Not only will a Santevia Water System give you mineralized, alkaline water, but it can also contribute to a more eco-friendly future.
Water in its natural state
Santevia Water Systems Inc. began with a problem – a health problem. Co-founder David Anderson was diagnosed with acid reflux. His doctor recommended a pharmaceutical which he would be on for the rest of his life. Co-founder Yvonne Anderson, a kinesiology graduate and health advocate, didn’t like the idea of a ‘drugs for life’ solution. This led to research in blood chemistry and an understanding of the role of pH in the body and the need for an acid/alkaline balance solution. David was acidic and this manifested as acid reflux, so the goal was to get him more alkaline. The remedy: alkaline food, better and more hydration with mineralized and alkaline water, and more exercise. Alkaline food and exercise were readily available, but finding cost-effective mineralized and alkaline water was not easy.
The Andersons found their way to an Eastern solution that used Japanese technology to transform ordinary tap water into clean, mineralized drinking water. Santevia brings clear, fresh mountain taste, and a pH of over 8.0 to every glass of water. Best of all, it’s affordable and environmentally friendly. Using all-natural earth elements, the water is infused with essential minerals. Regular tap water is transformed into clean, mineralized alkaline water at a lower cost than any other common filter systems. More than a water filter, Santevia adjusts water’s pH to mildly alkaline by reintroducing minerals that promote ionization and oxygenation, helping your body maintain its active equilibrium.
The Andersons knew this was the right product at the right time and they decided to make these affordable, environmentally friendly, pH-enhanced water systems available to the public. The business, which began in 2008, started as a home-based business and has grown rapidly to include distribution in Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Santevia Water Systems Inc. is now manufacturing many of their products in their production facility in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
From day one, Yvonne & David Anderson established Santevia Gives Back, a philanthropy program to provide safe drinking water, education, and a safe place to live for children. Santevia Gives Back currently sponsors 3 orphanages in Thailand, a school in the slums of Bangladesh, water projects in Africa, Haiti and the Dominican, and other needed projects at home and abroad. Part of all the proceeds of Santevia goes to the Santevia Gives Back.
A very important milestone for the Andersons in this journey is that after a few months of drinking Santevia mineralized and alkaline water, David stopped taking his reflux medication and his persistent acid reflux cough has never returned. A well hydrated and pH-balanced body is crucial to your good health. When partnering with potential suppliers, Ecotrend Ecologics looks at four quadrants of consciousness in business: natural products, social responsibility, animal welfare, and kindness to the planet. It is important that we are aligned with other folks who are also advocating for ethics in business through words and actions. Here’s how Santevia joins us in these values.
Your body works hard to maintain a healthy balance between acid and alkaline, helping your systems operate efficiently. When there is an imbalance due to stress, lack of sleep, and over-consumption of acidic foods your body has to work harder to maintain its optimal pH level. How? By reaching for the alkalizing minerals it needs to counter the higher levels of acid. Unfortunately, these minerals are leached from your bones, organs and tissues. This depletion of resources, combined with the fact that viruses, fungus, yeast and bacteria thrive in acidic environments, opens the door to imbalance and disease in the body. The World Health Organization recommends consuming mineralized water for the maintenance of optimal health.
Giving back is a core value at Santevia Water Systems and a key reason owners Yvonne and David Anderson started Santevia. While at a conference in Thailand, Yvonne and David visited an orphanage and fell in love with the kids. “We discovered that this Thai orphanage desperately needed funding and that birthed the idea of Santevia Gives Back, our philanthropy program. As Santevia grows, so does our Giving and that makes our heart sing! Giving is part of who we are at Santevia.”
Water pollution affects millions of people and animals around the world every day. Metals like lead and mercury, petroleum, hydrocarbons, organochlorines like DDT and PCB, plastics, and phthalates are all toxic to the marine environment. Most of these materials can have devastating impacts on marine ecosystems and the food chain. Plastic, for example, became the fastest growing segment of the United States municipal waste system between 1970 and 2003. The ingestion of microplastics may be introducing toxins at the bottom of the food chain, which (even if you don’t eat fish!) can eventually reach humans. Using Santevia’s reusable water bottles can help reduce plastic in our oceans, and together we can reduce water pollution.
Kind to the Planet
Santevia is not only committed to your personal health, but also the health of our environment. Bottled water is expensive and damaging to our planet, and many people may be unaware that almost half of the bottled water sold today comes from city tap water supplies. When bottlers are not selling city water, they pump and sell common water resources that belong to the public. These pumping operations can harm the environment and natural resources that communities rely on.