The readers of Beverage Industry know how important it is to stay hydrated. Perhaps that is why they voted Bai Antiwater as the best new beverage for October.

Obtaining 23 percent of the votes, Bai Antiwater emerged as the October Readers’ Choice New Product of the Month poll winner. The antioxidant-infused bottled water is purified twice and enhanced with electrolytes, the company says.

Not too far behind in the monthly was BiVi Vodka with 22 percent of the vote. The 100-percent Sicilian vodka was developed through a partnership with Iconic Brands and actor Chazz Palminteri.

The remaining new beverages making out the Top 5 were Roar OBJXIII (20 percent), an all-natural strawberry and watermelon flavored, coconut water-based sports drink;  Invigorade (7 percent), a non-GMO Project verified sports drink;  and bottlePORT (7 percent), a dosing cap liquid water enhancer line.

October’s Top 5 highlighted the importance of hydration to fuel an active lifestyle. It will be interesting to see whether November’s Readers’ Choice poll will continue this trend.

Check back Dec. 7-18 for your chance to vote for your favorite new products.