I took the Phenoh Fitness Challenge, and this is what happened

As a family doc, I advise people daily on ways to stay healthy.  One essential part of maintaining one’s health is physical fitness.  Not only can exercise help to prevent or even reverse certain medical conditions, it can prevent muscle and bone injuries and help with overall mental well-being.

The American Heart Association recommends that for overall cardiovascular health, one should exercise


  • At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week for a total of 150 minutesOR
  • At least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least 3 days per week for a total of 75 minutes; or a combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activityAND
  • Moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity at least 2 days per week for additional health benefits.

For Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, the American Heart Association recommends exercising

  • An average 40 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic activity 3 or 4 times per week

I like to practice what I preach so that I can help others reach their health goals.  I enjoy fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, Zumba, cycling, high intensity interval training and more.

The one thing that goes hand in hand with exercise is hydration.  As we exercise, we sweat.  As we sweat we can lose electrolytes and become dehydrated unless we replenish.  Reaching for a neon blue Sports Drink after your oh-so-grueling Body Pump class may seem like a good idea, but the truth might surprise you. Sports drinks give you electrolytes (mostly potassium and sodium) and sugars to replenish what the body has lost through sweat that water alone can’t replace. The purpose of these beverages is to bring the levels of minerals in your blood closer to their normal levels, so you can continue your workout with the same level of energy as when you started.

Sounds great, right? But don’t go reaching for that bottle just yet. Not all sports drinks are created equal, and swigging down unbalanced sports drinks can give you added calories, sugars, and toxins from artificial flavorings. Try reading the label carefully to see what hidden extras are lurking in your beverage.  So in a world where diversity abounds, how can you choose which drink will be the best when you need one?

Well, let me tell you, Phenoh is BETTER HYDRATION.  



Phenoh 7.4 is the world’s first natural alkaline hydration drink.  It combines plant-powered nutrients with alkaline minerals and hydrating electrolytes, specifically formulated to reflect the chemistry of the human body.  The pH of the human body is 7.4, but when you exercise, your pH drops.  This can lead to fatigue and cramps, so bringing your pH back to balance can help you perform and recover better.  While the body works hard to rid itself of acidic metabolic waste, alkaline foods and drinks are shown to improve our rate and efficiency of nutrient uptake.   The natural ingredients in phenoh 7.4 have been shown to improve oxygen delivery to muscles.

Let’s compare pH levels:

Human Body 7.4

Phenoh 7.4

Coconut Water 6.5

Purified Bottled Water 5.5

Sports Drink 2.9

Coffee 5.0

*pH based on survey of leading brands. Actual pH may vary slightly due to shelf stability.

Why should you drink certified organic Phenoh?

  • More alkaline minerals than alkaline waters
  • More organic nutrients than vitamin enhanced waters
  • Less sugar, lower calories and more alkaline than coconut waters
  • No preservatives, additives artificial colors or sweeteners
  • No high fructose corn syrup or GMO’s
  • High potassium, with no added sodium.With 700mg of potassium per 8oz serving, Phenoh has more electrolytes than sports drinks and coconut water!


What is inside?  Phenoh is made with just 7 ingredients

Organic aloe vera, a super nutrient to fight inflammation and boost the immune system

Organic Agave Nectar to give it just a hint of sweetness.  It is low glycemic and provides stable energy all day long.

Dipotassium Phosphate, alkaline electrolyte

Magnesium chloride, an electrolyte that come from the sea to help with digestion, nutrient absorption and balanced hydration

Vitamin C, a very important anti-oxidant for healthy immune function

Organic fruit flavors:

  • Active Mixed Berry
  • Invigorating Green Melon
  • Energizing Tropical Fruit

…and Reverse Osmosis Filtered Water – the key to hydration


So I took the Phenoh Challenge.  For a whole week of exercise, I drank only Phenoh instead of my usual bottled filtered water, to see if I felt any differently.  Well, let me be really honest with you.  The Phenoh week happened to be during “that time of the month” if you know what I mean.  I usually try to ease up on the intensity of my workouts during that time of the month, because my body can feel achy, weak and then sore after exercise.  A few times I almost passed out from dehydration during intense exercise while on my period, so I learned my lesson.  However, during the Phenoh Challenge, I kept my usual routine:

Monday:  Body Pump 1 hour, Power Yoga 1 hour

Tuesday: Cycling 1 hour, Pilates 1 hour

Wednesday: Body Pump 1 hour, PiYo 1 hour

Thursday: Zumba 1 hour

Friday: off

Saturday:  Zumba 1 hour, Pilates 1 hour

Sunday:  Cycling 1 hour, Pilates 1 hour

Here’s what I discovered.  pHenOH is not only incredibly delicious, but is actually really good for you, unlike most sports or health drinks out there.   It satisfied my thirst without making me feel bloated or full.  The flavors reminded me a little of coconut water, very subtle.  I’m not a fan of melons of any sort, but the green melon flavor was actually really tasty! Likewise I’m not a fan of really sweet stuff, so this was perfect with just a hint of sweetness.  Thankfully I’m one of those people who doesn’t have a “sweet tooth.”

And speaking of teeth, I swear I was a dentist in a former life.  Ever since I can remember, I have been doing everything I can to keep my teeth healthy.  After all, dental health is tied to your overall health.  Part of my routine includes avoiding acidic drinks like soda or coffee, because acid is a direct cause of tooth erosion. I know what you must be thinking:  “A doctor who doesn’t drink coffee? How did you make it through medical school?”  Well, let me tell you, I am proof that it can be done!  While other bottled beverages are acidic, Phenoh is not and my teeth love that!

I noticed I was able to continue my workouts without feeling achy, tired or sore during or after my classes.   Even my menstrual cramps were barely noticeable!  I know TMI, but hey I had to tell you everything and keep it real. My energy level was great all day long, so going from 6AM until 11PM  every day was actually fairly easy to do!


As someone who is an Ivy League graduate, the 2017 New York State Family Physician of the Year and a wellness advocate, I am always mindful of what I put into my body and the products I trust and recommend.   I definitely recommend pHenOH because it hydrates and balances the body so that you’re refreshed and nourished.

Take the Phenoh challenge and tell me how you feel!



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What do you drink when you exercise?




*This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are 100% mine and honest

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