How does Hydralyte™ Sports differ from Hydralyte™?
Hydralyte™ and Hydralyte™ Sports are both clinical products. 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.
Why is the Hydralyte™ Sports formulation effective and superior for hydration?
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 hypotonic hydration solutions are superior for water uptake and stomach comfort.
How does Hydralyte™ Sports differ from standard sports drinks?
Hydralyte™ Sports 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%). Hydralyte™ Sports also includes additional elements magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, manganese and copper, lost through sweat during sport and exercise.
What is the osmolality of Hydralyte™ Sports?
The average osmolality is 260 mOsm/kg. Hydralyte™ Sport is hypotonic to blood (osmolality 280–300 mOsm/kg). Hypotonic glucose-electrolyte solutions are recommended for effective rehydration.
Can I consume Hydralyte™ Sports beyond the expiry date?
We do not recommend you use the product beyond its expiry date.
Why does Hydralyte™ Sports leave a residue on my bottle/glass?
Any residue is due to the natural colour, beta carotene.
Is Hydralyte™ Sports suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers?
Yes, however the Sodium content needs to be considered in pregnant women so please consult your healthcare professional.
Is the product suitable for children under the age of 13 years?
We cannot recommend Hydralyte™ Sports to children under the age of 13 years.
Can Hydralyte™ Sports be used for people with high blood pressure?
Hydralyte™ Sports contains sodium. If you have high blood pressure, please consult your healthcare professional before taking this product.
Is Hydralyte™ Sports suitable for diabetics?
Hydralyte™ Sports contains approximately 2 g glucose per 100 mL (2%). For people with diabetes, this is a small amount of glucose which should be accounted for in the daily diet and ensure blood sugar is monitored. If in doubt, please consult your healthcare practitioner
Does Hydralyte™ Sports contain added sugars?
Hydralyte™ Sports contains glucose at a low concentration, sufficient for successful rehydration. The sweetener in Hydralyte™ Sports is sucralose, a modified form of table sugar, which has an excellent safety profile. There are no known safety concerns with sucralose.
What is the energy/calorie content of Hydralyte™ Sports?
A 600 mL serving Hydralyte™ Sports contains 48 food calories from sugars.
Does Hydralyte™ Sports contain artificial sweeteners?
Hydralyte™ Sports contains sucralose, a modified form of table sugar, which has an excellent safety profile. There are no known safety concerns with sucralose.
Does Hydralyte™ Sports contain isomalt, sodium saccharin or aspartame?
Hydralyte™ Sports does not contain isomalt, sodium saccharin or aspartame.
Does Hydralyte™ Sports contain fructose?
Hydralyte™ Sports does not contain any added fructose. However the natural flavours in it may contain minute quantities of fructose. If you suffer from dietary fructose intolerance (malabsorption), Hydralyte™ Sports will generally be well-tolerated. Should any unpleasant symptoms arise, cease taking the product. If you suffer hereditary fructose intolerance, consult your healthcare professional before use.
Does Hydralyte™ Sports contain preservatives?
Hydralyte Sports Flavoured Effervescent ElectrolyteTablets and Hydralyte Sports Flavoured Electrolyte Powders DO NOT contain preservatives. Hydralyte Sports Ready to Drink Solutions contain small amounts of potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate.
Are the colours in Hydralyte™ Sports natural?
Hydralyte Sports Flavoured Effervescent ElectrolyteTablets and Hydralyte Sports Flavoured Electrolyte Powders contain only natural colours and flavours.
Hydralyte Sports Ready to Drink Electrolyte Solutions contain approved artificial (synthetic) colours.
Does Hydralyte™ Sports contain phenylalanine?
Does Hydralyte™ Sports contain phenylalanine?
Hydralyte™ Sports does not contain any phenylalanine.
Is Hydralyte™ Sports gluten and wheat free?
Yes, Hydralyte™ Sports is gluten and wheat free.
Does Hydralyte™ Sports contain any animal products?
Hydralyte™ Sports does not contain any animal products. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Does Hydralyte™ Sports contain genetically modified ingredients?
Hydralyte™ Sports does not contain any genetically modified ingredients.
Does Hydralyte™ Sports contain lactose (milk sugar) or dairy products?
Hydralyte™ Sports does not contain any lactose or dairy products.
Is Hydralyte™ Sports suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
Hydralyte™ Sports is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Does Hydralyte™ Sports have a Kosher or Halal certificate?
Hydralyte Sports ™ Flavoured Ready to Use Electrolyte Solutions and Hydralyte Sports ™ Flavoured Electrolyte Powders are Kosher approved (Pareve). Certificate available on request.
Hydralyte Sports ™ does not have a Halal certificate, however we can advise that it does not contain animal-derived ingredients
What is the total carbohydrate content of Hydralyte Sports?
Hydralyte Sports contains approximately a total carbohydrate content of 2g per 100mL (from the sugar/glucose content). For example, in a 200mL dose of a Hydralyte Sports Powder solution there is 4g of total carbohydrate.