Sochi Mineral Waters

One of Sochi’s true treasures is its mineral waters. The therapeutic effect of these waters lies in the combination of chemical trace elements. The water can be used both naturally and after processing.

Almost all the mineral water in Sochi is characterised by the following features: a relatively low level of mineralisation (1.2–7g/l); therapeutically significant concentrations of boron and fluorine; and the presence of a number of biologically active components such as iron, bromine and silicon.  

The high fluorine content of Sochi’s mineral waters means that it can be recommended for the treatment and prevention of dental caries, as well as for the active removal of radionuclides and heavy metal salts from the body. 

The type and chemical composition of water, as well as the method of intake (before, after or between meals), temperature, and the presence or absence of gases have significance for various diseases. The various drinking waters used for therapeutic purposes in Sochi’s health spas are all prescribed by doctors.

The most popular water sources in Sochi are Volkonskoye, Mamayskoye, Plastunskoye and Chvizhepse.

Volkonskoye

is located in the valleys of the Tsuskhvadzh and Chudo-Krasotka rivers in
Sochi’s Lazarevsky District. Water is extracted from a depth of 250–550 metres. Consuming the water improves adaptation processes in cells, increases the body’s immune system, and improves the regeneration processes of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines. The water also promotes the elimination of radionuclides and heavy metals from the body, normalises the metabolism, and helps increase the body’s overall muscle tone and resistance to illness.

Mamayskoye is also located in Sochi’s Lazarevsky District, in the valley of the Mamayka river. Extraction of water from this source began in 1982. Mamaysky water promotes the regeneration of the gastric mucosa, lowers cholesterol, stimulates the process of haematopoiesis and cell metabolism, normalises blood viscosity, improves calcium metabolism, normalises the biosynthesis of thyroid hormones, stimulates nonspecific immunity, and promotes the elimination of radionuclides and pesticides from the body.     

Plastunsky is located in Sochi’s Khostinsky District, north of the village of Plastunka.  The source was opened in 1971 and the water is extracted from a depth of 550 metres. When used as a drinking cure, the water promotes the regeneration of the mucous membranes in the stomach and intestines and the elimination of radionuclides, pesticides and heavy metal salts from the body, normalises redox and metabolic processes, and improves the body’s overall muscle tone and resistance to illness. 

Chvizhepse is located in Sochi’s Adler District. The water here is extracted from a depth of 700 metres and helps with blood circulation, the regulation of tissue respiration, redox processes, and the regeneration of the gastric mucosa. When bottled, it is sold under the names “Medvezhy Ugol” and “Mountain Spring.”

Mineral Water Drinking Fountains

To ensure that as many guests as possible can reap the beneficial effects of Sochi’s mineral waters, the city’s authorities have installed mineral water drinking fountains across the city – something that is completely new in health spa treatment.

The richest sources of this elixir can be found in the Riviera Park near the Winter Theatre, and in the resort town of Adler. The fountains are filled with Plastunsky mineral water. 


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