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SOS Rehydrate V2.0 is a fast-acting electrolyte replacement and hydration drink that helps combat dehydration caused by active lifestyles and physical performance. Available in easy to use single serve sachets, each serve gives you high dosing electrolytes including 660mg of Sodium, 390mg of Potassium, plus a small amount of Magnesium citrate, with natural colouring and the natural sweetener Stevia. Coupled with a small amount of sucrose and glucose you get maximum electrolyte replenishment during or after training and events without any artificial sweeteners, colours, flavours or preservatives. SOS uses a scientific method of oral rehydration therapy and water absorption which follows standards set out by UNICEF and World Health Organization. The SOS drink mix has been found to be as effective as an IV drip for mild to moderate dehydration in active lifestyles, but safer and cost effective. Sports and Energy drinks are often sugary and do not contain the correct amount and balance of electrolytes and glucose, SOS has 75% less Sugar than regular sports drinks, so you get more of what you need and less of what you don’t. SOS is gluten free and has been used efficiently by SOS’ers with Celiac disease. Sold in 4.6gram sachets, 10x sachets per box.
• SOS Gives You 6x the Amount of Electrolytes found in the Average Sports Drink
Sports drinks are ineffective at combating dehydration since they do not contain the correct amount and balance of electrolytes and glucose. SOS has the perfect mix of them for optimal hydration.
• Absorb 3X More Water than Water Alone
Osmolarity is the balance between sodium and water in the body, and the lower it is, the better it is for rehydrating you. SOS equals the global standard set by the WHO.
• Increase Your Physical Performance by 20% or More with Better Hydration
A 2% loss in body weight due to dehydration can reduce athletic performance by 20%, due to a loss of energy and focus. Proper hydration can prevent this.
• SOS Tastes Great and has 75% Less Carbohydrates than Sports Drinks
Sports and Energy drinks are often sugary and do not contain the correct amount and balance of electrolytes and glucose.
Sucrose, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Dextrose, Natural flavours, Natural Colouring, Malic Acid, Magnesium Citrate and Stevia. Osmolarity 230 mOsm/l.
SOS ingredients have been specifically balanced and formulated for rehydration. We use no artificial sweeteners, colours, flavours or preservatives.
During a normal day we lose about two litres of water just through breathing, sweat, urine and bowel movements. When we exercise we can lose up to two litres per hour depending on the type of physical activity. Also, while sweating, we lose two main electrolytes: sodium (range 10-70 mEq/L) and chloride (range 5-60 mEq/L).
Just a 2% loss in body weight due to dehydration can reduce athletic performance by a staggering 20%. In addition, for every litre of fluid lost: your core temperature increases, heart rate rises, glycogen stored in muscles are used more rapidly, and lactic acid increases.
When we first start to sense thirst, we are already 2% dehydrated. At this percentage, humans begin to develop headaches, tiredness and loss of focus. These factors alone contribute to a decrease in performance and will only grow the more dehydrated one becomes, along with the imbalance of electrolytes in one’s body.
When fluid arrives at the first portion of the small bowel, the unique SOS formula activates the body’s Sodium/Glucose co-transport system.
Osmolarity is the balance between water and sodium in the body. The body’s normal (isotonic) osmolarity is 290mmol/L. From a rehydration perspective, the lower the osmolarity, the faster the body can absorb water.
High glucose concentrations can increase the osmolarity of drinks. SOS osmolarity is 230mmol/L, which means we are a hypotonic drink. That’s better than isotonic and hypertonic drinks when it comes to rehydration.
SOS Osmolarity is 20% lower than the average hydration drink, 25% lower than the average coconut water, 50% lower than the average sports drink, and over 80% lower than the average soda.
Then, one molecule of sodium is pulled from the small intestine into the blood vessels by one molecule of glucose; subsequently, due to osmotic forces in the body, water gets absorbed as it always follows sodium.
The ‘Sodium Glucose co transport system’ was discovered by the medical community, and doctors use this system to treat mild to moderate dehydration, saving millions of lives all over the world. This method of delivery is called Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) and is fully endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.
SOS equals the global standard set by the WHO. We have also been able to lower the osmolarity and stabilize the taste a complex challenge that no rehydration drink has managed to date.
SOS can be compared to an IV drip. It works just as rapidly but is safer and cheaper than intravenous therapy at treating mild to moderate dehydration.
SOS Rehydrate FAQ:
When should I drink SOS?
SOS is made to prevent and treat mild to moderate dehydration so whether you’re about to hop on a long flight, about to
engage in a tough workout, or getting ready for a night out, don’t forget your SOS!
Who should not use SOS?
People with water restrictions, heart or kidney problems should refer to a Physician/Doctor before taking SOS. Also, it should
not be consumed by children under 1 year old.
SOS is not recommended for those with sedentary lifestyles, unless they suffer from mild to moderate dehydration.
Is SOS approved for use by the FDA?
According to the FDA standards, SOS only uses Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS ) ingredients and therefore complies with
all regulations for food consumption and production.
Is SOS approved for use by WADA?
SOS is part of the Informed Sport program and as such our manufacturing process and ingredients have been analysed and
are frequently audited to ensure that SOS is safe for any athlete that gets tested by WADA as part of their sport.
What do I mix SOS with?
SOS should only be mixed with clean water.
Each sachet contains enough ingredients to be mixed with 16.9 fluid ounces (500ml) of water.
Always ensure that the product is well mixed and consumed within 24 hours of preparation.
How good is SOS for a hangover?
First things first: SOS does not condone drinking under 21 yrs of age and recommends responsible drinking. And please don’t
drink and drive.
One of the main reasons people feel terrible the morning after a night out is because they are dehydrated. Alcohol has a
diuretic effect because it inhibits the secretion of a hormone in the brain known as the antidiuretic hormone (ADH). This
substance acts on the kidney to reabsorb water. When ADH levels drop, the kidneys produce more urine, which dehydrates
you. In fact, for every 1 gram of alcohol consumed, urine excretion increases by 10 millilitres.
After an evening of alcohol consumption, we recommend drinking one SOS just before going to bed and one SOS next morning.
This is lifestyle survival according to SOS!
Where can I buy SOS?
SOS is available online. Simply click the shopping cart icon on the top right of the screen.
Also, the WHERE page will let you search your vicinity for our local rehydration stations. Can’t find SOS in your local store?
Help us spread the word by sending an email so we can reach out to your vendors.
What is the difference between SOS and sports drinks?
SOS is different from typical sports drinks because it is a low osmolarity solution that contains 50% more electrolytes and 75% less
carbohydrates than sports drinks.
Due to its high sugar content, Sports Drinks have a high osmolarity. This will lead to bloating and even diarrhea. High osmolarity in
the gut will pull water from the blood vessels into the gut instead of absorbing it; this is known as osmotic diarrhea.
What’s the difference between SOS and energy drinks?
The main ingredients of energy drinks are high amounts of sugar and caffeine. As their name says, they are made to give an
artificial energy boost; they are not meant to rehydrate you.
Caffeine is known to be a diuretic because it blocks the Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) in the brain, thus increasing the urine
production. After that initial energy boost you will feel tired and you will definitively be dehydrated. Some of the main dehydration
symptoms are tiredness, headaches, constipation, and light-headedness.
SOS is all-natural and gives you a fast and healthy boost of water. Proper hydration is key for good performance and
Can SOS be compared with IV drips?
Yes, SOS can be compared to an IV drip for treating mild to moderate dehydration. After more that 50 years of research, Oral
Rehydration Solutions have proven to be as fast and effective as an IV drip, but safer and cheaper. With SOS, you can prevent
complications like infections, avoid the painful IV procedure, and save a lot of money.
Severe dehydration should be treated with an IV drip by professional medical staff.
Can diabetics use SOS?
Diabetic people with active lifestyles can drink SOS to prevent and treat mild to moderate dehydration.
SOS contains two types of sugars: sucrose and dextrose.
Sucrose is a medium glycemic index sugar. It is a disaccharide (formed by two molecules of sugar). Once it arrives to the small
intestines, sucrose splits into one molecule of glucose and one molecule of fructose. After drinking SOS, you will get a small glucose
peak, which provides energy and water absorption enhancement.
Dextrose is a complex sugar, which means that it takes longer to metabolize. Because of this, it won’t give you a glucose peak.
Dextrose ensures a stable glucose level. No glucose peak = no insulin peak.
How do I know if I am dehydrated?
Dehydration can cause headaches, irritability, weakness, dizziness, concentration impairment, tiredness, dry mouth, and more.
Any of these symptoms may indicate that you are dehydrated.
A couple of tips to monitor your hydration status:
Thirst: When we start sensing thirst, we are already 2% dehydrated. Be aware that our thirst sense decreases with aging. Luckily,
there are better ways of assessing dehydration!
Urine volume and colour: Yes, as simple as that. Nobody knows your body better than you. You have noticed that after a long run
or a big night out your urine volume is lower and the colour is dark-orange-that means that you are dehydrated. If you urinate light
and clear urine in a correct volume, your body is hydrated. If you see a darker-orange colour, you are dehydrated.
Is too much sodium bad for you?
Yes, even though sodium is essential for osmolarity balance and is involved in many physiologic processes, in excess it can be
Our body has mechanisms to keep a stable sodium-water balance. When we sweat, we lose water with a large sodium
concentration. This is why it’s important to replenish the losses. However, too much sodium can cause swelling, and other complications.
SOS provides the correct amount of sodium to replenish what you are losing.
Is too much water bad for you?
Too much water can be bad for you, as it will dilute the sodium from your blood, decreasing the body’s osmolarity. Because
water always follows salt, the water will move inside the cells to where the higher sodium concentration is. This concept is
known as ‘water intoxication.’
SOS is proper hydration: water+sodium+glucose. Fast rehydration, osmotic balance, energy source.
Why is hydration so important?
Hydration is necessary for survival. Water is the most important element in humans, as a full 60% of our body is water.
This vital liquid is involved in every metabolic process of our body. We can only live one week without it.
Losing just 2% of your body weight through dehydration can affect athletic performance by more than 20%. That’s the
difference between a good day and a bad one! Using SOS can help you keep performing at your peak.
What causes me to get dehydrated during the day?
Everyday, even when we don’t sense it, we are losing water through evaporation, breathing, and urine excretion.
More than just hot weather dehydrates us:
Air conditioned environments
Consumption of coffee, tea, energy drinks, and alcohol