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What Is Alkaline Water?

What is Alkaline Water? 

Alkaline water, purified water, spring water, and even tap water all come into conversation when discussing the best type of water to drink. With new brands constantly emerging on the market, there is a ton of information about what is the healthiest water to drink. It is suggested to drink as naturally as possible ( say goodbye to heavy machinery and additives), entering the conversation, Waiākea Naturally Alkaline Volcanic Water. 

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pH of Water 

It is important to understand what alkaline water is. The pH simply refers to the measurement of relative hydrogen ions. The fewer hydrogen ions, the higher the pH, and the higher the pH, the higher the alkalinity. pH is measured on a scale, with 0 being extremely acidic and 14 being alkaline. Alkaline water has a pH level greater than 7. There are many ways that water can become alkaline, there are ways to create artificial alkaline water such as adding bicarbonate (baking soda), using an ionizer machine, or naturally by picking up trace minerals before it emerges at the source. 

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Benefits of Alkaline Water

There are believed to be many benefits to drinking naturally alkaline water; from keeping you hydrated, and improving the absorption of nutrients and minerals that are naturally occurring in the water ( SiO2, K, Mg, Na, Ca), to the sustainability aspects of not having to waste water and energy to produce the final product. ( Did you know: For every 1 liter of filtered water, an average RO purifier wastes around 3 liters of water!) 

Where can you find Naturally Alkaline Water? 

Natural alkaline water can be found in a handful of remote locations around the world. Waiākea Volcanic water, for instance, can only be sourced at the base of the Mauna Loa volcano on The Big Island. The water flows through porous volcanic rock and is untouched by human pollutants, which entails it being naturally infused with alkaline minerals and thus has a naturally higher pH. 

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It's important to explore what is going into each product your are using. While many studies have suggested that alkaline water have health positive benefits, we are continuing to learn and educate ourselves fully understand its effects on the body.