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Essentia Water Announces its Expanded Presence
at Natural Products Expo West 2019


BOTHELL, Wash. (March 4, 2019) – Essentia, the pioneer of ionized alkaline bottled water in the U.S., today confirmed its expanded presence at the 2019 Natural Products Expo West® Trade Show, from Thursday, March 7 to Saturday, March 9 in Anaheim, California. As the number one alkaline water brand and the number one selling bottled water brand in the natural channel,1 Essentia will be featured alongside other leading brands at the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event.


“It’s always been important for me to attend Expo West, this is the show where we built our reputation nearly 20 years ago today,” said Ken Uptain, Founder and CEO of Essentia Water. “We continue to see unparalleled growth and affinity for our brand, especially in the natural category. We are proud to be a pioneer among the most sought-after natural, organic and healthy products at Expo West.”


“I look forward to sharing Essentia’s rehydration benefits at Expo West,” said Dr. Ralph Holsworth, director of clinical and scientific research, Essentia Water.
“Essentia’s proprietary ionization process is one of the reasons I believe in the brand, as well as the work we are doing through scientific research to help educate consumers on proper hydration.”


Essentia will be located at booth 1486, in Hall B of the Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 9. Uptain and Holsworth will host select meetings to discuss the rapid growth of the premium water category, the importance and benefits of healthy hydration, and will dive deeper into Essentia’s proprietary ionization process. Uptain will also discuss Essentia’s business momentum to date – with nearly 90,000 retailers nationwide, Essentia generated nearly $196 million in measured retail sales in 2018, representing 59 percent growth over 2017.3


From natural and specialty foods, to supplements and health and beauty, the Natural Products Expo West® Trade Show highlights the newest and hottest products shaping the future of the natural, organic and healthy lifestyle marketplace. The Show connects attendees with the people behind the products, introduces industry experts in the classroom, and invites attendees to have fun with a community of other like-minded professionals.


To learn more about Essentia, ongoing initiatives, or to find a retailer near you, please visit


About Essentia Water, LLC:
The first ionized alkaline bottled water offered in the United States, Essentia’s philosophy is that a better you starts with a better water. Headquartered in Bothell, WA, Essentia Water, LLC pioneered ionized alkaline water in 1998 and is known for its unique ionization process. The brand is now distributed in nearly 70,000 retailers across the United States. It’s the #1 alkaline water brand and the #1 selling bottled water brand in the natural channel1. In a clinical study conducted in 2016, Essentia was shown to be better at rehydrating2. To learn more about Essentia, please visit or connect with Essentia on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


1IRI/SPINS/WFM P13 2018 Ending 12/30/18.
2Results of a double-blind, placebo controlled clinical study with Essentia Water vs. a leading bottled water in healthy subjects over two hours following moderate aerobic exercise.
33IRI/SPINS/WFM P13 2018 Ending 12/30/18.



Essentia Water
Kazumi Mechling
[email protected]
425.402.9555 x203

Pamela Berry
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425.402.9555 x114


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