Water is Life. That’s the simple motto of Hawai’i Volcanic Beverages, a mission-first premium naturally alkaline water and beverage company based out of Kea’au on Hawai’i Island. Sold in freshly designed crystal glass and recycled plastic bottles, this precious water starts off as precipitation over Mauna Loa, which is then filtered through more than 15,000 feet of nutrient-rich lava rock, where it is enhanced with electrolytes, minerals, and becomes alkaline- all by nature.

Drinking alkaline water has many benefits: It is said to reduce acidity in the body which in turn helps to prevent disease, slowdown the aging process, stops free radicals from forming, flushes toxins from cells and provides essential minerals that promote normal blood flow. The minerals in Hawaii Volcanic Water such as silica help tissue repair by serving as an antioxidant. Magnesium helps regulate muscle contractions and calcium strengthens bone structure, teeth and cells, while potassium aids the growth of cells. It’s a long list of natural health benefits, all in one bottle.

Company founders Jason and Channon Donovan, a husband-and-wife team, have developed the “Hawai’i Volcanic” brand around living a healthy, pono (doing what’s right) lifestyle. Inspired by Hawai’i’s beauty and culture, and mission driven companies like Patagonia (who’s tagline is, “We’re in business to save our home planet.”), the Donovans sustainably harvest, package, and offer their bottled water products in Hawai’i and also online (www.hawaiivolcanic.com). They use the company’s success to partner, donate, and volunteer with hundreds of local non-profits, and recently partnered with rPlanetEarth (www.rplanetearth.com), a sustainable recycling company, with a mission of zero plastic waste on our planet earth. The collective actions between these two solutionary companies will soon close the plastic bottle-to-bottle Hawaii recycling, upcycle loop. An exciting step in the right direction.