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15 Brands of Bottled Water With Electrolytes to Drink in 2023

Scott Winfield
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by Scott Winfield

Electrolytes are ionic substances dissolved in water with a negative or positive electrical charge. Due to their electrical charge, they regulate chemical reactions inside our bodies, maintain blood pH and pressure, help with sweating, and improve muscle and nerve function.

Although there are many electrolytes in water, the term primarily refers to healthy minerals such as calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, chloride, phosphates, sulfates, and bicarbonates.

Most of these minerals play a role in blood and oxygen flow and muscle and nerve function, so athletes and those engaged in heavy workout routines opt for electrolyte-rich water.

But which bottled water brands provide the most electrolyte-rich water in 2023?

15 Brands of Bottled Water With Electrolytes to Drink

We tested and researched many bottled water brands and curated a list of the top 15 that deserve your attention.

Best Bottled Water Brands That Have Electrolytes

Glaceau Smartwater

Glaceau Smartwater

Some bottled water brands are on a mission to produce water most suitable for the hydration needs of athletes. Glaceau Smartwater is one of them. The brand heavily treats its water so it’s free from contaminants and rich in electrolytes.

The first step is distilling the water. Since distillation is one of the most effective water treatment methods, it leaves little or no impurities. Yet, the company leaves nothing to chance as it also purifies the water with its proprietary microfiltration blend.

Then, it ionizes the water by adding a balanced mix of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Not only do these minerals fill the water with electrolytes, but they also give it a fresh and crisp taste.

Moreover, the end product doesn’t contain sodium, which makes it a good choice for people with cardiovascular issues.

Lastly, Glaceau Smartwater has a neutral pH of 7 to 7.5. If you’re looking for more alkalinity in your water, there’s also alkaline water with 9.5 in the brand’s catalog.



Essentia’s advertising campaign involves basketball, baseball, and football players, actors such as Millie Bobby Brown, and dancers, all leading physically active lives. Their campaigns perfectly illustrate the target group of Essentia’s highly ionized and electrolyzed alkaline water.

Like Glaceau, Essentia’s water passes through several stages of filtration before it’s ready for distribution.

In the first stage, the water is subjected to microfiltration and reverse osmosis, freeing it of contaminants. Then, the company adds electrolytes to its water, namely sodium bicarbonate, dipotassium phosphate, magnesium sulfate, and calcium chloride.

The removal of acids further ionizes the water. This process raises its alkalinity to a pH level of 9.5.

Thanks to this process. Essentia is one of the most electrolyte-rich and alkaline bottled water brands on the market.



Evian is one of the most popular water brands around, and that’s with good reason. Evian’s water doesn’t only taste good, but it’s also rich in healthy electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium, bicarbonates, and chloride.

Unlike the two brands we covered above, Evian doesn’t treat its water. Instead, its natural spring water is bottled as it is, directly from the source, which is Évian-les-Bains, a French town near the French Alps.

This spring water is the product of the snowmelt from the French Alps — which flows underground through rock and glacier formations. These formations naturally rid the water of potential contaminants and give it high mineral content.

In the end, Evian has 360 mg/L of bicarbonates and 80 mg/L of calcium, 26 mg/L of magnesium, and 10 mg/L of chloride.

The water also has a neutral pH of 7.2.

Vichy Catalan

Vichy Catalan

Bicarbonates and calcium are the most common electrolytes, so water that contains them isn’t hard to come by. However, the opposite is true for chlorides and potassium. Luckily, Vichy Catalan is a rare brand whose water is rich in both.

Hailing from Spain, Vichy Catalan has been one of the most popular mineral water brands globally since its founding 140 years ago. To a large extent, the brand owes its popularity to the unique electrolyte content of the water it sells.

In terms of bicarbonates, it’s at the top with 2,081 mg/L. Still, the real strength of this particular bottled water lies in its potassium and chloride composition, which is at 51 and 584 mg/L, respectively. Both numbers are unprecedentedly high when it comes to bottled water.

However, the water also features high sodium levels of 1,097 mg/L, so it’s not the ideal choice for people on a no- or low-sodium diet.

Core Hydration

Core Hydration

As can be deduced from its name, Core Hydration is founded on a similar principle to Glaceau and Essentia: to provide ultimate hydration to athletes by providing them with heavily treated water.

Core Hydration’s water is first purified in an undisclosed seven-stage process. The result is water free from contaminants (such as lead, arsenic, or volatile organic compounds) or potentially harmful elements (such as sugar, gluten, or sodium).

After purification, the brand adds its own blend of electrolytes containing potassium bicarbonate, magnesium chloride, and calcium chloride. These electrolytes give the water a distinct taste besides making it more athlete-friendly.

Additionally, it has a perfectly balanced pH of 7.4.

Gerolsteiner Naturell

Gerolsteiner Naturell

If you want the brand with the highest electrolyte content, that would be Gerolsteiner Naturell mineral water.

Its TDS level is 2,527 mg/L, second only to Vichy Catalan, bringing you very close to the daily calcium and magnesium intake requirements.

Authorities recommend a daily intake of 1,000 mg calcium and (more or less) 400 mg magnesium. Gerolsteiner Naturell contains 348 mg/L calcium and 108 mg/L magnesium. So, in just one liter, it packs about a third of the daily calcium and one-fourth of the daily magnesium intake recommendations.

It also contains 1,816 mg/L bicarbonates, 11 mg/L potassium, and 40 mg/L chloride, meaning it covers all your electrolyte needs.

What’s better, unlike Glaceau, Essentia, or Core Hydration, Gerolsteiner Naturell is entirely untreated. Naturally purified and endowed with minerals by the volcanic craters of the Volcanic Eifel, it’s bottled directly at the source.



In a similar way to all the treated (meaning inorganic) electrolyte water brands, LIFEWTR aims to improve hydration and provide a distinct taste. Consumer experience, as well as our own, suggests they’re doing a good job.

The LIFEWTR Premium goes through a reverse osmosis process. This process removes all impurities from the water source.

The stage of electrolyte addition follows reverse osmosis, but unlike other treated electrolyte water brands, LIFEWTR doesn’t go beyond two ingredients: magnesium sulfate and potassium bicarbonate.

Besides their benefits on health, these two ingredients give water a refreshing taste and a lingering mouthfeel.

That said, this brand has a lower pH than the other products on our list. It’s a bit acidic, with a pH range of 6.4 to 7.4.

San Pellegrino

San Pellegrino

The term ‘electrolyte’ is an umbrella term for different minerals with distinct functions and benefits for our bodies. While most help with sweating, oxygen flow, and blood pressure, sulfates assist us in digestion, which is no less important.

Thanks to its sulfate-rich body, the San Pellegrino mineral water is the number one choice if you’re looking for digestion-friendly water.

Like Evian, San Pellegrino relies on the Alpine Mountains for its sustainability. It’s sourced from the Italian Alps around the territory of San Pellegrino Terme, Val Brembana.

The water is naturally purified and reinforced with minerals thanks to the underground porous rock formations in the area around its source. As a result, the company has to do nothing but bottle it directly at the source and distribute it.

Thanks to the characteristics of the rocks it passes through, the San Pellegrino mineral water is electrolyte-rich. The minerals with the highest electrolyte content are the following:

  • 160 mg/L calcium
  • 53 mg/L magnesium
  • 47 mg/L chloride
  • 410 mg/L sulfates

It’s also a naturally acidic water with a pH of 5.6.



Badoit is a French mineral water brand often picked by gourmets and high-end restaurants thanks to its high bicarbonate and sulfate levels that help digestion. Because of this, it’s an excellent companion to heavy dishes. It’s also high in electrolyte content, making it an ideal water choice for athletes after heavy exercise.

As we have seen with Vichy Catalan and Gerolsteiner Naturell, mineral water tends to have one mineral in excess and the others at relatively low levels. That’s not the case with Badoit, as it has a more balanced body with the following mineral content:

  • 190 mg/L calcium
  • 85 mg/L sodium
  • 40 mg/L sulfates
  • 40 mg/L chloride
  • 10 mg/L potassium

Unlike other mineral water types, it doesn’t have a bitter taste — it’s very light.



VitaminWater is another inorganic, heavily-treated electrolyte water brand. It comes in two options: sugary and sugar-free. Both have added electrolytes and contain lots of vitamins, so if you want the most health-friendly electrolyte water, VitaminWater is a good choice.

Like other treated water brands, VitaminWater subjects its water to heavy filtration, including microfiltration and reverse osmosis. The brand then adds electrolytes such as potassium phosphates, calcium, and magnesium lactates to improve the taste.

In addition, it adds vitamins. The end product has vitamins A, C, E, B3, B5, B6, and B7, among others.

Other ingredients found in VitaminWater include zinc gluconate, sodium selenate, citric acid, phosphoric acid, and stevia leaf extract.

Although all these ingredients make this brand a favorite among athletes, we understand its highly inorganic makeup could deter some.

Three Bays

Three Bays

Three Bays is an Australia-based mineral water brand. It bottles its water directly at the source on Victoria’s southern coast. Due to the water’s two millennia-long underground journey through natural purification and mineral sources, it has no contaminants yet contains many electrolytes.

However, unlike other mineral water brands on our list, the mineral makeup of Three Bays is unique. It has more than 20 healthy electrolytes, albeit some in trace amounts, including zinc (which improves the immune system), iodine (assisting thyroid function), and the rarely found vanadium (helping with bone growth, blood sugar, and diabetes).

In addition to these, Three Bays contains:

  • 64 mg/L calcium
  • 92 mg/L magnesium
  • 300 mg/L bicarbonates
  • 47 mg/L sulfates
  • 450 mg/L chloride

It also has 47 mg/L silica, a mineral known for giving water a slightly sweet taste and smooth texture.

Lastly, it’s a naturally alkaline mineral water brand with a pH of 8.3.

BodyArmor SportWater

BodyArmor SportWater

The brand name says it all. BodyArmor produces a healthy sports drink that optimizes hydration while providing enough electrolytes to help you replenish your muscles and improve blood and oxygen flow.

To that end, it filters its water with proprietary processes, including reverse osmosis. In the post-filtration stage, the brand adds electrolytes and natural flavors, such as coconut, with no sodium or artificial sugar.

The electrolyte ingredients of the BodyArmor SportWater are potassium bicarbonate, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride, emphasizing potassium-richness. It’s also alkaline, with a pH of 8.1 to 9.

BodyArmor SportWater comes in many exotic flavors, including strawberry grape, orange mango, and tropical punch.



Electrolyte water mainly refers to water that’s treated before distribution and has artificially added electrolytes. However, there’s also mineral or spring water that organically contains high electrolyte content.

ROI, originating from Slovenia, distributes naturally electrolyte-rich water that shines with its incredible electrolyte content.

The underground journey the water undertakes through natural purifiers and nutrients is even longer than that of Three Bays, spanning 3,200 years. During that time, it picks up a remarkable amount of minerals. Its total TDS count of 7,481 mg/L is indisputable evidence of that.

It’s also the most magnesium-rich water on the planet, with 1,300 mg/L, surpassing our daily magnesium needs four times. Additionally, it contains 2,100 mg/L of sulfates, 600 mg/L of calcium, 83 mg/L of chloride, and 24 mg/L of potassium.



Not all people are fond of heavily treated inorganic or bitter-tasting mineral water, no matter how many electrolytes they have. If you’re one of those people, it’s best to stick with spring water. This type of water has around the same electrolyte content as treated water, but tastes lighter than mineral water.

Bottled directly at its source on the volcanic craters of the Big Island, Hawaii, Waiākea is one of the best spring water brands out there.

Waiākea’s water has a balanced electrolyte body with 7 mg/L calcium, 4 mg/L magnesium, 4 mg/L sulfate, and 2 mg/L potassium. It also contains 44 mg/L silica, which gives it a smooth and light mouthfeel.

Finally, it has a naturally alkaline makeup, with a pH ranging between 7.6 to 8.2.



Mananalu is a purified water company founded by the famous actor Jason Momoa. Since its conception, it has been operating on two main principles: producing high-quality purified water with added electrolytes and eliminating plastics from the bottled water industry.

To uphold the first principle, the brand triple-filters its water in a process that includes techniques like reverse osmosis. Post-filtration, magnesium sulfate, calcium chloride, and potassium bicarbonate are added to the water to improve its taste and health benefits.

To honor the second, the brand bottles its water only in infinitely recyclable, refillable, and reusable aluminum containers.

The Health Benefits of Electrolyte Water

Electrolyte-rich water comes in two forms: heavily treated water with added electrolytes and natural spring or mineral water with organic electrolytes. Both have their benefits.

Brands add electrolytes to their treated water to optimize athletes’ (and others who engage in heavy physical activities) hydration needs. The additives replenish muscles and improve oxygen flow.

The benefits of spring or mineral water depend on which electrolytes they contain. The benefits of the most common electrolytes found in spring or mineral water are described below.

  • Calcium: A mineral that’s essential for maintaining bone and muscle health. In children, it helps with bone and muscle growth. Research shows an average citizen’s daily calcium intake is way below the recommended levels. If this is one of your concerns, it’s best to opt for calcium-rich water since our bodies absorb calcium better from drinking water than other sources (such as milk and vegetables).
  • Magnesium: The countless benefits of magnesium include regulating blood pressure, nerve and muscle functions, and maintaining healthy biochemical reactions. Like calcium, our daily magnesium intake is likely to be below the recommended levels.
  • Potassium: Involved in an even wider array of bodily functions than magnesium. Some of these functions include blood pressure, urination, kidney health, and bone growth. You won’t be surprised to learn that, like calcium and magnesium, our diet often doesn’t meet our daily potassium requirements.
  • Bicarbonates: Bicarbonates make water more alkaline. As such, they play a huge role in maintaining blood pH.
  • Chloride: It’s one of the minerals responsible for the fact that the digestive assistance of mineral water is considered an excellent companion to heavy dishes like steak. In addition to its digestive properties, it improves nerve actions and oxygen flow, making it a crucial mineral for athletes.
  • Sodium: Sodium is an essential mineral as it maintains bodily fluids and ensures our muscles and nerves can function properly. However, sodium deficiency is non-existent in America. On the contrary, the standard American diet has too much sodium. As too much sodium increases blood pressure, authorities recommend a low- or no-sodium diet to those who have or carry the risk of cardiovascular diseases. If you’re in those groups, you need to be mindful of the sodium levels of your drinking water.

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Scott Winfield
Scott Winfield
My name is Scott Winfield and researching and writing about water filters and other strategies to purify water has become my full time passion in recent years. I'm glad that you found our site and you can look forward to authoritative and well researched content here to help you get the best in water.
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