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Will a Plant Grow Using Propel Fitness Water?

By Rogue Parrish ; Updated September 21, 2017
Propel fitness water stunted the growth of sunflower seeds.

Propel fitness water, which contains sugars, salts and vitamins, will stunt the growth of plants, according to a study conducted by the Green Amigos of Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, whose work was reviewed by scientist mentor Jan Barber of the St. Louis University Department of Biology. Propel fitness water stunted the growth of sunflower seeds in the study. Propel’s sugar and salts appeared to harm the plants, the students concluded, and its vitamins are not among the 18 elements, such as nitrogen and potassium, essential to plant growth.


About the Author


An award-winning writer and editor, Rogue Parrish has worked at the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun and at newspapers from England to Alaska. This world adventurer and travel book author, who graduates summa cum laude in journalism from the University of Maryland, specializes in travel and food -- as well as sports and fitness. She's also a property manager and writes on DIY projects.