DrinkLyte is known for its lightning-fast rehydration formula. This product lets consumers have the best of both worlds: a social life without having to worry about being hungover the next day. Anyone who has tried the formula knows how effective (and delicious) it is, waking up feeling hydrated and ready to start the day.
DrinkLyte employs an Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS), a formula originally designed to treat those with severe dehydration. Using a simple combination of water, glucose sodium chloride, potassium chloride, and sodium citrate create a quick, IV-effective solution to dehydration. ORS works wonders to rehydrate individuals after drinking, but there are some other ways that this medical-grade success supports the body, with or without alcohol consumption.
Alternatives reasons to use an ORS:
- Dehydration (General day-to-day or from an Illness)
- Hot weather
Dehydration is a common issue, considering 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. The loss of water from the body is due to factors such as sweating, breathing, and urinating. Individuals that work out regularly need to be aware of dehydration, especially in weather where heat exhaustion can occur. Exercise also causes the loss of fluids through sweating. Therefore, the more sweat that is produced, the more dehydrated one becomes. To properly recover from a workout, use an ORS to treat and prevent dehydration.
Even just the slightest level of dehydration increases the chance of impairing one’s focus, cognitive function, and motor functions.
Studies conducted on the effects of dehydration in correlation to focus and motor function concluded:
- Not drinking any liquids (water, soup, juice, etc.) for 12 hours can lead to 1% to 2% dehydration.
- One hour of engaging in moderate exercise may result in 1% dehydration.
- Thirst is sensed when the body loses water at 2%. The study showed that participants who claimed they were thirsty were exhibiting signs of cognitive impairment.
When the body loses too much fluid, the cells and tissues become depleted of water and nutrients, leading to dehydration. ORS provides the simple ingredients of salt, sugar, and water to treat dehydration. These electrolytes are also essential to support one’s overall health, not just dehydration. On the other hand, there is a possibility of consuming too many electrolytes as well. A surplus of each mineral can cause mild to moderate, and in some cases, dangerous injuries, such as:
- Too much sodium (hypernatremia) can cause dizziness, vomiting, and diarrhea.
- Too much potassium (hyperkalemia) can cause damage to kidneys, cause heart arrhythmia, nausea, and an irregular heartbeat.
- Too much calcium (hypercalcemia) can lead to fatigue, lethargy, seizures, and bone and joint pain.
- Too much magnesium can cause muscle weakness, nausea, dizziness, confusion, and an irregular heartbeat. In a more extreme case, it can cause muscular and neurological damage.
The best way to ensure a proper level of hydration is to listen to the body. Look for any dehydration symptoms, including thirst, dry skin, fatigue, dizziness, and the color of one’s urine. For many, drinking enough water throughout the day is difficult, but ORS has proven to be a smart everyday alternative. Populations that live in warmer climates or individuals who do physical activity will want to consider using ORS to replace the depleted electrolytes. Drinklyte is not only the perfect solution for post-alcohol rehydration but truly the perfect solution for any occasion.
Author : Jennifer Dutton, Blog Writer, DrinkLyte Co. "Helping Grow CPG Brands Beyond Their Potential"