In late 2013 John Biethan was introduced to and acquired an UltraStream from Bert Middleton, a nutritionist who John was working with to better his health. John started his mornings by pouring and “pounding” a few glasses of UltraStream water. Within a few short weeks he started noticing a few small health turnarounds followed by a memory of hiking, fishing, and drinking from fresh mountain stream water while hiking with his father as a boy in the Oregon mountains. His body informed him that "this was something special and worth paying attention to."
Shortly after his first experience with UltraStream, he was laid-off from his job at a nutritional company he was working with in Carlsbad California, and made the decision to resale and share with others what he himself discovered - that water is the 2nd “nutrition” after air we take into our bodies to sustain life.
In early 2014 John was invited to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA with AlkaWay's co-founder and inventor of the UltraStream, Ian Blair Hamilton, who along with his general manager at the time had a booth at the expo and was launching what later became their flagship product, UltraStream.
In 2016 John met Alexandra Renee the owner of a successful branding, marketing, web design and business development company in San Diego County and who "turn good businesses into amazing brands by creating loving relationships with people through Digital Media." This became a perfect fit for two individuals that shared the same passion and belief that everyone has the God given right to good, clean, healthy water - and great health!
January 2017 AlkaWay USA offices officially opened their doors with gratitude and appreciation for all that AlkaWay in Australia has done remaining "Committed to assisting as many people as we can with improving their life with the alkaline way of life."
We commenced operation in 2000 as Ion Life. We began as we are today, with co-founders Ian Blair Hamilton and Cassie Bond. Today we have our own (owned) premises in Byron Bay, consisting of office, showroom, repair facility, dispatch and warehouse. In 2010 we began development of the alkaStream, our own non-electric water ioniser and filter, based and improving upon a Chinese model. After supplying some 7000 units of the alkaStream we decided to upgrade the basic model and began design development in the USA.
Today we supply this model, the UltraStream around the world. To date (January 2018 we have delivered 9,000 UltraStreams worldwide – even one to Kazakhstan. Today we are very excited about the discovery by Biochemist Tyler LeBaron, who tested the UltraStream and found that in normal use it had the highest production of beneficial molecular hydrogen he had tested in any water ionizer. All of this without the use of or need for electricity, circuit boards and electrolysis chambers.
We are seriously committed to spreading the message of alkaline hydrogen water throughout the world. We remain as we began; committed to assisting as many people as we can with improving their life with the alkaline way of life – the AlkaWay Team.
In 2000 an old friend came to see us. Victor was a ‘mad professor’ type of guy, always talking about the hidden properties of water, how to run cars on water.. and this time he was very excited. “Ian, I’ve found it!” he said. And there it was, the Jupiter Mavello water ionizer. “I’ve been trying to do this myself for years!” said Victor, “And all this time, the Koreans already had it!”
I’m relatively skeptical of mad professors unless their madness has actually manifested in real inventions, but we both loved Victor. He had retired at age 30 from a highly successful fashion career – not exactly the sort of background to engender confidence in scientific breakthroughs. Victor set up the water ionizer on the sink, raving about the effect the water had had on him already. I took a drink. It was light and seemed to just slip down – unlike the usual bloating feeling I was used to with tap water. Cassie took a glass, drank it all and looked at me with a huge beaming smile. “We’ve got to have this!” she said.
To cut a long story short, we became the Australian distributors for Jupiter Dong Yang (later EmcoTech) water ionizers. We extended into New Zealand and introduced them to a friend in the US who is now the world’s largest Emco dealer.
From working out of our garage, thirteen years ago we moved into our first real ‘office’ and around 8 years ago moved into our present premises. We now have around a dozen staff, and dealers around the world. However our biggest achievement, and our constant source of satisfaction is the hundreds and hundreds of stories we still get from people whose lives we have changed for the better.
We’ve sold thousands of electric water ionizers but three years ago took the huge step of designing and having manufactured our own hydrogen generating water ionizer that doesn’t need electricity. We’ve sold over 9,000 since we began with this new, simpler and far less expensive way of regaining health. It’s now in its fourth iteration, patent pending, and we are taking it to the world.