Cheers to your health.
Water is nature’s favorite drink, but did you know you can make the elixir of life even better? Drink mixes and powdered drink mixes can add both nutrients and flavor to your water, be it replenishing electrolytes after a workout or a night out on the town or giving your skin an added boost of collagen.
While some powders are flavorless and can be added to any beverage, some have yummy flavors that enhance water and may even encourage you to drink more and stay hydrated — which is always important, especially during the hot summer months.
Aside from finding your preferred flavor, choosing which drink powders to add to your daily routine can be tricky with so many categories and brands on the market. That’s why we’ve called out our favorite powder forms of CBD, collagen, vitamin C and electrolytes that can be easily mixed into your drink and taken on the go.
Read below for what these products do, how to take them correctly and where to buy each brand.
Caliper, starting at $44.99, new customers get 15% off with code NYPOST15
Choose your own flavor adventure with Caliper.
The powdered CBD brand carries both a flavorless packet to add to your favorite drinks or even sprinkle on food and a line of flavored powders to cater to any tastes. The flavorless powder contains 20 mg of CBD. What it doesn’t contain is any calories, gluten, sugar, GMOs or animal products, so vegans can enjoy it as well. The flavored version, called Swiftsticks, comes in four flavors and contains the same 20 mg of CBD in each tiny tube. The coolest part of the berry, mint and lemon-lime powders is that they can be poured directly on your tongue, dissolving without the need for an added beverage.
As an added bonus, new Caliper customers can take 15% off their first order with code NYPOST15, exclusive to New York Post readers.
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, starting at $25
Eating and drinking well is a fundamental part of overall wellness, and the brand Vital Proteins wants to help.
The Collagen Peptides line comes in either a tub or individually packaged sticks for easy measuring each time you want to whip up a collagen-infused drink. For those who don’t know, collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body that makes up connective tissue. For those who want a boost, the Vital Proteins powder contains 20 grams of unflavored collagen, easily dissolved in water or your favorite drink.
Plant-based wellness is just a scoop away.
Rae Wellness has a Vegan Collagen Boost product that also contains vitamin C, bamboo extract and other ingredients.
“Essential nutrients are needed to generate collagen, the protein that supports skin structure, which is why we created our pure and powerful Vegan Collagen Boost Powder to nourish your shine from inside,” reads the product website.
The powder is unflavored, making it easy to add to any drink you love, starting your day with collagen coffee or ending it with a protein-producing smoothie.
No need to go to the moon and back in your search for a collagen powder you can drink.
Moon Juice makes a concoction called Collagen Protect that is perfect for coffee drinkers. The powder is actually a creamer, adding a frothy texture to your coffee or smoothies and providing you with hyaluronic acid, Silver Ear mushroom and Tocos powder that are designed to work together to hydrate from the inside out.
Vitamin C Powder
Don’t panic looking for vitamin C.
Emergen-C Immune Plus Vitamin C powder is a powder packed with immune support that you can drink on the go. Each packet of powder contains as much vitamin C as 10 oranges — and it’s a lot easier to carry, too. It also contains antioxidants, B vitamins and electrolytes to round out your fizzy orange drink.
Naked Nutrition Vitamin C Packets are all-natural and contain 100% of your daily vitamin C, derived from the tropical camu camu fruit. Each packet also has 100 mg of curcumin extract, packed with antioxidants. They come individually packaged, perfect for on-the-go drinks and with no need to bring a measuring cup while enjoying your daily dose.
This is a cocktail you can “cheers” to.
Created by Dr. Nigma Talib, the Vitamin C Cocktail packets contain liposomal vitamin C, aiding in the absorption of the vitamin as it travels through the body. Each of the 30 pre-measured packages also contains zinc and VitaBerry Superfruit Blend for antioxidants, perfect to mix into water — martini glass optional.
Cure Hydration, $20.99
Hydration is the name of the game.
Cure Hydration wants you to hydrate and then some, adding electrolytes into their flavored drink mixes for a great taste and some added perks, too. The pre-measured mixes come in a variety of flavors, from berry pomegranate to ginger turmeric, each containing organic coconut water and organic flavoring and never adding any sugar, gluten or animal byproducts.
Hydrant Electrolyte Powder, $29.99
Better call the fire department because this hydrant is here to hydrate.
Hydrant Electrolyte Powder comes in a wide variety of flavors, so drinking water will never be boring again. From blood orange to lime, fruit punch to iced tea, each packet is pre-measured to mix into 8 to 16 ounces of water, providing a mix of sodium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and more to hydrate your body fast and efficiently.
Attention, athletes: we have an addition for your gym bag.
The Nuun Sport Electrolyte Drink Tablets are one of the easiest and most transportable ways to rehydrate before and after a workout, even while on the go. Each tablet only has 1 gram of sugar and aims to help replace nutrients lost in sweat, including 300 mg of sodium, 150 mg of potassium, 25 mg of magnesium, 13 mg of calcium and 40 mg of chloride.