PH plays an interesting role in the human body. PH is a measure of the basicity or acidity. The human body — at ideal health — should have a pH balance of around 7.4 making it very neutral. There are fluctuations, especially with modern diets, but ideally, you should be looking for a neutral pH balance. Companies have been selling pH-related products for a long time. Many medicines make use of pH (a good example would be antacids like Tums). Lately, however, one water company has been bringing the pH battle to its doorstep.
Waiakea water, a company based in Hawaii, is selling water that is setting a trend. Waiakea water has a pH of 8.8 making it very alkaline. Why is this important? Well, most water companies sell water that has a pH of anywhere for 4 – 7. Now, while this isn’t bad (it is water after all), it isn’t good either. Waiakea’s water’s pH balance has a range of health benefits that other waters simply do not have.
Having such a high pH will help with things such as acid reflux. It will also bind to hydrogen and reduce disease prevalence. Of course, it does more than this. Waiakea Hawaii volcanic water also contains silica, a compound with a slew of research studies suggesting it decreases the risk of age-related symptoms such as Alzheimer’s.
It all started when CEO Ryan Emmons realized he was onto something. The California-Hawaii hybrid had family land next to the Mauna Loa mountains in Hawaii. Mauna Loa — which literally means Long Mountain — is the largest mountain top to bottom in the world. It also has some interesting water around it. The streams that run through Mauna Loa’s valleys are mineral-rich alkaline-heavy waters that contain bonus nutrients such as silica. Ryan — who’s passion was charity — set out to bring this water to the world.
Of course, because of their CEO, Waiakea is the most charitable water company on the planet. For every 1 liter of Waiakea sold, 650 liters of fresh water are donated to those in need in communities in Africa. This is done through Pump Aid, a charity that has already supplied over 500 million liters of water to areas with low or no water supplies in Africa.
This emphasis on health and charity has made Waiakea one of the biggest water companies on the planet. Boasting a valuation of over $10 million already, Waiakea is setting course to become a major player in the bottled water industry. And why not? After all, they claim to be the most charitable and healthy waters on the planet.