An article posted online was intended to draw attention to some of the differences found in brands of bottled water. More specifically, it focused on the health benefits most of these brands claim exists within their water. Part of the article focused on the importance of alkalinity. Any water could be labeled as alkaline, as long as it has a pH level that falls within a range in sync with the body’s. To obtain maximum benefits, a water’s pH level should be derived through natural means rather than through artificial processes.
In looking at the brands that acquired their water’s pH level naturally, the Waiakea brand of bottled water stood apart from the rest. For one thing, the Waiakea water pH level is attained through a natural process of filtration the water undergoes on its journey to reach the spring through which it is sourced. This not only makes this Hawaii volcanic water better suited to benefit the body in a healthy manner, it also makes it naturally alkaline. It also means the water is free of synthetic substances that could be added during an artificial process.
In addition to having a pH level close to the body’s own 7.4 level, Waiakea water is also enriched with natural minerals and electrolytes. These essential nutrients are added to the water as it moves through many layers of volcanic rock on the big island of Hawaii. Because of the natural alkalinity of Waiakea water, the volcanic water benefits of enhanced minerals are better able to be absorbed by the body. The natural pH level combined with the essential nutrients could help the body fight off disease.
As a sustainably sourced brand of bottled water, Waiakea also comes from a protected environment. This means the ecosystems in place on the island of Hawaii are not depleted. In fact, the company’s founder Ryan Emmons, has taken a stand to help protect ecosystems around the world by using fully degradable plastic bottles. The processes used to bottle this brand of natural volcanic water are also designed to use less water and energy than most traditional processes.