Essentia Hydrating Water – Review & Giveaway

My Introduction to Essentia Super Hydrating Water:

Hi all, I was contacted, a while back, by Essentia Water, a Company that produces bottled water with properties that are very new to me, as they say it’s Super Hydrating Water. When they told me some about their water in their request for a review and giveaway on my blog, I couldn’t help but say “Yes.”

Essentia water logo super hydrating water

What was it in their email invite that captured my attention?

Here are some quotes from the email that I received:

“Essentia is the No. 1 selling bottled water in the natural foods channel and is sold nationwide in retailers like Whole Foods. After reviewing your blog, it seems like a great fit your audience…”

“Essentia is different from other high pH brands and the enhanced waters that simply add minerals to their water. Essentia removes acidic ions and increases the alkaline earth minerals resulting in an optimal higher pH of 9.5 and therefore faster hydration. Drinking Essentia can neutralize the body’s acidic condition and restores it to a more balanced state. High acidity can result in loss bone density, muscle and strength and can impact critical organs like the kidneys.”

“Essentia is the No. 1 selling bottled water in the natural foods channel and is sold nationwide in retailers like Whole Foods. After reviewing your blog, it seems like a great fit your audience…”

Of course I was flatterted that they found me online ad decided to contact me via my blog to do a review, that was a a big plus for me. 🙂

Isn’t water just water?

Next, being skeptical I did my research reading the fact sheet that they enclosed in their email and highlighting what sounded interesting and the questions that I had. I then did my research online, all before replying, after all water? Why is this water so special, how do I go about reviewing water?

Is the pH truly beneficial or just some snake oil being sold for just being unique? Well my reading the fact sheet that was sent to me by Essentia Water, and with my research online, I found that the product may just be truly beneficial in so many ways.

essentia water picture of the sizes that are soldI want to share with you some of the interesting information that I garnered:

(from my reading their fact sheet and online research online.)

The Fact Sheet from Essential Water:

While reading the fact sheet I learned about this process being first developed in Japan, and that in the 1960’s “Functional Water” had been approved for Medical Therapeutics by Japan’s Ministry of Health and Rehabilitation. And in 1997 Essentia acquired the rights to use the proprietary technology. Upon acquiring the rights, they improved and refined the process for mass production, using a process called Ionic Separation Technology (IST). The improved Technology results in “ultra-pure, non-source dependent water, using a special electrolyte formula and electrolysis process to produce an ideal pH.

Direct Quotes from their Fact Sheet:

Most bottled waters have a pH factor of 7.0, which is neutral. Most human bodies are in a highly acidic state due to factors like stress, diet and harmful environmental contaminants. Over time, a high level of acidity can result in a loss of bone density, muscle strength, and can also negatively impact critical organs such as the kidneys.

 

Consuming an optimally alkaline, high-pH water helps to neutralize the body’s ongoing acidic condition and restore it to a more balanced state. Conventional thinking in health and wellness community is that disease and infection cannot live in an alkaline environment.

Okay interest is peaked:

But what sort of Therapeutics do others have to say about this?

I found some online information (at: http://detoxifynow.com/water_conference.html) from a 2001 Water Conference at Columbia Univeristy about the what health conditions that this sort of water is reported to help out:

A brief scan on this information in their Conference got me hooked and here is a quote:

The Japanese and Russians have used electrolysis in combination with ion separation to produce functional waters with a wide range of beneficial properties for over 200 applications [4, 5]. For example, since 1966 the Japanese have been drinking electrolyzed alkaline water to increase and enhance calcium absorption. Approximately 15 million Japanese now drink this water.   The Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare has certified that alkaline electrolyzed water (a reducing water) assists in the alleviation of gastrointestinal disorders, acidosis, chronic diarrhea, and poor digestion.

I also read in the information from the conference how importance of hydration & how functional water may help:

There is Functional Medicine and Functional Food, so why not Functional Water. Functional water can be defined as water that produces a positive health benefit. If we look at the basic functions of water in the body, such as solvent, lubricant, nutrient delivery, waste removal, and most of all, enabling almost all key biological processes (i.e., life), it is clear that water produces a positive health benefit. One example of an historical version of functional water is the mineral water used at spas for internal and external health benefits. Another example is the addition of fluorides to drinking water, which is supposed to produce a positive dental benefit (when calcium fluoride is used, not sodium fluoride, which is the chemical used mostly by local water companies). Not everyone agrees that fluoride in any form is beneficial.

If we want to see the health benefits of water, just look at what the lack of sufficient water in the body (dehydration) can cause [2]:

  1. Increased risk of kidney stones.
  2. Increased risk of urinary tract cancers.

  3. Increased risk of colon cancer.
  4. Increased risk of breast cancer

Some people feel that many of our health problems are due to chronic dehydration, and that proper hydration alone would cure many of our common diseases [3].

Okay enough of the research now… I don’t want to bore you, but I am naturally curious about products like this and being a skeptic, I had to know what I was getting into. Though you may find the above boring and too technical it helped me decide to give it a whirl and I suppose a few people only may want to know this information as well and so I’ve done the research for them.

Now, let me tell you about my experiences with Essentia Hydrating Water.

Blog Size Day 1 painting bird with Essentia Water Refilling my Essentia water bottle with larger Essentia Water
Day one while painting the birdhouse in some terrible heat. I refilled my smaller size bottle with the larger size of Essentia Water.

I drank my Essentia Water, while doing yard work outside and sitting in the “Man Cave/Storage” area of our garage. Trust me the dry heat here in Colorado can be very dangerous, you don’t know you’ve over done it on these hot days, such as that days I drank the Essentia Hydrating Water. My house and our separate garage that contains the “Man Cave” don’t have any cooling, other then fans. As a result of not having any cooling and my health issues, I get dehydrated easily, especially on the days that I drank my Essentia Water, when the temperatures reached well over the mid 90’s.

What did I notice with Essentia Water while I drank it?

Well first off, I noticed the flavor, the flavor is much like the wonderful flavor of the water up at my Mom and Dad’s house in the mountains, where their water is from a natural spring that goes into their well. I have often said that, when there is plenty of water in their well (through the droughts they get it filled by another source) I will bring up a 5 gallon carboy and fill it with their water for me to drink. The taste cannot be described but I know it’s full of natural minerals and so tasty!

 Day 2 painting with Essentia Water Refilling my Essentia water bottle with larger Essentia Water
Day 2, still working on my painting the birdhouse, and still drinking Essentia Water. It helped on day 1, and continues to help me deal with the extreme heat.

I also noticed that while I was drinking it, that I didn’t get sick from the heat, I avoided dehydration better then I do with regular water, when I can drink regular water until I fill myself up with it and still get sick from the heat. I found that I can drink less water and keep myself hydrated. Of course I also had the option of those sports drinks to hydrate myself, but they are filled with terrible tasting stuff. Besides as a Representative of Essentia told me:

Essentia goes through a 3-step process that infuses your body with electrolytes and minerals that are filled with calcium, magnesium, sodium and and potassium Plus, it tastes great!

My thoughts… well… it does, taste great and it helped keep me hydrated! 🙂

Day 2 Later painting with Essentia Water Refilling my Essentia water bottle with larger Essentia Water
Day 2, later at night, even another refill of Essentia Water into my bottle and still enjoying not becoming dehydrated. Yay, it works and I love the taste!

We all know how important it is to be hydrated and I have now found something that not only tastes great but seems to work well with saving me from dehydration with my work done inside the house and outside, even in the cooler area of the Man Cave/Storage area. Without AC or a swamp cooler, we suffer here with the heat, especially in a brick house that seems to radiate the heat inward, even as it cools off outside. I have noticed that I don’t get dizzy and a headache, the shakes and nausea that I get from the heat, remember that Colorado is Semi-aired in climate and we are even more susceptible, than most to the heat and effects of dehydration.

I also gave some to my husband pre-heart surgery, feeling it would help him out as he went for a day without eating and a time without some of his medications. He liked the taste of it too and we don’t know if it helped him or not, but I wanted to make sure he had something good in him, since he couldn’t eat.

All in all, the claims that they make about Essentia Water, I don’t know about most of them, but I do know that it helped very well with the days of heat well into the 90’s (almost 100 degrees, I think that one day that I drank it, it was 102 however) and I didn’t have any of the side effects of dehydration. I hope to be able to stock up on this water for those extra hot days.

Speaking of stocking up, Essentia Water can be bought at (below is a list from their fact sheet):

Available nationwide, Essentia’s network of retailers includes leading natural foods stores such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Vitamin Cottage. In grocery, Essentia is available in leading retailers such as Publix, Safeway, Stop & Shop, Kroger (QFC, Fred Meyer), Albertsons, H-E-B, Raley’s and many more. Essentia is also available on the brand’s online store www.essentiawater.com and on Amazon.com.

Since it can be found at Kroger Stores, I will be watching for it at King Soopers as well, I bet it’s there, if not, that’s okay, I have many of the other places that are listed here, near us.

Okay folks, do you work outdoors, deal with the heat and have health problems that make you get dehydrated easily? I think I may have found the solution for you, do you want to give it a try? Why not enter this giveaway for yourself or a loved one and perhaps you can win a case of Essentia Water.

Essentia Water Giveaway picture
Do not click here, the link to their facebook page is in Rafflecopter, so why not enter both giveaways? 🙂

Speaking of Winning Essentia Water, it is mandatory to like them on Facebook for this giveaway… while you are there, enter their facebook contest as well! Their contest has about a week or so left to go (from what I remember) on their 50 days of Giveaway. So go for two giveaways at once, and double your chance of winning something for yourself or your love ones. 🙂

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Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Essentia and me. I have included in this a link to one of the places where I read about this type of water and it’s benefits, to give them credit for my research and quote.
 

26 thoughts on “Essentia Hydrating Water – Review & Giveaway”

  1. I learned that to properly test purified waters, you must use a calibrated pH meter since water this pure will not test accurately with pH test strips.

  2. Essentia Water exceeds all EPA, FDA, and IBWA standards for purified drinking water. It also has a high PH making it more healthy and like your own internal fluids.

  3. I learned it provides a blend of dissolved minerals that emulate the ratio of the body’s own mixture and concentration – providing the correct proportion of electrolytes without all the sugars and other additives

  4. Essentia delivers superior hydration and taste. It is through a proprietary process I can get all the benefits of its special electrolyte formula and PH of 9.5.

  5. I learned that “Essentia is the No. 1 selling bottled water in the natural foods channel and is sold nationwide in retailers like Whole Foods.” It also “… goes through a 3-step process that infuses your body with electrolytes and minerals that are filled with calcium, magnesium, sodium and and potassium Plus, it tastes great!” The above referenced details in itself peaked my curiosity – but when you stated it tasted like spring water from a well in the mountains – you had me hooked – hook, line and sinker. There is nothing better tasting than Spring Water from a well. Thanks for the informative review.

  6. I learned a lot-I’m not going to repeat all of your technical details you posted, but most importantly I never knew there was supposedly that big of a difference in health benefits among water. I take quite a few meds and experience my share of heatwaves here in NY with only part of the house w/a.c.. I try and drink a ton of fluids, but i notice my kidneys aching a lot and I worry. I really want to try this water-I’d love to reduce my migranes too! TY!

  7. I learned that Essentia’s super hydrating water™ has the best available pH at 9.5 to help facilitate a healthy, active lifestyle.

  8. My experience with essentia has been life changing! I think I can be open of my issues because it may be enlightening! For most of my life I have gotten bladder, yeast, and uti infections very easily, like once a month at the least! A few years ago I randomly started getting bacterial infections until it turned into chronic bv! Of course I went to the doc every time! Eventually it got to the point where the only time I was free was while taking the meds! I tried different diets, I was sick of going to the doc and dishing out so much money! I started tracking my ph levels and doing everything I could to make it normal! 7 months ago I started drinking essentia! Well it’s quite amazing! I haven’t gone to the doctor since! I drink a whole qt everyday! It has been my cure! What’s not so great but is great, is that if I don’t drink it I can notice changes in my body! As soon as I see the changes I attack them with guzzling the water! I have cured all of my infections and oncoming ones by drinking essentia! It may be costly and it may be an everyday battle, but it’s cheaper then the doc and I get the water my body actually needs! Thank you essentia!!!!!

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