Do NOT Buy! Here Is Why Core Water Might Not Be Worth It

Core Water Review: Is CORE Water A SCAM?

Yes and no.

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No it is NOT a SCAM

It is not a scam in the sense that the product actually contains everything it says it does.

Core Water Perfectly BalancedThere are lots of online videos of people performing a water test and verifying CORE Hydration Water has a pH of 7.4, the TDS (total dissolved solids) is around where they say it is, and it does appear to have the electrolytes and minerals added, as claimed by CORE.

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CORE Hydration Water is a scam only in the sense that some of the claims are too far reaching and slightly exaggerated.

For instance, the human body does NOT need alkaline water to maintain its neutral pH state. The body will always strive to reach 7.4 pH on its own.  Drinking CORE Hydration Water will have very little impact on this (if any at all).

Similarly, drinking water enhanced with electrolytes has negligible benefits for the vast majority of people.

Simply drinking clean filtered water will provide you with pretty much all of the minerals and hydration you need.

This Review is From a REAL Personal Experience of Drinking CORE

I have personally purchased and drank CORE Hydration Water several times over the years, beginning in 2019. My personal experience factors into my overall perspective of whether or not this product is worth it, in addition to the information gathered from an objective perspective, as covered in this post.

What is the Biggest Selling Point of CORE Hydration?

CORE water is marketed with claims such as “Purified and minerals added for taste, CORE Hydration has a balanced pH uniquely designed for an active lifestyle.”

Per these claims, a 16.9 oz bottle of CORE water offers a “pure crisp taste,” a pH of 7.4, and just the right amount of minerals and electrolytes to keep you properly hydrated.

They chose to make the pH 7.4 because this is the neutral pH alkaline level for your body. It is your body’s ideal pH and the pH the human body tries to achieve when it becomes unbalanced.

The body being too acidic or too alkaline can cause a multitude of symptoms, which is why it’s best for your body to remain pH neutral. CORE water claims that it will help you achieve pH neutrality while also providing your body with the hydration it needs.

What is CORE Hydration Water?

CORE hydration is “ultra-purified and enhanced” water that is full of minerals, electrolytes and has a pH of 7.4. This pH level tries to mimic the optimum pH level of the human body. The idea is that being 7.4 means it will better work in harmony with your body.

CORE Hydration Water Ingredients

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  • Calcium chloride
  • Potassium bicarbonate (from mineral and electrolyte sources)
  • Magnesium chloride

It is important to note that magnesium, potassium and calcium are minerals typically present in alkaline water. In fact, they are essential minerals that will typically appear in most water sources. These minerals also happen to be alkaline.

Although some other alkaline water brands do not include “chloride” minerals, chloride is not harmful to health.

Electrolyte based minerals are particularly a good feature of CORE. Especially for people who are very physically active and sweat a lot.

Core Water Benefits

Green Plus ArrowIt is free from fluoride.

Green Plus ArrowBy far one of the best things about CORE hydration is its purity. Its 7-stage filtration is incredibly thorough and goes further than almost all other alkaline water brands.

Green Plus ArrowThe 7 stages of filtration include UV (ultraviolet), reverse osmosis and ozonation.

Green Plus ArrowComes with bottles that are BPA-free. This is just as well because you can use the cap as a cup to drink the water from.

Green Plus ArrowThe bottles are well-designed and look like a premium product.

Green Plus ArrowComes with a good blend of electrolytes and minerals that include calcium, potassium and magnesium.

Green Plus ArrowCORE’s water quality report shows that the TDS (total dissolved solids) is 82. This is within the acceptable range as regular tap water is well over 400.

Green Plus ArrowThere are lots of different variations of bottle sizes and designs, including one featuring a wide-mouth sports cap. You can easily buy your favorite size at a store near you.

CORE Water vs Fiji

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Filter methods: 7 stage proprietary purification process that includes reverse osmosis, micron and carbon filtration, ozonation, and ultra-violet.UV treated drinking water.
Source Water: Not specified.Source Water: Tropical rain slowly filters through volcanic rock.
Nutrient-enhanced water with electrolytes.Nothing added, only contains natural minerals.
BPA free bottle.BPA free bottle.
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Is CORE Better The Regular Water?

The short answer is no.

Drinking regular water will provide you with all the hydration and most of the nutrients that you need. If you want water that is particularly mineral-rich then you can choose natural spring water like Fiji (which is also much cheaper).

Core Water Bottle DimensionsNatural spring water is full of minerals like potassium and magnesium, which can also function as electrolytes. CORE does not have these nutrients naturally and therefore needs to synthetically add it back in to the treated water.

However, be prepared to see more and more “better than water” products on the market. US drinks manufacturers are bending over backwards to present differentiated products to keep revenues up.

CORE is just another product that comes in the vein of similar products like the ever successful “Smartwater”.  Smartwater is the so called “better than nature” water that is full of added electrolytes. Meanwhile other brands like Essentia has some of the highest alkaline ph levels and claim to have “perfected hydration”.

CORE Water Review: Is It WORTH It?

Yes but only in the sense that it’s a good quality product that will hydrate you.

Mr Water Geek ThinkingHowever, as far as I can tell, all the added minerals and electrolytes are pretty much there for taste and not so much for health.

Another thing to note is that although CORE claims to have a perfect pH of 7.4, this is with an asterisk.

When you read the small print, the label confirms that this number is actually an approximation.

HINT FruitIt is true that a diet high in acid is not great for the body.

High acid foods include things like sugar, grains, sodas, processed foods, certain dairy products etc.

And yes a diet high in alkaline food products (e.g. tofu, fruits, soybeans, vegetables, some seeds, nuts, legumes etc) are much better for you.

But drinking alkaline water does *NOT* have as big an impact on your health as focusing on a alkaline rich healthy diet.

The bottom line is that drinking CORE hydration or any other type of alkaline water will NEVER repair a bad diet or lifestyle.

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