No. 1 - The running costs of an AlkaViva alkaline water ionizer can be lower than 5 cents a litre (www.alkaviva.com.au).
No. 2 - Alkaline ionized water is beneficial because of its ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) that makes it an antioxidant and its alkalinity (High pH-balance). The antioxidant (the lower the ORP, the better) last approximately 16-24 hours. The higher pH will last approximately 1-2 weeks. The smaller molecule cluster size of its water will last approximately 1-3 months.
No. 3 - Bottled water makers say their brand of water is pure but the water is contained in plastic bottles that release chemicals straight from the plastic into the water. This is worsened when they are stored in hot areas exposed to the sun.
No. 4 - You can control the level of alkalinity for elderly and younger users or for rapid detoxes. AlkaViva ionizers can create alkaline water with up to pH 11.
No. 5 - The pH of bottled water varies significantly from brand to brand, bottle to bottle and over time. With an AlkaViva water ionizer you get stable fresh, clean, filtered alkaline water.
Bottling alkaline water makes no sense, because the antioxidant power is gone after 24 hours and the higher after two weeks. Be careful as some bottled water makers also put an expiration date on their bottled water and bottles.