Carbonated water owes its reputation to the significant presence of carbon dioxide, whose concentration levels allow this water to be divided as follows:
- Light carbonated water with a content of carbon dioxide between 300 and 500 ml/l
- Medium carbonated water with a content of carbon dioxide between 500 and 1,000 ml/l
- Strong carbonated water with a content of carbon dioxide exceeding 1,000 ml/l
- Acidulous carbonated water with a content of carbon dioxide exceeding 250 ml/l
As with all the types water with beneficial properties for the human body, even carbonated water is used at thermal facilities and wellness centres for therapeutic properties, with particular reference to mineral water treatments and balneotherapy, where peculiar carbonated baths allows for a constant absorption and inhalation in the skin and respiratory tract, leading to significant improvements in the cardiovascular system.
The benefits of carbonated baths differ depending on the temperature of water and the individual characteristics of the patients undergoing this type of therapy: high temperatures, in fact, ensure a greater inhalation intended for an increased myocardial tone, while lower temperatures are more functional to purification of the respiratory tract, with lower soothing effect on the heart. In both cases, the carbonated baths can enhance the natural functionality of the venous and arterial system and counteract cell stagnation resulting in cellulite.
Carbonated baths can counter dyspepsia, bloating, nausea and heaviness in the stomach due to digestive problems.