Selling bottled water is today a huge industry. So much that it is estimated that all of the worldwide industry combined is worth over $100 billion. Years ago, people would have thought the idea of buying bottled water was ridiculous when it is readily available in most homes. The idea still sounds absurd if you think about it. People are beginning to realize this. They are also recognizing that buying bottled water is environmentally damaging because of the traditional plastic bottles. That is why some companies are adding unique traits both to make their product stand out and to make it seem much less absurd. Some say they enhance the water with this or that vitamin. View Related Info Here.
Others describe a unique filtration process used to produce the water. One of the many entrepreneurs who hopped on the bottled water wagon with a unique touch is Ryan Emmons. He founded Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water by providing bottled water that was chock full of health benefits and came in a very environmentally friendly packing. Emmons himself is a bit of a rarity in the bottled water industry. He is a young man in an industry almost entirely dominated by older entrepreneurs. He started the company when only 22 in 2012. He has since led Waiakea Water with an amazing growth of 4000%.
Waiakea Water gets its water from a pure, naturally alkaline source. Emmons had fallen in love with the pure Hawaiian waters while spending his winters and summers there with his family. The water source, a little southwest of Hilo on the Big Island, is said to be one of the healthiest, purest, and most sustainable water sources in the world. The company name says this is volcanic water. That is because the source comes out of the Mauna Loa Volcano. The pH is chock full of electrolytes like sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, and silica.
Silica is seen as important for people suffering from Alzheimer’s. Medical studies have shown that drinking 10 mg of silica-laced water a day can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by 11 percent. This is only one of the many health benefits associated with Waiakea Water. As mentioned, the container is environmentally friendly, but the eco-friendliness doesn’t stop there. The bottling facility uses 33% renewable energy in its daily process. In September of 2012 Waiākea became one of the world’s first beverages ever to be awarded CarbonNeutral® certification.