We’re here to put a flag in the ground and tell the world that a better you starts with a better water. Our mission is to make bottled water from any source that helps people from everywhere rehydrate better.Smiley face
Founder & CEO

We all start somewhere. At one point I was a construction worker who drank water right out of a garden hose. But years later, after leaving construction, working in real estate and becoming semi-retired, I discovered that not all water is created equal.


One day, a friend brought me a sample of ionized water. At the time, it was only for investment purposes, but I quickly realized that drinking it made me feel better. So much so that I retired from being semi-retired and started learning everything I could about ionization.

Ken Uptain Founder & CEO of Essentia Water with his dog

I met with experts locally and globally, including Dr. Hanaoka in Japan who discussed with me his research and thoughts on the rehydration potential of ionized water. I also worked with different companies to ensure that our process could be used on any water source, anywhere around the world.


Finally, I was ready to bring Essentia Water (and my own proprietary ionization process) to the mainstream, never compromising my commitment to quality or my desire to help people feel their best.


Today, I’m proud to say that Essentia Water is available in grocery and convenience stores throughout the country. And while we all start somewhere, with Essentia, there’s no limit to where we can go.

Doing good has always been important to us. That’s why we’re proud to empower the next generation of overachievers.

Thanks to partnerships with organizations like After-School All-Stars and Active Children, we’re investing in helping underprivileged youth become the best version of themselves.

We all start somewhere. And we believe that together, there’s no limit to how much good we can do.

After-School All-Stars helps students succeed in school and in life by providing comprehensive afterschool programming and transformative opportunities.
Active Children Portland’s mission is to empower students to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and inspire positive community engagement.
asteriskResults 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.
Back To Top
Back To Top