- Essentia Water 1 Liter Bottles, 12 Pack
- Essentia drinking water is purified through micro-filtration, UV lighting and reverse osmosis; No chlorine or flouride; Enhanced with pure minerals; Restructured through ionic separation
- Silky smooth taste; Hydrates better; Electrolyte infused; Best available pH at 9.5
- Convenient and portable in BPA and Phthalate free recyclable bottles
- Essentia Water is source independent; Can be produced anywhere in the world there is a water supply making it sustainable and reducing carbon footprint
- Great New Look, Same Great Taste
This water is making a difference for me
I have now subscribed to a couple of cases of this direct from Amazon each month, as the price per liter works out less than I was paying for Evian from the store on a regular basis, and with a subcription, the shipping is always free. Hard to beat that.
Not sure why anyone would want to get same size bottles from the NutriCity listing for this on Amazon, as the price listed there is currently listed at $66.33, and no option to use amazon prime or to be able to subcribe and save.
tested pH = 6.25
Great alkaline water, 9.5pH
If you are now starting to get interested in an alkaline diet for improving your health, this is a great introduction along with several books on reducing the acidity of food intake and stomach environment for all of us with GERD, like Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure which I also purchased.
I like Fiji better.
Over Hyped Bottled Water
Now comes the problem. Essentia’s Web site is full of hype, but what it comes down to is this: Essentia is filtered city water, just like Aquafina or Dasani…using essentially the same methods. I suspect the raise in pH is from the second ingredient, sodium bicarbonate, aka baking soda. I compared the water test results provided by Essentia on their Web site and those of my local water authority.
Essentia says, “Electrolytes are dissolved minerals in the body that conduct electricity, such as calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. We add trace amounts of those same elements in a formula that complements the body’s naturally occurring mix and concentration.” They must be really trace amounts. Reading their water test report, neither calcium or potassium are listed, and only .68 mg/l of magnesium. The sodium level is about the same as in my tap water. Certainly not the electrolyte levels of Gatorade.
I can find nothing in my research that indicates a pH of 9.5 is anything special.
Bottom Line: I’m not impressed. I often buy bottled water instead of soft drinks when traveling. If this were on the shelf in the mini mart, I would reach for the Poland Spring or Aquafina instead.
An options for runners who usually use a sports drink
– Source – The bottle says the water is “purified by reverse osmosis.” However, it doesn’t mention where they get the water so I called the customer service department and asked. I was told the water came from “municipalities”- in other words public water sources. The person explained that “it doesn’t matter where the water comes from, the only thing that matters is the purification process.” I disagree. I prefer water from natural springs.
– Taste – I didn’t discern any noticeable difference. It tastes like the water I filtrate at home.
– Size – It comes in a 50.72 oz bottle. I drink a lot of water through the day and usually have water at my desk. I find an entire gallon too big to handle and a large cup too small. I like this size because it doesn’t take up too much room, but lasts me about 1/2 a day.
I gave it three stars because it is cheaper than a sports drink and provides the necessary electrolytes during a run. However, I wouldn’t buy it to substitute another brand that uses natural spring water.
Great water, but bogus marketing claims
Smooth and Delicious — Some People Drink Alkaline Water for Health Benefits
I had never heard of water boasting a pH of 9.5, and had never heard of “ionized water”, and I was unsure of the role of the claim about electrolytes. The package states “doctor recommended to protect, improve and enhance the quality of your health”. So, I did some research and found articles online (not connected to this product because I wanted other sources). They discussed health benefits of drinking alkaline water in order to change the level of acidity in one’s body and claimed reducing the body’s acidic state to be good for one’s state of health in various ways which I will not list here (you can easily find lists online if you want to know them). It is said that alkaline water does not make one feel bloated as regular water can. Some companies who discuss these health benefits are selling ionizing machines for the home in order to make tap water more alkaline. They also usually recommend purifying tap water in one’s home (for multiple reasons) so the units also purify the tap water.
I am not in a position as a non-scientist to prove or disprove these health claims. I’m not a doctor and can’t give medical advice. I’m just sharing what I’ve learned and how this water tastes to me.
So to compare the options for people who want water with a higher pH, this ESSENTIA water is a bottled water product that one can buy that’s ready to drink instead of buying a home ionizing machine. And of course, this is portable and more convenient compared to making one’s own ionized water at home and putting into a reusable drinking container to take with you on the go.
As to the price of ESSENTIA bottled water it is more than double the cost of bottled spring water but the two products are totally different so they are apples and oranges and really should not be compared. It is not unlike comparing a glass of regular chocolate milk to a bottle of Ensure ™, they are two different things and one product makes a health claim and serves as a meal replacement while the other is just a common drink for enjoyment.
I did a price check online for in-home water ionizer machines and the least expensive was $900 and the top price was $2200. So if you desire to drink ionized water that’s alkaline you have two choices now. It used to be that buying the machine was your only option to access this product. At least now if you want to try ionized water (for whatever reason) you can buy it premade rather than jumping in to spend a thousand or two dollars on an in-home unit.
The water is not spring water, it is labeled as “purified water infused with electrolytes for a difference you can taste”.
This water is labeled to have the ingredients: purified water, sodium bicarbonate, dipotassium phosphate, magnesium sulfate and calcium chloride.
If you are a person seeking a convenient prepared way to drink water that has been altered to be alkaline to a pH of 9.5 with electrolytes added (for whatever benefit you feel it gives you) then this is the product for you.
It’s Just Water
In our community, there is a woman that is toting the benefits of antioxidizing, alkalizing, detoxifying and hydrating by using a machine that changes neutral tap water to alkalized 9.0 water. All right, I will admit that I took the sample bait. I did not feel a difference. When the bottled version became available, I thought why not, what does this product have to offer.
It tastes like water. No cleaner or fresher than what comes out of the tap.
Going back to the $4,000 machine version, the sales person said that water will return to its neutral state within 48 hours and you can test it yourself with simple testing sheets, so that is why you need to own a machine. Curious selling point.
Essentia’s own webpage states that you will need a specialized instrument and that water as pure as their product will not test accurately with pH test strips. Wonder why that is?
Yes, I am skeptical, but I continue.
I drink their product for a couple of days. Still feel no additional benefit, but become interest in the Electrolyte infusion. Is this like Gatorade? One of my children is a hockey player. Let us see how this water works under the pressure of an extreme workout. Result “Mom, it is just water, there is nothing different”.
OK, so my nonscientific experiment concluded with “it’s just water”.
Clear, Cool, Water?
This product shares none of these qualities and had a slight plastic aftertaste for me. Basic, bottled water here, folks.
tested pH = 6.25
High pH Purified Water
I have my own alkaline ionizing water purifier so for years I’ve consumed high pH purified water directly from my own tap. I think having your own purifier is a superior approach, in the long run it is a lot cheaper and more convenient than purchasing bottled water.
It takes a bit to get used to the flavor of Essentia water but it isn’t bad.
As to the health merits of high pH water, I have discussed this with other health experts. Overall my conclusion is that it is very healthy when consumed alone throughout the day. However if you have low stomach acid production (which is common as we get older) then it may not be wise to drink a lot of high pH water when eating a meal.
This nutrition-nut/water connoisseur agrees that Essentia Water delivers unmatched hydration, health and taste
It is always good to know a little about the reviewer and so I should say most people would consider me a nutrition nut and a water connoisseur. I have spent thousands of dollars on equipment to improve my whole-house water, shower water, tap water, and drinking water. I do not drink soda more than twice a YEAR and coffee not more than once a DECADE! I drink water as my beverage of choice and have tried every water carried by my healthfood stores. Other than my personally treated tap water, I have preferred a couple brands of spring water bottled in glass. I was happy to see that Essentia is in BPA and Phthalate free recyclable bottles.
My diet is the best money can buy and I naturally maintain an 85% alkaline-forming diet with my food selection. When I agreed to receive this Essentia water on the Vine program, my plans were to drink a couple of bottles to review and save the remainder for emergency situations such as what happened only months ago in San Diego when our county lost electricity and the water became questionable to drink with the water treatment plant not operating without electricity. However, after my first bottle of water, I desire no other drinking water, and have subscribed to 4 cases which I have already received from Amazon. BTW, they arrived each in their own box each weighing a little over 30 pounds.
Why did I switch to Essentia? Just like the manufacturer says “Try it for the taste. Buy it for the benefits”, it tastes great! My diet/water choice criteria is not what tastes best with some health-benefit but rather what is most health beneficial that also isn’t unpleasant to drink/eat. Although my diet/water has been optimum for most of my life, I am going through hormonal changes because I am “of that age” uh-um. I started having severe hot flashes that wake me up at night and cause me to strip down naked and cold shower during the day. I tried all the remedies known that are helpful without side effects. No relief for me! I was surprised beyond description when the Essentia water resolved my hot flashes! It feels very cooling and soothing going down and as long as I keep that cool smooth feeling inside, I have merely mild flashes and those only occasionally. I am so thankful to Essentia! Drinking the water I had on hand that I thought was optimal had not helped the hot flashes at all even when treated to supposedly be alkaline. So I do not know exactly what it is about Essentia that is working for me as I have not scientifically experimented with it to see if it is one of the ingredients or what.
Thank you Essentia for resolving my hot flashes which were really wearing me out!
Although Essentia water is a little more expensive to buy it on Amazon, I decided to purchase here. My local Whole Foods offers 20% off cases and my local Jimbo’s offers 10% off cases and I have not asked Henry’s, Sprouts, or other grocers what their discounts are; so it would actually be a little cheaper for me to buy it locally but then I have to carry it to the car and from the car to my home and it is much nicer for me to pay a little extra and have it delivered by UPS so I do not have to move the bottles by the 30pound case but only by a bottle or two at a time. Also, Essentia gives healthcare professionals, such as myself, 30% off but require a 10 case minimum purchase and I do not want to store 10 cases at a time as in California as space is at a premium and in high demand. 4 cases is optimal for me and I am willing to pay a little extra to not have to carry it myself.
Thank you Essentia and Amazon! You make my life better!
UPDATE: Sprouts sells this for $1.89 for each 1.5liter with 10% discount for a case – no sales tax. If you don’t have great spring water locally (google findaspring), I prefer this bottled water to everything else at Sprouts and most local grocers.
great tasting water
The bottle is quite large, at 1.5 liter, it’s almost the size of a 2 liter bottle of soda.
Essentia Water is not 9.5pH!!!
AND apparently it has electrolytes in it, too! I can’t taste that it’s fortified, which is nice. I have been drinking it in place of Gatorade after puking (I’m pregnant, so i do that a LOT these days) and it seems to keep me well-hydrated.
Tastes just like water….(nope, not a joke)
Funky tasting water
Personally, I’m a big fan of coconut water after hard training, so I have a bit of bias. The most notable problem I had with this drink is it didn’t taste like water should. The water tasted “metallic” which sort of makes sense at a 9.5 pH. I could barely drink it down as it didn’t taste right to me, but I did. I noticed no benefit after drinking it and felt I had more cramps and shakes than after drinking other replenishing beverages.
I see no benefit to this product and it simply doesn’t taste right to me.
Will reach for this product in the store…
This was great COLD
Essentia is somewhat costly in stores, but when I had a chance to order this from Amazon, I jumped at the chance! It is “Aqua Vita,” water of life. I love it!
thin plastic, surprisingly distinguishable taste
Another star due to the price, which would be hard to justify.
There is lots of research that points to good health depending on your body’s Ph and this is how this water differentiates itself from others.
One thing that surprised me, is that I could tell the difference between this water and the one that comes filtered out of the fridge. It reacted/tasted differently s soon is it hit my mouth. Granted it’s not a huge difference, but I am not a water conossieur and I could tell. (Had someone else poor 2 cups and bring them to me)
I’d probably give it 3.5 stars.
“Drinking Essentia Water boosts the antioxidant properties of your immune system and helps bring your body back into balance. It also helps maintain normal blood pressure, restful sleep, heart health, muscle strength and more.”
It sounds like hype to me. If they can prove all this then I may consider purchasing this water in the future, but for now, I will pass.
By the way, I did check out the company’s website and they just list general claims of why good hydration is important and what electrolytes do. I could not find anywhere on their website where they site any studies to substantiate any health claims. I’d like to see some 3rd party, unbiased, scientific studies on the matter.
Another fancy bottled water…oh boy.
Something worth noting is the lack of information explaining WHY drinking this water is beneficial to your health. There’s a quick mention on the bottle about how a doctor recommends you drink it, yet there’s no explanation as to who this doctor is or what kind of doctor they are. Not even a site or phone number for more info? Man, you can put whatever you want on labels these days!
It’s good, but I don’t see myself buying a pack of this ever since I’m fine with my filter and regular sized bottled waters. I can’t say that this tastes any better or worse than any water I’ve had in recent memory.
Pure-Tasting Water, But Health Claims Are Not Proved
Essentia’s selling point is its 9.5 pH. According to my online research, ordinary tap water is more acidic, with an average 7 pH. The Mayo Clinic reports that proponents of alkaline water claim it can neutralize acid in the bloodstream, boost energy and metabolism, improve absorption of nutrients, slow the aging process, slow bone loss, and help with disease resistance. However, the Mayo Clinic also states that these claims have not been verified by researchers. Debunkers of alkaline water health claims point out that Kansas City tap water has 11 to 12 pH, and that KC residents are no healthier than people in the rest of the U.S.
Essentia is purified by reverse osmosis. Wikipedia explains that reverse osmosis is a filtration method that removes large molecules and ions from solutions by applying pressure to force a solution through a membrane.
I rate Essentia water at 4 stars, because it tastes very pure. However, it is up to the individual to decide whether the water is worth the price, especially as compared to bottled spring water, or to ordinary tap water that is filtered with an attachment (for example, the very good Culligan Faucet Filter) or a pitcher equipped with a charcoal filter (for example, the excellent 3M Filtrete Water Pitcher).