Product Review – Function: Urban Detox drinks

Last Saturday was Cinco De Mayo. It was also girls’ night. Between the champagne to celebrate a friend’s engagement and the beers to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, the next morning I was in need of something to quench my thirst. However, I was looking for something other than a sport/electrolyte drink with the artificial additives that come with most (Gatorade’s ingredients include brominated vegetable oil, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial colors – yuck!).

A couple of weeks a go I bought a Function: Urban Detox drink from my local co-op. It had been sitting in my fridge saving up for a morning when I really needed it, and Sunday it was. I love that it gets its color and flavor all naturally. There was no funky after-taste either. And at 100 calories for the entire bottle, that’s something I can get excited about!

Next time you’re in need of a little pick-me-up the morning after a few too many drinks, consider trying a Function: Urban Detox drink. It comes in three flavors: Pomegranate Cherry, Goji Berry, and Citrus Prickly Pear.

This drink includes Prickly Pear Extract, shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and the antioxidant N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, known to help liver and lung function. See below for all ingredients.

Look for Function: Urban Detox drinks at your local co-op, health food store, or participating grocery store.

Function: Urban Detox (Pomegranate Cherry)

Ingredients: Water, Cane Sugar, Citric Acid, Purple Carrot Juice Concentrate (natural color), Natural Flavor (natural fruit extracts), NaCl, Calcium Carbonate, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Prickly Pear (Opuntia Ficus-Indica) Extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit B6), Magnesium Oxide, Niacinamide (Vit B3), Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin (Vit B12)

Check out Function’s website for information on some of their other drinks (blog product reviews to come!) at:



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