Why Coconut Water? Overall Coconut Water Health Benefits

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 Equilibrium is important. What goes up, must come down—what is lost, must be replaced. When you work out, your body sweats to cool itself. The result is the loss of valuable water and critical electrolytes like sodium potassium and chloride. To keep balanced, it’s essential to replace what’s lost. 

Packed with vital nutrients, refreshing, healthy Phenom coconut water is a natural way for you to replace electrolytes and help maximize hydration after a workout.

And while Phenom coconut water is great for before, during, and after a workout, there are many instances in life when you can reap from coconut water health benefits. So keep reading to find out:

  • Who is at Risk of Dehydration?
  • When You Need Coconut Water
  • Other Coconut Water Health Benefits
  • Why Phenom Coconut Water?



Who is at Risk of Dehydration?
Coconut water helps to re-hydrate and replenish the 5 electrolytes you have in your body: potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorous, and magnesium. In fact, coconut water is isotonic with your blood; therefore, it is sometimes used as a plasma substitute in extreme emergencies.

While everyone gets dehydrated, there are times when re-hydration is especially important. Those particularly at risk of dehydration are those who are:

  • Athletes
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers
  • Infants and young children
  • Elderly or ill
  • Consuming alcohol



When You Need Coconut Water
Coconut water is a great way to treat dehydration and prevent conditions that occur due to loss of hydration. Dehydration and loss of electrolytes occurs at every stage of your life, including:

  • When you’re sick
  • When you take medication
  • After you exercise
  • After alcohol consumption
  • From heat
  • During pregnancy
  • As you age

Knowing when you’re likely to get dehydrated is important in knowing when to rehydrate to avoid the problems dehydration causes. In addition to helping your body work properly, regularly replacing electrolytes and maximizing hydration will help to prevent:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle cramping
  • Fatigue

However, coconut water health benefits extend beyond re-hydration and replenishment of electrolytes.



Other Coconut Water Health Benefits
With a high concentration of potassium and low sodium content, coconut water may help to lower high blood pressure, as blood pressure is regulated in part by a balance of potassium and sodium within the cells.

The health benefits of coconut water extend to the way you look and feel. For example, coconut water adds moisture to your skin helping hydrate it from the inside out. It may also help promote weight maintenance or loss since it contains fiber, which slows the absorptions of the sugars that lead to fat-storage. And speaking of sugar, coconut water has less total sugar as well as calories in comparison with other sports drinks, so your intake will be less.

Some other coconut water health benefits may include:

  • Kidney stone prevention and treatment
  • Anti-viral, -fungal, and -bacterial properties
  • Acid reflux prevention
  • Digestion aid



Why Phenom Coconut Water?
Phenom is made from 100% natural coconut water, contains no artificial flavors, preservatives, or added sugars, is low in calories, and contains zero cholesterol.

And the best part, Phenom coconut water is infused with GNC power to make this great drink even better.

How will you personally benefit from Phenom coconut water?

85 Responses to “Why Coconut Water? Overall Coconut Water Health Benefits”

  1. Laura Muzughi says:

    Just love that we now have options on hydrating our bodies with healthy coconut water,…. the thing that many other countries have used and known about for years

  2. L. Hynes says:

    I love Coconut anything for its health benifits and I’m absolutely sure that I would love this PhenomWater Coconut water!!

  3. L. Hynes says:

    I love Coconut anything for its health benifits

  4. Crystal H says:

    Thanks for this! I have had friends tell me that coconut water is beneficial but they can never tell me why. I had no idea it could help with blood pressure. My blood pressure has been running dangerously high due to my stressful job and I have had to cut my salt intake because of it. Now, I am hoping maybe coconut water will help to keep it low. The only thing I am wondering about now is if it has sugar in it…going to search the blog more. ; )

  5. Krista says:

    Being a full-time single mom and full-time student takes a huge toll on you stress wise. I’ve been trying different things to help keep my body in check especially right now as this semester of school draws to an end. Coconut water sounds like it just might be the key to helping keep my body more stable and healthy. Thanks for all the information about it. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. April Taylor says:

    I have heard coconut water is really good for you, and with me starting a new diet program (watching calories, getting excersize.. the good old fashioned way) I am excited to try it. I have drank coconut milk directly out of a coconut, but it is awfully messy and difficult to punch a hole in one of those suckers.. lol.

  7. RJ says:

    Coconut water really is an all natural sports drink. I really don’t know what I’d do without it! I workout for about 2 hours a day & always replenish with coconut water vs sports drinks that contain artificial ingredients and way more sugar than necessary, which I believe sort of defeats the purpose of all the hard work I put in the gym. I no longer feel sore after training too!
    I like the Phenom with antioxidants the most, because antioxidants are vital during working out. Exercise causes the production of free radicals, which ages is…sad but true. Making sure you have your antioxidants before and after exercise will help fight this free radical production

  8. Angela gilbert says:

    I am really surprised to read that cocoanut water can lower blood pressure and assist with acid reflux.
    Both are great benefits in addition to replacing potassium and replenishing electrolytes.
    My daughter runs on the cross country team and I would love to provide the team with cocoanut milk water during their next meet.

  9. Candy says:

    I had no idea that coconut water can help to prevent kidney stones. I’ve had problems with kidney stones in the past and am always looking for natural ways to boost my kidney function. Sounds like Phenom coconut water would be a great addition to my diet! I’m definitely looking forward to giving it a try! :-)

  10. betty says:

    Wow i had no idea coconut water had so many amazing health benefits!! recently ive had a problem with cramping in my sides and hands….i try to eat a banana here and there but its wonderful to know theres something to help with that, adequate vitamin intake, and hydration. im very interested in trying your products!!!

  11. sammy says:

    i never knew this helped aid digestion and reduce kidney stones. that on top of it being hydrating as well as containing potassium makes it seem like a great daily choice!!!

  12. Barbars says:

    I just love coconut water, I have 4 or 5 cans a day. Two years ago I had kidney cancer and fell in love with coconut water.

  13. Mandy says:

    I plan to use coconut water for many things. First, it would be a good source of hydration for my softball team. This would also help introduce the product to them for future buying. I also would try and get my friend to try it. She gets frequent kidney stones and this would more than likely benefit her. I, myself, love coconut water!!!

  14. Julie Hoerning says:

    I was surprised and happy to read it will help acid reflux. If It would help me get off or cut down on the medication ,Plus all the other benifits it lists. sounds wonderful. Would love to try it!

  15. Jake says:

    I have tried many things, but I never thought of consuming something like this to cure/prevent a hangover. Also never thought of using something like this when I get sick. I lost 30 lbs in one week when I had the flu because I became dehydrated. I wish I would have known about this stuff when I was sick.

  16. Tabitha says:

    I love coconut I can not wait to try this after my next trip to the gym.

  17. Linda Kwolek says:

    I read somewhere that their are a trace amount of Sulfites in the drink. May I ask how Sulfites help our bodies?

  18. Carrie says:

    Thanks for the article. I am going to try to get my father (67) to drink this instead of soda. He takes soda with all his pills. I like that its 100% natural and helps with dehydration. I can see him liking this and replacing the soda.

  19. gingersnap says:

    I have seen coconut water used in a video as a plasma substitute. I would like to review more literature on coconut water and its benefits.

  20. Lisa says:

    My husband is active duty military and away from home often, our two-year old is VERY active, and our two teens can be high maintenance. With summer approaching and all three girls home full-time at once, I am hopeful that Phenom will keep this middle-aged woman hydrated and prevent fatigue so I can be the mom/wife I want to be and not, as my girls sometimes put it, a “crabby-patty”.

  21. Cindy Gerlach says:

    After moving to the desert (Arizona) I quickly saw that plain water was not going to be enough to stave off dehydration. Whenever I can get fresh coconuts, I do so to drink the water. But pre-packaged coconut water is a great alternative! Healthy and delicious. I feel really refreshed after drinking a bottle of coconut water.

  22. Eric Barber says:

    My wife has suffered from kidney stones for the last several years. Is it true that coconut water will help to reduce the risk of kidney stones? If so I would love a sample for her. If it will help with her problem she will gladly purchase it on a regular basis…. if she likes it of course! Thank you

  23. natalie m says:

    oops, I left my comment on the wrong page - I was hopeful that this product would not give me the type of cramps that some of these drinks give me. I stick mainly to water - but would be quite eager to try something that tastes good and is good for me. I ride horses both for pleasure and competitively and am need of something that hydrates.

  24. Carrie Crossland says:

    I am very excited to try coconut water. I’ve always had superior health, but for the last year have been struggling w/ 2 herniated discs, one impinging on a nerve and the other VERY close to the nerve. I’ve now had 4 cortisone injections, which only give temporary relief. I refuse to take opiates/narcotics for relief, Aleve gives me so/so relief, and am looking for anything holistic that will bring me back to my healthy self! THANK YOU!!!

  25. C. Savage says:

    I do Crossfit and follow paleo diet. I’m wondering if I should drink it before or after a workout? Any thoughts or has anyone tested?

  26. Tomi says:

    Is it safe for children? This sounds great for my kids after soccer practice and definitely something hubby and I would need after our morning job.

  27. rach says:

    I used to drink fresh coconut water back in India. I have to try this.

  28. Terri says:

    Are these classified as energy drinks? I have vertigo and occasionally I have bad spells without warning. I wondered if this would be safe for me to use?

  29. sheryl says:

    sounds great to me,love to try this!

  30. Melissa says:

    I first heard about coconut water at a resort in Palm Springs, I was dehydrated from spending all day by the pool, and this nice lady brought me some coconut water from her room. Loved it! Totally obliterated my headache and made me feel good enough to go out that night!

  31. Delaina says:

    I also wanted to mention that there are now studies that are starting to prove that coconut can protect the brain from Alzheimer’s Disease and other brain disorders (this is coming from a M.D. I know personally who has actually done this research on her own husband who has A.D. Her name is Dr. Mary Newport. You can look up her work online. It is pretty amazing stuff).

  32. Serena says:

    This is a great product that I can’t wait to try! I just had my second and last baby and have been looking at ways to get back in shape the right way and be healthy especially while I am breastfeeding also to get the most out of my workouts! I am excited that I can use this product while breastfeeding!

  33. Sarah says:

    Does coconut water have any calories? I’m a little confused about how it can be better for you than regular water!

  34. Lauryn V says:

    There are so many products that claim to offer the same benefits Coconut Water does but with unnecessary additives. I love coconut water because it’s delicious, replenishes you with the necessary electrolytes, and not at the cost of other chemicals and/or ingredients.

  35. Debra says:

    I’d love to know how coconut helps to hydrate.

  36. Casey says:

    What I love about PHENOM is that it is fortified with even more vitamins and minerals than regular coconut water. So it’s even BETTER for me than the stuff straight out of the coconut! And great after intense workouts.

  37. Jessica says:

    I’ve only tried coconut water right from the coconut; which is delicious by the way; but this sounds like a very convenient alternative to having your own tree to harvest!

  38. MamaSama says:

    I am in full-blown menopause right now, and I have found drinking coconut water helps stabilize my nauseu that I feel from time to time. Yeah, coconut!!

  39. Dee Lindeman says:

    I need to be hydrated when playing soccer. Want to give it a try.

  40. Lili Clark says:

    I love the fact that I can get more of my potassium in coconut water than gatorade!!!

  41. Casey says:

    I never thought about coconut water because I knew that water is really good for the body to drink 8 cups of water everyday. But I didn’t think coconut water would also be beneficial. I assumed that it could be just marketed for flavoring rather than health benefits. But I never thought it can also help the skin because my skin can sometimes look dry and flakey so drinking coconut water will help give my skin some moisture.

  42. scott says:

    What makes it better than the mineral waters?

  43. Erik Medearis says:

    I have acid reflux and GERD. The acid in my stomach was reduced after drinking PHENOM, tastes good too! Plus electrolytes.

  44. Jessica says:

    I love coconut water! I have a hard time drinking my recommended amount of water per day and coconut water has become a favorite way for me to get more fluids. I actually find it more refreshing than plain water and I don’t have to worry about all of the fluoride and other junk that the city puts into the water supply.

  45. TRISH says:

    I have always been told that coconut water makes you lethargic. Who knew it could have all these benefits. I just always liked the taste. Thank you for the other side of the story.

  46. Deb Merritt says:

    It sounds like this would be a perfect drink for me to stay hydrated as I take diuretics in my blood pressure pills. I have a hard time getting time to drink enough water while I am working. It would help me keep my potassium level up. I get muscle cramps sometimes from not enough potassium. I would love to try your product!

  47. shar malsom says:

    I love that I have so many different choices for obtaining and maintaining my hydration levels when training for my century bike rides and my triathlon training. If I want to replenish electrolytes, Phenom Coconut Water has me covered. If I need a little energy to complete my training session Phenom has a Coconut Water for me. The greatest thing about Phenom Coconut Water is that I have tried all most all of the different flavors and I love them all! Keep up the good work Phenom Coconut Water.

  48. Nicole says:

    I am interested in trying coconut water. Is it beneficial only as a workout drink, or can I drink it as a replacement for regular bottled water?

  49. Rob says:

    The minerals in coconut water are like a new revolution cross breed between water and acai. It can serve purposes from boosting your metabolism to improving your immune system. Also, it will help regulate you lipids (skin).

  50. angela langys says:

    Been hearing so much about coconut water recently but love that I can find all the info in one spot!
    Can’t wait to try it… have found some great recipes as well that call for coconut water

  51. Vanessa says:

    I have never tried coconut water before, but since I am pregnant I have been drinking lots of water and decaf iced tea (when water gets too boring) to stay hydrated. I think coconut water might be something that could really benefit my baby and I. I look forward to giving it a try! A little extra moisture for my skin couldn’t hurt either!

  52. christine a says:

    wan to try something new to give me engery can u help

  53. Tobey says:

    I’ve seen people with coconut water but didn’t know where to get my own. I’m excited to try coconut water and its a huge perk that there are health benefits as well….hopefully it’ll lower my blood pressure, i’ll give it a try~

  54. Garrett says:

    Seems like a good replacement for gatorade

  55. Alexandra says:

    25 years ago I went on a long vacation to Brazil. While I was there I learned so much about Coconut water and its benefits. Not only the nutritional well being it adds but the subtle flavors and aromas using coconut water can add to your favorite dishes. Imagine a nice fluffy dish of jasmine rice with the hint of coconut with your favorite seafood dish, or poaching your sea bass in coconut water..yummy….or just a nice cool drink of coconut water while dreaming of a tropical island……even more yummy!!

  56. Luann Habecker says:

    i would add to to the WHEN portion, during labor/birth.

    also, i would add bipolar to the WHO section.

    really, EVERYONE needs to turn away from gatorade and such and turn to coconut water. would like to see brands of coconut water as sponsors for sporting events.

  57. Sophia says:

    I’m from the Carribean, I have 2 coconut trees in my back yard. I love coconut water!

  58. Laura says:

    I didn’t know that dehydration can cause muscle cramping. Good fact to know.

    All the benefits of Coconut Water are amazing. I haven’t tried it yet but can’t wait to!

    Luann- Curious, at your statement of adding bipolar to the who section. Why do bipolar people need it more than others? Thanks!

  59. Julie says:

    Coconut water is becoming extremely popular for a variety of reasons.
    The latest I have read is that Coconut Water is good for hangovers.
    Has anyone ever tried this and what are your thoughts on this topic????

  60. Debbie says:

    I liked reading about the benefits of coconut water, particularly that it provides rehydration and replenishes lost electrolytes which will help to prevent headaches, muscle cramps and fatigue.

  61. Jean Tuggle says:

    Have never heard of the benefits of coconut water, would love to try this!

  62. Trisha says:

    Coconut anything has always been a favorite of mine. But now as a personal trainer, I am really trying to influence people to drink more and stay hydrated, especially as we exercise in the heat. I love that I can tell them to drink coconut water! Such a great option

  63. Kendall says:

    Coconut water is one of my absolute favorite drinks. It’s one of my favorite recovery methods after work outs. This product looks awesome!

  64. Sheena@inbetweenruns.com says:

    How fantastic! I’ve been seeing coconut water around and have heard good things about it, but I’ve never read what the actual benefits are. I love the idea that it is a natural way to balance electrolytes without all of the added sugars and chemicals (or IV therapy lol). Coconut really is a superfood. I’ve been digging coconut oil lately and low glycemic coconut sugar, but would love to try coconut water as well. As a long distance runner, I’m sure I would feel better from it.

  65. lisa r says:

    I am pregnant and I feel drinking coconut water is a very important part of my diet. I am so glad the local stores are carrying the product.

  66. Martha says:

    I have tried coconut water once or twice before when I was training for my second half marathon. I’m a bit curious about the low sodium aspect of your product (and coconut waters in general) — for athletes, isn’t sodium an important part of the hydration process? Do you recommend that athletes using coconut water supplement it with something else to provide sodium?

  67. shane says:

    Coconut water tasted disgusting. Got a free full size bottle for scanning a bar code. After plugging my nose and chugging the bottle I about threw up. It tasted like skunk bath water and left a horrible after taste in my mouth. Never ever again.

  68. Roxanne says:

    love coconut water cause it’s good for you and taste great!

  69. Jessica says:

    I have been wondering where I could get some coconut water as I have been wanting to try it! So excited to find out GNC will now carry it. There are plenty of locations close to me so it will be easy to grab on the go.

  70. Abby says:

    I’ve been training for a marathon and never finish a long run without coconut water. Last marathon, I was sore for days after long runs, but coconut water has eliminated that. I spend the rest of my day acting like all I did that morning was go for a little walk around the block (but really, I just ran 20 miles). Amazing. I will never look back. It’s just hard to find…

  71. Rachel says:

    I have a hard time keeping my children hydrated when they’re sick. They hate Pedilite and Dr.s say that Gatorade can be too much for a little one’s body to filter. Coconut water sounds like the perfect solution!

  72. Steva Spottswood says:

    Quite interested in trying this. Have read about it’s any benefits.

  73. Jessica says:

    I have a friend who swears by coconut water and drinks it daily. I never knew all the benefits until I saw this. I am excited to try it. My mom takes a lot of medication for her cancer, I wonder if this would be helpful for her?

  74. Dillon Downing says:

    wow this seems like an awesome product

  75. Dillon Downing says:

    sounds awesome1

  76. Mark says:

    Very Interesting

  77. Adrienne says:

    I love coconut water and do feel it’s very hydrating. I can’t wait to try Phenom.

  78. michael nesby says:

    I think that coconut water holds it’s own with daily vitamins it’s one of those nobrainer’s.obveously when mixing healhty jucie’s together throw some in and add benefit’s to ur life.

  79. Luigino says:

    Thank God! Finally! I feel like crying now.
    I use to mix pure coconut water with some “Chemicals” (leading sport drinks) to get the fuel I need to hit the trails for hours, but now you come up with this, an alternative from Nature. This is just fantastic!! My choice will be definitely “PHENOM Energy” and I have got to have it for this Memorial Day weekend…. I will let you know the results. BTW, may I suggest another choice? “PHENOM Energy+Carbs” for Extreme Sports.
    (what!? did this guy just say Carbs?)… Yes, carbs, if you don’t take carbs shots during an extreme competition (A 4 hours Mountain Bike race for instance), you’re done. Careful, this ultimate choice could upset the “G” guy. THANK YOU!!!

  80. Alex says:

    I have chronic hypokalemia (low potassium) from an unknown reason, it is just always low. I also am very active, especially enjoying “hot yoga” which really dehydrates me. I had been drinking vegetable juices, and eating bananas galore, but the acid in the juice and the calories in the bananas, made me restict how much I took in. I tried many other coconut waters and really didn’t like the flavor until Phenom. I love the flavor, they agree with my digestive system, and the potassium and calorie content are right in line with my dietary requirements.

  81. Cheryl says:

    Wow! Why didn’t I know coconuts offered such health benefits!? Will definitely try.

  82. Jennie says:

    Thank you GNC …. I heard about coconut water months ago and have tried other brands…… Not good :( . However i am soooooo excitied to try your PHENOM COCONUT water. I only hope and pray it taste “better” than the others i have tried! So Thank you from WV. . I will be checking my mail everyday :)

  83. sue says:

    I’m nursing, so this is so great to keep hydrated due to 90% of breastmilk is water!!! so excited to try this brand…

  84. Jerry Williams says:

    I ‘m a coach and have not tried this product yet, however; were always looking for something that we can us to help our players.

  85. m says:

    Am interested in cocoH20 for treating kindney stones, high BP and GERD. Currently trying diff brands to find best taste/value.

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