False advertising - pH not >8
I work in a research laboratory, and decided to check the pH using our pH meter (Hanna instruments Laboratory Research Grade Benchtop pH/mV meter) because water with a pH of 9 sounded ridiculous. I wasn't surprised when the reading came back at 7.9. False advertising. Don't waste your money.
Secondly, what is the point of alkaline water anyway? The second it hits your stomach acid that 'alkaline' water is no more... Just take some antacids if you have stomach issues.
pH not as stated
I am a chemist who works at a pharmaceutical company, the science and the dietetics behind this product is good and I do think it tastes nicer than tap water as you don’t get that fluoride taste. However out of curiosity I opened the bottle this morning and put a potion into a small container and tested pH, I used a pH meter that is calibrated daily and got a pH of 7.9. This really disappointed me after reading the reviews, I am keen to try this again with a different bottle however when the label claims a ph of 9-10 I would expect consistency between bottles.
I know a fair bit about water because we sale mineral waters in Europe (natural springs). Below are factual reasons why Alka Power is good (unlike others):
1- These guys do not hide that Alka Power has 158mg/L alkalinity (not to be confused with pH). That is a very decent buffering capacity to neutralise acids. This alone is in my view more important than pH itself.
If you see alkaline waters that do not show alkalinity information in mg/L do not bother to buy. Alka Power is honest and in practical terms you need 158mg/L of pure acid before Alka Power water pH starts changing. Good buffering capacity.
2 - Achieving 158mg/L alkalinity at pH level of 9.5 is harder than same at say 5.9pH (many natural mineral waters in Europe). People need to understand that even water with 5.9pH with alkalinity of 158mg/L is capable of neutralising acids in stomach. (That has 1.3pH or so). As such 9.5pH combined with 158mg/L alkalinity is really good.
3- Alka Power water is very low in sodium 1.3mg/L. Which is good for high blood pressure and diabetics. Buffering capacity is based on CaCo3 which is healthy.
So for those who love soda bicarbona! I suggest you switch quickly to CaCo3 bicarbonates.
4 - Low level of chloride and No Fluoride is positive.
Glass bottles would be perfect but 30% recyclable PET is an effort.
The only information that is not shared and I understand why (too advanced for ordinary consumers) is REDOX reading in mV. It states it is ionic but perhaps you need to go to their website
to see if REDOX Reading is negative (antioxidants).
This is first time I purchased Alka Power and I congratulate team for honesty and good product.
This is good Alkaline water
Bought a bottle from Woolworths, got home and tested it straight away. This water is a pH8.5. Taste is very smooth.
Changed my Life
I will tell anyone who listens the drastic change alkaline water has made on my life. Since drinking Alka Power, my health has rapidly improved, I have felt such a huge change in my energy & my hydration has done a backflip. I used to drink 5 litres of tap water a day and was never hydrated, in the last year and a half of drinking alka power, I now drink 2 litres a day & feel more hydrated than ever. Thank you Alka Power Team!!
Trevor W J M
Beat your gout.
I have terrible gout in both my feet, if I don't take a daily Allopurinol pill the gout flares up severely. I have now been five weeks without a single Allopurinol pill having substituted Alka Power ionised alkaline water for the pills. My high blood pressure has fallen and I seem to have a lot more energy. My only problem is that I am moving from a town with both Coles and Woollies toba town with neither - where to get my All a Power?
Love Me Some Ionic Alkaline Water
I love this. I eat crap and my body is always on the acidic side. I also have a lot of phlegm and drinking a lot of tapwater does nothing to dislodge it. One week on Alka Power's Ionic Alkaline Water from Wollies, I'm coughing late and night and early in the morning and chunks of yellowy phlegm pop out. That cannot be good for me. Mucus and rubbish and all the bad stuff I eat. Its $25 for 9 bottles which I order through work when they do the shopping. I keep them at my desk. For 5 days, I drink 1 bottle a day. I remember earlier reading somewhere about cancer and alkaline environments, that the two don't get on that well. Anything to keep my body in alkaline state is good and also check out the research the guys at AlkaPower go through. Its an Aussie company and they know their thing. As in they're not overseas manufacturing gluttons out to make a buck and leaving without paying taxes.
The same but different
Tastes like tap water
Have tried two bottles, bought from Woolies. Like others have said...it does taste like tap water IMO. If it doesn't to others, that is your opinion. I can also tell the different textures of water and this water has a very 'plastic' taste to me. Did I feel better after drinking it....no. Did I feel more 'hydrated' as opposed to drinking other types of water....no. If this stuff makes you feel better go for it, for me, it did not.
Tastes like tap water. I'd like to test an alkaline strip in it- I would assume it would not come up as 9-10 pH.
I love this product
I actually had already posted a product review but it wasn't submitted and I had even shown my receipt from About Life. Dissapointing. Anyway, I love it. I have tried both Curo and AlkaPower and AlkaPower is the only one I have tried that tastes clean and fresh. My skin feels different and I feel healthier!
Definitely alkaline water
I'm able to tell the different textures of the water I drink. Noticeably Alka power is a much smoother drink than tap water. Tap water obviously contains all sorts of parasites, metals etc.
It isn't rocketing science to be able to tell but, different people have different views which lead them to be misinformed. If people want to test and compare water, make sure you're buying the proper gear for it and not the crap quality that shows you the wrong information. Alkaline water is meant to help your body in ways acidic cannot(duh). I've personally drunk Alka power for awhile now and I can definitely say I feel a lot livelier, more hydrated and more clearer mind.
I recommend this to anyone who wants great benefits from drinking Alka Power for your own health and wellbeing.
Different clean taste!
We (my daughter and I), tested our tap water, a bottle of spring water and Alka Power with these new drops that change the colour of the water to show their PH level. 50 ml of water and 2 drops of the PH reagent. The tap water and the spring water slowly changed to green, blue colour between a PH level of 7-7.5. As soon as the drops hit the Alka Power water it turned to a bright purple!! Right at the top of the ALKALINE PH level chart of 10. Amazing to see that what the bottle said was true ☺
I find tap water unpalatable & have become extremely weary of drinking mass produced bottled waters like Mount Franklin, fearing bottles may have spent time in heated conditions during transportation & warehousing. A friend at the gym recommended Alka Power to me & I found it smooth, clean & hydrating but also learning that it's not mass produced & in chemical free bottles was a big plus. I wouldn't waste my time with litmus testing as I know it's useless applied to water. For me the proof is in the pudding & I've recommended it to friends & family since discovering it late last year. I've also found it economical, as I buy 5x 1.5L bottles & get one free from About Life. I love it.
PH is definitely not alkaline
I have tested each of the 3 bottles I bought and the PH reading for each bottle is exactly the same as my tap water. Very disappointed. The same test for 1/8 teaspoon bicarb to 200ml tap water shows PH of 9, which is what I expected Alka Power to be. Waste of money.
Just a name on a bottle
I was so happy when I spotted the bottle on a shelf, disapointed !! $2.70 for a water I have in my filter jug. This water is not even close to alkaline water pH, I taste it not even pH 6.
I used to drink Alka Power and really enjoyed it but found it hard to get in my area. Great product and am very happy to have 'rediscovered it'- available in a couple of stores near me. I've always found it really hydrates me - I'm not a big fan of tap water and struggle to get the recommended litres down my neck. I cant speak to the PH balances - I don't carry litmus paper but I'm drinking it now and it tastes fine to me and I feel cleaner for drinking it. Id recommend it.
A Good Water Brand Isn't Afraid Of Being Asked Questions
A good water brand isn't afraid of being asked questions, but "ALKA POWER WATER" does not have a customer phone number and their address provided on the bottle is all illegitimate as seen on google maps, it is hard to determine where exactly this water comes from? Over testing with litmus paper, i have found that it is quite acidic with a PH of 6.1, the water hasn't even reached the global health standard for tap water (PH7.0). It is self proclaimed to be PH9-PH10, as a matter of fact, it is only PH6.1 and does not even meet the standards of normal Generic supermarket spring water! If it indeed makes people better at physical activities, it should be classified as sport/energy drink as sport/energy drinks are usually acidic! For your health, i suggest to you that you should buy some litmus paper and test your own Spring Water, then test it again against the "ALKA POWER WATER", this will give you some reliable results as which one is healthier for you! Water is the source of life, please take care of yourself and watch how healthy the water you are consuming is!
tasted like tap water
Bought a bottle of ionised Alkapower today at Wray organics...it tasted like tap water compared to the other mineralised natural alkaline waters they stock -Alkalife and Life Energy from Mother Earth ...
I tested the pH with litmus and it was 6.2...acidic which makes sense as it was bottled April 2015 ...I'm wondering so being 16 months in the bottle since original ionisation and bottling...I'm questioning whether it would have maintained its negative charge/higher pH...I plan to further test with a pH meter...and not sure if the plastic bottle is BPA free...wish they'd bottled in glass.
Tastes like chemicals..
I usually buy Pureau's water but I decided to give Alka Power a try, who doesn't want more Alkaline products in their lives?! Great marketing with the PH claims.. BUT.. Going from Pureau who claims to be 100% free of Chlorine, Fluoride and other nasty additives, I DEFINITELY noticed the difference. Alka Power claims to be free of these chemicals but it literally tastes just like tap water. Pureau doesn't taste like any chemicals at all. Sounds like a scam to me. Someone should test for chemicals present in this water. Doesn't help that they use plastic bottles.
I love training but was still feeling dehydrated when I drank other waters. Since I came across Alka Power my hydration levels have improved and I am recovering faster between training sessions. I love that it tastes like normal water even though it is a high ph alkaline water. I encourage anyone who loves exercising to drink this water and feel the difference!!!
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