In bodybuilding and fitness circles, we sometimes practice a technique called “superhydration.” This is basically the consumption of one gallon of cold water every day. You see, because the human muscular system is approximately 72% water, the essential liquid is a natural part to aiding in fat loss, workout recovery and the muscle building process.
Yet like all things in life, not all water is created equal. That’s especially true when it comes to specialty, high-performance bottled water sold today. You see, most water is just municipally tapped, put in a cheap plastic bottle with a cheap label, and then sold to us at a big markup.
Then there’s Alkaline88.
As its name suggests, Alkaline88 water refers to the alkaline nature of the product, and its specific pH level. The pH level measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is. Fitness and health experts have determined that alkaline water can neutralize acidity in the body caused by stress, diet and other exogenous influences such as environmental hormesis.
And again, as its name implies, the pH level in Alkaline88 is “8.8.” Now to my palate, this is easily the best-tasting, smoothest and most thirst-satisfying beverage on the market today. This water also is excellent for superhydration, and for use in beverages such as coffee, tea and especially in protein shakes. I use it in my protein shakes, and it makes a huge difference in both taste and texture.
Yet perhaps the best part about drinking Alkaline88 is the fact that owning the company’s stock can also superhydrate your portfolio!
The Alkaline Water Company (WTER) is the maker of Alkaline88, and it is listed on the NASDAQ. Year to date, WTER shares have made quite the splash, starting 2021 at about $1.00, and closing on August 2 at $2.19. That’s a year-to-date gain of 116.8%!
A lot of that gain has come recently, as shares are up about 33% in the past month. So, why the big one-month surge?
Well, it has a lot do with the recent partnership the company entered with one of the biggest, and I do mean BIGGEST, and most successful celebrity athletes/businessmen today, legendary basketball star Shaquille O’Neal.
Now, because I am a fan of Alkaline88, and because I know the company’s management (we had dinner together last night in Dallas, Texas), they invited me to meet “Shaq” and interview him for my podcast, Way of the Renaissance Man. That episode will air soon. Of course, I will provide you with a link to it as soon as it’s ready.
But more importantly, I got to meet Shaq and pick his brain about how he got involved with Alkaline88. I also asked him about how he picks the companies he wants to work with, and how he likes to work. Hint: Shaq is a hands-on guy, and when he gets involved in a deal, he is involved in the details. In fact, it was Shaq who approached the Alkaline88 team to be involved in the company because he tried the water out one day and loved it.
Legendary Shaquille O’Neal makes your fitness-focused editor feel small in comparison.
I must say that although I am not a huge sports guy, I always was a Los Angeles Lakers fan. That’s because I grew up in Los Angeles. When you grow up in LA, the Lakers are basically a religion. So, it was pretty darn cool to sit across from one of the high priests of the Lakers, and have him answer my questions about business, his influences in life and his relationship with Alkaline88.
Now, I have written much more about Alkaline88, including information about why the product is superior to its competitors, and why I like the stock here — especially now that Shaq is the company spokesman. You can read all about it my new, free special report, “Alkaline88: Liquid for An Optimal Body, Optimal Portfolio.”
Your editor interviewing Shaquille O’Neal and Alkaline Water Chairman Aaron Keay.
Finally, one thing I love about what I do is that it allows me to meet, interact with and learn from some of the most interesting, most successful and most excellent people in the world. And the way I look at it, the more knowledge and wisdom I can ascertain from them, the more knowledge and wisdom I can bring to you each week in this publication and in all my newsletters and advisory services.
So, if you are intrigued by Alkaline88, and its most excellent Shaq connection, I invite you to read my special report, and to stay tuned for my full video interview with Shaq on an upcoming episode of the Way of the Renaissance Man podcast.
You can lead a horse to the water
But you cannot make him drink
You can put a man through school
But you cannot make him think
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