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Real Water founder apologizes after drink linked to liver failure, hepatitis
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They say you should drink water to go easy on your liver — just not this water.
Real Water founder Brent Jones apologized to his customers Thursday after the federal government linked the company’s signature product to liver failure and non-viral hepatitis.
The bottled-water is advertised as “alkalized water infused with negative ions,” and the company had claimed that its higher pH level improved hydration in consumers and that the negative ions “are believed to be the invisible healer.”
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In a video posted to the company’s site, Jones said leadership “would like to express our deepest sympathy and concern” over the product’s adverse effects and said the findings of a Food and Drug Administration investigation warranted a “personal” response.