What is it? Greater Than Sports Drinks are described by their website as: “the sports drink market lacked a clean product and we had a vision for a solution. We aren’t business plans guys, money guys, or distribution guys. We are passionate product guys that created a great tasting and healthful hydration alternative that fills a huge void in the sports drink market.  

Greater Than sports drink, a “Greater Aid”, was created by us, Jon and Mark Sider. We couldn’t find a sports drink with clean ingredients so Greater Than| Grinder's Gear Reviewwe set out on our sports drink journey to make one. It started years ago, and yadda yadda yadda…. What you see here, many years later, is the culmination of blood, sweat, and tears.”

Refresh. Rehydrate. Recover.

  • blend of coconut water, fruit juices
  • 40% juice – 10 g of sugar – 50 calories
  • 140 mg of sodium (sea salt) 280 mg of potassium (coconut water)
  • no sugar added
  • Non-GMO Project Verified

serving size one carton 11.2 oz

What do I think? I had begun to see posts, internet chatter and pictures of this product popping up around the edges of my social media feeds. Despite that, I wasn’t entirely clear as to what this drink was all about.  Luckily I was able to get some Greater Than drinks and try out all three flavors. Going in, I wasn’t a fan of coconut water. For whatever reason, I wasn’t a fan of the the taste based on the products I’ve tried in the past. I also am in a place, dietwise, that I am limiting my sugar intake as much a possible. Despite these factors, I gave Greater Than a try, and I couldn’t be happier that I did. This is now my top choice drink to rehydrate and recover after a tough WOD. Best overall flavor I’ve ever had in terms of a coconut water based drink and the cleanest ingredients I’ve ever seen in a sports drink. Earning a Greater Than drink is now the thing that I use to keep me motivated to finish my workouts.

Why do you need it and when should you use it? If you don’t usually go for coconut water based drink because of the taste, this is something you HAVE to try. Blows the others away. If you love sports drinks but have avoided them for years like me because of processed sugars and high fructose corn syrup, then this will be a welcomed return to this area of hydration and recovery.

How do you get it? I saw a post the other day that Greater Than is now being sold at some stores including Whole Foods. But, like most newer products, the best place to try these out for most of us would be right from the source: their website. Like most sports/recovery drinks, these will run in the neighborhood of $2 per can (which is fairly standard).  A 12-pack retails for $27.99 and a 36-pack will cost you $71.99.

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