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post #1 of 8
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OK, I don't keep up on advertising trends, at least not consciously. But this one got my attention. Frankly, I was reading a book review that--as a sarcastic aside--mentioned something called "Zico Coconut Water." Vaguely curious, I Googled it and found their site. And part of the sales pitch was the following line:

It’s the only natural substance that can be safely injected into the human blood stream."

Huh? :confused:

And this is a reason to drink this product?
Here's their website: Health Benefits of ZICO Coconut Water
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post #2 of 8
I've heard of it used as a first aid saline drip in developing countries/primitive first aid context before.

You can see it portrayed that way in Jackie Chan's film Who Am I.
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post #3 of 8
Reckon they never heard of saline---which is the first one that comes to mind.

Must be, too, that neither plasma nor whole blood are considered "natural" by their blurb writers.
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post #4 of 8
The beauty of mother nature. When all else fails she will take care of you, in a very special way.

Coconut water is used as an emergency tactic when there is nothing else. The components of coconut water can keep a patient alive because of saline and albumen, it also helps to absorb meds.
It is very healthy.


Petals

(my medical side speaking)

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post #5 of 8
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Thank you all for your responses.
However, Zico isn't being marketed to Doctors Without Borders. It's a "sports drink" sold at suburban yoga and pilates studios in major cities. Or are these folks looking for the next new thing in "cleansing" enemas"? Is the next step in purity assurance is the inject-able test? If I can shoot up with no ill effects, then I can drink it?
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post #6 of 8
They are using this as a publicity stunt, A BEVERAGE YOU CAN INJECT.


Doctors without Borders......

I can tell you firsthand that if I saw someone who was in need of an I.V and A.S.A.P, I would be the first in line to hook him up , (Good Samaritan Act) if coconut water was my only source then coconut water it would be. (there are other alternatives of course).

There are two catagories of IV fluids, one for rehydration and to elevate someone's electrolytes, the other, collaid, for blood loss etc....administering coconut juice is a huge EXCEPTION and has only been scarcley used ,not even long enough to do extensive research on.

Depending the circumstances .....


My humble opinion...2 cents

Petals

PS I sure hope that the bottled type does not lead to colon cleansing. If it does.....God help the poor guy who is stuck in traffic !

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post #7 of 8
Now that I know that, I'm going to ignore it! :lol:

I happen to love coconut water, and Zico is okay. I prefer the Thai stuff in a can that has little cubes of young coconut meat, though. Mmm, beverage and dessert in one!

But yeah, that just sounds like a way to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. And try to get a higher price. :rolleyes:
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post #8 of 8
I really like Zico

After I've been working all day-hot, sweaty and at my energy's end, drinking a little coconut water is really refreshing and sets me to rights.

When living in the keys, we'd follow the road crews around to gather up the coconuts they cut out of the trees (to avoid having them fall on cars or passers by). Free food! Always had a big pile of them in front of my house and opened a few up for breakfast every morning. Loved the soft coconut jelly too.

Now that I'm in NY, Zico is the closest thing to it. Love the stuff. Just wish it were less expensive.
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