Product spotlight: What’s the deal with alkaline water?

Eliza McGowen

If you aren't sure you're comfortable using plastic bottles, have no fear. There are plenty of alkaline waters that come in biodegradable boxes.

Every doctor will tell you about the importance of drinking plenty of water - with the standard recommendation being about 8 glasses a day. But if you don't particularly like the taste of water or live in an area where the water isn't high quality, drinking that much is no easy task. But thanks to the recent increase in fitness trends and healthy living, there's a new option available.

Alkaline water has been taking the health world by storm because it's supposedly more hydrating and tastes better than your usual bottled water. But what is alkaline water exactly? It's water that's been charged with ions to increase the pH level. Usual water is 7pH but alkaline water, like from one of our favorite brands Essentia, has a 9.5pH. Essentia also uses microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet exposure to create the cleanest water available.

Customers rave over the taste of it. Although it hasn't been proven to be healthier than typical purified water, many customers also rave over the taste. And getting yourself to drink more water is most of the battle, so the benefits are apparent.

Now you can get it from Walmart for $21.99 for 12 bottles, making it comparable to many other bottled water options. If you hate water but are trying to stay healthy and alert, then Essentia might be what you need.

Eliza McGowen is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.

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