Penta Water

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Penta Water
Penta-water-logo.png
TypeBottled water
ManufacturerPenta Water Company, Inc.
Country of originUnited States
Introduced1999
ColorClear
FlavorNone
Websitewww.pentawater.com

Penta Water is a brand of bottled water produced by United Beverage, formerly United Packaging Group, LLC., based in Colton, California. Penta Water claims to produce its water through a patented physics process.

History[edit]

Penta Water was a project of Bill Holloway who was suffering from fibromyalgia. In 1996, Holloway began experimenting with purifying water by using energy created by cavitation. He claimed the processed water helped him feel better. It was first introduced in 1999 in San Diego, California and has since grown into a national retail brand, sold in a number of health food stores.[1]

In 2005, the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) reviewed the purported scientific studies of Penta Water, and the company's claims that the water had been restructured at the molecular level and that it offered health benefits. They told the company to not repeat these unproven claims in the future.[2]

British scientist Ben Goldacre wrote in columns for The Guardian that he received threats from the company while trying to investigate its claims.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patented water?". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "ASA Non-broadcast Adjudication: Penta UK - Advertising Standards Authority". Archived from the original on May 24, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/science/2005/jan/27/badscience.science

External links[edit]

Sites critical of Penta Water
Sites favorable to Penta Water