Ryan Emmons founded Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water in 2012. Since then, the 27-year-old has been a man on multiple missions. For Ryan selling water is a means to ends nobler than just turning a profit.
Protecting the Environment
Four hundred thousand pounds of plastic are among the pollutants that enter the world’s oceans every year. Waiakea bottles are fully recyclable and degrade completely in 15 years versus 1,000 years for traditional plastic bottles. An additive used during the production process is responsible for Waiakea bottles breaking down 97% sooner than other plastic bottles.
Improving the Human Condition
Appropriately, Waiakea has teamed up with the charity Pump Aid. The objective is to bring potable water to impoverished and developing countries like Malawi, Africa. Each liter of Waiakea that is sold equals a week’s worth of clean water for the poorest of the poor.
The Benefits of Alkaline Water
Waiakea (“broad waters” in Hawaiian) is alkaline. On the pH Scale water with a hydrogen ion concentration of 0-14 is alkaline. Waiakea’s pH falls in the middle of that scale at 7.8 to 8.8% alkalinity.
Because alkaline water is a base it neutralizes acid in the body offering a variety of benefits.
- Contols acid reflux
- Improves blood oxygenation
- Muscle and joint lubrication
- Improves metabolism
- Promotes colon health
- Improves skin health
Add to that, boosting the immune system, fostering skeletal health, fighting fat, and increasing energy levels.
Additional Healthful Benefits
The source of Waiakea is the snow and rain run-off from the Mauna Loa Volcano meaning Waiakea uses a truly unique filtration system. On its journey through 14,000 feet of volcanic rock Waiakea is infused with essential minerals.
Calcium- promotes bone health and has neurological benefits. It also assists muscle function and blood clotting.
Magnesium- plays a key role in 600 plus bodily biochemical reactions.
Potassium- essential to the proper functioning of organs, especially the heart. Potassium is also vital to cell and tissue health.