Dehydration: 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. (Here is a great article about our general misconception of salt.) 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 ORS provides dehydration relief fast
DripDrop ORS provides a simple, cost-effective solution that empowers everyone to treat mild to moderate dehydration with a safe, medical grade solution. Our 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 ORS 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.