Our story began in 2014 when Jamie Douglas-Hamilton set two Guinness World records rowing 5,000 miles from Australia to Africa across the gruelling Indian Ocean for Save the Elephants



On this unsupported expedition, the crew of six pulled more than a million strokes, battling the oceans currents, enormous seas, three major storms and were even hit by a hurricane. With the rowing broken into two hourly shifts, 24 hours a day, physical demands were so extreme that the rowers were burning between 8-10,000 calories a day and drinking 9-13 litres of water. Crew members would often pass out or have vivid hallucinations.

However, this dramatically changed when one member of the crew mixed his fresh water with sea water; the effect was so profound the crew started to mix every second bottle of drinking water with one third salt water, instantly increasing power, energy levels and reducing hallucinations.

This was when Jamie realised how important hydration is to performance and thought about what else was possible with water. This led to a quest to produce the healthiest and most effective water that would encourage people to live an active balanced life


Following extensive worldwide research, Jamie discovered that the Japanese have a water that is ionised, supercharging it to create high pH alkaline water. They call this ‘waterfall water’ because of the change of electrical charge created by rushing water in a waterfall. This discovery sparked a desire for Jamie to bring ionised, alkaline water to Europe and so the Actiph Journey began.