All the Power of Water at a Glance

Water contains many essential minerals and trace elements, which our body must be supplied with. The most important include calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium and chloride. However, the following applies: Drinking water is insufficient to cover our body's mineral requirements. It is also important to eat a healthy diet.

Berlin's drinking water contains the following important minerals and trace elements:

As of 2015 Indicated in mg/l Threshold value
in mg/l

Recommended daily
allowance in mg

calcium 110 - 800
iron < 0.03 0.2 14
potassium 5 - 2.000
magnesium 10,4 - 375
sodium 37 200 -
chloride 54 250 800
bicarbonate 250,44 - -
sulfate 109 250 -


Did you know...?

  • Calcium is important for healthy, strong bones and teeth
  • Iron promotes metabolism and supports haematopoiesis
  • Potassium boots the heart an muscles
  • Chloride and  Sodium regulate the acid-base balance of the body
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