What is the best bottled alkaline water on the market?

Now that more people are discovering the amazing health benefits of alkaline water, there are more people scrambling to find a great-tasting, reasonably priced bottled alkaline water to keep in stock at home.

Since bottled alkaline water isn’t always available in local grocery stores, we decided to test and review some of the biggest brands online to ensure that our top picks were available to everyone (at least everywhere Amazon delivers!).

Below you’ll find a breakdown on our favorite bottled alkaline waters according to their source, purification process, taste, and cost.

1). Evamor Alkaline Water

Where it comes from:

Evamor water comes from a rare artesian, naturally alkaline aquifer miles below the ground where it’s bottled directly at the source into BPA-free bottles.

What we think:

We love that Evamor comes from a protected natural source where it’s bottled directly because the water isn’t exposed to any human contact or air until you open it.

It tastes great, it’s alive with minerals, it’s available in many different sized bottles and cases, and there’s nothing added or removed. It’s delicious, naturally alkaline water from an ancient source the way nature intended.

Not only that, but Evamor alkaline water is regularly tested to ensure pH levels are where they’re supposed to be and evaluated by a third party laboratory. It’s clear that they take their water quality very seriously!

pH readings:

8.8-9.1

Cost:

$.07-$.12/fl oz (varies by bottle size and number of bottles in case)

Taste:

Some people complain that alkaline water has its own unique taste or texture, but the majority of Evamor drinkers agree that it tastes great without any strange texture or aftertaste.

2). Essentia 9.5 pH Drinking Water

Where it comes from:

Essentia water undergoes micro-filters, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet exposure in order to filter it to 99.9% purity. It is then infused with electrolytes and ionized to create alkaline water with a pH of 9.5 or higher.

What we think:

While we personally prefer water that is naturally alkaline, we love that Essentia is less expensive per ounce than many of its competitors and still tastes great.

For people who want to drink alkaline water exclusively, this may be a better bang for your buck in the long-term than some of the other competitors.

Taste:

While most people agree that Essentia tastes great and makes them feel better hydrated, there was a recall a couple years back (2014) that left some customers with a bad taste in their mouth about this brand. Recent reviews indicate that the quality product people initially fell in love with is back, but be sure to check expiration dates just in case. Anything from the last 2 years should be completely fine.

pH reading:

9.5 or higher

Cost:

$.03-$.05/fl oz (varies by bottle size and number of bottles in case) + free Amazon Prime shipping

3). Eternal Naturally Alkaline Spring Water

Where it comes from:

Previously imported from New Zealand, Eternal water is now sourced from three natural springs across the United States: the Shasta-Trinity Alps in California, the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and the Alleghany Mountains in New York.

What we think:

This water seemed to taste better when it was sourced from New Zealand, but it still tastes great from its current sources across the USA and we love that it’s naturally alkaline and purified. The price is fair, but the shipping can get pricey when it comes to ordering online. We would drink Evamor over this brand because of their water source, quality, taste and free Prime shipping.

pH readings:

7.8-8.2

Cost:

$.04-$.06/fl oz (+$12 shipping)

Taste:

Eternal water has a clean, refreshing taste that most people enjoy, especially if they’re already used to drinking alkaline water.

4). Molly Water 8.5 pH Premium Alkaline Water

Where it comes from:

Molly Water goes through an extensive purification process that results in 99.9% purity and contains natural ionic minerals from Utah’s Great Salt Lake.

What we think:

Overall, Molly Water is a quality alkaline water and is a great source of magnesium. While it doesn’t come directly from a natural source, it does contain important minerals and tastes great. It’s far more expensive per ounce than any of our other choices, but it’s a much better choice to fuel physical activity over sugar-loaded drinks like Gatorade.

pH readings:

8.5

Cost:

$3.60/fl oz

Taste:

Molly Water doesn’t have any kind of weird texture or taste. It’s infused with electrolytes which makes it a perfect drink before, during or after a workout for ultimate hydration.

In Summary

While we genuinely enjoy each and every one of these brands, there is no doubt that Evamor alkaline water is our top choice. Its source is ancient and pristine and is regularly tested for pH and purity by third party labs. Their prices are competitive, it has a superior taste, it qualifies for free 2-day Prime shipping and it’s packed with natural minerals that your body will love!