Water. It’s the element we all depend on for survival. We drink it to replace the fluids lost due to sweating. We drink it to keep our skin moisturized instead of dried out. Water is essential for health, beauty and all around wellness regardless of age, sex or time of year.

So, what should you look for when shopping for bottled water?

If you are working up a sweat you should check out Essentia Water. I was sent some for review and want to tell you more about it. Essentia Water has a high pH of 9.5 and a blend of electrolytes, which means fast permeation into the body for optimum alkaline health benefits and superior hydration. It’s also been noted that belly bloat is reduced with Essentia, which is a bonus for us ladies, right?!

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I didn’t really notice much difference between Essentia Water and other waters. There is a slight flavor difference, with Essentia Water being more flavorful than your typical bottled water. It just has something more – not sure how to describe it. It’s not overwhelming or overly noticeable. It’s just different in a good way.

Essentia Water is available (nationwide) in a number of sizes including:

  • 20-ounce sport-top ($1.19 – $1.59)
  • 1.0 liter ($1.79 – $2.29)
  • 1.5 liter ($2.29 – $2.69)
  • Multi-packs: 20-ounce sport-top (6-pack), 1.0 liter (6-pack)

Essentia Water

Essentia Water Facts

Essentia removes acidic water clusters and increases the alkaline earth minerals, resulting in an optimally higher pH of 9.5.

Essentia’s IST allows for charged electrolytes, easy absorption and, therefore, optimal hydration.

Essentia has been shown in a clinical pilot study to contribute to rapid rehydration of firefighters under extreme physical exertion and harsh environmental conditions.

Accuracy in Testing Purified Water: A calibrated pH meter must be used to properly test pure waters like Essentia.

Where can you find Essentia Water?

  • Natural food stores such as Whole Foods, Sprouts and Vitamin Cottage.
  • Grocery stores such as Publix, Safeway, Stop & Shop, Kroger, Albertsons, H-E-B, Raley’s and many more.
  • Essentia is also available on the brand’s online store essentiawater.com, as well as on Amazon.com

Essentia Water

Here are some hydration tips prepared with input from Dr. Ralph E. Holsworth, director of clinical & scientific research for Essentia Water

1. Know how much water you need. You can get fancy with calculating your sweat rate, but a good way to know if you’re consuming the right amount of water is by
paying attention to your urine color and body weight. Urine should be a pale yellow.Too clear and you’re probably over hydrating; too dark and you’re likely dehydrated. As for weight, weigh yourself in the morning and evening. A consistent weight
without big fluctuations often signifies consistent hydration, which is good.

2. Set a daily water intake goal. A good place to start is the age-old rule of drinking eight 8-oz. glasses of water each day, which is equal to about 1.9 liters. Start your day by filling a 64-oz. tumbler or using an indelible marker on your favorite brand of bottled water to highlight your daily goal.

3. Summer it up. To make drinking water more appealing, chill it in the freezer for an hour or so, or infuse it with a burst of flavor from your favorite summer fruits and veggies such as blueberries, cucumber or lemon. Many fruits and vegetables also have added health benefits like blueberry’s antioxidants and cucumber’s
ability to help flush out unwanted toxins and even ward off that summer cold.

4. Beware of the two A’s: Alcohol and Altitude. High altitude and alcohol consumption can both cause the body to become hydrated more quickly than it might otherwise. If your summer vacation takes you to higher elevations, your body has to work harder to exercise and oxygenate, which can mean more perspiration and the need to drink as much as a quart or more water than you usually require. Consumption of alcoholic beverage can have a similar effect. If you’re going to imbibe, try to have one 8-oz. glass of water for every alcoholic beverage consumed to reduce dehydration risks.

5. Consider drinking electrolyte-enhanced alkaline water, also known as functional water. Studies have shown consuming electrolyte-enhance alkaline water slows fluid loss, results in more energy during workouts and faster recovery of athletes. High pH water has also been shown to reduce acid in the stomach, helping to balance the digestive tract and reduce “belly bloat” – a plus when donning that summer swimsuit.