First question I have is how does it taste? Absolutely no different than my tap water! I have really good water plus a filter through the refrigerator.
Next is why should I buy this water over any other bottle water? Well this is a little more involved. They put their water through a purification process with micro-filters and reverse osmosis to get a purity of 99.9%. I found some information on wikipedia HERE, on reverse osmosis:
Osmosis is a natural process. When two liquids with different concentrations of a solute are separated by a semipermeable membrane, the fluid has a tendency to move from low to high solute concentrations for chemical potential equilibrium.
Formally, reverse osmosis is the process of forcing a solvent from a region of high solute concentration through a semipermeable membrane to a region of low solute concentration by applying a pressure in excess of the osmotic pressure. The largest and most important application of reverse osmosis is the separation of pure water from seawater and brackish waters; seawater or brackish water is pressurized against one surface of the membrane, causing transport of salt-depleted water across the membrane and emergence of potable drinking water from the low-pressure side.
Then they add trace amounts of calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium and make for sure they dissolve. This process helps to simulates electrolytes in your body. Below is what I found HERE on electrolytes:
Electrolytes are important because they are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, muscle) use to maintain voltages across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions) across themselves and to other cells. Your kidneys work to keep the electrolyte concentrations in your blood constant despite changes in your body. For example, when you exerciseheavily, you lose electrolytes in your sweat, particularly sodium and potassium. These electrolytes must be replaced to keep the electrolyte concentrations of your body fluids constant.
The last step is to go through the Ionization process where acidic water clusters are removed. I found some more information HERE:
Ionized water immediately affects the lining on the digestive system, causing frequent trips to the bathroom as the digestive system flushes out toxins. The acidity of the body lowers. Nutrient availability within the body is increased. The body is also more hydrated and does not have to consume as much water.
This is from Essentia:
Essentia is unlike other electrolyte-enhanced or alkaline waters. Essentia’s 3-step process results in a water that helps fuel your healthy and active lifestyle.
Here’s how we do it:
We created Essentia to help you get the most out of the water you drink. Proper hydration is essential to good health. When your body is dehydrated, your joints get stiff, your muscles get sore, your concentration and performance fade – just to name a few. Drinking sufficient water every day will keep you hydrated and give your body energy to function at its best. Essentia’s hydrating qualities come from our proprietary electrolyte formula, ionization process resulting in a alkaline pH of 9.5.
Electrolytes facilitate communication within and between your body’s cells and are critical to maintaining normal blood pressure, restful sleep, concentration and focus, proper cardiac rhythm, muscle strength, endocrine balance, intestinal function and more. Essentia is infused with trace amounts of essential minerals which emulate the naturally occurring minerals in your body.
Most bottled waters offer purity but no additional benefits. Essentia’s proprietary process adds the perfect blend of electrolytes to purified water and then is ionized, creating a distinctive alkaline 9.5pH water to help your body stay properly hydrated.
With Essentia, you get a clean & smooth tasting water without the added sugar, artificial flavoring and calories found in many sports drinks. Plus, it tastes pure, natural and delicious!