Supporting Life, the Waiakea Water Way

Water is life. That is why health experts advise that we should drink at least 8 glasses a day to maintain our optimum health. However, as more and more studies are developed into the exactly what we ingest, the discussion around plain drinking water and alkaline water has dominated conversations.

One of the alkaline water brands available is Waiakea Volcanic Bottled Water, which has a different edge than normal tap or bottled water. For starters, water pH level is very important in order to maintain proper working of blood cells. The PH level is the level of acidity or alkalinity in a substance. The body’s pH level needs to be neutral, around 7.4 to be healthy and prevent diseases. Many water brands measure a PH of between 4 and 7. Water tap has a pH level of between 7 and 8.

Waiakea water has a high pH, between 7.2 and 8.2. The benefit of this is that it acts as a powerful antioxidant that prevents virus and bacteria fungi in the body. It also relieves symptoms of acid reflux in the body. The water also has a different taste and texture, leaving you with a soft and slightly sweet aftertaste. This can be attributed to the minerals like magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium and silica which have also been known to improve health.

Waiakea water is bottled by Waiakea and is the first volcanic premium water of its kind. It is the unique volcanic filtration process that makes Waiakea what it is. The water is processed through thousands of feet in the Mauna Loa volcano’s porous rock, where it is naturally enriched with minerals and electrolytes.

Waiakea water was founded in 2012 by its CEO Ryan Emmons who was born and raised in both Hawaii and California. The idea to start the company came from when he was doing aid work in Africa where he experienced the challenges associated with lack of water. He realized that his neighbourhood had access to the most healthy, pure and sustainable water sources on earth and it would be a great idea to start Waiakea.

Apart from making premium water with great health benefits, Waiakea is one of the most charitable companies in the world. It engages in charity and environment sustainability practices. For example, it is one of the first companies to use 100% high-grade recycled polyethene in its packaging. It is also recyclable for use in food and beverage package.

In partnership with Pump Aid,Waiakea donates 650 liters of clean water to people in need in Africa and other parts of the word for every liter of Waiakea water purchased.