Propel fitness water was launched in the United States in 2002 by Pepsico and Gatorade Tropicana North America. Propel fitness water was created to provide active individuals with a non-carbonated water beverage enhanced with vitamins and antioxidants. The water is designed to hydrate and nourish the body without the excess calories and sugars found in traditional sports drinks.
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Types and Flavors
Propel fitness water is available in bottles and in ready-to-mix powder packets. The ready-to-drink variety is available in seven flavors: berry, grape, black cherry, lemon, peach, kiwi-strawberry and blueberry-pomegranate. The powder packets are designed to mixed with plain bottled water and are available in eight flavors. They are lemon, grape, raspberry-lemonade, kiwi-strawberry, berry, cherry-lime, citrus punch and lemonade.
Serving Sizes and Nutrition Facts
Propel bottled water is available in 20-ounce bottles, which contain 2.5 eight-ounce servings per bottle. Each serving has 10 calories, 75mg of sodium, g of carbohydrates, 2g of sugar, 20mg of potassium and 50mg of phosphorus. Each 0.2 ounce powder packet has 20 calories, 50mg of sodium, 4g of carbohydrates and 4g of sugar.
Propel fitness water is made with water, sugar and citric acid. It also contains sodium hexametophosphate and calcium disodium EDTA to protect the water's flavoring. Potassium sorbate preserves the freshness of the water and helps extend its shelf life. Other ingredients include sodium citrate, acesulfame potassium and sucralose. Sucralose, also known as Splenda, is used to sweeten Propel fitness water and is reported to be 600 times sweeter than table sugar.
Vitamin Enhancement of Bottled Propel
According to Pepsico, each bottle of Propel fitness water is enhanced with 30 percent of the daily value of vitamin C and 25 percent vitamin E, vitamins that help replenish the body. It also has 60 percent vitamin B6 to help energize the body. Other vitamins used as an enhancement include 60 percent niacin, also known as vitamin B3, and 60 percent vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid.
Vitamin Enhancement of Powder Packets
Propel fitness water powder packets contain 20 percent vitamin C and 50 percent vitamin B6. As a bonus, the lemonade, citrus punch and cherry-lime flavored powder packets contain 20 percent vitamin E and 10 percent of the daily value of calcium. The powder is also enhanced with 50 percent vitamin B5 and 50 percent vitamin B3.