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Hydration is key. Our blog unlocks the do's and don'ts of hydration.

Hydration and Exercise

We all know that hydration and exercise go hand in hand. But what’s going on inside our bodies, does hydration actually affect our athletic performance, and is hydration the key to recovery from strenuous exercise? We looked at the latest research to find out what’s really going on.
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Can Dehydration Cause Diarrhea?

Can dehydration lead to diarrhea? Scientifically-speaking, diarrhea is an increased frequency and fluidity in our poop. But we really know it as an unfortunate inconvenience that restricts our ability to go about our day.
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What is Hydration Therapy?

Migraines are listed as the 6th most disabling disorder globally by the World Health Organization. Despite this, we have relatively little understanding of how exactly this disease works, let alone how to treat it.
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Why Am I Always So Thirsty?

Why am I always thirsty? Am I drinking enough water? Am I drinking too much? Drinking water seems like a simple enough step in our daily self-care routines, but is sometimes hard to keep track of. While some struggle to drink enough water, others over-indulge.
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POTS (Dysautonomia) and Sodium Intake

Three million Americans have POTS, and hydration with proper electrolyte balance could be a key part of managing symptoms, maintaining blood pressure and nerve function.
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Dehydration and Headaches

Dehydration headaches are fairly common and can be tedious to get rid of. But what, if any, is the scientific evidence linking dehydration and headaches? How can you spot and alleviate a headache caused by dehydration?
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Does Dehydration Cause Fatigue?

Fatigue is a key sign of dehydration. But does dehydration cause fatigue, or are they just related? And if dehydration does cause fatigue, why? Here, we look at three scientific papers written in the last ten years that focus on the causes of fatigue in three different scenarios, to help you get to an answer.
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Does Sugar Dehydrate You?

What does sugar have to do with hydration? The simple answer: it makes osmosis possible. Ok, let’s back up a bit. What is osmosis? Water moves in and out of our cells by a process called osmosis.
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Do Electrolytes Give you Energy?

We’ve seen that hydration plays a key role in keeping you healthy and active, but where do electrolytes come into play? Do electrolytes in hydration beverages give boosts of energy? Electrolytes have become a buzzword amongst the health-conscious and active, thanks to the prevalence of sport drinks and coconut waters that claim to provide them.
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Dehydration and Kidney Stones

Dehydration increases your risk of developing, or repeatedly developing, kidney stones. This association emerged in scientific studies that looked at why certain occupations increased peoples’ risks of getting kidney stones.
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Dehydration and UTI

The evidence around hydration and UTIs is mixed at best. Each of the studies referenced have their own merits and limitations. However, most credible online resources list hydration as a prevention for UTIs or have dehydration as a risk factor for developing a UTI. Since drinking more fluids has numerous benefits, we’re siding with NHS Scotland in recommending proper hydration as an effective way to help ward off UTIs.
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Does Dehydration Cause Leg Cramps?

If you’ve ever felt the muscles in your legs suddenly tighten, and become painful and stiff, you’ve experienced leg cramps. They usually last seconds, but in some cases can last up to ten minutes, or perhaps even longer . Some people may also get muscle spasms, or twitches. Scientists don’t agree on what causes leg cramps, why they vary in duration, or why some people get them, and others not at all.
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Dehydration in the Elderly

Contrary to common sense, those with demanding routines and active lifestyles aren’t the only ones who can get dehydrated. The elderly are more at risk of dehydration, and with larger potential consequences, than their younger counterparts.
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Waking up dehydrated

Ever wondered why you wake up dehydrated? You're not imagining it! There are a number of reasons why this happens. Here we break it down for you and tell you why you're waking up dehydrated (and give you solutions).
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Potassium and Hydration

Why you need Potassium in your electrolyte drink to rehydrate, and how Potassium plays a role in making Hydrant the fastest way to rehydrate.  We delve into the science so you can draw your own conclusions.
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Does sugar hydrate you?

There’s the obvious function which is to give you an easy supply of energy after physically exerting yourself, which is why sports drinks and other hydration powders have a high sugar content. But Hydrant has roughly a third of the sugar in sports drinks, so that’s not what we’re going for.
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The Best Way to Hydrate

Hydration is about balance. Balancing the level of water and electrolytes in your body. Imbalances can impact your cognition (mental performance), athletic performance, and even your moods.
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Dietary Sugars

There’s no use sugar-coating it —for better or for worse, we all love sugar in our food and drink. Did you know that Americans eat more sugar per person than anywhere else in the world?! But how much sugar is too much? Does sugar really lead to weight gain, or can we just blame fatty food?
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Hydration and Sleep

You don’t need to be a science whiz to know that sleep and hydration are both good for you. Rumor has it that sleep and hydration are linked, and so as hydration-fans (hence the name) and sleep-fans (who isn’t?), we set out to see whether this link holds any weight.
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Low Blood Sugars and Energy Levels

Sugar crashes aren’t just for toddlers. Adults get grumpy and hangry too. When your blood sugar level dips below normal levels, the energy drain and tiredness can be all too real. But what’s the relationship between low sugar and energy levels? Are there any “good sugars”?
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How To Read Nutrition Labels

What we eat matters, but how aware are you of what you’re actually putting in your body? We know nutrition labels may seem intimidating, but don’t worry! We’ll walk you through how to read a nutrition label, so that you can get the most out of what you eat and drink.

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Low Sodium Diets and Hydrant

One pack of Hydrant contains only eight ingredients, most of them salts. With low sodium diets on the rise, where does Hydrant fit into your routine? Can you still rely on Hydrant to keep you on your game, even when trying to reduce your salt intake?
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How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

Caffeine is a drug, so like any drug there must be a limit. But just how many cups of coffee does it take to compromise your health?
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Effects of Dehydration on Runners and Cyclists

Runners and cyclists know how much of a battle it is to fight hydration. Your body is made up of 50-60% water, and strenuous exercise is a fast way to deplete those liquid reserves and leave you feeling brittle and weak.
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What Minerals are in Water?

If you ask a scientist “what is water?” they’ll probably tell you it’s the pure liquid form of the chemical H2O. The water we drink in our everyday lives, however, isn’t pure H2O. This doesn’t mean the water isn’t healthy. Quite the opposite, really. The impurities in our drinking water often include essential dietary minerals.
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The Rise of Nootropics in the Workplace

Ever seen the movie “Limitless?” Starring Bradley Cooper, it details the transformation of a man after he pops a magical pill. The drug improves his mental acuity exponentially, and he begins to soar up the ranks at his – you guessed it – finance job.
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Why Water Alone is not always Enough for Hydration

Doctors, nutritionists, and mothers everywhere agree that you should drink six to eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy and hydrated. Usually, this does the job and keeps our fluid levels in check. However, when our bodies are put under pressure by intense exercise or illness, we lose more than water.
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Dehydration and Blood Pressure

FUN FACT: water makes up 60% of our body weight! About two-thirds of that water weight comes from the water inside healthy cells. The remaining third of water either sits between your cells, or else travels around your body as part of blood.
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Dehydrated Skin Symptoms

Contrary to popular belief, dehydrated and dry skin aren’t the same. You may have similar symptoms from each, but there’s a key difference. While dehydrated skin is a lack of water in your skin, dry skin is a lack of natural oils in your skin. Think of it this way: dehydrated skin isn’t dry, in the same way that hydrated skin isn’t wet.
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Causes of Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when we lose more fluid from our bodies than we take in. Every day we each lose an average of 2.5 liters of fluids from our bodies through sweating, going to the toilet, and even breathing. Therefore, in order to stay hydrated, you need to consume at least 2.5 liters of fluids each day to replace what you’ve lost.
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What are the Signs of Dehydration in Children?

Dehydration in children can be easily missed. If missed and untreated, dehydration may lead to issues associated with circulation, imbalanced electrolytes, and out of whack blood pH. These potential side effects of improper hydration affect us all, but children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.
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What is ORS or Oral Rehydration Solution?

What is Oral Rehydration Solution? Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) is a sugar and electrolyte solution used to treat dehydration. It was first developed as a treatment for diarrheal diseases, but is finding use cases beyond that as part of a healthy lifestyle.
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Magnesium and Hydration

Magnesium is an Alkaline Earth Metal, and is one of the most abundant elements in the Earth’s crust. Cool. But what does that mean for hydration?
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Sodium and Hydration

Why you need Sodium in your electrolyte drink to rehydrate, and how Sodium plays a role in making Hydrant the fastest way to rehydrate.  We delve into the science so you can draw your own conclusions.
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Why Hydrant is low sugar hydration, but not zero calories

Sugar is the enemy right now, it’s been compared to cocaine for addictiveness, and to smoking and alcohol for health impact.
 
There’s no doubt that sugar represents too large a proportion of the average American’s diet, and that overconsumption of sugar is bad for you in a number of ways.
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