O2 Natural Recovery, a clean recovery drink that helps the body process toxins and recover faster from strenuous activity, introduced two new caffeine-free flavors, Lemon Lime and Blackberry Currant. These flavors are based on the same science as the two original flavors launched in 2014. O2 is a high-performance, clean sports recovery drink that hydrates, energizes and helps the body process toxins because it has 7x more oxygen than regular water.
Founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 2014, O2 was created by a CrossFit trainer and a medical doctor who were disappointed with unhealthy artificial ingredients in common energy and sports drinks on the market. The result was a non-carbonated, highly oxygenated beverage that had 2.5x the electrolytes of leading sports drinks, 140mg of natural caffeine, and zero artificial flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives. O2 launched with two flavors, Orange Mango and Grapefruit Ginger, which quickly became popular in CrossFit gyms and also met the clean and natural standards to be carried by Whole Foods. This year, O2 has also landed in 80 Kroger stores and is the No. 1 and No. 2 items in its category. At only 20 calories per full 16-ounce can, the refreshing and delicious drink has only 2g of organic sugar.
The science behind O2 is rooted in the ability of oxygenated water to help the body, specifically the liver, process toxins and recover faster. Several medical studies reveal up to a 60% increase in the rate the liver can process toxins as a result of consuming oxygenated liquids such as O2. While this insight is common knowledge in the medical field, O2 is the first and only sports recovery drink to incorporate it for an athlete's recovery advantage. O2's liquid volume and electrolyte ratio is modeled on the simple yet effective IV – the gold standard for hydration in medicine. O2's caffeinated line adds natural caffeine from green coffee beans for gradual absorption with sustained energy, rather than the quick cycle of jitters and crashes of other beverages. The non-caffeinated line has zero caffeine or stimulants.