DripDrop ORS 4 Boxes – 16 single serves
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Transforms water into medical grade hydration
Hydrates more effectively than water and sports drinks
3X the electrolytes and ½ the sugar of sports drinks
Used by US athletes, military, firefighters and doctors
ORS hydrates as effectively as an IV
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DripDrop – Hydration Powder – 4 Packets per Box (Berry Flavour)
Drip Drop Hydration Powder is a great-tasting, medical grade hydration powder! DripDrop’s patented hydration powder is based on World Health Organization’s formula for Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS), a precise ratio of sodium, sugars, and electrolytes that enhance absorption and speeds recovery. Oral Rehydration Solutions have been used for more than 50 years to treat dehydration in the most challenging circumstances, including treating Cholera and Ebola patients and in disaster zones where fresh water is in short supply.
- Treats and prevents dehydration resulting from vomiting, diarrhea and excessive sweating
- Patented and clinically shown to better hydrate
- Used by leading hospitals and pediatricians
A Scientific Breakthrough in O.R.S.
So what are Oral Rehydration Solutions or ORS?
Oral Rehydration Solutions are a precise ratio of sodium, sugars and other electrolytes designed for maximum absorption and fast recovery from dehydration.
And What’s the Breakthrough?
Traditionally, ORS taste like seawater. DripDrop tastes like a sports drink while maintaining low osmolarity (the speed fluids are absorbed into your body). Low osmolarity is a mark of medical grade hydration.
How does it work?
DripDrop activates the Sodium Glucose Co-Transport system, one of the fastest hydration mechanisms in the human body. It literally pulls water from your gut into your bloodstream and hydrates you faster.
History of ORS
Oral Rehydration: A Medical Breakthrough That Has Saved Millions
Salt, sugar, water. These three household ingredients comprise one of the world’s most effective cures for dehydration. When mixed together, along with other electrolytes, they create an oral rehydration solution (ORS). It’s simple, easy-to-administer, and has been credited with reversing millions of life-threatening cases of dehydration.
Oral rehydration might not sound familiar, but it’s well-known by relief workers throughout the world. Doctors Without Borders once called it “the most important medical advance since penicillin.” And since the 1980s, the World Health Organization and UNICEF have distributed millions of doses in relief situations. ORS remains to be one of the most successful medical interventions in the world.
For instance, diarrhea, and resulting dehydration, is the No. 2 cause of preventable death globally for children under 5. Thanks in a large part to ORS, the number of diarrhea-related deaths in the last decade has dropped by 54 percent, from 1.3 million in 2000 to 600,000 in 2013.[i]
Yet, for such an effective and low-cost treatment, ORS remains under-utilized in the West. Most consumers have never heard of it, and physicians here haven’t embraced it fully.
The Sodium-Glucose Cotransport: An Important Medical Advance
In 1960, American chemist Dr. Robert K. Crane discovered the sodium-glucose co-transport system. Crane noticed that the body’s absorption of glucose was dependent on sodium.
Thus, when glucose is present in the small intestine, sodium is absorbed more quickly. In turn, the sodium draws additional water into the bloodstream. The right ratio of glucose and sodium in a solution can accelerate the rate at which water is absorbed by the body.
Crane’s discovery was put to use in 1968 by a research team in Bangladesh led by David Nalin. Nalin’s group fashioned a crude version of ORS, mixing electrolytes, sugars and water that proved effective in treating cholera-induced dehydration. The small field test found that an “oral solution containing glucose and electrolytes helped reduce the intravenous fluid needs for 80 percent of adult cholera patients.” It was a breakthrough discovery.
Perfecting the Science of Oral Hydration
To be effective, an ORS must contain a precise ratio of electrolytes. Too much or too little salt or sugar limits the solution’s hydrating potential. For instance, an ORS with too much salt can lead to an electrolyte imbalance, spiking blood sodium levels and exacerbating dehydration. On the other hand, a solution with too little sugar or salt limits how quickly water is absorbed.
Conversely, if the correct ratio is met, water absorption is maximized. In fact, one early test following Crane’s discovery suggested that an ORS with the right ratio of sugar and sodium could increase water absorption 2-3 times.[iv]
Since the discovery of ORS, the recommended ratio of electrolytes and sugar have been updated. Standard WHO-UNICEF ORS in early years contained more sodium, which was thought to maximize hydration. But more recently, the amount of electrolytes and glucose in the formula has been reduced. Essentially, WHO found that a “reduced-osmolarity” ORS – which means there is less sodium and glucose – achieved the same outcomes, while reducing the severity of diarrhea and vomiting.
DripDrop: An Advance in ORS
Many “rehydration drinks” don’t contain the right ratio of electrolytes for medical-grade hydration. Sports drinks are the perfect example. Many of them contain an inconsequential amount of salt. Why? The amount of salt is minimized to improve taste, and instead, these beverages are loaded with sugar. The ratio is flawed. Many ORS, on the other hand, contain more sodium, but due to this, their taste is very salty. This makes it more challenging to get children to drink them when sick.
DripDrop ORS represents an evolution in the standard oral rehydration formula. DripDrop’s doctor-developed rehydration powder contains a medically relevant level of sodium while tasting great enough to drink every day.
Your Body & Dehydration
Dehydration is a common challenge across nearly every condition and disease state
Hydration for Everyday Life
Our bodies are roughly 60% water and maintaining these levels is critical to our health and well-being. Even losing 1.5% of fluids can lead to a drop in physical performance, cognitive ability and mood. If we lose more than 5% of our body water, dehydration can be life-threatening.
In spite of how critical proper hydration is to how the body functions, 75% of Americans experience dehydration on a daily basis. More likely than not, that means you are probably dehydrated!
Many people think dehydration is caused by not drinking enough water. But in fact, dehydration is caused when our bodies lose fluid AND electrolytes. Electrolytes are salts and minerals that regulate fluid balance and are essential to almost every major biochemical reaction in our bodies.
It might surprise you to learn that our bodies actually need salt for proper hydration; most of us believe that salt is universally bad for us, or even causes dehydration. But salt is what pulls fluids out of our gut and into our bloodstream, activating hydration. Mass market hydration drinks found in every store in America don’t contain enough salt to be medically relevant.
Of course it’s important to stay hydrated while we exercise or when it’s really hot. Other well-known causes of dehydration include diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. But our bodies are constantly losing fluids, in extreme (hot and cold) climates, during air travel, when we take prescription drugs or exercise supplements, carbohydrate-free diets, menstruation, pregnancy…the list goes on and on. It’s no wonder so many of us are moderately dehydrated daily!
DripDrop provides a simple, cost-effective solution that empowers everyone to treat mild to moderate dehydration with a safe, medical grade solution. DripDrop’s hydration powder packets fit easily in the medicine cabinet, travel kit, purse and gym bag, so it’s there when you need it. Simply mix with water and consume.
DripDrop is loaded with electrolytes – including sodium, sugars and potassium – that promote good hydration, enabling your body to absorb water more quickly into the bloodstream and promote greater fluid retention.
You can drink DripDrop to proactively prevent dehydration, or use it to reverse fluid loses following an illness, a long workout, or after a long day at the work when you barely left your desk.
Mix one packet with 500ml (1/2 litre) of water to make one serving. Stir until fully dissolved. Consume every 1-2 hours as needed until rehydrated.
- Adults: consume up to 8 servings per day.
- Children: consume up to 4 servings per day.
Compared to other leading rehydration products, DripDrop offers more electrolytes, leading to faster rehydration
No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Four 21g packets per box
Net weight 84g
Each packet provides:
Sodium, 670mg; Potassium, 380mg; Chloride, 150 mg; Citrate, 5 g; Zinc, 5mg; Magnesium, 80mg; Carbohydrates, 19g; Calories, 80
Sucrose, Fructose, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Potassium Citrate, Trimagnesium Citrate, Dextrose, Salt, Ascorbic Acid, Sucralose, Beta Carotene for Color, Zinc Aspartate.
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