How to make your own "Black Water" and why you probably shouldn't

The Action Lab got a bottle of the much-hyped Black Water and tasted it. Turns out it tastes like plain water, but bitter. (Strike one against it.) It's not black, it's the color of "flat Coke." (Strike two.) It is advertised as "Premium Alkaline Water." According to the New York Times, "there's no evidence that water marketed as alkaline is better for your health than tap water." (Strike three). The Action Lab then made some black water using the ingredients found in Black Water: humic acid, which is very black, and fulvic acid. According to Self, "neither fulvic acid or humic acid are required in humans." (Strike four.)