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Alcohol and Dehydration

We all know nobody likes a hangover. And while there is no cure for hangovers, Hydralyte can help relieve dehydration associated with drinking.

Late nights can mean long mornings. We know what it’s like when you need to be “on” the next day but you aren’t feeling your best from the night before. Consuming alcohol can lead to a hangover and multiple side effects, including a pounding headache and sticky mouth, all of which can be caused by dehydration from alcohol.

Hydralyte is an electrolyte solution that is low in sugar and rapidly rehydrates your body to help you recover quickly after having a couple of drinks. We’re not a hangover cure, but our products contain the right balance of electrolytes to provide you with the hydration you need after a few drinks the night before.

Does alcohol dehydrate you?

As a diuretic, alcohol can cause dehydration. Like coffee, alcohol stimulates the production of urine. Increasing consumption of alcohol therefore results in higher urine output. Unless you continuously replace those lost fluids and electrolytes, alcohol consumption can lead to dehydration which in some cases results in the feeling of a hangover.

Many symptoms of dehydration, such as a headache or dry mouth, are the same physical feelings that may occur after drinking alcohol. Hydralyte products are scientifically formulated to contain the correct balance of sugar, salt, and water for rapid rehydration.

Hydralyte won’t “cure” a hangover, but this electrolyte hydration formula will bring balance back to your body and make you feel better faster.

Common Signs of a Hangover

Typical signs of a hangover can include:

  • Dehydration
  • Muscle and body aches
  • Headaches (due to dehydration)
  • Nausea
  • Thirst

Why Hydralyte Works for Alcohol Dehydration

The most rapid and effective way to manage and prevent mild to moderate dehydration is to activate the Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter (or pump) located in the intestinal mucosa (enterocytes) of the small intestine. These special cells activate when they encounter the correct ratio of sodium and glucose in water. This causes the body to absorb these molecules and rapidly absorb water in the process.

Hydralyte’s clinical electrolyte formula achieves the correct balance of these ingredients which provides immediate rehydration and rapid relief. Since hangovers are partially caused by being dehydrated, it’s important to rehydrate to reduce associated symptoms like headache, dry mouth, and nausea.

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