Presenting Aqwi Organics,

a whole new concept and groundbreaking spin on hydration beverages.

Aqwi was created to deliver antioxidants, essential minerals, micronutrients and electrolytes in balance with the body’s own chemistry, via all-organic ingredients and superfoods from the earth’s original life-giving resource – the sea. Aqwi is low Calorie, USDA Organic, sweetened withMonk Fruit and is available in a range of innovative, great-tasting flavors.

The goal with Aqwi was to create a simple, authentic and great-tasting product. One that provides health and hydration in balance with our body’s own chemistry, and to do so organically and with what we feel is tomorrow’s superfood – seaweed.

We know inspiration can sometimes come from anywhere but the vision behind Aqwi was were triggered upon hearing a recorded historic speech given by President John F. Kennedy – both sailor and sea-lover on the eve of the 1962 America’s Cup Race:

“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea.

And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.”

– John F. Kennedy

That began Aqwi’s pursuit of turning to the sea as a largely unexplored source for the foundations of a new, groundbreaking beverage. Aqwi co-developed, along with a Canadian-based partner, an odorless, tasteless antioxidant extract made from sea vegetables – organic brown seaweed – that can only be organically hand-harvested by divers at certain times of the year. Sea vegetables have been historically and extensively used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics for years, but their application in beverages is the breakthrough part of the Aqwi story. The minerals and electrolytes in Aqwi also come from the sea, thanks to sea salts harvested in the South Pacific and across other regions, each with its own mineral and micronutrient composition. 

 And unlike other functional beverages which use Stevia and other synthesized ingredients such as artificial or other sugar-alcohol sweeteners, Aqwi utilizes organic Monk Fruit (Lou Han Guo), a 100% pure, all-natural, virtually no-calorie sugar substitute derived from the goodness of real fruit. Monk Fruit is a natural, healthy, Keto safe, flavorful alternative to table sugar and unhealthy chemical sweeteners such as aspartame. Each sea-sourced 16-ounce bottle of Aqwi Organics contains 6-10 calories, O grams of sugar and is UDSA-Certified Organic.

Protecting the Sea at its Source with Glass Packaging

It is no secret that the sheer volume of plastic bottles produced by the $200 billion annual global bottled water market is one of the main drivers of pollution, in both landfills and, worse, our oceans. Americans alone buy and discard 29 billion such bottles a year, and only one in six is recycled. This translates to an estimated 20 billion pounds of plastic floating in our oceans annually.  Aqwi comes packed in easily recycled clear glass bottles. Instead of taking the easy route of using a cheaper plastic or PET bottling option, Aqwi wanted to do its part to both protect a healthy ocean and maximize the likelihood that its packaging would be harmlessly recycled. The company is also separately exploring several yet-to-be announced partnerships and pro-social promotions supporting both clean oceans and decreased plastic contamination across worldwide bodies of water.