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

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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How to Tell if You're Dehydrated: The Signs of Dehydration

Your body has many ways to tell you that you’re dehydrated. Thirst is perhaps the most direct. You probably drink water a few times a day when your body prompts you to, but many of us don’t pay close enough attention to thirst. 

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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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Early signs and symptoms of dehydration

What are the common signs of dehydration? The first signs of dehydration are: Being Thirsty, Urinating less often than usual, Dark-coloured urine, Dry skin, Feeling tired, Dizziness and fainting, Dry armpits. Being thirsty is not actually a good early marker of dehydration. By the time you feel thirsty you will already be dehydrated.
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How long does it take to recover from dehydration?

Dehydration recovery time depends on how dehydrated you are. If you don’t treat dehydration by drinking water and in some cases taking on electrolytes in the right quantities, your dehydration will last indefinitely.
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Trusted health and nutrition websites

Our guide to the best health websites. It's hard finding the truth online these days, so we've created a whitelist of health and nutrition websites that you can put your trust in without worrying about their veracity.
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Does DHM cure hangovers?

It’s the latest supplement on everyone’s radar and it’s being marketed as a hangover cure, but the real question is, does it work? We tasked our medical team at Oxford University to conduct a full literature review on the studies that have been done with DHM, and here we’ll reveal what we’ve found. We'll answer your question: is DHM a hangover cure?
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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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Are Superfoods Really Super?

Hydrant is NOT a superfood
‘Superfood’ trends happen all the time: one minute, there’s a food you’ve never heard of, the next minute it’s in everything: recipes, snacks, drinks etc. Then, once the research has been done, we find out that food is actually not all that special.
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Does Caffeine Dehydrate you? And Our Commitment to You

Part of our commitment to you is to clearly explain the science behind our products in terms that are easy to understand. Academia hasn’t always been great at communicating their research to the rest of the population, so we’d like to be your guides in hydration science.
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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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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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Which drinking persona are you?

How do you avoid a hangover? Drinking alcohol is an activity that most adult Americans enjoy on some level. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (scary sounding!), 56% of Americans over 18 reported drinking in the past month, and 70% reported drinking in the past year.
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Hangover Hydration

Why does alcohol make you dehydrated? Alcohol can make you dehydrated by stimulating diuresis - an increase in urine output. To be precise, 10g of alcohol makes you produce 100ml of urine! Why does alcohol make me lose more water? Alcohol leads to an increase in plasma osmolality.
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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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Signs of Chronic Dehydration

Do you feel like you’re always thirsty? This may be a sign of chronic dehydration. Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have the water it needs. When this occurs continuously over a long period of time, you may have chronic dehydration.
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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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What’s the fastest way to rehydrate?

What is the fastest way to rehydrate yourself? We look at intravenous methods and ORS, the two most potent methods of rehydration.
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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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Obsessing over taste: how ORS should taste

Hydrant exists because other effective hydration products, like ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) and Pediatric drinks, taste pretty awful. They often contain diet sweeteners, too much sugar and have a syrupy texture.
 
If Hydrant tasted bad, even with the other improvements we’ve added it would not be a great product. So we doubled down on flavor in a big way starting with a poll of our target market on our first flavor:
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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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