Vichy Catalan was established in 1881. This premium water emerges from the ground at 60 degrees Celsius, which gives it a unique personality. The water is rich in minerals from the heart of the earth, which coincidentally have been shown to lower cholesterol, thus benefitting the heart. It also has many other health properties. It is unlike any other sparkling mineral water.
Our water compliments food beautifully and comes highly recommended by gastronomic personalities.
Vichy Catalan mineral water is good for you, containing 27 of the 34 minerals that the human body needs for good health. Vichy Catalan has a strong reputation for exceptional quality and conducts ongoing research into the metabolism of cholesterol. Vichy Catalan water is very high in sodium and bicarbonates, which benefit digestion.
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The mineral composition is what gives the water it's delicious taste and well-documented health giving properties. Here is a snapshot of some of the health giving minerals:
Basic acid balance, nervous and muscular function.
Nervous and muscular function, basic acid balance and metabolism of the water.
Formation of bones and teeth, blood clotting, nervous and muscular function, normal heatbeat.
Formation of bones and teeth, nervous and muscular function, activation of the enzymes.
Vichy Catalan is noted for the macro and micro mineral elements in very interesting quantities from the nutritional point of view, such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, fluoride, lithium, iodine and molyhbdenum.
|Element||Function||RDA or SC
|Contribution of 1 litre of
|Sodium Na||Basic acid balance, nervous and muscular function.||Sufficient contribution with usual diet||1,070 mg|
|Potassium K||Nervous and muscular function, basic acid balance and metabolism of the water||Sufficient contribution with usual diet||51.2 mg|
|Calcium Ca||Formation of bones and teeth, blood clotting, nervous and muscular function, normal heatbeat.||1,000 mg||15.3 mg|
|Magnesium Mg||Formation of bones and teeth, nervous and muscular function, activation of the enzymes.||400 mg, man|
310 mg, woman
|Sulphur S||Given that sulphur is present in keratin, which is a protean substance of the skin, nails and hair, it takes part in the synthesis of collagen (element that maintains the cells joined). It also intervenes in the metabolism of lipids and carbohydrates.||Sufficient contribution with sulphured amino acids||46.1 mg sulphate|
|Iron Fe||Formation of enzymes that alter many chemical recations in the body and are the main components of red globules and muscular cells.||10 mg, man|
15 mg, woman
|Fluoride F||Formation of bones and teeth.||4 mg, man|
3 mg, woman
|Zinc Zn||Component of enzymes and insulin, curing of wounds, growth.||15 mg, man|
12 mg, woman
|< 0.025 mg|
(< 0.16% RDA)
(< 0.21% RDA)
|Copper Cu||Components of enzymes, formation of red globules, formation of bones.||1.5-3 mg||< 10 micro g|
|Iodine I||Formation of thyroid hormones that regulate the energy control mechanisms.||150 micro g||0.01 mg|
|Manganese Mn||Component of enzymes.||2.3 mg, man|
1.8 mg, woman
|17 micro g|
|Molybdenum Mo||Activation of enzymes.||75 to 250 micro g||< 2 micro g|
|Selenium Se||Necessary for the synthesis of an antioxidant enzyme.||55 micro g||< 5 micro g|
(< 9% RDA)
|Chromium Cr||This micro-mineral appears in the body in very small quantities. It participates in the metabolism of suger, for the normal use of glucose, and in growth. Its activity occurs jointly with other substances that control the metabolism of insulin and of several enzymes, in the formation of fatty acids, cholesterol and in the genetic material of cells.||50 - 200 micro g||< 5 micro g|
(< 2.5-10% SC)
|Tin Sn||It has not been determined as essential for the organism although there are indications that it takes part in some biological reactions. It may be a fundamental element for the formation of some enzymes and hormones.||There are indications of its need, but a recommendable or safe consumption has not been established||< 5 micro g|
|Nickel Ni||It maintains the arterial pressure normalised, increases the action of insulin, has an antagonistic action against adrenaline and increases the blood fats.||There are indications of its need, but a recommendable or safe consumption has not been established||< 10 micro g|
|Vanadium V||It acts as an antioxidant agent, prevents heart attacks, improves the metabolism of iron, prevents tooth decay, inhibits the formation of cholesterol in the blood vessels, maintains the fat level in the blood.||There are indications of its need, but a recommendable or safe consumption has not been established||< 2.5 micro g|
|Silicon Si||Indispensable from the structural and functional point of view for the conjunctive tissue. Regenerates collagen.||There are indications of its need, but a recommendable or safe consumption has not been established||30.0 mg|
|Lithium Li||It does not have nutritional functions but its presence in the waters given them favourable effects.||There is no recommendation.||1.3 mg|
|Bicarbonate HCO3||It does not have nutritional functions but its presence in the waters given them favourable effects.||There is no recommendation.||2.013 mg|
The area where Vichy Catalan comes from is north of Barcelona and has been inhabited from prehistory and Roman times. Hot, effervescent water is bubbling from the source in the area and revered by many for the hot thermal water that surfaces. Soon after Vichy Catalan began bottling the water in 1889, a spa and hotel was erected to accommodate the many visitors wanting “to take to the waters”. The aquifer has unique mineral compositions. The source for Vichy Catalan has been capped and the water and gas are collected. The water is allowed to cool and then bottled. Vichy Catalan is a part of the Spanish way of life. It is the most recognised mineral water from Spain.
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