Think all bottled water is created equal? Think again.
Though good old H2O is still the best drink on the planet, many cutting edge companies have found ways to improve it, such as adding minerals like magnesium and calcium creating what you know as Alkaline Water. What many people don’t know is that a large number of these supposed bottles of health also contain the chemical, sodium bicarbonate, which is responsible for raising the alkalinity.
Enter Alkaline88, a completely chemical-free alkalized water and a rarity on the market. But don’t take our word for it. Just look at their “clean label,” a title given only to brands whose ingredients are wholesome, consumer-recognizable, and quite simply, something the average person can pronounce. If it’s an ingredient with more than three syllables and sounds super scientific – sorry, it’s not a clean label. Alkaline88 on the contrary refreshingly only contains: purified water and Pink Himalayan Rock Salt.
To raise their water’s pH level Alkaline88 utilizes a careful three step process to increase each bottle’s pH level to 8.8, versus a regular bottle of water which has a pH level of 6 to 7. The first phase is an involved reverse osmosis procedure, which uses a sophisticated Electrochemically Activated Water (ECA) system to imbue a higher alkaline level completely chemical-free. This natural process in and of itself is completely revolutionary in keeping H2O in a pure, yet enhanced, form. Phase two repeats the ECA process, this time infusing water with 84 trace minerals and electrolytes derived from pure pink Himalayan rock salt. Though Alkaline88 does not claim any scientific health benefits, many external resources indicate the following benefits of Himalayan salt and their accompanying minerals:
- Detoxifying and balancing properties
- Improved hydration
- Reduced muscle cramps
- More even blood sugar levels
- Better hormone balance
- Increased energy
- Supports weight loss, thyroid, and adrenal function
Last, but certainly not least, is a final purification process. Ultraviolet technology is applied to the water to ensure an ultra-clean product.
WIth such a spotless beverage, it makes sense to keep the packaging as pure as possible. Alkaline88 does this by using only BPA-free PET #1 recyclable plastic packaging materials. Furthermore, these pristine bottles are also batched in an FDA-compliant clean room. It is truly the safest bottle of water you’ll ever drink.
As you might imagine, the Alkaline88 taste is incredibly refreshing, often described as “clean and smooth.” Though the taste may be the final experience as a consumer, the Alkaline88 story began a few years ago with its makers in Scottsdale, Arizona – an Ocean’s 11 type group of the beverage industry. Professional scientists, water engineers, and drink experts – all entrepreneurial and all with one goal in mind: to create the highest quality, chemical-free alkaline water around. This group didn’t stay lone wolves for long. They partnered with other family owned businesses, most notably CForce Bottling Co., run by the one and only Chuck Norris.
Since then, Alkaline88 made the rise from startup to success in just a few short years, soon launching a variety of waters bursting with flavor and onto the market. Most anticipated is their Soothe line, which infuses hemp extract while bringing us a taste rainbow of raspberry, grapefruit, coconut, peach-mango, and lemon-lime. To create Soothe, Alkaline88 collaborated with The Ungerer Company, famous for a 125 plus year legacy of producing 100% organic flavorings. Alkaline88’s CEO, Richard Wright, is thrilled at the partnership, stating confidently that their latest creation is “the perfect zero calorie infused taste demanded by our consumers.” He goes on to comment on the joint venture:
“Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, Ungerer has taken their skills to another level and solved the impossible; they have created a great tasting flavoring to use in our hemp-extract water. This product is low in calories, high in all-natural flavors, and does not have a ‘hemp’ after-taste.”
Ungerer director, Kenneth Vorhees III, responded with equal enthusiasm:
“We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish for A88 with our cutting-edge flavor technology. Working with a national beverage company like A88 gives us added incentive to exceed expectations. We feel that we both have a significant head start in taste and flavor profiles compared to what other companies are using in their Hemp.”
Alkaline88’s flavored waters are currently in production and coming soon to a store near you. In the meantime, you can get their classically clean original version online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, or by searching for a store near you.
We’re thrilled for what’s to come with Alkaline88 and that with them, we can finally say goodbye to chemically treated alkaline water and #hellohydration !