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 ocean’s currents, enormous seas and 3 major storms one of which was a hurricane.
With the rowing broken into 2 hour 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 and crew members would often pass out or have vivid hallucinations.
One day would change everything. A member of the crew mixed his freshwater with seawater; the effect was so profound the crew started to mix every second bottle of drinking water with one third sea water, increasing power, energy levels and reducing hallucinations.
At this moment, how big a part hydration plays in performance and wellbeing became evident to Jamie.
Realising the huge potential in what could be achieved with water, Jamie embarked on a quest to produce the healthiest, most effective product possible. The ACTIPH journey began.
To date, alkaline ionised water known in Japan as 'waterfall water' is unrivalled in the hydration and health benefits it offers.
ACTIPH Water is the first ionised bottled water infused with electrolytes made in Great Britain