MiO Liquid Water Enhancer

I’ll be frank- I’m not a very healthy drinker. Despite being pretty indifferent to soda, I like flavored beverages with or without alcohol. I find that it’s easy to make good choices when I’m at home with Keepitcoming, because being able to make a drink yourself enables you to cut calories in different ways, but it’s extremely hard to maintain that at work or on the go.For a while, I used the flavored water packets that suddenly surged in popularity a few years ago. I’d either buy water and tip the packet in, or I’d bring water in a Nalgene and use it, but it just wasn’t doing it for me. I’d open my purse and find that the packet had ripped and gotten grit all over the bottom. Or that there were clumps of undissolved powder in my water bottle. Or that the execution would go perfect, but the overall flavor was just chalky and dry on the tongue.

So I switched to a Vitamin Water habit that I still haven’t quite kicked. What can I say? Ease and flavor have always been priorities for drinking. Around the house, water is known as anti-juice. I wish I could strike a good balance. But when I was given the opportunity to try MiO, a new liquid water enhancer, I was mystified and intrigued. Visions of ketchup packets filled with syrup danced through my head, staining my purse, my pockets, my fingers…the thought of that and the inevitable stickiness triggered my OCD whereupon I hid in my apartment, coming out only to solve complex mathematical problems during my janitorial work hours. Life is hard.MiO, despite its chatspeakesque moniker, is nothing like my bleak expectations. Spoiler alert: It’s good! It comes in an aesthetically pleasing bottle and features a controlled dosage of liquid to squeeze into water. It has a lot of features that may seem simple, but if they weren’t there, you’d be scratching your head and saying, “They could make it better if…” And they did. Back to the controlled dosage- the bottle has a locked seal that releases a certain amount, and only when squeezed rather firmly. The cap has two sections for locking it up tight and two clear clicks so there’s no ambiguity about knowing if it’s closed or not and no risk of sticky, gummy caps. Eugggh. All this is explained on the side of the bottle.
Esportoe gives two thumbs up for this product.

I was sent two flavors by Ketchum PR’s Marissa Beck, in Strawberry Watermelon and Peach Tea. There are four others as well. MiO recommends using two squeezes per eight ounces of water but places a strong emphasis on customization- you can add as many or as little squeezes as you’d like and then store it for later. After squeezing your desired amount, you have to mix it in its receptacle. It mixes together quite smoothly with no particles at the bottom or strange oiliness to the enhancer. It really comes together quite seamlessly. The strawberry watermelon was the one I tried first, and for a non-caloric beverage, I was really impressed with the flavor. It reminded me of a slightly less sweet Vitamin Water, with a quenching melon and berry taste. It erred a little toward the artificial side, but was overall my favorite of the two. The peach tea definitely needed more than the recommended two squirts- it came out tasting a little diluted and bitter, but with another squeeze, mellowed out into a sweet peachy drink.Though MiO savagely advocates customization, perhaps strawberry watermelon peach tea isn’t the best way of demonstrating it. Neither is having a swordfight with the two streams in the mouth of the glass. (Name that film, Dumptruck.)

I think that there are aspects of these that need improvement, but for a newly released products, it has the makings and potential of solid workmanship and ease of usage. I’ve had experience with products that ignore some of the smaller features and let me tell you, it makes a huge difference in quality. If Kraft came out with a cherry limeade flavor, I think I’d get “MiO” tattooed on my forehead. Also any product that uses Sassy Gay Friend to advertise is a winner in my book. I’m confident that this is something that will save me money and disappointment the next time I reach for a beverage.

142 thoughts on “MiO Liquid Water Enhancer”

  1. Curious to try some of this stuff – I recently requested a sample via Facebook so I’ll weigh in once I get it/unlike their page (“In order for us to shower you with free gifts, you must fake an interest in going steady with us on Facebook.”).

    Also if you use Sassy Gay Friend advertising, you gotta call the product something like MiOh!

  2. I tried the Peach Tea and Mango Peach that i got from them. I like the Mango PEach better. I think MiO is a great idea and it’s better than those powder mixers.

  3. I’m still waiting for my sample, but I’m so impatient I purchased the fruit punch (I like to trick myself into thinking I’m still a kid). It’s really good & a great dispenser, but I’ll meet you at the tattoo parlor Jess if they put out cherry limeade.

  4. Received a sample of the fruit punch. It was leaking out of the box when I got it, but was able to make a drink. Seems like pure food color to me. I set the little bottle down on my kitchen counter, only to find later on that it was still leaking on the bottom and my counter was stained red. Still can’t get the color out. I won’t drink this stuff; besides it has artificial sweetener. Not for me.

  5. I received my sample.. I got the berry pomegranate…it is so good so much easier than powder packets and the flavor is great…

  6. Received my free sample of fruit punch – it is good, with a nice flavor and much better than the powder ones.
    Mine leaked in the box also, but I didn’t get any on my counter.

    For those who had it leak and can’t get it out of their counter – try a little baking soda and water paste, either gently rub or just leave on for a period of time and rinse off.

  7. I was hoping this would replace the powder packets, but after trying it I have to say I’m very disappointed. For one, it’s expensive. Second, it takes much more than a squeeze (or two or three) to make a drink that isn’t watered down tasting. So there’s no way it would make 24 8oz servings. And last, it tastes rancid and left an after-taste. Two thunbs DOWN.

  8. just tried mio for the first time now i will buy nothing else i love the poagranet flaver keep up with this great product

  9. I have the sweet tea and the berry pomegranite flavors, and OMG I love both! I am so happy with this product, I have dranken 90% more water in the last three days than I have the last two weeks before that, now THERE’S hydration!

  10. dranken? oh geez, I can speak english, truly, drank, drunk, had a lot more……any of those would do nicely in place of my bad flub lol.

  11. Greetings and salutations,
    Dude, nice way to work a “Heathers” quote into a water enhancer product review.

    Got some of the Mio today and love it! It is SO very!- As long as nobody coughs a flem-globber in it. I would recommend it to anyone who drinks a lot of H2O, but, also,get bored with the plainness.

  12. I’m not a water drinker and this has changed that!! I put 2 squirts of the sweet tea in a bottled water and it’s really good. I find myself drinking 2 to 3 bottles of water at work now that I have the MiO water enhancer to add to it. My husband also uses it and he loves the fruit punch and mango peach. Me, I’m strictly a sweet tea lover. I say try it. You’ll be surprised. My bottle has lasted me over a week and I was not expecting it to last that long. Well, worth the money because now I’m drinking water more often.

  13. Eh. Things like this make me feel fortunate that I love regular water and thus don’t have to buy expensive fake-sweeteners to drink it.

  14. It sucks a lot that these are all made from aspartame. I can’t touch the stuff with a 10 foot pole, nor any gum or solid food with it in there. Needless to say, I react so poorly to aspartame, I read every ingredient list of food I buy to make sure its not in there.

  15. I just received my sample from Mio that I actually forgot I signed up for and I’m very pleased with it. I am aware of the artificial sweeteners and other ingredients listed in the product. I don’t have a problem drinking plain water, but I like to add flavor to it from time to time. I got the Strawberry Melon and it’s really good. It does have slight after taste but it doesn’t really get to me. Being a fan of Crystal Light, I think Mio is a step of from it. I don’t have to deal with the grittiness of Crystal Light that tends to float in the water when it isn’t dissolved easily in the water. I’ll definitely re-purchase this item.

  16. Tried Mio and Loved it! They say to put 2 or more squirts in and I only use 1 or it would taste like a sweet tart. So I dont understand how the person above said they put 3 or more squirts in and it tasted like water. They must have been using an eye dropper. Also, to the people who say it is expensive. Where I live it cost $3.98 and it says it makes 24 servings so that equals to .16 cents per serving. How is that expensive. And I only use 1 squirt so its only 8 cents per serving for me. And for the people who have in issue with the fake sweetner, I say if thats the only bad thing I put in my body I think Im doing good. I bet some of these people who speak of the fake sweetners put other things worse into their body from things they eat, drink or smoke!!!

  17. Wouldn’t touch Mio for anything; Kraft uses aborted baby parts to develop their “enhanced flavors”. Gross, unethical and immoral. Kraft products are on my Do Not Buy list.

  18. LOL @ the “enhanced flavors” comment. Whatevs.

    I love this stuff, too. Just wish they’d make it clear. I don’t want my bottle of water to look like Kool-aid.

    1. I bought the stop & shop brand and think it may have affected me the same…can’t figure put why every morning I have diahrea

    2. I get terrible stomach cramps from it and upset stomach and dizzinesd every time I used the fruit punch.. it truly makes me sick! No more Mio for me!

  19. Peach Tea is good but I need like 2 or 3 squirts in my water bottle….this stuff mixes very well. You can buy at Meijer

  20. I love the Sweet Tea flavor, great sub for fresh brewed tea for me, and if my ice waters it down like real tea gets, i just add a tiny bit more to taste. LOVE IT.

  21. Ok, saw someone mention aspartame. It doesn’t have it… it uses sucralose and acesulfame potassium for sweetening. Think its because both have an aftertaste, but they sort of cancel each other’s aftertaste out.

    Day 4 of my trial run (been deciding if its worth taking camping) and no adverse effects.. which is uncommon for me and drink mixes of any sort.

    So far, two thumbs up. Don’t know about tattoos but a cherry limeaid would be wonderful!

  22. I tried the strawberry-something-or-other and it was gross. left such a fake and unappealing taste in the back of my mouth. Made me afraid to try any other flavors… it’s not all that cheap!

  23. I love them and so do my kids, they are cheaper than crystal light and better tasting and easy to carry with you

  24. I also experienced diarrhea after using this product. The second day I experienced it. Continued using it because I assumed it was something I ate. But going back everything I ate was normal to my routine but mi0 was the only new product.

  25. My sample arrived leaking. I rinsed of off and had to use bleach to get the red off my hands. I can imagine what it does to your insides. I like the packets much better, even the cheap ones at Wal-Mart. They are much easier to use. There is no way I would carry the squeeze bottle on me and have it leak.

  26. Diarrhea indeed. My stomach has been bothering me this whole week of drinking it and this is the only thing that’s changed in my diet. Guess I’m no doctor but can only assume Mi0 is the source.

  27. it increased my thirst severly so I stopped using it, with MiO, I was drinking over 100oz of water a day and was still thirsty, just sticking to plain water, I drink within the normal 60-70oz range and am pleanty fine. Would not recommend this stuff.

  28. I love the stuff. Purchased 2 bottles (Peach Tea and Mango Peach) while on vacation in Florida 3 weeks ago. They’re not any more expensive than a box of generic Crystal Light packets, and less expensive when you consider the number of servings you get from each bottle. I’ve been using one bottle since I got back from vacation (2 1/2 weeks) – I drink 3 to 4 20oz glasses of water a day with 2 to 3 squirts of Mio, and I’m just now coming to the end of the bottle. I think that’s way more than 24 servings. I’ve also been carrying this bottle around in my purse the entire time and have yet to have any leaking issues. I suspect those that have encountered leaks have not snapped the top down twice like the instructions say to do. Anyhow – it’s a great product that I will definitely be buying more of in the future.

  29. It smelled great in the bottle. I got the punch flavor. It tasted good at first, Then the bad after taste caught up with me. Great idea I wanted to take it to work to use, but with the bad after taste I will have to give away or toss into the trash

  30. has anyone read the ingredients. NASTY!! The main ingredient can cause kidney failure. It is oaky to use if you are only putting in 2 drops in your water, but drink alot of it, watch out. I would prefer to have my own knidneys Thank You.

  31. If I’m not mistaken, the ingredients list in order of “most to least” in products right? If that’s the case, then the person two comments above me stating “the main ingredient can cause kidney failure” must not know that Water (the first ingredient listed on the Mio bottle) is just that…water. Just sayin…

  32. been trying to drink a lot of water lately..kangen water to be exact. but its been hard since water has no flavor. i put 3 squeezes into my 64oz water bottle and bam…taste great. i might reach my goal of 1/2 gallon per day

  33. Okay, everyone’s system is different – some people will have different affects to things than others. If you cannot drink, Mi0, then okay, it is part of what makes us each an individual.
    The sweetner used can created issues if used in EXCESSIVELY large quanities! I am sure no one is going to drink a case of Mi0 in a day without putting it in any water.
    They advertise this as a customizable drink solution – some people like a lot of flavor and in turn will use a lot, others will only want a little and in turn use less.
    Personally I use this to help me get more water in me. I drink about 2 liters a day, and some days it is harder to get that much water in me than others. I love my sweet tea (living in the south, most of us do!) and I limit my intake to prvent my waist line increasing – the Mi0 Sweet Tea is a good alternate to myself.
    Most I can suggest, try the flavor(s) which appeal to you the (mine was the sweet tea and strawberry watermelon), you might be surprised.

  34. I like MIO water personally and really? who cares about artificial sweeteners im pretty sure that about half of the things that everyone eats are made with artificial sweeteners so everyone can you be quiet!

  35. I tried it and as a type 1 diabetic sugarless drinks are all i can have. Ive tried the Fruit Punch, Watermelon Strawberry, and the mango peach. I love them all. Ive gotten so sick of crystal light so its nice to have a change.

  36. you gotta love the sassy gay friend. I watched the videos to see sassy gay friend, and then I started to think that MiO looked pretty cool

  37. By now you have probably seen the ads for MiO Liquid Water Enhancer, Kraft Foods’ new gimmick aimed at young consumers seeking “cool” new ways to stand out among their peers. Leave it to the food and beverage industry to find a way to turn your perfectly healthful water into a mixture of toxic chemicals. This latest craze has you squeezing brightly colored flavor drops into your water from a cute little purse-sized bottle, and watching the mesmerizing nebula of color diffuse slowly into the clear water.

    Very clever… a science experiment you can drink.
    You can even buy a bottle of water infused with positive affirmations, said to “raise the consciousness of humanity” (Aquamantra). Or how about this one—bottled water fortified for your dog, called FortiFido?

    But if you take a closer look at the labels, you’ll discover they’re spiking your punch with a lot of unsavory ingredients, many capable of wreaking havoc on your metabolism, hormones, and other physiological processes—and some of which are outright carcinogenic.

    If you aren’t already a label reader, it’s time you became one, lest you fall prey to these clever marketing ploys.

    Flashy labels, pretty colors, and seductive scents are not always harmless to your health—but they are incredibly alluring, especially to kids. Your child will be drawn in like an Emu to dangly earrings. So what’s in this cute little bottle of liquid “water enhancer” with the equally cute name?

    Mama MIO! More Like Factory Runoff than a Beverage

    Here is the ingredient list for the Mango Peach variety of MiO:

    Water, Malic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, “natural flavor,” Sucralose, Acesulfame potassium, Potassium citrate, Polysorbate 60, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40, Potassium Sorbate (preservative).

    Basically, this is a scary mixture of TWO artificial sweeteners, THREE dyes, one preservative, and propylene glycol (PG)—a solvent that can potentially result in cell mutations and skin, liver, and kidney damage, if ingested in high enough amounts. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) rates propylene glycol as a moderate hazard.

    Artificial sweeteners are bad news for your health (they can lead to impaired kidney function, depression, headaches, infertility, brain tumors, and a long list of other serious health problems) and are unnecessary food additives—because there are SAFE natural sweetener alternatives. This is such a huge issue that I wrote a book about it called Sweet Deception.

    All artificial sweeteners are risky, and MiO contains TWO of them!

    Let’s look at the rap sheets for some of MiO’s flavor “enhancements”:

    Sucralose (an artificial sweetener otherwise known as Splenda) is associated with respiratory difficulties, migraines, seizures, gastrointestinal problems, heart palpitations, and weight gain, and the list of reported problems is growing by the day.
    Acesulfame potassium (or Acesulfame-K) is another artificial sweetener that has been linked to kidney tumors.
    Food dyes have been connected to a variety of health problems, including allergic reactions, hyperactivity, decreased IQ in children, and numerous forms of cancer—and MiO has THREE of them.
    Polysorbate 60 is an emulsifying agent that, like PG, is rated as a moderate health concern by EWG and can be contaminated with ethylene oxide and 1,4 dioxane, two carcinogenic industrial pollutants.

    Now, why go to the trouble of purifying your water, only to dump right back into it what you have just filtered out—a bunch of toxic chemicals?

  38. Regarding the previous post, I am also concerned about the health effects of Kraft’s latest marketing scheme. It is incomprehensible that manufacturers are allowed to formulate these products with KNOWN carcinogens. Of course, they dismiss the health risks and the consumers assume all of the risks. That’s explains how cancer rates have skyrocketed in the past few decades. Although the EWG only classifies glycols as a “moderate” risk, these are the same chemicals used in anti-freeze! Do you really want your children saturating their young bodies with chemicals that can potentially make them very sick? Do you know what a “hormonogenic” chemical is? Wouldn’t you think that our government is regulating this for us? If so, you’d be wrong. There is no toxicity review. If no one can establish the saturation point, then how much of a risky chemical is safe? Is any amount acceptable?

    When will manufacturers quit marketing this junk to the masses, while pretending to care about the cure for cancer with pink ribbon campaigns? We don’t need cancer AWARENESS… WE NEED PREVENTION.

  39. I wonder how many of the negative reviewers were puffing on a cigarette while writeing a review. I tried it and I liked it. Anything to get me to drink more water and less soda is a good thing. I’m going to try it for a month and see what reactions my body has. Enjoy it for what it is. We can all get Cancer from pretty much breathing the air, eating a burger from the grill, or just wakeing up in the morning. I’m gonna fix myself a bottle of ice cold Sweet Tea, add a sclice of lemon, and enjoy. Oh and don’t forget to DOUBLE CLICK the cap, look ma no leaks 🙂

  40. I really liked this. Tried the Berry Pomegranate, using about 2 squeezes per 16 oz of water. Used it for 4 days and just figured out this is probably what’s giving me Diarrhea this week. Bummer. I really like this stuff. I agree there are some scary ingredients and my bad for hoping against hope that this was a good and healthy product to help me hydrate this summer. I totally didn’t check the ingredients before buying.
    Maybe I’ll just put it in the fridge and only use it if I am constipated!
    Hate to waste my money by throwing it out.

  41. I and a few other people have noticed if we drink several glasses of this stuff a day for a few days we all seemed to starting getting sore throats. Has anyone else experienced this?

  42. As my blood sugar levels began to creep up I was forced to get serious about finding something that I liked well enough to ditch the sugary cola drinks that I have been addicted to for years. My sister found MiO at WalMart and brought it home for me to try. That was a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t had a cola since. I have only tried the strawberry watermelon, but intend to try the others. I also worry about the artificial sweeteners, but lets face it when you are staring type II diabetes in the face, anything that gets you off the sugary stuff and increases your water consumption has to be a healthier trade-off. Always trying to find a way to “force” myself to drink more water, this has quickly given me the means to do just that. I have tried all the vitamin drinks and flavored waters and would drink them for a day or two and go right back to the soft drinks. I am now drinking at least individual bottles of water with MiO every day. I love this stuff!

  43. I love the flavor, but it seems like every time I drink it my energy is zapped or I’ve gotton runny runs. Anyone else experience side effects.

  44. MIO ROCKS! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE THE STRAWBERY WATERMELON.I CARRY ONE IN MY PURSE SO I CAN USE IT ANYWHERE.I ALWAYS DRANK DIET POP BECAUSE REGULAR POP TASTED TO SWEET SO I DON’T MIND A FAINT AFTER- TASTE.

  45. Been using Mio for about a month and thought it was great at first. It really helped me to drink more water. Now I am experiencing headaches, EXTREME tiredness and joint pain.I’m going to stop drinking it for a couple of weeks and see if the symptoms subside. (Mio has been the only change in my diet.)

  46. JUST STARTED WITH MIO. HAVE A FEW FLAVORS. LIKE IT ALOT. THINK ITS A GOOD IDEAL FOR INCREASE FLUID INTAKE WITHOUT ALL THE CALORIES. WILL BE MONITORING FOR ANY CHANGES WITH GI, HEADACHES OR ANYTHING ELSE. I STOP DRINKING(DRANKIN)::) CRYSTAL LITE, DUE TO SILENT GERD.

  47. Interesting. What a range of reactions to this product! While individual reactions vary I do sense that people are overusing the product when they report problems.

    Personally I needed to back off on caffeine and soda and drink more water. I also realized I’m heading for prediabetes if I don’t take active steps to reverse that trend. I am succeeding with eating much healthier now and I use MIO in a bottle of water in place of dessert during the day but only ONCE (or maybe 2x a day if its a heatwave). 3 drops in one 16 oz of water which works fine for me. (I’d do 4 drops but don’t want as much red dye.) I found out about it from a family member and tried the Strawberry Watermelon flavor and I like it. I read this blog to see what other flavors people recommended and if there were some without red dye.

    I would be more apt to continue buying this product if they left the dyes out. I much prefer clear. Baby boomers like me are beginning to wake up to the fact that they must eat healthier & read ingredient labels or suffer the consequences of laziness in declining health. So I agree with the other commenter and would urge Kraft to consider this request (which would give them a larger audience). I would also encourage the use of Stevia as the sweetener if at all possible. The alternative is to just use MIO as an idea and come up with my own version.

    I compliment Kraft on the packaging. Nice job! I keep mine at work and had no problems. If I were to carry it with me I’d put it in a ziplock bag as a precaution – just common sense.

  48. I don’t know about all that nutrition stuff or the worry about the artificial sweetener, but I do know that MiO tastes good, has me drinking much more water (didn’t drink any water at all before I started drinking flavored water), and is super easy to use. I particularly like that we can take the handy little bottle with us and save on our restaurant bills by ordering water! My husband puts the bottle in his pants pocket and has never had any problem with leakage. Have tried all the flavors except the Strawberry-Watermelon. After reading the comments above, we will have to try that flavor too. Bottom line? We all eat and do things that are not healthy. Obesity kills – probably more than any sweetener ever did!

    As a side comment, I am amazed at the horrific spelling and grammar in these and other posts I have read. Don’t people know one should proofread before posting?

  49. I noticed that my lips felt like they are sunburned after 3 days use. Anyone else? I wasn’t sure what was going on, quit the Mio, lips healed in 10 days. Tried again, same scenario. I’m done.

    1. I had the same reaction. It was quite painful. I’ve never had an allergic reaction to anything before. Will never try Mio again!

  50. I tried it for the first time yesterday, love it, and then got a heartburn-like feeling overnight. It was gone in the morning, and i had more at work today and the burn in my throat is back. Anyone else get this???

  51. I don’t know if MIO is good for you or not, but I know I’ve been drinking it rather steadily for about two or three months (one to two containers per week) and now I’m being treated for pseudotumor cerebri, a condition where too much spinal fluid collects around your brain and presses on it. I’m cutting MIO out. It may have caused it, may not have, but I’ve spent the past three weeks terrified I was dying with major headaches, blurred vision, double vision and no answer for what caused it. Not to cause any alarm to anyone else, but I know everything else I put in my body is extremely healthy, so this is really the only thing that has changed. If you’re having double vision or headaches, you need to get checked, this condition can make you go completely blind.

  52. I had seen the commercials an wondered if it tastes better than the digusting taste of Crystal Light an I purchased the Sweet Tea, Fruit Punch, and Strawberry Watermelon an loved the Sweet Tea the best an kids loved the other 2…I love the fact I can control the intensity of the taste.. an as far as artificial sweetners goes, some of u put worse in ur bodies..how may of u consume alcohol on a regular basis? How many of u smoke?. How many of u eat diet products which most contain artificial sweetners? So before u complain look at the other foods u have been consuming. In reality in this day of flip floppin on food anything can kill ya or giva ya cancer…remember eggs were good for ya then they weren’t an coffee was bad an caused cancer an now they claim it can fight against breast cancer…so wit that being said I will purchase it again…

  53. PLEASE READ- I am a healthy eater and exercise 3-4 x per wk. I started using Mio on Oct 1st. I drink 96 ounces of water a day and squirt 3 large portions of Mio into a 24 oz bottle of water 4 x per day. I started to notice within 2 weeks that my heart was having palpitations/irregular beats. The only think I change din my diet was the addition of Mio drops. I did some research and the 3rd ingredient in Mio is Propylene Glycol which is used in Anti Freeze, Cosmetics as a wetting agent. It has been tested in lab mice and you guessed it…causes heart palpitations! I haven’t had any Mio drops for the past 3 days and my heart is starting to feel like normal, no more feelings like it’s beating out of my chest. I just hope it didn’t do any real damage….I am done with this product.

  54. I started drinking Mio last week, I love the taste but I noticed stomach and head aches. I didn’t drink it for the past 2 days and they aches were gone, drank some this morning, the stomach and headache are back.

    1. I NEVER go online and comment on blogs but I ran across this looking for what you were describing and had to comment….I have been having horrible stomach pains seemingly unrelated to anything else (I went to the doctor, did blood tests, etc.) and nothing came up abnormal. I eat EXTREAMLY healthy, and started taking antacids and such to deal with the nausea, stomach pains, and vomiting with no success. Pepto-Bismo helped a bit but I wasn’t to keen on taking that regularly per the aluminum content in it. I finally started to feel better lately (being Mio-free) and had some this morning and all the symptoms came back. After reading these posts I am sure it’s the Mio. I would stop drinking Mio and cut out Crystal Lite, pop’s, all that stuff and stick to water (with lemon, cucumbers, etc.) for flavor.

  55. I loved it until I started noticing I had acid indegestion after using it. It would go away every time I would stop using it. Then, I looked up the ingredients. The third most prominent ingredient is Propylene Glycol, which is used in antifreeze solutions, hydraulic fluids and as a solvent. Not sure I will continue this love affair!

  56. INSOMNIA!
    I was elated when MIO came out. The packets I’d used previously were messy and didn’t always mix up well. I used MIO for a couple of months, telling all my friends about it…really impressed. Then one evening at a restaurant, I had a rather large glass of water so put two squeezes of Mio in it (I’d only previously used one squirt) and later that evening I had horrible insomnia and heart palpitations! Since The two squirts of Mio was the only change I’d made, I suspected it was the Mio and stopped using it. The next day I decided to do a little research on the ingredients in Mio and learned that the propylene glycol can cause the side effects I experienced. I was really bummed because I thought I’d found the perfect drink maker. (I am diabetic). If they could make Mio with more natural, safer ingredients (with Stevia perhaps?) I’d go back to drinking it right away. But till then…NO MIO for me. 🙁

  57. Everything in this world causes something bad (if you look deep enough). I personally think it is a great marriage between water & MIO. Unless you do research over a period of time; there is no way you can blame MIO for something you probably already had aquired. Take the pros & the cons and balance them. Look at the chemicals that are placed in a cancer patients body with Chemo & Radiation, but they weigh the chances and do it anyway. I take my hat off to Kraft for MIO, at least I am drinking more water and NO sodas. I have lost 15lbs, in just 6 weeks. I feel great and have no side effects. Drinking more water is a no brainer to me. Keep up the good work Kraft.

  58. I have used it steadily for 2or 3 months, and I thought it was the best product! I loved it! I hate water, and LOVE Coca Cola, and as a result, I get dehydrated and consume more sugar than I should (I am bipolar, and sugar is bad for it, causing more mood swings and liver problems. Since I take so much medicine, my mom is always worried about my liver and kidneys, and she was REALLY on my back about sugar.) so with Mio, I drank tons of water, and cut out coke, and truly felt better. About two weeks ago, I woke up, took my morning medication, and went back to sleep for 20 minutes. When I woke up, I was breathless and crying. i had my first case of heartburn ever (I’m 20 years old, 5′ 2″, and weigh 100 lbs.). I could have SWORN I was DYING. I was in an agonizing amount of pain. It felt like my throat, esophagus, and sternum had been soaked in gasoline and set aflame. I tried so many things to end it, with no luck. Eventually, after Pepto Bismol, saltines, a banana, tums, cider vinegar (which actually gave a lot
    of relief (for a little while), and papaya tablets for heartburn, the pain lessened enough for me to go on with my day. I hadn’t eaten anything irritating the day or night before. I had eaten a bowl of cereal at around 1:30 am, before I went to bed. So I stopped eating anything after dinner. The next day, I didn’t have heartburn. The next morning I did. The next morning I didn’t. The only conclusion that I could come to was that on the days I had heartburn, I drank Mio throughout the day before, took my nighttime pills with it, and woke up and took my morning pills with it. On the days I had heartburn, I didn’t drink Mio, or drink anything except Peppermint tea and plain water. The next day, when I didn’t have heart burn, I went back to drinking Mio, and got severe heartburn the following morning. So I cut out Mio entirely for the past week or so. I had no episodes of heartburn or acidy feelings in my throat. Last night, I got my water to take my nighttime pills with, and I added a tiny drop of Mio (not a whole squirt, I could barely even taste it). I woke up this morning with my chest and throat on fire, again. It comes in waves of an intense burning sensation followed by the feeling that my breastbone is being crushed to touch my spine, then it smolders until the next wave of fire.
    It’s really a shame, because I LOVED Mio, and it helped me to drink so much more water. Since I’ve had to stop, my lips are dry and ugly, but I haven’t had heartburn.
    Do you think these problems are a result of propylene glycol or the acids used to make the Mio tart?
    It was amazing to me how little Mio I consumed this time, yet the pain was just as severe.
    Any insights into this issue?
    Thanks in advance.
    Sorry for the novel, but I’ve never had heartburn before, as I said, so if what I’m experiencing is something other than heartburn, I want to know about it.

    1. I have been having horrible stomach pains seemingly unrelated to anything else (I went to the doctor, did blood tests, etc.) and nothing came up abnormal. I eat EXTREAMLY healthy, and started taking antacids and such to deal with the nausea, stomach pains, and vomiting with no success. Pepto-Bismo helped a bit but I wasn’t to keen on taking that regularly per the aluminum content in it. I finally started to feel better lately (being Mio-free) and had some this morning and all the symptoms came back. After reading these posts I am sure it’s the Mio. I would stop drinking Mio and cut out Crystal Lite, pop’s, all that stuff and stick to water (with lemon, cucumbers, etc.) for flavor.

  59. I thought I should add to the discussion since I did have some side effects from MiO. I only drank it twice (the strawberry watermelon flavor), and both times I had severe stomach trouble and a bad headache. Like many people here, the first time I didn’t associate it with the MiO, as it didn’t seem possible a couple of squirts of liquid would make me so sick … but the second time there was no doubt. Back to plain water for me!

  60. I’m a health freak and the MIO is the best things on the market – hands down!

    Not only that, I drink it while I work out.

  61. Mio is the reason I drink water instead of soda thesew days. I don’t drink the peach tea because everytime I do, I get heartburn. I realized after a few times drinking it, it was the only thing in common on all occasions. That’s said, strawberry watermelon and fruit punch are my favorite!

  62. I have been drinking the MiO Berry Palmagranate and Fruit Punch for about 2 weeks, several times a day at work. I really like both. I found with Crystal Light I would experience heart burn and with this product I don’t. I tend to mix mine “strong” usually 1 squirt sometimes 2. I am not a fan of already flavored water because it is usually a faint taste, with this I can control the flavor. I don’t usually drink a lot of water in cold months and am a coffee drinker. With this product I don’t mind keeping water with me at all times. It has been well worth the money and seems to last for quite some time.

  63. it’s a depressing comment on the state of america that people need disgusting sugary processed syrup just to drink water.

  64. Enjoyed most flavors of MiO but the Green Tea flavor consistently gave me a migraine-like headache (lie-down-in-a-darkened-room-with-an-ice-pack-on-my-head bad).

  65. I couldn’t find it in my local grocery store in Illinois, but I requested a free sample at freemio.net and the Strawberry Watermelon flavor rocks! I can’t wait to try the other flavors.

  66. Anyone stop to consider that some users might be having an alergic reaction to this stuff? If you can’t Drink it,fine, but here’s my take on it. Being diabetic with heart and kidney failure,it is impossible to find a safe beverage(water gets boring fast). If you consider all the bad ingredients found in soft drinks, juices, milk, the idea that mio contains only a couple of bad things seems like a major improvement to me.

    I’ve only just discovered it but have reduced my diet soda intake by 80% and that can’t be a bad thing.

  67. I have been drinkin MIO since it came out. I love the sweet tea. I am a diabetic. I have been having trouble keeping my glucose numbers down and I had not changed a thing. Couldnt figure out why. I had it under control for years. Nothing had changed, eating habits, exercise. I usually drink at least 3 glasses of MIO every single day with a meal. I am warning you all and especially diabetics. I dont know what chemicals are doing it in MIO juice. I quit drinking it a few days ago. My glucose numbers have dropped 30 to50 points. I quit drinking Crystal Lite also because it made my heart race. We are all different and maybe its just me. But I wanted to let you all know what has happened to me since I quit drinking it! Lower glucose and feeling much better. More energy. I am sticking to plain water! X-MIO drinker..

  68. I like most of the flavors very much and it has raised my daily water consumption. I am concerned about the main ingredient, propolyne glycol, basically anti-freeze. I know there is a such thing as “food-grade” propolyne glycol, but how much is safe to consume on a daily, weekly, monthly basis?

  69. I am one of those people who hate diet tasting anything and started drinking Mio. I loved it and have tried all the flavors but I did find I was adding more and more to my water. I hadn’t really LOOKED at the ingredients that closely but had noted it didnt have aspartame in it so I was happy. WHAT I DIDN’T SEE IS Propylene Glycol- til I went to the store the other day. KRAFT!! PLEASE ANSWER………. why do you have to have that in the product. I liked the idea of two sweeteners cancelling out the aftertaste. Now I am just sick I am drinking anti freeze? Please, can we have some “expert” comments about the scariest ingredient in this product and WHY it has to be there?

  70. Tried it first time tonight with dinner, just enough Berry-Pom to color the water a little. Within 20 minutes I was convinced I was gettng a really bad cold – headache, stuffiness, sore throat, that vertigo sort of disorientation that comes from a fever. I suspect an allergic reaction from the dyes, the anti-freeze or the fake sweetners, which I normally consume none of. Damn, it tasted pretty good. Glad I found this site though.

  71. Tops of my teeth are stained now and they weren’t before drinking berry – pomegranite for the past month. I brush & floss daily and the ONLY recent change in my diet has been the addition of Mio. Crap! Get this junk OFF the market!!!

    1. I tried some for the first time and it made me ill. Within 20 minutes of trying it I got dizzier than a figure skater. I actually thought I was going to pass out. It’s going back to the store.

  72. I loved the stuff – I kept the tea one in my car to take into the restaurants where I eat lunch to add to my water even. However, I began developing a morning after feeling that reminded me of how I felt on morning back when I still drank alcohol. The MIO hangover was my sign to say to myself “just put the little bottles away and walk away slowly….” Nothing wrong with good old water and now I have a one less thing to feel guilty about.

  73. I just picked up some fruit punch mio today and drank two cups of it in like 10 min. It is so tasty. I am addicted to soda and though this would be a good alternative to help me quit soda. Well 15 min after drinking it my throat feels like it is closing, and I feel super thirsty. I googled it and found this site. It sucks cause this tastes so good.

  74. Mio my, do yourself a flavor and look up the ingredients. Scary. The third ingredient is used in cosmetics and is toxic. My mio is going in the trash!

  75. I tried at Sam’s club on ‘sample day’
    Liked it so well, I’ve been buying it
    regularly. I even add it to my Sodastream carbonated water–though it runs a little pricier than the Sodastream syrup.
    Wal Mart just came out with their house brand knock-off for about a buck cheaper–same ingredients; just not as snazzy a container.

  76. Propylene glycol is the main ingredient in Rx inhalers for asthma patients.
    With the tiny quantity in Mio, I wouldn’t freak out about it.

  77. A-Non-E-Mouse: Only change I made in my day was to add Mio to the water I normally drink. Same Coffee in the morning and Coke @ lunch. By the time I got home from work I had the start of a HEADACHE. By 7:30 I was in a dark room with no noise. Still have a slight headache this morning and the MIO IS IN THE TRASH! I don’t care what is causing the headache I will not drink that crap again!

  78. I got a sample off their facebook page last year and just received a sampler six-pack (original flavors) off mio.chromafun.com. Like someone said above earlier, I stopped drinking dr. pepper or a bottle of coke with my lunch everyday (yumm, lots of empty calories and loads of sugar!). I’ve since been keeping a couple of these around in my purse (berry pomegranate and strawberry watermelon are my go-to at the moment) and it’s really easy to get some flavored drinks together at work, or anywhere else I can get access to a glass of water for that matter. Can’t really say i’ve had the same problems as some other folks are having above but I’d be wary of buying more if I had any of those issues (esp. if I were diabetic or had allergies!!). I’ll be buying more once i’m through with these samples.

  79. I am testing this out – and so far, I like the product. I am allergic to nutrasweet, so I usually avoid these things like the plague. I have been reading all the issues people are having, and I just have to point out that if you are drinking 5 or 6 glasses of this stuff a day, maybe that is the problem? Moderation people. If you are putting 4 squirts of the stuff per glass, maybe that is the reason you are feeling sick? Drinking more than a soda or two a day is bad for your health. I am drinking a 16oz glass of water with barely one squirt of Mio in it, and it is almost too sweet – how anyone could do 2 or 3 full doses of it is beyond me. Also, I only do it at work – I drink regular tea or water at home or when I am out. Moderation people…seriously. You can poison yourself with coffee or water if you drink too much of it. Even if you can get in the habit of drinking every other glass as plain water, you will get the H2O you need and not OD on the Mio. And for all the studies on heart failure or kidney disease – before you wave them around and proof – did you actually look at the studies? (I haven’t) Because a lot of times things are listed as bad for you, but if you look at the dose required to get the negative effect, it is crazy. It might be that you would have to ingest 20oz of pure sucralose in a day to get the medical issues. Just saying, keep things in perspective.

    Now, I really do like the idea of them doing one without dye and using Stevia. I thought about mixing up my own using powdered Koolaid and liquid stevia extract, but there will still be the issue with dye. I know my grocery store now carries packets of dried lime and lemon juice to add to water – maybe that could be used instead? I don’t know – but it is a good idea and one I would welcome testing out.

  80. OK – I just posted the above comment about moderation. I got to thinking about making your own Mio – but healthier. First – you can buy powedered fruit juice in a variety of flavors – strawberry, grape, citrus, etc. (you can also get instant, unsweetened tea. And liquid Stevia. So, now, I am going to start experimenting, because I think I can mix 100% natural fruit juice powder with water and Stevia and come up with something like Mio but healthier. AND, just discovered the cool thing – I will use the Mio bottle. If you peel the label down, the measuring cap will twist off. So, I am going to rinse one of them out and mix up a brew, put the cap on, and see how it works. (the fruit juice powders are available on molecular gastronomy sites – just google 100% powdered fruit juice. It is not “Fruit Flavoring” nor is it any type of oil or extract with alcohol.)

  81. My blood sugar levels have been off the charts (300) and I was forced to get serious about finding something that I liked enough to forego sodas (which I have been addicted to for years and years). My kids love MiO and on a whim I tried it. That was a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t had a cola since. My levels are now at less than 1/2 of what they were and headed down. I have only tried the strawberry watermelon,Fruit Punch and Berry Pomegranite flavors but intend to try the others if I can find them. I was alittle worried about the artificial sweeteners, but did a little research and found that in the levels that MiO has it’s as safe as youre gonna get (most store veggies contain more). Plus, when you are looking at heading to type II diabetes, anything that gets you off the sugar and increases your water consumption is a healthier option. I have tried all the different powders and vitamin drinks and flavored waters and soda subs and would drink them for a day or two and go right back to the sodas. I am now drinking at least individual bottles of water with MiO every day plus fresh fruits and veggies that I juice myself. I love this stuff. Its AWESOME! BTW, my doc and 2 NPs signed off on the stuff after seeing what was in it, so I’m pretty sure its ok.

  82. LOved this stuff. Loved it. Then I got the runs and the cramps and the misery. I thought I had eaten something bad. Went over my whole diet – cut out stuff one thing at a time. Nope its the MIO.

    Really really bummed because I loved the flavor and convenience. Stomach cramps and diarrhea are so not worth it. Hey Kraft Can’t you do better!!????

  83. I drank mio for a little over a week and got stomach cramps from drinking it. Stopped it and the cramps are going away. I got gas pains and extremely constipated. I love the taste and it’s extremely easy to use but I have to say its not worth the intestinal problems. I’ll just go back to drinking plain old water with lemon in it.

  84. I was introduced to MIO by a friend and have been drinking it for about a month. I’ve experienced similar things that have already been posted, such as headaches, blurred vision, fatigue, stomach upset and last but not least, weight gain. I’m a very fit and active person and I cannot believe how much weight I’ve gained in such a short period of time. I drink an average of 1 tsp of MIO to 24oz of water a day. I’m done with MIO….tastes great but, not worth it.

  85. Ahh so this is what is causing the diarrhea…. To bad im addicted to it . Maybe it’ll help me lose weight.

  86. Made both my kids sick with horrible stomach cramping and diarrhea. So many reports of this, and yet nothing from the company. I won’t come near it after our experience. My husband took one look at the ingredients and exclaimed, “There’s the same ingredient as antifreeze in it!” Well, that makes you wonder. Sorry, I love many Kraft products, but this one is just wrong.

  87. First off, water is also an ingredient in anti-freeze. Stop trying to scare people. Propylene Glycol is a “GRAS” ingredient – Generally Regarded As Safe.

    That being said, I started drinking MiO Over the weekend and have slept terribly, had foul smelling diarrea, and massive headaches each day since. I’m really sad because I like it and was drinking a lot more water, which is good since its over 100F here in CA. However I guess I’ll not be using it anymore and see if I feel any better. 🙁

  88. I have been using Mio energy for about a month and love it. Today after my workout my urine was exactly the same color as the black cherry flovor I was using. I drank a bunch of plain water and peed again and it looked a normal color. Has anyone else had this problem or should I head to my Doctor?

  89. I completely agree with this review and believe that MiO water enchancer was sent by the gods. Okay, maybe not that that extreme…but I love it!

    My roommate and I were going grocery shopping and came upon these things. She tried convincing me that we should both by one and try it. Being skeptical, since I’ve always hated Crystal Light or the other flavored water packs, I eventually agreed. After all, it was only $3. So I got the Sweet Tea and she got Strawberry Watermelon. My roommate and I always buy water bottles, since our tap water is gross. Anyway, we got home and both cracked open a bottle and we LOVE them! As a dedicated pop drinker, I was surprised. I even had a bottle of Mt. Dew with me and haven’t touched it since I got MiO. Anyway, then my roommate and I swapped bottles to taste each others. She hated mine and I wasn’t a big fan of hers..another plus! We won’t be using each others, that’s for sure. And the thing I was amazed by is the 0 calorie count. Being a freak of counting calories, I couldn’t believe I got this delicious taste with no calories. Like I exaggerated, sent by the gods.

    I would strongly recommend buying these for anyone who wants to spice up their water.

  90. I really like the taste- etc. but, have gotten sick 3/3 times using it. The first time I went home sick 20 30 min after drinking. Second tome- I went to the emergency room- major nausea. I thought it was a coincidence- but laid of the MIO for 30-45 days. Tried it again yesterday- I assumed that if there were problems I would have read about it. I was sick (severe abdominal pain) and baddd TROTTS.

  91. Wow – Lots of horror stories… I have none of them. I think some people have an aversion to some of its ingredients and are unfortunately unable to enjoy this product. I have a giant 48oz Nalgene that fill at least twice a day including “one good shot” of MiO. I don’t feel that the container/dispenser allows for a “controlled portion”. I have pretty strong fingers and could probably empty half or more of the MiO bottle in one squeeze. Be careful with how much you use. Of the many ingredients in MiO, sucralose (what is used in Splenda) can effect some people differently than others. I have been drinking this stuff for about 4 months with ZERO negative affects and I will continue to use in moderation as its helped me stay hydrated and lose weight. Try the Sweet Tea with the Lemonade (Arnold Palmer). Happy Enhancing!

  92. I’ve been drinking mio water for thre months. I started waking up with sharp pains, running to the bathroom with bloody, mucus mess of diarrhea. I have heart burn, loss of appetite, loss 16 pounds. I went to my regular physician, which sent me for an upper GI, and a colonoscopy. i’vs been back twice sence for more prescriptions to get better. The bleeding stopped but not the mucus and diarrhea, Loss of appetite after realizing all my symptoms started when I started using mio. Today I’m no longer using it. I’m already feeling better.

  93. RE: MIO = Please note the difference between bottles and the word “ENERGY”. The “ENERGY” flavors have caffeine in them !!!!!! If you have a reaction to caffeine, such as headaches and other reactions previously noted in comments, then, YOU SHOULDN’T BE DRINKING ANY OF THE ‘ENERGY’ LABELD MIO’S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. Shaking my head in wonder, and at the sadness of we Americans being so spoiled that we eagerly and happily embrace the idea of what tastes good, rather than the idea of what IS good. Case in point: If you put a monkey in a room with two glasses of water – one with cyanide and added ingredients that make it sweet, and one that’s plain, the monkey will drink the cyanide. After reading all these posts, this is what I’m hearing:

    “I hate water, so if that’s all I have then fine…I’ll just go ahead and die of dehydration rather than drink it.”

    “Even though I know it is bad for me, I haven’t had any side effects I can FEEL, so it’s okay to keep drinking dangerous ingredients and dyes.”

    “My health is bad/getting worse/I’m a diabetic, so I’m going to add chemicals and dyes to my diet.”

    “Okay so it may be bad, but it’s not as bad as cola/soda, so that makes drinking chemicals and dyes okay.”

    “I smoke cigarettes and/or drink too much alcohol anyway, so adding another poison by purposely drinking in chemicals and dyes doesn’t matter.”

    “In order to make my child drink more water, I’m going to teach them that plain water is bad, and add dangerous chemicals and dyes to their diet.”

    “I don’t mind teaching my child that drinking plain water is yucky. This way they can grow up hating plain water, too, and only drink something that is flavored and sweet.”

    “The food we eat, the air we breathe is already so tainted, so I’ll use that as an excuse to go ahead and drink dangerous chemicals and dyes.”

    “I don’t drink enough water so I need to add dangerous chemicals and dyes to it to make me drink it.”

    “I get mad at big corporations adding sneaky and dangerous ingredients in our food and creating the American Diet Nightmare that is causing cancers and illnesses. But I’ll make it okay for them to keep doing it by buying and using stuff that can harm me and my children, and oh, yes, pad their pockets with my hard earned $$ in appreciation.”

    My take: Are we all sheep, brainwashed by big corporate advertising and so called “studies” that we’ll accept as “okay” unhealthy and dangerous ingredients in our food and drink?”

    Do we blindly buy the “excuse” mantra that “there’s no specific proof of “how much it takes” to cause whatever harmful effects, short term or long term?” Even though we all know there’s no specific proof because billions and billions of dollars depend on “no specific proof” being published?

    Are we all so stressed and “tired of thinking about it”, that we’ll create a “mind block” and go happily about our day doing something harmful to ourseves without further thought? Is it okay “because everyone else is, so I’m not the only one?”

  95. And the rest of my comment:
    Is it okay to “go ahead give it to my kids and family, too,” because: “Oh…my…GAWD! I refuse to drink anything that tastes as horrible as plain water and how *DARE* you suggest I stoop to such a horrible and reprehensible thing. This is America, dammit!”

    Is *ANYONE* reading and UNDERSTANDING what they are SAYING?!

  96. Looks like I correctly identified the source of my acid reflux. Now it’s time to see if certain flavors cause it while others do not. If I can’t find a “safe” flavor, MiO will be para otros.

    -Daniel

  97. I’m not a big soda drinker. I manage to ween myself off of soda until I started working at a restaurant a few years back. I have tried peach tea and black cherry and this “green thunder” flavor. I’m currently laid up in bed. I don’t have the best diet in the world, but I think I’m having some kinda allergic recon to the green thunder flavor. I hate the taste of water (which has no taste) so I put about 3 squirts in a 16Oz bottle. Idk if this feeling i’m getting is from something i.ate recently or.the green thunder flavor, which i.didn’t know had caffiene which is something I always try to avoid. Anyone else get sick from green thunder or any other flavor?

  98. This stuff makes me EVEN THIRSTIER, and I end up drinking a ton more water if I have just one serving of water with a little MiO in it. I don’t know which chemical does it, or if this is a purposeful thing to keep you buying more and more MiO to quench your thirst! It has taken me about 6 weeks to figure this out. Now that I have read everyone else’s reactions, I will be pouring this stuff down the drain!

  99. I just tried Water Sensations it is an all-natural clear liquid water infusion go to infuseyourwater.com for free sample requests! It tastes awesome!

  100. Been drinking mio strawberry melon for 2 months now. I’ve never experienced any of these side affects told above. Just more stops to the restroom. This all sounds a bit crazy to read about.

  101. I’ve been having trouble with bouts of very low blood sugar., turns out only when I drink Mio. it drops my blood pressure and causing me to go almost dormant, unable to hardly even move. Terrible stuff, no more.

  102. My son has been going through bouts of stomach cramps and diarrhea since starting this stuff. I finally looked it up and see sooo many comments saying the same things…this stuff is going in the trash. Kraft, you ought to pull this stuff before you get a class action lawsuit

  103. While looking at healthy alternatives to soda I tried MIO. The first week was great, good flavor, less soda… Until about a week ago I had THE WORST AND MOST PAINFUL abdominal pain, cramps, swelling, constipation! I thought I was having a heart attack! I’d had similar episodes thinking it was my gall bladder, but my thoughts are that I consumed the same ingredients found in MIO when these previous attacks occurred.

    I never thought a few squirts would result in SUCH HORRIBLE AGONIZING PAIN! Pain that lasted for a week, with paralyzing abdominal cramping, and alternating constipation and diarrhea.

    Someone should sue the company that makes this poison. I’m DONE using this MIO. It’s like drinking antifreeze!!

  104. I also got sick!I normally do not get a cold, and if I do it does not last very long no more than two days. I started drinking this because I wanted to drink more water. I drank one or two bottles of water with MIO a day for a week(I always added less Mio than recommended). I noticed that the second day I started to get sick, but I didnt think Mio was the reason. Now it has been a week, and I am still sick. This never happens to me! I remembered my mom also got sick after using this product. I decided to look up some reviews, and I am not the only one getting sick. I would not recommend this product. However, there is people who seem to write good reviews. I woulnt sugest anyone to try it. However if you still wanna try it, just remember that if you get sick, it is probably because of Mio and stop using it.

  105. Please do your own research on the ingredients of Mio — and of every processed food that you ingest. Decades of slick marketing by large corporations have trained us to accept extremely poor quality food and drink. Look for healthy substitutions, such as naturally flavored tea and stevia as sweetener. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.

  106. I have been a coke drinker since a child and am now a senior and still drink coke and lots of it and now am drinking MIO and have had no side effects and don’t use the recommended dosage and love it . I now drink at least three bottles of water a day and NO COKE A COLA so for me a good thing and I carry it in my purse and never had a problem with it leaking.

  107. I used to drink a 2l bottle of Diet Coke in two days. I really wanted to wean myself off of it so I tried the MIO. Like most people here I loved the taste. Berry Pomegranate is my favourite. BUT … for over a week now I’ve had a really bad sore throat. I started thinking this afternoon … maybe it’s the MIO. After reading these posts, I’m beginning to think I’m right. So … no MIO for me for the next few days. Hoping my sore throat will go away. If it does, I’ll try it again for a day or two to see if the sore throat comes back. If it does … well, the proof is in the pudding … or in the MIO. I’ll have to compare the MIO label against the Crystal Lite liquid water enhancer to see if it might be better.

  108. I thought I would try MIO as I too need to drink more water and less pop. But as I drank the Sweet Tea version I started to notice my stool turned Mint Green and I had gas like I’ve ate a few pounds of baked beans. I’d rather drink bland water then feel this bad.

  109. Used very little grape MIO in my water for about three days. Woke in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, woke my husband to tell him I felt VERY sick. Ran to the bathroom, was writhing with pain on the bathroom floor and thought I was going to actually DIE right there. Had terrible stomach pains and diarhrea after that. Went to bed. Will NEVER touch MIO ever again. Scariest thing I have ever experienced in my life. Do NOT drink this stuff. Kraft will see some deaths soon from this product. It is scary ythat this is even sold to humans.

  110. I broke out in a itchy rash for 2 months. Stopped it rash stopped. Started it and severe itchy until I bleed rash started. Not good for me. It did taste good but that’s all.

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