Is Your Bottled Water Acidic or Alkaline?
We’ve put together a list showing the pH values of some of the most popular brands of bottled water. We’ve excluded alkaline water from this list since most alkaline brands accurately state their pH on their bottles. However we are including our own TEN Spring Water for comparison to standard bottled water.
TEN spring water: pH level 10
TEN Spring Water, sourced from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is at the very top of the pH range for bottled waters, bottled at 10 pH and tested to hold its high pH in the bottle for a minimum of 2 years. TEN water also happens to be the only 10 pH water sold that is also sourced from spring water, not from a municipal source and then purified.
Aquafina: pH level 6.0
Aquafina water comes from municipal water sources. It is thoroughly purified after it is obtained using a rigorous 7-step process. Aquafina measured a pH of approximately 6.0.
Arrowhead Spring Water: pH level 6.8
Arrowhead is sourced from multiple springs around the United States, so the pH could vary. For this particular test it measured slightly below neutral pH at 6.8.
Crystal Geyser: pH level 6.9
Crystal Geyser is based in San Francisco, though like Arrowhead they use a number of spring sources around the United States. They claim to utilize a double disinfection process to purify the water. It registered in our test at 6.9 on the pH scale, which is just below neutral.
Dasani: pH level 5.6
Dasani water also comes from public water sources rather than natural aquifers. The water is purified and has a few additives such as magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, and trace amounts of sodium minerals. The pH of this water was measured in our test at approximately 5.6.
Deer Park: pH level 5.5
Deer Park obtains its water from natural springs and filters its water thoroughly, attempting to make the water as pure as possible without additives. The pH of Deer Park water was measured at approximately 5.5.
Evian: pH level 7.4
Evian water comes from a glacial spring where the water is naturally purified without the use of chemicals. It also contains minerals, including sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonates, and more. It registered in our test at 7.4 on the pH scale.
Fiji: pH level 7.8
Fiji water comes from an artesian aquifer where the water is naturally purified through volcanic rock. It is then filtered but not so much that it removes the natural mineral additives. This water’s pH was measured in our test at 7.8.
Nestle Pure Life: pH level 7.3
Nestle Pure Life water is bottled from a municipal source and goes through a multi-step process of filtration that involves reverse osmosis and/or distillation. Afterwards, the water is infused with minerals. Pure Life was measured in our test at 7.3 pH.
Penta: pH level 5.5
Penta has no additives and claims to be an antioxidant for the body. It is bottled from a municipal source and processed through a high pressured, spinning chamber. It measured at 5.5 pH.
Poland Spring: pH level 7.2
Poland Spring water comes from a natural mountain spring. The water is thoroughly screened for contaminants, but many of the natural minerals can still be found in the water. Poland Spring measured at 7.2 pH.
Smartwater: pH level 6.7
Smartwater comes from municipal water sources. The water is purified through distillation, and it also contains electrolytes such as calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium bicarbonate. The pH of this water when tested was 6.7.
Volvic: pH level 7.5
Volvic water is drawn from the heart of the Parc Naturel des Volcans d’Auvergne in central France, a protected environment. Volvic is bottled exclusively at its source, the Clairvic Spring.
VOSS: pH level 7.6
Voss water boasts an extremely low TDS (total dissolved solids). The water is bottled from a municipal water supply in Norway.
Zephyrhills: pH level 7.7
Zephyrhills is sourced from springs in Florida. It measured at a moderately alkaline 7.7.
*The pH tests performed were recorded manually and tested with the same machine, and they are not necessarily conclusive. However, they should be relatively close to accurate. It is important to know what type of water you are drinking and where it comes from. Even though many bottled waters taste similar, their mineral content, water sources, and pH levels may vary dramatically. Also, many bottled water companies distill or use reverse osmosis on their water, which strips it of nutrients. A few drops of Alkalife pH booster drops to any of these waters will raise the pH as well as mineral content considerably, so no matter what type of water you have available for drinking, you can be sure it is alkaline.