Water is something that each and every one of us needs to survive. It covers more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface and the average American uses about 400 gallons per day. But we don’t often think about what is in the water we drink, especially when it comes to the bottled water that we purchase.
Waiakea provides Hawaiian volcanic water that is naturally sourced from Mauna Loa, where there is near constant rainfall. The water is naturally filtered through porous volcanic rock, where it absorbs inorganic compounds such as magnesium and calcium that are necessary to our health and well-being. There are benefits that come from drinking volcanic water, one of them being that it is from a highly alkaline source.
Alkaline water is classified as having a pH that is slightly basic, or in other words, higher than 7.0 on the pH scale. The value for the Waiakea water pH is approximately 8.3, which means that it is more alkaline than other sources of water. It is important to drink water that is not too acidic because water that has a pH that is lower than 5.5 can cause damage to the enamel in our teeth. This is part of the reason why products like soda can cause damage overtime if we drink them too often. Alkaline water also has been shown to reduce acid reflux by reducing stomach acid. Studies have shown that it has had effects similar to heartburn medication and antacids. Too much stomach acid has been known to erode tissue in the throat and cause damage to the esophagus overtime, which can eventually lead to throat cancer.
Along with coming from a natural source, Waiakea water also uses packaging that is environmentally sustainable. It uses RPET bottles that are used to cut down on waste and uses 90 percent less water in its manufacturing process than other types of bottled water production. Waiakea utilizes shipping that is low emission and the company has been given the Top Volcanic Bottled Water label by 10 Best Waters.