Disclaimer – I was provided with Essentia Water to facilitate my review. However, my opinions are 100% my own.
I hate to say it, but over the years I’ve become a bit of a water snob. Way back in the day, I bought a pitcher that would filter out my water and keep it cold and since then I will only drink tap water when desperate. Sometimes tap water is tolerable, but for the most part it tastes like I’m drinking from someone’s chlorinated pool. Blech.
When I was approached to do a review for Essentia I jumped at the chance. Essentia totes itself as “super hydrating water” and I’m always up for trying new things, so they definitely piqued my curiosity. Essentia is functional water, which means it has gone through a process called Ionic Separation Technology (IST). This cool technology which was adapted from a process currently being used in Japan, creates an ultra-pure water that isn’t source dependent and has an idyllic pH.
I’m not going to bore you with the specifics, you can read up on that on Essentia’s site, but the level of pH in their water is fantastic for your health. It helps to make sure that your body’s level of acidity stays at a safe level, therefore improving your health. I didn’t even realize this until learning about Essentia, but too high of acidity can affect your bone density, your kidneys, your muscle strength, and more!
I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about trying Essentia, because it seems that drinks that are altered or put through different processes to make you healthier usually taste a bit weird. However, this was not the case with Essentia. In fact, I dare say I like it more than any other water I’ve tasted.
With my PM I’m not really able to work out, but I’m told that Essentia is great for those who do! It goes through a “3-step process that infuses your body with electrolytes and minerals that are filled with calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium”. I can however attest to the fact that it tastes a million times better than other drinks that have electrolytes in them. I’d take Essentia over them in a heartbeat.
Also, I think Essentia would be really great for someone with the stomach flu. The electrolytes and minerals would be ideal for helping to replace all that you’re losing when you “get sick”. I definitely plan on buying some the next time my family or I come down with the flu.
Where to Buy
Essentia is extremely reasonable in price (ranges from $1.09 to $2.59, depending on bottle size and region it’s being sold in) and is sold a ton of different stores. Whole Foods, Publix, Safeway, Kroger, Albertsons, and Raley’s are just a few of the place it’s available. You can find more by going on their site.