I’ve got an exciting summer giveaway for you guys! I recently received samples of Fat Leaf Water, a new sports hydration drink, and was shocked at how well it worked to cure my dehydration.
The brand has generously offered to give away a 12-pack plus a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky My Beauty Bunny reader!
We all need more hydration but I REALLY need it!
So, just to give you some background…I have something called POTS, which means my blood pressure is usually low, and I have to eat a ton of salt to keep from passing out.
I also have aldosterone-deficiency, so I’m always taking electrolyte powders and even salt pills to keep up. When it’s hot out, my symptoms are even worse, so I was really excited to find Fat Leaf Water.
When I’m dehydrated, my fingertips look pruney, like I just got out of the bathtub. When I drink electrolytes, they plump up! Here’s a before and after. It’s a hot day today and I’m moderately dehydrated – nothing crazy. But you can see how my fingers plumped up about 30 minutes after drinking a Fat Leaf Water!
So, is Fat Leaf Water better than electrolyte powder?
I feel like Fat Leaf Water works better and faster than my normal electrolyte powders. I think that’s because it’s made with prickly pear fruit. If any plant knows how to stay hydrated, it’s a cactus!
Prickly pear has anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, electrolytes (magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus), vitamins, minerals, and the amino acid, taurine. It’s often used in hangover prevention and treatments, and that would actually be a GREAT use of this drink!
The drink is gluten-free, vegan, and made with natural ingredients. The bottles are BPA-free. Unlike coconut water, all of Fat Leaf Water’s ingredients are sourced within the US and Mexico, allowing for fewer emissions waste to create a more environmentally friendly product. They also plan to donate 1% of their profits to Conservation International.
Do you work out in the heat bro?
If you’re a human that is alive in the summertime, you probably need more hydration. But, if you’re a human who works out in the summertime, you DEFINITELY need more hydration. The taurine is an added benefit because it can help your heart and muscles.
Last weekend, I took some Fat Leaf Water with me to my in-laws house in the Los Angeles valley for a 4th of July homemade pizza party. Because we are social distancing, we had to stay outside the whole time, which meant no air conditioning in 96-degree heat.
Because of the health issues I mentioned (and probably my genetics), I DO NOT tolerate heat well. I get dizzy and confused, and just super uncomfortable. The in-laws offered me coconut water, which is great, but it just doesn’t do the job that an electrolyte drink does. I had the entire case of Fat Leaf Water with me (to take photos for this post!), so I drank some and offered it to them. I think it saved me from heat exhaustion!
What does it taste like?
There are three flavors – Rimrock Red (my favorite!), KeyLime Mirage and Mojave Citrus. Rimrock Red is the sweetest in my opinion, and I’d buy a case of that alone in the future!
These don’t taste like Gatorade, because they are not full of sugar. If you’re watching your sugar, KeyLime has the lowest sugar (6 grams for the whole bottle), but keep in mind, a little sugar is necessary when you are extremely dehydrated (it can help your body absorb the electrolytes more efficiently).
The other flavors have 16 grams, which is not super low, but it’s not Gatorade-level-high (which is about 34 grams for 20 oz.).
Overall, I think KeyLime and Mojave Citrus are a tad bitter for my taste, but they work so well to hydrate me, that I don’t mind. The Rimrock Red flavor is actually delicious and one I would drink just for the taste alone.
Who wants to win a 12-pack case of Fat Leaf Water and a $50 Amazon gift card?
I think you’ll appreciate having Fat Leaf Water on hand whether you are working out, having some cocktails, or just hanging out in the sun this summer. Being well hydrated will also give your skin a glow year-round! If you want to buy some, you can do that via their Kickstarter campaign here.
I’m so excited that one of you will get to try a variety pack of this amazing drink for FREE, plus get a $50 Amazon gift card! Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.
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