Frequently Asked Questions

When to use, how much to take & answers to the most common questions.

Is Hydralyte more effective than rehydrating with water?

Firstly, water is the best hydration fluid to consume on a daily basis, as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. However, if you experience dehydration there are many rehydration drinks available. Oral rehydration solutions (such as Hydralyte) are clinically formulated to contain the correct balance of fluid and electrolytes. This allows for faster and more effective absorption of fluid and electrolytes by the body, and as a result, dehydration can be corrected very quickly.

Are hydration tablets the same as hydration drinks?

In the Hydralyte range, there are ready to drink solutions, powder packets and effervescent tablets. When these are consumed according to the directions for use on packaging, they are all equally effective to prevent and relieve dehydration.

How does Hydralyte work?

To maximize hydration, your body needs a specific formulaic balance of salt, glucose, and water. This ideal formula can access small intestine and rush water directly into the bloodstream, allowing for WAY more hydration. This activation of your Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter (or pump) is why you’ll feel the effects of Hydralyte quickly.

Water only absorbs so much fluid. That’s why it’s not enough. 

An oral rehydration solution must also have the correct tonicity to be effective. Hydralyte is hypotonic vs. your body’s cells – it has a higher concentration of water molecules. Therefore, when the sodium-glucose pump is activated, water will flow through.

What is Hydralyte?

Hydralyte is an oral rehydration solution clinically formulated to contain the correct balance of fluid and electrolytes to hydrate very quickly. The loss of fluids and electrolytes through sweat, vomit, pee, diarrhea and other bodily fluids can upset the balance of fluid and electrolytes in your body, causing you to not feel your best. When you drink Hydralyte to relieve dehydration, you may also relieve the symptoms and begin to feel better faster.

Who is Hydralyte for?

Short answer is: everyone! You can use Hydralyte at the gym, the office, home, car or anywhere in between. Most of our customers use the drinks, tablets, and powders to:

  • Replenish the body when sick from flu, cold or food poisoning (vomiting, fever and/or diarrhea)
  • Recover from an intense workout or exercise
  • Find relief from hangovers (Yup, those morning-afters we know too well)
  • Prevent and relieve dehydration caused by long days outside in hot weather
  • Hit the ground running after traveling, either by plane or car
  • Hydrate quickly throughout busy days or work sessions

Is Hydralyte safe for children? (Short answer: YES)

Yes, Hydralyte is family-friendly for both kids and adults alike. That’s one reason we were so compelled to create this product. We wanted an option that was great for us (and way better to our adult taste buds!) that would work great for our kids, too.

If your child is under a year, please check with your pediatrician (or their nurse) to receive recommendations on dosing.

Is Hydralyte gluten-free? Vegan? Non-GMO? Dairy-free? Caffeine-free?

Yes, Hydralyte is gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, dairy-free and caffeine-free.

Is Hydralyte more effective than rehydrating than water?

Water is the best hydration fluid to consume on a daily basis, as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. However, if you experience dehydration oral rehydration solutions (such as Hydralyte) are clinically formulated to contain the correct balance of fluid and electrolytes. This allows for faster and more effective absorption of fluid and electrolytes by the body, and as a result, dehydration can be corrected very quickly.

Why is there sugar in Hydralyte products?

Small amounts of sugar are actually necessary to activate hydration (hello sodium-glucose pump!). The problem is most sports drinks and beverages like electrolyte-enhanced water have far too much or not enough sugar, which actually will not hydrate you.

Hydralyte products contain 3 or 4 grams of sugar, the minimal amount needed to help your body absorb water quickly.

Is Hydralyte Keto friendly?

The short answer: yes!

Hydralyte is an oral rehydration solution specifically designed to assist in safe, rapid rehydration, making it the ideal addition to staying well hydrated on the ketogenic diet. There are just 5g of carbohydrates in a 200ml serving of Hydralyte, making this beverage keto friendly.

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The content of this FAQ document is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians and should not be construed as rendering medical advice.