the spring

the discovery

Under an almost impenetrable layer of clay, some 34 meters (37 yards) thick, we tapped a glacial tunnel channel carved out in the Elster Ice Age and containing a spring of exceedingly pure water. Given the water’s very high quality in composition and purity, we decided to explore the possibilities for extracting water from the spring. All the necessary tests were done and passed with flying colors, resulting in certification of the spring by the Dutch Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Our natural mineral water is unique in the world. Its origin and composition set it apart from all other mineral waters.  We extract the water from a tunnel channel, which is a closed system.  The path the water has flowed along for many thousands of years gives it its unique mineral composition.  That composition is in perfect balance, providing exactly the minerals we need on a daily basis.  We can drink it in unlimited quantities too, which is important because we need an average daily intake of two liters of water (a little more than two quarts).  Our water is low sodium, making it a suitable addition to a low-sodium diet and appropriate for serving in nursing homes and hospitals.

Our mineral water is mild tasting, and slightly sweet (thanks to its low chloride content) and hard. It has relatively low levels of ammonium and iron.

Bovis value

The Bovis value is the vibrational frequency of materials.  Every product or object and everything alive has a vibrational frequency, expressed as a number on the Bovis scale.   Things with a vibration greater than 6,500 Bovis give us energy and strengthen us.  Things with a lower value than 6,500 deplete our energy and weaken us.  Bovis values are assigned based on a scale developed by two French scientists, Bovis and Simoneton. Bovis values can be measured using a Biotensor pendulum.

This also applies to food and, basically, everything we consume,  which gives us a whole new way of looking at what is healthy and wholesome: its Bovis value should be greater than 6,500.

Our natural mineral water is recommended by Dineke and Karel Jongepier of DJR Consultancy in Veendam, the Netherlands.  Dineke has dowsed our mineral water multiple times, finding Bovis values >130,000.    For comparison, Karel and Dineke note that water from the well at Lourdes has a Bovis value of 40,000.

Dineke explained it to us as follows: “What’s so special about this spring is that, in addition to having an incredibly high Bovis value, we’ve measured healing properties too. In fact because of this mineral water’s strong cleansing effect in the body, performing radiesthesia, we find that many medical symptoms disappear.

Elster® enables the body to rid itself of toxic substances, reducing or eliminating many common rheumatic symptoms and digestive and/or skin disorders. It also promotes weight loss, because drinking this mineral water stimulates the burning of excess fat.”

the spring

The tunnel channel we tapped was carved out in the Elster Ice Age, when a thick sheet of ice covered the northern part of what later became the Netherlands.  Under those ice sheets, channels were formed by meltwater flows.

The glacial period lasted from 425,000 to 475,000 years ago.  During that Elster Ice Age, streams of meltwater transported huge quantities of sand  and clay,  which are now known as “Peelo” sand and clay.

The tunnel channel we tapped contains a layer of fine white sand and water. It is covered by a thick layer of Peelo clay, also known as “pottery” clay  – a heavy black clay with a high clay mineral content. Despite its name, this clay is actually too heavy for making pots.  But its presence has ensured that the water has remained fully protected from intrusion of any form of impurity.  Industrial pollution, nuclear waste, medicine residues, hormones and pesticides  are all substances that, unfortunately, are found in our tap water nowadays.

Read more about this pollution in the articles you can find elsewhere on this site.

natural mineral water

The European Mineral Waters Directive (No. 80/777/EEG) defines natural mineral water as microbiologically wholesome water that can be tapped from an underground aquifer (a water-bearing layer in the subsoil) by a natural or drilled well.    The only treatment allowed is removal of iron and, if desired, the addition of carbon dioxide.   The Netherlands Natural Mineral and Spring Water Decree of 1998 (see PDF elsewhere on this site) mandates that natural mineral water have specific physiological characteristics and originate from a clearly identified, protected spring.

That spring must be officially recognized by government, with such recognition being granted only subsequent to independent studies of the water and the characteristics of the soil and subsoil layers from which the water is extracted. Natural mineral water has to be bottled at the spring. Only then may it be sold to consumers under this name.  Furthermore, the water’s composition has to be stable, particularly its mineral content.

Our mineral water is thus water in its purest form, the way nature intended.

We have nature to thank for our mineral water’s unique composition.  It is entirely free of pollutants. We remove only any excess of iron, because otherwise the water might leave rust spots on your clothing.  As our water flows through the different underground layers, it acquires trace elements, minerals and other health-enhancing substances.  Its quality is superior and its taste mild.  Indications suggest that the mineral composition of our water promotes health and recuperation, because it is in perfect sync with the natural balance of the human body.

Experts from the Netherlands, China, South Korea and Japan hold the quality of our mineral water in very high esteem.  Our Chinese customers ascribe healing medicinal benefits to our mineral water.  This is especially relevant in the context of healthy aging, because as we age issues such as cartilage loss are among the most difficult for health care systems to address.

Water that is bottled at the spring, and moreover is certified as such, is called natural mineral water.  If we used a tanker truck to transport our water from the spring to another location for bottling, we could call it spring water.  Spring water has fewer requirements to meet (spring water, in principle, need not have any special physiological properties), neither does it need to be bottled at the source.  Water labelled only “mineral water” or “spring water” is nothing more than packaged water.

Natural mineral water also costs more.  The bottling process must meet extremely stringent demands, because, after all, natural mineral water contains no preservatives or other supplementary ingredients, which is also the reason for its higher price.  You get a lot more value for your money, too.  Compare it to the price premium on organic foods.