Hydralyte® and Hydralyte® Sports are both scientifically formulated products made with your hydration needs in mind. 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.
Hydralyte® Sports also 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%). 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 the Hydralyte® Sports Range is superior for water uptake and stomach comfort.