MiO Liquid Water Enhancer

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Have you heard of liquid water enhancer before? Well, I received a package of MiO liquid water enhancer for review and it allows you to make your drink in your own way. The word MiO can be translated from Spanish or Italian as “Mine.” Right now, MiO has six delicious flavors: Berry Pomegranate, Strawberry Watermelon, Fruit Punch, Mango Peach, Sweet Tea and Peach Tea. Each MiO bottle gives you approximately 24 servings. For the review, I got Peach Tea and Mango Peach.

MiO Liquid Water Enhancer

The packaging design is quite fancy and cute in a way. The logo is also very unique and it’s represented by the letter M with a water drop in the middle and the color of the water drop represents the flavor of the MiO. What I like the most is the size of MiO because it’s so small that you could actually fit almost any pockets and you can carry with you where ever you go. Best fit would be the traveling bag where you put all your tooth brush, tooth paste, etc.

MiO Liquid Water Enhacer- Peach Tea

When you smell the aroma after you mix it with water, it’s not as strong as the scent coming out from the bottle. The color obvious dissolves too and become light orange. The texture stays the same since it’s just liquid mixing with liquid. The first sip actually tasted pretty good and I wasn’t expecting it to be that good. You could actually sense the peach flavor, but not very strong in the beginning. Also, you couldn’t really tell if it’s just peace or peach tea as well. As you drink more, you could sense the subtle tea flavor and when your mouth processes your sip, it kind leaves with sour taste on your tongue after you swallow down the sip. Also, the peach tea taste wasn’t that convincing at first, but I went back and added another squeeze to the water, the peach flavor becomes more appealing, but the artificial sweetener seems to be dragging down the flavor just a bit. However, it tasted great, easy to drink and pretty refreshing as well. Also, it‘s way better than those powder drinks. The aftertaste gives you a bit feeling of dryness in your mouth.

MIO Liquid Peach Tea, 1.62-Ounce, (Pack of 4)

MiO Liquid Water Enhancer-Mango Peach

For the mango and peach flavor, you could smell the mango and peach aroma from the bottle, but after you mix it with water, it’s hard to detect them unless you squeeze a lot into your water. The color is close to orange color and the texture is same as the Peach Tea flavor. It’s tasteless the first couple sips and the peach flavor seems to come up first rather than mango. This flavor also gives you the tart taste at the end after you swallows down the sip and you need to add two squeezes in order for you to taste the mango flavor because with one squeeze you could only taste the peach. The flavor was way better than the peach tea in my opinion because of its well balanced combination taste and I got shocked how great the taste was after adding two squeezes. The aftertaste was the same as the Peach Tea.

MIO Mango Peach, 1.6-Ounce (Pack of 4)

According to MiO, “MiO is sweetened with Sucralose, a calorie-free, artificial sweetener that is 600 times sweeter than sugar. Generally, non-nutritive sweeteners are calorie free in finished products because they impart high sweetness intensity and are needed only in very small amounts to give desired sweetness to a product. Artificial sweeteners provide sweetness without adding calories to help individuals watching their calorie and sugar intake. To maintain color and freshness, MiO does use certain preservatives and artificial colorings.” The ingredients for Mango Peach includes: Water, Malic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Citrict Acid, Contains less than 2% of natural flavor, Sucralose and Acesulfame potassium(Sweeteners), Potassium citrate, Polysorbate 60, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40, Potassium Sorbate (Perservative). The ingredient for Peach Tea includes: Water, Malic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Citrict Acid, Contains less than 2% of natural flavor, Sucralose and Acesulfame potassium (Sweeteners), Potassium citrate, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Red 40, Potassium Sorbate (Perservative).

Mio Liquid Water Enhancer Nutrition Facts

Overall, I like the Mango Peach flavor over the Peach Tea because of the taste and smell. MiO liquid water enhancer is way more convenient than those powder mixing drinks. For powder drinks, after you mix it with water, you could still sense that it’s a powder drink rather than having the natural taste like the Mio did.  MiO will be available nation wide on March 7, 2011 in markets and grocery stores.  The suggested retail price for MiO is $3.99 for 24 servings. Thanks for sending the samples!

MIO Strawberry Watermelon, 1.62-Ounce (Pack of 4)
MIO Sweet Tea, 1.6-Ounce (Pack of 4)
MiO Liquid Water Enhancer 1.62 fl oz (48 ml)

Details

Price:  Sample

Size:  1.62 FL OZ /48 ML

Aroma: Mango and Peach

Flavor:  Mango Peach, Peach Tea

Calorie: Zero

Where to buy:  Markets and Grocery Stores

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476 Comments »

  • Scott

    It’s amazing how the food scientists at Kraft Foods (A division of Phillip Morris) have again improved on nature with this concoction of artificial sweetners. I think the propylene glycol adds a very nice mouth appeal, as well. Why haven’t they included nicotine and caffeine in the formulation? Maybe after the 2012 elections with further deregulation of the FDA. I’ll bet this would be good in Vodka with ice.

  • Jerry

    I look at all these folks trying to knock down this product…..The people that make this on strict guidelines by the fda and other institutions and it is completely safe……Yup there is ingredients in it that over time in large amounts can and may do some harm to the human body but in this amount Highly unlikely……Some of the crap found in regular drinking water is more harmful, And none the less if your eating McDonald’s and fast food all the time your doing way more harm to your body than by drinking this…..And in comparison to sugar, the risk of a health issue is slim, sugar has obesity and diabetes to start…..before you go bashing a product, understand all the facts…..All I see on here is two people….One who is really interested in the product and the others whom are a bunch of asses.

  • Jerry

    The acute oral toxicity of propylene glycol is very low, and large quantities are required to cause perceptible health damage in humans; propylene glycol is metabolized in the human body into pyruvic acid (a normal part of the glucose-metabolism process, readily converted to energy), acetic acid (handled by ethanol-metabolism), lactic acid (a normal acid generally abundant during digestion),[9] and propionaldehyde.[10][11] Serious toxicity generally occurs only at plasma concentrations over 1 g/L, which requires extremely high intake over a relatively short period of time.[12] It would be nearly impossible to reach toxic levels by consuming foods or supplements, which contain at most 1 g/kg of PG. Cases of propylene glycol poisoning are usually related to either inappropriate intravenous administration or accidental ingestion of large quantities by children.[13] The potential for long-term oral toxicity is also low. In one study, rats were provided with feed containing as much as 5% PG in feed over a period of 104 weeks and they showed no apparent ill effects.[14] Because of its low chronic oral toxicity, propylene glycol was classified by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use as a direct food additive.

  • scarlett

    You can find this drink enhancer at Harris Teeter.

    It is very good and satisfying.

    Scarlett

  • Steven

    I am seeing all this talk about how bad it is for you…. If you are health freaks that means you are probably buying water in bottles at some point. Hmmm, ever take the time to see what the bottle is made of? How about the people saying Propylene Glycol is antifreeze?!?! It is NOT Anti-freeze, anti-freeze is Ethylene Glycol.

    Propylene Glycol is safe unless vaporized and inhaled, not to mention have you seen the ingredients in ALL of your daily products??? Shampoo, clothing, nail polish, makeup, hair dye, or how about that DIET COKE you have in your hand at lunch time?

    Did you ever think that people just want to drink something, eat something, or smoke something without people like you telling them how bad it is for them? Personally I drink Mio because it tastes good. If you don’t want to drink it then that is fine but please STFU if you are going to lecture us!

    Bye the way, you should care less about what people are putting into their bodies when you are sitting in front of a computer which is as we speak throwing out radiation in your direction, not to mention cell phones, and do you like to warm up your leftovers in the microwave? Too bad because that can be bad for you too along with that nice steak bought fresh with all that Carbon monoxide injected into the package to make it bright red!!

    Everything in life can hurt you, the key is moderation. Don’t like my habits then turn around and leave me alone.

  • Pamela

    Alrighty then, Steven, have at it. If you’re suicidal, dude, there’s much faster ways. Do your due diligence. It contains sucralose. The ONLY reason that poison isn’t banned is because there’s a revolving door between the uber-corrupt FDA and Monsanto. Money talks, BS ends up in your food. You don’t have to be a health freak these days to go ballistic over all the crap in our food. This product is a compilation of particularly nasty components, all waiting to start changing up your cells….which is exactly how cancer starts.

    Yeah, everything is toxic these days. And you can continue supporting the companies who do this or you can fight back. All depends on whether or not you’re a sucker.

    The cemeteries are full of sheeple who told everybody else to STFU about their habits. You’ll be in good company.

  • Greg

    I love this stuff! I was drinking 2-3 bottles of Mt Dew a day before I found this. Now I have been soda free for two weeks, and I have already lost 8 lbs! The best part is I don’t miss soda at all! The bad part is store are having a hard time keeping shelves stocked with the flavors I like. (berry Pom, Strawberry Melon, fruit punch) I hear all of you taking about how unhealthy this is, but It sure is better than soda! Baby steps!

  • Mike

    Bad stuff period. Just drink the darn water.

    juliebrownharr

    i agree with ya

  • KYA C.

    I think that the people who believe this stuff can kill you, should stop being stuborn, really if it could kill you, they would’nt sell this product. Just because it has chemicals does’nt mean its bad for you. Half the stuff that those stuborn people eat have those chemicals too, so don’t judge it. And also some companys don’t even tell you about the chemicals, so you don’t know they have them. So to those stuborn people shut up

  • Steven

    I only get one life and with the possibility there is absolutely nothing after this life I will eat, drink, and smoke any damn thing I want. The cemetery might be full of people just like me but at least we did what we want because this life is all we have… Either way life is too damn short to worry about what sweeteners or food coloring I am consuming or even what some idiot that has to say about something they don’t use anyway… I have better things to do, like drink my MIO…

    Ps, I have lost 12 pounds since switching to mio instead of soda. Also, in case you haven’t noticed, EVERYTHING can give you cancer. As I said before, either way we don’t want to hear your bs.

  • timmythetuna

    A shot of cheap vodka,a drop of peach and she will do things you never experienced from her. Can’t wait to see what happens with the strawberry.

  • Kate

    We buy it at Walmart, but I guess it might depend on where in the country you live. We are in Illinois. Hope you are able to find it.

  • juliebrownharr

    it really taste funny it is too expensive the flavor is not really good should have lime cherry and flavors like that

  • rose

    love to drink the mio, would love to see grape or orange flavor.

  • Kate

    We really love Berry Pomegranate and Strawberry Watermelon flavors but would also love to have them add Vanilla, Grape and Green Tea With Lemon. My hubby and I use at least 4 bottles a month, have come to love water above anything else to drink.

  • Kaaron Spotts

    I found MIO in Walmart on the shelf between the Tang and powdered Crystal Light, because it does not need refrigeration. I bought one to try and then I went back and bought all I could find. It was perfect for my vacation since I could carry it in the small inside pocket of my purse, normally used for a cell phone. And it doesn’t require refrigeration and I saved the cost of it just after I had had two meals at restaurants. I ordered water and added my own flavor, Sweet Tea is my favorite, so instead of paying $2.00 for a soda or their tea, I was able to create my drink to my taste. The product instructions says to use one squirt to 8 oz. of water (that is only one cup, most water bottles are 16 oz. so that reduces the actual number of uses to 12 instead of the 24 stated on the package.)

    I look at things logically and how I would use it. Anyway, it worked great in water bottles too, but I had to increase the number of squirts (or squeezes to create the drink to my taste). It does take two squirts (minimum) to make any water bottle or glass of water become the “tea” drink.

    I broke it down by cost and usage. It costs $3.99 for 1.62 fl.oz. (48ml). Using one squirt per 8 oz. costs $0.15 and you should only be using .065 oz or 2mL of the product. (The cost to use it to add the correct amount to a bottle of water to have the best taste Lance mentions, would be at least $.30 to $.45 minimum. So, to me in actuality, it provides 8 to 12 bottles/glasses of flavoring.

    Since it does not require refrigeration, look for it to be displayed anywhere and be sure to ASK someone because of that. I found my favorite in Walgreens on a display hanging outside their refrigerated area (again, it does NOT need refrigeration).

    I’m going to get the fruity flavored ones now and add that to my Sweet Tea and I just keep thinking of new combinations.

  • Sebastian

    I have been drinking MiO for about 2 months now everyday. The last 2 weeks I have had problems where toward the end of the night if feels like my stomach is on fire. Last night I went to bed with my stomach hurting and woke up early this morning because I was in too much pain to sleep. Not saying it’s the MiO but am wondering if anyone else had something similar. I’m going to stop drinking MiO for a week and see if it continues or goes away.

    Hopefully it’s not the MiO because it helps me drink more water like I should.

  • Steph

    Hi!

    I LOVE Mio… I just love to squirt it right into my mouth. You see ever since the dentist said that I couldn’t eat lemons, (to much acid. I love sour things) I tried Mio. I do think that it is a little too expensive, but it is SOOOOOOOOOO worth it. YOu should all try it… I absolutely love it, and I know that you will too!

  • Angel Fernandez

    I found Mio at my local 99cent store for a dollar and fifty cents I love it!!!

  • Bpellow

    All you people fighting about Mio being bad for you make me smile. This is for those how say I will only drink water and nothing but. Take this from someone who treats water for the army and the privet sector. Your not drinking pure water out of your tap or out of a bottle. It would be closer if you said humanized water us what you drink. If took water out of a pond ran it thru a UF, RO and chemical module then took a fish from the same pond and pit it in the product now potable water you could drink with no I’ll effect that fish would die…fast. Now let’s talk about bottled water besides the fact that it mostly comes from public water sources i.e aquafina, the water is run thru a system much like the one stated above except the chemical module is not used. The only things that a ultra filter and RO elements remove are solid matter and heavy medals from the water. Any dissolved chemicals from medication to petroleum byproducts are left behind. Now these canbe remove thru the use of resin beads and carbon filters but these are not used because of cost and they slow the process considerable. To sum it up for you Mio or not your doomed so get off your high horse and live with the rest of us

  • Ppwise

    Really good in iced tea too!!!

  • Sarah

    Where can you buy this in Canada its not in walmart I looked and asked someone, I really want to try it can someone tell me where I can but it!
    thanks!

  • Sweetpea

    I put Raspberry Mio in Tradewinds sweet tea and extra sweet tea and it is delicious. I really get migraines from Pop so I switched to this but I see some people are saying they contain antifreeze can’t be much if any like maybe less then a drop.

  • CBass

    In defense of all the weirdos that are too frightened to drink the spicy Mio…Propylene Glycol IS used in modern antifreezes…but only when the antifreeze needs to be safe to ingest. They use it as an antifreeze in water treatments plants. So, like it or not, it’s probably already in your water, might as well add some fruit flavors to it.

  • Valerie

    Hi all,

    I saw someone buying this (at ACME) and asked her about it. She raved. My husband has got pancreatic cancer and thus he is diabetic. I got it for him because he likes fruit punch an there are no sugarless FPs out there. Anyway, he loved it. I was leary of the propylene glycol but not that leary. Well ever since day one of usage, he started vomiting. We are on day three and he didnt get sick yet. He ate a bit, still ok. Wonderful! Then I gave him some ham. He then used the Mio and drank some. I asked him to wait a bit and not to eat or drink anything else. Sure enough, about 5 min later… he starts vomiting. So as of that minute, I took the bottle and told him he cant use this stuff anymore.

    Now it could be a myriad of things, but I think it’s this suff that does it to him. I’m not saying no one should use it, I am just telling you what happened to us.

    Michelle

    I had serious problems after drinking this stuff.. it attacked my liver.. some people are just more sensitive to the chemicals in these drinks than others are.. but I can tell you that in our area they use to not be able to keep it on the shelf.. now people are just not buying it.. the shelves are always full and dusty. When you have cancer your body hyper reacts to many things it wouldn’t have before the cancer. God Bless

  • Scott

    The artificial sweeteners in MiO have been associated, in some studies, with an increase in insulin. Some believe this type of response is not only not good for diabetics but also may contribute to the obesity epidemic.

    Anonymous

    You’re kidding right, that’s the body’s natural response to any sugar, Insulin is the hormone that controls the amount of sugar in the body. There are a types of diabetes, first of all there are type one, people born with it and have no controll over it i.e. bad genes, type two, people who obtain it by not choosing the “healthy” life style i.e. they are over weight and the body can’t produce insulin correctly. And the definetion of diabetes is that the body doesn’t produce insulin, either not enough or none at all, so to prevent health problems they must take synthetic insulin to make up for what is lacking. Please before you post something make sure you read the whole study and know what they are talking about when they are explaining the findings.

  • Nickie

    Ok so there are a bunch of people who act like lunatics.constantly telling other people what they should or shouldn’t do.this is a communistic point of view. Grow up purple and wise up, you can not control everyone and make them believe what you want them too.make up your own mind about what you believe but don’t insult people because they don’t believe what you do. That’s just asinine.

  • Mr152

    I like how MiO let’s me make it mine. I can create purple water that tastes super sweet and it is all my creation. It makes me feel important and special and not like a loser. Just because Kraft Foods targets my age group and has created this ad campaign, I still feel like I can think for myself. The product is special too; otherwise, why would it cost so much? It’s so kool and awesome, just like me.

  • Andrew Ryan

    I love this stuff! I got tired of drinking plain water up in alaska. Plus that stuff was brown. MiO covered the taste and made me forget about the crappy water that was coursing through my system.

  • Laydee

    I have recently tried the punch and the Strawberry-watermelon. I like them. I tried it because I have been completely cold turkey without soda for 3 months now and I needed something to turn to when the need or craving for a soda hit. I drink frozen water most of the time and about once a week I squirt one squeeze into a 20 oz bottle of water, it is just enough of a sweetener to get me off the soda craving and I am good for another week.

    I really like it, not all people can or want to drink it. But this is coming from someone who doesn’t eat fast food, store bought meat (I kill my own antelope, elk and beef and do my own fishing as I am lucky enough to live in the mountains), I have a garden and I don’t take medicines.

    This stuff has not caused bloating or cramps the way soda does to me or headaches, either. I have noticed that simply one soda even aggravates my different symptoms of my genetic syndrome and this has not done that either.

    Everything in moderation, and I am sure it isn’t good for you if you drink a bottle a day, of course but it’s been wonderful to use to kick the soda habit and lose 2 pants sizes in only a month. I like it.

  • Michelle

    Well I was excited and tried this a few months ago.. Off and On then had some weird blood work come back. I don’t drink or smoke and my liver enzymes shot up. I have taken the same pills for years. All have little impact on the liver. They waited a month to do another blood test.. I cut my sugars and went on a diet with veggies and lean means and used MIO for my need for a sweet treat drink. The blood work they did the enzymes shot up again almost twice what the last one was when I was only drinking it a couple times a week .. daily this junk is toxic to some people. I have stopped it. I have tossed my bottles away. If my levels go down.. we will make sure others don’t end up risking their Livers for a sweet killer in a bottle.

  • Mitch

    OK people I’m all for finding a healthy alternative to the pop we all consume in huge quantities.
    And this MIO sounds like a great alternative…
    But WAIT!! Can this be right???
    Is that “Propylene Glycol” I see on top of the ingredient list???
    Isn’t that the same stuff that is used in Antifreeze???
    Upon checking google it is!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You would have to be nuts to put this in your system as it has been linked to pretty much every bad thing out there including cancer!!!
    Smarten up people and check labels before buying anything!!! The sooner you realize that these companies don’t give a damn about your health and just want to make a buck the better off you will be

    Anonymous

    Instead ov relying on google for everything, why don’t you ask someone like a chemist, pharmasist or even your doctor because they will tell you something worth while, google has other people’s opinion, not to bag on google, but ask a qualified professional then come back when you have a response from them, then I might take your opinion into consideration, and for the record even google will tell you propylene glycol is used in NONTOXIC antifreeze so if in the event you accidently ingest it it will not kill you, and as stated above propylene glycol has been in the food industry for years, therefore your argument is (currently) invalid

  • Mr152

    The colorful coal tar dyes and the synthetic intense sweeteners in MiO are a testament to the inventiveness of Kraft Foods. Imagine the genius in creating a product that costs pennies to produce and then charging nearly $5.00 for it? It makes one stop and pause.

  • Danny

    it’s very good, but way to costly for the SMALL amount sold in the container. We feel ripped off for such a small amount 1.6 oz that barely will flavor 4-5 bottles of water for $3.99. Even thought we like it, we have stopped buying it for that sole reason!

    CBass

    uhhhhhh…..Danny…..I think you are using a little too much Mio in your water if you run out after 4-5 bottles of water. I bought 3 bottles of Mio in April (5 months ago) and I still have all three Mio bottles (some more used than others). Dude, you’re only supposed to use a few drops, possibly a quick squirt if you like strong flavor. Obviously it’s up to each individual to decide what mix they like the best, and that’s one of the nice things about this product…but seriously, the law of diminishing returns comes to mind. After a certain amount of Mio, the flavor just isn’t going to get any stronger.

    I suggest starting with 4 or 5 drops, shake it, taste it, add drops until you get it to a point you enjoy. Once I figured out the mix I like I got it down to a quick squirt (basically as fast as my hand can squeeze and release). You should not be running out of Mio that quick.

    Mary

    Yes I have 5 bottles and have had them for a long time in my frig. I fill up a large pitcher and put some squirts in it. Using too much if you are running out.

    Walmart, Albertsons, Safeway, K-mart all have it.

  • Scott

    If you do the math, MiO costs consumers $320 a gallon. Not too many liquids cost this much. Even gasoline (another petroleum product) is way less. MiO is really just a blend of some common junk food chemicals; the only innovation is the huge mark-up. Interestingly, if you do a Google search for the “most controversial food additives” you’ll get most of the ingredients in MiO!
    MiO will probably not go international since Red #40 is officially not recommended for children in many European countries and outright banned in many others. Also, in 50 countries, it is not even permitted to advertise junk foods to children. It is going to be basically a USA phenomena with targeted marketing to consumers who are susceptible to expressing self-worth through brand identification. “Make it Yours!”

  • Kimberly

    I have been using this for two weeks now (Mango Peach and Strawberry Watermelon) and fell in love with the taste but I started having unexplained headaches and could only trace them back to the Mio as they started when I began using it. I have also thrown away my bottles and would advise others to check more carefully before using.

  • Shirley

    I just purchsed my first bottle ( Strawberry Watermelon) at Tagret – it cost $3.50
    Sarasota, Fl

  • Mary-Ellen

    Iam just wondering where in Saskatchwen, Canada i can purchase Milo water enhancer?

    Michael

    Wal-Mart if you still can’t find it ask an employee. =]

  • Michael

    I love all the flavor. The sweet tea is best after a few week’s dunno why. but i just tested it at 1st it was kinda tartish then the tartness whent away after a month thay say best served with in one month that’s not true with sweet tea. =D Tell me what ya think…

  • Michael

    WAL-MART Is the easyer choice to find MIO.

  • pakito

    Are we all gonna die soon for consuming MIO after knowing all the ingridients on it??? somebody tell me!!!! :( I’m I gonna die soon?

  • bob

    So let me get this straight, I smoke=bad I drink=bad I dive=dangerous I climb mountains= also dangerous, I race a car at high speeds=crazy
    and then I enjoy a nice glass of water with a squirt of MIO…………………
    sounds like every thing ells on my list will kill me a whole lot quicker that a few drops of flavor in water that will be enjoyable.

    Its your like do what you want with it, hid under a rock scared of what might happen or grab life by the horns and direct it.

  • Michelle

    Hi, I am not a Mio fan and will explain why. I got really sick from this drink. It was amazing at first .. very easy to use and fast when your on the go. But then I started to get sick .. Like anything you eat or drink. Some people do great using it and some don’t. Mio almost killed me due to sensitivity to the ingredient: Propylene glycol, also called 1,2-propanediol or propane-1,2-diol, is an organic compound (a diol or double alcohol) with formula C3H8O2 or HO-CH2-CHOH-CH3. It is a colorless, nearly odorless, clear, viscous liquid with a faintly sweet taste, hygroscopic and miscible with water, acetone, and chloroform. You also find this compound in anti-freeze. It is used as a preservative. Some people have really bad reactions to this chemical. Reading what is in it I can imagine eventually it will be yanked off the market when they start getting sued by the people it is making really sick. I would not give this to kids… I also would not as an adult recommend this to anyone. Use at your own risk. Those burns.. I would talk to your doctor but I wage they are caused by a sensitivity to the Propylene Glycol. If it burnt her hands think about what it could be doing to her stomach?

  • Matt

    I’m wondering how many of these suppuosedly health conscious “green” freaks fill their bodies with chemical and hormone laden birth control pills every month but are going to try to tell every one else not to use water enhancer.

  • MEF

    I use Mio in my liquid medication that I have to take twice every night. The medicine has to be diluted in water, and is EXTREMELY salty and distasteful. The doctor even recommended putting crystal light in it to mask the taste (I would probably throw up if I had to drink it plain!!). Since Crystal Light is messy (that powder gets everywhere!), and is hard to carry around when I travel (even the little travel packs of powder), Mio is perfect for home and travel.

    I’ve been reading the arguments about “why not drink pure water,” and I don’t really have an opinion about that except as it relates to my medication. But if I have to drink a chemical (prescription medication) twice a night for the rest of my life, I might as well add an FDA approved chemical to it so I can at least cover up the taste with something tolerable.

    I hope they never take Mio off the market because of self-righteous health nuts. Stop being killjoys and leave the rest of us alone. If you ever see a news article saying “Person Dies From Mio,” then I guess you can point and laugh, but until then, lay off.

  • JDintheOC

    Unfortunately, one of the engredients is Propylene glycol which is one component used in some manufacturers automobile engine antifreeze. I wouldn’t trust it.

  • wal-mart worker

    I am a employee at wal-mart and we have chemical bins for diffrent kinds of chemicals. this stuff scans in our system to be put in the most dangerous bin. and we must wear gloves when we handle it. I just dont understand why this is being put on the market. so I do believe these people when they talk about it. if you would like to know have a employee scan it and tell you what chemical level it is and if they say Black that is the most Dangerous. it starts at Green,yellow,orange,red,and Black

  • orville dean

    my daughter gave me 2 bottles of mio flaver price to high 399 bottle an it will only flavor 10 20 0z bottles of bottled water good when i can get 4 boxes of a singles of wylers flavors an thats 32 bottles of flavered watter check it out mio not worth it at all

  • 47 year old

    I’ve been drinking Mio for about 10 days and drinking it several times a day. Suddenly, all day today I’ve been feeling dizzy and almost falling. I mainly the dizziness when I stand up and walk around. This morning, I was sitting in my chair and was feeling dizzy. I closed my eyes and tilted my head slightly backward. It made me feel more dizzy like I was drunk. The only thing that I could think of that was different for me was drinking this Mio. This prompted me to do a quick search on the internet. After reading some of the stuff on this page, I’m inclined to beleive that Mio is bad for my health. I’m never ever drinking this stuff again. My experience is only anecdotal evidence, not scientific. But, my dizziness symptoms are too close to the discussions on this page for me to risk any more of it. I don’t really think that I’ve been drinking it long enough to any damage to be permanent. I’m praying that the symptoms disappear before long.

    47 year old

    Just a follow up to my March 13 post, it turns out that the vertigo/dizziness had nothing to do with MiO. The timing of the vertigo after drinking MiO for 10 days was just coincidental.

  • Terri

    I love mio! It encouracgourages me to drink a lot of water. The water is fresh and delicious! I am very excited to able to be able to see people to get folks get get use is stuff at home.

  • mick

    This looks disgusting! Why should you pour this in a glass of healthy water? The ingredients flattens your taste and causes cancer. The only thing in it are artificial (chemical) products. Why not directly poison yourself with arseen instead? Same effect.

    Sally

    If you look at everything in life….Everything causes Cancer….THE SUN FFS causes cancer. You aren’t safe anywhere you go. Become a hermit and live off of eating your toenails if you are so afraid of ugh THE CANCEROUS POISONS IN ALL OUR FOODS. Healthy Water? theres no such thing look at a drop under a microscope and actually see what you are putting into your body. I dare you to.

  • rolanda

    I understand that folks don’t want to hear that mio is bad for you because of propolyene glycol. but the fact is this, it is used in anti-freeze (it makes it safe for animals in case they drink it) however, its also used in everyday household products that can be absorbed through your skin.
    just because the FDA approves of products doesn’t make it safe. in recent months items found previously ok, are now unsafe in large quantities. MIO is one of those that will show up later as unsafe in large quantities.
    so the next argument is we aren’t drinking that much. the whole point of MIO is to get you to drink more water, during the summer this is consummed quite alot.
    if you want to drink it fine, its your body, want to avoid it as a chemical, avoid it. don’t want to use products with it, there are products out there without the chemicals and you can still be clean and smell good without it.

    but for those of you who say, shut up we want it. part of this forum is to provide a review and it is also necessary for what is not a good item to be presented so that folks can make an educated decision whether to use it or not. ruben seems to me when it comes to an educated discussion, your unarmed. anyone who disses an informed contradiction to your argument makes you ignorant. stupid can be fixed, uneducated can be fixed, ignorant not so much.

    i’ve used this, the black cherry is wonderful, fruit punch is great. but a friend of mine used it for the first time and it made her sick to her stomache which is common for antifreeze poisoning. some folks have sensetive stomachs and should not use this product. for the rest, enjoy, be aware too much might not be safe, but otherwise go for it.

    me personally I want my body to be healthy and to deliberately put something in that I know to be hazardous, isn’t playing it too smart. I’ll go back to drinking filtered water, with honey or (real/pure) maple syrup.

  • Comment

    Stop hatin on MiO, guys. If you like it, good for you. If you think it’s unhealthy, don’t use it. It isn’t that hard! I wish that all of you people understand that nobody cares! Your opinion is yours, and mine is mine. I think it’s good, and I can see why some people don’t. But don’t go being all mad about things you can’t even back up. I like MiO, and if you don’t, your loss. It is that simple.
    Thanks!
    Dr. U, I am truly sorry for your struggles with these people you have to deal with.
    PROBLEM.SOLVED.

  • Sally

    Chemicals…..Everywhere you look there is chemicals, margarine to even your toothpaste. If you want to live chemical free become a nudist and grow your own fruits and vegetables and poultry and beef. You use chemicals to color your hair, to wash your hair, even the soap to wash your dishes. Why not stop bitching at people who choose artificial flavorings and go on a different site and bitch at the people who drink coffee oh wait they use artificial sweetners too. What about people who drink coke or pepsi? lets put it to a test will MIO eat away at a tbone steak like pepsi does? Probably not. Might turn it color though. To everyone who is bitching and saying everyone who uses this is stupid……think of all the meat, fruit and veggies you buy from the store FRESH I don’t think so. There is chemicals on them to keep them fresh. What about the flour you use to make a loaf of bread, the canola oil, the margaine, the OMG CHEMICALS you use to wash your floors. So to all of you who wasted your time in believeing you are right STFU and let us live and eat what we want.

  • DIANE

    LOVE IT! I BUY MiO STRAWBERRY WATERMELLON AND MAKE MY OWN DRINKS AT HOME AND WORK N A SECOND. I BUY IT AT WALMART.