The ph balance ranges from acidic at 0 to alkaline at 14. When people drink bottled water, they usually think that it contains a neutral ph balance. The ph balance in bottled water can range from 4 to 7. In flavored waters, the ph ranges from 3 to 4. In comparison, sodas have a ph balance of around 2.5 to 3.5, and tomato juice a ph balance of 4. The body needs to have a ph balance of around 7.4 to be healthy. Waiakea water ph is 8.2.
The more alkaline balance of Waiakea water offers many health benefits. In the medical journal, The Annals of Otology Rhinology and Laryngology they found that drinking water with a balance of 8.2 can reduce the symptoms of acid reflux. Alkaline water has bicarbonate the same ingredient found in heartburn medicines like Alkaseltzer. It can also help boost hydration. In a 2010 study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Medicine found that people were more hydrated when they drunk alkaline water then when they drunk regular tap water. Waiakea water also contains electrolytes which also help aid in hydration.
Waiakea water gains its Alkaline state in a unique process. Waiakea is the first Hawiiai volcano water. The filtration process for the water is 14,000 feet of porous rock through the Mona Loa volcano. It rains almost every day providing a constant supply of water, and making sure the water at Mona Loa is never stagnant. The process of running through the volcanic rock gives the water not only its alkaline properties but also adds minerals such as magnesium and calcium.
Waiakea water started in 2012. Since then it has won several awards including the top volcanic water by 10 Best Waters. Waiakea is also on a mission to help everyone have access to good quality water. For every litter sold they donate a week’s worth of water to a country in need through their pump aid program.