Anyone shelling out extra money for "nutrient-packed" and "mega-electrolyte" filled Vita Coco coconut water may want to save their money and stick to regular water instead.
Despite the company's healthy promises of the drink being a natural alternative to sugary sports drinks, a new study has found the amount of electrolytes in Vita Coco was between 35%-82% lower than its nutrition label suggests!
Although the beverages sugar and potassium count was accurate, researchers found Vita Coco was seriously lacking in two nutrients responsible for rehydration!
Sodium was 82% lower than the label suggested, while magnesium was 35% lower!
This isn't the end of the world for most people indulging in the drink Rihanna gets paid to promote, but experts say:
"When something like this becomes wildly popular, people have a tendency to look at the claims rather than reality. If you're working out and sweating a lot, this isn't going to do the trick."
If you love the taste coconut water has to offer, switch from Vita to Zico Natural which contained the stated amount of potassium, sugar, sodium, and magnesium.
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