Updated: 07/18/2017

Smart Water Review- Does This Enhanced Water Work?

  • 116 User Comments
  • Rating: 3.8. From 324 votes.
By Summer Banks Jul 02, 2017

You’re about to learn everything you need to know about Smart Water. We’ve been curious about the buzz, so we decided to do a review of the ingredients, side effects, clinical research and customer service. We scoured hundreds of user comments. Then, we condensed and refined to give you the info you need.

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What is Smart Water?

To start off, Smart Water is a vapor-distilled beverage. Minerals are removed after purification, so the company adds potassium, magnesium chloride and electrolytes. [1] The product is intended to be consumed throughout the day. The slim bottle is easy to take anywhere. [2]

Smart Water was introduced in 1996 by current CEO J. Darius Bikoff. You can buy it online and at grocery stores. We like that it doesn’t include additives and that we found some positive comments, but read on…

Taste – “A Problem?”

The first issue was with the taste of Smart Water. “Staying hydrated is an important part of overall health and wellness,” says our Research Editor. “It serves no purpose if dieters can’t get past the flavor.”

“I was not happy with the quality of the product. It tasted as though it was sitting for a very long time,” said one user.

“Seriously tastes like tap water. Highly overpriced,” explained another.

We can’t help but give you a look at the other side of things. According to one buyer, “It is the very best distilled water I have ever tasted.”

Another agreed, “It tastes how water should taste.”

Lack of Electrolytes in Smart Water – “Another Concern?”

Based on reviews, Smart Water ingredients not containing an adequate amount of electrolytes was concerning. [3][4] “If you want cheap electrolyte water, take a look at Nestle Bottled Water 16.9oz Bottle which has essentially the same things added,” said one customer.

“I am going to buy a water filter for my sink and just use that. You can also buy packets of electrolytes from companies like Emergen-C and add them to your water,” said another.

Despite the company telling consumers the electrolytes are only used for taste, some drinkers swear they feel positive effects.

One user said, “I did run consecutive days at this stretch without cramping, so the electrolytes might have helped.”

We also found one who claimed, “This water works great for me, as I am always in need or replenishing my electrolytes.”

Based on research we have completed, if there’s an issue with a product, like unsavory taste, that could be enough to derail chances of long-term success. If Smart Water is no different from what comes from the tap, that’s enough to turn dieters away. [5]

The Science – “Clinical Backing?”

Glaceau tries to tout Smart Water as a new scientific breakthrough in bottled water, but they are just imitating the oldest water purification system in the world. While electrolytes are proven to help your body recover, this one simply doesn’t have enough to give you the benefits. [6] It’s critical to us at DietSpotlight that the research backs up the product. In this case, there isn’t anything “smart” to go on. [7]

The Bottom Line – Does Smart Water Work?

Alrighty, we’ve come to a conclusion that we bet you’ll be interested in. While we were pretty interested in Smart Water to start off, it quickly became apparent that this one doesn’t live up to the hype. We like that it hydrates, but we are hesitant to suggest something that isn’t any different from similar product. If consumer reviews are to be trusted, the taste isn’t worth the price tag, which is also a problem. [8]

If weight-loss is the end goal, we suggest drinking plenty of water and maybe trying out a supplement formulated with clinically proven ingredients that’s offered at a price that’s not over the top.

Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Dietspotlight Burn. It blends four ingredients that have been shown in published clinical studies to help accelerate fat loss and boost metabolism. We haven’t been able to find any bad reviews, side effects, or negative research while looking at it either. Dieters are reporting seeing amazing results.

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Previous Smart Water Review (Updated November 6, 2014):

What You Should Know about Smart Water

Smart Water is a bottle water brand that adds electrolytes to the water to replenish the body after athletic competition or training. The water quickly became a hit and everyone was picking up a bottle of Smart Water, even if they didn't need electrolyte replacement. Today, Smart Water is a choice for anyone and everyone who wants to drink healthier bottle water, but it is not the athletic hit the Glaceau, the company behind the water, wanted it to be. Somehow along the way the average Joe adopted Smart Water as a cult favorite and the athletic community never got the memo.

List of Smart Water Ingredients


  • Water with electrolytes.

Product Features

Smart Water, like other water companies, explains the water source and the filtration process. Smart Water is sourced from tap water - like the kind you run in your kitchen. They run the water through charcoal, disinfect the water and then add electrolytes back into the water. There are other processes that take place to help the water taste better. These processes are the same across the board with most water companies. At the end of the process, Glaceau has Smart Water, electrolyte-fortified water.

Smart Water is not the same as common bottled water. This water contains electrolytes, so it is an unflavored sports drink in a water bottle. This fact is lost on most consumers who simply think Smart Water is just cool water in a cool bottle. Consuming electrolytes from Smart Water without exercising is not going to cause a problem for most drinkers. If you consumed lots of Smart Water you could cause an imbalance in electrolytes, theoretically, but we did not find any information that lead us to believe this was a problem.

Advantages of Smart Water

  • Smart Water is vapor distilled and disinfected.
  • The water is ideal for electrolyte replenishment after exercise.
  • The bottle is one of the most popular in the bottle water industry.
  • Glaceau does not hide any part of the production process.

Disadvantages of Smart Water

  • Smart Water is bottled water with electrolytes.
  • The product was designed for athletes and people who need to replenish electrolytes after exercise.
  • Theoretically, the water could cause a problem with electrolyte balance.
  • Smart Water is sourced from tap water.


Smart Water is nothing more than tasty tap water with potassium, calcium and magnesium. There is a huge conspiracy theory that the world is being taken for millions of dollars by the bottled water industry because of the tap water source. Smart Water is healthier than some tap water, hands down, but it is not going to help you lose weight or get healthier.

Smart Water is a vapor-distilled water that's enriched with minerals (electrolytes) to improve taste. There's nothing particularly unique about the water, other than the addition of calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Smart Water Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 12 oz
Serving Per Container: Varies
Amount per Serving% DV
Vapor Distilled Water**
Calcium Chloride**
Magnesium Chloride**
Potassium Sorbate**

Other Ingredients: None

We dug deep into the Smart Water ingredients in order to give you the facts you really want.

Vapor Distilled Water

Vapor distilled water is derived from condensed vapors that are let off after you boil water. It contains no dissolved minerals, which can prove to be beneficial for detoxing the body.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Drinking distilled water is thought to increase energy, improve mental performance, reduce stress, promote weight-loss, aid in digestion, and lubricate joints.

Clinical Research

In a study published in The Americal Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers concluded, “Replacement of caloric beverages with noncaloric beverages as a weight-loss strategy resulted in average weight losses of 2% to 2.5%.” However, this study did not specify which kind of water was consumed. Additionally, nothing was mentioned about the effects water has on weight-loss in a singular manner.

Calcium Chloride

Calcium chloride [1] is a salt that is usually cultivated from limestone. However, sometimes, it is purified from brine.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

When not found in foods and supplements, calcium chloride is used to prevent ice formation, improve road quality, and increase water hardness. In terms of health, it is used as an ingredient to help prevent heart attacks. It can also prove to be useful in cheese production, canning vegetables, and brewing beer.

Clinical Research

In a study published in Obesity: A Research Journal, researchers tested the effects of calcium on weight-loss and and body fat percentage. In their conclusion, they stated, “Data from this study demonstrated that increasing dietary calcium accelerated weight and fat loss secondary to energy restriction, with a substantially greater effect exerted by dietary (dairy) sources of calcium when compared with a supplemental (calcium carbonate) source.” However, it does not seem calcium chloride was tested in this study, which raises some questions about its potential to really decrease body weight.

Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium chloride [2] is a mineral can be found either in supplement form or as an ingredient in other products.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Consuming a magnesium chloride supplement can improve digestive issues, wound recovery, migraines, mental illnesses, memory, sleeping problems, and pain.

Clinical Research

In the conclusion of a study published in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, scientists wrote, “According to the findings of this study, Mg supplement does not affect liver enzymes but weight loss may have an important role in improving fatty liver disease.” This study did not specifically point out magnesium as a tool for weight-loss.

Potassium Bicarbonate

Potassium bicarbonate is a salty substance found as either white powder or small crystals. When it is in its natural form, it is called kalicinite, though it is rarely ever found.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Potassium bicarbonate is primarily used as a chemical in fire extinguishers. However, it can also be found in fungicide, club soda, water, and wine.

Clinical Research

When researching any potential benefits of potassium, we found that a lot of studies focused on using the mineral as a way to inquire on a patient’s body composition. For example, in a study published in European PubMed Central, potassium was used as a way to measure weight-loss. It seems very little studies exist on its possible effects on fat.

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If you haven’t looked carefully at Smart Water, now’s your chance. We decided to zoom in on Smart Water ingredients. Our attention turned toward the formula; concentrating on scientific research. Additionally, we focused on customer comments. Then, we summarized the info to give you the bottom line.

What You Need to Know

First off, Smart Water is an electrolyte-enhanced beverage containing vapor distilled water, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride and potassium bicarbonate. The recommended serving is one bottle, which supposedly replenishes and hydrates the body. You can consume it on the go, one benefit.

The product, introduced as an alternative to sugary electrolyte beverages in 1996 by Glaceau, is readily available, a good choice. Dieters can shop for the beverage online and through retailers. We like that the company has been in business for quite some time and that we located favorable customer comments, but read on…

Upset Stomach – “Strange Feeling From Water?”

The first concern about Smart Water side effects includes upset stomach. “The last thing you’d expect from this drink is adverse reactions,” said our Research Editor. “Customers are clearly not happy with getting ‘smarter’.”

“Every time I drink this, it upsets my stomach and I start to puke,” said a customer.

“I took my first sip – something was not right!  This water has received rave reviews!  The taste was different to say the least.  OK, another sip.  I felt nauseous,” reported a dieter.

FDA Warnings – “Are There Bigger Concerns?”

In April of 2010, the Food and Drug Administration contacted Glaceau relating to the Smart Water ingredients. The FDA conducted testes and reported increased bromate levels in the products. The company voluntarily recalled the affected bottles.

Taste – “Similar to Tap Water?”

Based on comments on the web, Smart Water ingredients weren’t flavorful. “Seriously tastes like tap water. Highly overpriced. Taste is dull, artificial, and not refreshing whatsoever. Not recommended,” commented a customer.

“I was not happy with the quality of the product. It tasted as though it was sitting for a very long time and the electrolyte went bad. Will not buy again,” reported a consumer.

“First bottle I open tested like tap water, very dull. I was not able to drink it. I opened second one, same taste,” said a user.

We’ve researched countless products and found that something small, like taste, could put the brakes on long-term success. If Smart Water isn’t flavorful, dieters will turn their noses up.

Where’s the Science?

When we visited the official Smart Water website, there was a wealth of information relating to the benefits, including facts about the filtration process. What was lacking was the scientific research linking the formula to improved health and wellness or weight-loss. We did find information pertaining to one of the key ingredients. According to the Veterinary Quarterly, “Oral administration of the CaCl2-containing products caused minor to severe damage to the mucosa of the forestomach and abomasum.” At DietSpotlight, science is a critical piece of the puzzle. If a company can’t provide studies, we turn away.

The Bottom Line – Does Smart Water Work?

Should you run out and buy Smart Water? We like that we found some positive customer comments and the company has been in business for years, but we have questions about it because of the lack of published clinical research supporting the claims. Plus, we also have issues with the taste and potential side effects.

Dieters looking to drop those extra pounds may want to try going with a supplement with no reported side effects and a formula backed by published scientific research. If taste is not an issue that’s another positive.

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Smart Water Side Effects:

Side effect in those who drink Smart Water are rare, however some have been reported by customers. These do not represent the majority, but there is always risk when supplementing.


“I had a few drinks of this before bed one day, then I finished it off the next morning with breakfast. No other changes in my diet and I had diarrhea all day.”    Brian


“Drank Smart Water for a few days but developed leg cramp pains.”    AJ


“I’ve tried it twice now and both times I’ve ended up with terrible abdominal pain.”    Sam


“I also have had terrible headaches and terrible lower abdominal cramping since drinking smart water.”    Michele


“Yes I got a very bad headache after drinking smart water.”    Emma


We are all for reducing the risk of side effects with any supplement. We have noticed that Smart Water reviews are wonderful with very little complaint.


One product that people often consume in their efforts to lose weight is Smart Water. People take Smart Water for different reasons, including the avoidance of other less-healthy drinks, such as soft drinks. Others have increased their exercise regimen and are looking to use Smart Water to keep themselves hydrated. Unfortunately, there are some potential side-effects that need to be addressed.

Abdominal Pain

Pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic regions is known as abdominal pain. Pain can be described as sharp, dull, steady or intermittent. Abdominal pain can occur on either or both sides of the abdomen. All people experience abdominal pain at various times in varying degrees. Some abdominal pain may be associated with life-threatening scenarios and should be examined.

What causes abdominal pain?

There are many causes for abdominal pain including serious issues such as obstructed bowel, ulcers and cancer. But, most abdominal pain comes from less severe sources, including stress, anxiety, constipation, and issues that derive from the consumption of food or drink. Food that is unclean or past its due date can be very dangerous. Sometimes abdominal pain is also caused by medicines or nutritional supplements of different kinds.[1]


Headaches can occur any place in the head – on either side, in the front, back, or down the middle. Some are described as throbbing, splitting, or crushing. Headaches are not actually occurring in or stemming from the brain itself, but are actually coming from signals from the nerves or blood vessels Headaches can be a slight or severe.

What causes headaches?

There are numerous causes of headaches, some more serious than others. Some more severe causes include impending stroke or heart attack, blood clots, or a brain tumor. Other headaches can be brought on by sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. Many people suffer from head pain caused by allergies or sinus conditions. Still others are the result of medications or nutritional supplements.


Nausea is the sensation that your stomach is unsettled and is likely preparing to vomit (throw up) its contents. The timing of nausea is often a great indicator of what is going on with the stomach, as most nausea is related to stomach contents. Nausea is not a disease but is rather a condition of something else going on within the body.

What are the causes of nausea?

Nausea can be brought on by a myriad of factors ranging from incidental to life-threatening. Most of the time, nausea occurs because of something someone ate (spoiled, spicy or contaminated food, alcohol, medications, nutritional supplements) or because of motion sickness. [2] Other sources can be a head injury, ulcer or cancers of differing kinds.

When pursuing weightloss through the usage of any product, side-effects are likely to felt. Users of Smart Water have reported some that should be considered prior to using.

Smart Water Questions & Answers:

We summarized hundreds of user comments about Smart Water into this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Water Smart?

An alternate name used for Smart Water; Wwe found some dieters that reported Smart Water side effects that include increased urination, low blood pressure, diarrhea, rash, upset stomach, gas and nausea

What is Smart Water?

Smart Water ingredients are vapor distilled water, calcium chloride [1], magnesium chloride and potassium carbonate.

What is the active ingredient in Smart Water?

The active ingredient in Water Smart is vapor distilled water.

Does Smart Water work?

There’s no scientific research proving the effectiveness of Smart Water. There is research proving electrolytes help the recovery process, but nothing specific to this formulation. It’s also known that hydration is essential to weight-loss.

How much does a bottle of Smart Water cost?

A bottle of Smart Water costs about $1. Retailers sell cases at local stores.

How do you take Water Smart?

You should take Smart Water multiple times per day. The recommended serving of water per day is about eight, eight ounce glasses or approximately five bottles.


What do users like about Smart Water?

Some users liked that you can consume Smart Water anywhere and that the customer service department was easy to reach.

What do users NOT like about Water Smart?

We found that some users didn’t like the taste of Smart Water and that there weren’t an adequate amount of electrolytes in the product.

Is Smart Water good for you?

For general hydration purposes, Smart Water isn’t any better than other waters.

Who makes Smart Water?

Glaceau makes Smart Water. The brand is a division of Coca-Cola.


Does Smart Water contain calories?

No, Smart Water doesn’t contain calories. [2]

What type of electrolytes are found in Smart Water?

The type of electrolytes found in Smart Water include ionized minerals, including calcium, potassium and magnesium.

Does Smart Water contain sodium?

No, Water Smart doesn’t contain sodium.

Does Smart Water contain sugar?

No, Smart Water doesn’t contain sugar.

What is Smart Water vapor distillation?

Smart Water vapor distillation is the process of removing impurities from the product.

Does Smart Water come with a guarantee?

Smart Water doesn’t come with a guarantee, considering the product isn’t available to purchase on the official website. You will need to contact the retailer selling the product for details on the return policy.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Water Smart?

There’s no mention of special deals or discounts on Smart Water. However, our readers have been going crazy over the last few months taking advantage of Dietspotlight Burn’s Special Trial Offer. Click above to learn more.

Smart Water Scientific Abstracts:


Weight-loss was 2kg more within the participants in the water group in comparison to the participants in the non-water group. The subjects who ingested water (β = −0.87, P < 0.001) displayed a 44% greater reduction in weight throughout the 12 week study than in the non-water group (β = −0.60, P < 0.001). Test meal energy intake was lower in the 500 ml water preload group than in the non-preload group at baseline, but not at the 12th week (baseline: water preload 498 ± 25 kcal, non-preload 541 ± 27 kcal, P = 0.009; 12-week: water preload 480 ± 25 kcal, non-preload 506 ± 25 kcal, P = 0.069). In middle aged and older men, intake of 500ml of water in combination with a hypocaloric diet with each meal resulted in great weight-loss than a hypocaloric diet by itself. This could be the result of an acute decrease in meal energy intake post water ingestion. [1]

Calcium Chloride

Mesenteric arteries from obesity prone rats showed a more significant contractile response to  phenylephrine, calcium chloride and serotonin (5-HT). Elevated responses to phenylephrine continued in arteries from obesity prone rats even following a normalization of response to calcium chloride. The response of permeabilized mesenteric arteries to the largest amount of calcium concentration was mirrored in rats from each of the test groups. Improved vascular reactivity could play a part in obesity-induced hypertension, while decreases in the relaxation of the coronary artery would hinder the heart’s ability to react to elevated myocardial demand. [2]

Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium as a role in assisting cardiovascular diseases has been examined and indicates that an elevation in magnesium intake could improve serum lipid profiles. Magnesium used for dietary purposes has been known to help in preventing stokes as well as being a crucial part of skeletal growth and development. Magnesium could also aid in the development of diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and obesity. Some studies from reputable sources such as PREMIER and DASH also indicate a change in lifestyle (which includes ample magnesium consumption) could be a benefit to blood pressure control, improve chronic disease risk and trigger weight-loss. [3]

Potassium Sorbate

Sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate blocked growth at concentrations which began as low as 30 to concentrations at 300 microgram/ml. They enhanced thermal inactivation rates of V. parahaemolyticus at a slight increase of concentrations. The fatty acid esters of glycerol and sucrose contain the ability to act as preservatives for a small amount of acid or low fat alkaline foods that do assist in the full antimicrobial traits of traditional food preservatives like sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate. [4]

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Bonnie (Verified User)

Smart Water is, actually, good for me. For the past couple years, I’ve been having a problem with dehydration and low electrolytes and becoming extremely ill from it. Even to passing out.
A Doctor at the hospital recommended Glaceau Smart Water. I started adding 20-30 ounces of it to my regular water intake.
A few months later, I ran out of it for a couple days and became very ill. Urgent Care told me to go to the Hospital. Since it was Christmas Eve, I really didn’t want to do that.
My sister came and picked me up after purchasing some Smart Water for me.
I decided to postpone the Hospital trip and give the water a chance.
Well, it worked! I drank nothing but Smart Water for 24 hours and I was fine.
It really does enhance your health.

  Is this safe to use?

Wondering if your bottle is safe plastic to drink from ?


I tried to read the bottom of the Smart Water bottle to see if it had the safe, BPA-free recyling number; either 2, 4 or 5 but it looked like it was a 1. That is not a safe number. Does anyone know if it is in fact #1? IT was hard to read.

Cameron (Editor)

Smart water’s plastic bottle is safe to drink from, however, as is the case with other bottled water, when raised above room temperature to near boiling the plastic heats up and releases toxins into the water. Keep the bottles cool.

  Phone of Smart Water

Can you tell me the Ph of Smart Water?


6.95 for Smart Water according to a chart of various bottled water’s PH count.


I am confident my electrolytes are being replenished. However, I noticed retention of fluids. Why? I do not seem to retain fluids from Spring water or RO water. The Smart water caused a 5 lb wt gain over night.


Is Smart Water safe to drink while pregnant? Do the added electrolytes make a pregnant woman’s body out of wack? Are the added minerals ok? There are several sites online that say it is not safe when pregnant, but I can’t understand why.

Victoria (Editor)

Hi Laura! Please make sure to consult with your physician before starting a new weight-loss program or product if you are pregnant.


I buy it because it’s fluoride free.

  Is this better than Evian ?

I wonder if its better than Evian or other water products…

  can this be taken by 89 yrs old ?

Can my 89 year old grandma drink smart water.??


my parents are well past 90 yrs of age and my mom can’t get enuf of smart water and my dad has a case in his car a case in the house and a case in their bedroom its best to drink smart water at room temp

Devon (Editor)

There shouldn’t be a conflict with this drink and your grandma’s body, Zairah


Does smart water work for pets?

Victoria (Editor)

Hi Max. Smart water is intended to be consumed only by humans at this time.




Max, it’s water. Lol


I just tried my first bottle of Smart Water. I too found that it gives me a dry mouth. No more Smart Water for me.

Smart Water

You’re lying.


NEVER buy water in plastic bottles. They irrational purchase of water in plastic bottles is wasting your money. Just drink tap water which is just as good. The nonsensical myths perpetuated about this bottled water being good for you is just snake oil talk . Walk for twenty minutes and drink tap water and you will be fine and not be destroying our planet with plastics.


I am just LOL at the discussion tree here. Folks, you are comparing apples and oranges. Water is not electrolyte. Electrolytes are substances in the body dissolved in water. Water is the solvent (the liquid electrolytes are dissolved in) where chemical reactions in the body happen (electrolytes form parts of the reaction). You cannot just drink electrolyte filled drink. You need water to help in your metabolic processes. If you drink too much electrolyte filled drinks, you will destroy your kidneys and may develop other complications You need to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water daily on top of the extra water you need when you exercise or when the weather is warm. If you gain 5 lbs by just drink a couple of ounces of water as several comments indicated, you need to see your doctor as you may have kidney problems. Water should not be different and very minute amounts of salt is added just for taste. The cleanest water is distilled water but some people do not want drinking it due to its very bland taste. Just be careful with tap water as most tap water are not devoid of toxic substances since your municipal water plant do not treat it the way distillation and multi-stage filtration that some water companies do to remove pharmaceuticals, heavy metal such as lead, chrome and mercury, or even pesticides and iron. Water should be consumed separate from electrolyte drinks!


Its cool…..its clean….. now thats what I call high quality H2O!!!!


I had a few drinks of this before bed one day, then I finished it off the next morning with breakfast. No other changes in my diet and I had diarrhea all day. Not buying this ever again.


I don’t think the water has done that to you mate.

P.S did you check it was sealed? You might have Cholera…or aids.


I hope it will help me. I have Aneroxia although not bad and I stay dehydrated and constipated. I Love the taste. Hope it helps me get hydrated and have no constipation. Love the taste. But it is pricey.


I have been drinking Smart Water (3L’s a day) for about one year… I quit three days ago and NOW – I am in so much pain… my legs hurt real bad; to walk, bend, etc… Is this a side effect of withdraws??????? (I am 69 years old female…)


Hi. Please make sure to consult with your physician before continuing to take this product and let them know about the side effects you were experiencing.


Beautiful,looking out for clean crisp water for years , tried every brand ,I think I have found it ….. Thank You.


No thank you. Not interested in glorified tap water. Tried many companies. Just found Tourmaline Spring (from Maine). I live in New England and was thrilled to find this at my health food store. This company is family owned and they show the spring online- fascinating. Tastes great and smaller carbon footprint. Plan on buying it by the case at the store or online if I cant!


I do like the Smart Water, though. I find the taste refreshing and I therefore drink more – which is the added benefit.


I have read all the reviews and it looks like no one has had the experience I had. I bought the water at a Costco in Fort Collins Co. and as I preceded to unpack my eight pack I observe a brown substance in the bottom of one of the bottles. Kind of looks like a mushroom or creature you would find in the ocean. Obviously it grossed me out. Can’t wait to take it back and complain about this product! I will never drink Smart Water.


up until today i have drinking smart water for at least 10 yrs and i always buy it at costco’s. the stuff at the bottom of the bottle is sediment from being distilled…it happens once in awhile so not to worry…however in costco’s today and the 15 33.3 oz bottle is now 15.00 for that pak. it use to be 20 bottles for 11.50 and on sale 8.99 the water may not smell but the pricing smells to high heaven

The Boss

The water is good. I can definitely taste the Chlorides added. Specifically in the aftertaste. Bites my tounge.


I find that I drink more water with this product. Wish I could buy it be the gallon…


Yes! My thoughts exactly! Smart Water is my favorite, and I have never met anyone that didn’t like the way tastes enough to not drink it.


Distillation is nature’s way of purifying water if impurities. When water is distilled it reacts with the CO2 in the air which makes it highly acidic however in smart water’s cause the electrolites push the water’s pH towards neutral- balance water is intended have. But if taste is more important to you than pharma drugs, chlorine, flouride and other impurities, by all means drink from the tap. To each his own.


I drink smart water all the time a case a week..i dont think it has flouride because i have an allergy to it and have to use flouride free toothpaste

  My system doesn't like whatever they put in !
AJPreston (Verified User)

Drank Smart Water for a few days but developed leg cramp pains. Since not drinking it no further pains. Also sudden weight gain due to water retention, now gone thank goodness. Gave me a dry mouth half an hour after drinking, I guess my system doesn’t like whatever they put in it.


I actually stumbled across this website bc I was searching to see why Smart Water tastes so much better than regular water. I buy Smart Water to drink at home and my office supplies distilled water at work. It takes forever for me to choke down a 16 oz. bottle of water from the office yet I have no problem chugging down a large bottle of Smart Water at home. I suppose it’s simply a matter of preference. I have never understood why people pay $3 for a cup of coffee but many swear it’s better than making your own. I love the taste of Smart Water and the large convenient bottle. I am definitely consuming more water each day by drinking it and that is exactly my goal. On a side note, water retention is caused by not drinking enough water which in turns causes your body to start retaining water in survival mode NOT Smart Water.


I have been drinking this for the past couple of days and have had dry mouth .. im glad to know its the water and not something else going on

  It has a great taste !
Anonymous (Verified User)

Smart Water is great tasting stuff. I buy it buy the case.

  This is the best tasting !
Sailor (Verified User)

When the need should arise to buy bottled water I buy Smart Water because of all the bottled waters I have ever had this is the best tasting by far.I do not care for the tap water where I’m located especially with the dumb drug flouride plus chlorine added on top of up to 2000 other possible chemicals that may be in your water source.I have also used EmergenC when I wanted added benefits it works have used it since 1976.I also have a steam distiller that produces up to 10 gallons of pure water over a 24 hour period, I just have to change out the kitchen water facet I currently have then I’m set, I like to add a bit of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt (formed over 250 million years ago)to it and aerate a bit & I’m set with the benefit of some 84 different trace minerals that’s in the salt that takes care of balancing body pH as well.

  It win's in my book !
Booboo (Verified User)

Dude the PH of smartwater is better than most bottled waters though, it’s cheaper in comparison to Fiji water AND it’s also fluoride free. Smartwater wins in my book.

Lucy P

It has no PH in it. Arrowhead water has 6.33 to 8.0 PH and its a lot cheaper than the other brands



  I love smart water !
Janet (Verified User)

I absolutely love Smart Water. I think it tastes fantastic. I don’t mind at all that it just has barely enough electrolytes added for some taste and I love the fact that you can buy the bottles that have the flip cap lid. Makes it a lot more convenient at work and when driving. Tastes great, hydrating (of course, it’s water duh), and a lot lower priced that some of that awful other crap I see. Tried the Propel Fitness water once. ….never ever ever ever again!!!! Now THAT was some disgusting, ran through an old boot, water. Lol. 😀

  I love the taste !
Lucy (Verified User)

I love the taste of smart water and think it is really hydrating. It is only 50p in tescos and primark so I don’t spend to much on this at all!


Just gave me a headache! Anyone else?

Emma Mc

Yes I got a very bad headache after drinking smart water.


Took my migraine away!


I had the same, both a funny head and stomach pain after drinking just a few gulps. I wonder has anyone actually tested to see if it contains fluoride or any other harmful substance? Just because it says it is distilled doesn’t mean it is. I wouldn’t have thought we would be having these symptoms if it really was as pure as it’s made out to be.


I also have had terrible headaches and terrible, terrible lower abdominal cramping since drinking smart water. It took awhile for this to happen I’m still not sure if it’s due to the water, I set up an appointment with a GI doc to rule out all other
issues. For now its just plain bottle water.


I get a headache every time as well.
Glad to know I am not alone on this!


I’ve tried it twice now and both times I’ve ended up with terrible abdominal pain that takes like half a day to clear, won’t be buying anymore.

Stephen (Editor)

Anyone else experience this?


Upset stomach for 12 hours now

  Tastes bitter
Debi (Verified User)

Tastes bitter and is not refreshing, sorry.

  Smart Water
Anonymous (Verified User)

My podiatrist told me to drink Smart Water to eliminate leg cramping, but it makes me nauseous. Why?

Stephen (Editor)

It shouldn’t have that effect, that is interesting. Do you have any allergies to speak of; some that may conflict with electrolytes?

  Smart Water
Timothy Li (Verified User)

I use Smart Water because there is a slightly sweet aftertaste, and that it is vapor distilled.

  Very easy to drink
Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo India Tango (Verified User)

Very easy to drink; whatever the process, it makes the H2O easy to consumer in quantities.

  I love the 33 fl oz bottles
CN Nicholle (Verified User)

I drink Smart Water on a regular basis. I usually purchase from Sam’s Club because it’s cheaper. My usual go to bottled water is Dasani but I decided to switch to this brand one because I love the 33 fl oz bottles, it helps me keep count of my water intake for the day; and I enjoy the taste. Evian water taste bland to me, Aquafina is also a ‘funny’ tasting water to me. This one is fresh and I don’t have any significant after taste or ‘side effects’ from drinking it. My ultimate favorite bottled water is Hawaiian Springs Artesian Water, it’s very hard to find. Behind Hawaiian and Dasani this bottled water is a close third.


Great points, Connie. As the review suggests, SmartWater doesn’t include enough electrolytes to make much of a difference, so why bother. That doesn’t stop buyers from thinking that they’ve got something special. Even more important, if you get too much electrolytes, it could be harmful; kidney, heart, etc., can be negatively impacted. If you aren’t working out regularly, you don’t need to raise your electrolyte levels. Spring water, higher pH, and, if possible, negative oxygen reduction potential are all qualities of good water. Dasani, Aquafina are opposites in all respects of good water. Whenever I see someone drinking them, I ask if they’re researched it. Almost no one says yes. The power of marketing and following the crowd; Coke and Pepsi are counting on it.

Al White

Bronson, you mention OPR (oxygen reduction potential). Do you know the OPR value for SmartWater?

  Anyone had the same experience?
Anonymous (Verified User)

On three different occasions I drank a bottle of smart water. All three times it made me have to pee a lot. It was bad enough that I was getting up out of bed every 30 minutes each night after I had drank it during the day. Has this happened to anyone else? BTW I drink water all the time, at least 8 glasses a day and rarely drink anything else. So I know it wasn’t because I drank more than normal. I won’t touch it now because I don’t want to be up all night.


I drank a bottle of Dasani and peed every 30 minutes for the afternoon and evening. Very uncomfortable. Just realized that there are additives in the water and it is “remineralizrd”


That is because it is distilled water. If you research distilled water you will be surprised that it actually starts a ‘cleaning’ process in your body. And yes, you will pee 3X more when you drink distilled. It is flushing you out .


I pee more and for see its cleansing my system !


Yes. I havw rhe samw iasue. Constantly eunning to rhe bathroom ro pee. It only happens when I drink Smart water. I thought it was due to the eletributes, but as it was mention there’s not enough.


I like smart water but Dasani water has ruined me I’m always having a bladder infection and like you said running The bathroom and never done that on anything else..


Well smart water is good but the taste doesn’t last long enough like primo water

  Smart Water

Smart Water in Canada – is labelled Spring water – from different sources across Canada. Is not tap water. Suggest people start PH testing their tap water and bottled water.

  Not good so far
Anonymous (Verified User)

I just started drinking a bottle less than one hour ago and every time I took a drink I was then sick… Not impressed

  This is just a boiled tap water
Foxtrot Oscar (Verified User)

This is essentially just tap water that has been boiled then condensed back into water with the minerals that were left behind when it was boiled added back in to it.

  One bottle doesn't taste good
Jackie Murphy (Verified User)

I bought a bottle of smart water and I love smart water but this particular bottle had the most awful taste that I have ever taste. I don’t know if I just got one of the bad bottle or they all were like that. I was very disappointed. I bought the water from a dollar tree 18 miles from my house. I was really upset about this.


You are right, you probably got one of the bad ones.

  Can this cause constipation?

Can drinking too much smart water cause or add to a constipation problem?

Cameron (Editor)

The minerals and electrolytes in claimed to be found in Smart Water is not known to cause constipation, Joanie. If after you stop drinking it, it continues seek medical attention.

  Did not like the ad
Amy (Verified User)

Water is great…clean, crisp, thirst-quenching….What is not ok is JENNIFER ANISTON IN UR ADS…SHE’S A PLAYED OUT USED UP HAG …SO SICK OF LOOKING AT HER…apparently any man that’s been with her has too….so years ago loser.MAKES ME WANT TO NOT BUY UR WATER. What has she done to make her ur ideal spokesperson….NOT!…Get a grip & fire ur ad agency ….there are so many fresh faces who have achieved great things & contributed positively to this world. Mr Brand Mgr, id b worried about my job if I were u.


This is the best water I ever had! I I gave up Poland Spring years ago. It helped with my acid reflux because of it’s PH


Thats just so distasteful of you to call someone or ANYONE an old used up old hag!? Your probablly just jealous you dont lok that good lol.


Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone spew this much hatred for someone they’ve never even met before. You must have caught your husband jerking it to a picture of me in a magazine… I will not apologize for that 🙂


Jennifer….good girl don’t take her shit. Great reply… .I personally have never jerked it to one of your photos….but thanks for the laugh, very funny image )))).


Way to go Jennifer!!!!!


Hi Jenn … I am with you ,,, seems someone needs a chill pill. And I happen to love Jen … there have been lots of spokespeople out there that were a lot less worthy of an opportunity than Jen. Geesh! Let the woman live her life she isn’t hurting anyone!

Again … You go GF (Jen)

Dallas Rapp


  insects in your bottle
thomas croteau

I opened a bottle of Smart Water on Mother’s day and found several reddish brown insects or flies or something along thee threaded portion of the bottle and inside the threaded portion of the cap. You really had to look to see if they were moving, being so small, and they were. It was disgusting needless to say. Have you received similar complaints?

Cameron (Editor)

Please contact either Smart Water or the store you bought it from; either the insects entered at the bottling plant or sometime when it was shipped to the store. We have listed contact info in the Q&A section, Thomas.

  can u open the bottle
Joan McDonald

Can you open a bottle of Smart Water not finish and save for another day. I was told that you could not open a bottle and then use it again later or another time. I do not like my water cold so I do not refrigerate.


Nope, no refrigeration required. Leave it on the counter as long as you’d like to! 🙂

  Replenish Potassium Everyday
Rachel Long

How many ounces of smart water to replenish potassium each day?



   fresh taste in a nice shape bottl

To be honest, it’s easy to think this could be “Emporer’s new clothes” type water, and I can’t vouch for the health benefits it claims…however, what I’ve kind of been looking for in a water, I found in this- a really clean, sharp, fresh taste in a nice shape bottle. Not expensive either.

   Buy a bottle
Cole (Verified User)

Such a disconnect in peoples minds about this, they buy a bottle at a price they could buy 5 times as much PURE VAPOR DISTILLED WATER buying it by the gallon, or getting a machine or Solar distiller to distill your own water.
THIS is the “Smart” part of this water.! Nutritionists and people who think the body uses isolated chemical elements, overlook the simple fact that the REASON this water is so amazing is because its VAPOR DISTILLED WATER!!!

  This water has very low electrolyte
Tom Blakley

Nice marketing ploy. This water has very low electrolyte content. Nothing compared to the traditional Gatorade or PowerAde. the label indicates that electrolytes are added for flavor only.


Check the label on Gatorade and Powerade…..Natural? Glucose syrup, fructose syrup… Disease feeding ingredients.


Gatorade and PowerAde are also very acidic, more like soda. You still need water, plain water, of sufficient pH to be on the right side of health.

  smart water.
Trudy Christiansen

I would like to know the pH if smart water. Hoping it is 10 or better.




Like Chlorox?

  spot light

i really like they way smart water tasres like beacause it has spot light

  This water is really good and refreshing.
Albert (Verified User)

This water is really good and refreshing. It can boost your energy. It cost very much , but it’s really cool

  Does smartwater contain fluoride and/or chlorine?
steve fecser

does smartwater contain fluoride and/or chlorine?


please check the public water quality report posted on their website! Theres a reason fiji and smart water are the best! Although fiji does contain some deinfectant probably because its imported from a lowly country


Yes it does contain Floride AND Chlorine. Check its ingredients online or on the bottle.


Just checked the bottle….it does not contain fluoride or chlorine


I have a bottle right here in front of me too, I see nothing that says fluoride or chlorine at all.


Maybe you should read the bottle, have one in front of me – No Floride or Chlorine. Which make sense, when you distill water you get pure water vapor, anything else you have to add. Or maybe you’re just misreading Chloride for Chlorine, where you got Floride I have no idea?


Nope its vapor distilled so it doesn’t matter where the source is and they list what they add

  How much is too much smart water?
Pam Reeves (Verified User)

Your article said if you drink too much smart water it could cause problem with electorlytes. How much do you consider too much? I drink about 8 or glasses a day. Thank you for your response


No drink as many as possible science has studied that if you drink smart water ones a day it can reveal 6sense abilities


Is it safe to use for baby formula ,for baby four months old.




How can you say NO??? Oh but fluoride-riddled plain tap water is yes? Hahaha so what do YOU use for formula milk then??? LOL

Sammy Snake

Probably piss.