FAQ

Why is Aqualyte Different?

The osmolality of blood and body fluids is approximately 290mosmol/L and most sport replacement drinks are of similar value (ISOTONIC) or higher (HYPERTONIC) .This results in the beverage emptying slowly from the gut, often causing a feeling of fullness or bloating and slowing absorption into the body.

Aqualyte is a HYPOTONIC solution with an osmolality of 150mosmol/L.

Studies have shown that HYPOTONIC drinks are more effective than isotonic drinks or plain water, which means Aqualyte, will move from the gut into the blood supply faster.
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Why is Aqualyte the preferred rehydration drink?

  • Prevents dehydration as it is rapidly absorbed keeping pace with sweat loss.
  • Contains appropriate levels of glucose to help prevent fatigue.
  • Fewer calories than other drinks, cordials and soft drinks which helps to prevent some health related issues.
  • Maintains the correct electrolyte balance.
  • Delays the onset of fatigue.
  • Less acidic than many other drinks making it better for oral health.
  • Aids concentration in work and sport, which many caffeine rich drinks can compromise.
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How is Aqualyte Prepared and Consumed?

  • Aqualyte is provided in dry crystal form.
  • Mix with the recommended volume of water to create a HYPOTONIC solution.
  • Aqualyte can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks when made up.
  • Consume Aqualyte throughout working shifts and sports activity in proportion to sweat loss.
  • Do not rely on thirst as an indicator of the need for fluid replacement.
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When mixing large quantities

  • Put a 1/4 of the water into the container and mix Aqualyte until fully dissolved.
  • Add the remaining water stirring occasionally.
  • To get the concentration right – take into account the volume of ice being used. 2kg of ice is approximately 2 litres of water so for a 20 litre container (800g sachet of Aqualyte) add 18 litres of water and 2kg of ice.
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Aqualyte is suitable for children and adults of all ages.