Ok blk…. we’ve been hearing about your fulvic acid and alkaline goodness for two seasons on Real Housewives of New Jersey. I always thought alkaline was the thing that made batteries go, and to my knowledge batteries are toxic. Well, I decided to take one for the team and test out this blk. Below is my review haiku.

So in 5-7-5 pentameter without further ado, I present: blk., A Review Haiku:

Murky, like seaweed

Slightly gritty, slightly thick

Clinging to my tongue.


“it’s not water, it’s blk.” Although the blk. website doesn’t tell us why it’s so great, it apparently transports nutrients to the body faster and can help you hydrate and slim down.

And we are not the only ones confused about the benefits (or lack thereof) of blk. water. SELF Magazine recently published an article titled “Don’t Believe The Hype” about what exactly blk. water is and if there’s any benefit.

The legendary color derives from the the “biodegration of dead organic matter.” Oh, well… that’s appetizing! Here’s some of the highlights from their exposé:

“Experts argue that it’s more of a gimmick than a godsend,” SELF reports. And one of those experts is Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., registered dietitian and author of Doctors Detox Diet. She says the benefits promoted by the combination of fulvic acid, humic acid, and alkaline are preposterous.

– “Neither fulvic acid or humic acid are required in humans. The addition of these two acids to water in no way enhances the nutritional benefits of water.”

–   A plant-based diet will provide the same phytonutrients that blk water claims to have. And additionally, “plant foods will fill you up and help you shed pounds.” Hear that Lauren?

– Nothing shuttles nutrients into your body’s cells better than real food.

Well, then I’ll just stick to tap water and save myself the $2 to put it towards wine instead. If you really want some blk., adding food coloring to regular old water might just do the trick.



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