Essentia Bottled Alkaline Water? Is It Worth It?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 8, 2021 2:44 pm

Ever wondered why your bottled alkaline water brand isn’t delivering what it promised?

You might be drinking bottled alkaline water and not getting the results that you think you should feel… and that’s because bottled alkaline water is not the same as fresh alkaline water containing Molecular Hydrogen.


Essentia Bottled Alkaline Water __ Is It Worth It


Big Brands Under the Microscope

Essentia, Fiji and Evian were among the 16 big brands under the microscope in a comprehensive Beverages pH & ORP Test, carried out during July 2008 in California using a calibrated PinPoint Combo pH / ORP Meter.

The purpose of the study? To identify which brands of drinking water deliver alkalinity AND the potent goodness of natural antioxidants.


Why You Need to Know About

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Tyent Water Ionizers Versus the Competition, Part 7: Water Ionizer vs. Bottled Water

Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 6, 2016 7:00 am

We hope you’re loving our 10-part series on how a water ionizer compares to other means of getting your drinking water.  So far, we’ve looked at a few types of machine and equipment, and today we’re examining how water ionizers stack up against the ubiquitous bottled water.

Plastic Planet
Plastic Planet

Have You Got the Bottle? 

Bottled water is undeniably convenient.  Widely available to the point of saturation, to use a suitably watery metaphor; most of us are probably only a few feet away from a bottle of water at any time.

Handily, bottled water comes in lots of different guises to suit your pocket and tastes.  Mineral water, spring water…even alkaline water is available in a bottle.  Importantly, it’s also relatively …

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Behind “Safe” Bottled Water

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 10, 2016 12:00 pm

Back in 2008, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 10 top brands of bottled water contained contaminants such as disinfectant by-products, pain medication and fertilizer residue.

Toxic Waste Near Water

Even if the beverage industry has cleaned up its act since then, there’s still the worry that plastic leaches controversial carcinogen Bisphenal A (BPA) into the bottled water.  No one is certain about the long-term effects of imbibing the estrogen-mimicking chemical, so wobbly reassurances along the lines of “it seems to be alright so far…” is pretty much the best we have.

Portable Problems?

So how about using “safe” reusable plastic bottles instead?  When Treadmill reviews commissioned environmental testing laboratory services company EmPak P&K to test 12 different types of portable plastic water …

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Why Alkaline Water Beats Bottled Water Hands Down!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 3, 2016 9:00 am

In data recently released by the Beverage Marketing Corporation, it was apparent that one area of growth exceeded it’s projected performance.  Sales of bottled water are over and above the industry forecast, and it begs the question why that might be.

Millions of these end up in landfill every year.
Millions of these end up in landfill every year.

Damage Limitation?

A desire to be a bit healthier?  Certainly water is a better option than soda.  An inevitable reaction to the frightening stories about exactly what the water that comes out of your taps might contain?  After Flint came Bruni, and if recent reports are to be believed, there’s more trouble brewing in the pipelines of America.

Disposable Dilemma

But bottled water is a bit of …

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5 Spring Destinations!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 5, 2016 9:00 am

Assemble the first picnic of the year, wear a few “whatever-the-weather” layers and load your nearest and dearest into the car for a day trip!

We’ve rounded up some inspiration for you, so all you need to remember is your GoodLife bottle and your shades.

Next time, we’re definitely taking the car.
Next time, we’re definitely taking the car.
  1. The Beach/Lake/River

Find the nearest body of water that’s suitable for swimming and chilling out, and unpack the family with an assortment of balls, rackets, inflatables and more food than you think you’ll need (appetites increase, the nearer to water you get).  Take a book to while away the quiet moments, and a stack of towels to hand out to the swimmers.  If you fancy hitting the …

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Only 5 Days Until Spring!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 17, 2016 9:00 am

I know! It’s exciting. Winter can be wonderful, with fires, Christmas and deeply-flavored casseroles blip-blipping away on the stove, but the promise of spring has a magic all of it’s own.

Of course, the weather might not change overnight, and there’ll still be chillier, breezy days, but generally, spring is definitely in the wings and about to make an appearance!

Spring mornings are made for enjoying!
Spring mornings are made for enjoying!

To be honest, I sometimes find it easier to realize fresh starts and good intentions now, rather than at New Year. The brighter skies, lighter evening and milder temperatures make it easier to tackle things head on than during those dark, cold January days.

These pointers are less resolutions, more life-tweaks to mark …

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Great Style Solutions to Wear this Spring!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 15, 2016 9:00 am

This time of year is notorious for being unpredictable weather-wise.   You go out in the morning in a padded coat to insulate against the chill, you need sunblock by lunchtime, and an umbrella on the way home.  So what’s the best way to beat the mixed up weather that marks early spring?

Layering. Not always easy to master.
Layering. Not always easy to master.

Smart, functional yet stylish layering is the way forward.  Thin, versatile layers are better than one or two heavy ones.  Wear natural fibres next to your skin and have a lightweight waterproof jacket that isn’t bulky to throw over the top.

Getting It Right

I saw a friend last week, dressed perfectly for the “Sunshowers”, as the Irish say.  With relaxed …

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Yikes! 3 Months Until Swimsuit Season But Don’t Fret…Read These Awesome Alkaline Water Solutions!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 1, 2016 9:00 am

This is traditionally the time of year when I squint distrustfully at the calendar and see that once again, it has completely fooled me into thinking that I still had many, many months of hiding beneath layers, and only exfoliating the bits of me that are on view to the public gaze (an area which roughly extends from my eyebrows to my top lip. It’s chilly here.)

Bikini? Are You Serious?
Bikini? Are You Serious?

Once my panicky yelps had subsided, I realized that I needed a plan. Luckily, with my Tyent UCE-11 at hand, the thought of dressing for the sun isn’t as terrifying as it first appeared.

1. Drink, Then Eat

Drinking two glasses of mineral-rich alkaline water before a meal …

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Giving Up So Fast? 3 Resolution Helpers That You Don’t Have to Think About.

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 21, 2016 9:00 am

You know what? You can’t say resolution without saying solution! If you’ve struggled to keep on the straight and narrow when it comes to those New Year promises made in fervent hope, then relax, and check out our solutions!

“I found it! The solution is right here!”

1. Drink More Alkaline Water!

By following that simple bit of advice, you can give the following resolutions a boost:

• Weight loss (drinking a glass of alkaline water before a meal helps you to feel full)
• Exercise more (drinking hydrogen-rich, super hydrating alkaline water will boost your energy levels)
• Detox your body (ionized alkaline water is full of antioxidants which help fight free radicals)
• Be More Green (forget …

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Alkaline Water and The White House

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 3, 2015 9:00 am


Tuesday November 3rd is almost here, Election Day 2015. While most of the action will be at municipal and local level, for those states that elect their governors to four-year terms during off-year elections, the coverage is stepping up all the time.

It’s okay guys, Hilary’s out of town. Photo/GVA
It’s okay guys, Hilary’s out of town.

Amid the reportage, another political event made the news: Bill Clinton and his first public campaign trail appearance in support of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 White House Campaign. While Bill stumped for Hillary, Chelsea stumped for her father in March this year by calling him ‘the world’s most famous vegan.’

Vaguely Vegan

But is he?  Vegan, I mean. Now for a man about whom so much has been written, there …

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