There are many different drink mixes on the market, but MIO stands out as a new and interesting addition to the water enhancement market. Most other water enhancers are dry powders that come in tiny envelopes and must be used all at once. MIO is different!
MIO comes in a small bottle and is a liquid. You can open the bottle and squirt in your desired amount to your water bottle. Your drink can be lightly flavored or very strong . It doesn’t matter, however you enjoy your water, MIO can be customized to fit your tastes.
Where other water enhancers can clump in the water and leave grit, MIO is a concentrated liquid. The bottle can be snapped closed and will not go bad or clump. There is no gritty or sandy consistency. You should use an opened bottle within 30 days.
MIO debuted in March 2011 and is marketed by Kraft Brands. The water enhancer originally had six flavors, but has since added more due to the explosion of popularity MIO has seen in the United States. There are now nine different flavors, including two energy variants. It does not need to be kept in the fridge and all of the ingredients are safe for consumption. Even children can drink water flavored with MIO in moderation.
The MIO energy variants were introduced in early 2012 and were an instant hit. The flavors are very good and provide energy without a dose of caffeine. B vitamins are used to help people feel an increase in energy without the nasty ‘crash’ that can come with caffeinated drinks like coffee or soda pop.
MIO ‘s flavors include:
• Berry Pomegranate
• Fruit Punch
• Mango Peach
• Peach Tea
• Sweet Tea
• Strawberry Watermelon
• MiO Energy: Green Thunder
• MiO Energy: Black Cherry
• Blueberry Lemonade
There have been some controversy over the ingredients, yet all are listed as safe for consumption by the FDA and the European Union. The biggest concern from health conscious people is that there are no true natural ingredients in the product. Some alarmist blogs have claimed that making claims about how the listed ingredients are unhealthy. Here are the ingredients in MIO:
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).
You can purchase MIO from WalMart, Amazon, and even Walgreens. Each of the listed retailers has great prices and sometimes offers three-packs of MIO flavors. If you find that you do not drink enough water during the day to prevent dehydration, using MIO may just help you get all of your liquid needs for your body.