Login Search

Naturopath Tip Why You Should Replace Sugary Sports Drinks With Coconut Water

Coconut water is truly an amazing natural drink! As Summer kicks in hydration is the key. If you aren't a big fan of coconuts but still chug on sugary store-bought electrolyte drinks then read below and make a change now! Our naturopath explains:

Coconut water is similar in composition to human blood plasma and has been used intravenously to hydrate critically ill patients in emergency situations. It is a fantastic natural alternative to sugary sports drinks, which are essentially soft drinks without the bubbles.

Sports drinks are acid forming, full of artificial flavours and colouring, synthetic vitamins, high fructose corn syrup, sodium and can contain up to 18 teaspoons of sugar! This sugar hit spikes blood and can give temporary feelings of increased energy only to drop you into an abyss wanting another hit.

These drinks are contributing to diabetes and obesity, often getting youth addicted at a dangerous stage of development and growth. Water is the best thing to drink for hydration, but coconut water is one of the highest natural sources of electrolytes and is composed of 95% water.

Coconut water is a complete electrolyte formula, containing potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium, so important when exercising to relieve muscle cramping and missing from nearly all processed sports drinks. It is low in sugar, nearly fat free, rich in natural vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients and cytokinins and is alkalising on the tissues of the body.


Do you drink coconut water? Why not try mixing a scoop of Rose-Hip Vital in it!

Naturopath Tip Why You Should Replace Sugary Sports Drinks With Coconut Water

Improve your joint health and wellbeing

Reduce inflammation, protect cartilage and boost immunity

Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® is a plant-based anti-inflammatory and immune system support for joint health and general wellbeing. Made from Rosehips manufactured with patented extraction and drying processes, it’s a scientifically and clinically tested natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and natural vitamin C used to relieve and prevent joint pain, stiffness, inflammation and swelling associated with mild arthritis.

Patented manufacturing processes isolate the active compound GOPO® which has scientifically and clinically tested anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. GOPO® works by stopping excess white blood cells from gathering around inflamed tissue, thereby helping to break the cycle of inflammation and protect cartilage. Rosehip products that do not contain GOPO® have not been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.