Propel Fitness Water

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Propel
Propel Fitness Water logo.png
TypeZero Calorie Nutrient Enhanced Water Beverage
ManufacturerGatorade
Country of originUnited States
Introduced2000; 20 years ago (2000)

Propel Water is a brand of flavored bottled water that is advertised for having antioxidants and vitamins. It is a beverage product of Gatorade and is marketed by PepsiCo.

Ingredients[edit]

The water often contains, along with water, citric acid, sodium hexametaphosphate, natural flavor, potassium sorbate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), sucralose, sodium citrate, potassium citrate, acesulfame potassium, niacinamide (vitamin B3), calcium disodium edta, vitamin E acetate, calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), and pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6)[1]

History[edit]

Propel Fitness Water was introduced in 2000 by the company Pepsico.[2] In January 2006, Gatorade introduced Propel Calcium to market. In the summer of 2006, Gatorade introduced Propel powder packets, a dry powder mix of Propel, where the contents of a powder packet are added to a 500 mL (16.9 oz) bottle of water. Propel powder with Calcium launched in January 2010. In early 2009, Gatorade changed the bottle design.[citation needed] The packaging claims that the bottles contain 20% less plastic than their predecessors. Propel's logo remains the same, but the words "Fitness Water" have been removed from the packaging,[citation needed] leaving the only description as "Vitamin Enhanced Water Beverage".

In early 2011, Gatorade announced it was discontinuing production of regular Propel (Sucrose & artificial sweeteners base) in favor of an artificially sweetened variety: "Propel Zero".[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Site for PepsiCo Beverage Information — Product". pepsicobeveragefacts.com. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  2. ^ Moskin, Julia (15 February 2006). "Must Be Something In the Water". Retrieved 4 April 2017 – via NYTimes.com.

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