Bottled water is considered to have an indefinite safety shelf life if it is produced in accordance with CGMP and quality standard regulations and is stored in an unopened, properly sealed container. Therefore, FDA does not require an expiration date for bottled water. However, long-term storage of bottled water may result in aesthetic defects. Bottlers may voluntarily put expiration dates on their labels.
So why does bottled water have an expiration date? A 1987 New Jersey law required all foods sold in New Jersey to show an expiration date of two years or less. Because it would be inefficient to make separately labeled batches of product just for New Jersey, most bottled water producers began stamping their products with a two-year expiration date. A bill repealing the requirement was signed into law in early 2006, but many large retailers require expiration dates for bottled water.
AKALI® can be consumed at any time ideally on an empty stomach. However, the beneficial effects will be different depending on when AKALI® is consumed. If AKALI® is consumed prior to vigorous energy expenditure; it tends to buffer the body’s natural acid/base balance i.e. the elimination of acidic byproducts such as lactic acid. If AKALI® is consumed during vigorous energy expenditure; it tends to impart increased endurance. If AKALI® is consumed after vigorous energy expenditure; it tends to help with rehydration.
Lactic acid (C3H6O3) is a chemical compound produced during normal metabolism and exercise. Lactic acid (C3H6O3) is ionized in the blood stream and tissues to form lactate ions (CH3CH(OH)COO−), which are then combined with sodium ions (Na+) or potassium ions (K+) and excreted into the urine by the kidneys. AKALI® does not specifically remove acidic byproducts such as lactic acid, but instead buffers or adds to the body’s natural acid/base balance, which removes acidic byproducts produced during normal metabolism and exercise.
Gatorade and Powerade are products that contain carbohydrates, electrolytes, proteins, and/or vitamins depending on the particular product line. These products are designed to provide energy in the form of disposable calories, replenishes electrolytes expended during workout, rehydrates, and promotes muscle recovery.
AKALI is mineral-rich glacier water with high alkalinity designed to buffer the body’s natural acid/base balance, which increases endurance allowing athletes to perform for a longer period of time and more efficiently rehydrate the body following workouts.
All of these products have different formulations and are designed to perform different functions. Therefore, comparing one product to another would be like comparing apples to oranges. Consumers should choose products based on which would suit them better in their workout regime, nutritional needs or lifestyles.
We believe that the idea of bottling water is really about the creation of an authentic, premium, and consistent quality beverage choice. And that the choice of bottled water is first and foremost a choice for your health. We believe that water is far and away the best choice for hydration. Then, beyond this healthy choice, we believe bottled water should be naturally pure and left in as much of its original state as nature intended it to be. We believe that ancient virgin glacier water is the very best of those choices. It is nature’s original recipe for water.