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Drink Chia! August 2012 Focus: The Importance of Hydration

We’re shakin’ it all over the news! The summer months have been soooo hot all over the county and keeping hydrated is key.  So this month’s focus is on HYDRATION…

We were very excited to see Drink Chia featured in NYC “go-to” health website!  Check it out….

Well + Good NYC “We asked two of New York’s top personal trainers—Will Torres, owner of Willspace, and Joel Harper, celebrity trainer to clients like Dr.Oz—for their tips on how to give your hydration levels a boost for those 95-degree-days.

Get out your water bottle. Here’s what they had to say..”. —Lisa Elaine Held

6 tips on how to hydrate better | Well+Good NYC

Did you know ? Dehydration can cause the following:
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Poor Concentration
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased Metabolism also featured Drink Chia as a great hydration source!
“People also eat when they are really thirsty, this can lead to overeating. 85% of all headaches are from dehydration, and in a perfectly working body, the only thing that doesn’t work perfectly is your sense of thirst. I hear all the time “I don’t like water”.  Is this you?  No worries. Below are my top 10 favorite beverages referenced alphabetically. Beside each item, I tell you why and when I like to drink them best. Give these a try and let me know what you think!”

Why are Chia Seeds so Amazing for Hydration?

Chia Seeds love water!  Chia is an excellent food that helps to improve hydration at all tissue levels. When exposed to water a bead of gel forms. This has the consistancy of a gelatin sack, and is difficult to remove from the seed’s outer surface. It’s held there by the unique micro-fibers on the seed’s outer shell. This liquid is only removed slowly by the digestive system, so it keeps the intestines hydrated while releasing electrolytes and nutrients.

Post-Massage Recovery: Hydration is the Key

Drink Chia Blog: Post-Massage Recovery: Hydration is KeyFor those of us who live an active lifestyle, winding down for a relaxing, detoxifying massage can be one of the best ways to keep your mind and body in check. However, forgetting to stay hydrated can leave you feeling not-so-great the next day. Massage therapist Vanessa Ratzlaff of Parlour Salon and Spa in Orlando, Florida, explains:“Massage manipulates the deep layers of muscle and connective tissue. While treatment can be beneficial by increasing circulation, removing waste, and reducing stress, it can also lead to dehydration. When you manipulate the muscle, you are depleting it of water stored in the tissue. ”Read more here!

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Drink Chia! Omegas featured on

Fitsugar.comDrink Chia was featured on as a go-to product that contains chia seeds!

Check out the article by @jennysugar.

Drink Chia! Co-Founder, Chandra Davis, nominated by Orlando Business Journal

Orlando Business JournalChandra Davis, co-founder of Drink Chia, LLC, has been nomiated for Orlando Business Journal’s 2012 40 Under 40 awards!

Congratulations, Chandra!


Drink Chia! Co-Founder Dr. Gideon Lewis in StyleToMe Magazines interview features Co-founder Gideon Lewis in a new interview.

I am extremely proud that we are able to help others who have struggled to find easy ways to incorporate healthy choices into their lives,” said Dr. Lewis. “Drink Chia is helping people to ‘shake up their lives’ in a fun and healthy new way.

Check out the Orlando Style article for more.

Run Like A Girl: Drink Chia! Review and Giveaway

Run Like A Girl logoMegan, from Run Like A Girl, reviews Drink Chia! and offers a giveaway! Head on over and see what she has to say about our refreshing chia seeds drink and how you can enter to win some.


Run Like a Girl, Drink Chia! Giveaway

Jill Will Run tries some Drink Chia!

Jill Will Run, a blog about running, health, and body image, has posted a review of Drink Chia!, our delicious chia seeds beverage. Take a look!

I was given the opportunity to try Drink Chia! and was very excited to do so. While some people may cringe at the idea of drinking something with little seeds floating around in it… it is actually really good.

Be sure to visit her fun blog and follow her on facebook and twitter.

Drink Chia! Spring Newsletter

 Hey Drink Chia enthusiasts! We’re shakin’ it with New Balance!  Brighton Cafe, the watering hole of choice for the creative minds at New Balance, is now carrying Drink Chia!  We want to be the go-to drink to keep their bodies hydrated and their brains on point.  Who knows what genius ideas may come with a little boost of Drink Chia! Continue to follow us as we shake it!- Team Drink Chia!Like Spring News from Drink Chia! on Facebook

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Dr. Oz Event!

We had such an amazing time at the recent Dr. Oz event!  Take a look at our picture gallery from the event by clicking here!

Drink Chia in The Fresh Market

 The Fresh Market


The Fresh Market carries all four fabulous flavors of Drink Chia: B Meyer Lemon, Strawberry Citrus, Mango Tangerine, and Honeysuckle Pear!  You can order online here, or visit your local store!

New Tampa Distribution Locations!

Tampa Bay

Take a look at all of the new locations in the Tampa Bay area where you can now find Drink Chia!

Chucks Natural Marketplace (Tampa and Temple Terrace)

Earth’s Origins (Stickney Point, Beneva, St. Pete)

Nutrition Smart (Tampa and Wesley Chapel)

Southers Natural Food

Village Health Market

Perfect Balance Organics

Nature’s Food Patch

Vitamin Seas



Abby’s Health

A to Zinc

Rollins Oats

Celebrity Trainer Secrets!

I met Joel Harper at the ING Marathon earlier this year.  After our initial conversation, I knew we’d be friends.His celebrity trainer clientele is incredibly impressive and includes household names like Dr. Oz.  His status gives him every right to have a tremendous ego but instead he is nothing but gracious and kind.He put me through an intense workout when I was in New York City not too long ago and if you are every in NYC book a work out with Joel.  He kicked my butt!So without further ado – we are thrilled he provided content for our blog.  He has a great set of videos that are ideal for travel.- Chandra


from Joel Harper-NYC Celebrity Trainer and trainer to Dr. Oz.

I’ve had the incredible fortune to train some of the greatest celebrities and most successful people around. Here are 10 simple tips that I use with my clients and that you can incorporate into your life too:

1 –  After EVERY exercise ALWAYS stretch. This is how you get long lean muscles and remain tension free.

2 –  There is always something new to learn. Make sure you keep it fresh, so you never get bored. Don’t fall into your own trap.

3 –  Get 7-8 hours of sleep. NO EXCUSES. This is crucial to enhance your glow from the inside and out.

4 –  Make sure you eat your daily amount of protein.  Average daily protein needs (grams per day) = Your body weight (lbs)/2.2 x 1.5.

5 – Listen to your inner dialogue. What is going on in your head? Take responsibility for your thoughts. If you don’t like them, CHANGE them.

6 –  Your body is a choice YOU make. You  are what you eat and how you exercise.

7-  WATER!! Make sure you take your body weight, cut it in half and that is how many ounces to drink throughout the day. If you worked out for an hour, that is an additional 10 ounces of water to consume.

8 –  If you are not hungry, DON’T eat. Be mindful to nourish your body only when your body is telling you to eat. Don’t just eat out of boredom or stress. Stay in tune with you.

9 –  Don’t wear anything that you don’t look incredible in. Period. Even if it costs $500. Donate it!

10 – Hang around happy people. Dump negative influences and connect with proactive people that care. You are the average of your 5 best friends.

Now jump in and maximize your potential! Try this workout to get red carpet ready arms free from Oprah: Video Link

Recent Reviews!

We recently received two really great reviews in support of Drink Chia!  Take a look below!

Sky Yoga Studio


Sky Yoga Studio reviewed both Drink Chia! as well as Carol Cottrill’s latest book, The French Twist.

“Admittedly I was a little nervous because I have seen other Chia drinks at the health store that look, to put it blatantly, like mucous.  Drink Chia is not that type of drink.  I have reviewed Chia products in the past and found them less palatable, I’m not a fan of the taste of Chia but Drink Chia has no Chia flavor since you don’t have to chew the seeds, they simply slide down with the sugarless liquid – a double bonus!”

Read the entire article here!

Providence Journal

Health and Fitness Blog


Pamela Reinsel Cotter of Providence Journal’s Health and Fitness Blog recently reviewed Drink Chia!  Read on to see what she had to say about it.

“I got a sample of Drink Chia, an all-natural chia seed superfood drink with only 40 calories and 4 grams of sugar per 8-ounce bottle. It’s loade dwith omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and B-complex vitamins.Designed for those who live an active lifestyle, the Chia seedsin the mix help produce hydration, endurance and recovery, heart health, and mental focus. It’s just 40 calories and the taste is sweet and refreshing.”

Read the entire article here!

Super Food: Chia Seeds

A recent Men’s Fitness article explained what is so amazingly healthy about these tiny little seeds and why they truly are a ‘super food’!

Aztecs, Incans and Mayans often used it for its medicinal force and as a major source of energy. The word “chia” meant “strength” to the Mayans, and messengers would often carry a pouch of the tiny brown and black seeds along with them on extended journeys. Today, when most people hear the word chia, the first thing that comes to mind are the tabletop, potted plants in the likeness of a dog, Homer Simpson and even President Barack Obama, but the little seeds sprout more than pretty flowers.Smaller than—and often compared to—the flax seed, chia is filled with two times more protein than most grains, five times more calcium than milk and one of the highest levels of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Let’s not forget it’s full of soluble fiber, potassium and antioxidants.”

Read the whole article by clicking here! names Drink Chia! one of the Top 8 Fuels to Power Your Summer logoSummer is here and your training is kicking into high gear as you prepare for your fall races. With the rising temperatures, tempting summer foods, and the lure of lounging on the beach, it can be hard to stay on track with your training, nutrition and hydration.

Here is a compilation of products and fuels that can give you an edge and help you stay active all summer long. These tried and true brands have been put to the test and approved by our own nutrition editor. Enjoy.

Head over to the article to read why Drink Chia! made the list!

“Just Keep Sweating” Drink Chia! giveaway contest about to end!

Just Keep Sweating blog logoJust Keep Sweating is running a giveaway for a case of Drink Chia! and a blingy t-shirt!

The contest ends Wednesday, May 23 so head on over to read her review and enter for a chance to win!

The prizes are one variety case of Drink Chia!, containing all four flavors, and a limited edition Drink Chia! bling t-shirt.

Drink Chia bottles for Just Keep Sweating giveaway contest Drink Chia bling t-shirt for Just Keep Sweating giveaway contest

To Enter:

1. Leave ONE comment on her website telling her your favorite way to hydrate.

2. Follow both @justkeepsweating and @drinkchia on twitter OR like is on our facebook .

3. Tweet “I just entered the @drinkchia giveaway via @juskeepsweating, I can’t wait to #shakeitup!” or post it on facebook.

Remember, this giveaway ends Wednesday 5/23 at 10 pm est.


Providence Journal reviews Drink Chia!, the chia seeds beverage!

Providence Journal logoCheck out the review of our delicious chia seeds beverage, Drink Chia!, by the Providence Journal in their Health and Fitness blog.