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Top 5 Signs of Dehydration in Children

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5 Ways To Keep Your Kids Hydrated

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Top 5 Hangover Heroes

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Age Groups prone to Dehydration

Elderly

Older people are at an increased risk of dehydration. Know what to look out for and learn how to manage the condition.

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Children and Infants

During times of illness, babies and children are at a higher risk of dehydration than adults. It’s important to recognise the signs.

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Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, you may be at risk of dehydration from morning sickness or lack of fluids during labour.

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FAQs

Ingredients

Hydralyte® contains glucose at a low concentration, sufficient for successful rehydration. The sweetener in Hydralyte® is sucralose, a modified form of table sugar, which has an excellent safety profile. There are no known safety concerns with sucralose.

Hydralyte® contains sucralose, a modified form of table sugar, which has an excellent safety profile. There are no known safety concerns with sucralose.

Hydralyte® does not contain isomalt, sodium saccharin or aspartame.

Hydralyte® does not contain any added fructose. However it contains natural flavours that may contain small quantities of fructose. If you suffer from dietary fructose intolerance (malabsorption), Hydralyte® will generally be well-tolerated. Should any unpleasant symptoms arise, cease taking the product. If you suffer hereditary fructose intolerance, consult your healthcare professional before use.

Hydralyte® Flavoured Electrolyte Powder and Hydralyte® Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets DO NOT contain any preservatives.

Hydralyte® Ready to Use Electrolyte Solutions and Hydralyte® Flavoured Electrolyte Ice Blocks contain small amounts of potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate. Both of these ingredients are found naturally in fruits such as oranges, lemons and cranberries, and help protect the fruit from mould.

Hydralyte® does not contain any phenylalanine.

Yes, all forms of Hydralyte® are gluten and wheat free.

Hydralyte® does not contain any yeast or traces of nuts.

Hydralyte® does not contain any animal products. It is suitable for vegetarians.

Hydralyte® does not contain any genetically modified ingredients.

Hydralyte® does not contain any lactose or dairy products.

Hydralyte® Flavoured Ready to Use Electrolyte Solutions and Hydralyte Sports® Flavoured Electrolyte Powders are Kosher approved (Pareve). Certificate available on request.

Hydralyte® does not have a Halal certificate, however we can advise that it does not contain animal-derived ingredients

Hydralyte® is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Hydralyte contains a small amount of total carbohydrate (or total sugar in the form of glucose) necessary for successful rapid rehydration. The approximate amount of a total carbohydrate/sugar is 1.5-1.6g per 100mL.

Please see the table below for a breakdown of the total carbohydrate/sugar amount for each Hydralyte preparation.

Hydralyte® Sports contains approximately 2 g glucose per 100 mL (2%). For people with diabetes, this is a small amount of glucose which should be accounted for in the daily diet and ensure blood sugar is monitored. If in doubt, please consult your healthcare practitioner

Hydralyte® Sports contains glucose at a low concentration, sufficient for successful rehydration. The sweetener in Hydralyte® Sports is sucralose, a modified form of table sugar, which has an excellent safety profile. There are no known safety concerns with sucralose.

A 600 mL serving Hydralyte® Sports contains 48 food calories from sugars.

Hydralyte® Sports contains sucralose, a modified form of table sugar, which has an excellent safety profile. There are no known safety concerns with sucralose.

Hydralyte® Sports does not contain isomalt, sodium saccharin or aspartame.

Hydralyte® Sports does not contain any added fructose. However the natural flavours in it may contain minute quantities of fructose. If you suffer from dietary fructose intolerance (malabsorption), Hydralyte® Sports will generally be well-tolerated. Should any unpleasant symptoms arise, cease taking the product. If you suffer hereditary fructose intolerance, consult your healthcare professional before use.

Hydralyte Sports Flavoured Effervescent ElectrolyteTablets and Hydralyte Sports Flavoured Electrolyte Powders DO NOT contain preservatives. Hydralyte Sports Ready to Drink Solutions contain small amounts of potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate.

Hydralyte Sports Flavoured Effervescent ElectrolyteTablets and Hydralyte Sports Flavoured Electrolyte Powders contain only natural colours and flavours.

Hydralyte Sports Ready to Drink Electrolyte Solutions contain approved artificial (synthetic) colours.

Does Hydralyte® Sports contain phenylalanine?

Hydralyte® Sports does not contain any phenylalanine.

Yes, Hydralyte™ Sports is gluten and wheat free.

Hydralyte® Sports does not contain any animal products. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Hydralyte® Sports does not contain any genetically modified ingredients.

Hydralyte® Sports does not contain any lactose or dairy products.

Hydralyte® Sports is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Hydralyte Sports® Flavoured Ready to Use Electrolyte Solutions and Hydralyte Sports® Flavoured Electrolyte Powders are Kosher approved (Pareve). Certificate available on request.

Hydralyte Sports® does not have a Halal certificate, however we can advise that it does not contain animal-derived ingredients

 

Hydralyte Sports contains approximately a total carbohydrate content of 2g per 100mL (from the sugar/glucose content). For example, in a 200mL dose of a Hydralyte Sports Powder solution there is 4g of total carbohydrate.

 

General

Product type 1 Serving Per Serve
Ice Block 62.5mL Approx. 4 Calories / 17 Kilojoules
Powder 1 sachet – 200mL Approx. 12 Calories/ 50 Kilojoules
Effervescent Tablets 2 Tablets – 200mL Approx. 13 Calories/ 54 Kilojoules
Ready to Use LIquid 1 Litre 200mL Approx. 13 Calories/ 54 Kilojoules
Ready to Use LIquid 250mL Approx. 16 Calories/ 67 kilojoules.

Yes, all forms of Hydralyte® are gluten and heat free.

Hydralyte® does not contain any animal products. It is suitable for vegetarians.

Hydralyte® is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Hydralyte® Flavoured Ready to Use Electrolyte Solutions and Hydralyte Sports® Flavoured Electrolyte Powders are Kosher approved (Pareve). Certificate available on request.

Hydralyte® does not have a Halal certificate, however we can advise that it does not contain animal-derived ingredients

Hydralyte® is suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, however if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and have vomiting and diarrhoea please seek medical advice.

Hydralyte® is safe to use in children under 12 months – please refer to product packaging for dosage instructions.

Drink Hydralyte® when thirsty of exhibiting signs of dehydration, or while symptoms persist.Drink Hydralyte® when thirsty of exhibiting signs of dehydration, or while symptoms persist.

However, seek medical advice if vomiting or diarrhoea persists for more than:

  • 6 hours in infants under 6 months
  • 12 hours in children under 3 years
  • 24 hours in children aged between 3–6 years
  • 48 hours for children over 6 years and adults

Hydralyte® and Hydralyte® Sports are both clinical products. The difference is that Hydralyte® Sports is specifically formulated for sport and exercise. The Hydralyte® Sports formulation is low in sugar (2%) and high in electrolytes. It differs from Hydralyte®, as it contains 6 additional trace elements which are lost in sweat during sport and exercise – magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, and copper.

Rapid hydration is best achieved by a hypotonic solution that is low in carbohydrates (2–3%) and high in electrolytes (such as sodium). Based on our review of literature and expert opinion, we believe that hypotonic hydration solutions are superior for water uptake and stomach comfort.

Hydralyte® Sports differs from standard sports drinks as it is high in electrolytes (such as sodium and potassium) and low in sugar (2%). Standards sports drinks are generally high in sugar (6–8%). Hydralyte® Sports also includes additional elements magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, manganese and copper, lost through sweat during sport and exercise.

The average osmolality is 260 mOsm/kg. Hydralyte® Sport is hypotonic to blood (osmolality 280–300 mOsm/kg). Hypotonic glucose-electrolyte solutions are recommended for effective rehydration.

We do not recommend you use the product beyond its expiry date.

Any residue is due to the natural colour, beta carotene.

Yes, however the Sodium content needs to be considered in pregnant women so please consult your healthcare professional.

We cannot recommend Hydralyte® Sports to children under the age of 13 years.

Hydralyte® Sports contains sodium. If you have high blood pressure, please consult your healthcare professional before taking this product.

Hydralyte Sports is committed to providing our customers and athletes with the highest quality products to help them perform at their best. Being HASTA Certified, you can be confident that every batch of Hydralyte Sports has undergone HASTA’s comprehensive drug screening, which tests for over 200 WADA banned drugs. HASTA (Human and Supplement Testing Australia) is the Australian sports supplement drug testing specialist, a division of Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL), Australia’s largest independent sports drug testing laboratory.