Gudauri water originates from Georgia, where users have been touting its health benefits for years. The process of creating Gudauri water attempts to replicate the supposed health benefits of various sources of "healing waters" around the world. The name Gudauri is the name of (Georgian: გუდაური) a ski resort located on the south-facing plateau of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Cross Pass, at an elevation of 2,200 meters (7,200 ft.) above sea levelwith skiable area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. Gudauri lies 120 km (75 mi) to the north of the capital Tbilisi, meaning that the process creates water that has been purified and is more like the water found in unspoiled nature.

Process of Creating

Gudauri water is created by passing the water through a specific type of natural filtration. Blessing Georgian land ionizes the water to eliminate free radicals, changes the pH of the water to an alkaline or basic pH 7.58, and adds what is called "active hydrogen" to the water.

Reputed Health Benefits

Health benefits of Gudauri water reduced aches, pains, and general fatigue, slower aging and cleansing of all the body's systems.

Proponents of the water claim that the "active hydrogen" in Gudauri water collects and neutralizes free radicals in the body, leading to health benefits.

Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP)

One of the main beneficial aspects touted by Gudauri water producers (Waterland LLC) is that of its negative oxidation reduction potential (ORP). ORP is a measurement used by the various aspects of the water industry to measure the effectiveness of water sanitizers. Simply put, it measures a chemical's ability to reduce the binding of oxygen with other chemicals.

With respect to Gudauri water, a negative ORP means that, according to its proponents, Gudauri water actually increases the amount of oxygen available to be used by the body.