Rethink your drink.

Meet hydrant

A simple, morning hydration mix, optimized to hydrate you rapidly. Lightly flavored with real fruit juice = subtle, refreshing taste. Up to 3x the electrolytes of a traditional sports drink.

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. Up to 3x the electrolytes of a traditional sports drink.

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, and no artificial 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 synthetic 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?+

Function first, taste second. Sugar activates the sodium-glucose co-transport mechanism within your body, essentially working as a molecular pump in your gut. When the pump is activated (aka when sugar is present), your cells' absorption rate of electrolytes and water is sped up helping you hydrate faster. Products without sugar are unable to take advantage of this effect.

And we can't forget about taste! Diet sweeteners, even the natural ones, take away from the refreshing, light taste of our product. We'd rather have a "less sweet" drink that tastes natural than add diet or natural sweeteners.

why not just drink water?+

We're no stranger to being a big fan of water — it makes up 60% of our bodies, is refreshing, and important for your health. But when you need a little more than just water, adding the right balance of electrolytes and a little sugar can help your cells absorb water faster than just drinking water alone.

Modern routines are more dehydrating than ever, making electrolyte replacement all the more necessary for your body to return to its optimum state, and let you perform at your best.

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

Check out some of the articles below, separated by topic. You can also always visit our blog, The Hydration Institute, for even more reading materials.

[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 depends on your preference and your lifestyle. Our happiest customers drink one packet in the morning to start their day, and one in the afternoon for an extra boost.

We also have customers who only drink one packet a day, and that's great too! We are here to help fit into your routine and lifestyle, whatever that may be.

how much water do i need per packet?+

We always recommend between 8 - 16oz of water per packet depending on how concentrated you like your flavor. The more water you add, the more diluted taste you'll get. Make sure to mix a lot before drinking!

Pro tip: mix your packet with cold water—the colder the water, the better the taste!

why should I drink this first thing in the morning?+

When you sleep, you lose fluids through breathing and sweating, and not putting fluids back in during the 6+ hours you're asleep. By rehydrating first thing when you wake up, you help prepare yourself for the day ahead and avoid feelings like mental fog, fatigue, or general grogginess.

should i use Hydrant after drinking alcohol?+

Absolutely! Alcohol dehydrates you because of its diuretic effect, and you can use Hydrant to replace lost fluids and electrolytes after drinking. While we don't pretend to be a hangover "cure," our customers recommend taking 2 packs after drinking, but before they go to bed to maximize its effect.

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 help you rebalance your fluids and electrolytes. During and after you've worked up a sweat, it'll give you a quick way to absorb water and electrolytes, helping to keep your athletic performance at its peak!

Want an extra boost? Some customers recommend using our caffeinated Hydrant+ flavors before an intense workout for an extra jolt.

should i use Hydrant after vomiting or diarrhea?+

No one likes to talk about it, but it happens to all of us. Vomiting and diarrhea are 2 ways that you can be sure you'll quickly lose a lot of fluids and electrolytes from your body. Drinking a Hydrant helps you replace those fluids fast and get you back on track for recovery.

product details

what are the ingredients?+

Cane Sugar, Lime/Blood Orange/Grapefruit/Lemon/Orange Juice Powder (fruit juice powder dependent on the flavor), Natural Flavor (Blood Orange only), Sodium Citrate, Potassium Citrate, Citric Acid, Magnesium Gluconate, Salt, Zinc Gluconate. 

Rapid Hydration Mix + Caffeine also contains L-Theanine and Organic Caffeine (from Green Tea).

what are "diet sweeteners"?+

It was important for us to develop a product that avoids these diet sweeteners. Some people really don't like their taste, and prefer a less sweet, yet refreshing taste. In Hydrant, you'll find no artificial sweeteners or "natural" ones (like stevia, erythritol, or "Rebaudioside A").

where is the product created?+

Hydrant is made and packaged in the USA.

is this certified organic?+

No, although we actively support naturally sourcing our ingredients where possible. At this time we are focusing on making the most effective product we can.

s this produced in the same facility as any of the top allergens?+

Though Hydrant is allergen free, it is manufactured in the same facilities as the top 8 allergens. Our partners have strict protocols in place to make sure Hydrant’s products do not come into contact with any of these allergens through containment rooms and/or extensive equipment cleaning followed by allergen swab testing and re-cleaning when necessary.

is this certified non-gmo?+

No. Although some of our ingredients are certified GMO free, not all of them are. However, all of our ingredients are carefully selected with your health in mind.

is this certified kosher?+

Not yet, but watch this space! We will definitely be certified in the future.

is this a supplement?+

No, Hydrant is classified as a food/beverage, which limits the claims we can make about the product and its benefits.

Frankly, we prefer this. We make simple, effective hydration backed by extensive scientific research.

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 recommend consulting your doctor before giving this to very small children.

where can i buy Hydrant?+

You can purchase from our website to have your Hydrant shipped directly to you. We’re also available on Amazon and in Whole Foods Markets in the New York Tri-State area.

what’s your refund policy?+

We offer a 30 day money back guarantee on our hydration mixes - if you are unhappy with your purchase for some reason, please let us know within 30 days at: hello@drinkhydrant.com

Purchases of bottles, t-shirts or other branded merchandise are non-refundable except when the product is defective (please provide images!)

is it carbonated or 'bubbly'?+

No. When you mix Hydrant in plain water, the drink remains still (but delicious!). If you'd like some extra fizz, try adding Hydrant to sparkling water—make sure to add it slowly as the bubbles will foam at first!

does this contain caffeine?+

Hydrant+ does contain 100mg of caffeine, while Rapid Hydration Mix does not contain any caffeine.

Subscriptions

i can't access my account?+

If you didn’t create an account upon signing up for your subscription, we sent you an email with the subject line of “The easiest way to manage your Hydrant subscription”. If you can’t find that, just reach out to us at hello@drinkhydrant.com and we’ll help you out!

where do I make changes to my subscription (flavor, quantity)?+

On a computer:

1. Login at www.drinkhydrant.com/account/login

2. Click “Manage Subscription” in the green box

3. When “Subscriptions” on the left is highlighted in turquoise, you’ll see the edit/swap/cancel options on the right

4. Swap allows you to change from Hydrant+ to Rapid Hydration Mix (and vice versa)

how do I skip a shipment?+

On a computer:

1. Login at www.drinkhydrant.com/account/login

2. Click “Manage Subscription” in the green box

3. Click on “Delivery Schedule” on the left

4. You’ll get the full view of upcoming deliveries. Skip the deliveries as you need.

how does the subscription work?+

It’s pretty flexible! You’ll start with a 30-day frequency, and you can adjust that from 1-90 days by reaching out to us. Beyond that, you have the ability the skip shipments, change flavors, adjust quantity and cancel at any time.

Order Questions

can I change the address on my order!+

Reach out to us at hello@drinkhydrant.com and we can help!

what's your refund policy?+

We offer a 30 day money back guarantee on our hydration mixes - if you are unhappy with your purchase for some reason, please let us know within 30 days at: hello@drinkhydrant.com.

Purchases of bottles, t-shirts or other branded merchandise are non-refundable except when the product is defective (please provide images!)

do you ship internationally?+

Unfortunately, we are not currently shipping outside of the US. Stay tuned for expanded delivery in the future.

I’d like to sell this in my store/gym/office, is that possible?+

Let’s talk about it! Reach out to us at wholesale@drinkhydrant.com to see if we can help.