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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).