What kind of water should I add Third Wave Water to?Updated 5 months ago
Third Wave Water minerals should be added to any kind of "empty water." Empty water is any water with no minerals, chemicals, organic matter, etc. Typically, empty water has a total dissolved solids (TDS) measurement of 0-9TDS. Some great forms of empty water include the below options:
- Distilled Water
- Reverse Osmosis (RO)
- Water from a Zero Water™ Filter
- Deionized Water
Sometimes, even some filtered waters may be labeled "filtered by reverse osmosis" on the back label. If this is the case, then it is perfectly fine to use as reverse osmosis filtration removes all contents (or enough) which is what is necessary for Third Wave Water minerals.
Why empty water?
When you add minerals to any of these "empty waters" (water with little to no TDS), you are creating a unique, mineralized water. Some coffee makers actually recommend using distilled water to protect their machinery, but this will flatten your coffee.
For more information about why you should use empty water with Third Wave Water, check out the blog we wrote by clicking here!
Why not other waters?
Using generic spring water, bottled water, or tap water is a gamble because you do not know what minerals at what ratios and quantities exist in the water. This is why we created Third Wave Water, to give you the exact minerals with the right ratios and quantities according to the industry standards. Adding Third Wave Water minerals to water with an unknown TDS content might inhibit the minerals from fully absorbing since our formula is based on being added to 1 gallon of empty water.
Where to find empty water:
Empty water can sometimes be found in the United States at the following locations:
- Grocery stores (Kroger, HEB, Whole Foods, etc.)
- Convenience stores (Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.)
- Supermarkets (Target, Walmart, etc.)