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I’m in week 11 of training for the Illinois Marathon. This will be my 9th marathon and I am excited but at the same time also nervous. Over the years while training for various races, I’ve tried various energy gels and hydration drinks. Everyone is different so what works for one person may or may not work for others.
While running I always make sure to drink water. I will admit that there are days in which all I’ve had to drink is coffee. I know, not good. I do love coffee though. I was excited and looking forward to try Detach Coconut+. I had never heard of it and am glad I tried it.
Detach Coconut+ was founded with the need for an all-natural drink that helped the creators stay hydrated, focused and supported their training. They also donate and support initiatives that share their core values, through a portion of the profits, such as Alzheimers Association, World Bicycle Relief, and Sonoma Pride.
Detach Coconut+ is a coconut water-based drink with only a subtle coconut flavor, improved electrolyte balance, low glycemic energy and a micro-protein blend (Beta-alanine, Citrulline and Theanine). These are vital for the following reasons:
• Beta-alanine – commonly found in trace amounts of legumes and seaweed, has been shown to improve the muscles energy production at intensity and in some studies improving 800m times by ~10s for 1 time use and ~15s after cumulative use.
• Citrulline – commonly found in melons is a known vasodilator, improving Nitric Oxide levels in the body. This opens up your blood vessels and improves blood flow.
• Theanine – commonly found in many teas especially white and green teas. Theanine is also known as a neurotropic as it impacts feelings of positivity and focus.
In addition each bottle only has 60 calories and NO “fake” sweeteners which leave a nasty aftertaste.
It is recommended to take 1 bottle 30 minutes before a workout and 1 bottle during exercise. I drank one bottle while on a long run (90 minutes). It was a cold day but had no trouble finishing my run. I enjoyed the citrus flavor and couldn’t really taste the coconut. Actually I could only taste the lemon flavor which I liked.
I also used it to make a smoothie to rehydrate and have some protein and carbs. I used Detach, Orgain Protein Powder, and a banana. I realized later that I should have added hemp or chia seeds for additional protein.
In conclusion, Detach Coconut+ tastes great and provides an organic and alternative way to stay hydrated. In addition, it is gluten free and certified paleo.