Frequently Asked Questions
What is pH?
pH is a scientific abbreviation for potential Hydrogens. They are Hydrogens without their orbiting electrons, “hungry for other atom’s electrons. When this type of Hydrogen eats other atom’s electrons, it is called an Acid reaction.” The number of Hydrogens in a drop of water is huge, more than you can imagine.
So the numbers on the pH scale “1 to 7 (acid) and 7 to 14 (alkaline) are mathematical exponents “squaring and cubing and up the scale in powers of 10. Now you can manage BIG numbers of Hydrogens.
Example: the difference between a pH of 7 and 8 is 1 or 10 times more alkaline.
The difference between a pH of 7 and 9 is 2 or 100 times more alkaline. Therefore, evamor, with a pH range of 8.8 to 9.1, is almost 180-210 times more alkaline than water with a (neutral) pH of 7?
A brief explanation of the pH scale: A pH of 7 is neutral so anything below a pH of 7 is acidic, anything above a 7 is considered alkaline. The pH scale is considered to be exponential. So a pH of 7.1 is considered to be ten times (10x) more alkaline than a pH of 7.0. For example, evamor’s naturally high pH of 8.8 to 9.1 means that it is 180x to 210x more alkaline than neutral water at 7.0 or 80x more alkaline than say a competitor water of pH 8.0.
What does evamor taste like?
The number one consumer comment about evamor is its great taste. “Smooth”; “Great mouth feel”; “No residual metallic aftertaste”; and “Clean” are some of the words consumers use to describe the taste of evamor water. Consumers love the taste so much they become daily consumers and comment that they don’t miss the sugary drinks they once regularly consumed.
Also, evamor is loaded with naturally occurring sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda) has been used for years for digestive relief. Fortunately, evamor water tastes much better than water with baking soda stirred in.
Why should you drink alkaline water?
First, everyone should drink more water in general – alkaline or not. The benefits of drinking more water are well documented through thousands of medical articles, books and peer-reviewed scientific papers. Water is said to be the lubricant of the body and all of its functions. This sounds logical given that the human body’s water composition is nearly sixty percent (60%). You should drink alkaline water because it helps reduce the amount of acidity in your diet. What is dietary acid and why does it matter? Over half of the western diet (American) is “ultra-processed,” (1,2) in other words, ultra-acidic, and the implications of such a diet have been documented by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (3) to show major long-term negative effects on your health. Diabetes, heart disease, bone loss mass, malnutrition and cancer are some the results of a highly acidic Western diet. Dietary acid comes in the form of sugars, preservatives and fats. Nearly everything you eat, that is packaged for convenience and taste, is loaded to excess with one or all of these dietary acids. Convenience is the optimal word in why such a harmful diet is so pervasive and why a healthier diet is so hard maintain.
What can you do to live a healthier lifestyle? In general, evamor promotes the narrative that everyone should adopt a more alkaline diet by eating more fresh leafy green vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts and reduce your sugar, fat and preservative intake. You may have heard of alkaline diets by other names – Mediterranean Diet, Paleo Diet, and Vegetarian Diet. In general these diets promote “farm to table” eating and discourage fast or casual dining foods, as well as, conveniently packaged foods and beverages.
Speaking of conveniently packaged, when it comes to bottled waters, believe it or not some bottled waters can be acidic. So even if you are drinking more water, you are continuing to add to the dietary acid load on your body. Drinking alkaline water, like evamor alkaline artesian water, with its naturally high pH, does not add more acidity to your diet; it comes in three different convenient sizes; and you are likely to drink more of it because of its smooth, great taste.
What sets Evamor apart from the other alkaline water brands we have been seeing on the market?
Our source, taste and commitment to quality. See forementioned comments on source and taste.
Naturally alkaline water is difficult to bottle and requires immaculate bottling conditions. We believe our commitment to quality is among the best in the industry due to our state-of-the-art bottling facility directly at the source of our water.
Our bottling facility has received a “BRC (Global Food Safety Standards) AA Grade” two years in a row (2015 & 2016), and two year’s before that (2013 & 2014) a BRC Grade A (BRC changed its grading scale in 2015); and an “IBWA (International Bottled Water Association) Excellence in Manufacturing Award” three years in a row. One BRC auditor commented that our facility is a “showcase” example of a well-run bottling facility.
What is alkalinity, and what does it do for my health?
The main benefit of drinking alkaline water is that you won’t be adding to the excess dietary acid load on your body. The benefit of drinking evamor alkaline artesian water is that it is a premium sourced water and since it tastes great, due to its mineral composition, you will enjoy drinking more of it. Many consumers have told us that in addition to finding evamor to be a wonderful soda replacement, they amusingly call evamor a “water replacement replacement”.
Should we solely be drinking alkaline water and how much do you recommend per day?
You should avoid acidic beverages in general, including waters. Every human body is unique and has its own needs. It is recommended that you consult with your personal physician, nutritionist or dietician to determine your daily hydration needs. As with anything, moderation is the key.
What do you add to evamor to make it alkaline?
Nothing is added to evamor to make it alkaline. evamor is naturally alkaline-rich, perfected in a rare artesian aquifer that’s protected miles below the ground; over thousands of years, mineral deposits in the aquifer give the water its high alkalinity and its wonderfully smooth taste.
evamor is bottled right at the source, in our state of the art facility built directly on top of the aquifer. A sealed system captures the water as it flows upward, filters it for sediment, ozonates it and places it directly into high-grade, PET1 (BPA-free) bottles. When a bottle of evamor is opened, it is the very first time that the water is ever exposed to air or human contact.
I went to a Japanese brand in-home water system demonstration a few years back. Is Evamor basically a bottled version of this in-home filter system?
Absolutely not. evamor is all-natural and from a rare artesian aquifer that is naturally alkaline in its mineral composition. We add nothing to the water to make it alkaline. In fact, we do everything we can to not mess with mother nature. There is only one source for evamor and it is located nearly one-half mile down in the earth, in a protected (sealed) artesian aquifer, in Covington, Louisiana.
evamor also does not participate in the myriad health claims made by alkaline water purveyors.
What is the source of evamor artesian water?
evamor’s source is a rare artesian aquifer in Covington, Louisiana, one-half mile underground, protected by tons of impenetrable rock. The aquifer consistently tests free of pollutants such as Tritium, a man-made radioactive isotope found in all surface waters. Being Tritium-free assures that no surface waters or pollutants have violated Evamor’s aquifer.
Repeated, rigorous, real-time testing also guarantee that evamor is naturally high in alkaline with a pH of 8.8 – 9.1.
The aquifer is considered artesian because the source is encapsulated and protected by impervious shale, deep in the earth. The water started its journey to the aquifer thousands of years ago, falling as rain and into the Appalachian Mountains.
What is tritium, and why is it important?
Tritium is a man-made radioactive isotope found in all surface waters.
evamor’s source is a rare artesian aquifer in Covington, Louisiana, one-half mile underground, protected by tons of impenetrable rock. The aquifer consistently tests free of pollutants such as Tritium. Being Tritium-free assures that no surface waters or pollutants have violated evamor’s aquifer, and that the aquifer is encapsulated and separate from surface pollution.
Some people argue that consuming high alkaline water on a continual basis can disrupt your body’s natural balance, becoming detrimental to your health. Can you tell us your thoughts on this?
First and foremost, it always recommended that you consult your personal physician or a dietician to determine your optimal, personalized diet and exercise regimen.
Second, we can’t speak for other waters’ mineral content or ionization process, but for evamor water it is simply a fantastic tasting, premium sourced water that happens to be naturally alkaline. Consumers have been drinking evamor regularly for years and rave about its taste and how much it is part of their daily routine/healthy lifestyle.
Third, there is no prescribed amount by evamor of the amount you should drink or not drink. There is even little evidence in the scientific community regarding a daily recommended water intake. A few years ago Heinz Valtin, a kidney specialist from Dartmouth Medical School, decided to determine if the common advice to drink eight, eight-ounce glasses of water per day could hold up to scientific scrutiny. After scouring the peer-reviewed literature, Valtin concluded that no scientific studies support the “eight x eight” dictum (for healthy adults living in temperate climates and doing mild exercise). In fact, drinking this much or more “could be harmful, both in precipitating potentially dangerous hyponatremia and exposure to pollutants, and also in making many people feel guilty for not drinking enough,” he wrote in his 2002 review for the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. And since he published his findings, Valtin says, “not a single scientific report published in a peer-reviewed publication has proven the contrary.” (7)
Lastly, as it relates to the natural balance in your body, it is important to note that when evamor speaks of pH and its relation to your health, we are talking about a healthy body pH, not blood pH. Blood pH is meticulously controlled by the brain and if that becomes slightly off, either acid or alkaline, you will have serious and immediate health problems. We at evamor promote the “food as medicine” conversation and its relation to a healthy body pH – meaning that your diet should be more alkaline (or alkalizing) via fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. A diet heavy in dietary acids, i.e. – fast or processed foods containing sugar, fats and preservatives, has been determined by the AJCN to cause serious and chronic health problems. And of course, as opposed to sugary (acidic) and carbonated (acidic) beverages, you should drink more water, preferably great-tasting, all-natural water like evamor.
What are the “dark specks” in my evamor water?
Some of our 64-ounce bottles may contain what looks like “dark specks” in the water, but please rest assured that this NOT in any way harmful. It is strictly a cosmetic issue. When temperatures are cold, ozonation can cause the minerals in the water to “flock”, or turn solid. In fact, a simple shake of the bottle makes the specks disappear.
We add nothing to our water during the bottling process, other than pure oxygen, and we have since calibrated our process to eliminate any flocking.
I tested evamor with pH strips, and it is not 8.8. Why not?
evamor’s natural pH fluctuates between 8.8 and 9.1 over time, so the lowest pH measurement is printed on the label.
evamor has a low ionic strength, which means that normal pH test paper strips will not work to test its pH. You must use low ionic strength pH test paper strips such as those offered by Micro Essential Labs. For best accuracy, use a calibrated pH meter.
Urine test strips do not work.
The water drawn from our aquifer is pH tested hourly during production and continuously monitored. evamor’s pH is confirmed quarterly by a third-party laboratory.
You can view our published water quality reports here.
Can I get evamor delivered to my home?
Yes, you can! Buy evamor now at Amazon.com and have it delivered to your home. We are also busy adding Home and Office Delivery partners to our network of distributors. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire if we have a partner in your area.