When you’re in a state of dehydration, no amount of water is enough.
So what’s going on inside your body and how does DripDrop solve it? Here’s the science of dehydration relief, in bullet points.
- Must. Have. Sodium. We’ve come to think of sodium as bad, but in dehydration relief, it’s a key ingredient. Problem is, sodium alone has a hard time getting through the small intestine.
- Add glucose. Don’t worry, we’re not pushing sugary drinks on you. Fact is, glucose helps sodium get from the small intestine into the bloodstream. So we’ve added just enough glucose to make that happen. It’s called the sodium-glucose co-transport system.
- Now that the sodium and glucose have reached the bloodstream, the gate is open for water to get through, plus other electrolytes like zinc, potassium, and magnesium to relieve dehydration fast.
- That’s why it’s used by people who really need relief: wildfire fighters, US Armed forces, and sick kids in humanitarian crises where DripDrop was first conceived and where it’s still used today.