Most branded alkaline water has a pH between nine and 10. Although it is possible to buy single bottles of alkaline water, it is a lot more economical to buy the packs of six, 12 or 24 that are becoming increasingly prevalent. The most widely available bottle sizes generally range from 8oz to one liter. Some companies do also produce bottles for top load water coolers. In some cases, alkaline water is alternatively branded as purified, artesian or pH.
Purified through the processes of micro-filtration, UV lighting and reverse osmosis, Essentia Drinking Water has a pH of 9.5. It is enhanced with pure minerals and does not include any chlorine or fluoride. Available bottle sizes include 1L, 1.5L and 20oz. Regardless of size, all bottles are recyclable as they are BPA and phthalate free. Unlike many other brands that have to source their water from a particular location and therefore may be more expensive, Essentia is source independent.
As proof that it is much more than just a confectioner, Nestle has made a big impact on the alkaline water market. Nestle Pure Life Purified Water is not only ionized, but is also enhanced with minerals for taste. The packs of 35 0.5L bottles are perfect for parties, weddings, large picnics and other occasions catering for a lot of people. Nestle offers a bigger range of bottle sizes than many other purified water brands, with the smallest being 8oz and the biggest being 5 gallons.
There are a number of reasons why Voss is a notable brand. Its unique bottle design ensures that its artesian water makes a striking first impression. There is also the fact that the water is sourced from Norway. Thirdly, Voss offers both still and sparkling water, which a lot of other alkaline water companies cannot offer. Due to the bottle design, Voss is available in a range of rather idiosyncratic bottle sizes. For example, the still water is available in sizes such as 11.2oz, 16.9oz and 28.7oz, while it is possible to get the sparkling version in 12.6oz and 27.1oz, to name just two options.
With a 9.5pH, NEO Water prides itself on being a superior hydrator, due to smaller molecule clusters, added electrolytes and higher oxygen availability. NEO Water is marketed as antioxidant water as well as alkaline water, which explains the brandís claims that the product promotes detoxification in addition to pH balance. The water is available in sizes of 1L and 20oz. Not only are all bottles 100% BPA free and recyclable, but NEO strives to offset its carbon footprint by reinvesting a percentage of its profits in reforestation and carbondioxide reduction projects as well as green energy technologies.
There are now so many brands of alkaline water available that even if it is temporarily hard to find one particular brand, there are a host of alternatives. Try experimenting with different brands to find the one that is most suitable in terms of both taste and effect on health. The most expensive brand is not necessarily the best one for any given individual.