How ShineWater is Changing Hydration with Vitamin D

An estimated 1 billion people around the globe have low blood levels of vitamin D. Our partners at ShineWater® have set out to change that with their delicious take on water. We caught up with their team to discuss their mission and story and learn how vitamin D plays a crucial role in a balanced lifestyle.


A hand holding a bottle of ShineWater Strawberry Lemon


How did ShineWater get started?

ShineWater® was originally developed by an FDA physician, Phillip Davis.  He saw a lot of vitamin D deficiency in his practice and decided to create a beverage to help people stay hydrated and address the lack of vitamin D in their lives. Our current owners, Rod Hildebrant and Matthew Meehan, bought ShineWater in October of 2019, and it’s been in high growth mode since.

Where did the name come from?

Vitamin D is the “sunshine vitamin.” And since every bottle of ShineWater® has 100% of your daily vitamin D, it was the obvious name choice. That’s why we call it Sunshine In A Bottle®.

What does your tagline, “Hydration without compromise,” mean for ShineWater?

ShineWater® reimagined what a hydration beverage should be, with zero compromises. We create superior beverages that promote optimum health using the power of natural ingredients, zero sugar, and vitamin D – the ultimate powerful hydration. ShineWater® provides the vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals you need without the addition of sugar or artificial ingredients. Each nutrient is carefully chosen based on nutrition science and delivered in amounts that matter.

ShineWater 100% of Daily Value of Vitamin DYour product provides 100% of somebody’s daily Vitamin D. Why is Vitamin D so important?

Vitamin D supports bone and muscle health, immune function, and cardiovascular health, and ShineWater® battles against insufficient vitamin D levels with 100% of your recommended daily intake per bottle – Shine on. That’s why we call it Sunshine In A Bottle®.

What makes ShineWater so good for you?

ShineWater® is all-natural hydration and has just the right amount of so many key ingredients that our bodies need. Every bottle has ZERO sugar, electrolytes, magnesium, and zinc PLUS vitamin D.

What variety of flavors are you bringing for people to try?

We now have seven wonderful flavor fusions to offer our ShineWater® fans: Mixed Berry Acai, Watermelon Blackberry, Strawberry Lemon, Kiwi Cucumber, Peach Mango, Coconut Lime, Pomegranate Grape, and our newest flavor is set to hit shelves near the end of this summer – but it’s a surprise!

What’s your favorite flavor that you’re trying to snag for yourself?

We can’t pick just one – they are all FANTASTIC!

Outside of only drinking ShineWater, what else can you do with the product?

OHHHH, what a great question! We have a full catalog of adult beverage recipes. You can find them on our website at /blog. It’s a great way to enjoy ShineWater® and other recipes without adding sugar!

You donate a portion of sales to your social partner, OneWorld Health. Tell us more about that partnership.

We partner with OneWorld health to help provide lifesaving vitamins and minerals to children in East Africa and Central America. A portion of every ShineWater® sale goes to help fund their programs.

What’s one major takeaway you want the reader of this blog to learn after reading about ShineWater?

ShineWater® is the ONLY ready-to-drink hydration brand on the market providing 100% of your recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin D. Our unique formula is physician engineered to promote optimum health by delivering meaningful amounts of the nutrition our body needs most – without compromise. And the flavors are so unlike any other flavored water on the market. Just try it for yourself to see what all the buzz is about.

As temps skyrocket and you’re looking for that perfect refreshing sip, hydrate and load up on essential vitamins with ShineWater®. Contact Us today to get this great option in your workplace.