Many people think that water is just water and any water company is much the same as the other. This, however, is not entirely correct, as the amount of minerals, impurities, flavors or lack thereof and other additives have a huge impact upon not just the taste and nutritional content of a bottle of water, but also upon the taste and price. This focus on quality is one of the principal reasons that more people than ever before are turning to bottled water, choosing it over tap water. The problem with many different kinds of bottled water is that it is essentially just tap water that has been run through a pH filtration system which is why it always pays well to do research on a company before purchasing their product, especially if it is something you are going to be putting into your body; you are, after all what you eat (and drink).
One of the bottled water companies which has been making waves recently is Waiakea water; many are so behind the product they claim it is one of, if not the best, bottled water sellers on the market. This naturally begs the question: what is it that sets Waiakea water apart from the hundreds upon hundreds of other bottled water producers? One of the main ways Waiakea separates themselves from their competitors is by judiciously managing the alkalinity of their bottled water. The acidity (or lack thereof) is incredibly important to the maintenance of the human body and having too much or too little alkalinity (pH scales from 0-14, with 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline and 7 being “neutral”) in one’s water can produce adverse effects given a sufficient period of time (the human body does best when its pH levels remain relatively neutral (around 7.4).
Due to the fact of Waiakea’s recognition of the importance of pH levels on the body, all of their naturally sourced bottled water clocks in at 8.4 on the pH scale which means it is far from acidic and very good for the body. The company, first created in 2012 by health aficionado Ryan Emmons, also prides itself on being sustainably sourced from the volcanic and pure waters of Hawaii. Whilst “volcanic water” might sound spooky, this is actually a very good thing as it means the water is naturally filtered through thousands of feet of porous, volcanic rock from the Mauna Loa volcano which means it is about the freshest and healthiest bottled water you are ever likely to find.