Carlsbad mineral water has the following beneficial effects:
Twelve Carlsbad healing springs have almost the same chemical composition. They vary only in their temperature (30-72 °C) and the amount of free dissolved carbon dioxide, which also influences the pH of 6.5-7.3.
Carlsbad mineral water isn’t intended for permanent or unregulated use. The daily dose should be recommended by a physician. It should be drunk before meals, preferably during a walk by the springs. You can read more about the Carlsbad springs and colonnades on the link.
The uniqueness of the sources:
a) Karlovy Vary’s thermal water is unique due to its chemical composition and physical properties. The oldest components of this water are older than 25 000 years, carbon dioxide gas is a manifestation of post-volcanic activity of the area. The mineral water contains a large number of major, minor and trace elements. Significant is eg the content of selenium, which has the ability to remove cumulative toxins from the body (lead, cadmium, etc.) and probably also radionuclides.
b) The springs are weakly radioactive, fault structures in which thermal water circulates, emit a number of important substances into the atmosphere, which apparently have a beneficial effect on the human organism.
c) The local thermal springs, whose temperature reaches up to 73.4 oC, belong to the area under the Krušné hory Mts. Due to the high temperature of the thermals, a mechanical mixture of water and gaseous CO2 emerges, which, among other things, causes the intermittent character of the Hot Spring spray. While the basic chemical composition of all thermal effusions is almost identical, the individual strands differ in temperature, free dissolved carbon dioxide content, radioactivity and concentrations of by-products and trace substances.
d) In terms of hydrochemical and genetic aspects, the chemistry of the Karlovy Vary springs is extremely complicated and therefore extremely interesting. In professional terminology it is thermal, hypotonic, strongly mineralized mineral water of the Na-HCO3SO4Cl type (alkaline glauber salt, according to the older nomenclature alkaline-saline-muriatic). The content of pharmacodynamically active substances plays a major role in the healing effect of these waters.
e) The overall yield of the hot-spring structure has been very stable in the long term and is about 2,000 l.min-1. The proportion of large terra (ie Hot Spring Springs) represents 95% of this value, the rest being small springs and wild outflows.
f) Karlovy Vary thermo-mineral waters are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. It has a positive effect on:
– the entire digestive tract,
– paradontic diseases,
– general physical condition,
– increasing immunity and preventing civilization diseases
|Pramen Vřídlo||73,4°C||Vřídelní kolonáda|
|Pramen Karla IV.||61,7°C||Tržní kolonáda|
|Dolní Zámecký pramen||52,9°C||Tržní kolonáda|
|Horní Zámecký pramen||53,6°C||Zámecké lázně|
|Tržní pramen||64,7°C||Tržní kolonáda|
|Mlýnský pramen||58,6°C||Mlýnská kolonáda|
|Rusalčin pramen||60,4°C||Mlýnská kolonáda|
|Pramen knížete Václava I.||66,1°C||Mlýnská kolonáda|
|Pramen knížete Václava II.||64,5°C||Mlýnská kolonáda|
|Libušin pramen||63,4°C||Mlýnská kolonáda|
|Skalní pramen||47,1°C||Mlýnská kolonáda|
|Pramen Svobody||63,2°C||vlastní altán pramene|
|Sadový pramen||42,8°C||hala Sadového pramene|
|Pramen Štěpánka||14,4°C||vlastní altán pramene|
|Pramen Hadí||30 °C||Sadová kolonáda|