The Mauna Loa volcano, in Hawaii, is in the rainiest place on earth. Clear fresh rain falls almost every day of the year, creating an almost endless supply of pure drinking water. It falls through thousands of feet of volcanic rock and picks up vital minerals, like magnesium, calcium and silica. Fortunately, you don’t have to go to Mauna Loa to drink it. Since 2012 it has been bottled and sold as Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water. It is sold in many American supermarkets and convenience stores, as well as online.
Waiakea doesn’t just have a romantic background. It brings real health benefits. It is as electrolyte rich as Gatorade, making it a perfect drink for athletes. It also contains the Recommended Daily Value of silica, which has been proven to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
One of the most significant volcanic water benefits is Waiakea’s water pH.
pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline something is. While most bottled waters are somewhat acid, Waiakea is naturally alkaline, and can help reduce acid reflux. This natural alkaline quality is especially important, because artificially alkaline water can have unpleasant side effects.
Waiakea Water is also one of the most environmentally friendly products that you can buy. In fact, it is the first certified Carbon-Neutral bottled water. All Waiakea bottles are made from RPET, a recycled plastic that uses very little water and energy to make.
As if that weren’t enough, every purchase of a liter of Waiakea helps provide 650 liters of clean water to the people of Malawi, in Africa. Two percent of the company’s products are given to Pump Aid, an NGO.
The man behind Waiakea, and all the good it does, is Ryan Emmons, who grew up in California and Hawaii. After completing the entrepreneur program at USC, and spending time working with NGOs in Africa, Emmons knew that he wanted to found a company that would be based on the three pillars of Heath, Ecological Sustainability, and Ethics. He has certainly succeeded in fulfilling his dreams.
— Waiākea (@waiakea) July 5, 2018