Rethink your drink.

Meet hydrant

A simple, morning hydration mix, optimized to hydrate you rapidly. Lightly flavored with real fruit juice = subtle, refreshing taste. Nothing artificial. 3x the electrolytes of a sports drink, with 80% less sugar.

About us

John and Jai, co-founders of Hydrant came together to solve the problem of dehydration under the pressures of life. Jai was working long hours and pursuing his MBA, while John had been on the start-up grind in Silicon Valley while using his background in biology from Oxford to try various approaches to defeating his daily dehydration. Collectively, the coffee, energy drinks and gallons of plain water weren’t good enough, so they came up with a better way.

Together, their commitment to creating a better science-driven hydration product is delivering a healthier solution across the country.

Hey water, Meet hydrant.

A simple, morning hydration mix, optimized to hydrate you rapidly. Lightly flavored with real fruit juice = subtle, refreshing taste. Nothing artificial. 3x the electrolytes of a sports drink, with 80% less sugar.

Why Hydrant?

Our mission is to empower people to live healthier by creating and promoting the most effective, science-driven hydration possible. Proper hydration can bring mental clarity, mental and physical performance improvements, and positively influence long-term health. So why are about 75% of Americans spending their days dehydrated?

We set out to solve the problem by making an electrolyte mix that works to provide rapid hydration in a convenient packet and a variety of flavors.

The Team

Our small team is made up of entrepreneurs, parents, builders, athletes, morning birds, night owls, and everything in between. The demands of work, life, health and hobbies are not lost on us and we value proper hydration and its impact on our ability to perform. We share the passion of hydration and are committed to a daily and effective addition to plain water.

Don’t ask us our favorite flavor, it changes daily!

Hey water, Meet hydrant.

Water alone doesn’t hydrate you as fast or as long as drinks with the right balance of electrolytes and a little bit of (but not too much) sugar.

Hydrant is a powder hydration mix, optimized to hydrate you rapidly when mixed in water. With less sugar and more electrolytes than traditional carbohydrate-laden sports drinks, you’ll get a lightly flavored drink by adding Hydrant to your water.

Hydrate with electrolytes

Made with real fruit juice powder

No synthetic colors, flavors, or sweeteners

No stevia

+ Caffeine

100mg caffeine

200mg I-theanine

Hey water, meet hydrant.

We set out to build a formula that was specifically designed for rapid hydration without unnecessary sugars and sweeteners.

About

backed by science

Hydrant’s science-founded solution allows for maximum absorption without artificial flavors, colors or stevia and maintains a low osmolality and the optimal ratio of electrolytes to glucose for water absorption. Backed by extensive scientific research, Hydrant’s hydration innovation utilizes a three-pronged approach:

1) Balanced Electrolyte Content
2) Rapid Absorption
3) Low Osmolality

About us

High and Balanced Electrolyte Content: Hydrant features a balance of electrolytes based on The World Health Organization’s guidelines for oral rehydration. Traditional sports drinks contain fewer electrolytes per ounce and proportionally much lower potassium than Hydrant.

Rapid Absorption: Hydrant’s 7 grams or less of cane sugar per serving are just enough to activate the sodium-glucose transport mechanism in the small intestine, which acts as a pump to push electrolytes and water into the bloodstream faster. Hydrant leverages this internal mechanism of the body to provide rapid absorption.

Low Osmolality: Hydrant has low osmolality (179.00 mOsm/kg for our lime mix), which means there are fewer particles per unit volume in the liquid. This allows Hydrant to rapidly move down the body’s osmotic gradient, making water absorption faster.

Frequently Asked questions

A simple, morning hydration mix, optimized to hydrate you rapidly. Hydrant has balanced electrolytes that mirror your body’s biology.

science

why does Hydrant contain a small amount of sugar?+

The main reason is function, as sugar activates the sodium-glucose co-transport mechanism which is basically a molecular pump in your gut.

 

When sugar is present, the pump is activated, which speeds up your absorption of electrolytes and water. Products without sugar are unable to take advantage of this effect.

 

We also HATE that weird taste you get with diet sweeteners, even the natural ones. We would rather have a “less sweet” drink that tastes natural than add those.

why not just drink water?+

Water is great - it makes up 60% of our bodies, is refreshing, and important for your health. When you need a little more than just water, adding the right balance of electrolytes and a little sugar can help you absorb the water to your cells faster than water alone.

Modern routines are more dehydrating than ever, so you need to replace the electrolytes you use so that your body can return to its optimum state, allowing you to perform at your best, whatever you like to do.

where can i read more on the science of hydration?+

[1] 75% of Americans are dehydrated: Survey of 3003 Americans, Nutrition Information Center, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (April 14, 1998)
[2] Symptoms of dehydration: MedlinePlus.gov, Mayo Clinic. (The common symptoms of dehydration are accepted enough by the scientific community that we don’t include individual academic references)
 
ORS:
Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS), are what Hydrant is based on. These papers show that ORS is as effective as an intravenous (IV) rehydration drip like what you would get in a hospital:
[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC419333/
[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4067224
[5] ORS on the Hydration index: better than water and sports drinks. A randomized trial to assess the potential of different beverages to affect hydration status: development of a beverage hydration index
 
Hydration and cognition:
[6] Impact of mild dehydration on wellness and on exercise performance
[7] Role of dehydration in heat stress-induced variations in mental performance
[8] The Hydration Equation: Update on Water Balance and Cognitive Performance
[9] The relation of hydration status to cognitive performance in healthy older adults
[10] Sodium and Potassium role in conducting nerve signals
 
Effect of dehydration on athletic performance:
[11] Influence of diuretic-induced dehydration on competitive running performance.
 
Effect of dehydration on mood:
[12] Mild dehydration impairs cognitive performance and mood of men
[13] Mild Dehydration Affects Mood in Healthy Young Women
 
Diuretic effect of alcohol:
[14] https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002041.htm

uses & benefits

what is the daily recommended amount to be used?+

It really depends on your preference and a bit on your lifestyle.

Our happiest customers drink one packet in the morning and one in the afternoon and tell us they feel great doing so. We also have customers who drink less than one a day and that's totally fine too!

how much water do i need per packet?+

Mix it a lot before drinking - the colder the water, the better the taste. If you like a more concentrated flavor, stay closer to 8oz of water / packet. If you want a more dilute taste, you can fill up to 16oz for that one packet.

should i use Hydrant after drinking alcohol?+

Absolutely, yes. There's nothing on the market that could be called a hangover "cure", and we certainly don't pretend to be one. That said, alcohol dehydrates you because of its diuretic effect, so you can use Hydrant to replace lost fluids and electrolytes effectively.  Our customers report best results from taking 2 packs after drinking, but before they go to bed.

should i use Hydrant before, during or after my workouts?+

All of the above! If you're already dehydrated, using Hydrant before your workout will likely help you rebalance your fluid and electrolytes. During and after you've been working up a sweat, it's going to give you a quick way to absorb water and electrolytes that keeps your athletic performance at its peak!

should i use Hydrant after vomiting or diarrhea?+

No one likes to talk about it, but it happens to all of us eventually. Vomiting and diarrhea are 2 ways that you can be sure you'll lose a lot of fluids and electrolytes from your body, and quickly. Drinking an oral rehydration solution like Hydrant will help you replace those fluids faster and have you feeling better to take on the rest of your day.

product details

what are the ingredients?+

Cane Sugar, Juice Powder, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Citrate, Citric Acid, Magnesium Gluconate, Salt, Zinc Gluconate.

Please note the ingredients vary slightly depending on which flavor you buy. You can find specific lists on our product pages.

what are "diet sweeteners"?+

We reference the lack of diet sweeteners in Hydrant on our social media and online. This means there are no artificial sweeteners, but also none of those "natural" sweeteners on the market (like stevia, erythritol or "Rebaudioside A").

We just don't like the way diet sweeteners taste.

where is the product created?+

Hydrant is made and packaged in the USA.

is this certified organic?+

No - although we support naturally sourcing our ingredients where possible, getting organic electrolytes, and getting the product certified as Organic would make Hydrant more expensive, and at this time we are just focused on making the most effective product we can.

is this certified non-gmo?+

No - although some of our ingredients are certified GMO free, not all of them are so we cannot get the certification ourselves.

GMO or not, our ingredients are carefully selected with your health in mind.

is this certified kosher?+

Not yet. When our product is blended, it is certified as Kosher, but as soon as the bulk bags are opened to be packed into individual packets at our packing facility, we lose that certification because we haven't paid for certification yet. Watch this space, as we will definitely be certified in the future.

is this a supplement?+

No! Hydrant is classified as a food / beverage. This limits the types of claims we can make about the product and its benefits.


Frankly, we like it that way. There are too many products on the market that promise the world and always fall short. We just make simple, effective hydration. And that's good enough for us.

is this safe to consume while pregnant?+

Hydrant is high in electrolytes, so we recommend consulting your doctor before consuming Hydrant just to be safe. It's an important time in your life!

is this safe for children under 3?+

While Hydrant is comparable to pediatric oral rehydration drinks that are available in pharmacies, we prefer to err on the side of caution and recommend consulting your doctor before giving this to very small children, just to be on the safe side. As we get larger, our bodies are able to regulate themselves much better than small children.

where can i buy Hydrant?+

You can buy it shipped direct to your door right here on our website. We're also available on Amazon.

what’s your refund policy?+

We offer a 14 day money back guarantee - if you are unhappy with your purchase for some reason, please let us know within 14 days at: hello@drinkhydrant.com

is it carbonated or 'bubbly'?+

No, when you mix Hydrant in water, it isn't bubbly at all, the drink remains still.  If you prefer to have some bubbles, try adding it to sparkling water, but add it slowly as the bubbles will foam up at first!