Drinking water is good to hydrate our body. Our organs, needs water to work properly, such as maintaining our body temperature, removes waste in our body, and lubricating our joints. There are so many kind of water being marketed today. They offer additional benefits to our body by adding some extra electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, and so on. They may taste the same like regular water and some have a distinctive taste which comes from the additional treatment or ingredients. In this article we will try to differentiate between Smart Water and Essentia Water. Both of them have some differences and some similarities. Here are the information regarding both of Smart Water and Essentia Water.
Smart water or also called GLACEAU Smartwater is a drink product made and produced by GLACEAU Company, the same company which also produced Vitamin water. GLACEAU is also a subsidiary of Coca Cola. Smart Water is a vapor distilled water, which means it comes from the water vapor. Smart Water have a distinctive crisp, and clean taste. The water for Smart Water is produced in Morpeth, Northumberland. To make Smart Water the company process the water by evaporating them, condense the vapor and then add some electrolytes into them. The ingredients of Smart Water is spring water, electrolytes such as calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium bicarbonate. The spring water used in smart water are said to be the usual tap water which go through Glaceau proprietary filtration process, which removes contaminate and only leaves the water itself. Electrolytes then added into the water to enrich it. (See also : Gatorade vs Smart Water)
Electrolyte water is beneficial to our body, it has sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphate, these compounds carry electrical charges which is used for stimulating muscles and nerves. They also regulate the amount of fluids all around the body, this can affect cellular function, blood volume and blood pressure. Sodium itself have an important function in water regulation, and keeping the body fluids balanced. Smart water can replenish the electrolytes lost when doing daily activity or when doing exercise. When not under extreme conditions, people can get plenty of electrolytes only from a good diet. But when under special condition such as heavy exercising, diarrhea, and vomiting, people may lose many electrolytes and drinking Smart Water can be a good option to replenish them.
Essentia water is an alkaline water produced by essentia water company. Alkaline water is water which has rich alkalizing compounds, such as calcium, silica, potassium, magnesium, and bicarbonate. Alkaline water taste less acidic than regular water. Alkaline water have similar benefits with water which have been added or naturally contains electrolytes. Alkaline water helps body neutralize acidity, some people may experience that acidic body is less resistant to bugs which can make body ill. Alkaline water is usually made by splitting the water molecules to separate the H ions and OH ions. The water where it contains more OH ions is called alkaline. Essential water was made using water ionizer to reach pH of 9.5.
Essentia water is purified using reverse osmosis and UV light filtration to purify the water. Reverse osmosis is one of technology made to purify water, this tools remove ions, molecules and larger particles from water. This method, works by applying pressure and used to overcome osmotic pressure, a colligative property, which is driven by chemical potential differences of the solvent, a thermodynamic parameter. While Ultraviolet light filtration is a method that use short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill microorganisms by destroying their nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, which result in leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. The UV device can produce a strong UV-C light in circulating air or water systems to make the substance become inhospitable environments to microorganism like bacteria, viruses, molds, and other type of pathogens. Essentia water contains, calcium chloride, potassium phosphate, magnesium sulphate, and sodium bicarbonate.
|Smart Water||Essentia Water|
|- Have ph 7.0||- Have ph 9.5|
|- Using a vapor distillation||- Using reverse osmosis and UV filter|
|- Produced by GLACEAU Company||- Produced by essentia water company|
The difference between Smart Water and Essentia Water is the ph level, smart water have ph 7.0. While essential water have ph 9.5. Essentia water have higher ph since it was labeled as alkaline water. The other difference is the way their water is distilled. Smartwater is using a vapor distillation, means the water is steamed and the vapor is collected and condensed. Vapor distillation can removes all impurities and minerals. At the other hand Essentia water is using reverse osmosis and UV filter to distill their water. The common thing about them is both enriched with electrolytes. It is recommended to consider your need before choosing between Smart Water and Essentia water, there is none intense difference between the two products, but it may taste a bit different. You may choose which one suit your taste better, after all the Essentia water, have higher ph than Smart Water and normal water, so it may affect your taste buds.