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Table 4 Fluid retention of exercise-trained men before and after dehydrating exercise

From: Comparison of coconut water and a carbohydrate-electrolyte sport drink on measures of hydration and physical performance in exercise-trained men

Time VitaCoco® Sport Drink Coconut Water
From Concentrate
Bottled Water
1 hour Post
Dehydrating Exercise
73.6 ± 22.1
76.0 (30.9 - 101.5
76.4 ± 21.1
77.9 (37.6 - 101.5)
83.5 ± 9.7
84.0 (67.2 - 101.5)
82.1 ± 22.3
88.0 (42.8 - 115.9)
2 hours Post
Dehydrating Exercise
59.6 ± 31.7
71.4 (-3.8 - 99.0)
60.6 ± 19.5
66.8 (28.4 - 90.9)
67.6 ± 13.7
63.0 (37.8 - 85.5)
56.9 ± 26.6
62.1 (0.0 - 95.7)
3 hours Post
Dehydrating Exercise*
39.0 ± 37.9
35.7 (-42.2 - 99.0)
40.3 ± 24.9
38.9 (-5.7 - 74.8)
51.7 ± 14.9
46.2 (29.4 - 75.6)
34.7 ± 23.9
32.9 (-10.7 - 65.5)
  1. Data are mean ± SD (top row); median and (range) provided in bottom row
  2. *Coconut water from concentrate greater than bottled water (p = 0.041) at 3 hours Post Dehydrating Exercise. No other differences noted (p > 0.05).