This post is sponsored by DripDrop, a hydration solution that is changing the way we keep ourselves—and our little ones—hydrated all year round. All opinions expressed are my own.
The Importance of Staying Hydrated
We all know how important it is to stay hydrated. After all, water is key to life- it helps your body function at its best and it helps your skin stay smooth and soft. It is also essential that our bodies have adequate electrolytes to support on-going hydration throughout the day. Dehydration is caused when our bodies lose fluid AND electrolytes. DripDrop delivers electrolytes which are salts and minerals that regulate fluid balance and are essential to almost every major biochemical reaction in our bodies.
I am prone to dehydration. I get busy and I forget to drink as much water as I should. Furthermore, I am also sensitive to HVAC heating. During the winter months, the dry air from our home heaters always leaves my skin feeling dry. My husband is always reminding me to drink more. Even losing 1.5% of fluids can lead to a drop in physical performance, cognitive ability and mood. That is why proper hydration is important to everyone, not just athletes, but everyone- even people with desk jobs and kids!
Causes Of Dehydration
Well-known causes of dehydration include exercise, extreme (hot or cold) climates, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. Other causes of fluid loss may include air travel, taking prescription drugs or supplements, carbohydrate-free diets, menstruation, pregnancy, and many others. It’s no wonder that 75% of Americans get moderately dehydrated daily!
(Statistics source here.)
Review of DripDrop Electrolyte Powder That Provides Fast Hydration
DripDrop is a medical grade, oral rehydration solution (ORS) that you can mix easily with water at home or on the go. DripDrop is loaded with electrolytes – including sodium, sugars and potassium. These electrolytes promote good hydration, enabling your body to absorb water more quickly into the bloodstream and promote greater fluid retention. It comes in small pouches of powder that you can easily carry with you in your purse or pocket or keep stashed in the desk, car or your workout bag. DripDrop provides a simple, cost-effective solution that empowers everyone to prevent and treat mild to moderate dehydration. The best part- it is easy! This oral rehydration solution recipe is to simply mix with water and drink.
DripDrop was formulated by a family physician who was tired of prescribing poor-tasting pediatric beverages to his patients. DripDrop comes in two flavors that pack a powerful punch of hydration- lemon and berry. My son and I tested them both and we approve. You just mix one DripDrop pouch with about half a liter of water and drink. I put it in a water bottle and kept it on my table while I was working. I also had the good fortune of having some DripDrop handy on New Year’s Day when I was in definite need of rehydration.
You can drink DripDrop safely to proactively prevent dehydration. Additionally, you can use it to reverse fluid loses following an illness, a workout, or any vigorous activity just to stay hydrated. You can buy DripDrop at CVS, Walgreen, amazon, and more. You can read more about it at dripdrop.com
A Safety Note About Oral Rehydration Solutions:
DripDrop does not recommend home-made oral rehydration salts.
DripDrop ORS is an ORS (oral rehydration solution) used for oral rehydration therapy (ORT). It contains the medically relevant sodium electrolyte levels and lower glucose content required in an ORS, in a low osmolarity formula that facilitates fast absorption. In other words, don’t mess around. Get the the good stuff.
Please keep in mind that an ORS also cannot treat or address diarrhoeal disease. If you have medical concern please consult with your healthcare practitioner for help right away.
DripDrop is scientifically proven to enable fast, effective fluid absorption and retention. It feels great to have it on hand. Have you tried DripDrop yet? It is available in 4 flavors? What is your favorite?
10 Safe Summer Driving Tips For Families
I like that “DripDrop is loaded with electrolytes – including sodium, sugars and potassium”.
Sandra Watts says
You can drink DripDrop to proactively prevent dehydration. I drink lots of water but I like that this has electrolytes in it.
Rebecca Parsons says
I love that it is safe for everyone, even children.
I found out that it is shown in a clinical study to
hydrate 34% better than water. That’s a significant improvement that would help my family.
Holly E says
I like that it’s great for everyone, including seniors.
I learned that dehydration is caused when the body loses fluids and electrolytes faster than they can be replaced. Scary facts.
Dana Rodriguez says
I like that DripDrop is safe enough for everyday use and powerful enough to help battle chronic conditions.
Sharon Kaminski says
I learned that DripDrop is the first hydration solution to combine medical standards with great taste.
debra s. says
Good to know about this, and to have it on hand for when you have vomiting sickness in the household! I learned I can buy it at Walgreens or CVS, which are the two drugstores that I actually do have close enough to me!
Kay Bishop says
Nice alternative to sports drinks.
I love that this was created as a way to help people…the idea formed during a mission trip and seeing dehydration!
Love that this is something that was thought out – “Built on decades of proven science”
In the news section, I read about DripDrop Saving a Life in 15 Minutes covered by CNN in Pakistan, 2010.
I saw that is great for diarrhea and Vomiting.
Robin M says
The only artificial ingredient is sucralose
Rita Sheppard says
DripDrop sounds like what I need when I’m working out and need to keep myself hydrated.
sue mccollum says
Drip Drop’s hydration powder is something I have been eyeing for a while. I’m chronically dehydrated and never drink enough water. I didn’t realize that electrolytes/minerals were just as important to hydration as water itself. So that surely caught my eye!
Rhonda Grisham says
I like that even though I have HBP I can still use it!
MARY TOMKO says
The science that it is based on
Shelia S says
I love it is safe for children. I have tried DripDrop recently, and my teen can’t wait to try it during marching band season. We are always on the lookout for different hydration products during this time. This is on our list.
I love that it’s safe for kids too!
I like that it reportedly has a “great” taste so not medicinal.
Dianne Harris says
I like that it’s safe for everyone
Scott Risley says
What an awesome well thought out product.
Well done Drip Drop !
I learned electrolytes help usher water across the intestinal wall into your bloodstream
chris z says
i like that its safe for everyone
Timothy S Chalfant says
Great for everyone including seniors to help my family.
Jessica Herring says
I like that DripDrop is loaded with electrolytes such as sodium, sugars and potassium which that promote good hydration
Jill H says
Good for seniors who tend not to drink enough, would like this for my Mom
Thalia Ramirez says
It hydrates you better than water & is safe for everyone to drink.
Angela Simmons says
love that its good for hydration and skin
Annamarie V says
Electrolytes help usher water across the intestinal wall into your bloodstream.
Tracy H says
Love the variety of flavor for kids…lemon and berry flavors as well as the fact that it doesn’t contain any artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives and it has 2-3 times the electrolytes of other drinks!!
What could you NOT LOVE about this!!
Stephanie Grant says
As a medical professional myself I have to say I love the fact that DripDrop’s formula improves on international standards for Oral Rehydration Therapy, a proven intervention endorsed by the world’s leading medical institutions.
Patricia Thomas says
I Love that not only is it for Everyone but it’s also Medical Grade!
Meghan Finley says
I love the flavors. Berry and Lemon are my favorites
Shakeia Rieux says
I like that DripDrop’s formula improves on international standards for Oral Rehydration Therapy, a proven intervention endorsed by the world’s leading medical institutions.
tony miller says
DripDrop let’s go
I like the fact that Drip Drop is safe for the whole family to use…
shana vaughn says
I love that the product completely hydrates your body!
i like that it is effective yet can be used by anyone including children
Annette Abrahamson says
safe for kids
All I saw was the Hydration Powder
Why wait till now to invent this? My boy’s 11 and still needs one, but sooner would have been better on the sofa and carpet. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Tina d Reynolds says
I liked finding out it is safe for both my kids my self and my mom
amy deeter says
i like the fact that its safe for everyone
Lesley F says
It caught my eye that Oral Rehydration Solutions were created by doctors more than 50 years ago
Buddy Garrett says
Clinical studies show it hydrates 34% better than water.
Pauline Linares says
I like the fact that it has electrolytes & potassium!
Danga Rach says
This looks amazing.
Leah Shumack says
The way that the stomach bug has been going around at my daughter’s school this might come in handy for the next of our friends (or ourselves!) to get it!
Rajee Pandi says
it is safe for everyone,
I learned that dehydration is caused when the body loses fluids.
Thanks for the chance!
Nichole H says
I stumbled onto this post while doing some searching and I just wanted to say I love DripDrop! Thanks for all the information about dehydration, it’s good to know this kind of stuff! I love that DripDrop can be used everyday, and that I can safely give it to my 15 month old when she is sick without having to worry.