Mio Fit Water Enhancer: From Terrible to Worse

Mio Fit by Kraft

2 years ago, Kraft launched a new product into the market called Mio Water Enhancer. The result of an intra-company brainstorming session, this water flavoring was Krafts’ biggest product launch in a decade. We quickly called bullshit on this product, full of artificial ingredients.

Our call to consumers must have gone unheard, because Kraft is now expanding the Mio line to include Mio Fit:

“From the court to the field to the gym, MiO Fit gives you what you want after breaking a sweat – including electrolytes, B vitamins and zero calories – by changing water into a refreshing sports drink made to your ideal taste. The unique, portable bottle means you can always carry multiple servings of MiO Fit with you wherever you go.”

Information on the product is unavailable yet, because it has not formally launched. It will be unveiled to millions of Americans during the Superbowl on Sunday. But based on the ingredients of its elders, we are not expecting any miracles:

Water, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Malic Acid, Contains Less than 2% of Natural Flavor, Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium (Sweeteners), Potassium Citrate, Red 40, Blue 1, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative).

People – what’s wrong with plain water and a healthy diet?? You are working out for an hour, sweating and pushing yourself. Obviously you have self control and discipline. Is it really that hard to get yourself used to drinking plain water?

If you believe that your body is your temple, why contaminate it with artificial sweeteners that may cause cancer? Do you really need the bright red / blue artificial colors to make your water more palatable?

As if Mio original wasn’t bad enough, now Kraft is trying to convince us that Mio Fit has actual health benefits. Arggh…When it comes to the B vitamins and electrolytes, you can get those from eating real food. Even as simple as a banana. or a slice of whole grain bread with peanut butter.

But then again, the 30 second Superbowl commercial this weekend will probably convince you otherwise.

  • Kim M.

    “But then again, the 30 second Superbowl commercial this weekend will probably convince you otherwise.” Was that a necessary jab to take at your readers? Don’t you think the people who come here and read this blog are a little too keyed into real food to be swayed by a $10 million 30-second spot run during the Super Bowl? Harsh!

    • http://www.fooducate.com/ Fooducate


    • kikson

      please shut up you loser

      • Artimus Clyde

        Nice response, way to win a debate!

  • Alison

    I tried Mio when it came out…not worth the hefty price tag…plain water for me!

  • http://blog.ianbeyer.com Ian B

    It amazes me that there is even a market for overpriced kool-aid.

    • Tony Montana

      Kool-aid has calories

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1352624619 Paul W. Pyle

    I agree with your conclusions, but “vulgarity is no substitute for wit.”

    • Michelle

      I fully agree. Hemi seems to have a rather unfortunate tendency to regularly use profanity and vulgar language in her posts, on what is SUPPOSED to be a professional, well – educated health blog. To be honest – having to deal with Hemi’s regular use of uneeded profanity is quickly becoming very, very irritating. Enough already!!

      • http://www.fooducate.com/ Fooducate

        Hi Michelle, Paul
        Thanks for your feedback.
        Didn’t realize “bull….” was taboo.
        Will try to be more sensitive in future posts.
        For the record, I’m a he (not she).

        • Michelle

          Oops, my apologies. ;) Thank you for taking the time to consider my opinion- I appreciate it. :)

          • Flyte44

            How can readers take you seriously if you use vulgarity? There is a nice alternate view point here, but many may not read further when they see unprofessional words. As for Mio, I use it. Rather take my chances with minute quantities of quasi-controversial food chem. than a lot of sugar.

          • dd

            Wow, time to pull the sticks out of your butts! I enjoyed the humor, point well made even with the word bullshit :O

      • derp

        fuck off

  • Chef Marshall O’Brien

    Keep on calling out the bull Fooducate! keep up the good fight – love it!!!

  • David langin

    I will admit, I do love my mio. I haven’t found anything that gives me more energy then mio energy. But i know it was anything but heathy. Just to let you know though, what is wrong with sometimes having fun and adding flavors and colors to your water? Normal people get bored of plain water. I guess health nuts think that the less fun you have in your life and more discipline, the better

    • http://www.fooducate.com/ Fooducate

      Nothing wrong with having fun. If Mio is your one guilty pleasure, knock yourself out. Not sure normal = grown adult having to add ultra bright colors into his water in order to drink them. Sigh.

      • Derek

        “having to add ultra bright colors into his water”. Yes! That’s why people buy Mio. For the colors! Not the fact that water is boring and flavorless. I’ll take my Mio and my good attitude over water and condescension any and every day. By the way, I just bought some Mio Fit Arctic Grape today, I’d say it’s more of a tint. Certainly not ultra bright.

        • http://www.fooducate.com/ Fooducate

          At least you know what the risk is when consuming Mio.
          Sorry you find water boring and flavorless.

          • Artimus Clyde

            And what may that risk be? Are you able to back up the dangers of sweeteners with scientific evidence?

        • gerry

          I hear ya Dave and agree w/u fully 100%. There’s NOTHING wrong w/making our own colored water every now and then. Everybody is different, and I believe every body has the right 2 put in it whatever the hell we want. If I find out later I’m about 2 die from some form of rare cancer, well then I guess my loved ones will @ least enjoy spending my millions of dollars from being the proud New owners of Moo Fit. lol

          • gerry

            I hope u got my reply, Dave regarding the mio fit. Having drank a bit o’ fit, I sat down 2 write this reply and just woke up b4 I even started it. lol!! if u look @ the reply 2 Derek below, that was supposed 2 b yours but, I couldn’t figure out how 2 swap names so I’m just sendin u a msg of ur own!!! And, u can just read his reply! Lol

        • M. Kingsmill

          Yup… I drink 2-3 Litres a day, so if it was all water, I’d probably get bored of the flavor and dehydrate myself instead… And WAay LESS color than Gatorade, Crystal Light (powder) or KoolAid (powder)

      • Joyce Myers

        Fooducate you’re an ass!!!! I am a grown adult and I use MIO, Dasani, Crystal Light, etc to flavor my bottled water because I can’t stand the taste of plain water and before you say water has no flavor I know differently.

      • Artimus Clyde

        Please tell me you aren’t this dumb. Please tell me Fooducate employs adults who have at least a high school education.

    • Anonymoose

      I keep wondering how many of these posts are paid shills for Kraft. Probably most of them. I mean really.. you’re SO passionate about a shitty $4 food additive that you come here to dispute some crackpot wannabe foodie’s hissyfit tinfoilhat claims because you love the product?

      NEWSFLASH: There have been DOZENS of products that accomplish the same thing on your grocery shelves FOR YEARS.. ever heard of sugar-free KoolAid? Or Crystal Light? They just didn’t come in a squeeze bottle OR cost a ridiculously overpriced $4.

      • M. Kingsmill

        Neither KoolAid or Crystal Light have electrolytes, not to mention the extra bulk of a can of Gatorade powder compared to the tiny bottle of MiO SPORT that I can literally hide in my fist… IMHO, The squeeze bottle is a great feature… And although you won’t believe it, I’m definitely NOT a shill for Kraft Foods…

      • Artimus Clyde

        “I keep wondering how many of these posts are paid shills for Kraft.”

        The quintessential phrase of conspiracy theorists and people who can’t win arguments on the merits of facts and evidence.

    • Jerry

      I like it because you get the same nutrients as a Gatorade at a fraction of the cost. Gatorade, powerade, etc charges for the cheap electrolytes, sugar and a whole bunch of water. I have the water, I just want the electrolytes. Brilliant invention. A little much in the stores, but buying online (amazon, miofit.com, ebay,…) helps save a ton!

  • The12thDoctor

    I think plain water tastes great the only two things I have drank other than water the past few weeks is milk and i feel guilty for this one but i drank one sprite zero

    • Clint

      So long as you don’t overly abuse soda, its not all that terrible. Just NO diets (Zeros included). They all have Aspartame which is the worst artificial sweetener there is. The main ingredient in rat poison. If you must drink a soda, drink a regular soda. Diet, the Zeros, or Pepsi ONE, etc, are all terrible. Not to say soda is good for you, but the regular sodas are better than diet. By the way, are you really a doctor?

      • ‘Ello

        That’s a Doctor Who reference.

      • M. Kingsmill

        Aspartame isn’t really poisonous, but it will make your blood thinner and stop it from clotting which is how it kills rats… They nick themselves and bleed to death if they’ve had too much aspartame…

  • Mr. Iggleman

    So, I agree with most of your conclusions. But for endurance sports drinking only plain water can be dangerous and lead to water intoxication. Don’t need Mio Fit to get electrolytes. But you do need electrolytes.

    • http://www.fooducate.com/ Fooducate

      Agreed, endurance runners and athletes do have a separate set of needs.

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  • bebueno

    Stop being a condescending bitch, Hemi. Thank you.

  • Apart ridge

    If you consider consuming mio as “risky” then I sure hope you people know what you’re consuming when you drink a glass of soda or pop or whatever you call that acidic, disgusting liquid.

    • M. Kingsmill

      Or the awful effects your (plastic) bottled water has on the environment!

  • Sdeck

    Some of us came here to read something useful about the product instead we get this garbage. Some people like myself have strenuous jobs that need a two to one ratio of water to an electrolyte drink to stay functioning. So I came here to read if this product was comparable to Gatorade and instead I read a childish rant.

    • Normal

      You’re a bloody fool

      • Artimus Clyde

        Why is he a bloody fool?

    • Andrew

      Thank you. This article provided ZERO factual info about the ingredients. The only info it provided that is accurate.. IS the ingredients. What a joke. I drink about 24oz of water in the office a day (my water bottle measures) and i’m sick of it. Water is nice but has no nutrients. I get hungry and tired easily after my lunch break. I’m looking to see if a couple nickels a day is worth it for an additive product like Mio. This blog is full of opinionated sensationalist BS.

      • durban8024

        Check out arbonne

      • Jerry

        I have to agree with you… a little emotional, but well said.

      • chris

        Just drink water idiot

    • Andrew

      For anyone looking for a USEFUL article that talks about the BIGGEST issue with mio: Propylene Glycol, read here:


  • cocoadog

    Flavrz-they have an organic energy mix–comes in single serve pouches, just add to water

  • MioRocks666

    Hemi Weingarten is a retard. I hope you honestly don’t think that the pesticides and preservatives in your “Natural foods” are any better for you. Furthermore, there is still no conclusive evidence that sucralose causes cancer or anything else of the sort…

  • Clint

    First of all, almost everything we consume is full of artificial sweeteners. The food we eat today, even organic, is not even close to the same nutrition as before. Government has regulated the soil to dirt, the farmers who sell to the mega stores are forced to use all kinds of crap to treat their crops. GMO’s, preservatives, and even fish created in a lab (Tilapia)… At some point, you have to realize that there’s no getting around it. And your precious water is full of the toxic base of fluoride, which is proven not only to be toxic to the body, but also ROTS your teeth. Bottled water is full of BPA from the plastic bottles they sit in for months before being consumed. The flu shot gives you the flu, it contains formaldehyde and mercury, and sometimes the key ingredients in laundry detergents… And that’s supposed to protect us from the flu? Give me a break. Biggest scam ever. All these nuts talking about going “green” with energy. Releasing these “energy saver” light bulbs that emit chemicals into the air that can cause cancer.

    Even the vitamins people are told to take actually do more harm than good. These “one a day” vitamins and Centrum and all the rest of the over the counter BS are speeding up the oxidation process within the body. I know because I take pharmaceutical grade Vitamins that can’t even be bought in a store, which have been lab tested on human cells extracted from healthy and unhealthy immune systems, and treated with these vitamins over a long period. After 20 years, these cells are still alive and healthy in the lab these vitamins are made. The stuff I take gives you real nutrition, real minerals, real fish oil, and real health. My point is, I’ve been educated on all the things bad for you to eat and drink. Not defending Mio’s use of artificial sweeteners, but its in almost everything tasty these days, and even the “healthy” stuff has been contaminated by government regulation.

    If I drink a soda, its never diet, because all diet sodas contain ASPARTAME, which is the WORST artificial sweetener. Its the main ingredient in rat poison. And I try and only get soda that uses pure sugar cane, and not high fructose corn syrup. Sugar is not bad for you. In fact, sugar, like most natural things, is actually good for you until you abuse it. I can tell that you are not as educated in this as you think. Before you go off telling people how they should live their lives, learn the facts first. I am willing to bet you have a lot of room for improvement. I bet you eat wheat bread, which today, most contain GMO’s, which have been shown to have all kinds of adverse affects. If you want to learn about true health, I’d be more than happy to let you know a few things.

    • Anonymoose

      Make sure they don’t get your precious bodily fluids, Mandrake!

    • M. Kingsmill

      Fluoride can be toxic depending on the amount ingested daily, but it will not ROT your teeth, merely make them brittle and easy to chip and otherwise damage… Tap or bottled water are essentially the same, one delivered in plastic bottles (no BPA now that it’s been banned) or via COPPER pipes… (Copper is poisonous too!)

      Tilapia may be commercially bred (Probably in a “fish nursery or artificially stocked pond, instead of a lab like you say…), but it also can still be found in the wild according to Wikipedia…

    • Guest

      Like I’ve said below… Aspartame isn’t really poisonous, but it will make your blood thinner and stop it from clotting which is how it kills rats… They nick themselves and bleed to death if they’ve had too much aspartame…

      • Artimus Clyde

        You can die from too much water too. Care to share the amount of Aspartame it will take to thin your blood and kill you? I’m sure you’ve researched this so you can just link me to your peer reviewed scientific study concerning this. Thanks.

  • CindyMD

    It’s only a few cc’s in 16 oz water. What you are claiming sounds like drinking the entire bottle daily:. MIO has gotten people off diet cokes and aspartame — that’s more toxic amounts than MIO can be in 8 bottles of water..

    • kristin

      Actually, its probably just as bad if not worse. The third ingredient is propelene glycol which is antifreeze and food dyes are made from petroleum and coal tar. Propelene glycol is used in food to absorb water (why its legal as food additive is beyond me). So its also dehydrating, the opposite of what you are trying to do if you are drinking water. :)

      • Kay

        If you read up a bit more on the ingredient youd find that yes it is used in antifreeze, BUT it is “non-toxic” antifreeze, and exact opposite of “ethylene” glycol, used in [toxic] antifreeze (toxic to humans and animals).
        Propylene glycol is used in antifreeze for winterizing drinking water systems, it’s used as a moisturizer in medicines, cosmetics, food, toothpaste, shampoo, mouth wash, hair care products, and it is the main ingredient in deodorant sticks. Chances are people have subjected themselves to this ingredient already for ages.

        • M. Kingsmill

          My Dad is allergic to propylene glycol, If he touches anything with it in it, he breaks out in a rash that looks like shingles… They put it in a lot of stuff, and really it doesn’t do much usually… Coincidentally, there is no propylene glycol in Canadian (regular) MiO, but there is also no MiO Energy available up here either… On the other hand, my Mom is allergic to ALL artificial sweeteners (they give her REALLY bad headaches) so I can see why MiO may not be right for everyone…

          • Artimus Clyde

            Umm, ok? I don’t see what your point is, because your mom and dad are allergic to stuff therefore everyone shouldn’t use it?

          • M. Kingsmill

            No.. You don’t get it… I’m not saying that everyone shouldn’t use this stuff, just that it may not be “right” for everyone…

            I said “I can see why MiO may not be right for everyone.” because my Mom & Dad are allergic to two different ingredients they have to watch what they eat… Both allergies are actually fairly common, so allergies would be an example of a really good reason not to eat/drink something… Dad could use MiO without problems while my Mom should not because her sensitivity to artificial sweeteners would giver her a (severe) headache if she used it…

            I’m actually pretty fond of MiO myself, since I’m diabetic, that makes the no carbohydrate feature good for me… I often laugh at the whole “if you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it” approach, and get quite frustrated by many people’s un-supported refusal to consume things with “artificial” ingredients merely because they’re “un-natrual”…

            My final sentence was meant to point out that if you have some sort of reaction to MiO but you’re not sure what part of the MiO you’re reacting to, to be on the safe side you should probably go to REAL fruit juice or at least pop with REAL sugar in it rather than choosing diet pop or low sugar juice which uses artificial sweeteners since that’s probably the most likely ingredient in MiO that might cause an adverse reaction.

      • Rick_N

        Salt is mad of Chlorine – a poisonous gas ! And Potassium is a metal that they us to cool nuclear reactors! Dang nuclear reactor cooling metal. That must mean salt is super dangerous!

        I always find it funny when people makes arguments based on limited knowledge and absolute ignorance of science.

        I think we should all have to take a science literacy quiz before making comments that require a basic understanding of science. Then post that score next to your name. That way we could just look at the score and go hey maybe this persons opinion on the subject has some merit, or you are a looney tune that thinks Dr. Oz is telling you the truth and some crystal will help your aura , or that the earth is 4000 years old.

        • Dee Enko

          Thank you!! People immediately equate propylene glycol to antifreeze. It’s ignorance at it’s finest. Propylene glycol is also used to create vapor in electronic cigarettes. Articles came out of the woodwork about how bad electronic cigarettes were because they were made with ANTIFREEZE. Duh – it’s also in the breathing treatments used in hospitals. It’s used for nebulizers – the machines people sometimes use for COPD and asthma. So instead, the people who believed it just kept smoking their tobacco cigarettes since, ya know, at least they don’t contain “antifreeze.” smh

          Rick N. – your analogies are great. I’m going to use them the next time someone starts to lecture me on the dangers of “antifreeze” being in my mio flavor enhancer or electronic cigarette.

          • M. Kingsmill

            Antifreeze is ethylene glycol NOT propylene glycol, they’re different substances… (Even if they share part of their name.)

      • Artimus Clyde

        You really need to take into account the amount of product being used and the amount of the substance that is in the product to begin with. Back up your claims please, don’t just regurgitate FoodBabe or other anti-scientific quacks who are allergic to science.

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  • Mat

    What people are ignoring in the comments here is that just because you enjoy something, that does not make it healthy, or good for you in any way. I enjoy eating smoked meats, but that doesn’t mean that smoked meats aren’t bad for you compared to baked ones.

  • Duh

    Everything Causes Cancer dumb dumb

  • Silent

    so… I came here to find out more about this product and I found a rather slanted view. Perhaps you might suggest a NATURAL alternative to the mio product? I would like to claim that I’m able to consume lots of water a day without sprucing it up but I can’t. I like flavor. as for the electrolytes and b vitamins – perhaps you might comment on the actual amount of ‘lytes in here. I’m not about to chuck down a bananna and a piece of bread with peanut butter if i’m thirsty.

    • john


      • Dee Enko

        You are paranoid, aren’t you? Shill my ass.

    • M. Kingsmill

      I’d say a squirt of lemon or lime and a dash of salt… but that’s only a guess…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paula-Frazer-Owens/1577755862 Paula Frazer Owens

    I found this information useful & good !! We keep hearing from Nutritionist that if we can’t pronounce it, probably don’t want it in our bodies……real food, no colors, additives & no GMO foods….. I like Mio tea but am going back to real tea…..it’s not as easy but obviously better for us….! Our food source is being poisoned by Monsanto’s GMO’s….. no need to add something else foreign or toxic to our bodies……. and we wonder why cancer, diabetes & autism is on the rise!??

    • M. Kingsmill

      GMO’s & bashing large corporations by name aside, if you’re literate, you should be able to properly pronounce all the ingredients in MiO, (I know I can!) if you can’t, go see your local public school English teacher to brush up on making the sounds of different letter combinations to form the words… Or seek a science teacher which can also help you figure it out… (Including not just pronouncing it, but actually understanding what it is.) I think the line “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it.” is a load of hooey, there’s lots of people that don’t pronounce banana or potato correctly for example, (just the first two examples that come to mind, there’s probably better ones out there) but those are “healthy” foods, right?

      • Dee Enko

        LOL! Great answer!

  • information seeker

    I came looking for information. nothing here. “may cause cancer” but you don’t know. and there are no actual facts. what a waste of time.

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  • Chris

    This is a seriously unprofessional article…you did everything but call your readers idiots for drinking flavored water instead of regular…I have to say, I am a recovering soda pop addict…I used to drink well over 100oz. a week…I started drinking water but water has always been something I had to force myself to drink…especially tap water…now I am to the point that most days I drink 64oz or more of water, but sometimes when I get the craving for soda (because I still love it because it tastes so good and it has a remarkably refreshing bite particularly on hot summer days) Mio gives me a tasty alternative…If you want to talk about sucralose and acesulfame potassium, the tests done by the FDA did NOT prove that either of these artificial sweeteners cause cancer by themselves…a carcinogen is created when certain preservatives are eaten frequently with artifical sweeteners…get your information straight or don’t write anything at all

    • http://www.luxurybranded.com/ Ryan Clark

      Because you are an idiot for drinking this tripe.

      • Dee Enko

        Only an idiot calls someone else an idiot, especially for something as ridiculous as this. Sad soul.

      • Artimus Clyde

        Good, you’ve made a claim, now back it up. Why is this product bad for you. Simply listing ingredients of a product you don’t fully understand is not evidence of anything. I encourage you to learn how to interpret scientific studies and then get back to me. Oh no! A chemical I don’t understand is in a product in small quantities! It must be bad! (insert conspiracy theory nonsense and links to mercola articles here).

  • Tom

    lol. What a joke bs articles like these are.

  • Kay

    Some of us simply don’t like water, using a SMALL amount of Mio isn’t going to kill you. One bottle usually lasts me 3 weeks.
    I’ve researched articles where people took the time to look up and explain the ingredients for the benefit of others, unlike this childish venting post.
    When they did so, they showed that all of these ingredients are in the other foods we eat already. What’s one tiny bottle of the same artificial ingredients if we’re already putting them in our body anyway; eating fruit and veggies is easy yes, but water is number one, and after a run or a work out you want to hydrate yourself first and foremost, not go eat a bunch of food.

    • M. Kingsmill

      I’m glad someone’s done better research on the topic…

      Care to post some links to some of those “excellent articles”?

      • Artimus Clyde

        Care to post the peer reviewed scientific studies that say it’s bad for you? Mercola and FoodBabe don’t count, we’re talking about actual science here.

  • Robert Wright

    Look I hate water, I have lived off of soda most of my life and could never figure out why people settled for plain boring water …So as a low cal substitute and for the added sweetness and taste, MIO is a winner . Soda …MIO which is better for you , that is the question. For many of us Water is not an option we could never hydrate with something that has no taste.

    • M. Kingsmill

      I wasn’t even allowed to have soda until I was about 5, then only occasionally, Most of my childhood (Right up to College in fact) most of what I drank was KoolAid… All those artifical drinks have their disadvantages, but too much of a good thing can kill you too… The trick is MODERATION!

      • Dee Enko


  • MortimerMouse

    It is garbage, it’s a bunch of chemicals, we have virtually no idea what they’ll do to us. That goes for pretty much most of what we put in our mouths though, unless of course we grow it, kill it, cook it ourselves.
    I used to hate water due to the lack of flavour. I never felt satisfied, but after I started working out a tremendous amount and forcing myself to drink it, I have found nothing else will do. Now I love water and won’t touch anything else except for the occasional apple juice, and of course beer…
    Once you get accustomed to water, really nothing else compares to the clean, crisp, ice cold, “tasteless” stuff.

    • Mr. Sensible

      Food is a bunch of chemicals too.

      • M. Kingsmill

        Sure… Looking at the ingredient list is only so useful… Even water is nothing more than two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen… You don’t see people spontaneously exploding because 90% of their bodies are made of Hydrogen (Explosive, think Hindenburg) and Oxygen (Required to burn materials like hydrogen)… At least, it’s hard to find it happening very often…

        • Dee Enko

          Some people must really hate you for making so much sense. I think your posts are great.

  • Bareley

    “People – what’s wrong with plain water and a healthy diet?? You are working out for an hour, sweating and pushing yourself. Obviously you have self control and discipline. Is it really that hard to get yourself used to drinking plain water?”

    There’s nothing wrong with plain water and a healthy diet, but this product is made for specific circumstances: when you’re out and about and need a quick boost of electrolytes. Plain water doesn’t provide the electrolytes, and whole foods aren’t nearly as portable as this product.

    If you work out for just an hour, then sure, water is fine. But lots of people partake in endurance athletics for longer than one-hour periods. In those cases, water is not enough — there IS something wrong with water.

    So sure, as an everyday, casual additive to water for “color” or “flavor” purposes, I won’t use Mio Fit. That’s not really Mio Fit’s territory anyway — that’s more for regular Mio.

    Like Sdeck said, some of us clicked this link thinking that we might find some substantial information about how this product performs for what it was made to do — replenish nutrients that deplete during long bouts of exercise and that water alone does not replenish. Instead, we got this rant. You have every right to write it, but just know that it wasn’t helpful.

  • K.T

    This is very useful information and I will also agree with drinking plain water no artificial colors or additives.

  • Ryan

    Calm down. It’s also not healthy to get so worked up over something as benign as this.

    • Dee Enko

      The stress this article is causing some of these people is likely more unhealthy than MIO itself.

  • Blackout P.

    Right on I get what your saying, I mean there’s probably no way everything you said isn’t right. Mio is pretty good though, I just got some right now.
    Came home and googled “is mio bad for you” haha.. I don’t like all the 40, 30 red, blue whatever color dyes. It’s in cheetos and all that stuff, soda.
    In the end I put it to pretty good use in my water pipes, it’ll make your rips taste real nice, and without ruining the flavor of the buds. :)

  • Missie

    The product made me sick. I used it one day, the wild cherry flavor, and just enough to turn my water a light pink. I ended up with severe dry mouth and just not feeling well. I wanted to eliminate all causes, so the following day I did not use it at all or anything else out of the ordinary. I felt great. Today I used just a tiny bit and I got ill; dry mouth, sweating, dry heaving, etc. I am convinced its the Mio. I work out 5-6 days a week, TRX 3 days a week and weight lifting 2-3 days a week. I am very strict in what I eat and drink, and I will be eliminating this from my daily routine. Stay away from it, its nothing but trash.

    • M. Kingsmill

      May be an allergic reaction to the propylene glycol, (unless you’re in Canada) Do you get skin rashes with most moisturizers? If so get yourself allergy tested for it, it’s not usually in the standard allergy screening, you’ll probably have to request it…

  • mazlaf

    Did all of you watch the movie “Idiocracy” ? sure you should.

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  • http://tornadoandsasquatch.weebly.com/ TiffaniTornado

    Meh. I know it isnt exactly good for you.
    But just a few months ago i was drinking somewhere around 5 cokes a day. I am weird and completely despise the taste of plain water.(dont tell me water has no taste. Yes it does.)
    Mio has no calories. No sugar. No caffeine(depending on which kind you get) and it tastes good. It definitely a better alternative to soda. i think i drink maybe one coke a week now. and i’ll eventually cut that out too. And eventually i will accustom myself to plain water.
    Mio does have a positive use. It helps those of us who are complete morons and got ourselves addicted to soda ween off of it.

    And im diabetic. So this is definitely a good thing.

    • 1mrt1

      Did you try diet soda? I like it

      • http://tornadoandsasquatch.weebly.com/ TiffaniTornado

        LOL I cant do the after taste.
        But im getting old. So i have to actually TRY to keep my figure now. lol.

        • 1mrt1

          Old…yea right. You are gorgeous. ahhh you get used to the after taste..I mixed it half and half for awhile first

          • M. Kingsmill

            It gets worse the more you consume… Diet soda is proven to cause cellulite deposits to form, better off with sugar free koolaid, crystal light, etc… I have never been able to stand the taste of water either… Not even BEFORE I was diagnosed with diabetes… As I said in a different reply… I’d get dehydrated if all I could drink was plain water…

    • Dee Enko

      The worse thing in MIO are the dyes but no one will convince me that they’re dangerous in such a minuscule amount that’s in this product and it’s even more diluted considering you’ll only use a fraction of this bottle in a day. No worries. A HELL of a lot better than diet soda my friend.

  • Josh C.

    Some of you guys are getting really worked up… Personally i didn’t like the after taste of Mio. I like coconut water instead of sports drinks.. Full of electrolytes, you can mix it with pretty much any fruit juice (natural only or it would defeat healthy purpose=)) just be careful if you buy the packaged kind, a bunch have added sweeteners (better to get it right out of the coconut) and don’t go overboard with it, too much will have a laxative effect lol.

    • M. Kingsmill

      Good to know… I’ll have to try it out…

  • http://www.soundsolutionsvictoria.com/ Sound Solution

    Well that’s right, there shouldn’t be much of a taste. If home made it will be predominantly Ag+ ions dispersed in the water. http://www.soundsolutionsvictoria.com/services/automotive-av-services/

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  • granola

    As far as I know, these electrolytes are acid. Acid=destroying enamle of the teeth=tooth decay. Most drinks have acidic acid and I wish I could find one that doesn’t. Water does get boring.

    • Dee Enko

      Most fruits have acids in them too, amongst many other foods. Now what?

      • The Great Queen Spider

        Too late, they dead.

  • Olivia

    I recently got sick and am lacking electrolytes and getting dehydrated. I came here to see if it was better and less sugary than gatorade. All I got out of this was feeling kinda shitty cause im not drinking “Plain water.” Its not just about flavors you ass, some of us have other reasons.

    • Dee Enko

      Don’t feel shitty. Some people will find something wrong with just about anything. A drop, literally, of mio in your water a few times a day isn’t going to kill you or give you cancer. This article means a whole lot of nothing to me since the “facts” are not substantiated. I may research it a bit more but I’ll keep using mio unless I find information that’s credible with documented evidence. So unless you’re using many bottles of mio a day, I’d say keep enjoying it. It sure as hell is better than sugary Gatorade.

  • krapt

    tired of plain water? try carbonated water. After a workout, if you drink it fast enough you will get a fizzy tingling high.

    • M. Kingsmill

      Yeah, and nowhere as near the same amount of hydration, as with plain water, I’m told… If you’ve been sweating it out at your chosen sport for a couple of hours, you will also need the electrolytes from Gatorade, or MiO SPORT/FIT (Depending on which side of the border you live on)

  • panda27

    My mum brought a bottle back from australia… I was gald to squeeze it into my water, but now after seeing this article, I’ve totally given up this idea… Plain water tastes good, I believe.

  • M. Kingsmill

    Now that the product has been available (at least here in Canada) for a while now, I have this to say… 1) Artificial sweeteners are not GENERALLY a good idea (for most healthy people), but diabetics and hyperglycemic individuals may actually see this as a benefit… (I speak from experience here, and this helps me avoid skyrocketing blood sugars as a diabetic…) 2) Eating in general and specifically, eating “bread & peanut butter” may not be a great alternative for a sports drink, bread can be a dietary issue to those with gluten allergies, the peanut butter is highly allergenic to some people, and have you ever tried eating a sandwich on a bike, or doing other vigorous sports? In the case of bicycling, drinking while in motion is not recommended, but eating can be downright dangerous! There may be better, healthier, natural alternative sport drinks out there, but you have failed to point any out. 3) Electrolytes are not commonly found in plain water, and are essential to those sweating it out in the hot sun doing the sport of their choice… 4) You should get better facts before panning a product you have only heard a tiny bit about… (It really makes you look pretty disreputable having read only this one post, I’m unlikely to return, because of the bias & lack of information you based this on….)

  • akork

    “why contaminate it with artificial sweeteners that may cause cancer?”

    Way to fear monger with unsubstantiated claims. Or do you wish to bother to lift the finger to actually cite references in your articles.

  • Arania Lawakiro

    Plain water tastes awful. I could do without the coloring but MIO tastes great, and has no carbohydrates whoich is both very important to me. Artificial sweeteners do not matter, as a diabetic you need them anyway.

  • 21gunz

    I don’t see anything wrong with water with lemon or any other NATURAL fruits. ppl please stop contributing to your slow deaths by buying these products Kraft doesn’t care about you or your health they are trying to make a buck like most companies. God gave us everything naturally on this earth to survive off of let’s just stick to that. Fuck MiO and fuck the Kraft trolls on here trying to convince you to buy their toxic product

    • Dee Enko

      Kraft doesn’t care about me? NO! Well I sure am glad you care so much about me and I’m glad you don’t see anything wrong with the lemon or NATURAL fruits. I know of a lot more people who have gotten sick and/or died from fruit than a drop of two of MIO a day. There are many of us who aren’t brainwashed by bullcrap articles like this that substantiate NOTHING and are NOT “Kraft trolls.” Who knows, you may own a fruit stand for all I know – you fruit stand troll you.

      • M. Kingsmill


    • Artimus Clyde

      OK, down the rabbit hole we go.

      1. Every company, except non-profits is trying to “make a buck”. Which means they are selling something, that doesn’t equate to that product being bad or useless otherwise you would own nothing.

      2. Backup your claims that the product is dangerous, don’t just assert it. It’s very easy to make a claim. Take the time to actually back it up, people aren’t as gullible as you think.

      3. So if you can’t argue on the level of science and facts then you just resort to “everyone that disagrees with me is a paid troll for Kraft”? Really? Are you 12? Are you able to understand basic scientific processes? People like you are the reason ignorance and gullibility are at a height never before seen. I’m assuming your also an anti-vaxxer too. You are what I like to call an anti-scientific chicken little. The sky is falling and your lack of education in the area combined with anecdotal evidence leads you to a emotional conclusion that has no basis in reality. But it feels right to you so it must be true.

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  • julieisquittingmiotoday

    Hi ..I have used mio for a yr.. Oct 2013/2014.. and I had a lot of health issues.. I had cancer pop up out of nowhere ..surgery…POTS syndrome..small flu symptoms randomly.. head aches.. upset eating..sleeping..digesting.. sugar issues.. I was super healthy before I started mio.. I had a million tests conducted to find my illnesses.. I took all the meds and did surgery..became extra healthy when eating..vegan half the time..but I am only better half the time… the doctors are stumped.. I quit medications and smoking.. moved to an area with good water and health care.. today it dawned on me… the only constant factor has been mio.. I’m throwing it all away now .. btw cancer does not run in my family.. I had cervical cancer pop up with just over half a yr after a pap…. I am only27 and can’t have kids ever now…if there is a link to mio..I’m suing.. email me if u like..for progression I’m sure will finally happen..now.. thatchickwithtats@gmail.com. sincerely.. Julie

    • Dee Enko

      Those are some hefty claims you’re contributing to mio, not of which make a lick of sense. I’m not a doctor, but I’ll still say that I can guarantee you all of these problems you’ve listed are not simply because of mio.

      “I quit medications and smoking.” yet you’re claiming mio is to blame for all of your problems? Just wow.

  • julieisquittingmiotoday

    Correction**made /still make extra healthy eating decisions majority of time.** yes I eat meats occasionally and always take vitamins..

  • julieisquittingmiotoday

    I have every reason to feel well… doctors are honestly clueless. If I’m still sick after quitting mio I will retract my suspicion.. funny how many other sites named my symptoms..hmmm.. yes I agree there was a lack of useful information from the above and also myself.. but I hope u consider what I’ve said.. thanks..

  • Margaret Mangun

    You people are using Mio need to take a good look at what you are doing to your selves. My daughter was hospitalized yesterday from using this. She listened to people like you that said it was the best thing ever….how wrong she was and how wrong you all are. She could of very well died from using this had she not been taken to the hospital. Wake up people.

    • Artimus Clyde

      ????????????? Was she allergic to it? That’s the only way you are going to the hospital over this product. Unless your daughter downed 100′s of bottles of this stuff in one sitting. How can you possible sit there and say such nonsense.

    • M. Kingsmill

      I agree with Artimus Clyde … *WHY* was your daughter hospitalized? What exactly did the hospital say caused the condition that sent your daughter to the hospital? (Eg: Was she allergic to something in MiO? If so, what?) What did they call the condition she was hospitalized because of? For that matter, did she follow the directions on the product label where it says “ONE QUICK SQUEEZE INTO 250mL OF WATER” and/or “MUST DILUTE BEFORE CONSUMING” (or did she squirt some directly into her mouth & then have a reaction because it was consumed in a more concentrated form than intended)?

  • Phil G

    Check this out 1st one I have seen http://www.Flav-it.org

  • debugdoug

    there has been no study that shows Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium cause to the human body. The only thing that might be bad is the Propylene Glycol. I wish there were a study showing amounts of Propylene Glycol in the blood after 6 moths of drinking MIO.

  • JohnMathew

    Pro Complex Gainer gave me very good result

  • Artimus Clyde

    Ah yes, the chicken little syndrome. I know i’m late to the table but holy crap, who wrote this article a 10 year old with a tantrum?

    Do yourself a favor, Fooducate, don’t assume people are as stupid as you want them to be. Please show us the studies that conclude the hazard of Mio. If your only goal with this article is to get people afraid of a product because it has “chemicals” and big words in the ingredients then you are just as stupid as FoodBabe.

    For example:

    “If you believe that your body is your temple, why contaminate it with artificial sweeteners that may cause cancer?”

    Where is your data backing this up? Is it reliable? Do you know how to interpret peer reviewed scientific studies or are you just one of those yoga pants wearing soccer moms who breathes only organic air. Your business is called “Fooducate”. Own up to the name and start providing useful information instead of adding to the chicken little syndrome of scientifically illiterate yuppies who think everything they can’t pronounce is evil.

  • Dharma Bodhidharma

    MiO is a petroleum product that is more similar to the plastic bottle it’s packaged in than it is to food. Feel free to drink it.

  • Nickelpest

    I have to disagree. I am fine with drinking plain water, but I sweat A LOT at work EVERY day, I am outside in the heat and humidity for hours. I have a healthy diet (was eating bananas every day too) but I was exhausted all the time. As soon as I added Mio Fit to my water, I noticed an immediate difference that day. As you sweat, your body is leaking stuff you need and plain old water will not replace that. That’s why athletes drink Gatorade and Powerade. We need the electrolytes.