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Table 7 Subjective ratings 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
Thirst     
Immediately Post DHE 4.08 ± 1.16 4.42 ± 0.67 4.45 ± 0.69 4.67 ± 0.65
1 hour Post DHE 1.17 ± 0.58 1.33 ± 0.89 1.36 ± 0.67 1.08 ± 0.29
2 hours Post DHE 1.50 ± 0.52 1.58 ± 0.67 1.45 ± 0.52 1.50 ± 0.67
3 hours Post DHE 1.67 ± 0.65 1.83 ± 0.94 1.45 ± 0.82 1.92 ± 1.00
Bloatedness     
Immediately Post DHE 1.33 ± 0.49 1.33 ± 0.65 1.55 ± 1.04 1.33 ± 0.49
1 hour Post DHE 3.58 ± 1.00 3.42 ± 1.24 4.00 ± 1.34 3.08 ± 1.24
2 hours Post DHE 2.75 ± 0.97 1.67 ± 0.65 2.82 ± 1.17 1.50 ± 0.67
3 hours Post DHE 2.33 ± 1.23 1.42 ± 0.67 2.45 ± 1.21 1.25 ± 0.62
Refreshed     
Immediately Post DHE 1.92 ± 1.00 2.08 ± 1.24 2.09 ± 1.22 1.67 ± 0.89
1 hour Post DHE 3.25 ± 1.36 3.83 ± 1.27 3.82 ± 1.08 4.17 ± 1.19
2 hours Post DHE 3.33 ± 1.23 3.67 ± 1.23 3.64 ± 1.50 3.58 ± 1.16
3 hours Post DHE 3.17 ± 1.19 3.33 ± 1.15 3.55 ± 1.51 3.50 ± 1.09
Stomach Upset     
Immediately Post DHE 1.58 ± 0.79 1.25 ± 0.45 1.00 ± 0.00 1.00 ± 0.00
1 hour Post DHE 2.75 ± 1.29 2.00 ± 1.35 3.18 ± 1.66 1.67 ± 0.89
2 hours Post DHE 3.33 ± 1.23 1.25 ± 0.62 3.09 ± 1.51 1.25 ± 0.45
3 hours Post DHE 2.92 ± 1.31 1.17 ± 0.39 2.55 ± 1.44 1.08 ± 0.29
Tiredness     
Immediately Post DHE 3.58 ± 1.00 3.92 ± 0.79 3.82 ± 0.98 4.08 ± 0.79
1 hour Post DHE 2.83 ± 0.83 3.08 ± 0.90 2.64 ± 0.92 2.92 ± 1.00
2 hours Post DHE 2.08 ± 0.90 2.58 ± 0.90 2.36 ± 0.81 2.33 ± 0.98
3 hours Post DHE 2.08 ± 0.90 2.50 ± 1.00 2.18 ± 0.98 2.33 ± 0.78
  1. Data are mean ± SD
  2. Thirst: No differences between conditions (p > 0.05).
  3. Bloatedness: 3 hours Post DHE > Immediately Post DHE for VitaCoco® (p = 0.012) and coconut water from concentrate (p = 0.034)
  4. Refreshed: 1 hour Post DHE > Immediately Post DHE for bottled water compared to VitaCoco® (p = 0.036).
  5. Stomach Upset: Greater stomach upset at 3 hours Post DHE for VitaCoco® compared to sport drink (p = 0.034), VitaCoco® compared to bottled water (p = 0.046), coconut water from concentrate compared to sport drink (p = 0.020) and coconut water from concentrate compared to bottled water (p = 0.020).
  6. Tiredness: No differences between conditions (p > 0.05).
  7. DHE = Dehydrating Exercise