Why is Aqualyte Different?
The osmolality of blood and body fluids is approximately 290mosmol/L and most sport replacement drinks are of similar value (ISOTONIC) or higher (HYPERTONIC) .This results in the beverage emptying slowly from the gut, often causing a feeling of fullness or bloating and slowing absorption into the body.
Aqualyte is a HYPOTONIC solution with an osmolality of 150mosmol/L.
Studies have shown that HYPOTONIC drinks are more effective than isotonic drinks or plain water, which means Aqualyte, will move from the gut into the blood supply faster.
Why is Aqualyte the preferred rehydration drink?
- Prevents dehydration as it is rapidly absorbed keeping pace with sweat loss.
- Contains appropriate levels of glucose to help prevent fatigue.
- Fewer calories than other drinks, cordials and soft drinks which helps to prevent some health related issues.
- Maintains the correct electrolyte balance.
- Delays the onset of fatigue.
- Less acidic than many other drinks making it better for oral health.
- Aids concentration in work and sport, which many caffeine rich drinks can compromise.
How is Aqualyte Prepared and Consumed?
- Aqualyte is provided in dry crystal form.
- Mix with the recommended volume of water to create a HYPOTONIC solution.
- Aqualyte can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks when made up.
- Consume Aqualyte throughout working shifts and sports activity in proportion to sweat loss.
- Do not rely on thirst as an indicator of the need for fluid replacement.
When mixing large quantities
- Put a 1/4 of the water into the container and mix Aqualyte until fully dissolved.
- Add the remaining water stirring occasionally.
- To get the concentration right – take into account the volume of ice being used. 2kg of ice is approximately 2 litres of water so for a 20 litre container (800g sachet of Aqualyte) add 18 litres of water and 2kg of ice.
Aqualyte is suitable for children and adults of all ages.