Why is Aqualyte Different?
Human blood and body fluids have an osmolality of approximately 290mosmol/L. Most sports electrolyte drinks are of similar osmolality value (ISOTONIC) or higher (HYPERTONIC). The result is the drink leaving the stomach slowly, often causing a feeling of fullness or bloating from slower absorption into the body.
Aqualyte electrolyte drink 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 drinks or electrolytes drinks?
- 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 sold in dry crystal form.
- Mix with the recommended volume of water to create a hypotonic electrolyte drink.
- Aqualyte can be easily kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks once 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 quarter of the water into the container and mix Aqualyte until fully dissolved.
- Add the remaining water stirring or shaking occasionally.
- If adding ice, 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.