Hydracoco Coconut Water, SPORT, is this company’s version of coconut water with added Vitamins. Curious, I just had to give it a try. It boasts of added vitamins including Vitamin D, calcium, Iron, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, phosphorous and magnesium.
With coconut water, I like the benefit of potassium, mainly, as inherent from the coconut water itself. When you add Vitamin B12 to that, plus the other vitamins and nutrients, now that’s some awesome refreshing energy drink for sure! With the Hydracoco Sport coconut water, you get 50% of the daily value of Vitamin B12, and 25% DV of the Vitamin B6. The relevance of these two together, I will explain later..
VITAMIN B12 BENEFITS
IMPROVES ENERGY FOR TASK PERFORMANCE. Just to mention a few, Vitamin B12 is known and is essential for energy. A deficiency in this nutrient causes fatigue. Muscles need signaling by neurotransmitters to contract. It is Vitamin B12 that makes this happen. Imagine engaging in your sport with the benefit of coconut water itself, and now, fortified with the energy- giving Vitamin B12! No wonder high performance athletes and sportsmen favor it!
***GREAT FOR THE DIGESTIVE AND IMMUNE SYSTEM
***IT IS AN ANALGESIC AND A GOOD ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENT
***PROMOTES HEALTHY HAIR, SKIN AND NAILS
***HELPS MAINTAIN A HEALTHY HEART, AND CAN REDUCE RISKS FOR NEUROLOGIC DEGENERATION (May reduce risk for developing dementia/Alzheimer’s disease).
***CAN HELP WITH REDUCING ANXIETY, IMPROVES MOOD.
Now, the above is just a brief summary of the benefits of Vitamin B12. Seeing that the Hydracoco Coconut Water Sport is infused with Vitamin B12, that is just a smart and innovative concept. An interesting combination is also the presence of Vitamin B6, which is a Vitamin B12 enhancer. The body cannot absorb Vitamin B12, without Vitamin B6. Quite an interesting fact. The B Complex Vitamins are considered metabolic enhancers and are crucial to the body being able to convert into energy the nutrients from the food we eat.
Now, the rest of the Vitamins mentioned above found in the Hydracoco Coconut water, are not new to us. Vitamin C for the immune system, and the rest. I will not expound on that. But you get the idea. A great refreshing drink infused with these energy enhancing health supplements just makes it a great sports drink indeed.
Potassium that is inherent in coconut water, as we know, is necessary for the normal functioning of all cells. It regulates the heartbeat, ensures proper function of the muscles and nerves, and is vital for synthesizing protein and metabolizing carbohydrates. – HARVARD HEALTH PUBLISHING
THE HYDRACOCO SPORT BOTTLE
Now, about the HYDRACOCO SPORT Coconut water drink. First thing I noticed, was the unique concept of the cap, having a sliver of sharp plastic. Not reading the instructions at first, I did not quite understand what it was for. Apparently, you have to turn the cap upside down over the mouth of the bottle, to cut through the silver metallic covering. What an awesome idea! I hate opening bottle or jar where I have to risk breaking a nail trying to pull and tear that stiff, silver foil covering off.
Personally, the size and shape of this bottle is just perfect for the shape of the hand. Not too big, not too narrow. The bottle is made of a sturdy plastic and for sure, helps with keeping the liquid content’s shelf life. I dropped it a few times at the tennis court in between games. Not a dent. LOL.
THE HYDRACOCO SPORT Taste
I can definitely distinguish the taste between the HYDRACOCO Coconut water in can, and the SPORT version. You can really tell the fortified taste with vitamins. Knowing however, that I am getting some of the nutrients I need daily to enjoy my game, it is way better than leading sports hydration drinks. To me, the HYDRACOCO SPORT version has more of a “boost” if I may explain it that way. My tennis friends who tried it, (because I gave them some to try) loved the taste as well. It is very refreshing chilled. I always carry a cooler with ice packs anyway. As usual, it is really an energizing drink. Playing with crazy tennis buddies who don’t quit playing until lights out? It is an essential.
THE HYDRACOCO COCONUT WATER BRAND
What caught my attention with this product, is it’s story. I tend to be drawn to products who have a “soul”, so to speak. This brand has a commendable story of resilience, and a rising up, from what could be considered a tragedy. It has the component of friendship that withstood challenges and continued to thrive despite the odds.
Out of curiosity, I happened to communicate with one of the owners of HYDRACOCO. Now, for a company’s owner to be so responsive, congenial and taking time to reach out to its consumers, is admirable. I did not have an idea that I was messaging with David Montoto, the Hydracoco co-founder. His words were down to earth, and gave credit to his best friend Alex, (sorry, I do not know his last name) who is the company CEO. He related how this friend kept the Hydracoco dream alive. This was while David himself was going through grave health issues, even to the extent of requiring a kidney / pancreas transplant.
Both very active, Alex was apparently also a health buff and has been an advocate of coconut water for hydration post intensive workouts. David on the other hand, was an active, competitive tennis player. What do you know! He is also of a sport that I am crazy about! These two friends, through the challenges, pulled through and put together this company, now known to 4 countries and over 3000 stores selling their product.
Now, that’s what I call, a story worth reading.
Needless to say, HYDRACOCO as you may have seen on Instagram and the rest of its social media platforms, have people raving about it. I am sure we will be hearing more about the evolution of this company.
For the average person like me, however, I just appreciate that there is a product that I truly like. A hydrating drink that I know, has helped me enjoy a sport I truly love. For many, it has become a staple in their daily workouts and sports they love and engage in!