For centuries, the people of the Nordic regions rejuvenate their body and soul after long, harsh winters with the uplifting spring tonic of birch tree water. Birch water has restorative and detoxifying properties. It contains ‘betuloside’ which acts as a natural diuretic and ‘saponin’ which has beneficial effects on blood cholesterol levels and stimulation of the immune system. With each sip of pure, Nordic birch water, you are hydrating yourself with a natural and organic mix of electrolytes, potassium, vitamin C, amino acids, calcium, manganese, magnesium, zinc, sodium and iron. Birch Water has a unique point of difference from all other botanical waters. Birch water is sweetened by xylitol which is naturally produced in birch tree wood. Xylitol is a naturally occuring alcohol and is used as a sugar substitute in “sugar-free” chewing gums and other sweets. Xylitol is extracted from birch wood to make medicine. As a medicine, xylitol is used to prevent middle ear infections in young children and as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes.