popular holiday destination and plays host to over 500,000 tourists a year.

Adelboden is located on a wonderful sun terrace (1,350m above sea level) at the foot of the Wildstrubel (3,243.5m above sea level) and extends over 88km2. There are 3,600 inhabitants in the village and the surrounding hamlets.

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FAQ

Why buy mineral water when there is good tap water in Switzerland, which is almost free of charge?
The drinking water from the mains supply network undergoes numerous processes, it is thereby either treated chemically (addition of chlorine or ozone) or physically (UV irradiation, sterile filtration). Drinking water can be mixed at random and comes from different sources (spring, ground or sea water). Although the drinking water from the tap is hygienically perfect at the waterworks, it may become polluted with micro-biological or chemical impurities as it travels to its ultimate place of use. Contrary to mineral water, the ingredients of the drinking water from the tap can undergo significant changes. With an untreated natural product such as Adelbodner, the strict legal stipulations and constant controls always guarantee the consistent high quality of the water right up to when it is in the hands of the consumer. In addition, mineral water usually contains substantially more minerals and trace elements that are relevant to peoples’ health than tap water does. In contrast to tap water, the consumers can actually choose the mineral water that best suits their tastes.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
Is it possible to have a guided tour around Mineral- und Heilquellen AG?
Innumerable customers have expressed their interest in a tour of the spring and the production plants. However, since its IFS certification ((link to the corresponding page)) Mineral- und Heilquellen AG must refuse such requests because there are strict regulations for the tour of an IFS certified enterprise by visitors. These measures are time and cost-intensive, which means that unfortunately it is no longer possible to satisfy such a large interest and have tours around Mineral- und Heilquellen AG. We thank you for your understanding.
Where does the unique flavour of Adelbodner come from?
The high mineralisation of the Adelbodner mineral water has a huge influence on what it tastes like. You can really taste its contents in the still Adelbodner Crystal: The water’s journey over many years through the rock has left a unique flavour, plus the valuable minerals of course.
Are the sweeteners in the Adelbodner sweet and near-water drinks harmless to our health?
Yes, in accordance with the today's scientific findings, all the sweeteners contained in Adelbodner drinks do not pose any risk to your health.
How can you differentiate one type of mineral water from another?
There are thousands of mineral waters all around the world and none of them have the same ingredients. A declaration of the mineralisation on the label is mandatory in most countries. Many mineral waters contain between 500 and 1,500 milligrams of minerals per litre (Adelbodner contains 2,170 milligrams per litre). People cannot taste the flavour of many minerals. Others are instantly recognisable such as sulphur compounds and salts. If water contains carbon dioxide, it tastes rather sour. Many mineral waters are very pleasant to drink, unlike the normally bland tasting tap water.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
The high mineralisation of Adelbodner gives it its unique flavour, which is really prominent in the Adelbodner Crystal (still).
How much and what should we drink in a day?
A person should drink 1.5 to 2 litres of fluids a day, preferably in the form of unsweetened beverages, for example tap and/or mineral water or fruit and/or herbal tea. Drinks containing caffeine (coffee, black or green tea) should be consumed in moderation.
Source: Food pyramid from Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Ernährung – [Swiss Society for Nutrition].
How do the benefits of Adelbodner support me in my sporting activities?
Every time we engage in a physical activity that makes us perspire, our body does not just loose water but also minerals and trace elements. We must replenish these - in particular magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium - simply by enjoying a drink of Adelbodner mineral water, for example. Although it is rich in minerals, compared with most other mineral waters, Adelbodner has particularly high levels of calcium and magnesium.
Do you recommend Adelbodner for digestive problems?
Water with a high sulphate content helps with digestive troubles, and also when you feel bloated or are suffering from heartburn. This kind of water helps you to digest because the sulphate helps to detoxicate the liver and to separate the toxicities through the kidneys. A high content of hydrogen carbonate fights against heartburn and makes meals that are rich in fat more readily digestible. Adelbodner is one of the mineral waters that has a very high sulphate and hydrogen carbonate content. It a great supportive measure in helping with digestive troubles.
My child is in their growing phase. Is Adelbodner suitable at this age?
It is exactly during this phase, when we are growing, that we create calcium depots from which our body can draw over a lifetime. Calcium forms the basis for strong bones, healthy teeth and beautiful skin. The benefit of Adelbodner for children and young people is therefore ideal owing to its high calcium content!
Is Adelbodner also suitable for infants aged 18 months or less?
Infants up to one and a half years old should drink water that has a very low content of minerals. All the essential minerals for the infant are in the mother's milk and now baby food is also enriched accordingly. There have been isolated instances where babies have been observed to slightly increase the frequency of their stools in the first months of their life if their milk was prepared with water containing sulphates. Swiss Paediatrics recommend that you prepare baby milk with water that has a sulphate content of under 250mg/l. Since Adelbodner has a clearly higher sulphate content, it is therefore not recommended for children under 18 months old - however it is highly recommended for everybody else!
I am pregnant/I am breastfeeding. What should I be aware of with regard to Adelbodner?
A mother has an increased need for calcium and magnesium during her pregnancy and when she is breastfeeding. A sufficient supply of calcium is important not only for the child’s bone growth, but it also reduces the mother’s risk of osteoporosis. Adelbodner is thus an ideal mineral water during this time because of its high content of calcium and magnesium.
How long can I store mineral water for?
Mineral water in glass bottles has a practically unlimited shelf life. In order to ensure that the bottles and stock are rotated on a regular basis, a shelf life of 1 to 2 is years indicated on the labels. This is different for sparkling water in PET bottles. These have the advantage of weighing less, however, the carbon dioxide can slowly dissipate out of the PET since it is not a completely sealed material. Therefore there may be less carbon dioxide in old mineral water than the consumer is usually accustomed to. That is why there is an expiration date on the packaging, even though pure water can practically last forever if stored correctly.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
How and for how long can I keep an open bottle of mineral water?
An opened bottle should be drunk within a few days. Generally speaking, drinks are to be stored in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight, strong scents and chemicals.
Why is imported mineral water frequently cheaper than Swiss mineral water like, for example, Adelbodner?
Reducing the price means lowering the manufacturing costs (cheaper pay for workers, packaging, energy costs, etc.). Swiss producers such as VALSER who did indeed "dive down" were soon faced with economic difficulties. Now around a third of the mineral water consumed in Switzerland is imported – mainly for price reasons. It is also a question of ecology (shorter transport routes within Switzerland).
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
Does it really make sense to choose a mineral water that must be transported long distances from where it was bottled?
The transportation of bottled water over long distances can often not be avoided since the bottling site must be in the direct proximity of the spring, and transportation in large tanks (containers, tankers) is not permitted. Transporting the water in bottles guarantees its constant high quality right up to when it is in the hands of the consumer. In a free economy, goods must have the chance to compete even if this means travelling over greater distances. Aside from an ecological standpoint, there can be no objection to this, for just as foreign mineral water is for sale within the Swiss market, Swiss mineral water is offered, albeit to a more modest extent, to markets abroad. In the long run it is the consumer alone who is responsible for deciding to chose a certain brand over the others.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
Do Adelbodner Mineral, Adelbodner Crystal and Adelbodner Special or both Adello-mineral waters have the same ingredients?
Yes, except for the different levels of carbon dioxide.
Is carbon dioxide naturally present in Adelbodner Mineral and Adelbodner Special?
No, the carbon dioxide is added during the bottling process.
What is the point of lugging bottles and crates of mineral water home when you can simply create fizzy drinks without the hassle using so-called “carbonation devices”?
You may want to carbonate your tap water, but this won’t turn it into natural mineral water!
We should not confuse mineral water with straightforward fizzy water. Furthermore, the carbonated tap water is soon flat if it is prepared with “home devices”. If one considers how much it would realistically cost to make carbonated tap water for a household and think in particular in terms of the return on investment and the amount of carbon dioxide that would be needed based on the normal average consumption of a modern family, that ’homemade’ carbonated water would cost approximately twice as much as bottled natural mineral water from the middle price category.
The hygienic safety of the drink produced cannot be guaranteed if the devices are not carefully cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. Bacteria could be everywhere.
The addition of carbon dioxide to water does not improve its quality. It does not remove chemical residues (taste of chlorine) or eliminate possible pathogenic bacteria. You cannot make a “dubious” water “safer” by adding carbon dioxide.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
What is the mineralisation of Adelbodner drinks?
Adelbodner is one the most mineralised waters in Switzerland. For more detailed information please refer to the overview of “Mineralisation”. (Link to the corresponding page)
Is it better to drink a mineral water that has too many or not enough minerals?
Whether for the young or the old, a highly mineralised water such as Adelbodner is positive on the whole. Water that is low in minerals is preferable for babies (see our section on Health).
Which mineral water is right for me?
That depends entirely on your taste. A more highly mineralised water like Adelbodner, for example, would be right for those people who love the full, characteristic taste of water packed with minerals and who think it is important to provide the body with vital minerals. Water with a low sodium content like Adelbodner would be preferable for those people who want to avoid salt. Whether it is carbonated or not does not make any difference with regards to its mineralisation. Sparkling mineral water does not infer that it is a water of outstanding quality by any means.
Adelbodner mineral water has particularly high levels of calcium. What is the exact content of calcium and what is its purpose?
Adelbodner contains 562 milligrams of calcium per litre. The daily requirement of calcium is approximately 1,000 milligrams per day (in accordance with the Swiss Society for Nutrition). So by drinking a litre of Adelbodner you have already accounted for more than half of your daily requirement of calcium. Take a look at our overview on the Mineralisation of Adelbodner. (=Link to the Mineralisation Table).
What does “low in sodium” mean with regards to mineral water?
The regulation of the EDI on drinking, spring and mineral water states that if a mineral water contains less than 20 milligrams of sodium per litre then it is defined as being low in sodium.
How much sodium does Adelbodner contain?
With only 5.5mg/litre, Adelbodner is very low in sodium making it one of the mineral waters with the lowest content of sodium in Switzerland.
Are mineral waters that are low in sodium preferable?
People who suffer from high blood pressure or kidney problems should make sure they drink water with a low sodium content. Healthy people can even drink water with high contents of sodium and have nothing to fear; a high sodium content can have a positive effect when consumed after strenuous sporting activities that make the body perspire heavily.
What is nitrate and/or nitrite and why do certain (mineral) waters contain it?

Since nitrogen (chemical element/symbol: N) is a vitally essential nutrient for plants, it is supplied from the ground where it is converted by bacteria into nitrate so that it can be used by the plants. Nitrate enters the groundwater primarily from fertilizers used in farming such as muck, liquid manure, compost or mineral fertilizer.
Source: www.kal.ch (cantonal office for food control, St. Gallen).

The majority of the nitrate we consume on a daily basis is found in our vegetables (about 70 per cent from vegetables, 20 per cent from drinking water and drinks, 6 per cent from meat and meat products). 5 per cent of the nitrate found in food on a daily basis is converted into nitrite by the bacteria in our saliva. The nitrite continues to react in the acidic areas of our stomach creating nitrosamines, among other things.
Source: www.bag.admin.ch, Federal Office of Public Health.
Is nitrate and/or nitrite harmful?
Nitrates can, as has been proven, be harmful to your health. That is why it is not recommended to drink water that contains more than 40 milligrams of nitrate per litre, so it should not be consumed in that amount. Mineral water containing as little sodium and nitrate as possible is ideal.
Source: Swiss Society for Nutrition, Tabula No. 2/April 2001.

In terms of acute toxicity, nitrate is comparable with sodium chloride (common salt), while nitrite is 100 times more toxic. Furthermore, nitrosamines appear to have carcinogenic properties.

Increased concentrations of nitrite in the blood of babies can lead to methaemoglobinaemia (cyanosis), reduced amount of oxygen circulating in the bloodstream. Babies have a particularly sensitive reaction to nitrite because they have not yet fully developed certain enzyme systems. However, a case of methaemoglobinaemia that could be attributed to the nitrate content of drinking water has not been recorded in Switzerland in the last 60 years.
Source: www.bag.admin.ch, Federal Office of Public Health.
Is Adelbodner low in nitrates?
With a nitrate content of under 2 milligrams per litre, Adelbodner is one of the mineral waters with the lowest content of nitrate in Switzerland.
The level of sulphate in Adelbodner is comparatively high. Is this good for us?
A water that contains sulphate, such as Adelbodner, is ideal to help combat the problems of constipation. But that is also exactly why this kind of water must not be used for the preparation of baby food. By the time a child is 2 years old, however, they can freely drink up to two glasses of Adelbodner per day; this should not have any laxative effect.
Which packing material is better: Glass or PET?
Scientific findings show that the two types of packing are essentially on a par in terms of quality, hygiene and the environment. The heavier and more fragile glass bottle is more suitable for periods of longer storage.
Source: Verband Schweizerischer Mineralquellen und Soft-Drink-Produzenten (SMS) - [Association of Swiss Mineral Springs and Soft Drink Producers].
Which packing is preferable from an environmental standpoint?
Glass and plastic are practically the same from an ecological point of view. The important thing is that the empty packing is returned and reused and/or recycled. Bottles that can be returned are to a large extent ecologically equivalent to disposable bottles. The bottles that are returned are generally seen as being more environmentally friendly, but they still require energy for the cleaning process, transportation and dealing with the waste water they generate. Due to a so-called ecological balance, the Federal Office for the Environment (BAFU) decided in the end that the glass bottle is a little more environmentally friendly when based on relatively short distances of transportation. However, if the distance amounts to several 100 kilometres, the packing made from plastic (PET) performs more favourably, providing that the empty packaging is collected within the context of a suitable organisation and then recycled. The retail trade’s policy for a product range, however, can often deprive the consumer of the option, because they do not want to burden themselves anymore with empties made from glass.
www.petrecycling.ch
Can Adelbodner fill up my individualised bottles in small quantities?
Unfortunately it is not really feasible to offer individual bottling services for small quantities. There are strict regulations (declaration) for the labelling of beverages, these apply in particular to mineral water. If you have larger quantities (starting from approx 30,000 units) please send us your enquiry.
Where can I buy Adelbodner products?
The products are for sale on the shelves of Migros Aare, at the Co-op in the region of Berne/Bernese Oberland as well as at various drinks distributors across Switzerland. You can find a drinks distributors in your local area using the corresponding reference list for your region: (the following are links to PDFs)

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