International Journal of Endocrinology / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Relevance of a Hypersaline Sodium-Rich Naturally Sparkling Mineral Water to the Protection against Metabolic Syndrome Induction in Fructose-Fed Sprague-Dawley Rats: A Biochemical, Metabolic, and Redox Approach

Table 1

Chemical characteristics of tap and natural mineral waters.

CharacteristicsTap waterHypersaline sodium-rich naturally sparkling mineral water—Pedras Salgadas

Total mineralization (mg/L)148–1512855
pH6.5–9.06.16
Sodium (mg/L)200591
Calcium (mg/L)30.5–40.292.5
Magnesium (mg/L)3.6–9.226.2
Potassium (mg/L)2.629.9
Copper (mg/L)20.0013
Zinc (µg/L)*1.1
Selenium (µg/L)10<2.0
Bicarbonate (mg/L)*2013
Chloride (mg/L)25030.8
Sulphate (mg/L)2506.4

*: no need for control (Portuguese Act 306/2007, from 27th of August).

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