Whey Protein Isolate
The building blocks for all human cells
Protein is made up of amino acids of which 9 are classified as ‘essential’ and 11 others ‘non-essential’. These amino acids are the building blocks for all human cells, making it vital to ensure the bodies protein stores are kept topped up. In fact, protein is the second most abundant component of the human body after water.
The whey protein isolate found in each bottle of CocoPro is the fastest absorbing source of protein available, making it ideal to consume after exercise to help with muscle repair. It also provides a natural energy boost, making CocoPro the perfect coffee replacement during that afternoon slump.
High Electrolyte Profile
For Rapid Replenishment and Recovery
Electrolytes are essential minerals that help maintain fluid levels in the body and regulate overall brain, heart, muscle and nervous system function. When the body sheds fluids through prolonged sweating, vomiting or illness, mineral levels dip and must be restored. For athletes, the most obvious symptom of electrolyte imbalance is muscle cramping, but other signs can include weakness, dizziness or heart palpitations.
The essential electrolytes most commonly found in the human body are sodium, potassium, bicarbonate, chloride, calcium, magnesium and phosphate. Of these, Coconut water is particularly rich in potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium.
Potassium: Coconut water (the fat-free water contained in young coconuts) contains more potassium per serving than the famously potassium-potent banana. Potassium depletion is often to blame if you experience muscle cramping during exercise and is especially important for regulating the function of muscle cells in the heart and blood levels.
Sodium: The most important positive ion outside your cells, and also one of the most depleted during exercise as it is lost through sweat and urine. Sodium works to maintain your body's fluid balance.
Magnesium: Crucial for maintaining the electrical potential of your cells and optimal muscle function.
Phosphorus: The second most plentiful mineral in the body, essential for repairing tissues and cells, as well as filtering waste.
Calcium: Although a deficiency is unlikely to produce immediate symptoms, over time it could lead to osteoporosis where bones become increasingly porous and brittle.
No Added Sugar
Sweetened with Stevia
Health experts continue to warn of a problem of ‘enormous proportions’ as overweight and obesity rates rocket globally. Sugar-dense foods and drinks have been highlighted as major contributing factors of this.
Alternative artificial sweeteners like sucralose, aspartame and saccharine have been used as sugar-alternatives in recent years, but stevia has been hailed the “miracle sweetener” in Europe in the last 5 years.
Stevia is naturally occurring, has zero calories, no carbohydrates and, unlike alternatives, does not raise blood sugar levels. Stevia is a sugar substitute extracted from the stevia plant – stevia rebaudiana – grown in Brazil and Paraguay, where it has been used for hundreds of years to sweeten foods and treat burns and stomach discomfort. The plant gets its sweetness from naturally occurring glycosides, extracted from the stevia leaves.
Industry experts have found that stevia has the potential to help with weight management, dental health, and diabetes. At CocoPro we continually seek to provide the best for our health-conscious followers, perfectly aligning stevia with the other premium ingredients contained in our high protein coconut waters.
(There was a 400% increase globally in new stevia-based products between 2008 and 2012, with a 158 per cent rise from 2011-2012 - MINTEL Report)