Did you know that different colours of urine mean different levels of hydration? Seriously, your pee is actually telling you through its colour whether you’re over-hydrated, partly dehydrated, or just plain old dehydrated. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s start with the basics
1. What is dehydration?
Feel your mouth right now. Not dry? Feeling normal? You’d think you were perfectly hydrated, right? Not so fast. A dry mouth isn’t necessarily the only indication of dehydration. You can be dehydrated if you are:
- Suffering from a tummy bug or diarrhoea
- Generally ill and not drinking enough water
- Sweating a lot during sport or in hot weather
- Consuming too much alcohol
2. Time to read your urine
To test if you’re dehydrated or not, you need to take a serious look at your urine colour. Yes, you read that right. We want you to stop and read your pee.
Light is telling you one thing, dark is telling you another. So we’re going to teach you how to understand the language of ‘number ones’ using our Pee Chart*.
3. Keep your hydration balance
Like most things in life, hydration is all about balance. Water maintains your body temperature, while electrolytes like sodium, potassium and chloride help retain fluid and keep your muscles happy chappies. And, you guessed it, Hydralyte is full of those lovely little electrolytes.
We’re not saying we’re here to replace water. Drinking water is super important, especially alongside things like coffee, alcohol, sugary drinks and sports drinks. We’re here to assist you if you’re either headed towards dehydration or you’re already there.
4. There’s a Hydralyte for every dehydrated body
No, you don’t have to carry a Hydralyte Ice Block around with you everywhere you go. Hydralyte comes in a range of handy formats including Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets, so you can keep those electrolytes hydrating no matter what you’re doing or where you’re going.
Happy pee reading!