Coconut Water

Does coconut water work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Coconut Water

The overall effectiveness rating for coconut water is 1.8 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using coconut water may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Coconut Water

There are 4 studies in the database on coconut water; the confidence rating is 33. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for coconut water as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Coconut Water

Products Containing Coconut Water
Amino Fitt
BCAA Loaded
Swole Max
Full list of all 39 products containing Coconut Water.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about coconut water. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cycling performance
improve running performance
improve hydration


Title of Study
Comparison of coconut water and a carbohydrate-electrolyte sport drink on measures of hydration and physical performance in exercise-trained men
Improved exercise capacity in the heat followed by coconut water consumption
Rehydration after exercise with fresh young coconut water, carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage and plain water
Rehydration with sodium-enriched coconut water after exercise-induced dehydration