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Table 5 Plasma osmolality 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
Pre Dehydrating Exercise 289.3 ± 4.5
288.5 (282.0 - 300.0)
291.5 ± 6.0
290.0 (283.0 - 305.0)
293.0 ± 5.6
291.0 (287.0 - 305.0)
292.0 ± 5.0
291.0 (282.0 - 300.0)
Immediately Post
Dehydrating Exercise
297.5 ± 5.6
297.5 (290.0 - 309.0)
297.7 ± 8.0
297.0 (289.0 - 320.0)
297.5 ± 6.1
296.0 (289.0 - 309.0)
297.6 ± 4.5
297.5 (290.0 - 305.0)
3 hours Post
Dehydrating Exercise*
291.2 ± 6.6
290.0 (285.0 - 310.0)
289.6 ± 5.5
288.0 (283.0 - 304.0)
291.8 ± 5.7
289.0 (286.0 - 306.0)
290.3 ± 5.1
289.5 (284.0 - 302.0)
  1. Data are mean ± SD (top row); median and (range) provided in bottom row
  2. *Coconut water from concentrate greater than bottled water (p = 0.049); when expressed as change from Pre Dehydrating Exercise at 3 hours Post Dehydrating Exercise. No other differences noted (p > 0.05).