Bottled water FAQ
Bottled water FAQ Designer Water South Africa, frequently asked questions about alkaline bottled water. How it works, what it is and what it does.
Alkaline water is water that has a pH higher than 7.0.
However, just because water has a pH higher than 7 doesn’t automatically make it alkaline water that is good for you.
The method in which alkalinity is achieved plays a significant role in whether or not alkaline water is actually beneficial to you.
In Designer Water, our water’s alkalinity of pH 10 is achieved with a proprietary ionization process, one that creates a highly beneficial and supercharged ionized alkaline water.
This process to achieve alkalinity is much superior to alkalinity achieved by other processes used by inferior alkaline water manufacturers, such as dissolving of natural minerals or dissolving of Sodium Hydroxide.
Water contains minerals that contain ions. Ions are atoms that are either positively or negatively charged.
Ions with positive charge make a water acidic while ions with a negative charge make water neutral or alkaline.
Ionized alkaline water like Designer Water is water wherein an ionization process results in a negative ion water base, making the water highly alkaline.
Designer Water is water with a perfectly alkaline pH of 10.
What makes Designer Water special is that the process to achieve an alkalinity of pH 10 is a proprietary supercharged ionization processes.
The result is water that is both ionized as well as alkaline, giving your body hydration from alkaline water that provides a host of great benefits for your health, wellbeing and vitality.
Designer Water uses proprietary technology and processes that convert ordinary tap water into its trademark pH 10 alkaline water.
It entails a 5-stage purification process of tap water;
- Micron filters remove suspended particles from water.
- An activated carbon filtration system removed organic chemicals, chlorine and it’s by-products, pesticides and herbicides, significantly improving water’s taste and odour.
- A sophisticated reverse osmosis (RO) system is used to remove 99% of dissolved solids such as salts, metals, heavy metals, cysts, viruses or bacteria
- Filtered water is then infused with trace amounts of our proprietary alkaline blend, which includes potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium
- A proprietary ionization process is used to supercharge the water, creating a negative ion base that results in water with a high alkaline value of pH 10
Designer Water tastes exactly like water, but with a light, smooth and refreshing taste to it.
You probably are worried about taste as you might have associated a high level of alkalinity with water used in batteries.
Designer Water is not like water used in car batteries!
Using a proprietary ionization process, Designer Water produces water that does not have even a trace of a metallic taste to it.
Just a natural, sweet and refreshing taste!
Yes, of course.
Designer Water can be consumed cold, after being stored in the refrigerator.
Whether or not Designer Water is refrigerated does not make a difference to whether the pH 10 alkalinity of the water is maintained.
Designer Water remains largely unaltered by heat and is a great choice of water to make hot beverages like tea or coffee.
Alkalinity is very marginally affected when Designer Water is subject to heat.
But, the benefits of Designer Water are never ever compromised, even when heated.
pH strips or litmus strips, commonly used to test pH of urine or saliva need Total Dissolved Solid (TDS) of at least 150 ppm to provide an accurate reading.
Designer Water is very pure and has TDS levels of less than 50 ppm, which means that its pH cannot be tested by pH or litmus strips that are meant for liquids that are impure.
To test Designer Water, we recommend that you use a calibrated pH meter.
Water purity is measured by measuring the amount of TDS (total dissolved solids) in water.
In Designer Water, our filtration process actually achieves 100% purity. But, we deliberately add back a proprietary blend of minerals to create an alkaline base.
This deliberate addition of trace amounts of solids increases the total dissolved solids in our water, thereby reflecting in a 99.99% purity score, as opposed too 100%.
However, one must understand that Designer Water with its 99.99% purity is as good as or better than 100% pure water, as beneficial alkaline elements are added to our water.
Designer Water’s plastic bottles are not just recyclable, but are graded as virgin PET-1 bottles, the type of plastic that is most recycling-friendly.
Our bottles can be recycled at any certified recycling facility in South Africa.
Our bottles are also BPA (Bispehnol A) and phthalate free.
No, Designer Water does not contain fluoride or chlorine.
Yes, Designer Water is purer and more beneficial than water provided by in-home treatment and filtration systems.
In-home filtration or water treatment devices like below-counter filters or water ionizers usually use only a one or two step purification process.
Designer Water on the other hand is produced by a proprietary 13 step filtration process that results in 99.99% pure water, a purity level far superior to what can be provided by in-home filtration systems.
Moreover, Designer Water is produced in an ISO 22000, GFSI, Halaal, Kosher and SANBWA approved manufacturing plant, ensuring maximum quality and adherence to very stringent health and safety laws.
Designer Water is largely unaffected by the stomach.
The human body is designed in such a way that some of the water you drink is absorbed into the body even before it reaches the stomach.
Even when water reaches the stomach, it remains largely unaffected by the stomach’s hydrochloric acid as the stomach simply does not produce acid when you drink water.
Additionally, only a part of your stomach contains hydrochloric acid, allowing most of Designer Water that you drink to pass through to the intestinal tract, where its benefits are reaped.
Several published Japanese studies have shown that alkaline water like Designer Water, significantly improve gastrointestinal health, thereby proving that alkalinity of such water is not affected when passed through the stomach.
Further proof is the fact that hundreds of customers of Designer Water have personally testified that their urine pH has become far more alkaline than normal, after they have consumed Designer Water.
Designer Water is produced in a certified ISO 22000, GFSI and SANBWA approved facility.
This essentially means that our water is produced in a facility free of microbial contamination.
An ISO 22000 certification is only awarded to those facilities that meet very stringent international requirements relating to cleanliness and compliance with numerous health and safety protocols.
In addition to being produced in a microbe free facility, Designer Water takes the extra precaution of filling every one of our bottles with a trace amount of ozone gas, as a second preventative measure to eliminate microbial contamination.
These trace amounts of ozone eliminate microbial contamination, if any, before converting to oxygen form in the water, making it perfectly safe for consumption.
Designer Water has also been rigorously tested for shelf life longevity, being certified as safe to drink for 36 months from the date of bottling, whether or not it is refrigerate
There is no maximum limit to the amount of consumption of Designer Water.
It is completely safe for one to replace their entire regular water consumption with the consumption of an equivalent amount of Designer Water.
Designer Water recommends the consumption of 800 ml per 25 kg of body weight as the recommended water consumption per day.
If one is involved in rigorous exercising, they can add 1 liter for every hour of exercise to the normal recommended amount of 800 ml per 25 kg of body weight.
Designer Water DOES NOT have a plastic taste.
However, on very rare occasions, improper storage methods result in our plastic bottles being exposed to an unreasonable amount of sustained heat, which can result in the water acquiring a slight plastic taste.
If you have drunk such water, there is no need to panic. The PET plastic bottles we use are free of BPA which means that Designer Water remains safe to drink, even after exposure to heat and even if it has a slight plastic taste.
However, if your Designer Water has a plastic taste, you are entitled to a full and free replacement.
We at Designer Water take quality very seriously and do not want you to consume plastic tasting water caused by improved storage methods.
Give us a call at +2787 550 1231 and provide us with the batch code on the affected bottles and we will send you a full and free replacement of all bottles affected.
We will also ensure that we follow up with the concerned parties in our distribution channel, to ensure that the problem is never repeated, ever again.