faq

What is alkalife and where is it sourced?

alkalife is a naturally occurring pristine alkaline water bottled at the source in the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia. As a World Heritage listed area we know that this area will be permanently protected and preserved.We pump our water from underground limestone caves that are deep below the earth’s surface. The water picks up valuable minerals as it is naturally filtered through the limestone in an area that is surrounded by wildlife and lush mountains, where electricity doesn’t exist and humans rarely tread.alkalife is also classified as a mineral water as any water with a mineral content exceeding 250mg/L fits into this guideline. If a water has a mineral content less than 250mg/L it is considered a spring water. A report released by the AIBA and AWA said that the best tasting waters have a mineral content between 250mg/L to 500mg/L while water over 500mg/L becomes harsh and difficult to consume. alkalife has a mineral content of 363mg/L and gives a clean, soft texture which makes the water much more palatable than spring waters.

What are the benefits of alkalife?

alkalife is a naturally occurring pristine alkaline water bottled at the source in the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia. As a World Heritage listed area we know that this area will be permanently protected and preserved.We pump our water from underground limestone caves that are deep below the earth’s surface. The water picks up valuable minerals as it is naturally filtered through the limestone in an area that is surrounded by wildlife and lush mountains, where electricity doesn’t exist and humans rarely tread.alkalife is also classified as a mineral water as any water with a mineral content exceeding 250mg/L fits into this guideline. If a water has a mineral content less than 250mg/L it is considered a spring water. A report released by the AIBA and AWA said that the best tasting waters have a mineral content between 250mg/L to 500mg/L while water over 500mg/L becomes harsh and difficult to consume. alkalife has a mineral content of 363mg/L and gives a clean, soft texture which makes the water much more palatable than spring waters.

What are the benefits of alkalife?

alkalife is a naturally occurring pristine alkaline water bottled at the source in the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia. As a World Heritage listed area we know that this area will be permanently protected and preserved.We pump our water from underground limestone caves that are deep below the earth’s surface. The water picks up valuable minerals as it is naturally filtered through the limestone in an area that is surrounded by wildlife and lush mountains, where electricity doesn’t exist and humans rarely tread.alkalife is also classified as a mineral water as any water with a mineral content exceeding 250mg/L fits into this guideline. If a water has a mineral content less than 250mg/L it is considered a spring water. A report released by the AIBA and AWA said that the best tasting waters have a mineral content between 250mg/L to 500mg/L while water over 500mg/L becomes harsh and difficult to consume. alkalife has a mineral content of 363mg/L and gives a clean, soft texture which makes the water much more palatable than spring waters.

How does alkalife differ from other spring waters?

The majority of spring waters available on the market have a low mineral content and tend to be highly acidic. alkalife is a pure alkaline water that helps you to eliminate acidic waste and it is not spoiled by additives or harmful manufacturing processes.

What is alkaline water?

Click here to read our blog post on what is alkaline water.

Why do we need alkaline water?

Never in history have we been exposed to so many acid-forming foods – we consume junk food, soft drinks, confectionary, all of which produce acid in our body. Exercise creates lactic acid, breathing creates acidic by-products – every day we are producing more and more acid in our body. Sang Whang, author of “Reverse Aging” and a pioneer in the field of alkalinity/acidity studies states that it is “the accumulation of non-disposed acidic wastes that is the cause of aging. If the cause of aging is the accumulation of acid, then to reverse aging must be to eliminate acid!” Our bodies succumb to physical disorders when acid accumulates to the point where resistance is broken down and the body consequently becomes susceptible to cold, fatigue and degenerative disease. We need alkaline forming food and alkaline water in order to neutralise acid. If our body is not able to neutralise acid it will steal alkaline minerals like calcium from your bones and tissues. Alkaline water is more effective than diet because it does not add more wastes to your body in the process of reducing acids. All special diets and exercise create more acidic waste. Alkaline water with any diet and/or exercise regimen works extra well as it indicates an overall a change of lifestyle. Drinking alkaline water is the perfect solution for today’s fast-lane lifestyle. To read more on why alkaline water is so important to your body, click here to read our blog post.

Why is alkalife better than tap or filtered water?

Tap water tests more alkaline than most spring waters but contains toxic chemicals such as fluoride and chlorine. In Australia we add silicofluorides into our water supply which are 85 times more toxic than calcium fluoride and is known to cause Alzheimer’s disease amongst other illnesses. If you are not concerned with the dangers of fluoride after reading this post, then you may be fine with tap water. Filtered water may eliminate most of the fluoride in tap water, however its primary purpose is to take minerals out of tap water – not add them to the water. Depending on the filter used, many test acidic creating more acidic waste in our body. alkalife is naturally alkaline and does not contain fluoride. Unlike tap or filtered water it is high in minerals so important to our body. If you do not find minerals like bicarbonate, calcium and silica in tap or filtered water, you’re missing out!

What is PET plastic, and why is it safe for use in alkalife plastic containers?

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a clear, tough polymer that provides an excellent barrier against oxygen and carbon dioxide. Because of those properties, it is the plastic material of choice for food and beverage packaging worldwide. Consistent with studies by regulators and independent research groups, a report in 2000, from the International Life Sciences Institute, indicates that “PET itself is biologically inert if ingested, is dermally safe during handling, and is not a hazard if inhaled.” We understand many are concerned with leaching of chemicals in the water. In taking into account these concerns, we take the following measures to minimise any leaching of chemicals if at all: All our products are distributed in closed vehicles to minimise contact with sunlight or heated conditions; Once water is bottled at the source, it is delivered to our storage as soon as possible, usually the same day or next day; Water delivered to our storage is distributed immediately and is not stored for prolonged periods so water is fresh.

Are polycarbonate bottles safe to use?

Polycarbonate bottles contain bisphenol A. Researchers from government agencies, academia, and industry worldwide have studied the potential for bisphenol A (BPA) to migrate from polycarbonate products into foods and beverages. These studies consistently show that the potential migration of BPA into food is extremely low, generally less than 5 parts per billion under conditions typical for uses of polycarbonate products. At this level, one would have to ingest more than 590kg of food and beverages in contact with polycarbonate every day for an entire lifetime to exceed the safe level of BPA set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Consequently, human exposure to BPA from polycarbonate plastics is minimal and poses no known health risk. Food Standards Australia agree that BPA does not cause cancer. The Australasian Bottled Water Institute has also released a media statement. For further information please visit:http://www.australianbeverages.org/lib/pdf/MR-BisphenolA-180908.pdf We understand many are concerned with leaching of chemicals in the water. In taking into account these concerns, we take the following measures to minimise any leaching of chemicals if at all: all our products are distributed in closed vehicles to minimise contact with sunlight or heated conditions; once water is bottled at the source, it is delivered to our storage as soon as possible, usually the same day or next day; water delivered to our storage is distributed immediately and is not stored for prolonged periods so water is fresh.

What happens when I boil alkalife?

The pH of alkalife tends to drop slightly when you boil it however it still remains alkaline. alkalife can be used for teas, coffees, soups, cooking rice, you name it! If you boil alkalife in your kettle often, you will find white scaling inside your kettle. This is calcium deposits so it is nothing to be concerned about – it’s actually a good sign, and proof alkalife is high in calcium! You can get rid of it by adding a teaspoon of baking powder and boiling it. We recommend drinking alkalife at room temperature when possible as this is when the pH is at its optimum level.